Sandals® Halcyon Beach: A TRUE GARDEN OF EDEN

SEASIDE SANCTUARY IN SAINT LUCIA

Cradled in Castries*, the electric capital of breezy and leafy Saint Lucia, is a string of cozy seaside bungalows with a modern boutique-chic vibe. Unsurprisingly, this charming refuge is just one of the three Sandals sanctuaries offering visitors to the coveted isle an easy all-in, adults-only escape squeezed between an unspoiled beach of sugar-fine sand and an aquamarine seascape against the backdrop of a verdant tropical forest. It's called Sandals® Halcyon Beach, after the mythic seabird, the name is apt—waking up in a brand new Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Suite to start your day with a dip in the Caribbean’s longest pool is pure magic. Of course, exquisite food and personalized service is all at hand too.

What’s more, when you stay here, the iconic brand guarantees you unlimited playtime at their other two Sandals properties nearby.

*Definitely get to the Castries Market and Vendor’s Arcade for some local colour (read flavour).

SHELTER YOUR SOUL

When two hearts need a happy hideaway, few places offer romantic refuge quite like the Beachfront Honeymoon Suites at Halcyon. Ocean facing and airy, these dreamy deck houses come equipped with a private plunge pool and a patio complete with chic furniture just begging for a sunset dinner that’s as al fresco as you want it to be.

Cue champagne cork flying into the evening sea breeze. Part of the Love Nest Butler Suite® collection, these secluded dwellings are defined by exclusive amenities like 24-hour white-gloved service from an attendant who’s been duly trained in accordance with the rigorous standards of the Guild of Professional English Butlers. For a proper spoiling, indulge in a Grand Luxe Club Level Room where the Tranquility Soaking Tub sits out on the balcony—and yes, it fits two comfortably.

Dare to elevate your self-care—massage gazebos on-site let you indulge in stress-busting seaside rubdowns.

Pro-tip: we strongly recommend paying a little extra and trying the aromatic Scents of Love Couple’s Massage…but only if you’re seeking optimal beachside bliss.

FLAVOURS & FESTIVITIES

Foodies rejoice—your taste buds won’t get bored here. The culinary variety tabled by Halcyon’s team of international chefs is nearly unmatched. Plating up authentic Lucian fare inspired by the French, British, and Indian traditions that have shaped the island, The Pitons, a rustic open-air eatery honours all palates while paying homage to the bounty long prized by the indigenous Caribs and Arawaks who once thrived here—juicy mangoes and breadfruit sneak their way into many dishes.

But if you’re craving something more global, gourmet eats from all over the world are an easy grab, as are a thirst-slaking selection of watering holes. Stop by Mario’s for Italian classics (try the Carbonara) or Soy, a sushi lover’s nori-wrapped dream.

Still peckish? You and your mouth have unbridled access to all 21 restaurants and bars available at Sandals Regency La Toc and Sandals Grand St. Lucian. Those looking for a little after-dinner excitement can head to the water—extravagant steelpan-driven beach parties go off regularly letting you groove to Caribbean rhythms long after the stars have taken to the night sky.

Those seeking a quiet nightcap can pop into a proper British watering hole for a pint.

UPBEAT DOWNTIME

Take a Hobie Cat out for a sail, paddle your way over the gentle crystalline waves by sea kayak or tear it up with a morning of tubing. But the choicest activity at Halcyon is water skiing, hands down—this is one of the only resorts in the Caribbean to offer the fast-paced pastime. Below the surf, an easy afternoon of snorkelling can put you face to fin with mind-boggling crayon-coloured sea critters.

Wanna take your downtime deeper? A nominal fee gets you PADI® certified with a skilled onsite scuba instructor. It’s worth it. Seasoned divers know that the reefs and wrecks in these warm waters are some of the best on Earth.

Those who prefer their leisurely pursuits on terra firma can work up a sweat in the fitness centre, hit the tennis courts day or night for a little luv party or just shoot some pool. But with access to two world-class golf greens, any guests looking to perfect their backswing should save some energy for tee time.

TOP 3 EXCURSIONS

SOUFRIERE CAPTAIN FOR A DAY

Defying the surf aboard a 17-foot speed boat, you’ll cruise Saint Lucia’s west coast to catch mesmerizing views of the majestic Pitons before dropping anchor for a drive right through Soufriere, the island’s active volcano. After a healing soak in its famed mud baths, you’ll plunge into the cool waters beneath Toraille Waterfall before a satiating buffet brunch. Board your speed boat to head back up the coast through Marigot Bay but the day’s not done—ready yourself for a final dip in a secret snorkelling spot.

MUTINY EXPLORER BY LAND & SEA

A leisure cruise catamaran takes you on a private tour down the coast before you pick your next island adventure amidst the thicket and tropical forests in Soufriere: active volcano visit, an electrifying zipline run, a soak in historic mineral baths, a stroll through pretty botanical gardens, a dip in a stunning waterfall, and a world-class restaurant. Once back on your catamaran, you can swim or snorkel at the base of the Pitons before sailing on to Marigot Bay for some soul-rocking island rhythms and Instagram-worthy photo ops.

DUNE BUGGY & ZIPLINE COMBO

Take the wheel and tear through tropical forest trails along the epic east coast of Saint Lucia in a 2 or 4-seater dune buggy. Spectacular sights are non-stop on your way to Treetop Adventure Park where you’ll hook into the longest, highest, and fastest ziplines on the island all taking you over lush rainforest canopies with wind in your hair and a smile on your face. Do indulge in a complimentary cocktail before and after you try out all 12 exhilarating lines. Then it’s back in the buggy to rev up for the breezy run home.

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