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Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

St. Lucia
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Ranked #11 of 109 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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English first
1 review
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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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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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Took water taxi to beach, some tours in and out but snorkel area is an adequate size. I was impressed with underwater scene of the reef and wall to the mountain. Water was clear and highly enjoyed the fish life. Needle fish podding around us, good variety of life to watch. Liked the walk-out feature since one could take breathers.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a fantastic beach, non guest to the jade won't be allowed onto the main beach but the guest beach is brilliant with all the scuba, snorkelling right behind you...it's a 10 second walk to the jade restaurant which is also brilliant and serves a variety of dishes, we are vegetarian and it gave us choices...my father in law... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Yes, there is a bit of an out-current here, and yes there were some very sweet couples practicing their dive skills - or learning, but overall it was absolutely beautiful . Reef abundant with life, beware the urchins in the far wall . Staff kindly provided me a locker , facilities well maintained. Just go for it !

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Actually we did stay at the Anse Chastanet... and one of the reasons was to be at a lovely resort with right-off-the-beach snorkelling. If you are commenting that the snorkelling isn't good here, you are snorkelling in the wrong area. :) Which is actually fine because people damage underwater 'things'... But yes, the snorkelling is quite good right off the... More

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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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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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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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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