Outline of St Lucia - with the three major snorkelling photography spots shown in yellow
There are other places but those shown are apparently the 'big' three.
Windjammer Landing resort in Labrelotte Bay (North of main town of Castries - asterisk) even dive
centre said snorkelling was pointless there. So, lent weights and taken by boat to a small cove
just North but ... a few rocks, poor visibility
and few fish. Very disappointing for all.
Hired a car, drove North to Pigeon Point from the Windjammer resort, but strong winds, white horses etc.
so, didn't get in.
Then drove to the much lauded Anse Chastanet but the dive centre manager
refused to rent weight belts. Apparently they aren't necessary!!!
'Short' drive to Anse Chastanet takes nearly two hours (from Labrelotte Bay) on mountainous
road but breathe taking scenery - including rain forest.
The snorkel there is covered below, but after the dive my wife was accosted while taking a photo.
We drove to Anse La Raye but it looked far to 'local'.
After being accosted, surly beach security guards, two disdainful unhelpful dive centre managers, we
started to take notice of the two-finger signs
being directed at us as tourists in an old hire car.
We were frankly too scared to take a risk for
somewhere (Anse La Raye)
that is probably no better than Anse Chastanet.
- Windjammer Resort- Labrelotte Bay
Built in and on a steeply sided bay - views are special.
3 restaurants - food is OK and 2 bars - local Piton lager is good to my taste.
Beach is fine and generally a good, albeit not
in-expensive, place to stay.
A snorkeling area is buoyed off to the left of the beach.
Do not venture outside the buoys. The game for some speed boat drivers is to see how close they can
pass the buoys at full speed. It is unnerving to be snorkelling and down just a
few feet away.
Apparently is another snorkel spot at the right end.
In many places there were few fish. To the right is a nice exception.