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.

Positioned just outside the heart of the island of Saint Lucia, 1.4 miles west-northwest of downtown Soufriere, Anse Chastanet is on the South West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Visitors will find that, while Anse Chastanet is certainly not secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. This makes it an excellent choice for vacationers who want to visit a somewhat lively beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Vacationers will find plenty of places on St. Lucia serving up delicious local cuisine, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Many vacationers like having lunch very close-by. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You may also have the option to purchase food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Luckily, beach umbrellas are available for visitors looking for relief from the sultry island sun. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to do some underwater exploration. Anse Chastanet is one of the hidden beaches of St. Lucia.

Anse Chastanet including its offering of comforts are of course found well within an area that sees many visitors. Taking that into consideration, if you're sure that these amenities are an important factor, it is a good motivator to visit earlier in the day well before the crowds or perhaps going to a beach away from the major areas. If you arrive later, you could possibly lose the chance to completely enjoy the amenities which Anse Chastanet offers.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Anse Chastanet on St. Lucia's South West coast. It's located near Soufriere Marine Management Area, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

Historical attractions like Fort Charlotte provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Anse Chastanet, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about St. Lucia's past, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shore will be found a relatively brief cab ride away from this site of historical significance.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 very close to Soufrière, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The nearby town of Soufrière is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Anse Chastanet, Soufrière isn't far off, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it typically isn't a great challenge to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you are looking to get a place that's near the water, the table below 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
The 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
Crystals 1.6 mi. E Cottages
La Haut Plantation 1.6 mi. E B & B
Stonefield Estate Villa Resort 1.8 mi. SE Resort
Leisure Inn 2.7 mi. SE Hotel

Food

If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Treehouse Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Anse Chastanet on Saint Lucia.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse Couchon, which is located four and a half miles away. The picture-perfect shores of the exotic Anse Couchon beach provide the perfect escape for a romantic getaway.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Anse Chastanet or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on St. Lucia even more memorable.

 

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