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Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Castries
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 February 2009

We stayed at the Sandals Halcyon for 7 wonderful nights in June 2007 for our honeymoon. We really enjoyed the property, the people and the smaller resort because we could just enjoy one another without the Spring Break like atmosphere. We really liked being the only ones in the pool, floating around without any interruption. We went over to the Regency one day and couldn't find a quiet place anywhere. The Regency definitely seemed like more of a party atmosphere so if you like that then the Halcyon is not for you.

We stayed in their Honeymoon Beachfront concierge room and it was fabulous! It was the highest room category offered at the Halcyon, yet it was the same price as the third to the bottom room category at either the Regency or the Grande. So for the same price we were treated like royalty rather than just another guest at a larger resort. We loved the his and her robes, the ocean view and the patio where we could sit and drink coffee in the morning. The concierge service was awesome and I highly recommend booking a room that comes with it. We wanted some Bailey's to perk our morning coffee up and they brought it to us no problem. They also were great at booking our dinner reservations and tours and were so helpful whenever we needed anything. I also really appreciated that every time we walked through the lobby they would address us by name and it really seemed like they cared about us. At the other two Sandals, it didn't have the same quaint atmosphere and I definitely don't think they would have remembered our names.

The only problem we had was the first night our room wasn't ready but they put us in the next highest room category and refunded us the difference between the two rooms without us even asking. After we were situated in our room, we went to a "Welcome to Sandals" cocktail party and won the grand prize of a romantic candlelight dinner, so it was a great way to start our vacation and made me forget all about our room not being ready.

I quite preferred the Halcyon to the Regency and Grande because we like to keep to ourselves on vacation but it was nice having the other resorts so close because of the stay at one eat at three deal. The Halycon only has three restaurants and they aren’t open every night, so you must take advantage of the shuttle to the other resorts. We really enjoyed Mario’s at the Halycon but while The Pier has nice ambiance, we didn’t care much for the food. The restaurants at the Regency were far better and we absolutely loved La Toc and Kimonos. Just make sure when going to Kimonos you know where you are going and use the real sidewalk. We ended up climbing up a hillside in order to get to it. Not the easiest thing to do in a dress and heels. We also enjoyed lunch at the Arizona and it was nice to be able to order something different one day. We weren’t so impressed by the food at the Grande, although we did like the Cricketer’s pub. We went to Toscanini’s one night and were appalled at the service and the food. It took them an hour to even get us salad’s and they were not even good. Barefoot by the sea’s ambiance was nice but again, we weren’t blown away by the food. I say stick at the Regency or the Halcyon for food and good service.

We did take the Rainforest canopy tour and the Soufriere Adventure Cruise but I only recommend the cruise. We had fun on the canopy tour but it was quite expensive and everything was running so late that we ended up waiting around for an hour and a half before starting the tour. Our guide was great though and found some bikes for us to use while we waited. The Adventure Cruise on the other hand was a blast and is a great way to see the beautiful island of St. Lucia.

All in all, we had an amazing honeymoon thanks to Sandals and the Halcyon and we are excited to go back to another resort. In fact, we are headed to Sandals Royal Carribean in just a few days and are crossing our fingers that this vacation will be just as good as our honeymoon!

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2009

All the staff were incredible & friendly. They consistantly were asking us things like: how are you doing, how is your vacation going, anything we can do to make your vacation better, etc. The staff were proud to work there & proud to have us stay there. We loved the quiet charm of this resort. The activities were great especially scuba diving. The location was just perfect as we were not far from anything so there was no waiting around or long bus rides. Beautiful place. Love, love love it.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank travellerbonnyville
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Reviewed 3 February 2009

This is the smallest of the resorts on the island, but probably the BEST, staff went out of the way to learn your names and made you fill at home, i went away with 16 for a wedding and all the activity was spot on, every day all day!! they had a large selection of food and drink which was great as well. The HELICOPTER TRANSFERS ARE A MUST, with amazing views. 2 couples took the flight and the others went on a mini bus!! when they finally arrived the camera was ready with most of them looking like they wanted to faint and be sick every where!! :). buses run free of charge to other sandals resorts all day so you can also enjoy the what the other resorts have to offer!! we went in hurricane season did rain for half a day but was still hot and didn't really take much notice of the rain, it was lovely to sink into the jacuzzi drinking a cocktail and looking into the ocean. really did enjoy this holiday and would love to go back, would recommend it to any1.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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4  Thank jamie1234011
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Reviewed 2 February 2009

What a beautiful resort. The whole place exceeded our expectations and we spent a fabulous honeymoon week with the friendly staff.
Every aspect of service we received was top quality - we could not fault it and it really made our holiday.
The food and drinks available were also fantastic - wide selcetions and always perfectly cooked and available when you wanted it.
Rooms were slightly tired looking but when you are spending most of your time outside it didn't matter a great deal.
We would definately return to this resort and Sandals in general.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank LadyGol
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Reviewed 31 January 2009

This is a lovely resort, with the best service & friendliest staff. Once all the rooms are refurbished, it will be truly 5 star

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Mick404
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Reviewed 31 January 2009

First time to St.Lucia, We attended our daughters wedding,we-all had a fantastic day, thanks to all the staff at Sandals Halcyon,It was a completely stress less day. Everything was organized perfectly,Bride & Groom where fully at ease and thoroughly enjoyed their day. The holiday after the event was great,we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Halcyon,perfect food,accommodation,facilities,and most important to us the staff where brilliant, they could not do enough for you.
St.Lucia is a beautiful island please explore it's beauty not to be missed.

Stayed: January 2009
2  Thank MerseysideUkRowey
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Reviewed 28 January 2009

We got married there and had a fantastic time. We were in the smaller of the resorts and the staff was great and personable. Food was great on the resort as well as the other two resorts. The wedding went smoothly and stress free. We loved our wedding pictures. We would go back.

Stayed: January 2009
2  Thank fivepennies
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Additional Information about Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort

Address: Choc Bay, Castries GM910, St. Lucia
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Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Castries
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Castries
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Castries
#5 Romantic Hotel in Castries
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Castries
Price Range: £369 - £862 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•Friendly to the physically challenged with low rise architecture •Fully air-conditioned Caribbean cuisine restaurant on its own 150 ft pier over the •Caribbean Sea •Houses 169 Rooms with true personal service and intimate experience •English-style afternoon tea served at the Paradise pool •Tableside service at the Beach Bistro •“Stay at one, play at three” free shuttles to Sandals La Toc Golf Resort & Spa and Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort•Sandals Resorts “World’s Leading All Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row •Sandals Resorts “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand”, 18 years in a row ... more   less 
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Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia Hotel Castries
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