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Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, St Lucia

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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…

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  • rooms

    Each of the 96 guestrooms and privately owned residences offer four-poster beds, plunge-pools and private patios with stunning views of either the mountains or sea. Accommodation is clustered amidst lush foliage with native papaya, mango and banana trees.  All offer complimentary internet access, large flat screen TVs, CD and DVD players, iPod docking stations 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. 

    Your personal butler will welcome you, unpack if you wish and organise laundry, dinner reservations and generally be on hand via your personal mobile device (given to you on arrival) for any other assistance. 

    Luxury Guest Rooms:

    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. They sleep two.

    Superior Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms – all the same facilities but with added features and the bonus of a private roof terrace – most with ocean and Gros Piton views. They also sleep two.

    Luxury Villas

    Luxury Cottages - tucked away amidst lush greenery and fruit trees, they 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.

    Superior Luxury Cottage - with the addition of a separate living room with sofa-bed, perfect for accommodating 2 young children or a third adult. Bathrooms also include a walk-in shower and bath.

    Luxury Villas – take in the incredible Piton mountain views or expansive vistas across the waters of Anse des Pitons from your patio or refresh in your private, oversized plunge pool. Sleep two.

    Two Bedroom Superior Cottage - offer a main bedroom with king-sized bed and a second bedroom, bathroom with walk-in shower and a private patio, walled garden & infinity-edge pool

    Superior Luxury Villa – the spacious bedroom opens to an adjoining living area with a sofa-bed. There is also a terrace and large plunge pool. Sleep two adults and two children.

    Grand Luxury Villa – offers the ultimate seclusion with one bedroom that opens up into a living room with sofa-bed, a large terrace and private plunge pool. Sleep two adults and two children.

    Ocean View Grand Luxury Villas - enjoy unobstructed Ocean views, an air-conditioned living room with sofa-beda large, 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

    Two Bedroom Grand Luxury Villa – this exceptionally spacious villa offers two terraces and two plunge pools! Sleeps six adults or four adults and four children.

    Luxury Beachfront Bungalows

    These one or two bedroomed 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.

  • 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 new 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 and 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).

  • dining

    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 most perfect start to your day!

    Aside from this there are a further three 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 Pier 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.

  • family

    The Sugar Club Sugar provides supervised activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Children under 4 will be accommodated when accompanied by an adult. 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 new 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 covering everything from rigging, parts of the boat, basic boat handling and seamanship, points of sail, capsize recovery, safety and “rules-of-the-waves”. Taught using the resort’s fleet of 3.5m Laser Pico sailboats, the emphasis of the 5-6 day program is for participants to gain on-the-water experience within the protected environs of Anse des Pitons while also learning important sailing theory. At the end of the course, each sailor will be awarded a certificate for their accomplishments. A graduate of the beginners’ sailing school should gain all the skills necessary to confidently and safely continue their sailing experience in the intermediate sailing classes offered in the afternoon. The  Club is headed by coach Dylan Charles, a young sailor himself with 10 years of sailing under his belt and two years teaching experience with students as young as 6. 

    For teens and tweens, there are 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.

    We think the Two bedroomed Grand Luxury Villas are fantastic for families and can be made up by joining a Superior Villa and a Grand Villa via a communal lobby. Ideal for two families or extended family travelling together this exceptionally spacious villa offers two terraces and two plunge pools! Sleeps six adults or four adults and four children.

  • location

    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 nine-hour flight from the UK to the island’s airport.

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