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Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

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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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Great Place to Snorkel!

My wife and I visited this area / beach during a tour we took on our honeymoon trip. There is a lot of unique / pretty sea life as well as a great bar to stop and relax to have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Darren R
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Houston, TX, United States

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited as this was one of the closest beaches to our hotel. The ride to the beach is exciting! The resort looks lovely, but even though it is a "public beach" it really doesn't feel like it! the first day we came we had high expectations based on what we had heard from our hotel, but as we were... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Hello everyone! I thought some people would like a teenagers point of view on this trip so here it is... The beach was gorgeous but there are a few not so good things about it. It is VERY VERY expensive. My family purchased two drinks and it cost 35 dollars! Also the burgers are 25 dollars EACH! Another not so... More 

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Houston, TX, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I visited this area / beach during a tour we took on our honeymoon trip. There is a lot of unique / pretty sea life as well as a great bar to stop and relax to have a drink when you're done snorkeling. Would recommend to all couples that want to get away from the "tourist activities"... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Drove up the precarious and dangerous road to arrive at the entrance to the resort where I was greeted warmly and directed to the beach (despite identifying myself as not a resort client). The snorkel area is buoyed off and protected. After entering the water and putting on my fins, I attached my mask and did what is normally a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very nice snorkeling area. It's the beach on the resort, but you don't have to stay there to snorkel. We parked outside the resort and walked right up to the beach. We had our own snorkel gear, but you can rent theirs, as well. Saw a lot of marine life and coral. Snorkel to the left when looking out at... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

But don't let that put you off. The hotel is a great place to stay and they are not exclusive to the point of excluding tourists who can brave the drive, if they rent a car, or the taxis and rare bus. It's a walk I wouldn't recommend unless you're in pretty good shape. The beach is to die for.... More 

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The beach was decent, although pricey to rent the beach chairs from the resort, but hey.. we were on vacation and I wanted a palapa beach chair, so.... The black sand is hot, be forewarned, and requires Bo Derek running until you get into the water. The snorkeling is really, really great. The best I've had since Molokini. It's like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Beach is ok, nothing great about it. You dont get any views of the pitons as it hidden behind the hill on the left. Black sand is neet to see and water is clear as all the water in St Lucia anyways... I fyou are not a Hotel guest, they go out of their way to make you feel unwelcome...... More 

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Address: Soufriere, St. Lucia
Location: Caribbean  >  St. Lucia

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