Sugar Beach, A Viceroy ResortSoufriere / St Lucia
Boasting spectacular views of the twin-peak Piton mountains and the Caribbean Sea the luxurious Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, offers world-class 5* facilities and provides guests with a quintessential St Lucia holiday experience. Set amid 100 acres of lush rainforest on the site of a former sugar mill, this contemporary resort is the ideal choice for families and couples seeking seclusion and tranquility amid unsurpassed natural beauty.
What to love
- This award-winning luxury resort boasts a stunning location nestled between the magnificent Pitons in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- With a resort pool set between the majestic twin-peaks, private plunge pool and butler service in every room, and the stunning Caribbean sea, guests are simply spoilt for choice.
- Never has a place been more conducive to restoring and revitalizing the body and mind than the Rainforest Spa, with seven treehouse treatment rooms connected by wooden walkways set into lush vegetation and overlooking a cascading stream.
- Don’t miss the grilled catch of the day or a Pina Colada at the Bayside Restaurant, set on the white powder sands of one of the island’s most beautiful beaches.
What to know
- The elegant rooms feature four-poster beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton linens, a personalised butler service and all amenities to ensure a pampering stay.
- From world-class dining to casual tropical tastes, Sugar Beach offers cuisine to suit every palate and venues for every occasion. At signature restaurant the Great Room, guests are surrounded by candlelight and old-world charm while enjoying Caribbean cuisine prepared with fresh local products and fish from the sea. Breakfast is served in the Terrace overlooking the lily pond, and dinner can be enjoyed a la carte at Bayside, or an Asian inspired light bites menu is served in the funky Cane Bar.
- Due to the hillside location, a very efficient shuttle service operates around the resort on a 24 hour basis to the beach, restaurants and spa.
The picture perfect white sand beach plays host to a range of watersports and the diving opportunities in the crystal clear waters of the Anse des Pitons underwater park and National Marine Reserve are world renown. Sugar Beach also offers Schiller water bikes and a complimentary junior sailing programme. On land there is plenty to keep guests of all ages amused and families can also take advantage of the complimentary kids club.
For guests seeking to relax and soak up the sun and take the odd refreshing dip the resort features a pool, beach and private plunge pools in every room. The magnificent Rainforest Spa with seven tree houses built in traditional St Lucian style, is the ultimate retreat in which to relax and unwind. From the finest international cuisine to delightfully casual tropical tastes, you’ll find exceptional culinary choices to please every palate.
When to travel
With warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. The dry season runs from December to April with very little rainfall and an an average of 9 hours sunshine a day. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort has a stunning location nestled between the Pitons on the south-west coast of St Lucia overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Set within 100 acres of lush rainforest on the site of an 18th Century sugar plantation the resort is situated within a National Marine Park. The resort is approx. 45 minutes private transfer from the airport.
Sugar Beach is a family-friendly resort with a wealth of activities for children and teens to experience.
Sugar Club Kids Club: 4-12 years open daily, free of charge
Activities include treasure hunts, arts and crafts, archery, coconut bowling, fish feeding and sand castle building. Off-site activities include glass bottom boat trips or a visit to the volcano.
Spice Club Teen Activities:
Teens and tweens can join in a dedicated programme which offers older children activities such as table tennis, croquet, billiard tournaments, pinball machines and video games. Outdoor activities include kayaking, paddle boarding and tennis. A favourite activity is the Sailing Club where teens learn the basics of sailing including rigging, parts of the boat, basic boat handling and seamanship on the resort’s fleet of 3.5m laser Pico sailing boats. The emphasis of the 5-6 day programme is for the participants to gain on the water experience within the protected waters of the Anse des Pitons while learning important sailing theory.
Babysitting: Available on request for an additional charge. Advance reservation is required. There is also an additional charge to transfer the baby sitting to and from the resort.
Some other facilities and activities to enjoy as a family
Swimming Pools: There is a large outdoor pool and each room or villa has a private pool (plunge pool to larger pool).
PADI Dive Centre: Sugar Beach has gained international recognition for its spectacular location and excellent diving conditions by being within a marine protected area, drawing scuba and water sports enthusiasts from around the world. The PADI Dive Centre a is just feet away from the crystal waters of Anse des Pitons and the protected underwater park and National Marine Reserve with an abundance and diversity of marine life.
Watersports: There is a wide range of complimentary watersports at the pavilion near the jetty including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, Hobie cats, pedaloes, snorkelling (a minimal Marine Park fee is payable to the Soufriere Marine Management Area to support reef conservation) and paddle boards. Staff are on hand to provide sailing and windsurfing tuition (local charge applies).
Other Activities: If you are looking for activities away from the water then Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort offers plenty of land based activities. There are two floodlit tennis courts and the services of a tennis pro for private lessons, pool table, beach volleyball, jogging and walking, table tennis a large well equipped gym and fitness classes.
Morne Coubaril Estate: Visit the 18th Century Morne Coubaril Estate to discover how the island’s first settlers lived. See coconut bering pressed into copra, cocoa beans into cocoa sticks and how sugar cane was processed in the sugar mill. Walk through the mini herb garden and learn about their medicinal qualities.
Enjoy a kayak trip to the Coral Garden Reef: Kayak to the base of Gros Piton and see the amazing landscape above and below the water. Enjoy superb snorkeling and the chance to see unusual Sargassum trigger fish.
Hike up the Gros Piton: For breathtaking views of the Petit Piton, St Vincent and the south of the island a hike up the Gros Piton is not to be missed. After the strenuous three hour hike, enjoy a dip in the Caribbean Sea followed by a specialist barbecue prepared by a local chef.
Embark on a culinary adventure of a lifetime with the resort’s chef: Visit the farms where he chooses his organic produce and make your own selection of herbs, vegetables and crispy greens. Then head to the fish market before returning to the resort for a cooking lesson. Dive into the crystal clear waters of Anse des Pitons and the protected underwater park and National Marine Reserve that stretch along the base of the Petit Piton to the north and the Gros Piton to the south.