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This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving sites on the island.
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Soufriere, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Far better experience than Sugar beach, however we did not snorkel at Sugar beach. If you are trying to go out for a day then make it here at Anse Chastanet. You have a lot of laying out space and plenty of room to snorkel....More

Thank elbc59
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This was on one of our snorkel stops on our catamaran tour. I saw a crab walking along the sea floor and lots or beautiful coral and fish.

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

What a great place to have a vacation. The food is truly gourmet. The view from our room was amazing. I would have like it more if we had a room with AC.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

This was an ok beach with snorkling far to the left. snorkling was alright but if you swim out to the end of the rocks watch out for the current.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed May 3, 2018

We saw many fish while snorkeling and a lot of coral. The best area was to the right of the main beach. The water was murky at times, but good snorkeling

Thank John M
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We visited Anse Chastenet as a day trip from Marigot Bay in a hired boat. Once there, two of our group took a scuba diving lesson and went for a dive. (The rest of us just relaxed and enjoyed the beach, which was quite nice.)...More

Thank Lawrentian
Reviewed April 14, 2018

This beach is supposed to be the best for snorkeling. It wasn't any better than Sugar Beach. The water is rougher here and there were less fish. Yet, the coral is just as covered in silt and dull. Overall, it's nice for a swim and...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed April 10, 2018

We stopped by to check out the black sand beach. It was pretty, but nothing too exciting. There are many boats in the area dropping off snorkelers and then just hung out in the water. So it seems a bit crowded. We chose not to...More

Thank alwaysreadyfortravel
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We got dropped off here as part of a boat tour. We were not anticipating not being able to walk a beach with boats continually dropping people off to snorkle, smelling exhaust continually. I umbrella and 2 chairs $33.00!!!!! We explained we will be staying...More

1  Thank gorjan25
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Best to have your own (4WD) transport to go there cause the access road is pretty bad (although every vehicle will be able to go). The beach itself seems to be owned by a resort but is accessable for everyone. The beach itself consists of...More

4  Thank bvdbilt
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It is about an hour and a half drive - not very far but slow because it is mountainous. The beach is at a very fancy resort and anyone can swim there and enjoy the fabulous accessible coral. You can take a boat there from... More
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