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Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

Address: Soufriere, St. Lucia
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Ranked #64 of 197 Activities in St. Lucia
Type: Beaches, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Scuba diving, Swimming, Snorkeling
Owner description: This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving...
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Type: Beaches, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Scuba diving, Swimming, Snorkeling
Owner description: This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving sites on the island.
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Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Anse Chastanet Beach can be easily accessed by water taxi, or a challenging walk, from Soufriere. Access for non-resort guests is available with options of strolling on the beach, enjoying the landscape, enjoying food and beverages in the beach restaurant, or snorkelling. We spent half a day there finding the environment relaxing, the scenery hypnotizing and a variety of fish... More 

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Berwyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We began snorkeling and my daughter immediately spotted an octopus and then a turtle swam right up to us. And of course lots of color fish, some giant lobsters and beautiful plants.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Before this trip to St. Lucia, I always said "eh, I'm not a beach person". It's because I had never been to this beach. After taking a back road from Soufriere, you arrive at Anse Chastanet and walk down a small path to the beach. On one side are the chairs reserved for the resort guests. On the other side... More 

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Hope Valley, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

great place for a quiet relaxing day on the beach. We drove our rental car in - steep and narrow in places but we made it no problem in our sedan. Clear water and a safe place to bring our family - one of the best snorkeling beaches in St. Lucia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There is a great reef off of this beautiful beach. We went snorkeling with the company that operates off the beach and they led us to an amazing reef. One of the best I've seen.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The beach is described as black sand -- the water was a beautiful blue. We took a boat from Soufriere, snorkeled, had lunch and lounged on this beach for the day. It was out favorite beach. Food and drinks were pricey but just go with it!

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We went on our own and had the beach and reef to ourselves. The water was very clear with lots of fish. We did not have to swim far out at all to start seeing fish. The beach is part of a resort so you are able to sit on the beach but not on the chairs. We were told... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

beautiful water just a lot of rocks, waves can be overly friendly or calm....like us, it has its good days and its not so happy days

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Aurora, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Me and my wife spent 5 days at St Lucia in mid-November, happen to be a tail of a rainy season, so it rained occasionally for a short while. Our hotel was 20 min shuttle ride to the beach through a winding narrow road. The beach is adjacent to a resort, so folks who stay there get free huts with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

In the area there is great snorkeling, but just off Anse Chastanet beach the snorkeling is so-so. The snorkeling does get a little better as you swim out of the cove into the sea. Same with the beach. While it is pretty, I saw many more scenic beaches during my week on the island. This is home to SCUBA Saint... More 

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