Wanderlust Wednesday: Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia

by | destinations, Travel, Wanderlust Wednesday | 1 comment

St. Lucia, Sugar Beach, Viceroy Sugar Beach, Alicia Wood, Dallas Travel Blogger

As you’ve probably seen on my Instagram and Instagram Stories, we just returned from an incredible week at the Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia.  This must be the most beautiful place we’ve ever been and just what the doctor ordered for our family!

Because we are members of Inspirato, that is how I booked our accommodations. Inspirato’s is a trusted travel partner who always ensures that our vacations are fabulous. Due to a family illness, we had to postpone our trip for three weeks, and they took care of every detail for us, which was an enormous help.

As I’ve shared before, being a member of Inspirato helps us discover new places to explore, from Rancho Palos Verdes in California (one of my first travel posts) to Georgia’s Sea Island to St. Lucia!  I’m not sure I’d have visited this gorgeous place but now can’t wait to return.  You can see a full tour of our villa and our vacation highlights on Instagram Stories Highlights (the little circles at the top) under St. Lucia.  I save all our trips there.  (Note:  This is our annual summer vacation like last year to Rome, Florence and Venice, Lake Tahoe, London and Paris and not a sponsored trip.  I’m always sure to tell you if it is sponsored.)

We were met at the airport by an Escalade hired by the Viceroy, and the nicest gentleman gave us an overview of St. Lucia’s history during our 40-minute drive. (Note: On the way home, we took a taxi that was a driver from the hotel. I’ll probably ask for this option when I return as it was much less than the car service and every bit as nice! It’s not your typical taxi—they are super-clean silver vans that are always available at the resort.)

Upon arriving at the Viceroy Sugar Beach, we were taken directly to our oceanfront villa and met by our butler, Charles. Each one of the villa rooms at the Viceroy comes with a butler to help you make all of your reservations for dinner and activities. Charles was an angel! He  helped Scott and I unpack and blew up the girls floats for them. He would have unpacked them as well, but they unpacked themselves quickly and hustled out to the pool.  You can see my packing list here and what I wore in St. Lucia as well.

We stayed in Villa number 107, which is a beautiful 3-bedroom 3½-bath with a large veranda, outdoor dining pavilion, two covered porches, and a large pool, all with gorgeous views of Petit Piton and the Caribbean Sea. I don’t know if there’s a better view in the world!  The architecture of the property is 18th-century colonial with delicate gingerbread trim carved in topical and sea motifs.  Ours had Palm Trees in the trim!  Each Villa was painted the palest pastel pink, blue or yellow.  Our villa was Ocean Front.  There are a few Ocean Front that have steps to the beach but I really loved our perch.  You can see our villa just to the right of the catamaran above.

The Viceroy Sugar Beach is located on a fine sugar-sand beach and situated between the two iconic mountains of St. Lucia, Gros Piton and Petit Piton. Being surrounded by these beautiful volcanic mountains was breathtaking.

Our days were filled with sleeping in, big brunches at home made by yours truly, and days by the pool and beach enjoying the great water, family time, and drinking Margaritas, Piña Coladas and Miami Vices (virgin daiquiris for the girls)!

There is also a lot to do at Sugar Beach as well.  The water sports shop has free Hobicats for sailing, paddle boards, sea kayaks and snorkeling.  The girls loved tubing behind the boat in the open ocean, too.  The best marine reserve for snorkeling in St. Lucia is right on this beach!  The Petit Piton base is at the end of the beach and ends in a coral reef with an immense drop off.  You can scuba here, too. There is also a fitness center, yoga pilates and a gorgeous spa.

As you probably remember, Scott is an adventurous guy and is always looking for some kind of activity for at least several days, whether it is surfing, sailing, or hiking. One morning, we got up bright and early and joined a group to climb Gros Piton. This was one of the most difficult things I have ever done! 2½  miles of vertical “hiking” one way. It was more like bouldering! But I am so proud of myself for doing it, and my 11-year-old daughter led the way right behind the guide, so that I actually kept me going. The view from the top is so beautiful! I would definitely encourage anyone to do this hike. If you get to the halfway point and you think you can’t go anymore, that’s OK because the view from there is gorgeous as well!

Another day, we chartered the Viceroy’s sailboat, the Manatee, for a few hours. Our captain Vitus and his co-captain were delightful! We sailed to Marigot Bay to snorkel and enjoyed crudités and guacamole on our way back. We also sailed through the bay of the nearest town, Soufriere, and got to see the bat cave hidden in the cliffs alongside it. I think our favorite sighting that day would have to be a huge sea turtle!

There are several dining options at the Viceroy Sugar Beach, including the Bayside Restaurant, which is located right on the beach, the Cane Bar sushi restaurant, The Great Room, a fine dining room, and The Terrace Restaurant.  The food was wonderful, and they were very good with our food allergies. The chef even took the time to guide me through the extremely large buffet the night of the beachside barbecue. We only left the property once, for dinner at the resort at the top of the ridge called Ledera. The sunset from there was gorgeous and dinner was excellent.

This relaxing vacation is exactly what our family needed—a mix of relaxation and adventure before we begin the next school year, which includes moving my oldest daughter to California for college. We loved the Viceroy Sugar Beach in St. Lucia and dream of returning. We don’t often return to the same place (unless it’s Mexico for easily accessible surfing), but this special oasis will definitely be one we visit again.  The sunsets were magical from every vantage point!

I can’t wait to share where we’re headed next!

Xo

Alicia

PS – Remember to leave comments on posts to be eligible for my monthly Beauty and Gift Boxes!  Also, when you subscribe to the newsletter you receive the password to download my three FREE eBooks including the newest just released this month, Easy Summer Entertaining that has tips and recipes.

Pin this image for reference!

1 Comment

  1. Shari

    I’m so glad you shared your trip on Instagram and your blog. I recognized the property right away bc I snorkled in that cove over 20 years ago! We were staying at the Sandals resort and I never knew what the name of the resort on the cove was but always thought I would like to go back and stay there bc it looked so beautiful. Now I know the resort’s name and can add it to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing!

Alicia Wood, Dallas Lifestyle Expert, Dallas Fashion Blogger

MEET ALICIA

AliciaWoodLifestyle.com is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia’s goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

Read More

JOIN THE LIST

Sign up for my mailing list & receive subscriber-only style finds, beauty tips, interior inspiration, and more! 

You’ve successfully signed up! Check your email for details.

December Reader Favorites
January Favorites Under $150
AWL Resort Shop
AWL X Hazen Jewelry Collection
Promo for Alicia Wood featured on How'd She Do That? podcast

Meet Alicia

AliciaWoodLifestyle.com is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

Read More

1 Comment

  1. Shari

    I’m so glad you shared your trip on Instagram and your blog. I recognized the property right away bc I snorkled in that cove over 20 years ago! We were staying at the Sandals resort and I never knew what the name of the resort on the cove was but always thought I would like to go back and stay there bc it looked so beautiful. Now I know the resort’s name and can add it to my bucket list. Thanks for sharing!

Meet Alicia

AliciaWoodLifestyle.com is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

Read More

My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

Best Spring Style Staples

Best Spring Style Staples

There are items in my closet that I reach for each season.  Having these makes getting dressed so much easier!  Here are my Spring Style Staples you’ll want to make sure you have as well.


The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away so I’m sharing a curated Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Below I’ve curated a boutique of beautiful, thoughtful gifts for Mother’s Day. Whether your Mother is loves pamering, entertaining, fashion, jewelry or art, you’ll find the perfect gift here. You might even find something for yourself!





AWL Spring Style Shop: Five Spring Trends for 2021

AWL Spring Style Shop: Five Spring Trends for 2021

The Spring Style Shop is filled with my favorite styles for the warm weather that is here to stay.


Beauty

Discover Alicia’s clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

Best Places to Buy Clean Beauty Online

Best Places to Buy Clean Beauty Online

I’ve shared a post on what is Clean Beauty & why it is important, but it can be difficult to find trusted source to purchase Clean Beauty items.  To give you a great start, I’m sharing the best places to buy clean beauty online as well as my favorite clean beauty brands.

AWL Spring Boutiques

AWL Spring Boutiques

Today I present the AWL Spring Boutiques! Each season, I fill the AWL Boutiques with my favorite finds to inspire your personal style, keep you looking beautiful, decorate your home, fill your pantry and give the perfect gift!  These are updated constantly but get a major overhaul at the beginning of each season.  Whether you are new or one of my long-time readers, I wanted to be sure to let you know they are fully updated!

Clean Beauty Discovery: UNSUN Tinted Sunscreen

Clean Beauty Discovery: UNSUN Tinted Sunscreen

I love sharing new clean beauty finds! I just found UNSUN tinted sunscreen at Nordstrom.  It is a 100% mineral sunscreen and color corrector all in one and I’m loving it!


Food & Entertaining

Here you’ll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.

Tablescapes

Tips on setting a beautiful table.

Entertaining

Get inspired with entertaining tips.

Interiors

My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.

Travel

Some of life’s greatest treasures are memories created through travel.

Destinations

Packing Lists

Holiday Inspiration

Get inspired with my holiday tablescapes, recipes & more!

Easy and Elegant Easter Brunch Menu

Easy and Elegant Easter Brunch Menu

We typically have Easter Brunch at home.  There is just something sweet about celebrating our risen Lord and then being at home together.  I love the more relaxed pace of entertaining at home.  Here is our Easy and Elegant Easter Brunch Menu to inspire your menu this Easter Sunday.  It is actually a great menu for any time of year!

How to Create an Elegant Easter Tablescape

How to Create an Elegant Easter Tablescape

I can’t believe Easter is less than two weeks away!  I’ve begun to plan my Easter tablescape and which made me think to share with you How to Create an Elegant Easter Tablescape.  Creating the tablescape is always one of my favorite things on any holiday To Do List!


21 Spring Dresses for Easter and Beyond

21 Spring Dresses for Easter and Beyond

Spring seems to bring so many events where you need the perfect dress: Easter, graduation, bridal and baby showers, luncheons and more. I have gathered 21 Spring Dresses that are perfect for Easter and beyond!