Post # 1
Happy Friday! Does anyone have any recommendations on which Sandals St Lucia resort to use? FI and I are looking to plan our honeymoon in St Lucia and are looking into Sandals. Anyone stayed at any? What did you like/dislike?
Post # 3
Hi, we will go on Jan. 2 to St. Lucia Regency. I can’t wait to go!
Post # 4
We are staying at the regency… we wanted to be a little more away from the hustle and bustle of st lucia but couldnt afford to say in the lower more exclusive hotels further south
Post # 5
The Grande sits out on a peninsula, so you get water views from both sides of the island. La Toc sits up on a bluff and has it’s own golf course. It’s been renovated within the last couple of years. The Halcyon doesn’t offer as many amenities as the other two.
We frequently send our clients to Sandals for 4 or 5 nights and then to Ladera for the last couple of nights of their stay. Ladera is amazing.
Post # 6
I went to my sis’s wedding at the Halcyon. It was great! It is also a lot quiter and smaller than the other two which we loved! And if we wanted to do something at the other two resorts, they provided a shuttle.
Post # 7
We are booked into the Halycon for our honeymoon because it is the quiet, smaller one but we plan to eat and play at the other 2. I talked to a lot of people and read online reviews and it all comes down to personal preference. Here’s what I deduced:
The Grande is simply huge in comparison to the others and has a really nice beach. I think it is the newest of the 3 and has lots of room types.
The Regency is kind of the middle ground. The property is on a hill which was cited as a drawback as you can’t easily pop back into your room if your room is on the hill, however, it also makes for excellent views. There is a full golf course here so I imagine it is the choice of golfers. I get thie impression that people like this one the best overall, not too big, not too small, attracts a wide range of people.
Halcyon Beach is tiny compared to the other two and has fewer room types, particuarly as you get to the higher end rooms. However, if you are up for the splurge (we didn’t) you can stay closer to the beach here than any of the other 2 resorts. There’s a large garden and the Pier restaurant which is literally over the water, however this one has the least amount of restaurants and is known for its privacy. This is not the nicest beach. Rennovations have been done (maybe are still in process) very recently and all rooms ahve a balcony or patio.
The one thing everyone said was visit all three while in St. Lucia and I am sure we will since we are staying 10 days and I know the Sandals program repeats each week at each resort.
Post # 8
I would say the Grande–My travel agent told me that it used to be a Hyatt and it is not too big. The Regency is HUGE, and up hill. The Grande’s rooms are nice sizes and the beachfront room faces the Caribbean. Just be careful with Halcyon because my TA sent me pictures of the pool and it is small and the rooms are small.
if you want to email my TA, I used Jen at VIP [email protected]
She is free and full of tons of info!