Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

St Lucia, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

This world-class beachfront resort with stylish accommodation is nestled between the majestic Pitons, among more than 100 acres of picturesque, landscaped rainforest. The marine protected bay with gentle shallow water (perfect for small children) offers incredible snorkelling as the waters of Sugar Beach are part of the National Marine Reserve. The collection of multi-bedroomed Residences and Sugar Beach' Beachfront Collection brings a new level of luxury to St Lucia, or opt for a Luxury Beachfront Bungalow, just steps from the water's edge on the white sands of Sugar Beach. Whether you're relaxing by the infinity pool, indulging in spa treatments, or sipping a rum cocktail at the new poolside bar and cabanas, Sugar Beach promises an unforgettable and indulgent experience in one of the Caribbean's most enchanting destinations.

Amenities

  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Babysitting service
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Between the famous Pitons, 10 minutes to Soufriére, 1 hour 30 minutes to Castries. Transfer time from airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

101 rooms, villas, cottages and luxury beachfront bungalows are scattered in 'hamlets'. All with butler service, balcony/terrace with plunge pool, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, complimentary WiFi, TV and film channels, tea/coffee maker, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer and umbrella. All rooms receive complimentary stocked mini-bar with water, beers and soda. All other items carry a charge. Sugar Mill Luxury Rooms have a large bathroom with coral stone detailing and signature amenities, plunge pool, private patio and walled garden, with a 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Sugar Beach Meal Plan (all Inclusive option): includes all meals and drinks by the glass (house brands, local water). Meals can be enjoyed in all restaurants apart from Boopa's Cafe and Saltwood (all guests dining in Saltwood will receive $125 credit per person, for menu items if on a meal plan that includes dinner). Basic items in the mini-bar and room service (delivery service fee tray charge applies). Full American Breakfast Plan option: available at a supplement. 

Half Board option: available at a supplement. Full American Breakfast and dinner, meals can be enjoyed in all restaurants apart from Boopa's Cafe and Saltwood (all guests dining in Saltwood will receive $125 credit per person, for menu items if on a meal plan that includes dinner). Basic items in the mini-bar and room service (delivery service fee tray charge applies). No drinks are included. 

Superior Sugar Mill Luxury Rooms are located close to the heart of Sugar Beach with views of the resort's lush gardens and palm lawn. Each one has a 4-poster bed, plunge pool in a walled private garden and boasts a private roof terrace — most with ocean and Gros Piton views, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Cottages are located amongst the lush vegetation and gardens, and have a private terrace and plunge pool, and large bathroom with oversized walk-in shower, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Villas are located within the gardens of the resort, and have a large bathroom with Victorian-style claw foot bath and oversized walk-in shower, private patio with plunge pool, and 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Villas feature a separate living room with sofa bed, and bathroom with Victorian-style claw foot bath and oversized walk-in shower. With garden views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Luxury Villas have a separate living room, bathroom with Victorian-style claw foot bath and oversized walk-in shower, private patio with plunge pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Grand Luxury Villas have separate living room, walk-in closet/dressing room, bathroom with Victorian-style claw foot bath and oversized walk-in shower, private patio with large plunge pool, 4-poster bed and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Grand Luxury Villa Ocean View are the same as Grand Luxury Villas, but with unobstructed ocean views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Beachfront Bungalow are the same as Luxury Beachfront Bungalows, but with additional bedroom, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Grand Luxury Villas have two master bedrooms with 4-poster beds, two walk-in closets/dressing rooms, two bathrooms with Victorian-style claw foot bathtub and oversized walk-in shower, two large plunge pools and private patios, and two enclosed living rooms with pull-out sofa beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.

2-Bedroom Superior Luxury Cottages have two master bedrooms with 4-poster bed, large bathroom with coral stone detailing and walk-in shower, two enclosed living rooms with pull-out sofa beds, private patio with walled garden and infinity-edge pool, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.

Luxury Beachfront Bungalow have walk-in closet/dressing room, large bathroom with walk-in shower and free-standing bathtub, private courtyard with outdoor shower and Jacuzzi, and private thatched shade area with sun loungers and table and chairs, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Residences

Featuring personalised butler service, and each with a private infinity-edge pool, The Residences are the ultimate in private luxury. When staying in The Residences, you can also expect views of the Caribbean Sea and Pitons, full kitchen, turndown service, separate living room, Nespresso™ machines, ROIL and Natura Bisse bath amenities, and soaking tub in the master bedroom.

1-Bedroom Residence is split into two categories - beachfront and ocean view. The beachfront option has direct access to the white sand beach, and the ocean view has spectacular views of the sparkling sea. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

2-Bedroom Residence is spread over two storeys. The master bedroom has 1 king-size bed, and the second bedroom has twin beds and a large daybed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

3-Bedroom Residence is split into three categories — beachfront, oceanfront and ocean view. The beachfront option has direct access to the white sand beach, the oceanfront option has uninterrupted views of the ocean, and the ocean view has spectacular views of the sparkling sea. The master bedroom has 1 king-size bed, and the second and third bedrooms have either 1 double bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

4-Bedroom Residence is split into three categories — beachfront, oceanfront and ocean view. The beachfront option has direct access to the white sand beach, the oceanfront option has uninterrupted views of the ocean, and the ocean view has spectacular views of the sparkling sea. The master bedroom has 1 king-size bed, and the second, third and fourth bedrooms have either 1 double bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.

2-Bedroom Villa Residence is a single-story villa, with 1 king-size bed in the master bedroom and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds in the second bedroom, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

3-Bedroom Villa Residence is a two-storey villa and is split into two categories — beachfront or ocean view. The beachfront option has direct access to the white sand beach, and the ocean view has spectacular views of the sparkling sea. The master bedroom has a private balcony, large master claw-footed tub overlooking the sea and 1 king-size bed. The second bedroom has twin beds, and the third bedroom has 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

Beachfront Collection

The all-new Beachfront Collection consists of three award-winning beachfront houses, offering maximum privacy and comfort. The interior space features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, giving breathtaking 180-degree views out across the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons beyond and merging interior with exterior. As you enter, you are immediately welcomed to the entrance hall, games rom, living and dining area and kitchen. Other features include outdoor shower, shaded terraces, outdoor kitchen and dining area, sunset yoga deck, Jacuzzi, plunge pool, waterslide and swimming pool, as well as direct, private beach entrance onto the exclusive beach area. 24-hour Butler service is also included.

4-Bedroom Beachfront Collection, with four master bedrooms. Three bedrooms feature 1 king-size bed, and the fourth bedroom has twin beds. Sleeping maximum 8 people.


  • Book by 31 July 2024  to receive up to 25% off stays between 10 May– 18 Dec '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 

5 restaurants and a cafe: The Terrace (serving breakfast), Bonte (open for à la carte lunch and dinner, Tapas menu available 11:30am-6:00pm), The Cane Bar (sushi, sashimi and other Asian-inspired dishes) and Saltwood (elegant dinner with International fare), Jalousie Grill (open for lunch and dinner), Boopa’s (Grab and go café). 4 bars including The Jalousie Bar open 9:00am-11:00pm serving cocktails, beachside, under the almond trees. The Cane Bar, a speciality rum bar serving lighter fare such as sushi, sliders, sashimi, and satay. (The Cane Bar is open to guests 18 years and older). Room service*.

Regular programme of daily activities and evening entertainment.

Swimming pool. The Rainforest Spa* with tree house treatment rooms and a specialist skin clinic. Fitness centre. New kids club (with supervised activities for 4-12 years old, including storytelling, dance classes and craft making. Teen club. Tennis and volleyball. Water sports including Hobie Cats, windsurfing, kayaks and snorkelling. Scuba-diving* with resort course available*. Glenconner Beach jetty is open from 9:30am-5:00pm daily for resident guests 15 years and older. The all-new Audio Art Tour.

Hotel shuttle around the resort. Butler service. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Babysitting*. Beauty salon*. Gift shop.

This hotel has a Tourism Accommodation Fee of $6 per person, per night (payable locally, subject to change). Children aged 12-17 will be charged US $3 per person, per night. No fee for under 12s.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Baby Moon

May 6, 2024 antonio_villa27 New York City, New York

Food and Beach are amazing. The cherry on the cake is the butlers! We had a dynamic duo of butlers that were so nice, readily available to assist me and my pregnant wife. They made great suggestions, helped with all of our reservations and made all of the travel arrangements. Sherman and Ned were the best part of the vacation ! Thanks Guys !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful beach but the hotel ruins such a beautiful spot

May 1, 2024 R6873OYdomin

My experience at Sugar Beach in St Lucia was honestly disappointing. The staff were really not interested in helping if you weren’t a guest of the hotel. The price of everything, from sun loungers to food were extortionate. Sun loungers were $100 usd per bed and $8 usd for a cola. There were 7 of us and we wasn’t going to spend $700 usd on beds… Read more
My experience at Sugar Beach in St Lucia was honestly disappointing. The staff were really not interested in helping if you weren’t a guest of the hotel. The price of everything, from sun loungers to food were extortionate. Sun loungers were $100 usd per bed and $8 usd for a cola. There were 7 of us and we wasn’t going to spend $700 usd on beds so opted to put our towels down on the sand. We were then told by security that we HAD to move as we were blocking the view of the guests. Bear in mind only 20% of the loungers were occupied. Also I thought all beaches in St.Lucia were public spaces? So how dare they tell us to move! It all put a damper on the experience. Very pompous resort. Avoid! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beyond Perfection!

Apr 29, 2024 Camper64600286502 Concord, North Carolina

The best word to describe Sugar Beach is MAGICAL! The villas are spectacular with their views and luxury amenities. The butlers and staff daily exceed expectations to make all your dreams come true! Excellent dining, beautiful beach and peaceful pool.
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Apr 29, 2024 christinebM1054RM Austin, Texas

We absolutely loved our stay at Sugar Beach, it was worth the hype. The service across the property was truly outstanding. The views and snorkeling were incredible. We stayed in a Sugar Mill room, which is the most basic room they offer and we loved it. We could walk to the restaurants, pool, and beach without ever having to take the shuttle… Read more
We absolutely loved our stay at Sugar Beach, it was worth the hype. The service across the property was truly outstanding. The views and snorkeling were incredible. We stayed in a Sugar Mill room, which is the most basic room they offer and we loved it. We could walk to the restaurants, pool, and beach without ever having to take the shuttle that is offered for those staying in the villas high on the cliff. It had a large terrace private terrace in the front and back, with a plunge pool that was more like a hot tub on the back terrace. Definitely attend the manager's happy hour hosted on the pier, they served complimentary beverages and apps, plus the pier is a great place to watch the sunset. Also, don't skip the snorkeling on the property! We snorkeled 3 different places around the island and our favorite was the spot at Sugar Beach. Everything was rather expensive, but either I read so many reviews that I was prepared or they have taken feedback into account and reduced the prices some because the prices weren't as high as I expected. We did skip the buffet nights because the price seemed outrageous ($125 pp, not including drinks) and we made sure to pack all of the essentials, like sunscreen, so we didn't have to purchase anything from the hotel. We also purchased bottles of wine from a store to stock our room so we didn't have to purchase from the mini bar. Cocktails and beer at the beach/pool were reasonably priced. The food at all of the restaurants was very good, but one more casual option like Bonte would be nice. The casual spots are closed on the nights they do the buffets so your only choice is to pay for the buffet or go to one of the higher end restaurants which are inside and not down on the beach. We probably would have eaten at Bonte every night if we could. It's right on the water, they had live music every night and the food was delicious. The breakfast buffet was included with our stay and it had everything you could possibly want. Overall we loved our stay and if we go back to St Lucia we will be staying at Sugar Beach again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Five star honeymoon experience!

Apr 26, 2024 memraz

We had an incredible week-long stay at Sugar Beach for our honeymoon and can't wait to go back! The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing, it's the perfect place for a Caribbean getaway. The property feels like walking through a garden with art features, beautiful plants, and the relaxing sounds of nature. The resort offers a shuttle service to get… Read more
We had an incredible week-long stay at Sugar Beach for our honeymoon and can't wait to go back! The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing, it's the perfect place for a Caribbean getaway. The property feels like walking through a garden with art features, beautiful plants, and the relaxing sounds of nature. The resort offers a shuttle service to get you from place to place as the landscape is a bit hilly, but you can still walk around the property if you choose. We were greeted at the airport by a taxi service booked through the resort and were immediately given cool, scented towels to freshen up after our flight. From there, it was a comfortable and scenic drive to the resort- we used the same taxi service when we left later in the week. We had a 10/10 experience here- beautiful beaches, a very clean environment, gorgeous interior decoration and overall an amazing, friendly, and hospitable staff. We are so grateful we booked our honeymoon here! Our favorite parts: -The private beach. Simeon took amazing care of us on the beach! Enjoyed the drink service and jetty burgers in the afternoons -The service: We were so blown away by the quality of the service at Sugar Beach. Our butlers Nyamka and Marcellus were incredibly hospitable along with Tyran, they all helped keep our room, excursions, and dinner reservations organized and made our trip as smooth and enjoyable as possible -Charmaine, Ames and Kentus gave us exceptional service at the Bonte restaurant and bar- wonderful food, rum and atmosphere -Excursions: We loved the sunset cruise so much that we booked it twice, had an amazing hike at Superman Falls, and took advantage of the snorkeling on the beach (saw an octopus, eels, and lots of fish!) -Shopping: Samantha was very helpful in the beach boutique and we enjoyed choosing chocolates in the Cocoa Mill -The spa: We booked a massage and facial at the spa- amazing experience! Gorgeous, relaxed scenery in the middle of the trees. Read less