Latitude 13 56 N / Longitude 61 02 W Anse La Raye A quaint fishing village packed with 100 year old homes located on the scenic west coast. An afternoon visit to this tiny twin fishing villages may offer a study into one of St Lucia s oldest traditions dug-out fishing canoe building. Anse la Raye is set in amongst the dramatic valleys of the west coast featuring quaint colourful wooden houses lining the streets. Opposite the main pier is the town square surrounded by several ornate colonial buildings. Each the villagers of Anse La Raye celebrate their traditions around fishing by holding their own fair; every Friday night it s Fish fry. The twin villages are separated by only a few miles through the mountains with Canaries to the south. A block south of the main square is the church and a fairly ornate rectory. The wall in front of the rectory boasts an interesting mural that depicts local values.
Anse la Raye Attractions
Anse La Raye Fish Fry The quaint fishing village of Anse la Raye comes alive every Friday with spicy aromas of well seasoned kingfish lobster lambi and red snapper. The catch of the day Locals and visitors alike rub shoulders along the street enjoying the sumptuous food cold piton beer and inviting live music.
Lesleen M Shipwreck The Lesleen M a 165-foot freighter was sunk by the Department of Fisheries in 1986. The wreck provides an artificial reef and lies upright in 60 feet of water near Anse Cochon on the west coast near Marigot Bay. Divers can tour the ship in its entirety.
River Rock Waterfall At the base of River Rock Falls lies a large pool with ample swimming room. A wonderful spot with an organized picnic area changing facilities and a bar selling ice cold Piton beers. To find River Rock Falls look for a signpost on the left hand side of the road when approaching the village.