Anse Chastanet

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Anse Chastanet Beach is a lovely spot. It's in possession of that smooth, soft sand that begs to be squished between your toes. There are great umbrellas all along the beach for shade. The water is warm and inviting, with a smooth ocean floor.

Located toward the center of the island of Saint Lucia, 1.4 miles west-northwest of downtown Soufriere, Anse Chastanet is on the South West edge of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may really like a visit to Anse Chastanet. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's also not completely secluded.

How to Access The Beach

Anse Chastanet is flanked by the Jade Mountain Resort which makes public access here difficult, but not impossible. You can get a water taxi to drop you at this beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse Chastanet features gigantic lush palm trees, which provide cool shady spots for beachgoers to escape the scorching afternoon sun. Rolling green hills add to an interesting contrast to the pale gray sand here.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. Every region in the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and St. Lucia is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to enjoy delicious local specialties is right on the water. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, umbrellas are offered at this beach for visitors hoping for relief from the sultry island sun. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. Anse Chastanet is one of the hidden beaches of St. Lucia.

However, make sure you see that even though you will be able to find (BLANK) conveniences available at Anse Chastanet, it is located within a major tourist area. Because of this, if you feel that these amenities influence your decision, it'll be a smart reason to get there earlier in the day well before the crowds fill up or try a beach elsewhere. If you come later, you might be unable to use all those comforts that Anse Chastanet offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Set on St. Lucia's South West coast; it's located near attractions like Soufriere Marine Management Area, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Le Pavillion Royal Museum (found 11 miles away) offer a fun learning experience and help visitors understand St. Lucia's interesting past.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Chastanet
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Soufriere Marine Management Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.3 mi. S Saint Lucia
Morne Coubaril Estate Zip Line Site 1.9 mi. SE Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Zip Lining Zip Line Site 1.9 mi. SE Saint Lucia
Sulphur Springs Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.7 mi. SE Saint Lucia
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation Plantation 3.9 mi. SSE Saint Lucia
Pitons Management Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.1 mi. S Saint Lucia
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 9.7 mi. NE Saint Lucia
Alcina Nolley Art Gallery 10.1 mi. NNE Saint Lucia
Eudovic's Art Studio Art Gallery 10.7 mi. NNE Saint Lucia
Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf Golf Course 11.0 mi. NNE Saint Lucia
Government House Historical Site 11.1 mi. NNE Saint Lucia
Le Pavillion Royal Museum Museum 11.1 mi. NNE Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Anse Chastanet is near Soufrière, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Soufrière, a city which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Anse Chastanet, Soufrière is just up the road, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it typically isn't that tough to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For those hoping to book a place that's near the beach, the table that follows shows the accommodations closest to Anse Chastanet.

Accommodations near Anse Chastanet
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Anse Chastanet Resort 0.1 mi. ESE Resort
Jade Mountain Resort 0.1 mi. E Resort
Still Beach House 1.1 mi. ESE Guest house
Hummingbird Beach Resort 1.1 mi. ESE Resort
The Downtown Hotel 1.4 mi. ESE Hotel
Chez Camille 1.5 mi. ESE Guest house
La Haut Plantation 1.6 mi. E B & B
Crystals -- -- Hotel
Stonefield Estate Villa Resort 1.8 mi. SE Resort
Leisure Inn 2.7 mi. SE Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Treehouse Restaurant. This restaurant serves Caribbean food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Anse Chastanet
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Treehouse Restaurant (758) 459-7000 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.1 mi. ESE
Trou Au Diable (758) 459-7000 Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. ESE
Jade Mountain Club (758) 459-4000 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.1 mi. E
The Still (758) 459-7224 Creole Informal 1.1 mi. ESE
The Hummingbird Restaurant (758) 459-7232 Creole Fine Dining 1.1 mi. ESE
Charlo's Restaurant & Bar & Auto Supply (758) 459-7252 Bar and grill Very Casual 1.2 mi. ESE
Captain Hooks Hideaway (758) 459-7365 -- -- 1.2 mi. ESE
Camilla's Restaurant & Bar (758) 459-5379 Caribbean, Creole, Indian -- 1.4 mi. ESE
Steve's Place (758) 459-5048 -- -- -- --
The Bamboo Resaurant (758) 459-7171 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Water Front De Belle View -- Creole Very Casual 1.4 mi. SE
The Beacon (758) 584-8208 Caribbean Informal -- --

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Saint Lucia, of course, so if Anse Chastanet doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Couchon, located four and a half miles to the north-northeast. The picture-perfect shores of the exotic Anse Couchon beach provide the perfect escape for a romantic getaway.

St. Lucia has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Anse Chastanet is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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