St Lucia, with it’s two majestic active volcanos, the Pitons – Gros and Petit – anchor this tropical jewel of the Eastern Caribbean.Â Historically the island changed handsÂ betweenÂ the French and English with the English ultimately prevailing.Â Napoleon’s wife,Â Empress Josephine, was born in the island of Saint Lucia and not Martinique as commonly supposed.
Sandals Halcyon BeachÂ , in the SandalsÂ St Lucia trifecta,Â is the smallest resortÂ butÂ BIG in so manyÂ ways!Â A majority of the rooms are located in two-story West Indian style buildings with patios and balconies.Â Â Downstairs rooms can be a bit dark but the upstairs roomsÂ with cathedral ceilings are light and airy. The most romantic accommodationsÂ are located in two and three room one-story buildings, or cottages, either fronting theÂ beachÂ orÂ a few steps away.Â As a Seattle and Portland travel agent, my favorite rooms forÂ my clientele?
Because Sandals Halcyon is a small, boutiqueÂ resort it has only sixÂ restaurants but the beauty of St Lucia is that you may always take a complimentary van to one of the other two resorts, Sandals Grande St Lucian or Sandals Regency La Toc,Â for a meal, a day at the beach or evening entertainment. Stay at One, Play at Three!Â The spa at Sandals HalcyonÂ is small and limitedÂ butÂ larger more specialized Red Lane Spas are only a van ride away.
by Molly Sumption, Caribbean Honeymoon / Sandals Expert, Seattle & Portland / subscribe to RSS feed