Couple enjoying views of St. Lucia

St. Lucia Land Excursions

A wide variety of land activities await at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. From tours through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gros Piton to an island buggy ride, guests can explore and discover the many natural wonders of the island – with or without the thrilling kick of adventure.

To book a reservation, please contact the Concierge.

Tours

Botanical Gardens Tour

Daily (30 to 40 minutes)

Visit the Diamond Falls Botanical Garden, the oldest of St Lucia’s botanical gardens dating back to the late 1700’s. The 30 to 40 minute trail leads to a sulphurous waterfall and hot mineral bath springs.

  • Wear: Comfortable clothing + shoes
  • Bring: Camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimsuit, cash for purchases

Cocoa Tours

The Tree to Bean Tour:

Enjoy a hands-on encounter as you take part in the grafting process at the cacao tree seedling nursery, before taking a walk through the cocoa grove, Cotes of Marcial, then exploring the fermentation and drying station - finishing with the perfect cocoa bean. Duration: 30 minutes

The Bean to Bar Tour:

From de-shelling to grinding, recipe formulating, mixing and pouring your very own chocolate bar, this tour explores the chocolate making process from the freshly dried bean to a delicious slab of chocolate. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

The Tree to Bar Tour:

Deep dive into the world of chocolate making with this holistic experience that starts with in the seedling nursery and ends with you creating and molding your very own chocolate bar. Duration: 2 hours

Explore Soufriere

Daily from 10:00 AM (approx. 3 hours)

Explore the tropical essence of Soufriere with a trip to our botanical gardens, drive-in volcano, and refreshing dip at the Toraille.

  • Wear: Comfortable clothing + shoes
  • Bring: Camera, sunscreen, swimsuit/dark swimsuit for mud baths
  • Leave: Jewelry (particularly silver) in the in-room safe

Resort Horticultural Tour

Wednesdays from 9:30 AM

Take a guided horticultural tour of all the wonders Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort has to offer. Explore the local flora and fauna, from from the jungle floor to the sky sweeping palms. You can also sample some of the floral herbs and garnish grown in the Sugar Beach herb garden.

Complimentary

Rhythm & Rum

Monday to Friday

Learn the colourful story behind the island's last remaining distillery, St. Lucia Distillers - home to Bounty and Chairman's Reserve rums. This popular tour also includes the history of sugar, rum, Caribbean music, a glimpse at a typical rum shop and the opportunity to sample the distillery's different rums and liqueurs.

Entrance Fee & Travel Costs Apply

Sulphur Springs & Mud Bath

Daily from 10:00 AM (approx. 1 hour)

Experience the Caribbean’s only drive in volcano, the ‘Sulphur Springs’, as well as visiting Toraille Waterfall and relaxing in therapeutic mud baths.

  • Wear: Comfortable clothing + shoes
  • Bring: Camera, sunscreen, dark swimsuit for mud baths
  • Leave: Jewelry (particularly silver) in the in-room safe

Excursions

ATV Biking

Daily (2 hours)

Take an adrenaline-charged ride on Yamaha Grizzly ATVs as our guide leads you on a network of trails through rivers, waterfalls, historic plantations, farms, valleys, over the Devil’s Bridge and other off-the-beaten paths only accessible with an ATV.

  • Wear: Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Bring: Camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimsuit, cash for purchases

Canopy Zipline Adventure

Daily (1 hour 15 minutes)

Exhilarating and spectacular, whizz through the treetops in the shadow of Petit Piton and marvel at views of historic Soufriere and the sea. Eight ziplines will take you through giant banyans, coconut, plum, mango trees and a bamboo - shaded gorge, while our experienced guides will keep you informed on the eco - system and what special views to look out for.

  • Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes
  • Bring: Camera, sunscreen

Horseback Riding

Daily (2 hours)

Atlantic Shores Riding Stables promises an unforgettable horseback adventure for beginners and experienced riders. Our popular beach ride will take you along gorgeous trails and breathtaking vistas before heading to the beach where you will enjoy the freedom of walking or cantering your beautiful horse.

  • Wear: Comfortable clothing + shoes

Hiking

Gros Piton Hike

Daily (approx. 3-4 hours)

Trek through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed, volcanic Gros Piton standing 2,619 feet above sea level. Explore the verdant rainforest as you clamber over boulders and are treated to the breathtaking view from the summit, and picturesque stops at Au Poye Park and the valley of Fond Gens Libre.

  • Difficulty: High. Guests with pre-existing health conditions, pregnancy, injury or disabilities are advised not to participate
  • Wear: Comfortable walking shoes, breathable athletic-wear
  • Bring: Camera, sunscreen, insect repellent, water, snack (banana /cereal bars), a few dollars for purchases

Rainforest Hike & Birdwatching

Daily from 8:00 AM (approx. 5 hours)

The Grand Eden Estate Rainforest Hike starts with a scenic drive through the Fond St Jacques residential and farming community in Soufriere. It is both a historical and educational excursion, which allows you to admire all the breathtaking views of the island's national landmarks. You will then be guided through a nature trail on a farm and get to explore a local 'Creole Herb Garden' where you can sample a selection of local fruit and vegetable produce. This hike is also a bird lovers paradise, where birds indigenous to St Lucia can be seen including the national bird 'Amazona Versicolor', to the St Lucian Orio, Warbler and Black Finch.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Wear: Casual clothing, comfortable shoes/sneakers
  • Bring: Camera, binoculars, insect repellent

Superman Waterfalls

Daily from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)

This educational hike through the lower mountain forest and fruit trees will lead guests to a veritable hidden treasure – the 70-foot Superman waterfall. Enjoy a refreshing dip, mud bath and fresh local juice as well as seasonal fruits.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes
  • Bring: Camera, swimsuit, towels, sunscreen

Tet Paul Nature Hike

Daily from 9:00 AM (45 minutes)

Allow our guide to take you through a spectacular trail through the verdant farming community of Chateau Belair as you enjoy views of the Pitons as well as Martinique and St. Vincent on clear days. Along the way, our guide will explain the Amerindian art of farine, cassava as well as highlight the wide variety of exotic fruit trees and medicinal plants along the trail.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes
  • Bring: Camera, binoculars, insect repellant, water

Shopping

Saturday Market Fitness Walk

Weekly from 7:30 AM

Spend an exciting day with the locals at Soufriere Market and shop around for local produce, island treats and unique pieces from Zaka Crafts.

  • Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes
  • Bring: Camera, sunscreen

Create Your Own Tour

Have fun creating your very own excursion by handpicking up to three destinations to experience within four hours: Rustic Plantation Tour, Diamond Botanical Gardens, Volcano and Tet Paul Nature Trail.

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Resources

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Events

Chocolate Experiences

June 19, 2024

Join us on an immersive journey where you can craft your very own personalized chocolate bars and truffles.

Latin Fiesta

Every Wednesday ...

Bringing a Latin Fiesta to the beach where both authentic Mexican and Latin food will be served. Available on Wednesdays.

Managers Sundown Social

Every Wednesday ...

Meet with the resort staff over cocktails at sunset.

Rum & Chocolate Pairing

Every Monday, Thursday ...

Experience the unique tastes of local rums and rum-infused hand-crafted chocolates at the Cocoa Mill.

Beach BBQ

Every Friday ...

Enjoy a traditional Caribbean BBQ at one of our beachfront restaurants, Bonté Restaurant & Bar and Jalousie Grill every Friday.