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

The road from Soufriere to Anse Chastanet is absolutely terrible and deliberately so I am told, in order to keep to keep the Riff Raff out .... Anse Chastanet beach is used by the high end visitors of the best (and most expensive) hotel in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank sjdevconex
Reviewed 1 week ago

All of the beaches on St. Lucia are "public". AKA all of the nice ones you read about are guarded by a terrible access road leading up to a resort that basically 1) controls the road/parking leading up to the beach (some resorts charge you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aprilsh0wers14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this beach as part of a dive and snorkel trip. In terms of diving, there were two wrecks to see, alongside a brilliant reef with fish and lobsters! Some other divers on our boat saw a turtle on one wreck as well. In terms...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GReyMaiden
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our holiday in St Lucia we hired a 4x4 Suzuki Jimmy and found it to be a worth while choice when we visited Anse Chastanet Beach today. The road is challenging if you are not expecting it but upon the return we found ourselves...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GaryVaughan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying just up the road so came to check it out. The area allowed for non-guests of the hotel is small and they charge $33 for two beach lounge chairs and an umbrella. That’s par for the area. The water is warm and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JZbytheBeach
Reviewed 29 November 2018

We used our own rental vehicle and planned various day trips and excursions while visiting St. Lucia. Another great place to stop and relax!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RuthBOttawa_Canada
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

5 stars for the beach itself. 1 star for having to pay $20 for a small beer, a coconut and a can of Coke. What a shame. But the beach is stunning - just bring your own supplies

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Writefully
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The Marine Reserve (roped off on the southern extreme) is a demonstration of why early efforts matter. I've been diving this every 1-2 years for over a dozen years, and the fish life in the reserve and surrounding areas keeps getting better and more diverse....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ScubaTraveler99
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Anse Chastanet is famous for its snorkeling. Particularly the north side. You can't use the hotel beach facilities though. You can ignore the signs that push non-hotel guests to the south side of the beach, or follow them and swim north. The shops are high-end...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 16 September 2018

So, as day visitors, we went to Anse Chastanet beach, and stopped first for lunch. The food was great, and the service friendly - we were really happy and contented, we would recommend the ceviche which had perfectly balanced flavours. So far so good -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Calvin W
28 August 2018|
Response from Wander574573 |
Walking down, about 10-15 minutes. I don't advise walking back up though. Use their shuttle service.
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