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.
Having not had a holiday last year through family illness and moving, this was supposed to be a relaxing break!!! When we arrived we were told we had an upgrade... but what we have is a room looking on to a building site. The main pool in the day has music thumping out constantly. We chose to stay round the back pool. The beach bistro opened, but if your hungry don't bother. Once they get you a drink it took over an hour for a Cesar salad and a BLT. In the end we got up and walked away to eat in the buffet restaurant. Tonight we ate in Kellys and after another reminder I was brought my drink. Now the bistro is open until 10.30 I hope as we have come to bed only to have more thumping music from the beach/ bistro disco directly across from our room. So let's hope it does not go on too long.If I had wanted this sort of noise I would have booked into a large hotel....We have been to the Caribbean before and all other hotels sprayed your rooms and do fogging at night. We had to ask, as during the night we were very badly bitted in our room. We sprayed ourselves, but still got eaten alive. Today they started fogging.....We complained today and we got an apology and an offer if 2 nights free in any other resort. But hey, do I want to spend more thousands of pounds getting out here for two nights free.....Unfortunately all I want to do now is go home early.
A great place for seafood. The view is wonderful and the service was great. The menu had a very good variety of choices. It has a relaxed atmosphere that makes everyone comfortable and has areas for romantic dining.
We had an amazing time!!! The staff really made us feel at home. The food was excellent and Agnes was our favorite bartender!! We can't wait until we're able to go back. The quiet atmosphere during the day and party time at night was exactly what we were looking for.
My husband and I went with two other couple s to stay in Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort, and just got back today...24th may 17.We had a fantastic time, rooms were lovely and always clean, food was good too, and Dora from the Italian was amazing! She made that restaurant very pleasant to be in, very welcoming and food was really good too!We had very mixed weather sun, clouds and even rain, but didn't spoil the holiday at all.Staff were very friendly, couldn't ask for better! Particularly Agnes at the quiet pool bar.My husband would also like to thank Keith, at water sports centre, for teaching him how to sail! The no smoking policy in public areas is great, and very welcome, which would make us book again, however it needs to be enforced more as people were still smoking where they were not allowed! If was to say anything against the hotel was they are doing some upgrading, so there was a fair bit of work going on.....this didn't spoil the holiday but it would have been better if the work wasn't going on!
Ok so as always I will try my best to give everyone and in-depth review, which is my opinion, which may differ from other people but I can only tell you what we experienced and I hope it helps the hotel to improve and help other make an informed decision about whether to visit or not. So Sandals, this was our first sandals experience, it was sold to us as all-inclusive but premier all-inclusive, so lets see what we thought and as this was our honeymoon and was the most important trip we have ever had let see if it measured up. Transfer, St lucia roads wow, they are interesting, what I mean by that is simply straight lines must be an insult over there, for they are winding here there and everywhere and the transfer is about 1 hour and a half. So if you get travel sick or carsick good luck especially as they like to drive right behind the other guy tailgating doesn’t mean anything until you go to St Lucia. Anyway we got to the hotel safely enough, although a little sick. So be prepared after all it is not their fault I am useless in cars or mini buses. Arrival: So our bus drove into this little driveway, which was our hotel, the Sandals Halcyon St Lucia. The doors opened and we were greeted really enthusiastically by this amazing cheerful beautiful girl, she gave us the welcome talk checked us in and made us feel welcome and then saw us personally to our room. First impressions of the hotel and reception were wow we were not disappointed. The girl that showed us to the room and welcomed us was fantastic for the whole time we were there she was wonderful. Room: Our room was fantastic, we had the honeymoon hideaway which is basically the basic room with a fancy name, however for a basic room this was fantastic one of the best hotel rooms we have stayed in. the bed was huge and the room was big and the bathroom was huge too with a big bath. We were a little worried after seeing some of the photos people had put up on trip advisor, well we were so pleased and believe these people should actually put up photos that better represent the bathrooms, as ours was fantastic. Everything was clean we could not find any faults at all. Pools and beachThere are two pools a quite one and I am going to say noisy pool but they would say active one, we never went to the noisy pool as this is not our type of holiday, so I cannot comment on this at all except it seemed to be clean and tidy. The quite pool was amazing it was cleaned on a regular basis. One this we loved was you could swim or go in the pools whenever you wanted no rules of out the pool at 6pm not here swim when you want even if it 3am in the morning we loved this and did swim early in the morning on a couple of occasions. Some comments on trip advisor said the pools looked tired, I do not know what they were looking at the pools were great and the pool area looked good and the towel situation was amazing none of this towel cards rubbish you get everywhere else if you want four towels you get four towels and change them whenever you want. The staff around the pools were super helpful. As there are no private beaches in st lucia you do get locals on the beaches selling stuff or at least trying to but they do not hassle and know when to leave you alone, the beach was fine. We walked along in on several occasions and it was nice. Food & Drink So premier all inclusive was what it was sold at and I have to say premier all inclusive is what we got, seriously five start food and five star drinks, No arguments, no you can’t have this or that, you can have as much as you want and fro dinner wants seconds just ask and you get it. I have been in so many places around the world on all-inclusive and I often struggle with buffet food as it is not high quality, but sandals food was superb. The breakfast is buffet but the freshly prepared food was good. We actually have no complaints in regards to food or drink. Staff. The staff were really good from the beautiful girl that welcomed us I really wish I could remember her name which began with K but it was too complicated for me to remember and I would have taken the time to learn it but she really was beautiful and just sort of looked at her and it wasn’t just me it was my wife thought exactly the same lol. All the staff were helpful from cleaners to bar staff to restaurant staff. A few special mentions, as these members of staff really stood out and made our honeymoon even better. Obviously the girl that welcomed us something beginning with K, Dora in the Italian restaurant was extra special a special lady with a super happy service she was great. Primcus, I hope I am getting these names correct, he was superb made us feel welcome and he has a big personality without it being in your face. Agnes at the pool bar everyone loved her she seemed to be everyone’s mum taking care of everyone. Keith and Ace at the watersports centre who really took care of us while teaching us new watersports. The only bad part of the honeymoon or of sandals is the first three days, Let me explain. The first three days, the sun was shining we had a great room and everything was great yet I didn’t like the atmosphere for the first three days. This is mainly because the first three days everyone knows you are new probably because we all looked white then pink then red, however this meant a continuous selling of every service under the sun sign up for this and that and if you do this and buy this then you get this. The atmosphere was we want your money, money, money, and we will find a way to have your money. After the first three days this calmed down and then I was willing to spend a little money but not before, so Sandlas if you read these calm that down and you will have a winning combination. We do have other suggestions to make this places even better like put a coffee and tea place above the bar and combine it with a crepe café because everything was high quality except for the tea and coffee. If someone from sandals wants to contact me for our suggestions I would welcome a conversation. The weather in November and December is fine, we had three days of continuous rain and while everyone else around us complained we got a bottle of champagne from the Bar and went to the hot Jacuzzi by the sea and had a wonderful three days. Overall the whole holiday was amazing and I am really thankful to all the staff that made our honeymoon that little bit better, after all my wife deserves the best in life. probably just for marrying me. lol
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)
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- 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
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