Reposted from Sandals Blog
Sandals Halcyon Beach in a nutshell
Accommodation Type: 5 star all-inclusive resort (adults-only).
Location: Castries, Saint Lucia.
Suggested airport: Hewannora International Airport (HIA).
Transfer time to resort: 1 hour.
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Sandals Halcyon Beach is the perfect intimate and romantic Caribbean getaway featuring one of Sandals’ most relaxing swimming pools and a plethora of watersports. Saint Lucia offers some of the most amazing scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. Stay at 1 resort, play at 3!
6 restaurants on-property
12 restaurants at Sandals Grande St. Lucian
9 restaurants at Sandals Regency La Toc
Overall review of Sandals Halcyon Beach
Sandals Halcyon is in a class of its own, with many describing it as one of the most intimate Sandals resort in Saint Lucia. The resort is charming and quaint, and guests often say they feel right at home at this “quintessential Caribbean” resort. Of over 4,000 reviews on the property, 84% (!) rate their stay at Sandals Halcyon as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very good’.
With palm trees on idyllic shores, rising green hilly backdrops and a view of an inviting ocean, Sandals Halcyon is a true sanctuary. You’ll be able to get close to nature, even reset your mind from the all-new Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Suites with private deck and plunge pool or any other room category of your choice. You’ll also be able to experience the ‘quiet’ pool, and gourmet dining at any of the six themed restaurants. Guests who leave Sandals Halcyon Beach always do so on a high note, and below you’ll find three of the most loved things about Sandals Halcyon Beach.
Three things guests love about Sandals Halcyon Beach
Based on real customer reviews.
1. Guests love the Paradise pool with lazy river.
At the Paradise Pool you’ll find a winding lazy river. Here you’ll be able to meander, think, or enjoy the company of your other half (all at the same time if you choose). There’s a swim up bar at the Paradise Pool in case you need a refreshment, and another one at the lively Sunset Pool close to the beach. The Paradise Pool is the most popular ‘quiet’ pool of all Sandals resorts and it’s easy to see why.
2. Guests love the Bayside restaurant and the Beach Bistro.
The Bayside Restaurant, Beach Bistro, Kimonos (Oriental), and Mario’s (Italian) are the three of the restaurants you can find at Sandals Halcyon Beach, and they’re all loved by guests of the resort. If you need more than the six restaurants available on property to keep things interesting during your stay, you have access to 21 more restaurants at nearby Sandals resorts.
Insider tip: The most popular restaurants at Sandals Halcyon Beach require a reservation. Make sure to make some dinner reservations on arrival, especially during peak season! For dress-codes and opening times, see: restaurants at Sandals Halcyon Beach.
3. Guests love the watersports.
Sandals is on top of its game with watersports offerings, and Sandals Halcyon doesn’t miss a beat in that regard. While on property, you can try things like snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, kayaking (free of charge), waterskiing, tubing and other motorized options. Take a ride on Big Mabel, an inflatable pulled behind a boat, for a sure thrill.
Sandals Halcyon is more laid back that the other two Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia. Feeling like a more lively atmosphere? Guests staying at Sandals Halcyon Beach have the freedom to explore Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Regency La Toc, before coming “home” to Sandals Halcyon.
Popular tours and excursion at Sandals Halcyon Beach
Hike the Pitons.
Towering nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, the majestic peak of Gros Piton, along with its twin peak Petit Piton, dominates the western coast of St Lucia. The lush green slopes of these pyramid shaped icons rise from the sapphire blue waters of the Caribbean, filling the adventurous traveler with wanderlust. The view itself is a classic ‘the Pitons of Saint Lucia’, soaring straight up from the sea’s edge.
A visit to the Pitons is decidedly one of things you must do in your lifetime. Snaking up the misty, jungle-covered, boulder-strewn mountainside for the huge views from the top is an experience well worth the hike. Afterwards, head to a rest stop for a sumptuous lunch of local delicacies and a refreshing swim in the majestic Caribbean Sea.
Insider tip: Sandals Halcyon Beach repeat guests often recommend to spend at least one (half) day outside of the resort to explore the island. The famous Pitons are a must see! Make sure to book tours and excursions before arrival to ensure availability.
Soufriere Captain for a Day.
Explore the most sought-after spots in Saint Lucia by both land and sea on this two-part adventure. First up, cruise in a 17-foot speed boat along the picturesque west coast of Saint Lucia to the town of Soufriere.
Once you arrive your transport will be ready and waiting to take you to three stops, all of which offer striking views of the Pitons; the drive-in volcano and mud baths, the Toraille Waterfall where you can take a refreshing dip, and the Still Beach Restaurant to enjoy an authentic buffet lunch while marveling at a view of the bay.
After lunch, return to your vessel and proceed to our exclusive snorkeling site. When snorkeling is over, head back up the coast via the majestic Marigot Bay.
Piton Sunset Snorkel Cruise.
Kick back, relax and enjoy gorgeous views of Saint Lucia as you make your way to the majestic Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, jump into the magical blue waters at the base of the volcanic peaks for an unforgettable swim and snorkel. Then, cruise back up the coast as the sun sets into the sea and lights up the sky with hues of orange, amber and gold you may be lucky enough to see the elusive green flash. Pass through Marigot Bay and dance to the latest local and international music while you enjoy drinks and delicious appetizers.
Recent Sandals Halcyon Beach Awards
Awards Sandals Halcyon Beach won in the past 5 years alone, not counting the awards that were won by Sandals Resorts as a chain:
- MLT Vacations Quality Assurance Award 2014, 2015.
- Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Readers’ Choice 2014: Best Resort in the Caribbean.
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