From Soufriere, we tried to drive to Anse Chastenet, as we had heard that this was the location of some of the best off-shore snorkeling in St Lucia. However, it was not meant to be. The road started out pretty rough, and the non-existent shocks on our car were taking a heavy beating. What stopped us, however, was when we hit an incline that was steep enough that even flooring it, we weren’t able to drive up the hill. We finally killed the air conditioning and were able to inch our way to the top. Shortly after we u-turned back to the main road.
We would not recommend trying this drive unless you have a real car, maybe a 4×4 – and perhaps one not rented from St Lucia National Car Rental. If you do go, leave us a comment and let us know what we missed!