Honest review of La Toc/Sandals St.Lucia resorts
Posted 27-Feb-2017 on Hotels
La Toc is the 2nd nicest of the 3 St.Lucian Sandals, GSL is the best, Halcyon is 3rd. But since Halcyon is the middle of the 3 locations, keep that in mind if $$$ are much less (only 15-20 mins to GSL & LaToc). Whichever resort you pick, make sure to spend some time at GSL, an awesome place. With our 6 full days of vacation, we spent 4 at La Toc, 1.5 at GSL, and .5 at Halcyon. Food was excellent, we liked the Pavilion buffets (though the birds are a pain), as well as Kimonos, LaToc, Neptunes, Armandos, & Barefoot (at GSL). Our room (7th floor, Emerald Tower) was just OK (no balcony, just a sliding door and railing), only 1 U.S. style outlet, 1 sink, small bathroom, not very big. We're not snobs by any means, but this room, perhaps their least $$$, was just ok for the price. We showered and changed in a standard room at GSL one day, and there was no comparison. LaToc is about an hour from the airport. Our 1st driver was professional, safe, & courteous, and it took about 65-70 mins. Our return driver was downright dangerous, taking unnecessary risks passing, speeding, cornering, then braking, & for what? We saved 10 mins. He should be fired, & I'll be contacting Sandals regarding this. Resort staff were generally great, especially the patient, fun bartenders. Chris, Tyan, others come to mind. Entertainment was OK. Karioke was painful, don't bother. Finding pool chaises is still a problem that must be addressed, just not enough of them (not an issue at GSL). Had a fine vacation!