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Sugar Beach, St Lucia, Caribbean Islands

The Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort (formerly known as Jalousie Plantation) is without question located in one of the most spectacular sites in the world, the majestic valley of the Pitons.  This luxury child-friendly hotel in St Lucia is is nestled in over 100 acres of magnificent rainforest sweeping down to the clear blue sea and white sandy bay.

The luxurious villa rooms are set on the tropical hillside with spectacular views of the Pitons or the ocean. We recommend for families either the villas or the spacious residences with between 2 - 5 bedrooms. Each has a personalised butler service where you will be welcomed on arrival and asked if you would like your luggage unpacked, provide laundary service, make dinner reservations, and organise any special requirements. You even get a cell phone to contact your butler when you require them!

A smaller boutique hotel in the Caribbean with just 78 rooms yet there are still plenty of facilities for the family with watersports, tennis, spa (children's treatments too!) and a great kids club (complimentary from 4 years) with activities including glass bottom boat excursions, arts and crafts, volcano and botanical garden tours, as well as fish feeding and shell collecting at the beach.

The Sugar Beach is in a quiet location but there are fabulous family excursions on the doorstep - mud baths, sulphur springs, zip wire, Piton climbing - an excellent choice for a luxury family holiday in the Caribbean.

Number of rooms: 78

Check in/check out:3pm/12 noon


  • White sandy beach
  • Kids club from 4 years, nannies for younger
  • Rainforest Spa with treetop treatment rooms!
  • PADI Dive centre
  • Non motorized watersports: Sea kayaking, snorkeling, hobie cat sailing, windsurfing and night fishing
  • Water skiing and tubing
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Beach volleyball
  • Fitness classes: yoga, pilates, on the ball
  • Weekly hike to top of Gross Piton, 797m
  • Hike to hot sulphur springs

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All Villas and Residences at the Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, have four-poster beds with silky high-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens, a walk-in closet/dressing room, iPod docking station, complimentary internet access (either WiFi or hard wired), large flat screen screen TV & DVD player, private bar, tea and coffee making facilities, large bathroom with Victorian-style claw foot bath and separate walk-in shower, over-sized plunge pool and private patio and personalized butler service.

Superior Luxury Villa

A spacious bedroom, featuring a four-poster bed, separate living room/children's bedroom opening out onto a large terrace with a sundeck, an oversized private plunge pool and private dining area.

79 m2 plus 23m2 terrace

Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children

1 Bedroom Grand Luxury Villa

Larger than the Superior Villa with a spacious bedroom, featuring a four-poster bed, walk-in dressing room, separate living room/children's bedroom, large terrace with a sundeck, an oversized private plunge pool and private dining area.

94 m2 plus 21m2 terrace

Sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children

2 Bedroom Grand Luxury Villa

Joined via a private entrance hall combining two 1 bedroom Grand Villas each with a spacious bedroom, featuring a four-poster bed, walk-in dressing room, separate living room/children's bedroom, large terrace with a sundeck, an oversized private plunge pool and private dining area.

173 m2 plus 24m2 terrace

Sleeps up to 4 adults and 4 children

2 Bedroom Luxury Villa Residence

Single storey with a spacious bedroom, featuring a four-poster bed, a second bedroom with 2 queen-sized beds, 2 large bathrooms each with bath and separate walk-in shower, infinity pool with views over the sandy Sugar Beach and the Pitons.

135 m2

Sleeps up to 4 adults or children

2 - 5 Bedroom Residences

The Residences offer a master bedroom with a four-poster bed plus extra bedrooms all with full en-suite bathrooms each with bath and separate walk-in shower, infinity pool with views over the sandy Sugar Beach and the Pitons.

193 - 473 m2

Dining options at the Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Bayside Restaurant and Bar:Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Offers open-air à la carte seaside dining with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea and Pitons.

The Great Room:Open for dinner

The elegant Great Room serves Caribbean influenced à la carte cuisine in candlelit surroundings. The delightful colonial theme sets the scene for a special evening.

The Cane Bar

Famous for its Rum, the Cane Bar offers a wide selection of rum with a "rummerlier" on hand to guide you to the perfect choice. A tasty range of dishes is served from Sashimi to the sushi platter featuring the catch of the day.

Beach service

A beach or poolside service with cocktails and light dishes is available throughout the day.

Afternoon Tea is available daily at the Palm Court Lounge.

Optional All Inclusive - What's included

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. All beverages (house brand liquors and cocktails, house wine by the glass, Caribbean beers, tropical coolers and soft drinks). Non-motorised watersports (windsurfing, sunfish sailing, snorkelling, kayaking, hobie-style catamarans). Tennis. Entertainment some evenings. All gratuities, taxes and service charges. Please Note: Local beer, water and soft drinks only available from the mini bar within the all inclusive programme. Room service has a delivery charge of US$18 per tray.

The area...

Climb the Gros Piton and enjoy a local lager at the top whilst admiring the breathtaking views.

Enjoy Anse Le Ray Fish Friday: a 45-minute drive from Sugar Beach the fishermen bring their catch right up on to the beach and the BBQ grill is ready. There’s octopus stew, conch, tuna fillets and lobster (when in season). The fun starts around 7pm and attracts a nice mix of tourists and locals.

Visit Pigeon Island National Landmark, in the north of the Island near Rodney Bay. It used to be a proper island but is now connected to the mainland by a causeway. Now home to the St Lucia Jazz Festival but historically it was a British military fort. It is full of military ruins and canons and you can climb to the top of Signal Hill and Fort Rodney to see where the British used to spy on the French island of Martinique. The island also has two lovely little beaches and a couple of cafes (Jambe du Bois serves very simple but tasty food).

Enjoy one of the Sugar Beach's organized hikes to the bustling Soufriere market where local women in their brightly colored head scarves shout their greetings back and forth in Creole, children play with their home made toys, and the fishermen mend their nets at the water’s edge. Seasonal fruits, freshly caught fish, a myriad of fragrant herbs and spices, and locally made carvings and crafts are on display, many of which make excellent souvenirs and unique gifts.

One of the most popular attractions in St Lucia, this is the world's only drive-in volcano, replete with bubbling mud pools and plenty of sulphurous steam. You can also bathe here and slather yourself with mineral rich sulphur mud...excellent for the skin and reputed to help conditions such as rheumatism and arthritis. It’s malodorous, but it's interesting and only minutes away from the resort, which organizes regular hikes to the volcano.

Zip line canopy adventure is on the island’s east coast. Fantastic for families with pre-teen and teenaged children. There are suspension bridges and a challenge course for the more adventurous. There is also a beautiful waterfall with a large natural pool beneath for a post-zipline splash.

What will the weather be like:

The best weather is experienced from December to March where the days are hot and sunny but with the Atlantic breeze feels extra-ordinarily pleasant.

From April to May there are more showers and from June to November the “rainy” season kicks in but the showers are usually quick and the sun soons reappears.

It is a wetter island than most but the upside is the verdant scenery and the rain is generally tropical with short heavy downpours.  Hurricanes are rare in St Lucia.


Babysitting services are available at an additional charge; advance reservation is required. There is also an additional charge for taxi service to transfer the babysitter to and from our St Lucia resort. Rates are US$12.00 per hour for the 1st child and additional $3.00 per hour for each additional child.

They also have package rates, which are quoted per child, any additional child will be charged at the normal rate as mentioned above.

Hours     Package     Rates

4 hours    Half day    US$48.00

8 hours (per day)    3 days    US$260.00

8 hours (per day)    5 days    US$430.00

8 hours (per day)    7 days    US$605.00

There is a US$25.00 transportation fee for each reservation to cover transport for the babysitter to and from the resort. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Failure to cancel within this time frame will result in a US$36.00 cancellation charge.

Should guests require babysitting services during meal times, they will also be required to cover the cost of the babysitter’s meals at a minimum charge of US$20.00.

Children’s' Club: 

Generation V provides a superior range of supervised activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. There are arts and crafts, volcano and botanical garden tours, as well as fish feeding and shell collecting at the beach. The activities are both fun and educational, teaching children about the flora and fauna surrounding this beautiful Caribbean beach resort. The St Lucia for kids activities are complimentary to our guests.  (Children under five must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or babysitter – services are available. Please advice 24-hours in advance if babysitting service is required.)

Baby/toddler equipment:

Standard amenities for babies/toddlers are cots, highchairs, playpens, bottle warmers, kettles and sterilizers. These items are complimentary.


Children are allowed in all the restaurants with the exception of the Cane Bar. Children under 5 years stay free; children 5-12 years pay 25% of adult menu prices rate and teens 13-17 pay 50% of adult menu pricing or for meal plans.


Gently shelving golden sandy cove, perfect for children


DVD players in all rooms. DVD’s can be borrowed locally through the butler

Complimentary in room internet access (either WiFi or hard wired)

First Aid: 

The nearest Health Centre, Doctor’s Office and Pharmacy are ten minutes away from Sugar Beach. The resort doctor is on call 24-hours. For severe matters, guests are referred to St. Jude’s Hospital which is forty-five minutes away or Tapion Hospital which is an hour and a half away. Also note that Tapion Hospital is privately owned and is the most advance hospital in St. Lucia.


The resort boutique carries a limited amount of infant toiletries and food however it is not guaranteed that the required brand will be available.

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