Jalousie Beach
Jalousie Beach
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This white-sanded beach sits right at the foot of the majestic Pitons.
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Travelwife
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We did not stay at the Sugar Beach Resort, but wanted to snorkel here. The guard at the gate was very friendly & had us park at a visitor parking lot for free & we had to walk down hill to the beach. We arrived just before dusk & the snorkeling was great. You are snorkeling between the pitons along the base of the Petite Piton on the right side of the beach. We immediately saw an Octopus & 4 eels after getting in the water. There were also several orange corals & yellow barrel sponges. The hike back up to the car was very steep, but it was worth the snorkel!
Written 11 July 2022
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WBAfan
Birmingham, UK29 contributions
Couples
This is more commonly known as Sugar Beach due to the Sugar Beach resort.

This beach has the white sand, crystal waters and is flanked by the pitons either side so you’ll probably recognise it from a travel brochure. It is better than Anse Chastanet beach.

We were not hassled by the hotel staff. We even bought cocktails from a non hotel establishment (man in a small boat) and were not hassled. We did not want to spend $50 US each for a sun lounger and were perfectly happy on beach towels.

Currently (Feb 2022) there is no option for a day pass as previously mentioned. When we arrived we were directed to a car park halfway down the hill. We had to walk down to the beach (5 mins) and were told we could get a shuttle bus back up if we showed a receipt from the hotel restaurant. As even the cheapest starter was $30 US we walked back up (5-10 mins). There were free toilet available for non hotel guests.

The beach is definitely worth a visit. We didn’t find the resort troublesome and there was plenty of space for non hotel guests.
Written 12 February 2022
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Adventure199801
San Antonio, TX14 contributions
Couples
Excellent beach, calm, crystal clear water! I could spend all day here, every day! My favorite spot in St Lucia! Sugar Beach resort was closed but we were able to park and walk down to beach, which was a hike back up afterwards. However, super nice beach and so far my absolute favorite! Should ne renamed a lagoon because it reminds me of the lagoons in Hawaii - so calm and relaxing!
Written 7 August 2021
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reeceyb
Chichester, UK1,283 contributions
Great Beach and Snorkelling Spot in between the pitons we pulled up for an hour and snorkelled and relaxed for a while well worth stopping
Written 30 December 2020
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,815 contributions
Jalousie Beach in St Lucia is an absolutely breathtaking beach. It is a soft sand beach in the shadow of the Pitons.
Written 16 March 2020
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VesperLyndoo7
Kingston upon Thames, UK179 contributions
We visited this beach as part of a day trip. We arrived by a catamaran and were deposited on the small pebbled beach on the north-west side of the jetty. Me and my daughter didn't snorkel but my husband did and said it was lovely. The waiting point is really tiny (we were told we are not allowed to go to the main beach) so if you don't snorkel you might find yourself sitting on old beach chairs under the trees until it's time to depart. I didn't venture anywhere in the heath and I can't say if there are any public toilets or food nearby. Still, the place is really beautiful and I'm glad we saw it.
Written 22 February 2020
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GaW
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St Lucia is a country where they say/promote all beaches are public, but unfortunately in real life there is a law that allows a company/hotel can place a gate on the road 1.5 km from the beach and can ask you to pay usd 50 per person if you want to reach the shore with your car. Alternatively, you can walk (very steep road, 20%). We did not have that money, so we went to the beach by foot. No mercy, employees of the company did not pick up us with their van, just laughing, despite seeing us strugling heavily. Unfortunately because of the heat, my pregnant wife lost our baby later that evening :...(
Written 11 February 2020
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Lynne C
Enfield, UK277 contributions
Went here as part of a day tour with Spencer Ambrose. It’s our fourth time here and I just love it. The sunbeds in the public area of the beach are free as are the umbrellas. There are very basic public toilets behind the stalls. You can swim or sunbathe on the resort beach as long as you don’t use their sun beds which cost fifty dollars. There is a fruit and coconut juice seller on the public beach, his juicer is quite noisy when busy. Snorkelling is excellent from here with plenty of marine life. You do need to bring water shoes or flippers though as it’s stony to get in that part.
Written 9 February 2020
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Eric F
Port Edwards, WI10 contributions
Friends
Great day at sugar beach. We were all a little reluctant bro come here due to price, access and the walking. But we had a rental car and drive from Soufreries . We were told it was $50 US per person to get to the beach and included lunch. Seed pretty steep when we stopped at the viceroy security gate. Thought about parking outside gate for $10 and decided the walk was to far for our family.
Next day 2 of ya decided to go and it was AMAZING. The $50 per person included parking , beach access and the entire $50 per person was a credit at the restaurant and bar. If I would have known this we would have need here every day it was so wonderful. Don’t be scared it’s a great place. You can use the entire beach. Just not allowed to use there beach lounges and chairs. But are available to rent for $50 seem steep but great way to secure all of your purses and gear. Plenary of security and venders were not pushy.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Written 15 January 2020
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Jen
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Family
Sugar Beach is a tiny bit of rock and sand between to two Pitons. It’s the name of a resort AND the beach it’s on. We visited it today. You can literally see from one end to the other, it’s the size of a large yard. On the right hand side (coming from land. Left side if you’re coming from the water) there is an itsy bitsy corner that is for “non resort guests), meaning anyone who comes from a tour or just visiting the beach. On that tiny corner is a white shack attached to the non resort guests bathroom. In the shack are tons of things for sale, of course.
When I was there today I asked the woman working the stand if she had any local made things for sale. I was thinking Pitons beer, banana ketchup, maybe a hand carved turtle. I was totally open to buying things made in St. Lucia.
She pointed out tons of things in her shop that she claimed were made by her or her father. She gave me a whole story about how important it was to her family to have St. Lucian heritage and to make things to sell. Not everything was handmade, she admitted, but she would show me what she has personally made and what came from St. Lucia.

She had some swim dresses that she said she handmade, and specifically pointed the 4 out that she had sewn herself. It took her about a week to finish each, she said. They did look like they could be handmade- linen and thread sort of sewing. She pointed out one dress that she said she sewed pockets into. I picked that one for my mother as a gift. She spent time telling me about how her father carves the coconut earrings, and I bought a pair of those. It went on for a bit as she told me all about how they source the gems for the necklaces and they won’t know what color they will be till they tumble them, how she drills the holes in them, etc. You see where this is going? This lady went out of her way to describe how she made the stuff she was selling. I bought the $40 dress, the $10 earrings, etc.

Went on to the next stand when wouldn’t you know, there were “her” “handmade” items again! The next saleswoman was nice enough to be honest that no, she didn’t hand make anything she had. Upon closer inspection I can see where my lying saleslady removed the tags on the things I bought.

It would be one thing if this was a quick exchange and misunderstanding. But this lady spent time and effort to lie to me about her heritage, family, everything. Shame on her. Don’t buy from her.
Written 11 January 2020
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