In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, lemon juice, honey and pepper.
Bring to a boil; cook for 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Remove from the heat; stir in mint and lemon peel.
Cool to room temperature.
Strain syrup; discard pepper, mint and peel.
In a large bowl, combine melons.
Add syrup; gently toss to coat.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, stirring several times.