For many, it is the Caribbean’s best-known and most romantic island. Tropical rain forest, endless banana farms, and other unique natural and historical features abound throughout the country’s picturesque southern and central areas. There are scores of wonderful inns that cater to families, couples, and explorers all along the west coast and in the far north. In this article, we will feature the absolute best beaches that St. Lucia has to offer.
ANSE CHASTANET, SAINT LUCIA
You may swim, snorkel, and dive directly from the shore at this palm-lined beach just north of Soufrière Bay, which is located on the island’s northwest coast. Guests at Anse Chastanet Resort have access to the resort’s diving store, restaurant, and bar.
SUGAR BEACH, SAINT LUCIA
Sit on the Jalousie pier and take in the stunning views of the Pitons as you relax. The landscape is appealing to both tourists and residents. The Anse Piton Marine Reserve is a great place to take your snorkeling gear.
REDUIT BEACH, SAINT LUCIA
Rodney Bay Village, in the north of Saint Lucia, is well known for its vast swath of golden beach. The seashore is mostly lined with three resorts, although the public may still access it. A highlight is the open-air inflatable playground of Splash Island Water Park at Bay Gardens Beach Resort.
ANSE COCHON, SAINT LUCIA
The Ti Kaye Resort’s mile-long access road to this dark-sand beach, which is part of the National Marine Reserve, is ideal for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. On the way to Soufrière, most catamaran cruises make a stop here.