Sandals Halcyon Beach St Lucia

St Lucia, Caribbean

The hotel

This Luxury Included® resort, exclusive to adults, is located on a sandy beach with wonderful cottage-style gardens surrounding the charming low rise accommodation blocks that lend a decidedly English feel. The lush setting and secluded ambiance make Sandals Halcyon Beach a favourite with many guests who return year after year, treating the resort as a second home. Stay in a Beachfront Romeo & Juliet Walkout Butler Room, just steps from the sandy beach and enjoy the services of a Personal Butler. For a unique dining experience visit Kelly's Dockside restaurant and savour fresh seafood while enjoying the amazing views from a pier that dramatically extends over the ocean.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

On Choc Bay, just outside the capital city of Castries. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hotel information

169 rooms. All have a balcony/patio and garden views, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi access, iPod docking station, coffee/tea maker, safe, iron and board, hairdryer and 1 king-size bed. Crystal Lagoon Poolside Luxury Rooms are located on the second floors, and feature a smart TV and 1 king-size bed.

All Inclusive of: Sandals Resorts are Luxury Included®; from luxury accommodation, fine dining, unlimited premium brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — it's all included!

Crystal Lagoon Walkout Swim-Up Club Level Rooms are recently renovated, and located on the ground floor, with direct pool access from the patio and 1 king-size bed.

Grand Luxe Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the 1st floor. The bedroom is equipped with 1 king-size bed and a large, flat-screen smart TV.

Grand Luxe Club Level Walkout Room with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are newly renovated rooms, found on the ground floor. These rooms boast a private patio with soaking tub for two and privacy curtains.

Oceanview Club Level Room with Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub are newly renovated rooms, framed by ocean views within the second levels. The private balcony boasts views of the sea and a private soaking tub for two with privacy curtains.

Honeymoon Butler Room with Private Pool Sanctuary are newly built suites located on the garden level. With spa-like features including a glass-enclosed walk-in shower, and the private plunge pool in the garden.

Beachfront Club Level Walkout Room with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are newly renovated beachfront rooms located on the ground floor. These rooms boast sea views from from the private patio, which includes a soaking tub for two with privacy curtains.

Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Club Level Rooms with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub are newly renovted rooms, offering views of the ocean and gardens. The bathroom has spa-like features including a luxurious soaking tub and a glass-enclosed shower. The private patio is complete with a soaking tub for two with privacy curtains.

Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Room with Private Pool Sanctuary are newly built beachfront suites, with private plunge pool in the garden.

Beachfront Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Butler Room with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub provide direct swim-up access from your private patio and offer views of the views of the Caribbean Sea. The private patio boasts a soaking tub for two with privacy curtains, and inside a plush king-size bed and a spa-style bathroom complete with a luxurious soaking tub and an overside walk-in shower.

Club Sandals Service:

  • Dedicated Club Sandals Lounge accessible 24-hours with Club Sandals concierge available 8:00am-10:00pm daily to assist with excursions, restaurant reservations, spa bookings and anything else you may need
  • Preferred Club Sandals Lounge check-in with chilled towel and Champagne upon arrival
  • Weekly hosted activities such a cocktail parties, martini evenings, wine tasting and snorkelling
  • In-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water

Sandals Butler Service:

Providing you with uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. Beginning with lemongrass-scented hand towels and welcome cocktails and culinary treats upon arrival, a private resort orientation and a luggage unpacking service you will then be supplied with a personal mobile phone to reach your Butler when needed. Your wish is their command! In addition, you will also have 24-hour room service and access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bubbly welcome, a romantic turndown service on your first night, and breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

    To qualify for the Luxury Included® complimentary honeymoon package, all you have to do is check in online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/honeymoons/free/after booking your honeymoon. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding date. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Free anniversary night:receive a free night in celebration of your anniversary when staying a minimum of 7 nights in a Club or Butler level category for travel between now–31 Dec ‘21.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence within 14 days of booking. Either visit us at your local store or call our Service Team on 0333 355 8179 who will be able to process this for you. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable on any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions and black outs may apply. 

  • Free wedding: minimum stay 3 nights. Government and documentation fees at extra cost. Conditions apply. 

  • Golf offer: guests will receive free green fees and transfers at the 18-hole course, Sandals St Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate for travel up until 26 Dec '21 (minimum stay 6 nights required, subject to availability, carts and clubs at an additional cost). Black out dates apply. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! Bayside (International buffet for breakfast and lunch and à la carte French cuisine for dinner), Kelly's Dockside (à la carte; grilled specialities), Mario's (Italian) Kimonos (entertaining Teppanyaki), Soy (Sushi Bar) and The Beach Bistro (grill open from 10:30am-6:00pm plus open for late night snacks). 21 additional dining options at Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort and Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa (transfers included). 7 bars.

Evening entertainment with live shows, beach parties, theme nights, karaoke and cocktail parties.

2 swimming pools, 1 scuba pool, 3 whirlpools. Red Lane® fitness centre, shuffleboard, table tennis, floodlit tennis, volleyball and giant chess. Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers, fee applies to others), windsurfing, water-skiing, kayaks, wakeboarding, kneeboarding and tubing. Red Lane® Spa at nearby Sandals Resorts (treatments*). Complimentary green fees and transfers to Sandals Golf Club at Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa (caddies mandatory*).

Exchange privileges with Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort and Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa in St. Lucia (transfers included). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas. Resort Shop* and SnapShots* photo shop.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: two people in love over 18 years only.

Dress code: evening dress code for gentlemen states that smart trousers or jeans, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar) and dress shoes or sandals must be worn. Shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing

Feb 27, 2021 Sarah_v9325

To preface, I will say that I do think the recent reopening of the resort and covid could have contributed to my experience. The resort was very nice, well kept, and the rooms had a great view no matter what. The staff was also for the most part very kind accommodating. Now for the not so great. Previously I had booked this trip for my… Read more
To preface, I will say that I do think the recent reopening of the resort and covid could have contributed to my experience. The resort was very nice, well kept, and the rooms had a great view no matter what. The staff was also for the most part very kind accommodating. Now for the not so great. Previously I had booked this trip for my honeymoon, but the wedding was called off. I inquired with the resort about bringing a friend (a female, and I am also female) in his place and if it was acceptable. I was told although it didn't happen often, it was uncommon. I would not have gone had I known how much grief I would get for not being an actual couple or being treated differently for being a perceived gay couple. Some staff was very positive about two friends on a trip, but many were not. This made it very uncomfortable with most contact we had with staff. Another aspect of this trip that was covid related was that we could not go to other sandals resorts on the island. This was not told to us prior, and it greatly affected our trip. It felt misleading. We also could not explore the island as freely. The food was quite sub par. I expected not the greatest from all-inclusive, but it certainly lived up to that. It is also possible normal ingredients were not available due to covid. Our room was also not as well stocked as other couples rooms we spoke to. We did not realize this until the end of our trip. Also possibly covid related. I also understood that the staff was trying to make our experience great, but we were constantly asked anywhere we went or whenever passing someone how our trip was. Also our first whole day up until we left we continued to be asked about planning another trip. I felt like I hardly had a chance to enjoy my current trip because we were bombarded so often. During our time we got manicures and pedicures as well as a massage. The manicurist was very kind and an absolute pleasure. The masseuses were not the friendliest. When asked if we wanted massages inside or outside we chose outside. They seemed annoyed we chose outside. Then when it came time to tip, I provided cash not realizing the bill was torn. The two ladies kept inspecting all of my bills and were suggesting what I give my masseuse. It felt very uncomfortable to have them looking over my shoulder. Overall, I'd suggest that you visit when covid restrictions are lessened. It could be better. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sandals/Halcyon Beach - Tropical Escape Extraordinaire!

Feb 20, 2021 DianeStrohm

You MUST visit this resort to truly appreciate all that this island and amazing staff have to offer! From the first visit you are family...the food, the ambiance and the accommodations are top notch! It’s an amazing getaway spot where you can enjoy a peaceful break with your soulmate by the pools or beachside and meet new friends from all over the… Read more
You MUST visit this resort to truly appreciate all that this island and amazing staff have to offer! From the first visit you are family...the food, the ambiance and the accommodations are top notch! It’s an amazing getaway spot where you can enjoy a peaceful break with your soulmate by the pools or beachside and meet new friends from all over the globe to enjoy evenings filled with amazingly talented local artists. We highly recommend this location for your escape! Read less
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Feb 12, 2021 Linlberger Greenbrier, Arkansas

Sandals is always our favorite place to stay! The best people around with the most beautiful places. They go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need/want. Halcyon was gorgeous and the perfect spot for us to relax.
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Sep 4, 2020 TravellorsCanada Ottawa, Canada

We have stayed at this resort since 2000 for 7 times! Why do we go back you ask? Because of the staff, the great service, good food, and did we mention the staff? Francis greeted us every morning at the Bayside for breakfast, he is warm, has a smile on his face, and tries to get you a good seat every time. Agnes has been working at this resort… Read more
We have stayed at this resort since 2000 for 7 times! Why do we go back you ask? Because of the staff, the great service, good food, and did we mention the staff? Francis greeted us every morning at the Bayside for breakfast, he is warm, has a smile on his face, and tries to get you a good seat every time. Agnes has been working at this resort since we have been going and makes the best margarita in the world. She is so sweet and welcoming, such an invaluable employee! Daween is a bartender at Kelly's and he makes our "pre-dinner drink" experience the best. He is a class act and one of the best conversationalist, friendly, and we hope to see him again. Also to mention at Kelly's is Isaiah and Selina were outstanding! Housekeeping? Was just amazing, I cannot believe how great they were, too many to mention, but although they are in the background, when you come back from the beach, your room is perfect! Entertainment is probably the best in the Caribbean with the house band always something to look forward to! Severine helped my husband Gordon get across the street and she was a big help when we went out to the grocery store. Mackeva, a newer employee, worked at the bayside and has the most amazing smile in the world. Mellissa, also a newer staff member, full of personality! Take the Julien Tour, this guy is on the beach, in a yellow shirt. We have taken his tour several times, and you will come back knowing St. Lucia better than when you arrived. It is very safe, and just amazing. The beach vendors are now our friends and rely on tourism, so buy something and have a chat, they know lots! :) We love you Sandals Halcyon and we will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Apart from the room, not all that luxury

Aug 15, 2020 adamathompson York, United Kingdom

We visited for a week at the end of our honeymoon in October, and chose Sandals Halcyon as the smallest of the three resorts on the island in search of some luxury and relaxation. While we were able to relax well, and we thought that our room and certain other parts of the resort were wonderful, we were overall disappointed with most of the… Read more
We visited for a week at the end of our honeymoon in October, and chose Sandals Halcyon as the smallest of the three resorts on the island in search of some luxury and relaxation. While we were able to relax well, and we thought that our room and certain other parts of the resort were wonderful, we were overall disappointed with most of the stay. Our room provided access to the Club Lounge, which was one of the highlights of the resort - the staff in that team are brilliant and should be commended. The room itself was very comfortable and well appointed (Grand Luxe Club Level Walkout Room with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub); we particularly enjoyed having a walkout room away from the pools for a little more privacy, with several cabanas just on the lawn outside. The bath on the patio was really lovely as well. As far as extras go, we had a couples massage treatment in an outdoor cabana which was good but expensive. Candle lit dinner on the beach made for a special end to our trip with the best food we had there. These were the exception to the rule however, and the rest of our stay was underwhelming and by no description ‘luxury’ as advertised. Part of what attracted us for our honeymoon was the all-inclusivity, but from the moment we arrived we were hounded at every opportunity to spend more money on extras/trips etc. This was both the hotel itself and outside parties, where you couldn’t even walk down the beach without being stopped and pitched at. Even after our relaxing massages, they immediately started trying to hard sell another one. Housekeeping had no concept of appropriate times, being both too early in a morning (coming in with no warning at 8.30am with all curtains closed and lights off!) and too late for turndown (9pm nearly every night when we had already got back from dinner). The food and restaurants however were the biggest let down, particularly having eaten the candle lit dinner on the beach and knowing what the chefs were capable of. Marios had no atmosphere and the food was average at best. Kelly’s, which given the stunning setting and nice decor we expected to be the best meal we had, was anything but. There were so many tables empty that it felt soulless. My wife’s steak was incredibly undercooked (rare when she asked for well done), but by the time the chef came out to apologise and say he would cook her another I had already finished my main. The waitress also straight up lied about the original sauce that was brought out, saying that it was the peppercorn sauce my wife ordered, when it was not (as the replacement that came with the second steak was and was clearly different). This was not a unique experience with terrible service sadly, as nearly every waiter/waitress we encountered was vacant and unhelpful, while the managers didn’t seem to care what you actually thought and simply said hello as a pleasantry. Bayside restaurant however, which we expected to be the worst as the main buffet place, was surprisingly pleasant. Waiters were slightly better here, and the range and quality of food both on the buffet and in the evening was noticeably better than everywhere else we ate. We found the atmosphere was also the best, as it was busier in the daytime and felt more special at night. Overall we definitely won’t be returning as it was not what we expected or would look for in a holiday of that price. Read less