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Anse Chastanet at Sunset picture in St. Lucia
Anse Chastanet picture in St. Lucia
Anse Chastanet at Sunset picture in St. Lucia
Anse Chastanet picture in St. Lucia

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Arguably the best beach on St. Lucia for snorkeling and diving, picturesque Anse Chastanet is a more peaceful alternative to the sands of Reduit Beach. If you're indecisive about lodging, you should consider the nearby resort of the same name. Recent guests appreciated its attentive staff and unspoiled views of the water. Even if you don't stay at the nearby resort, you can still use its on-site restaurant and dive shop, or visit its on-site bar. 

Visitors who ventured to Anse Chastanet for snorkeling said they were impressed by the clear water and were delighted by the abundance of sea life so close to the shore. However, some travelers were disappointed with the inflated food and drink prices and the conditions of the access road, which some described as difficult to navigate (though many arrived by boat via a snorkeling excursion).

You'll find this beach in Soufriere, on St. Lucia's southwest coast. Access to the beach is free. If you're not going with a tour operator, reaching the beach via water taxi or land taxi may be your best bet.

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  • 1.4 Miles Away
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#1 Pigeon Island National Landmark Pigeon Island can appeal to an eclectic mix of travelers. You could get a history lesson about the landmark's previous occupants (including a pirate with a wooden leg) or ... Read more » Westend61 / Getty

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#8 Castries Market The Castries Market has been the capital city's local food and flea market for the last century. Open every day except for Sunday, locals gather to sell homegrown produce ... Read more » Ian Gratton / Flickr

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