BeachNuts Beach Guide for:

Anse Chastanet

Anse ChastanetAnse Chastanet is one of the most famous beaches on the island. Located at the foot of the mountains this palm-studded beach is a great beach for a picnic.

This is the best beach-entry dive site.

Visitors will be captivated by its natural beauty. Temperature is never an issue here, making it a year-round destination for beach lovers.

Sports lovers will enjoy excellent snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming.

Things To Do:

  • Visit the Rain Forest
  • Visit the Marine park
  • ake a tour of the Sulphur Springs, St. Lucia’s still bubbling volcano.
  • Dive Anse Chastanet Reef. Just 10 yards beyond the water's edge, the reefs remarkable ecosystem offered an amazing profusion of unusual tropical marine life, all in 20 to 140 feet of calm, clear water.
  • Hire a guide and climb the Petit Piton Mountain. (Not for the faint of heart!)
  • Explore the town of Soufriere, an authentic West Indian village. Don’t miss the early Saturday morning outdoor market.


  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Para-Sailing
  • Bodysurfing
  • Dive shop- underwater photography and snorkeling equipment are available
  • Scuba St. Lucia: At the south end of the beach is Anse Chastanet's unique SSI Platinum Pro/PADI Scuba Diving Facility.


Places to eat & Things To Do

Most of the leading hotels on this island are pretty pricey; one has to really search for the bargains. Prices are usually quoted in U.S. dollars. An 8% hotel tax and a 10% service charge are added to the bill.

Dining at Camilla's, in the Soufrière Area

Dasheene Restaurant & Bar, in the Soufrière Area

The Still, American Regional, in the Soufrière Area