Dream holiday of the week: Viceroy St Lucia

Katy Holland
Dream holiday of the day: Viceroy St Lucia
Dream holiday of the day: Viceroy St Lucia

Gwyneth Paltrow has recently been enjoying a family holiday at the exclusive Sugar Beach Viceroy Resort in St Lucia – and it's made us very jealous.

Why? Well, just look at the pictures. Sugar Beach is nestled in more than 100 acres of landscaped rainforest between the famous Piton Mountains. As it's a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, it's completely unspoilt and the clear waters are also part of a Marine Reserve - so it's perfect for snorkelling.

The resort itself is rather beautiful, too. Luxury villas are scattered through the resorts hilly roadways in 'hamlets' with a backdrop of the Pitons.

What's the damage? For a no-expenses spared A-lister's holiday, you can join the likes of Gwynnie for seven nights with Virgin Holidays + Hip Hotels for £7,899 per person (gasp). This price includes Virgin Atlantic flights in Premium Economy, private transfers and B&B accommodation at Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort and is based on two adults and two children up to 11 years old sharing a "superior luxury villa, on select departures from 01 to 14 June 2013. Visit www.vhiphotels.co.uk for more.

Is there a budget version? Yes. Luckily, Virgin Holidays also offers a selection of other holidays to the island for a fraction of the price. Flights to St Lucia and accommodation at the 4V Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa (pictured, below) on an all inclusive basis with transfers included starts from £1,055 per adult based on two adults and two children travelling and sharing a deluxe garden room, departing May 2013.

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