Located on the West coast of St,. Lucia, the name Anse La Raye translates to Bay of Rays, stemming from the rays that are found in the bay. The Rivière de l’Anse la Raye and the Petite Rivière de l’Anse la Raye are the two rivers that feed into the bay.
The main town takes the same name as the Quarter, and is home to mainly fishers and agricultural workers.
Canaries (or Kanawe in Creole), another small fishing village in the Anse La Raye Quarter, was only accessible by boat until the 1960’s. With scenic views from both Southern and Northern approaches, the village is a stop on the West Coast Road between Castries and Soufriere.
Anse La Raye Adventure – Visit the traditional fishing village of Anse La Raye, where you can explore the waterfront with its quaint wooden houses, colourful fishing boats and perhaps see bread making in a traditional bakery. Head inland to visit a beautiful waterfall set in enchanting tropical tranquility.
Anse la Raye Fish Fry –Also known as “Seafood Friday, experience village life at this weekly street festival located on Front Street, catering to both tourists and locals with steamed fish, seafood in season, music and drinks.
La Sikwi Sugar Mill – located on the Invergoil Estate, the sugar mill and gardens take you back into the past.
Anse la Raye Falls – inland from the village of Anse la Raye, the falls are a pretty cascade with four drops ending in a small pool.
Millet Bird Sanctuary – Located in the heartland of St. Lucia, the Millet Bird Sanctuary Trail is a haven for birdlife. Over 30 species of birds can be found there, including five endemic species: The St. Lucia Black Finch, St. Lucia Parrot, St. LuciaWarbler, St. Lucia Oriole and St. Lucia Pewee. It takes approximately one hour to complete the 1.75 miles walk which is moderate to strenuous, and perched at about 1000 feet above sea level. The trail provides a breathtaking view of the John Compton Dam, which is the largest in the Eastern Caribbean, at 2 kilometer long with an output capacity of 6.3 million gallons of water daily. Come and experience nature, relax and take away memories that will remain with you for a lifetime.
River Rock Falls – with a large pool at the base of the falls for swimming, River Rock Falls has an organized picnic area, changing facilities and a bar.
Lesleen M Shipwreck – an artificial reef in 60 feet of water near Anse Cochon created when the 165-foot freight was sunk by the Department of Fisheries in 1986.