Anse Chastanet

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View from the waterside bar at Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia April 2007

Anse Chastanet is a beach north of the Caribbean island town of Soufrière, Saint Lucia. Sheltered on the lee side of the Pitons mountains, the Anse Chastanet Marine reserve is known for excellent scuba diving and snorkeling.[1] Beach facilities are managed by the private Anse Chastanet Resort, but public access is permitted. A dive center is also located near the beach.[2] Anse Chastanet is adjacent to the black sand Anse Mamin.

Anse Chastanet resort is located on a rugged 4WD road, 29km north of Hewanorra International Airport and 3km north of Soufrière. The original hotel was built in the 1960s, but was later purchased and redesigned by Nick Troubetzkoy.[3] Travel guides rate it as a premiere resort and, in 2000, the A&E television channel listed it among their world's "top ten romantic getaways."[4]


  1. ^ Cummings, Stuart (December 1996). "Anse Chastanet Reef". Sport Diver 4 (6): 91. 
  2. ^ Sullivan, Lynn (2008). Domina & St. Lucia Alive!. Hunter Travel Guides. Hunter Publishing. p. 208. ISBN 1-58843-262-9. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Lynn (2007). Adventure Guide St. Lucia 2007. Hunter Travel Guides. Hunter Publishing. p. 223. 
  4. ^ Cooper, Paulette (2002). The Most Romantic Resorts for Destination Weddings, Marriage Renewals & Honeymoons. S.P.I. Books. p. 34. ISBN 1-56171-914-5. 

Coordinates: 13°51′54″N 61°04′40″W / 13.8649°N 61.0778°W / 13.8649; -61.0778