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St. Lucia or Antigua?

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Assuming we, like Sally in Seattle who just posted, can manage the trip to the Caribbean from the West Coast, which of these islands offers the nicest "beach" experience?
The two resorts I'm considering are Anse Chastanet and Hermitage Bay.
We're only going for a week and want clear beautiful water.
I know the sand at AC is volcanic but the photos I've seen of the water are gorgeous, although all look rather dark. Perhaps this is because the mountains limit the amount of sunlight?
We're traveling at the beginning of December.
We've visited St. Barths, which we love, and other Caribbean islands, but not these.

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