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Een prachtig hotel met vele faciliteiten. U hoeft het complex niet te verlaten tijdens uw vakantie.


Sandals Halcyon Beach

Bent u verliefd of wilt u het (weer) worden, dan boekt u een Sandals resort, uitsluitend toegankelijk voor stellen. In de Sandals resorts draait alles om de ultieme verwenvakantie: Relaxen en Romantiek, beide mét hoofdletter.

Vanaf € 303,- p.p.p.n. bij een 2pk Offerte Meer info



Impressies








Over Sandals Halcyon Beach

Our favorite

Op St. Lucia is een aantal Sandals te vinden, alle met de ‘Luxury Included’ formule. Deze Sandals Halcyon Beach is de meest knusse, omringd door weelderig tropische tuinen, waarin de ‘cabanas’, huisjes, met hangmatten liggen. ‘Love is all you need’, Sandals zorgt voor de rest. Zoals een uitgebreid All In programma, waarin alle maaltijden -van snack tot een gourmet diner– en ongelimiteerde drankjes –van frisdrank tot wijntje en alcoholhoudende cocktails- zijn inbegrepen. The Pier restaurant is een favoriet; genieten van haute cuisine op het water, maar ook trattoria Mario en het openlucht café Bayside bieden niet te versmaden  mogelijkheden. Tevens heeft Sandals een sportief pakket beschikbaar, zo kunt u windsurfen, waterskiën en  duiken (voor gecertificeerde duikers), tennissen en golfen. In de fameuze Red Lane® Spa kunt u terecht voor

schoonheidsbehandelingen en massages (tegen betaling).

Kenmerken

  • all inclusive
  • romantiek
  • adults only
  • wifi
  • beachfront

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Een prachtig hotel met vele faciliteiten. U hoeft het complex niet te verlaten tijdens uw vakantie.

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Hotelnaam:
Sandals Halcyon Beach
Plaats/regio:
St. Lucia
Code:
H17854
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Vanafprijs:
v.a. € 303 (per persoon, bij een 2pk)




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Kamerbeschrijvingen

Caribbean Deluxe
Luxe ingericht; voorzien van airco, plafondventilator, telefoon, televisie, koffie- en theezetfaciliteiten, minibar, kluisje, strijkijzer en -plank, kingsize bed, badkamer met bad/douche, föhn, zitgedeelte en balkon of patio met tuinzicht.

Caribbean Premium
: Zoals Deluxe, ruimer en met zwembad of tuinzicht.

Caribbean Luxury
: Zoals Deluxe, ruimer en met tuin of gedeeltelijk zeezicht.

All Inclusive

Inclusief alle maaltijden en hapjes, lokale (alcoholische) drankjes, niet-gemotoriseerde watersportfaciliteiten inclusief duiken voor gecertificeerde duikers en deelname aan georganiseerde activiteiten.

Ligging

Sandals Halcyon Beach ligt direct aan het prachtige zandstrand van St. Lucia op circa 15 minuten rijden van Vigie Airport.

Aantal kamers

169

Faciliteiten

• 7 Restaurants
• 7 Bars
• Bistro
• 2 Zwembaden
• Spa
• Fitnesscentrum
• Tennisbaan
• Squashbaan

Activiteiten

• Watersportmogelijkheden zoals: kajakken, windsurfen, waterskiën, snorkelen en duiken (inbegrepen voor gecertificeerde duikers)
• Gratis shuttleservice naar de golfbaan bij Sandals La Toc, St Lucia Golf Resorts & Spa


Het vulkanische eiland St. Lucia is bergachtiger dan de meeste andere Caribische eilanden. Hierdoor is een vakantie St. Lucia net even anders dan anders.

"A week of R&R"

   18-01-2017
We have found that you can never go wrong at Sandals. The Halcyon is not a new resort; it is clear that the staff put a lot of effort into maintaining the property. While we were there we did face some minor inconveniences while walkways were given new corral. The finished product in each of the areas was beautiful. We were in a Club level room by the quiet pool. It was very clean and had a newer bath. There was lots of space to unpack. The King bed was very comfortable and the a/c was awesome! Food was very good and the specialty restaurants delivered fantastic meals. Breakfast included an omelet station and a very good mix of hot and cold choices. The Club Concierge was great and looked after our 'wants' with a smile! Nothing is ever perfect; the reaction time for the couple small things that came up was far better than anyone could expect!

"Excellent resort.Beautiful island!"

   17-01-2017
My husband and I spent a wonderful week at the Sandals Halycon. From the moment you step in the lobby the entire staff is making sure you have an outstanding stay. Our room was recently renovated and was immaculate at all times. We enjoyed all the resort restaurants and the food was excellent. Our most enjoyable evening was a private dinner on the beach. Our server was phenomenal and she made sure our evening was amazing. A bucket list evening. We will definitely return to the Halycon in the future.

"Sandals One & Done Never Again"

   17-01-2017
This will be my worst review ever. We travel 3 to 4 times per year . We have never been to a Sandals resort . So we were looking forward to a very over the top experience. Don't believe any of the hype . We selected the smaller of the 3 resorts in St. Lucia because we wanted quite. We were there to celebrate my 60th. birthday and scout out a spot for our daughter's wedding . Most reviews we read warned us about the brutal ride to the resort from the airport. almost 2 hours on a road to hell as some called it . The Sandals luxury van a joke was very cramped and uncomfortable . This and slow check in through customs almost 2 hours was no way to start . We checked in and were happy to get an upgrade a nice touch we thought . We got into a very average room that I did not expect at any Sandals or any other resort for that matter . It did come with an outdoor bath tub that was very nice. We thought our room was musty but it was late so we decided to deal with it the next day. We let this go until day 3. They agreed to switch rooms. This wasted 1/2 of our day . We were going to go to The Grande resort for the day . We were told that the air conditioning was not circulating properly. That room was empty all week . We had a very late dinner the first night and the sales pitch got started. The wine steward came over and said if you want the good stuff here is what you want. No bottle was under $65 . We thought that we were all inclusive . Not at Sandals. Robert Mondavi wines were included and they were o.k . We declined the upcharge and the wine steward avoid us the next 2 times we were back at Kelly's dockside . It was not all bad, a good meal and excellent service from the staff here. Please note this is their upscale dining . The next day , we asked for some wine and beer for our room. They said we were not at the level for this service. I was shocked and not very happy . I have been at $1,500 per week all inclusives that provided this service. I went to the front desk to find out about this . I was not allowed to speak to a manager . I found out later from customer service that to get this you had to be at the Sandals club level. One more cash grab and nobody at the front desk could explain this .We met a few people that told us that $40 to the right person would get you this service . I asked several times to speak to a manager because I wanted to recognize a number of staff members who did great work . No manager was there to speak to me . Our beach was red flagged all week but at a nearby resort all the sail boats and watercraft were out . The highly recommended Marios Italian was a bit above average but way below my expectation of Sandals. Kimonos was fresh and staff great , you need reservations, Soy was the sushi place with only a few seats and only open at dinner. It was excellent but very hard to get into .The buffet at Bayside was terrible, all the food was overcooked. The breakfast was good, but stay away at dinner. The last night we went there for BBQ and all the food was dry . The worst place to eat was the beach bistro. Service and food were very hit and miss. No snacks unless you wanted to overpay at the gift shop. We had 2 rum tasting days. Be careful, don't buy any rum at the resort. I really enjoyed all the rums that I tasted they had a special on this day buy 2 get 25% off. My gut told me to look around for prices at duty free. They told us they did not have a duty free at the airport and that I had to buy the rum from the resort . A total lie. I bought tow nice high end bottles of wine for less than 50% of the price they wanted . I only wanted to drink bottled water. This was like gold and not available in any restaurant or bar. I had to go to the front desk to get it. They did give you a few bottles in your room fridge . The least they could do. I did have one great server who did not allow me to go and get the water. He went and got it for us. The service was either great or very bad . Don't get caught up in the stay at one and play at them all . The word quickly got out that The Grande was the place to be. The vans were always full and only came 4 times per day. If it was full you had to pay for a cab ride $25 one way. We did manage to get to the Grande and it did not disappoint. A superior beach with all the toys and activities. I understand it would have been $1500 more for us to stay there . We spoke to people on day two that wanted to transfer into this resort and never did get there. Our best meal was Christmas day at La Toc . White glove service and great food with excellent service . The rest of the resort was dated with not a very good beach . We saw all the chefs setting up the great buffet full of king crab, lobster and shrimp. We decided to go down to get some seafood and dessert. No more lobster and they brought out more king crab and it was frozen solid on the plate. Many people complained about this, nothing was done . I felt that my first Sandals experience was not a very good one . It was all about getting in and getting more money from you . The many hours I spent trying to discuss this with front desk staff at the resort and customer service was not a very good experience. My wife and I wasted a one week vacation and over $5,000 and Sandals offered us one free night. Well, you lost 20 people and a honeymoon from our family. Lots of other good options . Just beware of what your expectations are at any Sandals property .

"Not happy"

   17-01-2017
Sandals halcyon St. Lucia is not a 5 star resort. 3 stars is a stretch. It is sorely in need of a major upgrading. It is very run down. The room we had was not as shown in the brochure. Small, run down with mismatched furniture. You could not walk past another person at the end of the bed. There was about 2 feet between the bed and a massive storage unit that stretched the width of the room. The bathroom looked like a cottage bathroom that hadn't been upgraded since the 70's. Damaged tiles, fixed by putting grout in the damage. No storage space for towels face clothes, toiletries etc. The bathroom counter was about 2 1/2 feet wide and the excess towels and face cloths were stored on top of the counter as there was no other places to leave them. There was no ceiling. Open to the roof rafters and roof boards. Not 5 Star! Most of the staff were pretty good? One of the bar tenders at the " noisy pool" , I think her name is Shara, was the most miserable, ignorant person I have met. She asked " what do you want", didn't look at me or acknowledge my order. She got one drink and walked away and cleaned some glasses, then the other person working at the bar was told by Shara to make my other drink. Really poor service. Then there was Noel at the island adventure kiosk. When returning to the kiosk to go on the tour, I was barked at by Noel " Give me your receipt". After I gave it to him I was told to " Go sit down". He looked over some paperwork, turned around and left with the paperwork. No explanation, no nothing. No information as to what was going to happen next. There were women offering massages who were really annoying. They must have approached us at least 3 times a day every day. We went on vacation to relax, not to be hassled by staff. The day we left, we received notification that we were to leave our luggage outside our room and it would be brought out to where we were going to get on the minibus to be taken to the airport. I went to the front desk to settle up incidental charges as we were leaving. I wanted to pay cash. I was told that the system was down and no receipt could be issued. I was not going to leave almost $400.00 cash and not get a receipt. So I had to use a credit card to get a receipt. Why could I not get a manual receipt for the cash? Systems out as well as the spotty WiFi seems to be the norm here. The bus arrived but our luggage had not been brought to the departure area. They did not have us on the list even though they notified us that it would be picked up. So they had to find someone to go get the luggage. The driver was visibly upset that he had to wait. Our drive to the airport was another horror story. The roads in St. Lucia are very narrow with no shoulders so people have to walk on the street. The roads are very bad and extremely winding and it was raining so the roads we slick. The speed limit on the road was 64 kpm or 40 mph. I am sure the driver had a death wish. Bad narrow extremely curvy roads and a speed limit of 64 KPM with pedestrians walking on the road. Well, I was sure we were going to die or some pedestrian would! Several times pedestrians had to scurry off the road or be hit The maniac driver was at times going in excess of 110 kph. Waiting until the last possible second to hit the brakes at hairpin turns which threw unsecured items all around the vehicle . He tailgated slower vehicles as close as 3 to 4 feet away. And all this while eating and talking on the phone. When he wanted to pass slower moving vehicles he would just pull out no matter what. On 2 occasions we were almost in head on collisions. Passing going uphill with a sharp left hand turn at the top of the hill we got even with the car he was trying to pass when an oncoming car came around the corner. So he guns it. The oncoming car smokes the tires trying to stop. I would estimate we were within 2 feet of hitting the oncoming car at 90 kph. Would I go back....HELL NO! This was my first time at a sandals and my last time. My advise is to steer clear. Not in any stretch of imagination is this close to a 5 star resort.

"REALLY wanted to love it but not impressed"

   15-01-2017
We travel a lot but had never done an all-inclusive and had never been to St. Lucia. We were hoping to love it, but we were just underwhelmed. Stayed 6 nights in a club level "honeymoon hideaway room" (in the 700s building, which unfortunately, has a road behind it :( First the pros: it is a beautifully landscaped resort, and they clearly work on the landscaping nonstop. This particular Sandals resort is quiet and very peaceful. We spoke to several people who had shuttled over to the Grande and reported it was crowded and noisy. The staff are extremely pleasant. Only once did I say hello or good morning to someone and have them grunt back at me. We had a couples massage in a gazebo near the beach. The massages were both excellent. When my massage therapist did the standard attempt at trying to get me to buy some product and I said I wasn't interested, she stopped immediately. The "quiet pool" is very nice with a swim-up bar, and Agnes, one of the bartenders, is wonderful. Our bed was comfortable. The cons: it is WAY overpriced for the quality. The food was average at best and sometimes mediocre. On our first visit to Marios, the Italian restaurant, I ordered their "signature" dish - Osso Bucco. My server told me "oh, we don't have that. And we also don't have any eggplant tonight". Aside from the pasta dishes, this restaurant only has about 5 main entrees - so there went two of them. But she told me they had a veal chop, so I ordered that. While the flavor of the veal chop was good, it looked odd and was full of fat - not sure where they cut it from. So I ate the little pieces of meat that I could cut. My husband had a mixed seafood linguine, which while he said it was tasty, it literally had perhaps 10 strands of linguine in a VERY small bowl. When we were done, our server asked us how the meal was, and I politely said "well, since you asked, the veal chop was very fatty, it really shouldn't have been served". To which she smiled and said "I know". Seriously!? And then she went on to tell me that the Osso Bucco, if they had had it, would have been better. In all fairness, she did then ask me if I wanted anything else. We tried it again another night, the service from our waiter was poor, and although I never order lasagna, I ordered it, and it was quite good. Although Dora is wonderful and zips around the restaurant constantly like a hummingbird, they are clearly understaffed, and the wait staff are not trained well. On a Thursday night, over half of the restaurant was empty but we watched Dora turn everyone away after we were seated, claiming a 45 minute to 1 hour wait. I'm sure she was trying to pace it for the servers, but it makes no sense at a resort. On both nights, she told us our server would tell us about their "specials" - we didn't hear anything. Overall, the food is average and lacking in any inspiration or variety. Our room was very dark and dated. We looked forward to our dinner at the Japanese steakhouse, Kimonos - the only restaurant at Sandals that requires a reservation. What a disappointment. The hostess kind of barked at us to sit down and wait for the other people who had a reservation at the same time in order to sit at one of their 3 hibachi tables. The table behind us seemed to be having a fabulous time with a typically theatrical hibachi chef doing tricks and engaging the customers. Ours banged on the table with a metal spatula a few times, tried a trick with a knife that flew dangerously close to a customer and then cooked. The fried rice was undercooked, and the proteins were overcooked - they serve you chicken, mahi mahi, shrimp, and steak but you are not asked how you want your steak done. It is chopped into tiny pieces, and the vegetables were mixed into the chicken or the fish (I don't recall because it was so unmemorable and all tasted the same). Three other couples at our table simply got up and left before the dessert was served. It was really disappointing. Housekeeping varied - some days the room was made up by 9 or 10 in the morning, on other days, it was 5 p.m. Some days, we were left 5 bottles of water, on a couple of days, we got none. For a couple of days, we were only given one glass in the bathroom and had to ask for another. And then there are the cats. I am not particularly a cat lover, but some of them are cute, but they are everywhere... hence, some cat poop in the grass and who knows where else... Sales pitches are average - spa employees constantly asking if you want a massage but nothing terrible. I think this first Sandals experience will be our last.


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