When you think of Sandals Halcyon Beach, you should think of pristine white-sand beaches and lush landscapes. Golf lovers, foodies, and more will find this to be the perfect resort for their next vacation. Choose from 6 restaurants on-site or up to 21 when you take advantage of the Stay at 1, Play at 3 exchange privileges.
About Sandals Halcyon Beach
Where is Sandals Halcyon Beach?
Sandals Halcyon Beach is located in Castries, St. Lucia on the Gros Islet Highway.
Getting to Sandals Halcyon Beach
St. Lucia enjoys flight service from major airlines, including:
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
- Air Canada
- Air Transat
- WestJet Airlines
There are two airports in St. Lucia. The largest is the Hewanorra International Airport, which is an approximate 90 minute drive from Sandals Halcyon Beach. Additionally, there is another airport, the smaller George F. Charles Airport, which is less than 30 minutes from the resort.
Best Time to Visit Sandals Halcyon Beach
The best time to visit the Sandals Halcyon Beach resort if you are trying to avoid crowds is in early December. This is right after the rainy season and right before the busy season starts.
If you want to get the most sunshine, we recommend visiting during the high season, from mid-December to mid-April.
If you want to visit when accommodation is at its lowest, then the best time to visit is in the months from June to November.
What’s Included at Sandals Halcyon Beach
When at Sandals Halcyon Beach, food and drinks are all included and unlimited. Enjoy 6 different restaurants for breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks. Premium liquors are unlimited, with 7 bars including two swim up bars, and each room features a stocked bar that is replenished daily.
Included are multiple ways to entertain yourself and enjoy your vacation to the fullest. You will have access to 2 golf courses for which green fees are included. You can enjoy all the amenities of the two Sandals resorts within close proximity. Enjoy 3 pools, 3 whirlpools and 1 scuba pool. PADI-certified individuals enjoy free scuba diving with all necessary equipment. Other included water sports are wakeboarding, snorkeling, waterskiing, paddleboarding, kayaking and the use of hobie cats.
There are a number of land sports, including tennis, and there is daily and nightly live entertainment for you to enjoy. You can also keep up with your fitness regime at the state of the art fitness center, which allows 24 hour access with the use of your room access card.
All tips, taxes and gratuities are included, as well as roundtrip airport transfers. You get to enjoy Wifi in the room and all common areas. Included for stays three nights and longer, you can enjoy a free wedding!
Pros and Cons of Sandals Halcyon Beach
- The property is intimate
- Grounds are beautifully landscaped
- The two pools are complete with swim-up bars
- Lots of spaces outside for lounging – day beds, gazebos, fire pits
- Six restaurants so your palate never gets bored
- Butler service with some room categories
- Access amenities from two other Sandals resorts
- All water sports included
- Free WiFi
- Right along the highway some areas have traffic sounds
- Shuttle bus is often late
- Stray cats are common
- No spa on site
What To Do at Sandals Halcyon Beach
Live your ultimate vacation dream at Sandals Halcyon Beach resort. Start your day with a walk along the beach, following with breakfast overlooking the sea. Spend the day relaxing by a swim-up pool with your favorite drink on order. Get a massage on the beach or go and play a round of golf. Enjoy scuba or other water sports of your choice. Wind down to a romantic dinner at one of the beautiful restaurants, and enjoy live music into the night after dinner.
If you would like to spend some time off the resort there are many excursions that you can book at an additional cost through the tour desk. The top attractions nearby include;
- The Pitons
- Anse Chastanet Reef
- The Soufriere Adventure Cruise
- Bird watching
- Treetop Zip Lining
- Dune Buggy ADventures
And much more. Be sure to try and book your excursions in advance, on the day of arrival if possible.
Restaurants at Sandals Halcyon Beach
The all inclusive dining experience here is created by a team of international chefs who are masters of their specific cuisines. Here are the restaurants and what to expect when you get there.
Enjoy Caribbean fare here on the pier. The restaurant features wide panel hardwood floors and glowing chandeliers coupled with lantern lighting. You can dine here from breakfast and dinner enjoying the stunning views, the delectable food and the beautiful ambience. You will find seafood favorites on the menu which is perfect for seaside dining.
The dress code is resort casual and reservations are required for dinner. Breakfast is served from 8:00 am to 10:30 am and then dinner is served between 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Enjoy classic Italian cuisine made by Italian chefs. You will enjoy tastes from the Lombardy Region of Italy. This restaurant serves dinner and requires reservation with a resort evening attire dress code. The restaurant is closed on Fridays but outside of that dinner is served between 6pm and 9pm.
Here you will find Japanese Teppanyaki-style dinner. Enjoy your flare and excitement as this is not just a dinner date but also a show. Your dinner will be your main entertainment for the night where chefs prepare the meal in front of you while also entertaining you. Reservations are required to dine here but the dress code is resort casual. The restaurant is open for dinner between 6:00 pm and 9:00pm.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the sea at Bayside. Here you will find international cuisine for breakfast and lunch and French Brasserie cuisine for dinner. All meals are served al a la carte at this restaurant. Enjoy your meal while watching the sailboats pass or while you enjoy your candlelit dinner. The dress code is resort casual and meal times are as follows:
Breakfast – 7:30 am to 11: 00 am
Lunch – 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Dinner – 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
SOY SUSHI BAR
Enjoy savory sushi prepared right in front of you. The restaurant is tucked behind bamboo fronds. Decked out in Oriental decor with dim lighting, dinner here will take you on a journey to the far east. Enjoy a pre-dinner nightcap near the stone lined fire pits.
The dress code is resort casual and no reservations are required. Dinner is served from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
THE BEACH BISTRO
Enjoy grilled fare here by the beach. This is the perfect laid back vibe for lunch or a late night meal. There is no dress code here, and you never need a reservation. You can come over right from the beach barefoot in your swimsuit and enjoy grilled flair. Lunch is served between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm, and then the bistro opens again from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am.
Pools at Sandals Halcyon Beach
There are 2 pools complete with swim up bars and three whirlpools.
Bars at Sandals Halcyon Beach
- Irie Bar
- Soy Sushi Bar
- Bar at Kelly’s Dockside
- 2 Swim up Bars
- Beach Bistro Bar
Activities at Sandals Halcyon Beach
While staying at Sandals Halcyon Beach you can expect any kind of vacation you want. If you want to stay on property and have a relaxing, low key vacation you can do just that. If you want to get out and enjoy an adventure filled vacation you can enjoy adventure onsite as well as you can venture off the resort in guided tours and activities that will give you great memories to last a lifetime.
When you want that low key vibe, the staff will provide you with all your needs. The resort is small and has a remote feel. That in and of itself can help create the type of vacation you want to enjoy.
The onsite restaurants offer you a culinary journey around the world. With 6 restaurants to choose from your palate will never grow tired or bored. Enjoy savory dishes and sweet treats alike. Enjoy local food, or food from any corner of the globe.
Is Sandals Halcyon Beach a private beach?
The beaches on the island are all public. While staying at Sandals Halcyon Beach resort you will see folks along the water line but the loungers on the beach are for Sandals guests only. The security staff also are always present so you don’t have to worry about your safety. If you ever have any concerns, you can take it to a member of the team and it will be dealt with accordingly.
What airport do you fly into for Sandals Halcyon Beach?
You fly into the Hewanorra International Airport with code UVF. Included in your booking is a complementary transfer to the resort. Your transfer takes you on a scenic drive for an approximate 90 minute drive, before arriving at the resort, where the staff welcomes you.
Are there two Sandals in St. Lucia?
There are actually three Sandals properties in St. Lucia. These are the Sandals Halcyon Beach resort, the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Beach resort & Spa and the Sandals Regency La Toc. When you book one resort, you can enjoy exchange privileges so you can access the other two.
How close are the three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia?
The three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia are approximately 15 to 20 minutes apart with roundtrip transport is complementary with buses departing every two hours.