Abroad Travel & Hotels

Own a Piece of Paradise: Sugar Beach, St. Lucia

I had the chance to recently visit the Jalousie Plantation in St. Lucia, which is located on the South West coast of St. Lucia between the twin peaks of the stunningly gorgeous Val des Pitons on the Caribbean Sea. This already-amazing 130-acre resort is currently undergoing a major redevelopment project to the tune of $100 million to become Sugar Beach and will be comprised of 64 luxury hotel villas and 42 private residences.  In fact, The Residences at Sugar Beach was named  Best International Property at the prestigious International Property Awards in London at the end of November of this year. When completed, there will also be two white sand beaches, three new restaurants, four bars, a scuba centre, and a unique rainforest walkway and spa. The owner Roger Myers’s goal is to transform this hotel into one of the best and most luxurious resort developments in the world, and he is intimately involved in every detail of the project to ensure that this happens. It is obvious that this is more than just an investment to Myers, it is his own personal passion project and he is working hard to make sure his dream becomes a reality. There is no doubt that Sugar Beach will be a resort second-to-none that embodies the essence of barefoot luxury. More than just a vacation spot, it also presents the perfect opportunity for those looking to buy the ultimate dream home with all of the amenities and comforts of resort living since 42 residences are currently on sale. The much-anticipated exclusive residences at Sugar Beach offer buyers the unique opportunity to own their own home within the grounds of the luxurious Sugar Beach Resort, which is truly one of the most beautiful and relaxing places in the world. The Sugar Beach Resort will be managed by The Tides, part of Los Angeles-based Viceroy Hotel Group, an elite brand with resorts in the world’s most desirable locations. The Tides will augment the Sugar Beach offering as its first Caribbean resort. Sister properties include The Tides Riviera Maya in Playa Xcalacoco on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, The Tides Zihuatanejo in Playa la Ropa on the Mexican Riviera, and The Tides South Beach in Miami.

World-renowned Caribbean architect Lane Pettigrew is creating designs that incorporate a West Indian aesthetic combined with a luxurious reinterpretation of the classic French colonial style for each of the residences. He will be working with buyers to custom-design each home, and buyers will have the choice of between two to six bedrooms. Additionally, each of the residences will have its own over-sized swimming pool set in a private garden with a meticulously created natural stone deck and five of them will open out to a secluded white sand shore. They will also boast spacious living and dining rooms, French windows, hardwood floors, bathrooms with six-foot cast iron claw foot bathtubs, custom-made kitchens, and spacious terraces and balconies, and will all have air conditioning, satellite or cable television and wireless Internet in each room. In 2009 the World Bank placed St. Lucia in the top 30 countries to invest in, and Sugar Beach presents the perfect opportunity to do this. The Residences Sugar Beach are currently being sold for $2.4 million to $9 million dollars, and are worth every penny since the lucky buyers will literally get to own a little piece of paradise. And who can put a price tag on that?

For more information on purchasing one of these exclusive residences visit: www.residencessugarbeach.com or http://www.residencessugarbeach.com or call +1 (758) 285 4181

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