Sunseekers coming to the Caribbean are spoilt for choice when looking for their perfect beach holiday, but St Lucia is one of the favourites. In part, it’s because of its iconic Piton mountains: twin volcanic peaks in a valley that is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Sugar Beach | St. Lucia
Sugar Beach has it all – this holiday playground is the sort of hotel you could happily spend weeks at and never get bored. Arriving by boat brings you straight to the watersports club on the beach, helpful so that you can earmark all of the activities such as snorkelling and tubing to do during your stay. You may have been admiring them from afar, but at Sugar Beach you’ll be in a hidden cove directly between the two Pitons – one of which looks like King Kong in profile (if you squint).
The resort is a great option for group get-togethers, since there are residences that sleep up to eight with their own staircase leading down to the beach. Every room, whether one of the cottages, bungalows or villas, has its own plunge pool, plus butler service. The estate is huge – it spans 100 acres of rainforest – so you’ll need to utilise the cars that will take you up and down (the pastel pink one is the obvious choice to try and shotgun).