Sandals Halcyon Beach
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
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.
We travel a lot but had never done an all-inclusive and had never been to St. Lucia. We were hoping to love it, but we were just underwhelmed. Stayed 6 nights in a club level "honeymoon hideaway room" (in the 700s building, which unfortunately, has a road behind it :( First the pros: it is a beautifully landscaped resort, and they clearly work on the landscaping nonstop. This particular Sandals resort is quiet and very peaceful. We spoke to several people who had shuttled over to the Grande and reported it was crowded and noisy. The staff are extremely pleasant. Only once did I say hello or good morning to someone and have them grunt back at me. We had a couples massage in a gazebo near the beach. The massages were both excellent. When my massage therapist did the standard attempt at trying to get me to buy some product and I said I wasn't interested, she stopped immediately. The "quiet pool" is very nice with a swim-up bar, and Agnes, one of the bartenders, is wonderful. Our bed was comfortable.The cons: it is WAY overpriced for the quality. The food was average at best and sometimes mediocre. On our first visit to Marios, the Italian restaurant, I ordered their "signature" dish - Osso Bucco. My server told me "oh, we don't have that. And we also don't have any eggplant tonight". Aside from the pasta dishes, this restaurant only has about 5 main entrees - so there went two of them. But she told me they had a veal chop, so I ordered that. While the flavor of the veal chop was good, it looked odd and was full of fat - not sure where they cut it from. So I ate the little pieces of meat that I could cut. My husband had a mixed seafood linguine, which while he said it was tasty, it literally had perhaps 10 strands of linguine in a VERY small bowl. When we were done, our server asked us how the meal was, and I politely said "well, since you asked, the veal chop was very fatty, it really shouldn't have been served". To which she smiled and said "I know". Seriously!? And then she went on to tell me that the Osso Bucco, if they had had it, would have been better. In all fairness, she did then ask me if I wanted anything else. We tried it again another night, the service from our waiter was poor, and although I never order lasagna, I ordered it, and it was quite good. Although Dora is wonderful and zips around the restaurant constantly like a hummingbird, they are clearly understaffed, and the wait staff are not trained well. On a Thursday night, over half of the restaurant was empty but we watched Dora turn everyone away after we were seated, claiming a 45 minute to 1 hour wait. I'm sure she was trying to pace it for the servers, but it makes no sense at a resort. On both nights, she told us our server would tell us about their "specials" - we didn't hear anything. Overall, the food is average and lacking in any inspiration or variety. Our room was very dark and dated. We looked forward to our dinner at the Japanese steakhouse, Kimonos - the only restaurant at Sandals that requires a reservation. What a disappointment. The hostess kind of barked at us to sit down and wait for the other people who had a reservation at the same time in order to sit at one of their 3 hibachi tables. The table behind us seemed to be having a fabulous time with a typically theatrical hibachi chef doing tricks and engaging the customers. Ours banged on the table with a metal spatula a few times, tried a trick with a knife that flew dangerously close to a customer and then cooked. The fried rice was undercooked, and the proteins were overcooked - they serve you chicken, mahi mahi, shrimp, and steak but you are not asked how you want your steak done. It is chopped into tiny pieces, and the vegetables were mixed into the chicken or the fish (I don't recall because it was so unmemorable and all tasted the same). Three other couples at our table simply got up and left before the dessert was served. It was really disappointing.Housekeeping varied - some days the room was made up by 9 or 10 in the morning, on other days, it was 5 p.m. Some days, we were left 5 bottles of water, on a couple of days, we got none. For a couple of days, we were only given one glass in the bathroom and had to ask for another.And then there are the cats. I am not particularly a cat lover, but some of them are cute, but they are everywhere... hence, some cat poop in the grass and who knows where else...Sales pitches are average - spa employees constantly asking if you want a massage but nothing terrible. I think this first Sandals experience will be our last.
This resort is beyond amazing! Our beachfront room was gorgeous and the staff were all wonderful too! We were there for my daughter's wedding which was so beautiful! If you are looking for a getaway for some reconnect time with your husband, this is the place to go!
WOW! What an experience....Shana has made our time her fantastic...and would certainly come back knowing she is here...what a beautiful, kind, lovely human...you made our honeymoon so special thank you Shana.
We just stayed a week at sandals halcyon and had a great time. The beach is good and water activities were great from paddle boards to scuba. The scuba team was awesome especially Damian,Sammie, Ali and Capt.john!! At the beachfront cafe Delores was wonderful. The sushi chefs mark and Lorenzo were incredible and made the trip great. Went by the other properties but they were both much bigger and nice to visit but halcyon was great because of its size. Would highly recommend it.
The staff is welcoming, service is fantastic, food is delicious. The Halcyon is very laid back and quiet. I would recommended it for older couples rather than couples looking to party and who are hoping to make new friends. The beach is minimal but the pools are great!! A huge perk is being in the middle of all the Sandals on the island. It makes travelling to the other resort very convenient. I'd go back for sure!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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.
Resort Location Map
Sandals Halcyon BeachSaint Lucia,Saint Lucia
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Choc Bay, Castries GM910 St. Lucia
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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