The Jalousie Plantation, located on the quiet southwest coast of St. Lucia just 5 miles from the historic town of Soufriere, has completed a three-year, multi-million dollar transformation and is marking the occasion by renaming the property Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort on November 30. The three-year project that has cost in excess of $100 million includes 59 brand new Luxury Villas; eight brand new Luxury Beachfront Bungalows; 11 revamped Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms; a new 9,427-square-foot Rainforest Spa and more.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort was once the site of an 18th century Sugar Mill Estate, the remains of the original mill have now been integrated into the resort. Nestled within the Caribbean island’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Val des Pitons area, the plantation is flanked on either side by the majestic peaks of the Gros and Petit Pitons, while at its feet can be found a crystal-clear blue ocean, bursting with protected coral reefs.
Relax by the pool or rejuvenate at the Rainforest Spa.
This is the entrance to the Rainforest Spa. The treatment rooms, raised on stilts above the plantation’s natural springs, have been built to resemble the homes of St Lucia’s original inhabitants.
The Rainforest Spa at Sugar Beach, was built entirely from indigenous woods. With thatched roofs and thick wooden walls, these treehouses can be found hidden in hills on the island.
The Rainforest Spa incorporates natural remedies like bananas to firm skin, coconuts to exfoliate, and cocoa butter to hydrate. Tree house treatment rooms are available for the ultimate St. Lucian spa experience.
Each new villa is different from the next, and surrounded by developed tropical gardens they offer a level of privacy and seclusion found in few resorts in the Caribbean. From the beach, the villas are invisible, literally enveloped in lush greenery, and scattered up a steep incline, each boasting uninterrupted views of the ocean.
Expansive decks are positioned to soak up the amazing views, while immaculate colonial interiors and furnishings are thoughtfully laid out to allow guests to take in the exquisite surroundings, whether from a cushioned window seat or their own private plunge pool.
Each of the St Lucia resort’s Luxury Sugar Mill Rooms, Luxury Villas, Villa Suites and Luxury Beachfront Bungalows affords spectacular views of the Pitons or the Caribbean Sea.
It’s impossible not to be moved by the beauty of this place.
‘Linger Longer’ rates start at $590 per night, room only, based on double occupancy and excluding VAT and service charge.