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 had our weddingmoon at St Lucia Halcyon July 14. The staff was friendly, and the grounds were beautiful. It's the perfect location for a romantic honeymoon. The wedding was lovely!! Lanna, our on-site photographer, took amazing photographs and captured our special day beautifully. Alice, our butler, did an amazing job...she was so sweet and very attentive to our needs.The construction made the grounds rather noisy, but I would definitely recommend the Halcyon for a romantic get-away.
Had our honeymoon at the Halcyon from 3rd July for 14 nights.There are 3 (soon to be 4) resorts on the island, and this was, in our opinion, by far the best. Smaller, more intimate, far more relaxing.There was building work going on, let's be honest, the low season is the best time to do them!Even if you have a room next to them, with so much to do to pass each day, there is no reason why they should spoil your holiday, so all you complainers must have sat on your balcony all day to listen to it. If thats the case, then more fool you!!Pools were lovely, one lively and one quiet.Kelly's dockside was under refurb, so closed, which was a shame, but again, with two other resorts you are spoilt for choice on where to eat.Did two trips, zipwire & and all day catamaran trip, both highly recommended.Lots more to choose from.All in all a great choice for our honeymoon, and we will def return at some point.Don't be put off by building work, it really isnt a problem unless you have wasted alot of money by going to a beautiful island and resort, and choosing to sit on your balcony, all day, every day!Look out for Agnes at the wuiet pool, Delores at the bistro, Philip at the Bayside, and Dilon at the bar, all brilliant people who are a credit to Sandals.Been on a few "all inclusives" but Sandals really are in a league of their own. Everything is taken care of, even got told off on our last day for taking our own bags from our room to "holding area" at reception!!!"What are you doing! Your on vacation!!"One thing to be aware of.....The "porters" will ask if you are Sandals in artivals, if you say yes, they will instantly take your bags, put them on a trolley, push them 25yds (literally) and DEMAND a tip "for the service" so be ready with the smallest note, or amount of change in your pocket. You really are caught off guard if you know no better.
We were at the St. Lucia Halcyon for a week beginning July 8. We read some reviews talking about the trip being ruined by construction and bugs, but I reserved any judgement until we visited. There was construction going on, but it was being done tastefully and had very little if any impact on our enjoyment. As for bugs, the first night we were invaded. My wife sprayed OFF in our bathroom where the most were located and killed them. We didn't say anything to management hoping that housekeeping would see the dead bugs and would take care of it. Happily, without saying a word, the situation was rectified and we had no issues the next 6 days. That is an example of the service we received. We were in a Club Level room, and it was kept fully stocked and cleaned. The service from Club Sandals to the bars to the restaurants was excellent. There were a few staff members who were a bit indifferent, but that was the exception. Whenever we had a question or an issue, which were few and minor, there was a prompt and cheerful response. The food quality was very good. We were disappointed that Kelly's was closed for reconstruction, but as with the new construction, Sandals handled this inconvenience with aplomb. If you wanted Kelly's menu, it was available at Bayside. As for any missed ambience, the entire Halcyon setting made up for that. The flora was beautiful and well kept. We played golf a La Toc and our caddy, Shanon, was unbelievable. He was so helpful to my wife that I thought she was going to bring him home with us! Kudos to Ado at the Irie Bar, Fina and Georgia for the care they provided to our group, Shanon of course, Crystal and Johnathon at the main pool bar and way too many others to remember. We met Agnes at the quiet pool, and she was all we expected, however, she was out for the rest of the time we were there, so we didn't get to know her better. Bottom line is that Halcyon with its wonderful laid back atmosphere and just the proper amount of activity for us "old folks", was perfect. We visited Grande and La Toc and they were beautiful with great food, but Grande was too "busy" for us. La Toc, however, seemed to have enough separation between activities and simple relaxation, so La Toc may be in our future. We liked Sandals enough to pre-book another trip in 2 years, this time to Antiqua which we have visited on a cruise, but never for an extended stay. We recommend Sandals in general, and Halcyon for a great relaxing trip.
This was our 6th trip to Halcyon so needless to say we love this resort. We were there 7/1 thru 7/8 so did experience the whole construction thing but did not find it too intrusive and it should all be complet by Sept. One of the best things about this resort is that it is small and quiet. The staff is just phenomenal and will happily spend time talking with you and getting to know you. One of the many things we like is that you see the same people everyday and have the opportunity to forge friendships that, for us, have lasted past the vacation. The renovated rooms are very nice and were a welcome surprise to us. When you go you absolutely must go to Marios for some of the best Italian food, the manager is Dora and she is a doll. The quiet pool has the sweetest person named Agnes as the bartender. And since you will love the whole Sandals experience you will have to stop by The Loyalty Desk and book your next trip with Jesse. Aaron, Mikey and Crystal will ensure your drinks are never empty at the bar. If you opt for the butler service which we have on 5 of our 6 stays you will find yourself pampered beyond belief.When we venture to the other resorts for the English Pub or French food we find that we can't wait to get back home to Halcyon.We simply cannot say enough good things about this resort and if you are looking for a laid back, intimate resort then this is the place to stay.
We stayed here from 7.9 through 7.14.17 and we are so glad we chose this place. I will start off with the renovation topic. Yes it is under construction right now and Kelly's is closed which was a bummer. However, this is their off peak season so it made perfect sense to us that they chose this time to do the renovations. It wasn't loud at all and while they did have portions up blocking the views, it did also block the unsightly views of the unfished work and workers during the day. We knew going in there was some work being done so had an open mind and just worked around it as not let it ruin our stay. To be honest, it just makes us want to return to see it all done. We were booked in the Grand Luxe Club Level Room w/ Balcony Soaking Tub (room 311) and we were blown away. You could tell it had been updated recently and it was very well done. They provide a blow dryer, shampoo, conditioner, body soap and lotion so no need to pack (and it isn't the little bottles like you normally find in some hotels!). They had a great amount of outlets (both international and US outlets as well as usb plug ins) so no need at all for an adaptor. The staff was amazing and so welcoming. I was so sad to leave knowing I wouldn't be seeing their smiling faces as they truly made our stay so enjoyable. We had ventured to the Grande one day of our stay and noticed just how different it is at the larger resort. No one talked to us, not as friendly and you just felt lost in the crowd. Here at the Halcyon it is so small and intimate they can truly get to know each guest and it shows. The beach is beautiful and kept very clean, we never saw any debris our entire stay. While it isn't the crystal clear water and white sand that many expect from the Caribbean, it is still a beach in the Caribbean and who can complain about that!! There are plenty of chairs available and you feel as if you are the only ones on the beach area sometimes. Great food choices, only one place requiring you to dress really nice (Mario's) and only one requiring a reservation. Definitely book your reservation as soon as you arrive as they do run out of options quickly so it was nice to work it in with our adventures that were already planned. Breakfast is buffet style with so many options it is crazy. There is a chance to have omelets made or any egg style you want and the servers are so sweet and happy to see you. (they had an inter there, Agnuk, that was just so sweet and was a pleasure to see each morning). Although there aren't many options at this resort, what they do have is very good. Make sure to grab the paper each morning to see what is going on as they have events lined up all day and into the evening. Although this isn't a very "party" type of resort, what they do offer is nice and fits well with the atmosphere. They have an island routes rep there on site and we learned that it is better to book once you arrive vs booking prior to your trip. They usually have great deals once onsite, I am just too much of a planner and didn't like leaving it up to the last minute!! They also have a loyalty desk there to help you book your next Sandals stay. Make sure you stop here because the savings is unbelievable and you only get the savings while at the resort. It is just a $250 deposit per couple and dates are flexible up to three years. The gift shop is a pretty good size if you don't want to buy from locals out in town but they are a little pricey as to be expected. They do have different specials each day so check in with them. Free wifi is available although it is hit of miss throughout the resort and your room. Not the best if you plan on uploading your pictures each night but they do offer upgrades for either $40 a day or $80 for a week should you want to have faster service. Overall a great stay. Each Sandals in St Lucia is so different and is truly meant for different types of travelers. This resort is small and intimate and meant for the couple that wants to just veg but have a little bit of stuff planned should they want to participate. To me the Grande felt like Spring break and the beach was so packed we couldn't find any place to sit. We didn't visit Le Toc as we ran out of time. No matter which one you pick, you are in paradise so try to remember no place is perfect and will have its faults but how can you be upset when your view is amazing and you can eat and drink all you want and are escaping reality for a bit!!!
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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