Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
At a Glance
Step away from the ordinary as you walk along powder soft sands. Nestled between the sweeping peaks of St Lucia’s exquisite Pitons, get lost in 100 acres of pristine rainforest.
Relish in the sanctuary of Sugar Beach where white tones plunge you into tranquillity, and the stunning views are best admired from the privacy of your own plunge pool perhaps with a fresh cocktail in hand.
Feel your breath catch as you first glimpse the views that peak through the verdant rainforest, the vistas from Gros Piton are a worthy reward on this stunning hike.
Embrace the flavours of the Caribbean as the Cane Bar’s “rummelier” hand selects local tipples to accompany delectable freshly caught sashimi.
Secreted away under the lush canopy, escape into another world at the Rainforest Spa - where the natural healing of volcanic springs blend with expert therapists for a journey into serenity.
Best time to Visit
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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.
To start planning your holiday to Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Dramatic views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea create a striking contrast from the 100 acres of lush rainforest which surround Sugar Beach Resort. The spectacular location and array of activities on offer make it the ideal resort for couples and families.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, enjoys a spectacular position nestled on a hillside between the two famous Piton mountains, surrounded by over 100 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 villas, cottages and beach bungalows has a private plunge pool and the superior luxury cottages 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. Four restaurants serve an eclectic menu of Caribbean influenced food and there are several bars to choose from for a 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 centre, diving centre with PADI instruction and SNUBA, snorkelling, 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 complimentary glass bottom boat tours and visits to the volcano and Diamond Falls.
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 and residences with views of the mountains or ocean. The only rooms with direct beach access are the luxury beach front bungalows and the new beachfront residence collection. All room types come with a sumptuous four poster bed, private garden and plunge pool and a personalised butler service.
|Luxury Sugar Mill Room||
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.
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.
|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.
|Four Bedroom Beachfront Collection Residence||
The new Beachfront Residence Collection offers refined four bedroom homes right on the sands of Glenconner Beach, the second of Sugar Beach's two beaches. The residences are designed to merge indoor and outdoor living with floor to ceiling glass doors and exposed rafters. Each home offers four master bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, private outdoor shower and balcony terraces, custom-built Italian kitchens with Gaggenau appliances and large terrace with 180 degree ocean and Piton views and a large infinity pool with lounging and dining areas.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort provides fun facilities and activities for children. "The Sugar Club", the resort's children's club sees itself as a “learning centre” for 4 to 12 year olds, is open daily from 9am to 5pm and is free of charge. It offers an extensive programme 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.
The resort offers a complimentary junior sailing programme for guests aged 10 to 17.
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.
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.
Staying at this St Lucia resort is truly an indulgent experience. Delicious waterfront dining, a world-class pampering Rainforest Spa, full PADI dive facility and chic bars and lounges ensure the quintessential St Lucia resort vacation experience, and all close to the island'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. To really enjoy a total break from it all, each accommodation has a personalised butler service.
|Restaurants and bars||
The Great Room - evoking Old World colonial charm while serving up Caribbean-influenced delicacies using the freshest of local ingredients in candlelit, air-conditioned surroundings. Beautifully presented personalised tasting menus are available nightly and reflect the cultural influences of Sugar Beach’s expert culinary team. 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 à la carte dining and Caribbean delicacies for lunch and dinner. Just feet away from the crystal waters of Anse des Pitons and the main swimming pool, you can enjoy lunch choices such as 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 BBQ is held every Friday. Lunch is from 12.30pm to 3pm and dinner from 6pm to 10pm. Smart attire is required.
The Terrace - situated on the ground floor of the Great House, the restaurant features air-conditioned or al fresco dining for breakfast only. A continental buffet is on offer in addition to a menu of à la carte hot selections. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, The Terrace becomes pop-up restaurant Machou serving French bistro dishes family style (seasonal).
There are four bars in the resort, offering a range of food and drink, from light snacks and afternoon tea to cocktails and freshly squeezed juices.
The Cane Bar features a professional “rummelier” to aid in the selection of the native and international rums on offer plus a range of decadent dishes to perfectly accompany your chosen libation. Cane Bar is open from 6pm to 1am.
The Palm Court Lounge serves up sophisticated nightlife in St Lucia, with a range of cocktails, beer, wines and a variety of savouries and teas. Featuring swinging day beds, it is an elegant alfresco area. Guests can choose from a light menu and have their food delivered to their sun lounger.
The Pier Bar sits on the white sands of newly created Glenconner Beach and serves beach snacks, cocktails and cooling drinks daily.
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.
Guests are spoilt 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 snorkelling. Activities at an additional charge include scuba diving, excursions, fishing, horse riding and golf.
There are a number of excursions that guests can take part in, organised 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.
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.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort offers a wide range of non-motorised water sports, including windsurfing, kayaking, Hobie cats, pedalos, snorkelling (a US$2 per day Marine Park fee is payable to the Soufrière Marine Management Area to support reef conservation efforts) as well as a youth sailing club for 10 to 17 year old guests.
The resort can also arrange night fishing in the crystal waters of the National Marine Reserve.
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.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
A stunning setting for a hotel, flagged by two Pitons. Even though St Lucia is on a volcanic island and the sand is black, Sugar Beach has imported white sand and soft white sand it is! You can enjoy the privacy of your own villa with your plunge pool or you can relax on the beach or by the swimming pool. Snorkelling is great from the beach and there is a designated area where you can safely do so.
It is all about the service at Sugar Beach. There is no need to go to the hotel reception upon arrival, your transfer takes you straight to your villa where you are met by your butler so your holiday starts immediately and check in can be done in the comfort of your own villa! You are given a firefly phone to call your butler who is on call 24/7. They are there to unpack your suitcase, pack your suitcase, organise your table reservations, or simply to arrange a tuk tuk ride to take you to your room or to the beach!
The rooms are lovely - very calming in style with lots of white. Very spacious bathrooms. Each night you get a little surprise at turndown service; chocolate truffles and macaroons to name a few!
Amazing breakfast buffet - one of the best I have seen in the Caribbean with endless options to choose from the menu as well! A lovely bar to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or you can even enjoy the sushi there too.
A hotel for all ages!
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
Love, love, love Viceroy Sugar Beach. The location alone is spectacular; film set worthy. Add the villas and rooms that are so well thought out, fabulous food, great beach and some of the best service in the Caribbean and this really is heaven! I loved that you have the privacy of your own space and private pool or you can go and be seen at the beach and restaurants should you wish. The private butler service is divine offering unpacking, repacking, ironing clothes for supper, I felt truly relaxed staying here. Having travelled extensively to some of Asia's top resorts, Viceroy Sugar Beach is holding its own amongst these and I love that couples and families alike can co-exist here without intruding on each others stay due to the space and privacy of rooms.
Rachel Edgar (Staff)
Sugar Beach is a really special place that I would recommend to families and couples alike, they really do cater for everyone.
For families they have an amazing complimentary kids club for ages 4 years and above where children are kept engaged and amused from the time they get there to the time they leave. When I was there I could see smiles all round, staff and children. For the older teens and tweens they can head over to the Spice Club where they can hang out, listen to music, play pool until 6pm when the bar opens, but families are welcome here until 10pm.
The beautiful horseshoe shape beach has plenty of sun loungers and is serviced using the red flag system for when you need a drink or a bite to eat. Great for snorkelling and diving, including night dives. You can also hire a beach cabana for the day.
The artwork around the hotel really stood out for me, very impressive and I would recommend that if this is of interest to you I'd ask for a guided tour and one of the friendly staff will walk you around telling you about the different pieces on show here. It really is a passion of theirs.
All in all I would say that Sugar Beach is luxurious but not pretentious with an impressive beach, spacious and comfortable accommodations and a great choice for everyone.
Katie May (Staff)
The beach bungalows at Sugar Beach offer elegant and chic accommodation with an all-white colour scheme, and a prime location, just steps from the beach, and with your own private loungers. The butlers will ensure that you feel thoroughly spoiled throughout your stay, and if you're not sure of your way around the resort for the first couple of days, will escort you to your destination.
Elizabeth Bray (Staff)
Sugar Beach is one of my favourites in St Lucia, with its spectacular location between the Piton Mountains, set on a stunning beach and rainforest with 78 rooms. They have a fantastic rainforest Spa plus a lovely beach restaurant and bar. There is great snorkelling straight from the beach as the sea around this area is a Marine Park. The rooms are beautiful with all white linen four poster beds and furnishing so crisp and fresh with plunge pools. When I went there, I truly loved Sugar Beach, it is so chic! The little touches such as double sun loungers around a beautiful pool really caught my eye, and the food was excellent! This is also the hotel which has the cool London style bar with sound system, plus lovely Kids Club called Sugar Club and Teens Club called Spice Club which has fun electronic consoles that even the parents like to try! This is the only white sand beach in St Lucia with its backdrop of the Piton mountains it is stunning - man-made therefore not the volcanic sand you find in St Lucia.
Sarah Jane Tichacek (Staff)
The Rainforest Spa is amazing. It has been designed in a treehouse style. The entrance is like walking into a rainforest, and you start to feel relaxed straight away. There are seven treatment rooms but do pre-book your treatments so as not to be disappointed.
Mr Howard Rankin (Guest)
After some wonderful holidays with Scott Dunn courtesy of exceptional service from Olivia, Louisa and Maudie it was time for our next one. So a call to Juliet Morris to discuss St Lucia and our love of a great beach, super scenery for me as a very amateur but enthusiastic photographer, and some good food to boot. With no hesitation Juliet pointed us to Sugar Beach (formerly Jalousie Plantation) and we were not disappointed.
In an amazing setting between The Pitons, with the best beach on the island, lovely gardens and a beautiful Plantation Great House this was paradise. Our Beach Villa was decked out in cool whites, lots of linen and with a particularly comfortable 4 poster bed, a free standing bath and - crucially for my wife - plenty of wardrobe space! In one step we were on the beach, with our own dedicated sunbeds and hammock. What a joy to step out in the morning and stroll the beach or swim before breakfast with the amazing Pitons looking down at you and then an excellent breakfast - buffet or la carte cooked options. Our butler team were always on hand (each guest is given a little phone to contact them) and they were both charming and efficient.
Sugar Beach has two dinner restaurants, Bayside the more casual beach offering (good for lunch too) and the more formal Great Room up in the main house where we enjoyed excellent food and very good service (indeed the service throughout the resort was the best we've enjoyed in the Caribbean). And on the wine list we discovered a particularly delicious Californian white wine blend called Conundrum.
The Spa was excellent, with charming individual treehouse treatment rooms set in the rainforest. Go for the Cabana Massage for Two with a dip in a private warm water watsu pool to follow.
There would be no need to do anything other than bask in the sun, be fed and watered and gaze at those amazing peaks but there are plenty of other distractions; snorkelling directly off the beach, speed boat trips to other reefs, water taxi to Marigold Bay (a lovely natural harbour, quaint shops and some serious boats) and - a must - a taxi trip to the volcano to smother each other in mud and bathe it off in the hot volcanic springs. We went with another couple who we made friends with and had a great laugh.
There is a small public beach area in the bay and boats with visitors would arrive on occasion but not impinge on the peace of the hotel beach front, and we actually enjoyed the occasional buzz of the more public area.
The other great merit of Sugar Beach is the fact that there are several really good restaurants within a short taxi ride. Juliet had given us some great recommendations before we went and the hotel had booked them all in advance.
We also took a Water Taxi to Jade Mountain hotel to enjoy a wonderful dinner at sunset, and then we were water taxi-ed back by moonlight- magical!
This was one of those holidays where everything simply hit the spot. There were plenty of other experiences we didn't get around to - horse riding on one of the other beaches, Friday night Seafood Party down the coast, Soufriere market on a Saturday morning. So plenty to do next time. Speaking of which we have already booked to return (next time with our daughters), within 5 days of getting home - and that is a record!
We are relatively experienced and, I guess, pretty demanding travellers, but all I can say is Juliet and everyone else at Scott Dunn have shown endless patience and perseverance, given us great enthusiastic advice, and treated us to caring intensely personal service. And more to come..
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|Book from||30 March 2021 to 31 July 2021|
01 April 2021 to 17 December 2021
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Location & directions
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.
How to get there
The Hewanorra International Airport at Vieux Fort (UVF) is located 45 minutes from Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. Alternatively take a helicopter transfer to the hotel (subject to availability).
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