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Sugar Beach - A Viceroy Resort

South Coast, St Lucia

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, St Lucia (formerly The Jalousie Plantation) is a luxury hotel, set in lush rainforest on the site of a former sugar mill. With dramatic views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea, the resort is ideal for families and couples.

At a Glance

  • One of our favorite hotels in the Caribbean for couples and families alike.

  • Stunning location nestled between the magnificent Pitons

  • Elegant plantation styling, four-poster beds, luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, personalized butler service and every modern amenity for a pampering stay

  • Each suite has its own private plunge pool

  • Due to the hillside location a shuttle service operates on a 24 hour basis to the beach, restaurants and spa

  • Beautiful white sand beach

  • The hip Cane Bar features a black and white party night each Thursday with complimentary rum punch, wine and beer and serves sushi on a daily basis.

Beach, Couples, Diving, Family

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Sugar Beach has fantastic snorkeling available right off the beach with plenty of fish and coral to see.

Anna Bleasdale

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Try the King Fish in the Beach bar for lunch!

Elizabeth Bray

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New Kids Club - the manager Canice Woodly is great fun and all kids love him.

Elizabeth Bray

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Pilates / Yoga with Canice is really great! Amazing sunset pavilion, offering incredible views of Pitons and ocean

Scott Dunn team

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Try the Sunset Cruise – you get to see Pilot Whales.

Scott Dunn team

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Try the Sunny Day Cocktail

Elizabeth Bray

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Try to Renowned Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chilli Sauce – The Shrimps are huge, you feel like you are eating Crayfish or lobster!

Elizabeth Bray

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When enjoying a treatment in the fabulous Rainforest Spa, ask your therapist to turn off the music and let the sounds of the stream and the birds sooth you.

Katie May

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The hotel provides a shuttle service for guests to get around resort, either in their air conditioned cars, or one of their three tuk tuks, the Pink Panther, the Green Hornet and Superman!

Katie May

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For rooms with Butler service, you get a his and hers mobile phone from which you can contact your butler. Pink for the ladies, and Black for the men!

Katie May

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If you love snorkeling you should try SNUBA which allows you to stay underwater longer but without needing the tank as it's above water. A great introduction for children to the under water world!

Gemma Dobson

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Feeling the need for some exercise, take yourself along to the Beach Boot Camp which they offer every Monday.

Scott Dunn team

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The artwork pieces at the hotel are truly impressive and such an eclectic collection, they will arrange for a tour for you so that you don't miss any of it.

Scott Dunn team

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Teens aged 12 to 17 can learn how to sail on a complimentary 5 day course . The 3.5 meter long Laser Pico that the teens can learn to sail is a very light, durable, and fun learning boat. At the end of the course the young sailors will be awarded a certificate!

Gemma Dobson

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Try the Old Havana cocktail in the Cane Bar, a wonderful blend of spiced rum and fizz

Victoria Douglas

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Sugar Beach - A Viceroy Resort

Description

Sugar Beach (formerly The Jalousie Plantation) enjoys a spectacular position nestled on a hillside between the two famous pitons, surrounded by 325 acres of lush tropical gardens brimming with mango, coconut and papaya trees.

This stylish resort has a selection of beautifully decorated rooms, suites and villas, offering spectacular mountain or ocean views. Each of the newly refurbished villas and suites has a private plunge pool and the suites also feature a separate living room, making them perfect for families. 18th Century charm combines with modern chic to provide a luxurious style and rooms feature four poster beds with Egyptian cotton linen, Victorian-style claw foot baths and walk-in showers. The resort is largely set on the hillside but has eight stunning new beachfront bungalows with direct access on to the beautiful white sandy beach.

Guests can enjoy a comprehensive range of facilities at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. Two restaurants serve an eclectic menu of Caribbean influenced food and there are several bars to choose from for a chilling beer by the pool, or a cocktail before dinner. For days not spent on the white sandy beach, there is the beautiful infinity edge swimming pool, Rainforest Spa and fitness center, diving center with PADI instruction and SNUBA, snorkeling, tennis courts and hiking trails. Sugar Beach is ideal for families with older children who can enjoy the educational and adventurous activities of the children's club that include glass bottom boat tours and visits to the volcano and Diamond Falls to name a few.

Accommodation

Sugar Beach is without question located in one of the most incredible and spectacular places in the world - the majestic valley of the Pitons. The luxurious villa accommodations are set within the tropical hillside with breathtaking views of the Pitons or the ocean. This resort is a fantastic choice for those seeking a secluded and spacious resort in a stunning location known for its natural beauty. The resort features a luxurious range of rooms, villas, cottages and beachfront bungalows with views of the mountains or ocean. The only rooms with direct beach access are the luxury beach front bungalows. All the accommodation comes with a sumptuous four poster bed, private garden and plunge pool, and a personalized butler service.

Luxury Sugar Mills

The spacious Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms are located close to the heart of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort with expansive views of the resort's tropical gardens and palm lawn. Each room has a private walled garden and plunge pool and boasts the same plantation elegant styling associated with the resort’s luxury villa category. The 11 Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms are within easy reach of the resort's Great House, the swimming pool and the white sands of Anse des Pitons. The majority have lovely views of Gros Piton across the waters of the Sugar Mill lily pond and the ruins of an 18th century sugar mill. The Superior Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms have the added benefit of a private roof terrace.

Superior Luxury Sugar Mills

The spacious Superior Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms are located close to the heart of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort with expansive views of the resort's tropical gardens and palm lawn. Each room has a private walled garden and plunge pool and boasts the same plantation elegant styling associated with the resort’s luxury villa category. The four Superior Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms are within easy reach of the resort's Great House, the swimming pool and the white sands of Anse des Pitons. The majority have lovely views of Gros Piton across the waters of the Sugar Mill lily pond and the ruins of an 18th century sugar mill. The Superior Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms have the added benefit of a private roof terrace. Private roof terrace

Luxury Cottage

Tucked amid the lush vegetation and fruit trees these accommodations offer enclaves of privacy, tranquility and stunning views. The spacious bedroom speaks to the resort’s plantation history with high beamed ceilings and romantic voile draped four poster bed. A small sitting area provides further space to relax indoors, while outside a private terrace and plunge pool are an added bonus for those who like to bask in the warm Caribbean sunshine. Luxury Cottages have breathtaking views of the dramatic Pitons, or views of the sparkling waters of Anse des Pitons below.

Luxury Villa

Luxurious yet unpretentious, the Luxury Villas at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort feature gracious plantation styling with an emphasis on seclusion, comfort, relaxation and ultimate escape. Quintessentially Caribbean in style, the Luxury Villas perfectly embody the beauty and tranquility of their surroundings. Take in the incredible Piton mountain views or expansive vistas across the waters of Anse des Pitons as you stretch out on your private patio or refresh in your private, oversized plunge pool. The spacious, breezy bedrooms invite respite from the Caribbean sun with their crisp, white palette. Elegant hardwood floors and custom-made furnishings, including a dreamlike four-poster bed, romantic voile draping, sensually soft sofas, and a tropical sanctuary feel, re-emphasize the indulgent St Lucia villa ambience.

Superior Luxury Villa

Traditional Caribbean “gingerbread” trim and pale pastel shades add character and elegance to the Superior Luxury Villas at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. The spacious bedroom, featuring a cloud-like four-poster bed, opens to an adjoining living area finished with white coral ceramic floors and pampering custom-made furnishings. French windows or, in some cases, a whole wall of louvre panelled doors, open out onto a large terrace with a sundeck, an oversized private plunge pool and romantic dining area. Stylish and luxurious, your Superior Luxury Villa in St Lucia provides laid-back indoor/outdoor living for those wishing to soak up the sun and the magical ambience of the Val des Pitons.

Grand Luxury Villa

Incomparable luxury and supreme privacy combine in the beautiful Grand Luxury Villas at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. Featuring abundant space to accommodate families with young children or couples and honeymooners seeking ultimate seclusion, our magnificently appointed one bedroom Grand Luxury Villas in St Lucia offer an unforgettable setting for once-in-a-lifetime vacation experiences.

Designed as an inspired take on classic plantation style, the Grand Luxury Villas feature contemporary Caribbean décor with hardwood floors throughout.

Large air-conditioned living rooms includes a sofa bed, flat screen TV and lavish furnishings to ensure the utmost in comfort. Some rooms incorporate a second half bath with a shower, hand basin, and WC. French windows in living rooms open out onto spacious, open-air furnished verandahs with private sundecks and large plunge pools.

Luxury Beach Front Bungalows

Set directly on the white sands of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort's Luxury Beachfront Bungalows offer the ultimate beach vacation experience literally steps from the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. The Luxury Beachfront Bungalows—two of which have the option of a two bedroom configuration—feature contemporary décor, hard wood floors, high beamed ceilings, state of the art fixtures and fittings, lavish furnishings and custom made furniture in white. The exteriors are designed to blend into the beach environment with thatched roofs and white washed adobe walls. Each Luxury Beachfront Bungalow at Sugar Beach boasts a private thatched shade area facing the sea complete with two sun lounges, table and chairs, and a large private courtyard with outdoor Jacuzzi. Guests in these luxurious beachfront accommodations have the option of leaving their courtyard privacy blind raised to enjoy uninterrupted views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea, or lowering their blind and shutting out the world.

Childcare

Sugar Beach a Viceroy Resort provides fun facilities and activities for children. "Generation V", the resort's children's club sees itself as a “learning center” for 4 to 12 year olds, is open daily from 9am to 5pm and is free of charge. It offers an extensive program of activities that vary daily, such as sandcastle building, dance classes, miniature golf and shell collecting. Off site activities include a glass bottom boat tour and a visit to the volcano.

Babysitting services are available at an additional charge and an advance reservation is required. There is also an additional charge for a taxi service to transfer the babysitter to and from the resort.

Due to the hillside location of the hotel, we will discuss with you whether this is a suitable vacation for you when traveling with toddlers and babies.

Children must be potty trained to use the club even with a parent or babysitter,

For Teenagers there is a space available with many games and a cooler vibe for this crowd.

Facilities

Staying at this St Lucia resort is truly an indulgent experience. With delicious waterfront dining, a world-class pampering Rainforest Spa, full PADI dive facility and chic bars and lounges ensuring the quintessential St Lucia resort vacation experience. And all close to the isle’s top tourist attractions. Families are well-catered for with the range of accommodation on offer and the complimentary children's club. The concierge can give guests information and advice on excursions around the island, as well as book trips, and there is a car rental desk for guests who'd like to explore the island by themselves. And to really enjoy a total break from it all, each accommodation has a personalized butler service.

Restaurants and bars

The Great Room evokes Old World colonial charm while serving up Caribbean-influenced delicacies in candlelit, air-conditioned surroundings. Beautifully presented personalized tasting menus are also available nightly and reflect the cultural influences of Sugar Beach’s expert culinary team. The freshest of local ingredients are used and a well-conceived wine list ensures an ideal accompaniment for every course. The Great Room is open nightly (except Friday and Sunday) from 6.30pm to 10.30pm and smart dress is required.

Bayside Restaurant - set on the white powder sands of one of the island’s most beautiful beaches, Bayside Restaurant offers relaxed a la carte dining and Caribbean delicacies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just feet away from the crystal waters of Anse des Pitons and the main swimming pool, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast featuring plenty of local favorites. For lunch, order gourmet pizzas baked in the wood-fired oven, specialty sandwiches, or the grilled catch of the day. At dinner, guests can sit back and enjoy live entertainment, and a beach barbecue is held every Friday. Breakfast is from 7am to 10.30am, lunch from 12.30pm to 3pm and dinner from 6pm to 10pm. Smart attire is required.

Bars - there are four bars in the resort, offering a range of food and drink, from light snacks to cocktails, from afternoon tea to freshly squeezed juices. Try the Cane Bar which features a professional “rummelier” to aid in the selection of the expertly chosen native and international rums plus a range of decadent dishes to perfectly accompany your chosen libation. Cane Bar is open from 6pm to 1am.

Escape the heat with The Late Night Bar's air-conditioned lounge and open-air terrace which offers St Lucia cocktails under the stars – and in the shadow of the Petit Piton. Open from 6pm, guests must be 18 years or over.

The Palm Court Lounge serves up sophisticated nightlife in St Lucia, with a range of cocktails, beer, wines and a variety of savories and teas. Featuring swinging day beds, it is an elegant alfreso area. Guests can choose from a light menu and have their food delivered to their sun lounger.

Rainforest Spa

Set amongst the lush foliage and soaring mountain vistas of Val des Pitons, the Rainforest Spa is the perfect place for guests wishing to unwind and switch off. There are seven traditionally built tree house treatment rooms, a wetroom with manicure and pedicure facilities, a relaxation pavilion, and an earthen Amerindian steam dome—known as a temascal—which reconnects the spa to the island’s earliest settlers. Harnessing the nourishing properties of nearby volcanic springs and fertile cocoa plantations, the Rainforest Spa offers a range of signature treatments which include bamboo massages, hot rock therapies, facials, body wraps, Indian head massage, salt scrubs, polishes, and Ayurvedic and holistic treatments - in addition to indulgent organic treatments from South African spa line Environ, Academie France, and St Lucia’s own Green Papaya.

Activities

Guests are spoiled for choice at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. There is a host of complimentary activities on offer, including sailing, windsurfing, gym, tennis, hiking, walking track, paddle table tennis and snorkeling. Activities at an additional charge include scuba diving, excursions, fishing, horse riding and golf.

Excursions

There are a number of excursions that guests can take part in, organized by the resort. Why not climb the Gros Piton in Soufriere, or visit the Anse La Reye fish market where fisherman land their catch and put it straight onto a grill for dinner. You can also hike through the rainforest, swim in waterfalls or visit some of the historic forts on the island.

Scuba diving

St Lucia is a haven for divers and both novices and experts can take to the turquoise depths for a chance to experience some of the best dive sites in the world. The PADI Dive Centre at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is just feet away from the crystal waters of Anse des Pitons and the protected underwater park and National Marine Reserve that stretch along the base of the Petit Piton to the north and the Gros Piton to the south. There is an abundance and diversity of marine life and easy reef dives to challenging drift dives and drop-offs. Dive Sugar Beach offers divers the chance to explore the underwater menagerie in a range of different dive packages. There are 11 exciting dives, including “Superman’s Flight”, a well-known drift dive around the base of Petit Piton.

Marine Park fees are not included and are charged at a rate of US$7 per day, or at the annual rate of US$20.

Watersports

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort offer a wide range of non-d water sports, including sea kayaking, snorkeling, Hobie Cat sailing and windsurfing. The resort can also arrange night fishing in the crystal waters of the National Marine Reserve.

SNUBA

Snuba is a form of surface-supplied diving in which an underwater breathing system, developed by Snuba International, is used. The word Snuba is a portmanteau of "snorkel" and "scuba". The swimmer uses swim fins, a diving mask, weights, and diving regulator as in scuba diving. The air, however, instead of coming from tanks strapped to the diver's back, comes through a long hose from tanks on pontoon rafts on the surface. Snuba often serves as a form of introductory diving, in the presence of a professional, insured guide, and following a half-hour lesson.

Location & Directions

South Coast, St Lucia

Set within over 100 acres of lush rainforest on the site of an 18th Century sugar plantation, the grounds sweep down to the stunning Sugar Beach and the Caribbean Sea. Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is situated within a National Marine Park in the south of the island.

When to go

Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.

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