Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Finalist: Best Comeback
- An unbeatable location on 100 acres of rain forest overlooking Sugar Beach, the Caribbean and St. Lucia’s twin Pitons
- The plantation-glamour of the all-white rooms, villas and bungalows — and whiling away the hours under a fan on a swinging chaise longue
- Popular with honeymooners, families, nature lovers and sybarites alike
- Direct access (albeit it up and down a steep hill) to the white-sand Sugar Beach
- The butler service and cell phones for that urgent rum punch request
What To Know
- Popular with young families for its on-site kids club
- Located at the end of a bumpy dirt road; staff takes you up and down the steep lanes in golf carts
- The regular barbecue at the Bayside Restaurant is expensive unless you have a very large appetite
- The resort is quiet on the surface, but there’s a lot to do if you look for it, so just ask
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Staying between St. Lucia’s iconic twin peaks, the UNESCO-protected Val de Pitons, feels rather like lodging in the Eiffel Tower or a behind the clock of Big Ben. You know you’re in an unbeatable spot, and Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort puts you right there. Next to an 18th-century sugar plantation in more than 100 acres of rain forest, the spacious rooms, villas and bungalows show off plantation-house glamour with whirring fans and four-poster beds, and all the tropical-luxe extras. Take your pick of the beach, a hammock, your private plunge pool (in most rooms) or the hotel’s Rainforest Spa, where the all-natural treatments use ingredients from nearby volcanic springs and cocoa plantations. And don’t miss a drink at Cane Bar, which specializes in local rums and even has a professional “rummelier” to help you choose your new favorite tipple.
In the Area
Nature abounds in St. Lucia—rent a car (or have the resort call a taxi) if you want to explore. Nature trails and hikes to Gros Piton, the largest of the twin volcanic cones, are organized regularly by the hotel. Start early to avoid the heat of the day. Sugar Beach also isn’t far from St. Lucia’s famed drive-in volcano and sulfur springs. Save half a day to explore the nearby fishing village of Soufriere, where you can shop at the market and the many roadside vendors selling local handicrafts. Venture farther afield to the capital, Castries, for a larger market and a bustling street culture.
How to Get There
Slice of heaven between the majestic Pitons! No set plans for the day, felt relaxed and chilled on the beach. Amazing service at bayside restaurant and did not want to leave so we decided to spend the night.
I had a great time at sugar beach! My villa with plunge pool was absolutely amazing.GET THE VILLA ! It’s worth it. Every Butler was awesome but wynell was our favorite. We decided to rent the sailboat for half a day. It turned out to be an excellent choice. If you’re looking for rest and relaxing this is the resort for you.
After much research and bouncing all over the map to decide where to go on our honeymoon we chose St Lucia, then much more research we decided on Sugar beach. We are very happy that we did. The villa was amazing the views and accommodations were magnificent. From the staff to the food and just the overall experience. I must say some of the best food we have ever had on a resort or cruise!. Service was fantastic. We spoke with some couples who stayed at both sugar beach and other "open air" resorts near by and they stated sugar beach was by far better. We are very pleased and can't wait to return!
I stayed enjoyed my stay with my fiancé last week. Rooms and property are beautiful, beach is the best on the island. Excellent service. Stick with the Great Room or Terrace for food, we didn’t love the Bayside outlet. Overall highly recommend.
I am a somewhat critical reviewer when staying at a hotel/resort. Every part of our experience at Viceroy, Sugar Beach was spectacular. The check in process was the easiest check in ever, the driver took us straight to our villa where we checked in and were walked through the room to explain all the services. This all while being told it's time to relax and enjoy and enjoy, we are here to make you happy. We Spent a lot of time at the beach, great service and some tasty cocktails. The beach staff is very attentive and ready to help in any way. I forgot a few things in the room the second day. I was ordering my drink and told the waiter to wait about 10 minutes to bring it because I forgot something in the room. He asked me what I forgot and sent someone to get it...within 10 minutes my bluetooth speaker was next to me on the beach. The restaurants are wonderful and I would strongly recommend doing all inclusive (we did). Unlike a lot of all inclusive resorts, here it is optional. This is a HUGE benefit for those on the all inclusive plan because the food quality is exceptional, but also expensive. The food has to be good and consistent for everyone because some people are paying for meals while others are on all inclusive.If you are going to St. Lucia, this is the resort to choose! OH, and the view...WOW!!!