Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
If you’re looking for a Caribbean holiday with wow factor, call off the search. Located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the majestic valley of the island’s famed Piton Mountains – the views at this former sugar mill are truly superb.
Accommodation, set in over 100 acres of lush tropical gardens, is elegant colonial-style and chic; each of the 96 rooms has a four-poster bed, plunge-pool and every high-tech gadget you could wish for, not to mention complimentary personalised butler service. Some of the best sporting facilities in the Caribbean also await, as do unique tree-house treatment rooms in the spa. Did we mention the complimentary children’s club and junior sailing programme? There’s little wonder this resort can’t stop winning awards…
Facilities & Activities
The resort offers a host of activities to satisfy adventure-seekers and sun-worshippers alike. There’s a beautiful white sand beach to enjoy, complimented by a fantastic infinity pool. The sports and fitness facilities are among the best on offer in the Caribbean, with complimentary kayaks, paddle-boats, paddle-boards, wind-surfing, hobie cats and snorkelling equipment available. The Junior Sailing Programme is also proving very popular – see our ‘family’ section for more information.
For a fee, guests can also enjoy water-skiing (and mono-skiing) wake-boarding, knee-boarding, mega-winding, tubing or ride on a banana boat. There is a PADI Scuba Dive Centre based at the resort with access to the protected underwater park and National Marine Reserve – a wonderful experience.
Back on dry land guests there is beach volleyball, tennis and fitness classes.
Make sure you visit the hotel’s unique award-winning spa. It features seven beautifully designed tree-house treatment rooms overlooking a cascading stream, a relaxation pavilion and a temascal – an earthen Amerindian steam dome.
The hotel’s activities co-ordinators make the most of the surroundings and there are a plethora of tours available (payable locally).
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Breakfast is served in The Terrace set on the ground floor of the elegant Great House, with stunning views of the lily pond and Caribbean Sea. Quite the perfect start to your day!
Aside from this, there are a further 3 restaurants at the resort offering a wide variety of food from fine International cuisine to casual tropical fare:
The Bayside Restaurant, set on the beach, offers relaxed a la carte dining for lunch and dinner whilst for a spot of something more formal, The Great Room serves dinner and offers fine dining in candlelit, air-conditioned surroundings. The Cane Bar, a specialty rum bar featuring cutting-edge style, a glowing white bar and comfortable over-sized furniture, serves an Asian Inspired menu nightly 6-10pm.
On the white sands of newly-created Glenconner Beach, the Jalousie Bar serves beach snacks, cocktails and cooling drinks daily. For snacks and cocktails, the Bayside Bar also offers a relaxed beach menu. Enjoy afternoon tea at The Palm Court Lounge, or later on treat yourself to a cocktail here.
The hotel offers a Dine Anywhere, Anytime experience, where guests are encouraged to enjoy a meal at any of the fabulous locations on offer.
Highlights for us are the rum cocktails at The Cane Bar, whilst the stylish Late Night Bar features thought-provoking artwork and also has an open-air terrace to enjoy the starry skys.
Each of the 96 guestrooms and privately owned residences nestled amongst lush foliage offer four-poster beds, plunge-pools and private patios with stunning views of either the mountains or sea. All offer complimentary internet access, large flat screen TVs, speakers and a dedicated iPad that connects guests directly to hotel services. You’ll also get a great nights sleep in beds made up with Egyptian cotton linen whilst bathrooms are large with walk-in showers whilst your personal butler will help unpack if you wish and be on hand via your personal mobile device (given to you on arrival) for any other assistance.
Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms feature a private walled garden and plunge pool and are all within easy reach of the resort’s Great House, swimming pool and the white sands of Anse des Pitons. Most have lovely views of Gros Piton across the waters of the Sugar Mill lily pond and the ruins of an 18th century sugar mill. The Superior version has the added bonus of a private roof terrace – most with ocean and Gros Piton views.
Luxury Cottages offer privacy, tranquility and stunning views of the dramatic Pitons, or the sparkling waters of Anse des Pitons below. Styled with a nod to the plantation’s history with high-beamed ceilings and romantic voile draped four poster beds, there is a small sitting area, whilst outside features a private terrace and plunge pool. The Superior versions boast the addition of a separate living room and bathrooms also include a walk-in shower and bath whilst those with two bedrooms also boast a walled garden & infinity-edge pool.
Superior Luxury and Grand Luxury Villas have a spacious bedroom that opens to an adjoining living area and there is also a terrace and large plunge pool. Ocean View Grand Luxury Villas enjoy unobstructed Ocean views and bathroom with Victorian-style claw foot bath and enormous walk-in shower, a second half-bath with shower, over-sized plunge pool and private patio. The Two Bedroom Grand Luxury Villa offers two terraces and two plunge pools!
Luxury Beachfront Bungalows are perfectly located on the beach with uninterrupted views of the sparkling Caribbean Sea. These have a large private courtyard with outdoor Jacuzzi and sleep up to four adults or two adults and two children.
The truly wonderful Residences range from one to four bedrooms in size and can accommodate from two adults up to eight adults or four adults and four children. Choose Beachfront or Ocean View. Beachfront Residences are set directly above the white sands of Glenconner beach with direct access to the beach in most instances. They are the epitome of relaxed beachfront living offering the luxury of sand between your toes just steps off your patio. Ocean View Residences feature beautiful views of the sparkling Caribbean, although not entirely uninterrupted.
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The Sugar Club kids club provides supervised activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. All activities are complimentary, fun and educational and combine the rainforest environment and marine biology information with story-telling, dance classes and craft making.
Younger guests now have the chance to discover the fun and challenges of sailing by joining the Sugar Beach Youth Sailing Club. The club offers first time sailors aged 10 to 17 the chance to learn the basics of sailing in classes during a 5-6 day program.
For teens and tweens, there is Spice Club which provides activities such as table tennis, croquet, billiard tournaments, pinball machines and video games. Kayaking, paddle boarding and tennis are also popular.
A babysitting service is available at an additional charge and Childrens’ menus are offered at the Bayside and Great Room restaurants.
Accommodation-wise there are a number of excellent options suitable for families. Superior and Grand Villas can sleep up to two children on the sofa-bed in the sitting room and an additional bed can be placed in the main bedroom. Maximum occupancy is three adults or two adults and two children under 12. Two children can also share with their parents in a Luxury Beachfront Bungalow with two bedrooms. The Two bedroomed Grand Luxury Villas are fantastic for larger families and can be made up by joining a Superior Villa and a Grand Villa via a communal lobby. This exceptionally spacious villa offers two terraces and two plunge pools and sleeps six adults or four adults and four children.
Sugar Beach have multiple sustainability practices that aim to create an eco-friendly every day lifestyle. This consists of energy saving methods such as: switching off office lights after hours, LED lights throughout the hotel and conventional AC units being converted into inverter units.
Water conservation is also present with desalination plants and greywater lines for irrigation.
The hotel grow their own vegetables in the greenhouse.
St Lucia is 27 miles long and 14 miles wide and Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is situated on the scenic West coast. The nearest town is Soufriere, originally the island’s capital.
Hewanorra International Airport is a 40-minute road transfer from the resort. There is a 9 hour flight from the UK to the island’s airport.