We recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the Halcyon Beach resort in Saint Lucia. It was EXACTLY what we were looking for! The accommodations at the Halcyon were excellent, the grounds immaculate, the food fantastic, and the staff was exceptional. We opted for the helicopter transfer (my wife gets motion sickness when driving) and the views were worth the price of admission! From the minute we arrived on the grounds we were pampered. From the check-in glass of champagne and cold towel (it was HOT) to the bartenders, watersports staff and service personnel, we were always greeted with a warm smile. Whenever we asked for anything the response was "No Worries, No Problem". We loved taking the Hobie Cat's out on the sea! I took advantage of the scuba training and went on 1 dive. We only did one excursion and would recommend the Joe Knows tour (land & sea). The guides were entertaining and the activities were worth it. The lunch was very good and the views of the Pitons was breath taking. We especially enjoyed the snorkeling. The slow boat ride home (music and rum punch) was "entertaining." We got to meet a bunch of other couples that we ran into throughout the week. Halcyon is a much quieter resort than the Grand or La Toc. If your looking for lots of activities and a big social atmosphere than I'd recommend one of the other resorts. If you're looking for a quiet place to relax with your sweetheart than the Halcyon is the place for you! The food was really good and we dined at Kelly's twice and Mario's twice. Kimino's was a unique experience that you should definitely reserve when you arrive (requires reservations). Be sure to order the "Bob Marley" while at the Halcyon (you can't get it at the other resorts). We took day trips to the Grand and La Toc and although their pools were awesome, they were much more crowded and the staff didn't seem quite as friendly as at the Halcyon. Plus, you're kinda living out of a day-bag you packed and are limited to the shuttles that leave for your resort about every two hours so you have to plan ahead to know when it's time to leave to get back for dinner (since your in your swim suite and can't really change easily into evening attire). We hiked up Pigeon Island ($7 USD) which was a nice break. I've never had a bad experience with Sandals and we booked our next years stay.
Beautiful resort, friendly personnel, an experience above our expectations. Special thanks and congratulations to Marco and Parandam, the chef & sous-chef at Mario's restaurant who made our dining experience an unforgettable moment. A must when dining in Halcyon.
Funtastic,relaxing and overall perfect.See you again in 2011
We spent our honeymoon at the Halcyon Beach in St. Lucia. The accommodations were absolutely beautiful. The room was great, we had a fabulous view of the ocean, the beach was incredible, and the staff couldn't have been more lovely. It was a truly magical honeymoon. We are ready to come back! In fact, we're already picking dates! It was amazing. Thank you so much Sandals. It was a perfect honeymoon- Dr. and Mrs. Vicente Rodriguez
A truly magical and romantic stay at the Halcyon resort. Our first time to St. Lucia - we booked a WeddingMoon and were married whilst we were there, and we could not have been more looked after. All the staff are fantastic, and make you feel right at home.
We stayed at the Sandals Halcyon 7 nights 2/2008. It was our first all-inclusive and we were surprised how good everything was. The grounds were beautiful. We got our resort scuba certification there. The instructors were exceptional. The staff was friendly and helpful. I loved our stay so much we booked again for Feb. 2009! This time we will get our full PADI scuba certification. Sandals and St. Lucia, with the 'stay at one & play at three' is the way to go. Fred & Vicky