To visit a place of breathtaking natural beauty, nestled between St Lucia’s famous Pitons. This world-class destination promises to ensconce the whole family in total luxury, ensuring you a well-deserved super-relaxing holiday with your loved ones.
Just a 9-hour direct flight from London with a 30-minute transfer to the resort. The added bonus is the flight is only 7-hours on the return and it’s a night flight – making it very manageable with little ones. Check out my blog, flying with babies and toddlers, for advice on how to take the stress out of travel with little ones.
Upon arrival, you are introduced to your personal butler who will take care of your every whim during your stay. One evening, we asked for a highchair for our room and moments later it appeared – nothing is too much trouble here! 24/7 he will be at your disposal to make sure your stay is just perfect.
A mixture of private villa’s dotted around the 100-plus acre estate offering total seclusion and privacy. Accessed by chauffeur driven tuk tuks means getting around the resort is no hassle at all.
There are 11 luxury Sugar Mill Rooms. These are the cheapest rooms but they are by no means a let down. We stayed in Sugar Mill Room 5 which was utterly beautiful (spread over two floors), and plenty large enough to house our family of four very comfortably for a week. With a garden, large entrance hall, in-house treatment room, extremely spacious bedroom, luxurious shower room and vast terrace with plunge pool, we were spoiled rotten. The stairs were a slight issue with Little D crawling, but we soon realised that if we used the Ottoman at the end of our bed as a stair gate we could relax.
If you are a family with young children and planning on using the babysitting services (which I highly recommend), I’d opt for these rooms as they are moments from the restaurants and beach.
Food and Drink
There is a stylish but relaxed beach-side restaurant serving delicious fish and local dishes, but also serves classics like burgers, pizza and pasta. The waitresses are amazing with the little ones, making them feel really happy.
The Great Room is at the heart of the hotel and is an exceptionally beautiful colonial-style restaurant, serving gastronomic delights rivalling any top London eatery.
Not to be missed is the fashionable Cane Bar where you can sip cocktails while you nibble on melt-in-your-mouth sushi. There was a Black & White themed party with DJ when we were there, and everyone made a real effort to get dressed up!
I could burst with excitement telling you how amazing this hotel is for families. The staff genuinely love children, making a point of learning their names and making them feel welcome and special. Always happy to warm a bottle or fetch a bucket and spade, they really did make the holiday for us!
The children’s club is a magical haven, beautifully decorated by amazing glittery artist, Lucy Loveheart. Your little ones will be able to explore their inner thespian on the stage, hang out in the arcade playing pinball (sometimes frequented by the dads!) or camp out in the life-sized dolls house. Under 4’s have to be accompanied by a babysitter, but they are reasonably priced and well worth the money to give Mummies and Daddies a chance to play tennis, snorkel or wakeboard, or just kick back and relax in the sunshine.
If heaven were a place on earth, this would be it. Located in the jungle is a maze of individual tree houses with an abundance of blissful treatments on offer. I’d highly recommend visiting this special spa, even for just for one little massage. You will leave feeling revived and totally relaxed.
Value for Money
The Sugar Beach is a luxury resort, so this type of holiday unfortunately doesn’t come cheap, but it is well worth saving up for. Going out of season in June or November can make it a lot more affordable and the weather is still fab. Try to book when BA or Virgin have a sale and I’d encourage you to go all inclusive.
Please do check out my post of St Lucia snaps, which will hopefully give you a taste of this little slice of paradise.
Love Mummy B