What we love about Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort

Saint Lucia sets itself apart from its Caribbean counterparts by being the only island in the world with a drive-in volcano and is the only sovereign nation to be named for a woman. No two parts of the island are alike and there’s one resort that stands out on this unique island: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. Here are just a few reasons why we think you’ll love it, too.

“Dragging ourselves away from the wonderful beach and pool area at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, the natural landscape of unspoiled rainforest, waterfalls and breathtaking views around every corner were stunning. The majestic twin peaks of the Pitons dominate the south and the soaring mountains descend as far underwater as they rise above it, making the area particularly interesting for diving and snorkelling.”

Janet, Travel Counsellor

Stunning location

Lining Saint Lucia’s west coast, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort sits within more than 100 acres of lush tropical rainforest, resting beneath the gaze of the Pitons. These two UNESCO-listed volcanic plugs stand at around 2,500 feet and dominate the landscape with exotic plants and animals to spot as you go.

Once a working sugar plantation, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort’s 18th-century colonial style is accentuated by contemporary touches. The resort’s pristinely landscaped grounds sweep down to a gorgeous white sand beach and the glimmering Caribbean Sea to deliver an unforgettable island experience. Located within a marine reserve, it is ideal for diving and snorkelling straight from the beach.

Based three miles outside the town of Soufriere and a 45-minute drive from Hewannorra International Airport, Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is a deceptively accessible award-winning paradise hideaway, which was voted as the Best Long Haul Hotel in the World in the Times Awards. Each of the rooms, villas and cottages have butler service and their own plunge pools. It is also family-friendly, with a year-round complimentary kids club.

Plantation-style accommodation

With 96 plantation-style guestrooms, bungalows, villas and residences available nestled amid lush foliage, you can be assured of a private, nature-inspired stay at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. Guests have all the modern amenities from complimentary Wi-Fi to four-poster beds with Egyptian cotton bedding.

All accommodation comes with an oversized plunge pool and private patio, while every need and whim is tended to by a professional team of butlers, who welcome guests on arrival and offer to unpack luggage, provide a laundry service, book dinner reservations and organize any other special requirements during their stay.

Dining to satisfy every palate

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort’s four restaurants guarantee culinary choices to satisfy every palate with venues for every occasion.

Tuck into a gourmet pizza or the grilled catch of the day just a few feet away from the crystal waters of Anse des Pitons at the Bayside Bar & Restaurant, while discerning diners can head to the elegant Great Room, which serves up Caribbean-influenced delicacies in candlelit surroundings that evoke old-world colonial charm.

Enjoy a continental breakfast complemented with stunning views of the lily pond on the terrace on the ground floor of the elegant Great House, or a traditional English afternoon tea at the Palm Court Lounge with a beautiful sunset backdrop and the azure colours of the Caribbean Sea.

Elsewhere, there’s the speciality rum Cane Bar, the al fresco Pier Bar on the white sands of Glenconner Beach, and Kabe Prive, which offers private evening dining. There's also the option for in-room dining, allowing you to enjoy the privacy of your own balcony as you explore the flavours of Saint Lucia.

World-class activities

There is no lack of things to do at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort. With a resort pool set between the Pitons, private plunge pools in every room, and the stunning Caribbean Sea, where you can spend the day sailing and scuba diving, it’s possible that you will spend more time in the water than on dry land.

Unwind in Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort’s indulgent world-class Rainforest Spa set amongst lush vegetation and overlooking a cascading stream to restore and revitalize the body and mind. Comprising seven treehouse treatment rooms, a hairdressing salon, a manicure and pedicure room, a relaxation pavilion and a temascal – an earthen Amerindian steam dome – the Rainforest Spa offers a range of signature treatments derived from beauty secrets found only in Saint Lucia’s natural bounty.

Less than a half-hour’s drive from Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort are two of Saint Lucia’s best snorkel spots - Anse Chastanet and Anse Mamin - ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving offshore. Also nearby is the superb Cocoland – Saint Lucia’s largest waterpark.

Family friendly

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort lays on a fun and educational supervised activities programme for children between four and 12 years at no extra cost, with activities covering fascinating facts about the rainforest and the ocean with storytelling, dance classes and craft making. Tweens and teens are also catered for with everything from tennis tournaments and kayaking, to pinball machines and video games.

“Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is a very pretty hotel built into the hillside with the Pitons either side of it. I shared a beautiful little villa with its own private plunge pool and terrace overlooking the sea and one of the Pitons - it was truly idyllic.

“Free shuttle buses service the whole resort, and we were provided with free mobile phones to call if we wanted a shuttle brought to the room or needed anything from our butler. I had a massage in the beautiful spa - all that could be heard whilst having the massage was the music in the background and the sound of the waterfall.”

Michelle, Travel Counsellor

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