Best Sandals Resort in St Lucia| 2023 Sandals Regulars Guide

If you’re wondering which Sandals resort in St Lucia to pick for your next getaway, you’ve come to the right place! Not only is St Lucia one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, it’s also home to some of the best resorts in the world, too. 

We visited 7 Sandals resorts last year, including all 3 in St Lucia. We are Sandals regulars, and will give you the full breakdown!

St Lucia packs a lot in for a small island and is renowned for its famous landscapes, volcanic Piton mountain peaks, beautiful beaches and pristine forest – there’s something for everyone here making it a great introduction to the Caribbean, whichever of the Sandals resorts on St Lucia you pick to stay at. 

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I know that deciding where to stay and trying to choose the best St Lucia Sandals resort for your needs can be tricky – it can be hard to know what a resort will be like until you’re there – and so I put together this guide to help you decide which is going to be the best Sandals resort St Lucia has for you. 

St Lucia has many of the best luxury resorts in the Caribbean (and even in the world) and when it comes to finding the best resort in St Lucia, you won’t be disappointed with the Sandals resorts St Lucia has to offer. 


WHICH IS THE BEST SANDALS RESORT IN ST LUCIA?

Sandals Saint Lucia has 3 different properties all located in the north of the island, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Halcyon, and Sandals La Toc, which each offer their own unique style and flavor of the best Sandals in St Lucia. And the good news is, regardless of which one you choose to stay at, all of the Sandals hotels in St Lucia participate in the stay-at-1 play-at-3 deal where you can visit the other Sandals properties on the island and enjoy their facilities. 

Kristin at Foam Party Sandals Grande St Lucian
Kristin floating on raft in Crystal Lagoon at Sandals Halcyon in St Lucia

Want to know our favorite??
We would have to choose Sandals Grande St. Lucian as the overall favorite. It has a little bit of everything from watersports to spots with a lively atmosphere, as well as places to get away from it all. It’s also one of the few places in the Caribbean that you can stay in an overwater bungalow! But, the best Sandals Resort really depends on what YOU are looking for.

Read our detailed Sandals Grande St Lucian Review and Guide HERE.

In this article I will give you a full run-down of the Sandals resorts St Lucia has to offer, and help you answer the question which Sandals in St Lucia is the best for you. 

Sandals Grande St. Lucian pool and beach
Sandals Grande St. Lucian/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

As you’ll see from the map of Sandals resorts in St Lucia below, the 3 Sandals resort St Lucia properties are located in the north of the island, in Castries and Gros-Islet, making it easy to shuttle from one property to the other if you want to enjoy more than one of them.

Sandals St Lucia Map with labels

I labeled the road that is so often talked about and the reason many choose to take the helicopter or a ferry. St Lucia in general is a very mountainous island with small winding roads. If you can avoid the roads as much as possible, your stomach will thank you.

Note: I get car sick, so knowing the roads were rough I used every trick in the book- dramamine, ginger candy, sitting in the front, and keeping my eyes on the road, and I was able to manage it. My mom, who has never been car sick in her life, took no precautions and threw up on the drive down to Soufriere(the roads along the West coast are worse than the East).

The standard route to the resorts is up the East coast, across the rainforest(the worst section of the trip), and then finishing along the Northern West Coast.

Below I’ll run through which Sandals is best in St Lucia for different key criteria – whether you’re looking for the best beaches, watersports, overwater bungalows, entertainment or searching for the best Sandals resort in St Lucia for honeymoon (or maybe you’re planning your Sandals wedding St Lucia)! At the end of this Sandals St Lucia comparison, you’ll know which one is best for you. 

Why Choose Sandals Resorts? 

Sandals resorts are famous around the Caribbean (and the world) for their “Luxury Included” philosophy and cater exclusively for adult couples in search of a romantic getaway. Sandals resorts in St Lucia are some of the best Sandals resort in Carribbean options around – they’re certainly very popular. 

Sandals resorts offer 5* adults only all inclusive resorts with impressive facilities located on beautiful beaches. In St Lucia, the 3 Sandals resorts boast 11 pools, 2 golf courses, 21 bars and 27 restaurants between them, and the best thing is that access to all amenities is generally included in your rate. 

So the good news is that when asking “Sandals resorts St Lucia – which is the best”, you really can’t go far wrong! If you’re looking for St Lucia all inclusive resorts – adults only, you’ll love Sandals. At the moment there’s no Beaches resort in St Lucia (the Sandals family brand), all Sandals resorts here are adults only. 


Best for Beaches: Sandals Grande St. Lucian or Sandals Halcyon Beach

When it comes to choosing the best Sandals hotel in St Lucia, chances are that beaches are high up on your list and you’re looking for the best Sandals resort beach. 

St Lucia is famed for its striking volcanic coastline with dramatic rocks, including the much-photographed Pitons, but it’s also home to some stunning sandy beaches and clear, inviting waters. 

The Grande St Lucian resort (also known as the Grand Sandals St Lucia) gets our vote for being the best beach resort St Lucia, thanks to being located on its very own peninsula. It boasts some of the calmest waters on St Lucia and a picture-postcard perfect sandy beach with snorkeling just off shore. 

Sandals Grande St Lucian from overwater bungalow area
Sandals Grande St Lucian Beach facing Pigeon Island
Sandals Grande St. Lucian beach and water facing south

The Sandals resort St Lucia Grande also boasts stunning views onto the mountainous landscape and over to historic Fort Rodney from the comfort of your beach lounger so you can soak up the tropical island scenery. The perfect mile-long beach here will not disappoint you! 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Grande St. Lucian HERE.

Sandals Halcyon Beach
Sandals Halcyon Beach/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

Note: The top photo is from the Sandals website where the sand looks much whiter than it really is. But, the water in my photos is from just after Hurricane Fiona had passed and looks a bit darker than it normally would.

Beach and Beach Hot Tub at Sandals Halcyon in St Lucia
Beach and Kelly's Dockside Restaurant at Sandals Halcyon St Lucia

Sandals resort Halcyon St Lucia gets 2nd place in my Sandals resort St Lucia reviews for beaches thanks to its stunning stretch of unspoiled beach at the resort, backed by gently swaying palms. The water here can often be murkier though, especially after storms, as mountain rivers drain directly into the bay. The beach is nice, soft, and wide, but it has the more tan colored sand rather than the whiter sand at Grand St. Lucian.

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Halcyon Beach HERE.


Best for Food & Entertainment: Sandals Grande St Lucian or Sandals Regency La Toc

Sandals Grande Resort St Lucia is hard to beat when it comes to dining and food – there are no less than 12 restaurants included on site here, all included in your Luxury Included package, and making this one of the best all inclusive resort in St Lucia options you’re likely to find. If you’re in search of the best Sandals resort for nightlife, you’ll be very happy here. 

Kristin at Sandals Grande St Lucian foam party
Burlesque night at Sandals Grande St Lucian Entertainment

Premium house wines are included at no extra cost, making for an amazing selection of wines for an all inclusive resort where you don’t have to worry about blowing your vacation budget on extra costs. 

All of the restaurants at the Sandals Grande St Lucia get great reviews and even for longer stays you won’t run out of different places to eat and foods to try. Styles of cuisine vary from Italian to English pub-style, Indian, Barbeque and lots more. Just remember to make your restaurant reservations early on arrival as they do get busy! I also recommend trying the signature cocktails at each of the different restaurants. 

The Grande St Lucian is also the best St Lucia Sandals resort when it comes to entertainment – there are different parties and events happening each night of the week with different themes and live music – so if entertainment is what you’re looking for, you’ll never be short of things to do. 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Grande St. Lucian HERE.

Sandals La Toc Restaurant
Sandals Regency La Toc/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

Sandals Regency La Toc St Lucia gets 2nd place for food and nightlife thanks to its 9 unique restaurants on site which showcase dining from France, Italy, the Caribbean and the Far East, and there’s plenty of different entertainment on offer here too, from karaoke, to beach parties and piano bar. 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Regency La Toc HERE.


Best for Honeymoons: Sandals Grand St. Lucian or Sandals Halcyon Beach

If you’re reading Sandals resorts reviews St Lucia to try and plan the honeymoon of a lifetime, then you won’t be disappointed by the different options available. When it comes to what is the best Sandals resort in St Lucia for a honeymoon or wedding, our top pick is the Sandals Grande in St Lucia.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian private pool
Sandals Grande St. Lucian/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

At the Grande St Lucian see the stunning sunrises and sunsets from this perfect honeymoon resort. Stay in an over-the-water bungalow in one of the Sandals Love Nest suites for a truly luxurious and romantic honeymoon. 

Glass panels in the floor of the overwater bungalows bring the turquoise ocean into your room, or enjoy it from the hammock on your private balcony. You’ll have your own private steps down into the ocean for when you feel like a dip, or you can soak in the outside Tranquility Tub – Sandals signature bathtub that’s perfect for a romantic bath together. If you’re looking for a new Sandals resort St Lucia, the bungalows are the newest Sandals Grande St Lucia rooms and have a modern, contemporary feel. 

Read any of the Sandals resorts St Lucia reviews and you’ll see that couples also love the St Lucian for honeymoons thanks to its choice of entertainment – here there’s plenty to do when you feel like leaving the luxury of your room, whether it’s a custom candlelit dinner on the beach, expeditions around the island, or eating at one of the resorts fine dining restaurants. 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Grande St. Lucian HERE.

Crystal Lagoon at Sandals Halcyon St. Lucia

If, on the other hand, it’s privacy and getting away from it all that you crave, then you may find that the Sandals Halcyon resort St Lucia is a better choice for you. Halcyon is a quieter resort that allows you to create your very own island honeymoon hideaway. Stay in one of the butler suites such as the beachfront swim-up rooms to be treated like a King and Queen for a few days! 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Halcyon Beach HERE.


Best for Seclusion: Sandals Halcyon Beach

Honeymoon or just a regular vacation, if it’s seclusion, relaxation and quiet that you seek then Sandals resort Halcyon St Lucia may well be the place for you. 

Kristin in the Crystal Lagoon at Sandals Halcyon St Lucia
Shaded Cabanas on the grounds at St. Lucia Sandals Halcyon

The Crystal Lagoon is my favorite spot at Sandals Halcyon, and maybe at any Sandals. It’s such a quiet secluded spot to enjoy the beautiful palm trees and nature surrounding you while you float along.

The smallest Sandals resort St Lucia has, at Halcyon there are fewer rooms so the resort is naturally quieter, and it has the quintessential Caribbean feel, too. Set along a beautiful beach you can choose from one of the beachfront butler suites with private plunge pool, swim up pool access, or if you really want to get away from it all, you can stay in the ‘honeymoon hideaway village’.

Set back from the rest of the resort, in the hideaway village it may just feel like you’re staying in a real garden of Eden – this best resort on St Lucia is well known for its beautiful gardens and lush tropical setting. Perfect for enjoying a quiet break on St Lucia without the crowds. 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Halcyon Beach HERE.


Best for Overwater Bungalows: Sandals Grande St. Lucian

If you’re wondering which St Lucia Sandals is best for overwater bungalows (perhaps the ultimate luxury!) , then you’ll need to head to the Sandals resort Grande St Lucia (formerly called the Sandals Gros Islet St Lucia). 

The Grande St Lucian is the only resort with overwater bungalows in St Lucia, making it hands-down the best resort St Lucia has for overwater luxury living. 

Sandals Grande St Lucian Overwater Bungalows
Sandals Grande St. Lucian/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

The Love Nest overwater Bungalows are all butler service and come with beautiful glass panels in the floor as well as lighting that illuminates the water – so you can look directly into the ocean from inside your bungalow, day or night! Each bungalow has its own very private balcony (you don’t need to worry about being overlooked here) with sun loungers, a signature Sandals Tranquility Tub that’s perfect for soaking in as you watch the sun go down. 

Each bungalow also has direct swim-up access with steps down into the water for when you feel like a dip. Outdoor showers, 24 hour room service and beautiful mosaic tiling complete the atmosphere for your own over-water sanctuary here. If you’re wondering which Sandals resort is the best in St Lucia for a luxury getaway, the overwater bungalows here have it all. 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Grande St. Lucian HERE.


Best for Snorkeling & Watersports: Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Sandals Grande St Lucian Waterskiing
Sandals Grande St. Lucian/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

If you want to compare Sandals resorts in St Lucia for snorkeling and watersports, for us the hands-down winner is the Grande St Lucian again. 

Not only is it the best Sandals resort for diving on the island, but it’s the best option when it comes to snorkeling too. Whether you choose to snorkel or dive, you get access to unlimited boat trips with Sandals to snorkeling and dive points around the island.

You won’t want to miss the snorkeling at Soufriere, but the best thing about the Grande St Lucian is you can also snorkel just off the beach, take a 5 minute walk to Pigeon Point from the hotel and snorkel there, or join one of the daily INCLUDED snorkel trips. 

Coral underwater from Snorkeling trip at Sandals Grande St Lucian Resort
Starfish underwater at Pigeon Island St Lucia

Read any Sandals reviews St Lucia and you’ll see that Sandals also offer plenty of other activities on the water at this resort, including kayaking, wakeboarding, windsurfing, sailboat trips, paddle boarding / SUP and water skiing – so whether you’re looking for the best Sandals resort for scuba diving or something else, you will never be stuck for choice when it comes to exploring the beautiful blue Caribbean ocean! 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Grande St. Lucian HERE.


Best for Pools: Sandals Regency La Toc

If you’re a pool lover rather than an ocean bather, then any of the Sandals beach resort St Lucia options will make you happy, but none more so than Sandals resort St Lucia La Toc

Sandals La Toc Beach Pool
Sandals Regency La Toc/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

Sandals La Toc features 3 different freshwater pools that are accessible to all resort guests, named The Pavilion, Le Piton, and the Sunset Bluff, 2 of which have swim up bars and all with ocean views. 

Armandos Pool on the hillside at Sandals La Toc
Pitons pool overlooking the ocean at Sandals Regency La Toc St Lucia

If you want a pool all to yourself, that’s possible too – the Millionaire Butler Villas come with their own private pool sanctuary so you can step straight from your bedroom into your own pool. Or, if you just want to be close to the poolside, you can choose from different types of poolside rooms on offer. Whichever you pick, La Toc is definitely one of the best Sandals resort to stay at for pool-side relaxation. 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Regency La Toc HERE.


Best for Views: Sandals Regency La Toc

If you’re still not sure which Sandals St Lucia is the best for you, maybe taking views into consideration will make your choice easier. 

Sandals La Toc Ocean Views
Sandals Regency La Toc/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

Sandals La Toc resort St Lucia wins our prize for the best views on the island thanks to its location directly on the beach. You can’t escape the beautiful ocean views here – whether it’s from your room or villa, the pools or restaurant. 

Views from Sunset Oceanview Bluff Village at Sandals La Toc St. Lucia
View from top of the hill overlooking the beach at Sandals La Toc Resort St Lucia

For the very best rooms with a view here, go for the Millionaire Butler Villas if you can – no only will you get your very own pool and butler, but you’ll also get to watch the sunset over the ocean as your view faces back along the beach and towards the headland. I  could sit and look at this view all day quite happily!

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Regency La Toc HERE.


MAP OF SANDALS RESORTS IN ST LUCIA

Sandals St Lucia Map with labels

REVIEWS OF SANDALS RESORTS ST. LUCIA

Still trying to decide which Sandals Resort is right for you? Then check out my in depth reviews of each resort below to get a feel for which Sandals will be best suited for your needs! 

Sandals Grande St Lucia Review

Sandals Grande St. Lucian property
Sandals Grande St. Lucian/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

It’s hard to beat the stunning location and facilities of the Sandals Grande St Lucian, St Lucia, which gets many of the best Sandals resort reviews for St Lucia. Whether you’re searching for great food, plenty of entertainment, or just to unwind in a beautiful beach-front villa or overwater bungalow, the Grande St Lucian will make you not want to leave. 

There are 12 different fine dining restaurants and 6 full service bars on site, meaning you’ll easily be able to dine at a different restaurant every night of the week (but remember to get in early with reservations, though), and there’s also a wide variety of live music and entertainment with nightly themed parties. 

Sandals Grande St. Lucian room
Sandals Grande St. Lucian/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts
Sandals Grande St. Lucian pool
Sandals Grande St. Lucian/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

Rooms at the Sandals Grande St Lucian include the Rondoval Butler Suites which we love – little round villas, you get your own private pool sanctuary and 360 degree views. Then there are the overwater bungalows – perfect for honeymooners – and stunning beachfront suites with sea-facing tranquility soaking tubs for 2. Many room types also feature huge 4-poster beds. 

With so many activities on offer here too, this is definitely the best Sandals resort location on St Lucia if you want plenty of options. 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Grande St. Lucian HERE.


Sandals St Lucia La Toc Review

Sandals La Toc Cliffside Pool
Sandals Regency La Toc/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

Located in Castries and set along a beautiful half mile beach, Sandals La Toc is another of the top Sandals resort locations St Lucia has to offer, and we think the best Sandals resort to stay at if you’re after a resort with great views, pools and plenty of choice for things to do.

With 9 restaurants and 8 full service bars, Sandals Regency resort St Lucia (as La Toc is also known) is renowned for its top rated dining experience, with the fine dining restaurants showcasing local cuisine and cuisine around the world, you’ll never be stuck for choice on where to dine here. 

Sandals Regency La To Millionaire Butler Villa
Sandals Regency La Toc/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts
Sandals La Toc Room
Sandals Regency La Toc/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

La Toc is also great for golfers – there’s a 9 hole course on site here as well as complimentary shuttle access to Sandals St Lucia Golf and Country Club that’s located at Cap Estate. Green Fees for both are included in your all inclusive package.  

Rooms at La Toc include the stunning Millionaire Butler Suites which have sweeping views over the beach and bay below, and have their own private plunge pools. We love the contemporary Ocean View Club Level Junior Suites which come with balconies facing the ocean and signature Sandals tranquility soaking bathtubs. 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Regency La Toc HERE.


Sandals Halcyon in St Lucia Review

Sandals Halcyon Aerial
Sandals Halcyon Beach/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts
  • Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Suites
  • Set in beautiful tropical gardens
  • 6 Restaurants
  • 3 pools & 3 whirlpools
  • 169 rooms & suites

Last but not least in my reviews of Sandals resorts St Lucia is Sandals Halcyon. Located a short distance away from the other 2 resorts, the good thing is that here you can still take advantage of Sandals’ stay at 1 play at 3 offer with free shuttle transfers to the other resorts if you want more entertainment options or a change of scenery

There are 6 restaurants on site here offering a range of fine dining and more casual dining settings, and 7 bars on site including a piano bar. Or you can take a shuttle to one of the other 2 sandals resorts on the island to enjoy any of the 23 different restaurants available. 

Sandals Halcyon Beach pool
Sandals Halcyon Beach/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts
Sandals Halcyon Beach room
Sandals Halcyon Beach/ Photo Credit: Sandals Resorts

If you’re looking for swim-up rooms, Sandals Halcyon has these, and there’s perhaps no better way to start or end your day than swimming up directly to your room. We also love the beachfront honeymoon walkout rooms with tranquility soaking tubs. 

One of the best things about Sandals Halcyon is the seclusion and quiet – forget noisy crowds on the beach and instead unwind and enjoy the beautiful, unspoiled beach and easy going water activities such as SUP, kayaking, taking a trip on a sailboat, or snorkeling just in front of the beach. If you’re looking for value, Halcyon is also the best price Sandals in St Lucia. 

Check Prices, Specials and Availability for Sandals Halcyon Beach HERE.

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