Soufriere Marine Management Area

Soufriere Marine Management Area

Soufriere Marine Management Area
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A protected strip of reef with a remarkable diversity of coral formations. A spectacular dive.
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
While the Soufriere Marine Management Area was not spectacular. I have been to sulfur springs that were much larger and more gtand..but...we were on the island and this is one of the main tourist spots. It was still a lot of fun and an experience. I would say GO FOR It!
Written March 16, 2020
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laidbacknz
Auckland Central, New Zealand61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
We self drove down to Sugar Beach, parking at the guest car park and walking or if you are lucky, catching a golf cart down to the beach. We went on a whim and it turned out to be a highlight of our day in Soufriere.

There is a dive shop on the beach, from which you can hire snorkel gear or go the full hog and scuba dive, though I don't know what the prices are like as we had our own gear.

Only 2m from the beach the tropical fish abound, by 5m out there is purple, orange, red, green and yellow coral formations, amazingly colourful fish, puffer fish, sea snakes, and lots of other fish that I couldn't identify. It was totally unexpected to see so much, so close to the beach and my mother (who hasn't snorkeled in 20 years!!!) managed an hour in the water even without fins as it was easy to take a rest in the shallows then go back in again.

Highly recommended.

If you patronise the hotel (bar or restaurant) then the golf cart back to the car park is complementary.
Written January 26, 2015
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Greenman868
Port of Spain, Trinidad3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
We did the tour. My wife & daughter did the mud bath, they loved it very much. Our visit to st lucia went sour the night after we visited this spot.
Written September 29, 2017
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Carscott
Clemmons, NC220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
A lovely area for snorkeling that will take about 90-120 minutes max. There are several chairs for your use and a couple local vendors. The water taxi docks right at the snorkel area, and this is probably the best way to get there.
Realize that the road to the marine park is actually the road to Sugar Beach Resort. Do not try to walk here from Soufriere – the climb up and down is just too strenuous. Rent a water taxi from Soufriere and save yourself hours of headache. If you are driving it’s an easy drive on good roads. However, you must park in Sugar Beach visitor parking and walk the last 2/3 mile straight down hill. There is no way for you to drive all the way down to the marine park so be ready for a walk down. You can catch the Sugar Beach Hotel shuttle back up if you enjoy a drink in their beach side bar and present it to the shuttle driver. This will be about $10 but it’s worth it to get the ride back up to the top. Again, look into a water taxi from Soufriere as it takes about 10 minutes and won’t cost you much more than that $10 drink!
Written February 15, 2015
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NHStargazer12
New Hampshire63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
We walked down to Anse Chastanet to snorkel just about every day during our trip. The Marine Management area is beautiful and well managed. There is an area marked off for the coral reef on one side of the beach but you can go to the other end of the beach or to Anse Mamin as well for additional snorkeling.

We truly enjoyed the beauty of the marine life. We saw so many fish, large schools, vivid colors and even found a squid and watched it change colors as it tried to camouflage itself. Underwater life is amazing and being able to experience this in St Lucia, and capture it on video, was a highlight of our trip.

I would definitely recommend checking out the Marine Management area. Anse Chastanet has a first rate dive center so you could do a tour there or through one in Soufriere, or just go down to the beach and do it on your own.
Written April 29, 2015
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Teresa S
Denver, CO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Was definitely the best place to snorkel out of the 2 areas we went to. Quite a bit of different fish (many schools)- (not as many as Hawaii captain cooks bay) but that is hard to beat . No worries of boats , not too many people , calm waters. fun by all
Written February 3, 2015
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Marysvillian
Perth, Australia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Chester runs a small snorkelling and diving business from a beach hut on the northern side of town (just past the cemetery). He is well organised, has good equipment and a boat to take you out to a reef area for the dive/snorkel.

On the morning of our tour, Chester accompanied another tourist on a scuba dive while Tristan taught us to snorkel and then showed us the many varieties of fish to be seen there. He was patient and considerate, putting in a great deal of effort to make sure we saw and learned as much as possible during our 2 hour snorkel. The water was quite warm and perfectly clear.

On our return trip we took a close look at the bat cave which can only be seen from the water...an added little bonus!
Written January 1, 2015
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Lawton186361
Oxford, UK95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
Went as part as another trip. Was nice to experience. Went through the mud bath, covered myself in it and washed off back in the hot springs if you dare! Skin felt great afterwards. Went on a Sunday and wasn't too busy but heard the it's really busy on other days, especially when the cruise ships come in.
Written September 4, 2017
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Safarigreg
St. Kitts229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Excellent snorkeling area and it is on a great beach. We had fresh coconut water to drink and mangoes to eat from a vendor who was on the beach in a Canoe loaded with all sorts of tropical fruits. We also enjoyed the marine life and felt very safe all around. I would highly recommend the experience
Written May 16, 2015
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mbrunet
Claresholm, Canada173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took a Catamaran ride from the north down to this beautiful olace to do some snorklin. A very nice find indeed tons of colourful fish great aquatic reefs saw a coral sea snake.
Written February 20, 2015
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