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      Best Sandals All-Inclusive Resorts in St. Lucia — Top Sandals’ Hotels for Your St. Lucia Trip (January 2023)

      Holly Riddle
      Best Sandals All-Inclusive Resorts in St. Lucia

      The small Caribbean island of St. Lucia is known as a luxurious destination perfect for romance. However, just because this island is known for its high-end, honeymoon-ready resorts, that doesn’t mean you always have to spend top dollar to enjoy a stay here. All-inclusive resorts can make your vacation both more affordable and easier to plan. Just book your trip and you’re pretty much done.

      Just as St. Lucia is known as the Caribbean island for romance, Sandals is likewise known as the all-inclusive resort for romance. Sandals boasts three all-inclusive resorts on the island. Here’s everything you need to know. 

      1. Sandals Grande St. Lucian

      Sandals Grande St. Lucian

      Photo: sandals.com

      This lively resort is a great pick for those couples who want lots to do during their stay, and who don’t mind making a few friends in the process. The vibe is social and, similarly, the on-resort activities are plentiful. 

      The resort boasts a peninsula setting, right on Rodney Bay, where the waters are the calmest you’ll find on the island. Volcano views await, as do multiple pools (including a super-cool zero-entry pool!), two golf courses, 12 restaurants, and more. 

      When it comes to choosing your accommodations, you’ll want to consider either a beachfront suite or an over-the-water bungalow, for the utmost in luxury. 

      Pros: Known as the best Sandals resort in St. Lucia, this property offers a high level of luxury, as well as lots to do. 

      Cons: If you’re hoping for a more intimate, private, boutique-style getaway, then you might not find it at this large resort.

      Audience: Luxury travelers who want lots to do during their stay.

      Inclusions: Unlimited dining, unlimited spirits, stocked in-room bar, green fees at two golf courses, access to the other two Sandals resorts on St. Lucia, water sports equipment, fitness center access, daily entertainment, airport transfers, transfers to the other two Sandals resorts, transfers to the two golf courses, WiFi, and gratuities. 

      Restaurant Reservations Needed: Only at some restaurants 

      Number of Restaurants: 12 

      Number of Pools: 5

      Airport Shuttle: Yes!

      Distance from Airport/Estimated Driving Time: 41 miles, an estimated 104-minute trip 

      Address: Pigeon Island Gros Islet, St. Lucia

      Phone Number: (888) 726-3257

      Click Here to See All of Sandals Grande St. Lucian’s Room Options

      The Vacationer Tip

      If you are open to other resorts beyond Sandals, read our Best All-Inclusive Resort Chains and Brands guide. If you are open to Sandals’ resorts in Jamaica, read our Best Sandals All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica guide.

      2. Sandals Halcyon Beach

      Sandals Halcyon Beach

      Photo: sandals.com

      Sandals Halcyon Beach is, compared to Sandals Grande St. Lucian, on the smaller side. Because of this, it’s a good pick if you’re looking for a more intimate resort setting. After all — for some of us, all those restaurant options and the plethora of pools can be overwhelming. Sometimes, simplicity is better, especially during a vacation that’s intended to be all about relaxation. Along these lines, Sandals Halcyon Beach is likewise all about relaxation.

      The property offers a beautiful setting with a white-sand beach and lush gardens. Book a beach-front, swim-up suite for extra fun, but don’t forget to check out the resort’s main pool, which is the longest in the Caribbean. If you do get bored (unlikely), you can always check out the other two St. Lucia Sandals resorts, because you get access to both, plus two golf courses. 

      Pros: This resort is on the smaller side, making for a more relaxing setting for some travelers. 

      Cons: For those travelers who want lots of excitement and things to do, plus lots of dining and drinking options, they might want to pick another one of Sandals’ St. Lucia resorts. 

      Audience: Couples who just want to relax during their trip.

      Inclusions: Unlimited dining, unlimited spirits, stocked in-room bar, green fees at two golf courses, access to the other two Sandals resorts on St. Lucia, water sports equipment, fitness center access, daily entertainment, airport transfers, transfers to the other two Sandals resorts, transfers to the two golf courses, WiFi, and gratuities.

      Restaurant Reservations Needed: Only at some restaurants 

      Number of Restaurants: 6

      Number of Pools: 3

      Airport Shuttle: Yes!

      Distance from Airport/Estimated Driving Time: 36 miles, an estimated 72-minute trip

      Address: Castries – Gros Islet Hwy, Castries, St. Lucia

      Phone Number: (888) 726-3257

      Click Here to See All of Sandals Halcyon Beach’s Room Options

      3. Sandals Regency La Toc 

      Sandals Regency La Toc

      Photo: sandals.com

      If you want the ultimate in luxury, you’ve got to go with the third Sandals resort in St. Lucia, Sandals Regency La Toc. The property sits on one of the best beaches on the island. The half-mile beach features emerald waters. All the while, behind you, the resort’s estate stretches out more than 200 acres. 

      If you want more luxury than what the standard rooms and suites offer, you can book accommodations within the Sunset Oceanview Bluff Village, which is an inner, VIP resort within the larger resort. The village also includes villas, in case you want to spread out. 

      And what if you don’t want to spend a lengthy amount of time in a car after hopping off your flight? This resort is the closest Sandals resort to the international airport. To save even more time, Sandals can arrange a helicopter transfer for you, for an additional fee. 

      Pros: A high level of luxury.

      Cons: Not as much to do as you might find at other Sandals resorts on the island.

      Audience: Luxury travelers who want the VIP experience.

      Inclusions: Unlimited dining, unlimited spirits, stocked in-room bar, green fees at two golf courses, access to the other two Sandals resorts on St. Lucia, water sports equipment, fitness center access, daily entertainment, airport transfers, transfers to the other two Sandals resorts, transfers to the two golf courses, WiFi, and gratuities.

      Restaurant Reservations Needed: Only at some restaurants

      Number of Restaurants: 9

      Number of Pools: 3

      Airport Shuttle: Yes!

      Distance from Airport/Estimated Driving Time: 34 miles, an estimated 66-minute trip

      Address: La Toc Road, Castries, St. Lucia

      Phone Number: (888) 726-3257

      Click Here to See All of Sandals Regency La Toc’s Room Options

      A Quick Glance at the St. Lucia Sandals Properties 

      PropertyProsConsAudience
      Sandals Grande St. LucianThe large resort offers lots of activities, pools, restaurant options, and more.The large size may be overwhelming or not as quiet as you might want.Travelers who want lots to do during their stay
      Sandals Halcyon BeachSmaller property for a more intimate settingThe small size equals not as much to do. Travelers who just want to relax
      Sandals Regency La Toc High level of luxuryNot as many activities or things to doLuxury travelers 

      Are There Other Options?

      All of the Sandals resorts in St. Lucia are adults-only. So what do you do if you’re traveling to the island and need a spot to stay with the kids? Some family-friendly St. Lucia resorts include:

      This acclaimed luxury resort offers romance in spades, but it also allows children 10 years of age or older most of the year and then opens up to children as young as 6 in the summer. The 600-acre all-inclusive property boasts a gorgeous setting and views of the pitons. 

      This large, all-inclusive option offers the island’s largest waterpark, in addition to nine restaurants, five pools, sports courts, a spa, and more. 

      This luxury, all-inclusive property likewise offers plenty for the kids to enjoy, but also boasts a convenient location that puts you near a marina, golf courses, and the amenities and activities in town.

      FAQ

      Are Sandals St. Lucia resorts couples only?

      Yes, all Sandals properties are geared toward couples and adults only.

      How many Sandals resorts are in St. Lucia?

      There are three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia.

      Are Sandals resorts luxurious?

      Yes, most Sandals resorts are considered to be on the luxurious side. Many offer high-end amenities and extras you might not get at other all-inclusive properties, such as in-room stocked bars and airport transfers.

      Editorial Disclosure: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post. 

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      By Holly Riddle

      Holly Riddle is a freelance travel, food, and lifestyle journalist who also dabbles in ghostwriting and fiction. Her work appears in publications ranging from Global Traveler to Golf Magazine, Mashed to Forbes, and Bloomberg. When she’s not writing, you can find her exploring the mountains near her home in the Adirondacks. Her favorite travel destinations include Chicago and New Orleans.