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Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

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This beach has a world-class scuba center. One of the best diving sites on the island.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Soufriere, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We enjoyed the Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef during our stay at the nearby resort, Jade Mountain. The beach is clean and quiet and the reef is in great shape. We went scuba diving with the dive shop on the beach, Scuba St. Lucia, and...More

Thank austinfamilyof4
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Beautiful beach, great snorkeling, can rent snorkeling equipment for $10/hour; there is a designated snorkeling area, there is a restaurant and restrooms Anse Mamin is next to it - also a beautiful beach, maybe even more beautiful than Anse Chastanet, but to get there you...More

Thank mariya_bor
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

If this is the "best snorkeling" on St. Lucia, look for a different island. Minimal coral, hence minimal fish. Species and amount of fish were typical of any low level experience. The advertisement of $20 USD daily for equipment rental was false. The undercarriage of...More

Thank Invaluable
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We visited Anse Chastanet from where we were staying in Soufriere. I will start by saying the road is very bumpy, narrow, and steep. When driving be sure to honk your horn going up the hill (there are signs) and take it slow around the...More

3  Thank Lainy1993
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Great beach. Black sand. Water is crystal clear to snorkel. Beach is very clean. Will definitely return before we leave.

Thank rbuskey106
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had hired a car for part of our holiday and researched on T.A. what to look at, the map shows a small road out from Soufriere, this was easy to find but steep and "interesting" (as are many of the smaller roads on the...More

3  Thank Roger L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We walked here from Soufriere (45-60 min) to do some snorkeling. It wasn't bad, although not great by any means. The beach was nice. It did get crowded at times, so try to work around the tours if you can.

Thank Ania Z
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Saw so many different types of fish at this location where you enter using a ladder off a dock. Beach chairs were reserved for resort guests so we just put towels down on the sand in some shade and even though it was crowded we...More

Thank traveling_smiles
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I rented a car in Vieux Fort and drove with my family to Anse Chastanet. Many locals had asked me, before the trip, if I was sure that I wanted to do this. Well, the road from Soufriere to Anse Chastanet looks like a cliff...More

1  Thank joeinazyes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

was a nice place to visit, but no wow factor, far better places to visit,Canaries town is poor but people are so friendly

Thank nick b
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Dana G
26 June 2017|
Response from nextportofcall | Reviewed this property |
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