Anniversary at Sugar Beach
Monica & Keith recently traveled to Sugar Beach in St. Lucia to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They returned with absolutely glowing reviews – and made us pretty envious of their spectacular trip. From views of the Pitons, to lounging beachside, couples massages and zip lining- their trip was the perfect combination of pure relaxation and soft adventure!
First, we must say that upon arrival to St. Lucia, and especially to Sugar Beach, the beautiful scenery is absolutely breathtaking. All during the week, we were in awe and constantly took pictures. We have almost 500 pictures! The views never got old.
Friends of ours had honeymooned at Sugar Beach the first week of May this year and they had given us a card to Peter D’s Luxurious Taxi Service and highly recommended Peter. Luckily, he was our driver when we arrived. He was most gracious and even stopped and bought us a Piton beer to enjoy during the drive to Sugar Beach. He told us all about St. Lucia and it’s history and facts and he gave us a very informative tour on the way.
We arrived at Reception and were greeted with the Welcome Drink (which I would love the recipe and anything you could do to get that would be most appreciated) and after a brief wait, were driven to our Villa – 902. We were so impressed by the layout of Sugar Beach and we both fell in love with our Villa. The private pool and outdoor shower were incredible and I’m sure Keith took at least 3 showers a day outside and wants one at home. The Villa was amazing, along with an incredible view of the Petit Piton, decorated with flowers everywhere and “Welcome” and “Congratulations” spelled out in greenery. We had snacks and a well stocked mini bar. The bathroom was a dream with the claw foot tub and huge shower. It all was extremely comfortable and had everything we could need and more.
We were extremely impressed with the food. We did not have one average meal. Everything was delicious and well prepared. We had three dinners at Bayside, two at the Cane Bar and two at the Great Room and we loved them all. We enjoyed the breakfasts at The Terrace and had lunch at Bayside and lunch served to us at the beach a few times. We had more than enough to eat and always returned to our Villa each night with a treat waiting on the bedside table. We missed out on the Afternoon Tea, but I really don’t know where we would have put it.
The beach was absolutely beautiful with the views of the Pitons, Coconut Trees, Almond Trees, the water – just beautiful. The pool and the natural landscaping around it are incredible. And the flowers! Flowers everywhere and so beautiful. Again, the views are just breathtaking and you can’t believe you are there!
We spent a lot of lazy time on the beach and by the pool, but we totally enjoyed our activities. We did the Sulphur Excursion with the mudbath, volcano tour and one of the waterfalls, then returned for the couples massage at the Rain Forest Spa. Our guide (and massage therapist) was Dwayne and he took great care of us, along with Dawn of Dawn’s Taxi Service. We also did the zip lines at Morne Coubaril Estate. Berthia and Phillip were our guides and they were very entertaining and informative. We also went to Ladera to have drinks and see the sunset, we went snorkeling, and enjoyed a sunset cruise on the Mystic. We highly recommend all of these activities.
We returned to the Rain Forest Spa on Friday, for my Honey Scrub and Keith’s massage. You were right, that Spa was amazing! Keith also used the gym and found it had everything one could need and the view from the gym was also amazing!
The staff at Sugar Beach could not have been more pleasant and treated us like celebrities. They kept reminding us that we were on vacation and to just relax. OurButlers were Cordy and Greg and they took excellent care of us. You were right about “island time” and it took a day or so to get used to it, but then we found ourselves right in sync. I think I’m still on “island time” and it is hard to come back to reality. Keith and I both felt the trip put us in a perfect state of mind. We absolutely loved St. Lucia, Sugar Beach, the people, the trip and we already want to go back.
Lindsey, you recommended the perfect place for us! It was exactly what we wanted and needed!!
Thank you so much,
Monica and Keith