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Activities at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

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  • Scuba & Watersports
    • Non-Motorized Water Sports
      • The following equipment is available free of charge from your Water Sports Pavillion, near the Jetty:

        Windsurfing
        Sailing
        Kayaking
        Hobie Cats
        Pedalos
        Snorkelling (a $2 per day Marine Park fee is payable to the Soufriere Marine Management Area to support reef conservation efforts)
        Paddle Boards

        Our expert staff is available to provide you with individual training classes for sailing and wind-surfing (fees apply). To sign-up, please contact one of the Water Sports attendants.

        Special Offer:

        A 2 Hour Kayak trip to Coral Garden Reef – at the base of Gros Piton, this reef offers above and below water an amazing landscape. This reef starts off in the shallows and won't go too deep as the majority of the reef is as deep as 50ft, with a few sandy patches. Unsual sargassum trigger fish can be spotted in the deeper area. Time for snorkeling included.

        Leaves Sugar Beach at 13:00 and returns at 15:00. Minimum two persons, fees apply, (see price list). Please register with one of the Water Sports attendants.

    • Motorized Water Sports
      • A plethora of motorized water sports activities are available to choose from:

        Water/Mono-ski
        Wake-board 
        Kneeboard
        Banana Boat (minimum 4 people)
        Megawind 
        Tubing

    • Scuba Diving
      • Saint Lucia is a paradise for divers.  The island forms the tip of an underwater volcano where both beginner and experienced divers can rejoice in a stunning variety of coral, sponges and sea fauna.  There are too many dive sites to list. However, our professional dive team has put together an exhaustive list of dives sites that should keep you busy for a while!

        Trou Diable
        Creole for “Devil’s Hole”, Trou Diable is a fascinating location. One of the largest plateau dive areas, it is also known as one of the healthiest reefs you’ll ever dive on. Barrel Sponges and well-developed coral heads with schools of Chromis and Grants in profusion.

        Pinnacles
        Also Known as the Keyhole Pinnacles, which is located outside the bay of Soufriere. The dive site has four spectacular peaks that rise from depths to within a few feet from the surface. Trumpet fish, filefish, blennies, and other fish make this their home. Seahorses are sometimes found on this dive.

        Superman’s Flight
        Located at the base of the Petit Piton, this dive site is well known for its underwater beauty and also currents. Part of Superman II was filmed there and that’s why it got its name. Huge barrel sponges and lovely soft orange sponges make this a tremendous dive. When the current is present this is a              perfect site for drift diving.

        The Staircase
        Named because of its formation, this dive is a great and beautiful site. Another untouched site which makes it an ideal home for a diverse aquatic life. Turtle of different sizes are also found on this site. The coral life is very healthy and fascinating.

        Piton Wall
        Situated in the Jalousie Bay, this dive site has a wonderful wall that drops down to hundreds of feet below. Home to much aquatic life of different sizes. Seahorses are also known to be seen on this dive.

        Piton Wall II
        The continuation of Piton Wall going into Superman’s Flight.  Because this reef is untouched by divers it makes the site very beautiful with aquatic life and corals.

        Sugar Beach Reef
        Within “walking” distance from the beach, this is our home reef. With easy access from the dive shop to the water, this dive is appropriate for beginners and newly certified divers.

        Jalousie
        Lots of schooling fish of various sizes and color. Located at the base of the Gros Piton this site is about five minutes dive from the dive shop. A vast range of different corals and sponges can be seen as well.

        Coral Garden
        This reef starts off in the shallows and won't go too deep as the majority of the reef is as deep as 50ft, with a few sandy patches. Unsual sargassum trigger fish can be spotted in the deeper area.

        Anse La Raye Wall
        A dramatic wall falls from the surface, covered in Sea Whips, Gorgonians and soft coral. Delicate soft corals and large Feather Dusters can be found on this site.

        Lesleen M Wreck
        A 165ft steel freighter that was sunk in 1986 for the purpose of diving. It is covered with deep sea fans and sponges with a variety of reef fish. School of fish can be found in and around the wreck, as well as Moray Eels, Frogfish, Lobsters and much more.

        Anse Cochon
        A steep slope with large boulders covered in Sponges and Gorgonians. In the shallower parts of the reef, Seahorses, Scorpion Fish and Cleaner Shrimps are found in abundance.

        Grande Caille
        Creole for “Large Reef” or “Big House”, Grande Caille is known as a very dramatic site. Deep water Gorgonians, Sea Whips, Huge Brain Corals and Barrel Sponges in pristine condition can be seen here.

        Turtle Reef
        A crescent-shaped reef that drops quickly from a plateau to a sandy turtle grass bottom. Located in the bay of Anse Chastanet, it starts off in the shallows at about 15ft of water with large boulders, continuing to the main reef at about 40ft where it then drops off to over 150ft . Spectacular Pillar Corals and huge Barrel Sponges can be seen. You are very likely to see Hawksbill and Green Turtles as it is adjacent to turtle grass beds.

        Anse Chastanet Reef
        A plateau between 5 and 25ft that drops down to over 145ft. The reef is covered in gorgonians, soft coral and sponges. Since it’s a marine reserve, the reef is covered with a variety of marine life such as Moray Eels, Parrotfish, Blennies, Crabs and big schools of Needle Fish. For photographers, this is the chance to use your  macro lens.

        Fairyland
        This tremendous dive site is the continuation of the Anse Chastanet Reef. Starting off at about 40ft, the reef then slopes down to beyond. A very large plateau area is covered with beautiful soft corals and huge barrel sponges. Big schools of Horse Eye Jacks and Creole Wrasse make this reef their home. You can also see hawksbill turtles in different sizes. To the end is one of the most colourful walls around. When a current is present, this dive is ideal for drift diving.

    • Snuba
      • Snuba is a form of surface-supplied diving in which an underwater breathing system, developed by Snuba International, is used. The word Snuba is a portmanteau of "snorkel" and "scuba". The swimmer uses swim fins, a diving mask, weights, and diving regulator as in scuba diving. The air, however, instead of coming from tanks strapped to the diver's back, comes through a long hose from tanks on pontoon rafts on the surface. Snuba often serves as a form of introductory diving, in the presence of a professional, insured guide, and following a half-hour lesson (but not requiring scuba certification). If you enjoy Snuba, you should definitely upgrade to our Introduction to Scuba. Please see price list for additional information.

    • Snorkeling
      • Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities since ancient times, with the first references dating back to Aristotle in his "Parts of the Animals" (referring to divers using "instruments for respiration" resembling the elephant's trunk). Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, is no different due to the cordoned off marine preservation area located at the foot of Petit Piton, off our beach. Fins, masks and snorkel can be signed out at the Water Sports Cabana.

        We also offer Snorkeling excursions to various dive sites. Fees apply. Please register at the Water Sports Cabana.

        Special Offer:

        Night snorkeling off Sugar Beach’s National Marine Reserve. Minimum of 4 persons, fees apply. Private snorkeling possible.

  • Tours
    • Signature Tours
      • DECOUVERT LA TRADITION ST. LUCIE

        Experience St. Lucia’s culture at its best! A tour designed for the family, the adventurous and especially persons with a keen interest in the island’s history! The tour starts with a few minutes drive to the Morne Coubaril Estate.  You will see and learn how crops such as coconut is processed into copra, cocoa (chocolate) beans into cocoa sticks and how sugar cane juice is extracted from an 18th century sugar mill. Enjoy freshly squeezed sugar cane juice, fresh dried coconuts and other estate produce while on tour. From there, we walk through a mini herbal garden on the estate that gives you the opportunity to see and learn about different herbal plants our ancestors used to heal themselves from different ailments.

        We then board the bus for a five minutes drive to Diamond, Soufriere, where you will learn about more herbal plants and remedies we use locally. The tour continues with a boat ride via water taxi from Soufriere town to the Anse Ivorgne Beach (at the base of Gros Piton), which was the main bay to export molasses in the 18th century. Your guide will explain how the locals make charcoal, see how fishermen get their fresh catch using fish nets and fishing lines, learn how our ancestors preserved fish, roasting fish over coal pot, learn and practice playing the game of the Caribbean- Cricket. Enjoy a swim in our deep blue Caribbean waters before partaking in a beach BBQ and creole lunch, eating from Calabash bowls as our ancestors did.

        Runs on Wednesday and Fridays from 09:00 am.

        18th CENTURY PLANTATION LIFE

        This half day tour starts with a visit to the 18th century Morne Coubaril Estate. A visit to the 18th century Amerindian village takes you back in time; as you discover how the island’s first settlers lived. Learn and see how crops such as coconut, cocoa (Chocolate beans) and sugar cane were processed. The tour continues with a drive down the west coast through the village of Choiseul as your guide educates you about the history of the village. The next stop is at the Choiseul Arts and Craft centre where a wide range of locally made Souvenirs and crafts can be purchased.  Finally, we continue to the Balenbouche estate; the working plantation proudly demonstrates the life of the 18th century with remains of the old sugar mill and a visit to the 18th Century plantation House.

        Tour runs on Wednesday from 08:30am. Minimum: 4 participants

        GROS PITON HIKE ADVENTURE BY SEA

        A fifteen minutes boat ride via water taxi will take you to the base of Gros Piton where one starts the hike. The Hike lasts approximately three hours and is strenuous. Be captivated by the breathtaking views of Petit Piton, St. Vincent and the south of the island from the summit of Gros Piton.  After the hike, take a dip in the warm, blue Caribbean waters, then enjoy a local meal with Chef Esnard’s specialty BBQ and ice cold drinks (local juice, beers and rum punch) before returning to your resort.

        Tour runs on Tuesdays and Fridays from 08:00. Minimum 4 participants.

    • Experience St. Lucia
      • CASTRIES HALF DAY SHOPPING

        Take a picturesque 30 minute boat ride to St. Lucia’s capital city Castries. Indulging in the coastal scenery and cruising past the fishing villages of Canaries, Anse La Raye and Marigot bay. Experience the island in a different manner. In Castries you will enjoy Duty Free shopping at La Place Carenage and Point Seraphine. Visit the Vendors Arcade and the historic local craft market. This tour is Available daily except Sundays and holidays.

        SOUFRIERE MARKET TOUR

        This is a tour of a local fresh fruit and vegetable market. You have the opportunity to mingle with the locals, see how they go about their market business, see and sample some of our tropical fresh fruit – all straight from the farms of St Lucia.

        This tour is available only on a Saturday.

        EXPLORE SOUFRIERE

        Visit the drive-in volcano, where an official guide will give you a brief history and then spend some time exploring on your own before setting off to the Botanical Gardens and Diamond waterfall. A tour guide is not needed at the gardens - you can explore on your own. Then you are taken to the spectacular rainforest waterfall at Toraille where swimming can be enjoyed. Finally you are taken to a restaurant with a fantastic view of the pitons and the town where refreshments are served. This tour is available daily.

        ISLAND BUGGY ADVENTURES

        An original twist to sightseeing, whilst driving an open air buggy (2 or 4 seats). Driver must be at least 23 years old, possess a valid driver license (1 Lucian driver permit included in price) and have experience with manual transmission; Passengers must be at least 6 years old. Tour includes: one driving permit, beverages, entrance fees and/or lunch (where applicable). Available tours: Southern Sights, Soufriere Safari, and Drive & Fly.


    • Adventure Tours
      • ISLAND ATV TOURS

        Experience the fresh air and beautiful scenery of St. Lucia on All-Terrain Vehicles. This guided tour is a great way to explore the rugged East Coast, with spectacular views from a private estate and countryside’s, of the Atlantic Ocean, Banana and Coconut Plantations and mangroves. It is allowed to splash through rivers in this 1,000 acre plantation. A refreshment stop for some fresh local juice is included along the way.

        This tour is available daily. Must be 16 or older to participate.

        CANOPY ZIPLINE ADVENTURE

        This is an exhilarating adventure, combining the adrenaline rush of zipping under the sheer Petit Piton, with elevated views of the historic town of Soufriere and the Caribbean Sea in this stop. While you whizz safely between giant Banyans, your experienced guides keep you informed of the eco-system and the spectacular views to look out for. Eight zip cables move you effortlessly through the estate where you can take your own air-borne photos of the Piton and town, before being carried into a canopy of banyan, coconut, plum and mango trees and across a bamboo-shadowed gorge. You can also see, smell and hear the ecosystem thriving in a pond below. This tour can be combined with an Estate Tour.

        This tour is available daily.                                                                                                        

        JUNGLE BIKING

        At Anse Mamin, you will find a complete biking center with a beginner’s circular trail and an expert’s only mountain climb. Alternatively, one can combine a plantation tour with gentle biking trails. A fun-filled half day of biking through lush vegetation, sun-dappled trails and 18th century French colonial ruins, complete with a volcanic swimming hole.

        This tour is available daily.

        HORSE BACK RIDING

        Take a ride along the most beautiful breathtaking scenery of the Atlantic Coast or the countryside where you can enjoy our untouched paradise or catch a glimpse of the local fishermen coming in with their daily catch. There are three different tours available, each providing you with a picturesque setting, whether it be mangrove, coconut or banana plantation, rugged Atlantic or white sand beaches: Beach Trail (2 hours), Countryside Trail (3 hours), and Calypso Beach Trail (4 hours).

        This tour is available daily – private tour is possible.


    • Hiking
      • GROS PITON

        Towering nearly 2,619 feet above water level, the majestic peak of Gros Piton is bound to fill your needs for wanderlust. The hike will take between 3-4 hours to complete and is a moderate to steep ascent. The hike starts at the interpretive centre in the town of Fond Gens Libres (“Valley of the Free People”). Many of the guides are descendents of the brigands or black freedom fighters that used the Gros Piton as a secure haven during the slave rebellion of 1748. A private hike is possible.

        TETE PAUL NATURE TRAIL

        Nestled on six (6) acres of lush, verdant land in the farming community of Chateau Belair. The hike is rated moderate and should take between 25 and 60 minutes to complete depending on pace. The trail boasts some of the most spectacular views of the south of the island, Jalousie Bay, the Pitons as well as Martinique and St. Vincent on clear days. Along the way, traditional Amerindian art of farine and cassava production can be learned, with a variety of exotic fruit trees (guava, soursop, avocado, etc…) as well as medicinal plants and trees. 

        CROSS ISLAND RAINFOREST TREK

        Enjoy the breathtaking views of the southern and more rugged Atlantic east coast. An official guide from the Forestry Department will escort the group on a four hour trek through the forest from east to west. As you emerge from the forest on the western side, a jeep will transport you to a waterfall located in a tropical garden for some relaxing or a refreshing dip. You will then head to one of the first estates established in St. Lucia for lunch before a jeep drive back to the resort via the west coast road.

        This hike is available daily - not suited for children less than 12 years.

        HIKE TO BOTANICAL GARDEN

        This hike starts from the resort accompanied by a tour guide into Soufriere town. We first make a stop at the Soufriere market where you will learn about a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and you will also get to purchase and enjoy fresh, local fruits. After the market, we walk through the town as your guide points out places of interest such as; the Soufriere town Square, Catholic Church, First Court House building and also a few places where movies were filmed in St. Lucia. From the town, one walks twenty minutes to the Diamond Botanical Gardens and Waterfall. We spend an hour exploring nature’s beauty before walking back to the town where a water taxi awaits to take you back to the resort.

        Tour is available every Saturday from 07:30am. Minimum 4 participants.

        SUPERMAN WATERFALL

        A moderate and educational hike among lower mountain forest, fruit bearing trees will take you to Superman’s Waterfall. The 70 feet volcanic waterfall cascades into a pool below where you will have a refreshing swim and mud bath. Fresh local juice and fruits in season will be served after your mud bath. The hike continues the same path to the old plantation house of the Morne Coubaril Estate. There, a plantation tour of how crops such as Coconut, cocoa and manioc are processed will be given as well as visiting the 18th century sugar mill and Amerindian village.

        Tour is available Mondays and Thursdays from 08:45am. Minimum 4 participants.

    • Sea Tours
      • DOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING

        St Lucia has its fair share of resident and visiting cetacean. Pods of spinning and spotted dolphins; Pilot, Sperm and Orcas among the whales, may be seen in our waters. The success rate of sightings is high (but not guaranteed) so join us in this natural experience and feel the thrill as they break the surface of the water.

        This excursion is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

        SUNSET CRUISE

        Take a relaxing cruise on board a yacht as we sail into the Caribbean Sea for two hours, while sipping and enjoying sparkling wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Nothing matches the magic of an island sunset especially if you’re out at sea. This is a perfect way to end the day and start a tropical evening.

        This cruise is available on Tuesdays and Fridays.

        DEEP SEA FISHING

        Enjoy sport fishing in St Lucia with the experienced and friendly crew on these well equipped boats. You don’t have to be a professional to have fun. If you’ve never done it before, one of the crew will be more than happy to show you the ropes; experienced anglers can come and enjoy the thrill of new fishing grounds. Commonly hooked fish include Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish and Dorado.

        This excursion is available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

        MANATEE

        Take to the high seas in style and explore the stunning western coastline of St Lucia aboard the beautiful Hans Christian-designed 42ft wooden sloop, Manatee. Set your own personal itinerary with our captain and crew, drop an anchor in private bays and snorkel in secluded coves or head north to Marigot Bay where you can visit one of the restaurants for lunch if you desire. We can also organize a picnic lunch onboard (additional charge applies). Beers, soda and water included.

        Only upon request. Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Land Activities
    • Tennis
      • Private Sessions

        • Adult Beginner and Intermediate lesson (60 minutes) $95.00
        • Couple’s Beginner and Intermediate lesson (60 minutes) $125.00
        • Children's 12 and under Beginner and Intermediate lesson (30-45 minutes) $55.00
        • Advanced hitting session (45-60 minutes) $75.00

        Group Complimentary Sessions

        • Adult Introduction to Tennis, Mondays 9am to 10am
        • Children's Introduction to Tennis, Tuesdays 9am to 9:45am (ages 8-12)
        • Social Tennis Mix (where intermediate tennis players come out to interact with the Pro and other tennis enthusiasts), Wednesdays 3pm to 4pm.

        NB: A Group session has a maximum of 8 persons.

        All sessions must be booked 24 hours in advance between 7am-6pm daily.

        In consideration of other guests, as your activity requires that facilities be reserved, we request a minimum of 2-hours’ notice if you are unable to keep your appointment or would like to change your reservation. Activities cancelled within 2 hours or less will be charged at 50%, any no shows will be charged at 100%.

  • Family & Children Programs
    • Sugar Club
      • Among St Lucia family resorts, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort provides a superior range of supervised activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old at the Sugar Club. The Sugar Club offers a range of activities including treasure hunts, arts and crafts, archery and coconut bowling, as well as fish feeding and sand castle building at the beach. The activities are well supervised and fun allowing our younger guests to make new friends at this beautiful Caribbean beach resort. 

        See Sugar Club Schedule

        See Easter 2018 Kids Programme

    • Spice Club
      • For teens and tweens, there is the Spice Club Program which offers older children activities such as table tennis, croquet, billiard tournaments, pinball machines and video games. Kayaking, paddle boarding and tennis are also favored pursuits.

        A favorite activity is the Sailing Club where teens learn the basics of sailing including rigging, parts of the boat, basic boat handling, and seamanship. Taught using the resort's fleet of 3.5m Laser Pico sailboats, the emphasis of the 5-6 day program is for participants to gain on-the-water experience within the protected environs of Anse des Pitons while also learning important sailing theory.

         Learn More about Sailing Club

    • Babysitting
      • Babysitting services are available at an additional charge; advance reservation is required. There is also an additional charge for taxi service to transfer the babysitter to and from our St Lucia resort.

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