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
Stayed at Sugar Beach in March 2019 and have never had a better experience or better service anywhere. Staff were all super cool, friendly, and helpful. The resort is beautiful, the beach super chill. We rented a car with the thought of exploring the island a little bit but could have easily stayed at the resort the entire time or arranged for transportation. Had the unfortunate experience of getting a flat tire on the way back to the airport. Could have easily been a day-long ordeal but as luck had it, it happened right in front of someone's house, who turned out to be a butler, Sean, at Sugar Beach. He hooked us up with a jack that actually worked and also had an air compressor to fill up the spare tire. We got to chat with Sean and his lovely fiancee while his friend Darnell helped us change the tire. Thanks to these cool people we were on our way in no time and made our flight. We encountered nothing but great people and good vibes in St. Lucia. Highly recommend and will definitely come back. Thanks again!
Beautiful resort, Sugar Beach is full of lush foliage and breathtaking views of the Pitons. We stayed in a superior luxury cottage which was perfect for us. You have a private plunge pool, outside sitting & dining area. The bathroom has a separate shower, large soaking tub & even a bidget. We were in room 607, I found it a bit noisy since it's located close to the road. Your water & soda is replaced each day with ice. We ate at The Terrace each morning, we used Virtuoso which included a full breakfast. We would have lunch on the beach with drinks. We also ate at Bayfront for dinner which was expensive for mediocre food. We had room service, the food was good & arrived under 1 hour. Favorite place for dinner was Dasheene at Ladera. Our Butlers took care of us, Gary, Michael & Sherman, they made dinner reservations, arranged for off site taxi($50 roundtrip), transportation pickup etc. The food is expensive expect to pay $100-200 for each meal plus drinks for 2 people. The beach is beautiful. Employees stop by to clean your sunglasses, offer cold towels and an afternoon fruit snack. Sugar Beach is open to many people using the beach for snorkeling & beach use from cruise ships and other resorts. Note: the rooms do not have Smart TVs which is surprising since most hotel brands have them now i.e. Ritz Carlton.
Amazing people, stunning views. Great kids club, thanks alcee & the team. All of the team were great, Caroline by the pool, just everyone. Lovely food, great rum punches. Just lovely. We’ll be back....