My wife and I choose Sandals Halcyon for it's small size and intimate feel. We were not disappointed, it is all that. The hour and 15 min. ride from the airport is not that bad. The vans are new ,clean and comfortable.You get to see what St. Lucia is all about. This is not a wealthy country and the living conditions are quite simple. But the people both at the Resorts and in the community are fantastic. The grounds, beach and restaurants and rooms at the resort are outstanding. One of the best part about this place is the hourly van service to Grande and La Toc. To have the opportunity to dine at any of the restaurants,part take in the entertainment offered or just use the pools at any of the three resorts is what separates Sandals from others.. If you want to be constantly entertained then by all means pick Sandals Grande or La Toc if quite is what your looking for then Halcyon is your spot. What ever you choose you won't be disappointed. From rooms to restaurants and pools Sandals St. Lucia is a great vacation pick.I'm a beach bum and all three beaches are great. If your looking for a good tour while your here then Joe Knows is a good pick, speed boat,snorkeling ,volcano, lunch and drinks you will have a good time.Our stay was from 6/11 to 6/17/14..