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“it depends where you stop”

Soufriere Marine Management Area
Ranked #15 of 35 things to do in Soufriere
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Owner description: A protected strip of reef with a remarkable diversity of coral formations. A spectacular dive.
seattle
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327 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“it depends where you stop”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Soufriere is a nice town, the dock area is a small bay where local kids jump in the water for a tip when a boat tour arrives to switch the tourists to a van to go to the Sulphur Springs. The beach is nothing special. Next to it, on the pther side of the Piton huge rock, there is another small bay with the Brown Sugar Resort, Jalousie Beach where many boat tours stop for snorkeling or for swimming, but it is so crowded with boats that the water is murky and the air smells. The best stop is at the beach of Blue Jade Mountain resort, where they filmed the Bachelor. Here the water is clear jade color, clean, not crowded, the sand is white with black sparkles from the vulcano nearby.

Visited March 2013
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Milton, Canada
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“OK”
Reviewed 9 March 2013

This is the dock area of Soufriere...nothing great...and you will get bombarded with vendors trying to get you to use them for taxis (water and land)...and sell you necklaces, carvings etc.

Visited March 2013
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Lenoir, North Carolina
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Protected Reef”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

A big 'Thank You' to the people of Soufriere for protecting their marine life. This is one of the healthiest reefs we have seen in the Caribbean!! The coral and sponges are beautiful! The amount of life on the reefs is truly amazing!

Visited February 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Asne Chastenet beach and snorkelling -great”
Reviewed 25 January 2013 via mobile

We went snorkelling here every morning before breakfast and had the roped off area to the left of the beach to ourselves. Mid morning to mid after noon it becomes much more crowded. The snorkelling is better here than at Sugar Beach (Jalousie) but if you want to see coral you will be disappointed. The beach is sandy and the snorkelling area a protected roped off area so you do feel safe, however, boats do come into the beach where you enter the water so take care.
The downside of this beach is that it is out of Soufriere at the Asne Chastenet resort, up and down a very rough road where you really need a four wheel drive. It's a bit scared to drive too if you are not used to hilly and rough roads with drops. Alternatively you can get there by water taxi.
The fish species and reef are truly amazing and the water is very clear . Well worth a visit.
There is a restaurant at the beach, a dive school and water taxis. A ten minute walk to the right of the beach takes you to Anse Mamin, a lovely secluded beach along a track but a bit stonier. Also has a cafe but lunch only.

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New York, NY
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53 reviews
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“Interesting coral, variety of critters”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Visiblility was bad and water was rough. don't know if this is typical. Coral was gorgeous with some unusal specimens. Saw a moderate amount, but varied specimens, of fish. Turtle sighting was a treat.

Visited March 2012
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