Need to know
96 suites, including 28 standalone villas, cottages and residences.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. If a room is not available on arrival, guests can relax on the beach or have a drink in Bayside Bar.
Double rooms from $565.00, excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Breakfast is not included; Continental breakfast (pastries, fresh fruit and juices) is $28 an adult, $21 a child; a buffet of meats, cheeses, yoghurt and fruit is $35 an adult, $26 a child. Entry to the Sugar kids club and some refreshments are included.
Guests that like to give back will be happy to hear the hotel is involved in a number of outreach projects to support local kids at Bouton Combined School.
At the hotel
A private beach; a watersports centre (offering Snuba and scuba-diving, sailing and kayaking); two tennis courts; Sugar and Spice kids clubs; beach volleyball; fitness studio; free WiFi throughout the hotel. In rooms: plunge pool, personal butler service, TV with DVD player, iPod dock with Bose sound system, Egyptian-cotton bedlinen, Natura Bissé bath products, a Nespresso coffee machine and tea-making facilities, air-conditioning, minibar and free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
The Two- to Four-Bedroom Ocean View Residences offer extra space for families and friends travelling together. Bedrooms lead straight out onto a decked terrace with a private infinity pool and lots of comfy sunloungers, from which you can gaze out over the aquamarine waters. The cosy, secluded One-Bedroom Residences are ideal for couples; each has a large, jungle-sheltered private pool.
You’ll never want for a serene swimming at Sugar Beach; there’s a large, heated outdoor pool for all guests by the main hotel, which has breathtaking views of the Piton mountains. Supervised children can splash about here, too. Each room also has either its own Jacuzzi, plunge pool or infinity pool, depending on the category.
From the wooden treehouse-style structures to the products used, the Rainforest Spa is all natural.The nine treatment rooms, temascal (a traditional, Amerindian, stone steam room warmed by volcanic spring water), and relaxation area with natural pools and streams are reached by walkways winding through the jungle; there’s also a fully-equipped gym. Both adults and children can indulge in the spa’s Caribbean-inspired treatments. Enjoy a chocolate scrub, a soothing honey-and-chamomile body treatment, or get your caffeine fix for the day with a Caribbean coffee scrub and massage. The spa has two couples treatment rooms with private outdoor heated pools and a number of specially-designed treatments; for the ultimate couple’s getaway try the Sulfur Seduction experience which includes a mud bath in nearby sulfuric springs, a trip to Piton waterfalls and a back massage.
Pack your treasure chests with cocktail attire for nightly Creole feasts at one of the two (three in high season) restaurants.
Four-legged travel companions (small dogs and service animals) can stay with you in your room for free; the hotel can provide dog beds, bowls and food on request.
Small dogs and service animals can stay for free. See more pet-friendly hotels in Saint Lucia.
Children of all ages are welcome and there’s a wide variety of activities to keep them entertained, including two kids clubs.
Children of all ages are welcome at the hotel. With babysitting services, two kids clubs, children’s menus and a wide variety of activities, you can relax with some well-earned downtime.
For more space and your own room, stay in one of the Two- or Three-Bedroom Villas or Residences. Children under 16 can share your room for free; baby cots and extra beds are available.
The hotel has an outdoor playground and indoor play area, and offers a variety of watersports for kids. Swim with the fishes on a Snuba dive in the bay (ages eight and up), or go further under the sea and take part in a scuba-diving course (for over-12s). Kids of all ages can try snorkelling, kayaking, paddle-boarding and can borrow pedalos. The Youth Sailing Club is popular with tweens and teens (aged 10 to 17); the five- or six-day course teaches the A-to-Z of sailing and water safety using the resort’s fleet of Laser Pico sailing yachts.
The Sugar Club is a warm, friendly haven for children aged 4 to 12 (open from 9.30am to 5pm each day); here little ones can take part in treasure hunts, cookie-decorating classes, tye-dying sessions, coconut bowling and kids’ cricket, plus fish feeding and sandcastle building on the beach. Under-4s can join in the fun too, but must be accompanied by a parent or babysitter. For older kids, the Spice Club has indoor games, including pinball and air-hockey machines, table-tennis, a billiards table, karaoke gear with electric drums and a guitar, video games and arts-and-crafts supplies. Outdoor activities include croquet and archery on the lawn, football, tennis and badminton, volleyball on the beach, kayaking, paddle-boarding, waterskiing and banana-boat rides.
The main pool is family-friendly and each room has its own private plunge pool.
Children can dine in all three restaurants at any time of day, and are allowed in the Bayside Bar and Cane Bar until 10pm. Highchairs, baby bottles, children’s cutlery and changing facilities are available at all food and drink venues. A children’s menu is served in the Great Room, starring simple dishes of spaghetti bolognese, salads, and fish and chips, washed down with a creamy vanilla and dulce de leche-honey milkshake. The Bayside Restaurant has a children's buffet where kids can choose between burgers, hot-dogs, fish-fingers and bowls of pasta, and watch chefs prepare their made-to-order pancakes. Under-4s can dine from the kids menu for free and chefs can purée food and whip up baby food free of charge.
Babysitters and nannies can be arranged, but must booked one day in advance ($25 transport fee a day, then $12 an hour for first child, and $3 for each additional child).
No need to pack
Audio baby-monitors are available.