Sandals Halcyon Beach
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The Sandals Halcyon Beach is smaller and more quaint that the other two Sandals resorts in St. Lucia. This resort provides laid-back elegance with rooms set amongst beautiful lush green gardens. The Halcyon Beach is the perfect place for couples to just kick back and relax. when you want a little more activities, guest can always use the facilities of the Sandal Regency La Toc and Sandals Grande St. Lucian, both of which are only a few minutes away and include transfers.
Our ocean view room (#145) had a patio where we had our morning coffee and tea watching the ocean and enjoying the sea breeze. The grounds are lovely, and we watched for hummingbirds as well as other birds. The staff was attentive to our every need. They were cheerful and friendly. Jonas taught us how to sail a Hobbie Cat, and he and Yohanne showed us a very good time snorkeling near the Sandals Grande Resort. We saw a nice variety of sea life, Yohanne pointing to some things we might have otherwise missed - snowflake eels, trumpet fish, butterflies, sergeant majors, feather duster tube worms, squirrel fish, and more. Since the Bayside Cafe and the Bistro are open air dining, don't be surprised if a resident cat walks past your table or a small bird snitches packets of sugar from unoccupied tables or raisins from the cereal bar.
The staff are what make this resort everyone of them is so friendly. So many to name, but look out for Dora (manager of Mario's) and Agnes (quiet pool bar attendant).Food was excellent and enough choices to keep us happy over 19 days. You can visit the two other sandals resorts if you want more options. And therein lies my first disappointment! There is a shuttle bus that runs between the resorts with Halcyon being in the middle. We tried to get the second bus of the day (11am) but the first bus was full and though we were promised a second bus in 5mibutes nothing turned up. Combine that with the huge queue at our resort and the fact it could be full again we decided not to go off site in the end. I think they need to sort this out, maybe a booking system after all who wants to wait in a long queue on holiday!The beach whilst not the best in the Caribbean I have been on was adequate and water sports were available. The beach is a public beach but the local hawkers weren't a nuisance if you said no!The evenings were again where this resort let's itself down. There is only one main bar which gets very busy, and when the entertainment starts you have to shout! I think as this is sold as the quieter of the three resorts the evening entertainment was too much. Like an 18-30's for the over 49's. Not what you really want on a relaxing holiday. Instead why not just have quiet background music around the bar and encourage those who want a raucous time to go off site.That said I had a lovely time but for 5 stars those two issues need to be addressed!
We loved our room at The Halcyon, it was beachfront and just a few steps from everything. It rained a few times while we were there so the in room umbrella was wonderful. All of the restaurants were amazing and we enjoyed every meal we had. The excursions through Island Routes were wonderful. We took the " Party Like a Pirate" Cruise and the " Piton Sunset " cruise and we really loved them. Great crew and the swimming and snorkeling was fantastic. We will be back for sure.
Really disappointed with our stay. Main complaints about the room. We stayed in a Beachfront walkout butler room (room 146) in the Ciceron building. There are 16 rooms along the beachfront (set back slightly) in groups of four.The room was advertised on the Sandals website ( last year at time of booking and still says) as "newly renovated, spacious rooms feature a glass-enclosed shower,backlit mirror and long vessel sink adorned with mosaic tile. Outside, enjoy views of the sea from the intimacy of your private balcony equipped with a tranquility soaking tub for two". What we got was completely different. The door opened outwards (strange for a 'spacious' room) and walked into what I can only describe politely as a compact basic room. The bed frame was too big for the mattress,which was hard. The stocked fridge wasn't level and the door didn't seem to close very well. The bathroom had a small,shallow bath with a shower. The water didn't drain very well so by the end of taking a shower the bath was filling up with water. Towels were stacked on a high shelf with only one towel rail to hang damp towels on. Tiles on the wall and floor (in the bathroom and main room) were cracked and chipped. No window or fan in the bathroom. The sink was outside the bathroom and got blocked off if the wardrobe doors were open. We only found one plug socket that worked. No back lit mirror either. The curtains weren't blackout so let the light in. Glass in the door was clear so needed to pull the blind if we were getting changed. Our outside patio area was two wicker chairs with a small table in front of the door. Just the other side of this is a path that leads to the beach bistro not far from our room so no privacy. Lovely view of the bandstand and sea though. We had no tranquility tub either. The paintwork in the room was yellow and overall looked like it hadn't been touched in a long time. The room was very dated and is in urgent need of attention. I didn't sleep much at all here. Walking around the resort it looks like the basic rooms have been refurbished with tranquility tub outside and the back lit mirror. All the rooms look exactly the same size. Normally when you upgrade your room you get a bigger room with better facilities but not here. It's not worth paying more because the only thing you're paying for is the location. Butler service wasn't needed here either. The beach looked different too. It's not a white or even yellow sand more a beige and not as big as it looks in the photos. The beach bistro opens from 10.30 am to 6.30pm and reopens at 10pm for late snacks. Serves nachos,burgers,hot dogs,salads etc. The bayside is open for buffet breakfast and lunch. French a la carte in the evening. Kelly's dockside(over the water) opens for dinner(seafood and grill). Mario's - Italian,dinner only and new addition Kimonos - Japanese. Food here is ok.Service was slow. The best food was a the returners four course dinner. There are several bars open during the day but only one in the evening (irie bar) next to the entertainment area. There is covered (but not inside) seating at the bar or outside seating and pool tables. The entertainment was good. Most of the time different themes by "Illusion" the resident band,best was the reggae night. Entertainment finished around 10.30pm when they put recorded music on. Live entertainment was loud so no chance to chat and no other bar to go to to get away from it. Bar staff sometimes struggled to hear your order and you didn't always get the drink you wanted. There are two pools,the main pool which is the busier of the two and where all the entertainment and games take place. The other one is quiet and has no entertainment. Commonly know as Agnes' bar,she is the real star of this resort. Loungers at the busy pool are wooden with padded cushions and fold flat. The quiet pool and the beach have the standard plastic loungers that don't lay flat. Staff were polite and professional but not friendly and bubbly that is typical of the caribbean. The grounds are beautiful but sadly can't make up for a disappointing stay. We stayed at Sandals Grande (St Lucia) for a week before coming here and much preferred that,although it is a bigger,busier resort. If this had been our first stay at a Sandals resort I don't think we would have tried another but this isn't a typical Sandals and we won't be coming back to this one.
The resort was beautiful and clean. The staff, especially our butlers, was exceptional. The food was great as well. Our Oceanside room with the pool was fabulous. Would visit again in a heartbeat.....
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Items not included:
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- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily (Buffet, a la carte)
- Domestic and International alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Wine with lunch and dinner
- Hobie Cats
- Scuba for certified divers including open water dives, excursion dives ($70 administration fee for night dives. Proof of certification required)
- Scuba for beginners including introductory lessons in pool and classroom ($70 administration fee for the resort course which includes a few hours in the pool plus an open water dive of 25 feet)
- Table tennis
- Volleyball (beach)
- Board games
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Theme nights
- Shuttle service to Sandals Regency, Sandals Grande, daily
- 170 rooms
- 3 restaurants (Gourmet Caribbean, Italian, International)
- 7 bars, including: two swim up bars
- 2 pools
- 3 Whirlpools
- Fitness Centre
- Tennis courts
- Complimentary property-wide WiFi
- Games room
- Gift shop
- Water sports centre operated by hotel
- Tour desk
- Medical services on site
- Car rental desk
- Laundry services
- Dry cleaning
- Golf course nearby
Paradise Pool Deluxe, garden view with balcony or terrace includes:
- 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Satellite television
- WiFi internet
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- In-room safe
- Iron and ironing board
- Amenity Kit
- Maximum occupancy of 2
Honeymoon Beachfront Concierge Room with terrace includes same as above, with:
- Bathrobe for use during your stay
- Sitting area
- Suite Concierge Service including VIP check in, Special luggage handling, Tour arrangements, A concierge dedicated to see that all requests are promptly answered
- Maximum occupancy of 2
More rooms classes are available. Please inquire.
Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of champagne and breakfast in bed once per stay. Couples will also receive turndown service on their first night. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in. To be applicable, guests must register online with their Sandals' confirmation number at least 3 days prior to travel and show proof of marriage. Guests will be asked to fax a copy of their marriage certificate to the resort prior to travel. To register online, www.sandals.com, click on the "Online Check-In" and fill in appropriate information and submit.
Free Wedding - Free wedding ceremony is available for Concierge room category or higher with a minimum 7 nights required. Additional fee items: Deposit of $200.00USD for Administrative and government fees. Please inquire for full details.
Golf Bonus - Unlimited green fees at Sandals Regency Golf Club Par 23, 9-hole golf course. Transfers Included. Carts, Caddies, Rentals, and Lessons are at additional charge and caddies are mandatory. Tee times must be booked in advance.
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Sandals Halcyon BeachSaint Lucia,Saint Lucia
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Choc Bay, Castries GM910 St. Lucia
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