View along the secluded, palm-fringed beach of Anse Mamin, evening, Soufriere, Saint Lucia, West Indies, North America. Lying in the eastern Caribbean between Martinique and Saint Vincent, Saint Lucia is one of the Windward Islands, which themselves form part of the Lesser Antilles. The waters and reef off Anse Mamin constitute part of the Anse Chastanet Marine National Park, a paradise for divers and snorkelling enthusiasts.

Anse Mamin

St Lucia

Backed by lush rainforest, this dreamy secluded enclave of sand edges a gently curved cove that's about a 10-minute walk north of Anse Chastanet, or about 30 minutes from town. The resort also has sun loungers and a grill restaurant here but they are tastefully done and don't take away from the absolute tranquility.

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