Sandals Halcyon Beach Review— All-Inclusive Beach Resort

The Sandals resorts in Saint Lucia are super-super-super-special for a fantastic reason!

Three adult-only, luxury-included Sandals properties in Saint Lucia are close to one another. It’s the only Caribbean island with three Sandals resorts within easy distance.

And as a super-special couple getting married in Saint Lucia, you two will get access to enjoy the dining, drinks, and amenities at all three resorts. Airport and resort transfers are always included!

We’ll tell you why Sandals Halcyon Beach is one of the best adults-only destinations for your tropical wedding and honeymoon, including travel preparation and getting to the resort (check out our Sandals Grande St. Lucian Honeymoon Destination Review too). 

This is just the beginning:

  • You can enjoy world-class dining at a mindblowing selection of 27 restaurants located onsite at Sandals Regency La Toc, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, and Sandals Halcyon Beach (Halcyon Beach is located beachfront in the middle for the most convenient access to its sister resorts).
  • Activities and amenities galore like scuba diving included for certified divers (or an affordable intro to scuba for new divers), green fees included at Cap Estate Golf & Country Club, a variety of included watersports (tubing or aqua trikes, anyone?), and a state-of-the-art fitness center—included!
  • Brand-new and exquisite honeymoon suites, some with a direct walkout to the beach and your own private pool—butler service and in-room dining included at adults-only Sandals Halcyon Beach.
  • Sandals Halcyon Beach is laid out beautifully on a lovely stretch of sand that’s ideal for your beachfront wedding. Click the link for a nifty bird’s eye view. 

I’m so excited about this that I feel like I forgot something.

Of course… the most important thing!

SANDALS Halcyon Beach: All-Inclusive Beach Resort

The most quintessentially Caribbean of all Sandals Resorts, Sandals Halcyon Beach, is considered a true Garden of Eden with lush tropical gardens along pristine white-sand beaches. 

How Much Does It Cost to Get Married at Sandals in St. Lucia?

There are three points to know when you’re considering Sandals Halcyon Beach for your destination wedding, elopement, or honeymoon (we love how catchy weddingmoon sounds too).

Sandals Halcyon Beach Wedding ceremony
  1. A Free Tropical Wedding: This is a Sandals-exclusive offering for couples, and it’s available at a Sandals resort when you book a stay of three nights or more! Check out Wedding Inclusions for details, including your free wedding planning team and a free gift registry and wedding website.
  2. Customizable Weddings: Most couples customize their Sandals wedding, and you’re always in control of your wedding budget. These great links take you directly to decor items, wedding venues, catering menus, photo and video services, and hair and makeup for wedding couples.
  3. Luxury-Included Accommodation Cost: Your weddingmoon budget will depend on what kind of room or honeymoon suite you choose at Sandals Halcyon Beach. Low-season rates range from $311 per person/per night to $1,020 per person/per night.  

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Sandals offers special promotions to wedding couples. Our favorite one is Test Drive Your Wedding at unbelievable rates!

You Need a Passport to Enter St. Lucia

Sandals Halcyon Beach Travel Checklist is a great resource link to keep at your fingertips.

In addition to the passport information we just mentioned, you will find essential details here like:

  • Resort Dress Code and What to Pack
  • Check-in Times
  • Resort Health and Safety and Medical Staff Onsite
  • Assistance for Physically Challenged Guests

When you’re planning a destination wedding, you’ll want to know more. Here are popular FAQs from our wedding couples:

How far is the airport from Sandals Halcyon Beach?

There are two international airports in Saint Lucia, so it’s a good idea to check which airport you can fly into from your location. Many domestic flights depart from Miami to Saint Lucia, and the travel time by air is between three and a half to four hours.

Sandals Halcyon Beach reception

Hewanorra International Airport (UVF)

Hewanorra Airport is the largest airport on the island, and many international flights arrive here. The airport is small but efficient, and there is a Sandals Arrival Lounge for guests where your complimentary airport transfer will be arranged. 

The major concern travelers have with arriving in Hewanorra is the distance between the airport and Sandals Halcyon Beach. It takes roughly two hours each way—but we’ve got an amazing travel tip for you two coming up!

Vigie International Airport (SLU)

Vigie is also known as Castries Airport, but its official name is George F. L. Charles Airport.

Vigie is much closer to Sandals Halycon Beach, but it’s currently more of a regional hub serving air travelers coming to Saint Lucia from other Caribbean islands.

Still, it’s a good idea to bookmark that airport for future reference, and there is a Sandals lounge at SLU if you score a flight into that airport.

Wedding Pioneer Travel Tip: Start your weddingmoon adventure at the moment you land in Saint Lucia with a helicopter transfer from Hewanorra to Sandals Halcyon Beach! You’ll cut an hour and 45 minutes off your transfer time and get a private tour overhead of Saint Lucia’s scenic treasure—the Pitons!

What’s the best time to visit Saint Lucia?

Sandals Halcyon Beach view

This Sandals blog, Best Time to Visit Saint Lucia is still current with good information on the island’s many festivals and its three “seasons.” They are high season, shoulder season, and low season.

High Season

Mid-December to mid-April is prime travel time to Saint Lucia, and “high season” also means that the climate gets drier and sunnier at this time. 

It can also get a fair bit breezier from November to February as well as chillier at night. Make sure to check out what to pack on the travel checklist link!

Shoulder Season

The traditional spring and early summer wedding season in North America are also known as shoulder season in Saint Lucia, which is the months from mid-April into June.

Sandals Halcyon Beach PARADISE POOL

High-season crowds thin out at this time, and the weather is still historically drier than the official wet and “low” season. This is a great time of year for your wedding budget!

Another fun fact is that April and May are considered the best months to swim in the electric blue seas of Saint Lucia, and you’ll have more of those powdery sand beaches to yourselves. For more destination wedding choices in the Caribbean, check out our Best Sandals Resort for the Beach review

Low Season

The month of June marks the change between the shoulder and low seasons in Saint Lucia.

This is the wettest time of the year and the reason why Saint Lucia is so lush and stunning!

Adventurous couples planning an elopement at Sandals may find excellent deals for Sandals Halcyon Beach during the low season—it’s always a good thing to check out.

Does Saint Lucia get hurricanes?

Hurricane season in the Caribbean officially lasts from June through November.

Still, Saint Lucia’s location is a distance away in the ocean from the most active hurricane belt, so storms have historically been weaker, which is great news for wedding couples and low-season wedding specials at Sandals.

How safe is Saint Lucia?

Sandals Halcyon Beach and flowering gardens

The US has declared Saint Lucia a safe Level One tourist destination, with normal precautions being exercised (more information can be found on the link).

Now let’s take a close look at Sandals Halcyon Beach wedding venues (with gorgeous pictures for you), and then full descriptions of accommodation choices including links to stunning pictures and accurate pricing by month.

Wedding Venues at Sandals Halcyon Beach

Sandals Halcyon Beach wedding ceremony at the beach

There are two lovely wedding gazebos onsite at Sandals Halcyon Beach, and also a wedding lounge for convenient, quiet preparation that’s closer to the resort’s main entrance.

Click on garden gazebo, intimate gazebo, and beachfront wedding to see where your big day can be!

Is there a wedding chapel at Sandals Halcyon Beach?

Couples who want a traditional, non-denominational wedding chapel for a faith-based service can look to beautiful Sandals Montego Bay in Jamaica. We’ve done a Sandals Montego Bay Review for you too!

Sandals Exclusive Over-the-Water Chapel at Grande St. Lucian

Serenity Wedding Chapels with glass floor aisles over the ocean can only be found at a few Sandals resorts in the Caribbean. Perhaps the grandest over-the-water chapel is at Sandals Grande St. Lucian—click the link for a stunning peek.

Accommodation Choices at Sandals Halcyon Beach

Sandals Halcyon Beach Accommodations

Couples always ask us what makes Sandals the preferred choice for wedding couples and honeymooners to the Caribbean.

At the top of our heads, Love Nest Suites and Butler Elite service come to mind! Click the links for a spectacular video presentation of what these accommodations deliver and how you’ll be pampered during your destination wedding and honeymoon—it’s just unforgettable.

Sandals Halcyon Beach offers six room categories that fall under Love Nest and Butler Elite suites. We’ll take a look next, followed by Club Level and Sandals Luxury rooms for budget-friendly options (check out our handy overview of Sandals Club Level vs Regular Rooms to help you choose).

Does Sandals Halcyon Beach have Over-the-Water Bungalows?

Over-the-Water wedding chapels are one hugely popular Sandals exclusive in the Caribbean.

But an Over-the-Water Bungalow takes romance and seclusion up a notch for all lovers staying at a Sandals resort!

Currently, Over-the-Water Bungalows are offered at select Sandals locations including Grande St. Lucian. You won’t believe the level of luxury until you take a look at those links!

SANDALS Halcyon Beach: All-Inclusive Beach Resort

The most quintessentially Caribbean of all Sandals Resorts, Sandals Halcyon Beach, is considered a true Garden of Eden with lush tropical gardens along pristine white-sand beaches. 

Love Nest Suites at Halcyon Beach

The best and most romantic accommodations at Sandals Halcyon Beach combine Love Nest and Butler Elite luxury. 

Two new and exquisite resort blocks at Halcyon Beach are the Joli Beachfront and Koko Rondoval sections. Click either link, and you’ll see how the Joli and Koko sections are in the top right-hand corner of the map, close to their own stretch of beach and more secluded than other accommodations. 

Joli Beachfront Walkout Butler Suite w/ Private Pool suites officially open in April of 2023. This is the luxurious equivalent of your own private villa in paradise—click the link for breathtaking pictures and full pricing.

Love Nest Suites at Halcyon Beach

Koko Rondoval Butler Villa w/Private Pool suites also open in April 2023. A Sandals exclusive, the Rondoval suites are like your private South Seas hideaway with 5-star luxury features—click the link for breathtaking pictures and full pricing.

Joli Beachfront Butler Suite w/ Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub offers a stunning and secluded oceanfront view from the balcony with a private soaking tub for two. Click the link for breathtaking pictures and full pricing.

Another new section at Halcyon Beach is called the Micoud Building, located near the resort’s main Sunset Pool and whirlpool. 

Affordable Love Nest suites in the Micoud Building have private plunge pools and modern amenities to delight you. Click on Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Room w/ Private Pool Sanctuary for gorgeous photos and full pricing.

There are also Honeymoon Butler Suites with Private Pools in the garden level of the Dennery and Gros Islet buildings, and these beautiful accommodations appeal to all wedding budgets!  

And suppose you’ve heard about swim-up suites at Sandals. In that case, you need to click on Beachfront Crystal Lagoon  Suite w/ Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub offering you direct access to the stunning beach and the Crystal Lagoon pool—click the link for photos and pricing!

Club Sandals at Halcyon Beach

Club Sandals at Halcyon Beach

If you’re a more independent and free-spirited pair looking for luxury within your wedding budget, a Club Sandals room at Halcyon Beach should fit the bill perfectly.

Halcyon Beach offers several kinds of Club Sandals rooms, and remember, we did a great article about it too—check out Sandals Club Level vs Regular Rooms: Our Overview.

Now let’s take a look inside:

You two won’t want for anything in a Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Club Level Room w/ Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub. These newly renovated and absolutely romantic accommodations are located in the Marigot Building and offer an unbelievable view. Click the link for pics and full pricing details!

A similar layout is available on the first level of the Choiseeul, Laborie, Canaries, Ciceron, and Castries Buildings. Click on Beachfront Club Level Walkout Room w/ Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub for pics and full pricing details!

The Crystal Lagoon Pool is a Sandals exclusive and a couples’ favorite. A newly renovated Crystal Lagoon Walkout Swim-up Club Level room offers you honeymoon splendor with a private walkout patio directly into that refreshing pool—click the link for pics and full pricing!

Oceanview Club Level Room w/ Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub rooms are newly renovated on the second levels of the Babonneu, Soufriere, and Vigie buildings. Your lovely private balcony features stone walls and a fantastic view—click the link for pics and full pricing!

Newly renovated Grande Luxe Club Level rooms feature a great price point with Sandals luxury-included amenities. Click on Grande Luxe Balcony with Soaking Tub and Grande Luxe Walkout with Soaking Tub for pics and full pricing!

Sandals Luxury Rooms—Most Affordable 

Sandals Halcyon Beach Luxury Rooms CRYSTAL LAGOON

A Crystal Lagoon Poolside Luxury room is your most affordable choice at Sandals Halcyon Beach with a beautiful view of the Crystal Lagoon pool. Perfect for eloping couples or a surprise engagement, these are also great accommodation options for your wedding guests—click the link for full information!

Dining at Sandals Halcyon Beach

Kelly's Dockside Sandals Halcyon Beach

We love this link: Dining at Sandals in Saint Lucia, and we know you’ll love it too!

Scroll down the page and prepare to be amazed—you’ll see the six restaurants available to you at Sandals Halcyon Beach, followed by a tab for your nine restaurant choices at Sandals Regency La Toc and 12 restaurants at Sandals Grande St. Lucian.

With 27 restaurants in total, you can enjoy gourmet-style cuisine that takes inspiration from countries and cultures around the globe. 

You’ll be able to see what meals each restaurant serves, operating hours, dress codes (if any), and sample menus.

Let’s take a look at the breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and daily treats at Halcyon Beach:

Bayside Restaurant

Bayside (click the link for a photo) is a charming open-air French Brasserie offering sit-down breakfasts, themed sit-down lunches, and daily buffets. 

At breakfast and lunch, you’ll enjoy watching boats sail by. Dining by candlelight is another memorable experience here—but not before you get seated and enjoy a cocktail along with a vivid, fiery sunset!

Click breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a sample menu with decadent offerings, vegetarian options, and healthy eating choices.

The Beach Bistro

Offering delicious grilled lunches and late-night snacks, The Beach Bistro (click for a photo) offers yummy eats in a laidback beachy setting with an equally low-key dress code to match.

Click on lunch and late-night menus and plan what you’ll be ordering!

Kelly’s Dockside

Sandals Halcyon Beach Kelly's Dockside

We love this bird’s eye view of the premium place where Kelly’s Dockside sits at Sandals Halcyon Beach—that’s the restaurant at the top front and center, jutting out into the electric blue sea!

The motto at Kelly’s is “Pier Excellence.” Kelly’s offers breakfast daily, and we love imagining we’re there getting a fresh start to another day in paradise with ocean breezes and tasty breakfast treats.

If your taste buds have never tested freshly caught seafood favorites with a St. Lucian Creole flavor, you’ll also experience unforgettable dinners here.

Click on the links for sample menus, and check out Kelly’s to watch the sunset!

Soy Sushi Bar 

Soy Sushi Bar at Sandals Halsyon Beach

Not a fan of sushi yet? Wait until you try Soy Sushi Bar—chances are, you’ll end up like other delighted guests who keep coming back to this fun and happening dinner spot!

Sushi lovers and newbies can enjoy made-to-order meals, nightcaps, or even a sake-infused cocktail. Click on the dinner menu link to see!

Mario’s Classic Italian Cuisine

Mario’s succeeds at being comfy and romantic in the same breath, and those yummy aromas will satisfy your nose and taste buds!

Dinner is served here every night except for Fridays, and the focus here is on 20 regional cuisines within Italy’s Lombardia region. 

Check out the restaurant description for Mario’s on the Sandals Halcyon dining link… Mario was a real guy, and his story is inspiring.

Click on the dinner menu for a yummy peek too!

Kimonos Teppanyaki Style 

Sandals guests rave about Kimonos… you’re watching your delicious Japanese-inspired meal being prepared in front of your eyes by talented, trick-playing chefs who are like flair bartenders, so it’s like dinner and a show!

Click on the dinner menu and imagine those tantalizing smells and tastes… and remember to get reservations early on during your stay at Halcyon Beach because Kimonos fills up fast!

One Other Choice… Optional Candlelight Dining at Halycon Beach

It’s not an “official” restaurant—but it’s even better because it’s a private candlelight dinner celebrating the two of you!

Whether you want to surprise your significant other with this upgrade (or suggest that they surprise you!) click on private candlelight dinner to learn about a glowing meal under the stars as you start your new life together. 

Bars and Entertainment at Sandals Halcyon Beach

We love the Activities page for every Sandals resort because there are live animation videos showing you the fun you’ll have together day and night at Sandals Halcyon Beach!

Remember… you can also access the nightlife and entertainment at Regency La Toc and Grande St. Lucian.

Bar at Sandals Halcyon Beach

Some of the memorable experiences you’ll have at Halcyon Beach may include:

  • Celebrity musical impersonators, including Michael Jackson
  • Dance parties with fire eaters on the beach
  • Main “Sunset” resort pool with music and an activities crew daily
  • Swim-up bars in the Honeymoon Hideaway Pool and Sunset pool
  • Irie bar by the Honeymoon Hideaway Pool

If you want an even more “grand” party vibe, just hope the shuttle to Grande St. Lucian or better yet, book your destination wedding there! 

Most wedding couples choose Halycon Beach because of its romantic intimacy and maximum seclusion, but you can’t go wrong with any Sandals resort in Saint Lucia.

SANDALS Halcyon Beach: All-Inclusive Beach Resort

The most quintessentially Caribbean of all Sandals Resorts, Sandals Halcyon Beach, is considered a true Garden of Eden with lush tropical gardens along pristine white-sand beaches. 

Vacation Extras at Sandals Halcyon Beach

Everything we’ve discussed up to now is either Sandals luxury-included or an optional upgrade—and we always tell you what’s what.

Award-Winning Red Lane Spa

Remember we mentioned the onsite hair and makeup services for wedding couples? It’s all available at Sandals’ exclusive Red Lane Spa, and wedding couples always receive a discount on the best spa treatments—click the link for more!

Unique and Unforgettable Experiences in Saint Lucia

Last but not least, let’s talk about the activities you can conveniently book directly at Sandals Halcyon Beach (or on the Vacation Extras link) to experience the one-of-a-kind wonders of Saint Lucia!

Sandals works exclusively with a tour operator called Island Routes, but you can find local tour operators on the island and compare prices for all these activities. 

Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the natural beauty, historical landmarks, and locally made chocolate!

Here are some of our favorite St. Lucian tours:

Piton Sunset Snorkel Cruise

Saint Lucia’s dramatic coastline must be seen from its deep blue waters. This late afternoon sunset cruise on a comfortable catamaran takes you to an unforgettable snorkel spot at the base of the stunning Pitons—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Premium beverages and tapas-style appetizers are included!

Saint Lucia Lover’s Rock Sunset Cruise

If you’d rather be comfortably dry as you revel in a glorious sunset together, this Saint Lucia Lover’s Rock Sunset cruising tour is worth it.

Enjoy delicious appetizers while you watch the setting sun light up the sky in oranges and pink, and make sure to catch the Green Flash!

Jeep & Zip Safari St. Lucia

Land tours in Saint Lucia are perfect for adventurous couples, and this St. Lucian safari is a favorite.

It includes a jeep tour along the island’s jaw-dropping east coast to a Zipline park. You’ll also hike to a natural spring and take a dip in refreshing waters. 

Snacks included!

Best of St. Lucia Cultural & Heritage Tour

Would you like to do a more laid-back tour in air-conditioned comfort? Your expert island guide takes you to Fond Latisab, where you’ll learn how to prepare cassava bread and cook on macambou leaves.

You’ll also visit historic buildings in Castries and learn about the island’s colorful history.

Martinique Splendor

The neighboring island of Martinique is your chic daytime destination on this power catamaran tour that includes a lunch buffet on a beautiful beach. 

You can choose how to spend your time on this tour—some couples go shopping in Parisian-style boutiques, others take a guided tour of the capital (included with the price), while others swim or experience delightful snorkeling.

You’ll see why the rich and famous flock to this Caribbean hotspot, and on the way back to lovely Saint Lucia, you might catch dolphins or even whales frolicking in the ocean!

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