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Review of Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia

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Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia
4.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Choc Bay, Castries GM910, St. Lucia   |  
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2003

Sandals Halcyon was our choice for holiday this year as we finally decided to tie the knot in October, and what better way to do it! St, Lucia and Sandals had already been recomended by friends as a fantastic location. After browsing the brochures we decided on the Halcyon resort as it seemed more private, quieter yet still offered the all inclusive options.

We actually got married at the resort - on the beach of course! and I cannot recomend this strongly enough to anyone wishing to do the same.
Our wedding photos were fantastic - delivered within 24 hours, and exactly what we had hoped for. This resort offers a relaxed alternative to the typical big white wedding with all the planning and preparation taken care of - leaving you to relax and enjoy your day. After our ceremony and short reception we returned to a decorated room which indicated to all that we were newly-weds. I can't say the attention was unwelcome though!

Our two week stay really wasn't enough - this place is awesome! The food was fabulous every day, with a wide variety of dishes at every sitting, even for conservative tastes. Foods from all over were displayed buffet-style during the day, and menu-style in the night. The drinks on offer are plentiful and varied - branded drinks too, not local liquor as is sometime the case with all incl. holidays.

The staff are a real credit to to Sandals, offering quality service at all times and very polite and courteous. Our room was basic but comfortable and always clean, thanks to the daily service by hard working maids. It overlooked lush gardens that surrounds the site, providing the opportunity to observe the wildlife - humming birds, lizards of course, and a curious looking crab.

By far the best thing about this all-adult resort is the freedom to do just about whatever you wish. midnight jacuzzi's aren't out of the question! If you wish to eat in your room, you can - the same with drinks. You can dine at the other two Sandals resorts on the island should you want to, but there's lots of choice in Halcyon and flexible eating times for early birds and night owls.

All in all, we couldn't have made a better choice for our wedding and honeymoon. Just thinking about it makes me get nostalgic, and we cannot wait to return to enjoy it all over again. Its going to be hard to top this one...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2003

We went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon and decided on Halycon as it's considered the smallest resort. This is also our first time with an all-inclusive. We wanted a quite, intimate spot and we were not disappointed. The entire staff was very friendly, courteous and accomodating. We tried to dine at all the restuarants between the three resorts and found the ones at Regency to be the best (La Toc and Armando's are our favorite). My husband did get sick after eating at Mario's and I met another couple who's husband got sick after eating at Mario's as well. The water activities at the Grande were the best because the area is protected by the cove so the waves were not as rough. Sometimes we could not take to the water at Haylcon becauses the waves were too rough so we just got on the shuttle and went up to the Grande and had no problem getting in a kayak or hobie cat. You get instructions with all the activities so there's no reason not to try anything. The fitness center at the Grande is the best as it's air conditioned; the fitness center at the other two locations are not enclosed. Our room was nice and clean. Only complaint is that Halycon sits next to the road so unless your room is beach front, you will hear road noise. The Grande and Regency are further back from the road so the rooms should be much quitier. Overall the ten days we spent at Halycon were pleaseant, laid back and stress free - just what we were looking for after a hetic year of wedding planning.

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Additional Information about Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia

Address: Choc Bay, Castries GM910, St. Lucia
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Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Castries Quarter > Castries
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Castries
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Castries
#4 Romantic Hotel in Castries
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Castries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia 4.5*
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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