Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort

St. Lucia's lush, lavish tropical resort
Resting between St. Lucia’s iconic twin Piton volcanoes and surrounded by rainforest, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort is a visually stunning retreat nestled into the hillside that overlooks its namesake white-sand beach.

The former plantation property has been transformed into an ultra-luxe resort that plays up the past (colonial-inspired décor, personal butler service) with thoroughly modern comforts (private plunge pools). 

If you can tear yourself away from your plush plantation-style room, you'll be rewarded with island adventures ranging from beach volleyball and water sports to coastal horseback rides and zip-lining through the jungle canopy. You won't want for ways to explore the towering Pitons (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and surrounding 100 acres of rainforest. 

At the end of the day, you can even unwind St. Lucian-style with a banana- and coconut-infused treatment at the tree-top spa or with an expertly selected rum libation at The Cane Bar.   
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • All around the resort you’ll find places to laze about, but The Palm Court Lounge takes relaxation to new heights with oversized swinging day beds with views of the Caribbean.
  • Personal butler service comes along with every reservation, meaning you can hit one of the two white sand beaches as soon as you arrive while your butler unpacks your luggage, secures dinner reservations and brings you a fresh mojito.
  • Water sports abound, including scuba, sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
  • The resort’s Rainforest Spa made up of seven treehouse-style treatment pavilions set in the midst of dense tropical foliage. Signature treatments include bamboo massages and hot rock therapies and incorporate local ingredients like bananas, coconuts and cocoa butter.
Things to Know
  • Active types will want to call upon butler service to book one of the signature outings, which range from culinary tours of nearby farms to hiking up Gros Piton, one of the two imposing volcanic cones.
  • There’s a kids club to keep little ones busy with treasure hunts, crafts and coconut bowling. 
  • Additional amenities in the hotel’s soothing spa include a relaxation pavilion, an earthen steam dome and a wet room with nail service facilities.
The Rooms
  • The 96 luxurious, white-on-white guest rooms come in four forms: the freestanding luxury villas and cottages scattered up and down the steep hillside, the 11 sugar mill rooms with private gardens located near the center of the resort, and the eight lavish beachfront bungalows that open directly to the sand.
  • Each room has a private plunge pool, a four-poster bed and a furnished outdoor space with spectacular views of the ocean or Pitons.
  • There are also 18 privately owned, one to four bedroom Residences available offering true home-away-from-home comforts including full kitchens, large sun decks and pools.
The Restaurants
  • Beachside lunch and dinner can be had at the thatched-roof Bayside Restaurant.
  • Bayside Bar serves daily Tapas and the Pier Bar on Glenconner Beach (a second stretch of white sand at the southern end of the resort) serves small bites and lunchtime snacks fresh off the BBQ grill.
  • Caribbean-influenced fare is on the menu at the Great Room, where you can have a candlelit dinner in a traditional plantation-style setting.
  • A professional “rummelier” is on hand at The Cane Bar, a chic lounge serving aged rums and an Asian-inspired menu featuring fresh sushi and sashimi. Grab a seat in one of the charcoal-colored bar stools and order the Old Havana (rum, Prosecco, fresh mint, lime juice and bitters) and toast to your good fortune.
Getting There
Val des Pitons, PO Box 251, Soufrière, St. Lucia
UVF (55 min)  
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