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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Paradise Found: Sugar Beach Resort St Lucia Review



Elude the ordinary and indulge in a journey to Shangri-la at Sugar Beach Resort in St Lucia. Picture this: you and your loved one, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Pitons, immersed in luxury accommodations, savoring exquisite gourmet cuisine, and embarking on thrilling adventures. Let your honeymoon dreams become a reality at this idyllic retreat, where romance is the essence of every moment. So, prepare to embark on a journey that will create memories to last a lifetime at Sugar Beach Resort in St Lucia.


Overview

Forget everything you know about beachside escapes. Sugar Beach offers an entirely new perspective. Sugar Beach Resort is, without question, located in one of the most breathtaking spots in the world - the magnificent valley of the Pitons. Winner of the Travel + Leisure's "World's Best Award" and rated among the Caribbean's leading resorts by Condé Nast Traveler, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort has a battalion of devoted fans. And rightly so, for its luxuriant rainforest location, glistening white sands, and emerald gardens, not to mention its panoramas of the Pitons. Spread across around 100 acres, the resort oozes a timeless colonial charm.


Delight in personalized service as you return to your haven at Sugar Beach Resort, where attentive staff cater to your every need. Warm smiles and genuine care from arrival ensure that every aspect of your stay fits your preferences. Whether arranging a private beachside dinner for two or organizing a personalized excursion to explore the island's hidden gems, the staff at Sugar Beach Resort goes above and beyond to exceed your expectations.


Unwind in Luxury Accommodations


Relax at a whole new level at Sugar Beach Resort in St Lucia. Prepare to be pampered in the lap of luxury as you settle into your sumptuous accommodations. From the moment you step into your private suite, you will find an ambiance of comfort and elegance. Every detail creates a haven of tranquility where you can unwind and rejuvenate.


Each room at Sugar Beach Resort exudes a sense of refined sophistication, with tasteful décor, plush furnishings, and breathtaking views of the surrounding nature. The spacious and airy layout allows for the perfect blend of privacy and togetherness, making it an ideal sanctuary for couples seeking a romantic escape. Whether you choose a charming villa nestled amongst the lush tropical gardens or a secluded haven with direct access to the beach, you will adore a Sugar Beach trip.


Most Budget-Friendly Room

Luxury Sugar Mill Room

Appreciate the views of the Pitons across from the Sugar Mill Lily Pond and the ruins of an 18th-century sugar mill. The room measures 375 square feet and has a four-poster bed, butler service, and a plunge pool with a walled garden.


Elegant Upgrade

Luxury Cottage

Luxury Cottages define tranquility and measure in at 550 square feet. These rooms capture the plantation's history with high-beamed ceilings and a four-poster bed. Enjoy relaxing indoors in your sitting area or take it outside, with a terrace and plunge pool allowing the warm sun to kiss your skin. From here, you have dramatic views of the Pitons and the glistening waters of the Caribbean Sea.


Splurge-Worthy Suite

One Bedroom Residence

The stunning one-bedroom tropical villa (1,200 square feet) features a large pool, ocean, and Piton vistas. Enjoy fully equipped kitchens, luxuriant living areas, and large sun terraces that give you a taste of authentic indoor/outdoor Caribbean living.


Indulge in Exquisite Gourmet Dining

And regarding culinary delights, Sugar Beach Resort does not disappoint. Indulge in exquisite gourmet dining options that showcase the flavors of St Lucia while offering a global twist. Every meal celebrates the island's rich culinary heritage, from fresh seafood caught daily to tropical fruits bursting with flavor. With various dining venues, including beachfront cabanas and elegant restaurants, each offering its unique ambiance, you'll find the perfect setting to savor delectable dishes crafted by world-class chefs.


Restaurants

  • The Terrace Restaurant: Serves breakfast with stunning Piton views.

  • Boopa's: grab-and-go cafe.

  • Bonte Restaurant & Bar: the name that means "good times" in Creole, Bonte is day-to-night beachfront fun. You can eat on the deck or nightly barefoot on the sand with live entertainment.

  • Jalousie Grill: The casual beachside grill is open for all-day dining.

  • Saltwood: This restaurant offers formal dining with a flair for the dramatic. Overlook the Pitons and beach from the signature dining room while enjoying steaks and seafood.

  • The Cane Bar: Enjoy a chic restaurant with a Southeast Asian menu providing a variety of small plates, ideal for sharing.

Bar

  • Saltwood Bar: The bar is a sophisticated and tasteful lounge bar delivering mouth-watering bar bites and canapes.


Experience Thrilling Adventures

As you step out of the luxurious embrace of the resort and into the vibrant surroundings, prepare to be amazed by the exhilarating journey that awaits you. Picture yourself diving into the turquoise Caribbean Sea, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Sugar Beach Resort offers water-based activities that will leave you breathless and craving more. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a beginner, the resort's professional instructors are ready to guide you through the underwater wonders, unlocking a whole new world beneath the surface.


If you prefer to stay closer to the shore, grab a snorkel and explore the hidden treasures just a few steps away from the pristine beaches. The calm and clear waters of St Lucia provide the perfect setting for an up-close encounter with tropical fish, sea turtles, and colorful coral formations. Every dive and snorkel session at Sugar Beach Resort is an invitation to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and discover the secrets of the deep blue sea.


For those seeking adventures beyond the water, the resort has tailored experiences that will take you through St Lucia's stunning landscapes. Lace up your hiking boots and venture into the heart of the rainforest, where hidden waterfalls and exotic wildlife await. Follow expert guides as they lead you through winding trails, pointing out rare birds and sharing their extensive knowledge of the island's flora and fauna.


Wellness at Sugar Beach


Enveloped by lush greenery and skyrocketing mountain vistas, the Rainforest Spa has made several enhancements for an even more peaceful experience. There is a new couples treehouse treatment room, built on stilts and perched above the ground with a terrace overlooking the mountains and forest. The spa delivers a range of signature treatments harnessing the healthy ingredients of nearby volcanic springs and abundant cocoa plantations. Signature therapies include bamboo massages, hot rock treatments, facials, body wraps, salt scrubs, and polishes.


A new beachside wellness and fitness facility featuring a yoga studio and cardio equipment room now welcome you to work with the ocean as your backdrop.

Jessie's Sugar Beach Pros:

  1. Sugar Beach is a stunning resort offering tons of privacy and romance.

  2. It provides the best service of any resort in St Lucia.

  3. Sugar Beach sits between the two Pitons; getting closer to St Lucia's most famous sites is impossible.

  4. There are hot springs and mud baths on site.

  5. It has a gorgeous spa providing individual treehouse treatment rooms.

  6. The rooms are lovely, with stunning views.

  7. The food is plentiful and delicious.

  8. There is so much to see and do at the resort you will never get bored.

Jessie's Sugar Beach Cons:

  1. The resort is an hour from the airport, and the drive is bumpy.

  2. The Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms are small for the price.

  3. The plunge pools are small.

  4. The resort sprawls over hundreds of acres, and you will likely need to call for rides to get where you want to go.

  5. It is less sustainable than other resorts nearby.

  6. There is a portion of the beach reserved for guests of Ladera Resort.

  7. It's not adults only.

  8. Sugar Beach is A-Listers' favorite (Matt Damon got married at the resort.), so it is pricey.

  9. Stray cats around the resort can be annoying

Jessie's Sugar Beach Rating

(Rating Scale: 5 Superb, 4 Great, 3 Good, 2 Not Acceptable & 1 Awful)


Location: 5 out of 5

Food: 4.75 out of 5

Rooms: 4.5 out of 5

Service: 4.75 out of 5

Spa: 4.5 out of 5


Total of 4.7


Sugar Beach Resort in St Lucia delivers the ultimate escape to paradise for couples seeking a romantic journey. From unwinding in luxurious accommodations to immersing yourself in the beauty of nature and from delighting in personalized service to indulging in exquisite gourmet dining, this resort ensures that every aspect of your honeymoon is nothing short of extraordinary. Make your honeymoon moments truly breathtaking at Sugar Beach Resort in St Lucia.

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