Anse Cochon Beach
Anse Cochon Beach
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  • Elliediana2205
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach but decent car recommended
    Having had some slightly hairy experiences in our hire care during our stay on the island (not 4-wheel drive, poor transmission, pretty bald tyres…you get the picture!) I was pretty apprehensive about the road down to this beach, having read other reviews. However, it was nowhere near as bad as I’d anticipated - the staff at the hotel were really helpful in directing us on where to park etc. The beach itself is exactly how I envisaged a Caribbean beach - palm trees, anchored boats, some beach vendors and beautiful blue sea. As part of the entry fee (10 USD per person) we were allowed to use sunbeds, and the fee was then redeemable in the hotel restaurant (one of the yummiest meals we had on our trip, with a pretty spectacular view). The ‘party boats’ didn’t cause too much noise but slightly detracted from the view. The only other thing to note is there were quite a lot of bugs/mozzies, so remember your bug spray! Overall, we had a really lovely few hours here and would definitely recommend a visit
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 18, 2023
  • SCMDJKWhite
    Atlanta, Georgia400 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach! Great snorkeling!!
    We had a lovely day at this beach! $10 per person. Ti Kaye will credit this amount to your drinks or food. There our beach chairs/lounges on the beach. The food and drinks were fabulous! And the restaurant overlooks the beach/water. The snorkeling is really good here! We went out twice when the tour boats were gone. There is plenty of shade. We stayed until the sun set!!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 27, 2024
  • psudino
    Weehawken, New Jersey4,390 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Time of day matters
    Anse Cochon Beach in the early morning and late afternoon to sunset is a tropical paradise. Calm waters, beautiful views, serenity at it's finest. As a resort guest the chairs and hospitality were top notch. Unfortunately, during the day the beach is a top destination for cruise ship passengers who arrive by the hundreds on massive catamarans. The beach is known for snorkeling and beauty so it makes sense. On the plus side the cruise ship passengers are not invading the resort area, but it does take away the tranquility that I wrote about in the first paragraph. Thankfully the Ti Kaye pool does a great job of being the tranquil spot during the day so you can beach in the morning and evening and pool during the day.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2024
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Bolton, UK621 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We were looking forward to our snorkelling stop here on a catamaran excursion (the bay is part of the National Marine Reserve and is known for its reefs). This small curved beach sits at the foot of a forested hillside. There is a beach bar (I think it might belong to the Ti Kaye's Resort located in the hills above). The water is calm, clear and warm, but the beach is quite shingly in parts. We weren’t overly impressed with the snorkelling either. The bay has the potential to be a tranquil, secluded paradise, but not when there are multiple catamarans! We were glad we visited and would be happy to recommend as a catamaran stop but, for us, it did not quite live up to the hype.
Written January 14, 2020
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Lorraine B
St. Albans, UK406 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
A small but pretty cove bordered by shade giving palm trees.
Beautiful and tranquil early in the morning and after 5 pm but often ruined during the day by up to 4 catamarans arriving with up to 60 people on each who come here to swim, snorkel and walk the beach.
The boats sound their horns long and loud on arrival and departure plus often a lot of screaming.
Just as one leaves often another is arriving.
How many come on any given day is dependent on how many and how big the cruise liners are that dock in Castries.
Not as quiet and ideal as it’s often portrayed.
Written January 25, 2023
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traveldoc65
Cockermouth, UK2,457 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Stopped here for a very short snorkel stop while on a boat trip.Due to Covid we weren't allowed on the beach which didn't bother us as we were keen to get in the water .My husband and I are keen snorkellers and have been all over the world. The water was calm and clear but there really wasn't very much to see.If this is the best snorkelling on offer in St Lucia would choose another island if snorkelling is a main activity for your holiday
Written February 6, 2021
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Anse Cochon Beach in the early morning and late afternoon to sunset is a tropical paradise. Calm waters, beautiful views, serenity at it's finest. As a resort guest the chairs and hospitality were top notch.

Unfortunately, during the day the beach is a top destination for cruise ship passengers who arrive by the hundreds on massive catamarans. The beach is known for snorkeling and beauty so it makes sense.

On the plus side the cruise ship passengers are not invading the resort area, but it does take away the tranquility that I wrote about in the first paragraph.

Thankfully the Ti Kaye pool does a great job of being the tranquil spot during the day so you can beach in the morning and evening and pool during the day.
Written May 24, 2024
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InnaTs
Needham, MA33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We visited this beautiful beach today and love it very much. We were greeted by security guard and he offered free beach chairs. Lady from restaurant asked us if we wanted anything.
Beach was beautiful, snorkelling was great. Lunch at restaurant was very good too.
Written December 22, 2021
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SCMDJKWhite
Atlanta, GA400 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a lovely day at this beach!

$10 per person.
Ti Kaye will credit this amount to your drinks or food.

There our beach chairs/lounges on the beach.

The food and drinks were fabulous!
And the restaurant overlooks the beach/water.

The snorkeling is really good here! We went out twice when the tour boats were gone.

There is plenty of shade.

We stayed until the sun set!!
Written January 27, 2024
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MommyTess
Marco Island, FL346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We got off of our cruise ship in St. Lucia, planning to get a cab to what was considered one of the island's lovelier beaches. However, after spending about 20 minutes in the port, we returned to the ship. The taxi drivers were trying to charge us $100 one way for taxi rides to those beaches. We rarely book cruise on shore excursions, but returned to the ship and looked at the options for St. Lucia. We booked a catamaran cruise through our cruise ship, and the cost was well below the $200 round trip taxi fare. The catamaran took us on a trip along the coast where you will find The Pitons. On the way to the Pitons, we stopped to swim at Anse Cochon Beach. I was told that St. Lucia is not really known for snorkeling, but we were pleasantly surprised at the snorkeling we found in the waters of this beach. When we arrived, in the late morning, the beach was empty, with a few chairs placed there by the local resort in that area. There is a club there with restrooms available, although nobody went there that I'm aware of. The water was a bit deep here fairly close to shore. It is very clear and the snorkeling quality along the rocky edges was excellent. I saw a huge variety of fish and interesting other specimens. There were starfish, sea urchins, corals, and very bright fish. The location is in a sheltered cove, surrounded by mountains or large hills and big rocks. It is a very beautiful setting. The only negative I can share about this beach was that these Rastafarians in little canoes or rowboats came right up to the catamaran, trying to sell us stuff. One of them was calling me "American! American!" so I just pretended I didn't understand him and kept swimming. They are quite pushy, but if you show them absolutely no interest, they will give up. If you show the least bit of interest in what they are trying to sell, they will hound you.
Written July 26, 2014
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Douglas A
Zurich, Switzerland344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We came by car, which means going down a very steep and poor quality road, up to the Ti Kaye Resort entrance. I was glad we had an all-wheel-drive. At the resort gate they informed us we would have to go to reception to buy a day pass for $10 USD per adult. This is a bit of a scam since the beach itself is public. You can tell it's public from the large number of public tour boats pulling up and disgorging their passengers into the waters of the bay. So you're essentially paying to drive your car on some of the resorts roads to access the beach. The locals seem to get around this by parking about 100m up the road from the gate and somehow walking into the beach, but we couldn't see how unless the gate keepers turn a blind eye.

But the entrance price is taken off any food/drink you purchase. There is a decent cafe on the left side of the beach, which was cool when we were there because the surf was up a little and the waves were crashing up over the cafe decking. You couldn't sit right on the water otherwise you would get soaked. Taking off the $20 USD we paid for entrance meant about 1/3rd of our lunch bill was taken off (including drinks, and after sales tax and mandatory service tax). I believe the day pass to the resort also includes deck chair use, but we didn't try that.

But the main event at Anse Cochon is the snorkeling. Absolutely stunning! Like swimming in a tropical aquarium. I quickly lost count of the species of fish we saw, including eels and baby cuttlefish. The coral and rock formations are also fascinating. And it felt mostly safe and sheltered. After 12pm the wind and the swell did pick up, reducing visibility substantially.

On the beach a number of locals hang out waiting for the tourist boats, to sell them shells and coconuts, and help with the mooring. They largely left us in peace after a few hello's and where-are-you-from's.
Written October 4, 2018
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HauntJauntsGrl
Nashville, Tennessee, United States1,345 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
This is probably a pretty, peaceful beach if you could just hang out and not be accosted by peddlers in kayaks selling coconuts and fruit and little carvings and such. This was one of the snorkel stops on our catamaran snorkel excursion to the Pitons on our cruise. I wasn't expecting to have hawkers paddle out and pester me to buy things...with whatever money they thought I had stashed in my swimsuit??? I was so distracted trying to avoid them I didn't see much else while snorkeling. I finally got so fed up I got back on the boat. Talk about an atmosphere killer....
Written March 5, 2015
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DJP1979
Cadillac, MI190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
We snorkeled twice at Anse Cochon, both times while taking water taxi trips along the shore. Coming in on a small boat we weren't overwhelmed by locals trying to sell stuff (we did see larger excursions come in, and yes they were mobbed on arrival). We parked ourselves on the beach (which was nothing real special) and weren't bothered, and we felt safe leaving our stuff while we snorkeled. We came for the snorkeling and it was excellent -- we've snorkeled dozens of spots in the Caribbean and this was one of the nicer spots, not so much for corals but the marine life was great. We didn't try the shops or other amenities; looking at a map, the beach is best accessed from the water, not by car or taxi. If you're focused on very good snorkeling it's a great spot (especially if you can avoid larger tours).
Written October 20, 2014
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