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Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

St. Lucia
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Ranked #8 of 109 attractions in St. Lucia
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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McFarland, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

beautiful area. wish we had stayed there. gorgeous view. close to lots of interesting side trips. easy trip to waterfalls, mud baths, which were very refreshing. then there is a rum distillery - though they don't offer a tour or any information regarding the process of creating the rum. there is a long narrow table with more different flavors of... More

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

too many boats around the swimmers. you had to wade through the boats and it was dangerous. especially with children.

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Minnesota
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Not very good snorkeling just off the beach. Maybe if you take a boat out past the buoy there is better.

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Aransas Pass, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My wife and I spent a week snorkeling in St. Lucia in mid-March. We like to start from a beach and snorkel with our own gear for a couple hours, way more than the typical tourist. All the good snorkeling we found was near Soufriere. Water was moderately warm with good visibility. Best and clearest was Anse Chastanet (2 miles... More

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Pitt Meadows, BC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Those of you who are planning to drive.... it's not as ugly as what you've been reading. The preferred vehicle is a 4x4 (we rented a Kia)... albeit we saw sedans going through as well. The somewhat small challenge is going up the 30% incline (after the hummingbird sign)... after that... it's just small potholes and avoiding other oncoming vehicles.... More

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Savannah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I rented a hut and snorkeled! This was one of the most relaxing stays on a beach! It's so nice just to lie down and hear the waves crashing in the soft, silky, sand. At first, I was a little scared to go snorkeling, but once I got into the nice, cool, water, I swam out. The fish were so... More

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Cincinnati
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Once we found it, we had a great time. Food at the restaurant was expensive but very good ($60 for two ham sandwiches and 2 drinks). The snorkeling in the marine reserve was beautiful with lots of colorful fish to see. Afterwards we laid on a hammock and enjoyed the beach. Very very beautiful here.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This beach is reached by a very steep and rutted road. It can be done, however, with a slow moving rental car. If you are coming out of Soufriere be aware that a local may try to stop you and offer to guide you up the road. It is not really necessary, just head towards the Hummingbird Restaurant and continue... More

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upwell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

What a great hotel. First class service from excellent staff. The food was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. It was a long time since we had been to st lucia but we will definitely be going back. Antigua and Barbados could learn a thing or two!

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Eagle, Idaho
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I went there for the day, as our cruise ship stopped for the day. They picked us up right near the pier. We had a lovely boat ride along the coast up to their beach. Their facilities were not fancy, but very adequate. Lockers were available for leaving your gear. The scuba gear worked great. Our scuba guide, David, was... More

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