Set in a 320-acre palm grove, this Viceroy resort has plenty of tony touches (voile-draped fourposters, claw foot bathtubs) plus one of the best oceanfront locales on St. Lucia. Sugar Beach is sweet indeed, graced with powdery white sand (reputedly imported from Guyana) and a wonderful open-air beach bar. The former Jalousie Plantation emerged from a $100-million renovation in 2012 rebranded and reborn in high-rent gloss as a Viceroy, giving it 52 extra luxury-class rooms in the bargain—and don't think the latest TV Bachelor hasn't found his way here for a fantasy date or two. It's dreamy, yes, but priced to match. Many of the rooms are actually private villas or villa suites; the Superior Luxury rooms are blessed with private plunge pools, walled gardens, and access to a private roof terrace. All rooms are dressed to the nines in a cool white-on-white palette, with those fourposter beds, louvered doors, and satiny Egyptian cotton bedding—and, to top it off, they all come with personal butler service. Sugar Beach is one of the island's few luxury resorts (or resorts in general) that welcome kids, and the Sugar Club (for ages 4–12) offers supervised activities like treasure hunts, karaoke, and hula hooping; the Spice Club (teens and tweens) has group activities like Snuba, archery, beach badminton, and movies under the stars. The resort also has several multi-bedroom residences for large families or groups.
St. Lucia› Hotel
Sugar Beach Viceroy
Sugar Beach, Val de Pitons, Soufrière
Our Rating Neighborhood Soufrière Phone 800/235-4300 in the U.S. for reservations only, 758/456-8000 Prices Winter $775–$930 double, from $870–$2,640 villa suite/bungalow, $3,265–$4,950 residence; off-season $405–$600 double, $880–$1,795 villa/bungalow, $2,640–$4,200 residence; honeymoon, dive, and spa packages available Units 112 Amenities 3 restaurants, 4 bars, babysitting, children's programs, PADI dive facility, gym, outdoor pool, room service, spa, 4 Laykold tennis courts (lit), watersports equipment/rentals, Wi-Fi (free) Web site Sugar Beach ViceroyBook a Room Now