Sugar Beach Resort: A Saint Lucian World Heritage Jewel

By Paul Joseph

Set among 100 acres of rainforest and framed by UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons, Sugar Beach Resort is already one of the Eastern Caribbean most idyllic destinations.

Now the resort is set to enhance its unique offering by debuting a selection of world renowned artworks, complete with art gallery tours to highlight their new pieces, later this year.

Furthermore, other additions for 2020 will include a new culinary programming including chocolate-making classes, plus vegan & wellness driven food and beverage menus.

The enhancements will only and to the resort’s already burgeoning appeal, which has been achieved thanks to its combination of contemporary luxury and traditional character and charm.

Featuring classic colonial-style rooms, beachfront bungalows, and multi-bedroom villas, each with a private plunge pool, the indoor-outdoor architecture and interiors are a nod to the property's history, as the hotels sit on the site of a former 18th century working sugar plantation. 

Beyond the estate, Sugar Beach offer a wide variety of land, sea and air activities allowing guests to experience the natural wonders of the island. Thrill-seekers can whizz through the treetops alongside giant banyans on a zip-line, go horseback riding with a volcano stop off, bike or hike through 12 miles of private jungle trails, and take ATVs off the beaten track through rivers, valleys, and over the Devil’s Bridge.

History fans can learn the story behind the island's last remaining rum distillery, whilst foodies can discover the bean to bar process in Sugar Beach’s Chocolate 101, and visit the town of Soufriere just 3-miles away to see working local markets.

To see nature at its finest, visit the botanical gardens, drive-in volcano, Toraille Waterfall, sulphur springs for a revitalising mud bath, or go whale & dolphin watching.  

Back at the resort, harnessing the nourishing properties of nearby volcanic springs and fertile cocoa plantations, the Rainforest Spa offers a range of signature treatments – in addition to revitalising rituals from Natura Bissé and Valmont.

There are seven traditionally built treehouse treatment rooms at the Rainforest Spa, a wetroom with manicure and pedicure facilities, a relaxation pavilion, and an earthen Amerindian steam dome – known as a temascal – which reconnects the spa to the island’s earliest settlers.

Sugar Beach Resort is located around one hour’s transfer from Hewanorra International Airport, which connects to a wide number of cities across the world.

By Paul Joseph