Sugar Beach – One of the best beaches in the Caribbean

Located in the south west along the stunning Caribbean Sea coastline of Saint Lucia, Sugar Beach is an unforgettable beach with an extraordinary location between the island’s iconic and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Pitons. These two volcanic spires rise majestically from the emerald sea and provide a backdrop to a beach experience that is quite unlike any other in the Caribbean.

Sugar Beach’s beauty is enhanced by its remarkably clear waters, inviting both tourists and locals to plunge into an underwater wonderland. The clarity of the water is the result of several factors, including the protection afforded by the Pitons which shelter the bay from rough seas, and the natural coral reefs that fringe the coast, creating a tranquil and clear lagoon. These reefs also foster an abundant marine life making the beach a snorkeler’s dream. In our day trips to the beach, our family has seen new animals every trip including lobsters, octopus, cuttlefish, eels, crabs, and plenty of different types of tropical fish.



Just a glimps of some of The underwater life at sugar beach

What sets Sugar Beach apart is its stunning white sand—an unusual feature for a volcanic island often characterized by darker sand. In a creative transformation, the sand was actually imported to perfect the idyllic appearance of the beach.


Sugar Beach's famed white sands

Ranking among the top beaches in the Caribbean can be subjective due to the abundance of beautiful coastlines throughout the region. However, Sugar Beach, also known as the original name Jalousie Beach, often emerges as a favored choice for its mesmerizing setting, serene ambiance, and the high quality of the beach experience it offers. It effortlessly combines natural beauty with a touch of luxury.

Speaking of luxury, the Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, adds an element of opulence to this tropical haven. This five-star resort was built on the beach, meaning restaurants and bars are accessible during your visit.  If you are considering Sugar Beach resort for your stay is more than just a place to stay; it’s an experience, one that is wrapped in elegance, comfort, and unparalleled service. Spread across the lush landscape at the base of the Pitons, the resort’s villas and amenities reflect an understanding of refined indulgence and the natural splendor of its surroundings.


Though the Sugar Beach Resort is a beacon for those seeking the finest in holiday accommodation, the beach itself remains accessible to those not staying at the resort. Visitors can enjoy the sparkling waters and soft sand, and even access some of the resort’s amenities, such as the excellent restaurants and bars.  If making a day trip by car, you will be able to park at the top of the property and walk or shuttle down to the beach.  If traveling by boat, there is a pier on the beach that can be used to allow for passengers to depart there boats to enjoy the beach.

Sugar Beach is a gem to be discovered on Saint Lucia, an enchanting confederation of sand, sea, and luxury. Whether for a day visit or a longer indulgent stay, it promises a Caribbean beach experience that is as unforgettable as it is beautiful.

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