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
I had the pleasure of staying in half of a beautiful 4 bedroom residence at Sugar Beach. Our views were beautiful, the bathrooms were perfect and the location on the property made it easy to walk to the beach yet keep the beautiful unobstructed bay views from up high.
Our butler Tyson was always able to anticipate our needs, sometimes before we even knew we needed something (it was always right on time). He was definitely a gem for us on this trip. We also had wonderful shuttle service from Michael. He always showed us hidden treasures on the property and had the best personality.
The food at every restaurant was absolutely delicious. On Thursdays they have a dance party in the sushi lounge and a live Caribbean band with a bbq on the beach on Fridays.
This resort is extremely romantic. I went with friends and there were moments, it would have been nice to have a love along. I totally understand why we ran into so many honeymooning couples.
Just got back from 4 nights at Sugar Beach with my wife celebrating our 20th anniversary and we could not have picked a more perfect spot!! This place is 10 stars, 5 circles all around!!! The accomodations are unreal, we had a villa way up in the mountain with a view of the Caribbean Sea. Everything was super clean and every guest has a butler at their service around the clock. The hotel shuttle took us everywhere we wanted to go and we never waited more than 45 seconds after we called, no joke!! The beach itself is the best beach in the world hands down, not even an argument!! The way that it is situated between the Pitons and the beauty of the white sand and clear blue water almost looks not real. The resort was not crowded, so getting a chair at the beach or pool or a table for a meal was never a problem. The staff were all super friendly and very helpful whenever we needed something. The food at every restaurant there was great!! Expensive and maybe a little overpriced, but honesly, at the point that you are taking that vacation, a few more dollars for food isn't that big of a deal. The activities that we did were stand up paddle and snorkling and both were awesome. The beach BBQ and reggae band on Friday night were also a lot of fun!! Only negative that I can think of is the hour ride on the bumpy, winding road from the airport to the resort, but I am told that you can take a 10 minute helicopter ride if you really want to avoid the car ride. Overall, one of our best and favorite vacations. We will definitely be back, thank you Sugar Beach!!!
Sugar Beach is heaven on earth! Absolutely break-taking property with very accommodating staff.
It's on the expensive side but that's what you should expect when staying at a 5 star property.
The beach is amazing and so are the Luxury Villas.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for an amazing weekend!