Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef

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.
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flamingice
Maidstone, UK1,083 contributions
We didn't stay at Anse Chastanet, but we did come for a swim and some snorkelling on our boat tour. The volcanic beach is absolutely beautiful and the water is clear and calm. We saw a lot of fish and enjoyed our visit.
Written 19 July 2022
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Travelwife
11 contributions
This beach is at the Jade Mountain Resort. We did not stay at the resort, but we wanted to snorkel, so we went to the guard station. They let us park for free & we had to sign in, then they showed us how to walk down to the beach. When you reach the beach, go to the left & there is a roped off area with a dock. That is where you want to snorkel. We saw a beautiful Elk-horn coral, beautiful orange corals along the rocks & yellow barrel sponges. It was not crowded. There was a restaurant, but we did not eat there.
Written 11 July 2022
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WeWantAnotherHoliday
Stevenage, UK617 contributions
Couples
We were staying at Jade Mountain and the short walk down to the beach was good. The weather on our visit wasn't the best so the beach was very quiet. Swimming was safe and we thoroughly enjoyed our day.
Written 5 May 2022
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travelford
Marietta, GA243 contributions
My favorite of the beaches in the Soulfries area. Went by water taxi which was pricey but loved the chance to be on the water. The beach it at the base of a VERY plush resort. As a solo traveler I rented a chair and hung out reading. For lunch I ate at the resort's beach cafe. They preferential to their guest but I was polite and cheerful and they treated me perfectly! The food was well done for the price. The beaches are nice but not for long walks. The water is clear and refreshing. There is great snorkling at this beach but you must bring your own equipment. All in all a nice day at the beach!
Written 3 March 2022
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Sally and Tom
Letchworth, UK119 contributions
Couples
We stayed at the anse chastanet resort. The beach is really beautiful. We loved swimming out into the sea and getting the view of the Pitons beyond. The snorkelling is fantastic- we saw green turtles and hawksbill turtles. That was a highlight of our holiday. When staying at the resort all of the beach beds, towels and snorkelling gear is included. But we think you can still visit the beach and pay for anything you want to use. We were told all beaches in Saint Lucia are public. The beach bar does yummy but expensive food.
Written 5 December 2021
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usakomodo
Charlotte, VT127 contributions
Couples
This was our 2nd visit to this resort. It is situated on a steep hillside, lush with Palm trees and tropical flowers. Our first visit we stayed up the mountain, the 2nd time on the beach. There are stairs either up or down, or down and then up! Spoiler: there is a shuttle service which is usually quite prompt when you've had enough of the stairs. For those who enjoy walking, there's a nice path leading away from the main beach which will take you back in the jungle.

The St. Lucian people are genuinely friendly. Remember, tourism is their primary source of income and the pandemic shut the island down for some time in 2020.
Recovery has been slow for them.

Our beach room had no view whereas the room up the hillside was totally open (no AC there but AC in enclosed beach room). Wifi worked well. The enclosed beach room had an open porch with coffee set-up and small refrigerator, stocked daily with large bottles of water (tap water is fine). Closet space adequate and removable hangars from the rod. Safe was in our closet.

There is a breakfast restaurant where you may also have dinner. Nestled in the trees just a few steps down is the small and romantic Treehouse restaurant, available for a la carte dining. Seating was open when we were there; it is a small space so either be there early or go later. Waitress service was timely and food nicely prepared. We also enjoyed the Indian restaurant, Aspara, on the beach. Sit furthest from the bar you can as the entertainment is over amplified. We ate lunch on the beach with waiters coming to us and bringing our order; that worked quite well, although the menu never changes and that gets a bit tiresome after a week.

Pandemic rules: masks always, even outdoors. Your temperature will be taken before entering a restaurant (all are open air); there is liberal use of hand sanitizer, so take along a quality hand cream to counter the alcohol in the sanitizer from roughing up your hands. We felt totally safe and enjoyed our stay!
Written 30 November 2021
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Adventure199801
San Antonio, TX14 contributions
Couples
Great stop to snorkle. You don't need to stay at the resort there or have a tour guide. Parking is free. Bring your own snorkel gear if you can (this is our plan for future trips); but you can rent snorkel gear if they have enough available from snorkel shop right on beach. Rental was $50 US cash deposit and $17 US for 1 hr of snorkeling per person. Lockers to secure your keys, passports, etc are $7. Short, easy walk from parking lot to beach. Easy snorkeling place with reefs and tons of marine life. Could easily spend hours snorkeling with all the marine life here. Saw tons of different types of fish, eels, squid families, etc.
Written 7 August 2021
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reeceyb
Chichester, UK1,283 contributions
Good spot to pull up and snorkel relax swim and generally chill. its a lovely spot and well worth the stop
Written 30 December 2020
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gc2414
Miami, FL20 contributions
Beautiful resort, great staff and lots to do. We were there for 9 days.It was an outstanding vacation after our months of voluntary covid restrictions. Cab drivers and Anse Chastenet staff were very diligent about observing the required covid restrictions and making us feel safe. Dining was all in open outdoor restaurant space. Food options were varied and very good Diving was varied and interesting. Natasha at the dive center made all our diving trips effortless. DIve masters were great. Carmen was incredibly informed about marine life. She showed my wife her first seahorse. We also enjoyed the sailing, jungle biking and the nightly tree frog serenades. Nice secluded beaches and beutiful view from our room. Charming experience. We will return
Written 5 December 2020
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Mr Emanuel Alexander
St. Lucia8 contributions
The black sand beach is one of the best beach when it comes to the positive energy one feels when relaxing cause the positive vibes comes from the Soufriere drive in volcano also the reef and its marine life is the best in St Lucia and by far the Caribbean
Written 23 April 2020
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