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Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

St. Lucia
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Ranked #9 of 111 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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Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Anse Chastenet by car. The beach is at the Anse Chastenet and Jade Mountain resort but the hotel staff were really welcoming and asked if we would like lunch or a drink which we did. They helped point out which was the best place to snorkel and spent time talking to us, always making us feel welcome unlike... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Snorkeling here is beautiful, and immediately off of the beach. Watch that you don't stay in too long, you might get more sun than you realize on your back as you watch the fish! Barracudas and sea urchins, so just watch yourself.

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Oistins, Barbados
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

As a native of Barbados, an island which undoubtably has the most beautiful beaches in the entire Caribbean region I always admire great beaches and Anse Chastenay is really a gem. Lovely warm water, great water sports and friendly Lucians who ensure that you are comfortable and spoilt. Having lived and worked in St Lucia it is always a pleasure... More

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West Jefferson, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Anse Chastanet Beach was our favorite beach we visited on St. Lucia Island. You can rent beach chairs with huts (around $40 US). Or you can stretch out your towel and soak up the sun. There were some trees for those who don't want much sun. The snorkeling is great with clear, calm, comfortable water. Dive boats also leave from... More

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Orlando, Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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350 attraction reviews
327 helpful votes 327 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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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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26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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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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