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Address: Soufriere, St. Lucia
Activities: Scuba diving, Swimming, Snorkeling
Description: This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving sites on...
This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving sites on the island.
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Snorkeling was BEAUTIFUL!

After the biking tour with the Jungle Reef Adventures, we went back to Anse Chastanet hotel for snorkeling. We had gone on two other snorkeling places and this one beat both of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We arrived via that road you've been reading so much about. It really is fine. Just take your time, beep around corners and yield to oncoming traffic. The guards at the gate were very friendly and they were not aggressive about the chair rentals or bar. The beach was nice volcanic sand, not too crowded and relatively quiet the day... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I had read so many great reviews of Anse Chastenet beach that I was excited to go. When we got there (it's a surprisingly steep drive there! Wow!) the hotel was really strictly enforcing that hammocks, chairs, all facilities were for hotel guests only. That left a bad taste in my mouth. We didn't buy drinks as a result. Also,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This day trip was very disappointing. I was in a small group and hoped to see the resort and it's offerings. Was not offered a tour or even a look into the shop which was locked. The art gallery which I took upon myself to go up into, was dusty and obviously not in recent use. Was not able to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

After the biking tour with the Jungle Reef Adventures, we went back to Anse Chastanet hotel for snorkeling. We had gone on two other snorkeling places and this one beat both of them! I loved that we saw unique fishes and beautiful bright ocean fishes. They were amazing to watch. Be forewarned, there are so many sea urchins. They do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a full service beach complete with restaurant, bar ($16US banana coladas), bathrooms, scuba center, rentals, and chair/umbrella rental ($55US total on left side of the beach for nice chairs and under the hut, complete with chair towel; or $11 per chair/umbrella for the cheaper kind, or on the right side of the beach it's $150US for all-inclusive for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I'm not normally a beach-goer, but had a few hours to kill before my transfer to the airport from my resort in Soufriere and they laid on a free shuttle to the beach, so I thought why not. And I was glad I came. Although the area available to non-hotel guests is small, I spent a lovely three hours here.... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Best shore dive ever. And a great lunch between the dives. The resort extremely nice - not to mention Jade Mountain resort sister property. Scuba St Lucia was a top notch dive shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

All I can say is it was a world class beach and a pretty darn good shore dive on the reef and also excellent for snorkeling. The services for diving were excellent. I did not stay at the resort, way out of my budget, but it also appeared world class. You won't be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Don’t let people put you off the drive to this beach. Yes it is bumpy, yes it is only one car wide, yes it is step in places but it is completely fine to drive. It takes about 15 mins and we managed it without a 4 by 4 with no problems at all. The views from the road are... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After climbing Petit Piton, my son and I stopped by Anse Chastanet Beach to grab a drink and enjoy a cool-down snorkel. The open air bar was great for a quick drink. Afterwards, we dropped our belongings on the beach and headed out for a snorkel. Given the security entering into the resort compound, we had little concern leaving our... More 

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