L'Anse la Raye

Set in a quaint fishing village, this picturesque location features some of the best snorkeling opportunities found on St. Lucia. Enjoy the relaxing nature of L'Anse la Raye or explore the underwater world around the sandy shore.

Situated in the southwestern outskirts of Anse La Raye, this beach is on the West-Northwest coast of Saint Lucia. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

The surrounding area features cute shops, boat rental opportunities, and of course snorkeling opportunities. Set on the bay, there are two rivers which flow directly into this body of water. You will see many fishing boats on the shore, all the while gazing at the rolling hills not too far off in the distance.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find L'Anse la Raye on St. Lucia's West-Northwest coast; it will be near other attractions like Fort Charlotte, which is four miles away.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Le Pavillion Royal Museum (found a quick taxi trip away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of St. Lucia's history.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near L'Anse la Raye
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 4.2 NE Saint Lucia
Eudovic's Art Studio Art Gallery 5.0 NE Saint Lucia
Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf Golf Course 5.3 NNE Saint Lucia
La Toc Battery Historical Site 5.4 NNE Saint Lucia
Government House Historical Site 5.4 NE Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

This beach is in the Anse La Raye area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. L'Anse la Raye guests hoping to find other interesting places to see might consider making the trip to Anse La Raye, since it's not far away and is an active, busy area.


How many other people you encounter at L'Anse la Raye will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation area, it typically isn't all that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests looking to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the options closest to L'Anse la Raye.

Accommodations near L'Anse la Raye
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ti Kaye Resort & Spa 1.4 mi. SW Hotel
Marigot Bay Resort 2.1 mi. NE Resort
Marigot Beach Club 2.2 mi. NE Villa complex
JJ's Paradise Resort 2.3 mi. NE Hotel
Oasis Marigot Club and Villas 3.4 mi. NE Villa complex
Crystals 5.1 mi. S Cottages
Sandals Regency La Toc 5.2 mi. NNE Resort
Green Parrot Hotel 5.3 mi. NE Hotel
La Haut Plantation 5.4 mi. S B & B
Jade Mountain Resort 5.7 mi. SSW Resort


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Kai Manje. The restaurant offers both Creole and Fusion cuisines. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near L'Anse la Raye
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kai Manje (758) 456-8101 Creole, Fusion Fine Dining 1.4 mi. SW
Ti Manje (758) 456-8101 Creole, International Informal 1.4 mi. SW
Bayside Cafe (758) 458-5300 American Very Casual 2.1 mi. NE
The Grill at 14*61 (758) 458-5300 International Informal 2.1 mi. NE
Hurricane Hole Bar & Restaurant (758) 451-4357 Caribbean Informal 2.1 mi. NE
Julietta's Restaurant & Bar (758) 458-3224 Caribbean Very Casual 2.2 mi. NE
Rum Cave Restaurant (758) 458-5300 Caribbean Informal 2.2 mi. NE
Doolittle's (758) 451-4974 Caribbean Informal 2.2 mi. NE
Marigot Bay Yacht Club (758) 451-4974 Eclectic Informal 2.2 mi. NE
JJ's Mangrove Restaurant (758) 458-3259 Caribbean Informal 2.3 mi. NE
Delice Restaurant (758) 459-7008 Creole, French Informal 4.2 mi. S

Other Beaches

Saint Lucia has several beautiful beaches, so if L'Anse la Raye doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also want to visit Anse Couchon, which is located one and a quarter miles away. The picture-perfect shores of the exotic Anse Couchon beach provide the perfect escape for a romantic getaway.

You may find that L'Anse la Raye is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, St. Lucia offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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