Travel Guide St. Lucia/Sugar Beach Viceroy Resort

I am so excited because I am finally getting to share our travel guide recap from Sugar Beach Viceroy in St. Lucia!!! Thank you for all of your sweet comments and questions through our Insta posts about our trip…All of them made me even more excited to share this blog with you!

I am going to start by sharing my favorite photos of the trip including all outfit details but please scroll all the way down to see complete travel guide information!

When we arrived at Sugar Beach we were greeted by one of the butlers with fresh passion fruit mojitos. She then drove us down to our Luxury Beach Front Bungalow that was absolutely breathtaking!

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The Luxury Beach Front Bungalows are literally stunning! One of my favorite things about the room was this soaker bathtub.

The Luxury Beach Front Bungalows also have personalized 24 hour butler service! Our Viceroy Resort butlers were incredible.  We enjoyed delicious room service multiple times on our trip!

Heart Shaped Sunnies– Love these and they are under $10!!! Also available in multiple colors.

We fell in love with the insanely gorgeous beach front.  These swinging beach beds were amazing! This suit was one of my favorites from the whole trip! It comes in multiple colors and is under $25!

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The Rainforest setting was drop dead gorgeous! David and I could not get over the beauty. Jumpsuits were one of my favorite items to wear on our trip.

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We scheduled a private tour through the resort to explore Soufriere! Got to see Diamond Waterfall, Botanical Gardens & Drive in Volcano with Mud Bath.

Black Swimsuit | Sunglasses 

Black Swimsuit – Love the tie back of this suit and its under $20!

One of the most beautiful pool settings I have ever experienced! This is the same swimsuit from above in the whole piece version! This one is under $20 and can double as a bodysuit!

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We had the best time trying all of the resort restaurants! I loved getting dressed up for dinner after a long day at the beach.

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Packed plenty of fun little outfits for lunches and quick meals! We loved jumping on these “Tut Tuts” to ride all over the property! 

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Fedora | White Shorts | Tan Sandals | Necklaces | Sunglasses | White Blouse Coverup – Love this top because you can double it on vacations as a swimsuit coverup and a top! I wore it both ways on our trip and I am planning on wearing it into the fall with jeans & leggings. And its under $20…Such a great deal!

They had a gorgeous dock location at the resort that we kept gravitating back to because of the beautiful view! We got to see a wedding on this dock during our stay…It was stunning!

White Ruffle Swimsuit | Shell Purse | Straw Beach Hat | Earrings 

Floral Maxi Dress – Loved the movement in this maxi and its under $30!!!

I ordered this beautiful white maxi for the last night of our trip! It was perfect for our romantic evening of walking on the private beach and enjoying a wonderful dinner! It made me feel like a honeymooner again! This dress is under $25.00.

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We had the treat of visiting the Sugar Beach Viceroy Resort Rainforest Spa. I cannot say enough good things about this experience. I will share more below!

The spa was amazing! All the treatment rooms were in these bungalows. It reminded me of the Swiss Family Robinson’s tree house home!


I am thrilled for those of you that are now planning a trip to the island or already had one in the works and want more information. I am going to cover as much as I can about our trip in this post but please let me know if you have any questions!

Sugar Beach Viceroy Resort in St Lucia was an absolute dream!!!! I feel like we are still on cloud nine about the whole trip and we have been home for a few weeks already! When David and I started planning our 10 year anniversary we thought about a couple locations but then zoned in on St. Lucia. We wanted to go somewhere tropical where we could unplug, and recharge our internal batteries a bit, while still not being too far away from our little ones! I have to say Sugar Beach Resort far exceeded our expectations…Don’t you just love it when that happens?!


We live in Dallas so we flew through Miami to St. Lucia. From there we set up a private car, through the resort, to transport us from the airport to the property. This was about a 45 min drive.


We chose to stay at Sugar Beach a Viceroy Resort. It is a 5 star resort nestled in the rainforest on the site of an 18th century sugar plantation. It has a gorgeous view, set in the middle of the two Pitons, on the most stunning white sugar beach.

We had the opportunity stay in one of their Luxury Beach Front Bungalows!

Their Luxury beach front bungalows have a private courtyard with jacuzzi and outdoor shower. You then enter the most gorgeous suite with four poster bed, Egyptian cotton sheets and the most romantic foil netting! You also have a walk in closest and large bathroom complete with large walk in shower and beautiful free standing tub (You will want to jump into it immediately!) The room has every amenity you could want and then some. Lastly, is the bungalows have their own private shaded porch complete with hammock, sun loungers and table with chairs! These Luxury Beach Front Bungalows are truly what dreams are made of!    

White Maxi Dress | Hat | Shell Purse 


Since we stayed at the Sugar Beach Resort most of our food recommendations are from there! The food was absolutely delicious and the views could not be beat! We highly recommend coming over to the resort for a meal even if you are staying elsewhere on the island.

The Terrace Restaurant- We enjoyed having breakfast at this location. It is located on the ground floor of the beautiful Great House. We loved the gorgeous view of the lily pond and the way it overlooked the resort! They had a great breakfast selection including all of the island fruit and some of the best croissants I have ever had!

Bayside Restaurant-  This restaurant is set right on the beach with the perfect view of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. The feel is relaxed and mostly a la carte dining, but we also loved the big buffet dinner they hosted one of the nights we were there! They included everything from fresh seafood, hand rolled sushi station and crepe station plus so much more. That was our favorite dinning experience at the resort!

Cane Bar- The restaurant had the most gorgeous vibe. We enjoyed a delicious night of asian cuisine and fresh sushi. They also have a wide range of speciality drinks.

Bayside Bar- We loved the relaxed feel set under the almond trees. We enjoyed the live entertainment they hosted a couple of the nights we were there. The Reggae band created the perfect atmosphere for the Caribbean night we attended here! David also enjoyed one of the restaurants speciality wood-fired oven pizzas almost every day! He said we highly recommend the black truffle pizza!

Sugar Beach Room Service- We LOVED ordering room service while at the resort! The room was honestly so gorgeous that it was fun to enjoy it as much as possible. The food was also SO good and the service was perfection…They were never late even once with our order! They also had an awesome mustard hot sauce that was from the island that you must try while you are visiting…It was SO good we had to buy multiple bottles to bring home! 

The Beacon Restaurant- This is the only restaurant we ate at outside of the resort (Which tells you how amazing Sugar Beach really is, as we never wanted to leave). It was such a cool location… It is perfectly placed at the top of one of the mountains about 15 minutes from our resort. The view was absolutely stunning! It overlooked Soufriere and the beautiful beachfront. We visited this restaurant while on our private tour and it was the perfect spot to grab a traditional, St. Lucia mini-lunch before heading back to Sugar Beach.


Private Tour to Souifree

We highly recommend doing a private tour to Soufriere!!! It was one of the highlights of our trip. This tour includes visiting Diamond Waterfall, Botanical Gardens and a drive in volcano with mud bath! It was amazing how much you get to experience in half a day!  This also included lunch at The Beacon and our guide/driver gave us a tour of Soufriere! We loved every minute of this day.

We believe the private tour was so worth every penny because the resort sets it up so you know you are with a trusted guide. Also because it allows you to get to all of these amazing sites before the tour buses arrive…That is a total game changer! We got to experience Diamond Waterfall almost completely alone. It was an absolute DREAM! Also side note about 15 minutes after we enjoyed the waterfall, got to swim in it and get all the pictures we wanted there was a huge group piling in from a couple different buses. Trust us, get a private tour scheduled!


Sugar Beach has many water activities that are complimentary to their resort guests (I will list below). We decided to try the snorkeling! They have a beautiful coral reef reserve right off the beachfront that is protected. It was so nice to be able to go right from enjoying the beach to snorkeling within a few minutes. We saw the most beautiful fish!

These are the other activities the resort offers complimentary!

Hobie Cats
Paddle Boards

They also offer these motorized sports:

Banana Boat

As well as Snuba and Scuba Diving. Literally they have EVERYTHING!!!


The climate was a perfect tropical paradise! It stayed in the 76-85 range while we were there. We stayed in mostly beach wear and I brought multiple comfortable dresses and jumpsuits. If staying at Sugar Beach I would recommend bringing a range of clothing.  Most of the restaurants are dressy casual (I wore a dress to most). But for their formal dining in the Great Room, men must wear button down with slacks and closed toe shoes. I would also recommend bringing a dark colored bathing suit if you are going to do the Mud Bath so that your suit doesn’t get ruined!

Thank you for reading along! Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any of your questions or you would like more information on Sugar Beach Resort or St. Lucia.


This is the perfect time to book your own trip to this St. Lucia paradise! Sugar Beach Viceroy Resort is currently booking discounted packages called Caribbean Escapes . This offers guests up to 25% off room rates on selected room categories and includes daily breakfast. You can book for stays from now until December 25, 2018.


Thank you SO much for reading along! If I missed any of your questions please leave a comment below or email us at





  1. Jill
    July 19, 2018 / 8:15 am

    Was this resort kid friendly? I have a 5 year old, so always looking for resorts we would be comfortable at, as a family. This resort is stunning.

    • clmerritt
      July 24, 2018 / 2:34 pm

      Hi Jill!

      Yes this resort is completely kid friendly. We have a 2 & 5 year old and kept talking about how we want to bring them to Sugar Beach! The beach front is SO safe and they have a bunch of kid-friendly water activities. I also love that offered the most adorable (& very clean) kids club so that the parents can have a nice meal alone or enjoy the adult beach while the kids have a blast playing! There were many families there during our stay. Let me know if you have any other questions!
      XOXO- Laura

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