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We drove to the gate of the resort at Sugar beach. For 10 dollars you can park your vehicle and walk to down hill to the beach. Or you can pay 50 dollars each to drive and park at the resort and use the 50...More
White sand beach nestled right between the Pitons. It doesn't get much more beautiful than this. You will constantly look around in amazement at Gros and Petit Piton and the beautiful clear water. The entire beach is public so don't feel constrained to one area,...More
Gorgeous beach. Beautiful views. The snorkeling at Anse Chastanet/Anse Mamin is much better though. Drinks at the bar are good and loungers are comfy. The waters are calm here situated between the pitons.
I'm an avid snorkeler and snorkel all over the Caribbean. This has got to be the most amazing place to go and it's right there from the beach. Go to the right-hand side and walk in (be careful, there are lots of rocks). Snorkel up...More
We followed the maps directions to Piton Bat and ended up at a gate controlled by the Viceroy. We were told we had to pay $50 per person but it included food in their bar/restaurants, shuttle and beach access. We had Mini TAPAS for lunch...More
We stayed at Stonefield right up the road and took free shuttle down to beach for the day, one of my favorite days of my stay. I stayed here back in mid-90's when it was the Jalousie Plantation resort. They didn't have the beach back...More
We read beforehand that they would make it difficult to get to the beach and they definitely did! We had a private driver for the day who brought us to the entrance. They wont let any drivers pass to get to the beach unless you...More
Tuesday 14th May and we visited this small beach, with its white sand and clear waters, to snorkel on our Wet and Wild Experience Tour. It is also known as Sugar Beach.
It is situated in a small cove nestled in between the Pitons, an...More
The $50 per head access fee is outrageous as everyone says and you can skip it in your own boat or car. However arriving in a taxi, you will pay this.
The fee counts towards a restaurant credit and the food there is very good....More
The snorkeling here was great if a bit crowded. We saw a ton of cuttlefish which are one of my personal favorites. We had ten in a line at one point and many many others. There were lots of other fish as well. When we...More
1. If you are driving or taking a taxi to the beach, you would need to pay the 50 per person to get shuttled down to the beach. Alternatively, you could park and walk from the gate but it is very steep going down and would... More
1. If you are driving or taking a taxi to the beach, you would need to pay the 50 per person to get shuttled down to the beach. Alternatively, you could park and walk from the gate but it is very steep going down and would be a tough walk back up. That being said, the 50pp is credited to you towards a restaurant/bar bill. Basically is guarantees you eat or drink at their restaurant. So really the 50pp isn’t for the shuttle but for your lunch and drinks and also gets you a shuttle, so come hungry. If you are staying at a nearby resort with shuttle service, they will drive you all the way down to the beach for free with no 50pp charge.
2. No one is restricted to the “public” area. The entire beach is a public area, the resort just has taken up a large deal of it with their loungers. The right side of the beach does have free loungers that are ok but not particularly luxurious by any mean. Feel free to bring a towel and place it anywhere you’d like. The left side is considered the swimming side but is not property of the resort. Don’t let any one from the resort tell you anything different either. One of the locals on the beach will clarify everything for you the second you step on the beach. Seriously, before you even have a chance to look around one of the local boaters or vendors will give you the complete overview.
3. Security will leave you alone. You will mostly be asked if you are interested in any boating tours, taxis, etc. by the local guides docked at the beach but they are by no means pushy or overbearing.
Not that we saw. Most of the beach is taken up by the resort, the public is restricted to a very small stretch at the one end. There were bathrooms/showers, but we weren't looking for lockers so can't say for sure.