Lovely beach but not quite as ‘deserted’ as other reviewers stated. This is part of Anse Chastanet resort, and you’re not allowed to use the beach chairs even if you pay money for them- hotel policy. I thought this was kind of odd, since you can rent chairs at Anse Chastanet's main beach just down the road. But we still had a great time. Ordered a sangria and beer from the bar which were good. There is shade on the right and left side if you don’t have beach umbrellas.
The snorkeling was fantastic. On the right, next to the tall rock outcrop, we saw snake eels, flying gurnards, rockfish, sponges, and garden eels towards the middle of the beach. To the left, closer to where the dirt pathway is, it was like swimming in an aquarium. There were large schools of fish along with grouper, flounder, shrimp, and lobster. Overall it was a great beach trip, though I wish we could have rented beach chairs because eventually the sand flies start nipping at you.
A couple of the locals actually got in an argument on the beach (all beaches are public so locals can come and go and do whatever they want); the fight was over a bag of conch shells one of them had. I was a little disheartened that they’re even allowed to hunt conch here still as most of this area is designated a marine park. One of them was also eyeing up our stuff on the beach while we were out snorkeling and it made me a little worried.
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