An Eruption of Jazz Tunes Comes to St Lucia Next Month

Sugar Beach VillaSt Lucia will be welcoming an overflow of jazz tunes next month as part of the annual jazz festival celebration. This music festival has become one of the major and most anticipated events on the Caribbean calendar. What started as simply an event to boost tourist arrivals during a low period has now developed into a truly international festival. Throughout May the island moves to the beats not only of jazz but, R&B, calypso, reggae, and latin music. Some of this year’s live performances will be held around Pigeon Point National Reserve, Rodney Bay and Soufrière Waterfront, the latter one is just a short boat ride from the Tides Sugar Beach resort.

The Private Residences of the Tides Sugar Beach resort set between the iconic St Lucian Piton Mountains, offer all the privacy expected from secluded island living. Situated in the most exquisitely beautiful location of the Caribbean, the resort is nestled within the rainforest on the hill overlooking the bay of Sugar Beach. There are 31 Private Residences and there will be five additional ultra exclusive homes part of Glenconner Beach just to the south on the other side of the pier.

Each of these meticulously appointed spacious homes offers two to six bedrooms and affords spectacular, ocean and piton views with prices from US$3,250,000 to US$9,000,000. All properties have been designed by the award winning architect Lane Pettigrew in the same Caribbean white fretwork style.

These Private Residences are in a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, which means it is protected from further building permissions on the 130 acres of rainforest and pristine beaches in the South-West of the island.

Each of these meticulously appointed spacious homes offers two to six bedrooms and affords spectacular, ocean and piton views with prices from US$3,250,000 to US$9,000,000. All properties have been designed by the award winning architect Lane Pettigrew in the same Caribbean white fretwork style.

Sugar Beach SpaFour of these Private Residences are named Ocean Residences because of their idyllic location with striking views across the Caribbean Sea. Each of them ranges in size from 2,555ft² to 5,126ft² featuring spacious bedrooms with its own deluxe bathroom, oversized living and dining areas and a private swimming pool. Their prices range from $4 million for a three bedroom property to $6 million for a four bedroom property.

Just on the other side of the pier (south) will be built four additional villas averaging $9 Million each from US$7m to US$9m. ($1400/sq ft). These will be named Glenconner Beach after Lord Glenconner who sold his land to allow them to be built and who still lives just up the road on the hillside. These exceptional homes include vast areas of outside living space: bathing pools as well as swimming pools and outdoor showers, king size beds as well as sofas, dining gazebos and bar areas.

The ultra exclusive Glenconner Beach villas averaging US$9 Million each have been inspired by Lord Glenconner who originally discovered the spectacular site between the Pitons in 1982 and now resides in the nearby Beau Estate. These five exceptional homes include vast areas of outside living space: bathing pools as well as swimming pools and outdoor showers, king size beds as well as sofas, dining gazebos and bar areas.

All villas will make maximum use of the natural resources found in St Lucia, whilst being as ecologically friendly as possible, and integrating with the tropical rainforest which envelopes them. Four of the villas are on the beach, ensuring uninterrupted sea views, with a further villa set on the hill above with panoramic views out to sea. Each one will be distinctive with a different size and layout in a traditional Caribbean style with steps down to the white sand beach and access to a private jetty in the bay below.

Sugar Beach Villa InteriorThe construction of the second beach in front of the ocean-front private villas and some of the Private Residences started in March 2010 and will complete approximately end of 2011. Construction of the villas will take approximately 12 to 18 months.

All Private Residences have use of the extensive facilities of The Tides Sugar Beach Resort which will fully open in December 2011. The luxury resort will be managed by Los Angeles-based Viceroy Hotel Group, operator of The Tides, an elite brand with resorts in the world’s most desirable locations. Sugar Beach refers not only to the crystal white sand along its shore, but to the fact that an historic Sugar Mill is still sited there.

The Tides brand is synonymous with prime coastal settings, provocative design, intuitive service and an array of refined and modern amenities designed for the spirited traveller. The Tides Sugar Beach will be using their ‘Personal Assistants’ service to anticipate guest needs and assist them in enjoying St Lucia to the full.

Lisa Basire, Marketing Director of Sugar Beach who says: “St Lucia is becoming the lifestyle destination of choice in the Caribbean for those who want a piece of paradise. The protection ensured from the World Heritage status is unparalleled, ensuring no risk from over-development”.

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