I am staying in Rodney Bay at the moment and will be hiring a car for a few days. Would like to visit a couple of nice beaches that are not on the main tourist trail - within as hours drive ideally . Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
If you want to enjoy the highly scenic part of the island, I’d suggest taking a drive south and visiting the Soufriere area. Here yoy’ll find some very scenic beaches to enjoy with very calm waters for swimming and snorkeling. But keep in mind that the drive each way will be a good 1,5+ hours each way. Some of the beaches that you might want to consider enjoying include Anse Chastanet, Anse Mamin, Hummingbird Beach, Sugar Beach, etc. These beaches do get visited by tourists but they are typically not crowded, as compared to the tourist oriented beaches in the north.
Just got back last night and we loved Pidgeon Island!
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If you're going to be in Rodney Bay and don't want to drive more than one hour then consider:
La Toc (Which is now Sandals>)
East Winds was one of my favorite beaches when I lived on the island.
Cas En Bas in Gros Islet
Louvet on the Atlantic Coast is lovely but can be rough. Generally more of a surfers beach.
As the previous posters have stated, some of the island's most gorgeous beaches are in the southern part of the island in or around Soufriere.
Anse Cochon is a lovely beach with great snorkeling.
Here's the link to a map of Iyanola's beaches.
Happy Planning! ;~>
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St.Lucian has so many beautiful beaches. It really depends on what you are looking to do .
For snorkeling you can try Anse Piton and Anse Chastanet
For relaxation pigeon island , reduit beach
here is an article on a few beaches that might also peek your interest:
It was mission almost impossible getting to see Sugar Beach today. Even though I had a local driver. They are making it more and more difficult to get on this beach from the land. To be quite frank I didn't enjoy the experience being made to feel like a second class citizen because I was not staying at that resort. I shall be putting in a formal complaint.
Hi Sharron. Not good to hear. Did you use the voucher system wher you get your money back against food drinks if you prebook?
Bye even though I enjoyed my stay there as a guest I still encountered some attitude when going to breakfast and being asked if I was a resident guest!!!! I think there has been a change of GM and a new policy maybe.... it never used to be like that.Edited: 24 March 2018, 00:32
My private local driver told me it has become worse recently. 3 different staff asked if I was a guest and 1 told me I shouldn't sit on a bench while waiting for my ride back up. I felt very unwelcomed and uncomfortable.
St. Lucia's beaches are public, This was vitally important to the Lucians who drafted the island's constitution when it became independent. You should report this to the Tourist Board and to the Prime Minister Alan Chastanet's office. Because yes, the current PM's family owns Anse Chastanet!
A progressive, you can reach out to him directly on his Facebook Page.
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I loved my stay there when it was still Jalousie Plantation and Sir Colin Tennant was alive and striding about the resort. It has to be the new management company.
Sorry to hear that you didn't get to experience the pure pleasure being on Eden Beach as it was originally known should have been. ;(
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