A tropical paradise full of adventure, beauty and romance, Saint Lucia is a popular place for couples and honeymooners. When you and your beau want some alone time, head to one of these secluded, lesser-known beaches for the ultimate romantic afternoon.
Anse La Voutte
Anse La Voutte (shown above) is a wide expanse of beach on the east coast of St Lucia. With it’s secluded and wild setting – with a large expanse of undeveloped property in the area – it’s perfect for those who want some privacy. The entrance to the beach is very difficult to find on your own, and a 4×4 is needed to get there due to the road conditions. Most people go there for their first time as part of a group with a local that knows the way well. You can ask your hotel to help you arrange this.
Grande Anse St Lucia
One of the most secluded beaches on the island, Grande Anse St Lucia is located in the northeast. It’s known for its excellent turtle watching and romantic atmosphere. To get there, you’ll either enter through the village of Desbarras or travel six miles north of Dennery by boat.
Located in Soufriere, this semi-secluded beach is home to some of the clearest water on the island. Moreover, it’s perfect if you want to experience swimming under the iconic Pitons. To get there, you can take a free shuttle which leaves three times per day from Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. Your other option is to walk downhill for 20 minutes from Stonefield Estate Resort.
Anse Cochon Beach
Accessible only by boat or via Ti Kaye’s mile-long road, this beach is excellent for swimming, diving and snorkeling. Moorings are free, and boaters and swimmers can enjoy refreshments at Ti Kaye’s beach bar. Don’t worry about equipment, as you can rent it from the dive shop on the beach. Interestingly, the basalt rocks you’ll see from the nearby volcano create a black sand, which mixes with Saint Lucia’s coral to give the beach an unusual silver-colored sand. To get there, you’ll travel to Anse Cochon – located between the villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries fishing village – to Ti Kaye Village Resort & Spa. From Ti Kaye, visitors can walk 166 steps down to the beach.
Anse l’Ivrogne, called “Sevoigne” in the local Kweyol language, offers sweeping views and is a hotspot for scuba diving, with trumpet fish, triggerfish, octopus, trunkfish and other marine fauna. It also gets its scuba reputation from its nickname, the “Black Hole,” penned due to a steep drop of over 2,000 feet. Adventurous locals also come here for snorkeling, horseback riding, checking out 18th century sugar plantation ruins and accessing the trailhead for Gros Piton hikes. The beach is lined with palm trees and is very picturesque. To get there, head to The Pitons Heritage Site, located at the Southwest foot of the Gros Piton. You’ll need to hike about 15 minutes from the road, however, it is worth it.
Cas en Bas Beach
This secluded beach is located at the tip of Cap Estate and is visited by people wanting to kite surf, wind surf and kayak. No worries about gear, as there is a school located right on the beach where you can rent your equipment. Because of its private atmosphere, it’s also a nice place to enjoy a romantic picnic. There’s also a restaurant on the beach if you want to enjoy some local delicacies. Located on the Atlantic side of the island, the entrance is opposite to the Gros Islet town intersection.
Disclosure: My trip to Saint Lucia was sponsored by the Saint Lucia Tourism Board. I was not required to post about this trip and was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.