One Of The Caribbean's Best Luxury Beach Resorts Is Tucked Away In A Rainforest

If you've ever wanted to plan a getaway to a location that truly felt like paradise on earth, look no further. Set against the lush rainforest on the island of St. Lucia, Sugar Beach is a spectacular Viceroy Resort that is positioned within the Lesser Antilles in the Eastern Caribbean. The resort is situated beneath the dramatic Pitons, two stunning former volcanoes that are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site. St. Lucia is surrounded by an ocean filled with vibrant coral reefs, and its beautiful forest is home to almost 150 plant species. The white shutters of the beach bungalows contrast with the deep blue of the surrounding sea and the verdant green of the forest. The dramatic Pitons provide a majestic setting that creates a feeling of seclusion, as though the resort was tucked away in a secret location that provides a quiet respite from the outside world.

Sugar Beach lives up to its name with a stunning white sandy shoreline, and the resort has been distinguished by many awards. These distinctions include the 2024 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award, one of the Reader's Choice 2023 Awards for the 20 best resorts in the Caribbean Islands according to Condé Nast Traveler, and the Caribbean's Leading Luxury Resort, according to the 2023 World Travel Awards. Located near the town of Soufrière, Sugar Beach is a 45-minute drive from the Hewanorra International Airport, which is served by a majority of international airlines.

Relax in lavish accommodations

While St. Lucia is known for its beautiful ocean waves, tropical rainforests, and picturesque waterfalls, the Sugar Beach resort is distinguished by its dedication to luxurious accommodations. Each choice of lodging is attended by personal butler service, who provides for the needs of each guest to ensure that every request is taken care of. The resort also provides complimentary shuttle service between the accommodations and other areas of the resort. Many of the luxury guest rooms feature clawfoot tubs, private roof terraces, and plunge pools. The Cottages and Villages offer 4-poster beds, plunge pools, and private terraces, as well as views of the rainforest, mountains, and the sea. The villas offer several different layouts, including a Two-Bedroom Grand Luxury Villa with two pools and two enclosed living rooms.

The Luxury Beachfront Bungalows are situated directly on the beach, with a courtyard outside and a handsome freestanding tub inside the lavish bathroom. The Residences at Sugar Beach are the ultimate in plush accommodations, featuring infinity pools overlooking the ocean, full kitchens, sun terraces, and walled gardens. The Residences are available with either one, two, three, or four bedrooms for the ultimate experience in comfort. Finally, the Four-Bedroom Beachfront Collection is an exquisite opportunity to reside in pure luxury. Each home boasts three primary bedrooms, a game room with a pool table, Gaggenau and Miele professional appliances in the custom kitchen, a private patio, infinity pool, and private stairs that lead to the entrance to Glenconner Beach.

Enjoy fine dining and luxurious spa treatments

The resort offers a range of dining choices, whether it's relaxing barefoot in the sand at an outdoor bar or enjoying a fine dining experience in the evening. Begin the day with an invigorating breakfast at the Terrace Restaurant, and enjoy the stunning view and open-air seating as a refreshing way to start the morning. Later in the afternoon, enjoy live music at the Bonté Restaurant and Bar, or a casual beachfront meal at either Jetty Burgers or Jalousie Grill, where the chef prepares the catch-of-the-day. Indulge in a sophisticated culinary experience in the evening at the resort's signature restaurant, Saltwood, where guests might select from a choice of Australian Wagyu beef and perhaps a bottle of wine from the resort's private cellar.

Throughout the day, guests may choose from a special beach menu that is available to those relaxing by the pool, the beach, or in their private cabanas. Parties of up to six people will find shade and seating in these secluded retreats, which also offer chilled refreshments and personal concierge services. Guests may also choose to enjoy one of the most luxurious amenities at Sugar Beach, which is the Rainforest Spa. Enjoy one of the spa's signature treatments, such as a bamboo massage or one of the pink salt stone therapies. The resort's beautiful backdrop of mountains, forest, and ocean waves will guarantee that each guest feels relaxed and renewed.