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Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

St. Lucia
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Ranked #11 of 109 attractions in St. Lucia
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Type: Reefs, Beaches
Activities: Scuba diving, Swimming, Snorkeling
Description: This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving sites on the island.
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Orlando, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the resort, so we had plenty of access to the beaches. The dive sites are the snorkel sites, so everyone can enjoy. If you book a diving trip most anywhere, they will bring you here as one of the dives. Best bet is to stay at the hotel and snorkel/ dive from the shore all day long.... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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267 reviews 267 reviews
193 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were only here for an hour - the water was almost crystal clear - surrounded by lush vegetation - great snorkelling. Not so keen on the black sand beach as have been to so many truly beautiful paradise beaches on the island that are golden sand - but it was fine for a short time. There are restroom facilities... More

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152 reviews 152 reviews
76 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a lovely black sand beach with very great snorkeling. My DH and I had a wonderful afternoon! The snorkeling was lots of fun and so close.. The water was clear and beautiful. We ate fresh fish at the restaurant. It was grilled outside near the dining tables. While it was a bit pricey, it was definitely some of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Our stay was just what Anse Chastanet offers. ..relaxation .. especially for the birthday boy. Our son was disappointed initially with no pool nor television but that was equally changed when the very great"Ammo" took him sailing, etc. He was so tired after that Thanks for facilitating the tour of your other property. Last but not least the customer service... More

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Lehi, Utah
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

First time in St. Lucia. We came here on a water taxi tour from Castries. The little bay area is beautiful with palm trees all around, and mountains in the background. Water is crystal clear and warm. Lots of coral: fan, brain, and "tubes". Spiny urchins are very cool to see. I saw a flounder-type flat fish that blended right... More

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Windsor, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We did not stay at the Jade Mountain resort, we visited this beach from another hotel. We thought it would be interesting to visit this beach since it has black sand from the volcano. I was disappointed by the visit. Usually you can pay to rent chairs, but non-guests were not even allowed to rent them, or use the hammocks.... More

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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Took water taxi to beach, some tours in and out but snorkel area is an adequate size. I was impressed with underwater scene of the reef and wall to the mountain. Water was clear and highly enjoyed the fish life. Needle fish podding around us, good variety of life to watch. Liked the walk-out feature since one could take breathers.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a fantastic beach, non guest to the jade won't be allowed onto the main beach but the guest beach is brilliant with all the scuba, snorkelling right behind you...it's a 10 second walk to the jade restaurant which is also brilliant and serves a variety of dishes, we are vegetarian and it gave us choices...my father in law... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Yes, there is a bit of an out-current here, and yes there were some very sweet couples practicing their dive skills - or learning, but overall it was absolutely beautiful . Reef abundant with life, beware the urchins in the far wall . Staff kindly provided me a locker , facilities well maintained. Just go for it !

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Guelph, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Actually we did stay at the Anse Chastanet... and one of the reasons was to be at a lovely resort with right-off-the-beach snorkelling. If you are commenting that the snorkelling isn't good here, you are snorkelling in the wrong area. :) Which is actually fine because people damage underwater 'things'... But yes, the snorkelling is quite good right off the... More

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