Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, Soufrière, St Lucia
Everything about this place is lush, from the grounds right through to the romanticism of the buildings that weigh-in heavy on the elegance of the colonial architecture.
Sugar Beach is a show-stopper. Rarely will you find a resort with such a dramatic setting: this former 18th-century sugar plantation is tucked between towering, verdant mountains, with a beach that is like pure sugar itself, and endless views over the glistening Caribbean Sea.
Your white-on-white room is awash with fine detailing, from the Egyptian cotton sheets, through to the personalised butler service, not forgetting your own private plunge pool; and for something really extraordinary, book a Beachfront Bungalow – quite literally mere steps from the water’s edge with oodles of extra treats.
With restaurants that really are the best St Lucia has to offer; two cocktails bars – both slinky-shiny odes to glamour; the island’s finest spa and spectacular views of The Pitons, there’s probably little more you could wish for.