Our main reason for coming to St. Lucia was to relax and snorkel. Our first snorkeling site was at Sugar Beach Resort.
We rented a car at the George Charles Airport because we wanted freedom to explore the island on our own. The drive down to Soufriere was very scenic. There are many view points along the way where you can stop and enjoy the ocean vistas. Our First meal was at the hummingbird Beach Resort. They have a nice selection of dishes. We opted for the Piton Burger, which was good.
Our main reason for coming to St. Lucia was to relax and snorkel. Our first snorkeling site was at Sugar Beach Resort. The resort operates a voucher system which gives you access to the beach as well as food and drinks. The off season price for the voucher was $25.00 US PP. The snorkeling trip at Sugar Beach was Fantastic. We saw many different fish and coral species. We were amazed at the size of the sponges which were huge!! If you’re not into snorkeling, the views of Gros Piton will take your breath away. There are also free beach chairs to use at Sugar Beach.
Our next Snorkeling Adventure was at Anse Chastanet Beach Resort. At the resort you get free access to the beach. There is a designated area just for snorkeling. Anse Chastanet was the Best, there were a lot of large colorful fish following us.
The beach is also calm enough for just floating and enjoying the cool waters. We also visited Anse Mamin, which is approximately 10 minutes walk from Anse Chastanet. Our snorkeling experience was a little different here. The reef was covered with tall fern-like soft corals which we had never seen before.
On our last day, the rains came so we stayed at the apartment and just relaxed. In the evening, we decided to do a bit of fishing at the pier next to the Hummingbird Beach Resort. The staff will allow you access to the beach through their compound. Fishing was really exciting. The water is so clear you can see fish from the Surface. We also caught two small needle fish but the highlight was when some local kids caught a 2lb red snapper!!
All in all we had a wonderful, relaxing experience here at the apartment in St. Lucia.
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