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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Sexy, colonial-style stunner on the site of an 18th-century former sugar planation, with jaw-dropping views of the Pitons and Caribbean

The Lowdown

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

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
Val des Pitons
Soufriere, St Lucia