We have visited every Sandals Resort, and in this review, we will be sharing why we love Sandals Regency La Toc and why this resort may or may not be the best Sandals Resort for you.
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Sandals Regency La Toc Overview
Sandals Regency La Toc is one of three adult-only all-inclusive Sandals Resorts on St Lucia.
St Lucia is an amazing destination with jaw-dropping scenery, thanks to the Piton mountains and rainforest interior. You can enjoy spectacular views, stunning beaches, and a plethora of activities, making St. Lucia a wonderful destination for a Caribbean honeymoon or romantic beach vacation.
The largest of the three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia, Sandals Regency La Toc is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or honeymoon in St. Lucia. This luxurious adults-only all-inclusive resort is set on 220 acres along a beautiful crescent-shaped beach in Castries.
When you stay at Sandals Regency La Toc, you also get full access via a complimentary shuttle to the other two Sandals resorts on St. Lucia, Sandals Grande St. Lucian, and Sandals Halcyon Beach. This gives you three resorts in one, with 3 beaches, 2 golf courses, 27 restaurants, and 21 bars.
The beach at Regency La Toc is lovely but the water here can also get rough enough for red flags; when that happens you can take the free shuttle to the beach at Sandals Grande St. Lucian. We absolutely loved the water and the waves, but understand that it is not for everyone.
Sandals Regency La Toc is one of the most affordable Sandals resorts if you’re vacationing or honeymooning on a budget; all-inclusive prices per person per night start at $263.
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Getting To Sandals Regency La Toc Resorts
One of the disadvantages of the Sandals Resorts in St Lucia is the distance from the airports. You are looking at a 90-minute drive on winding roads.
We learned in Jamaica that we do not do well on winding roads so instead we went with the other options.
On the way to the resort, we chose to take the ferry. It was a 90-minute fun boat ride and an amazing way to start a vacation.
We saw the Pitons, were escorted by dolphins, danced, and enjoyed music, drinks, and some snacks. Once arriving at the dock near the resort it took about a 10-minute drive to make it the rest of the way.
On the way from the resort to the airport, we took a helicopter. The flight was only 12 minutes and gave a great view of the Island. I will say this is not a luxurious experience, but a very straightforward mode of transportation.
Sandals Regency La Toc Rooms and Suites
There is a huge range of rooms to choose from at Sandals Regency La Toc from simple and affordable to large and luxurious.
We stayed in a Sunset Bluff Oceanview One Bedroom Butler Suite w/ Balcony Tranquility Soaking Tub which we really enjoyed.
We toured the swankiest suite available for an ultra-posh honeymoon the Sunset Oceanview Bluff Millionaire Villa, set on a bluff and offering incredible views and privacy. Retractable glass walls lead to the 3-story private deck from the bedroom and living room, as well as the private zero-entry plunge pool with a waterfall and whirlpool.
These suites are far away from the rest of the resort, but you have a dedicated car for this area to take you to other areas of the resort.
For the best suite with a great location, check out the Oceanfront Two-Story One-Bedroom Villa Suites with Tranquility Soaking Tubs. These suites have a great layout and have a lot of privacy as well and are located in the middle of the resort.
We love that you can always hear the sound of the ocean which we found very relaxing.
Every room includes plush beds, fully stocked minibars, smart TVs, spa-like bathrooms with robes and toiletries; coffee and tea makers, in-room safe, and free WiFi.
Butler rooms have a full bar and obviously, a butler to assist you during your stay.
Sandals Regency La Toc Food Review
It’s time to eat! First, I would say that the food at Sandals La Toc was very good and the service was nice as well.
One tip I will say is to go to Dinner as early as possible. Most restaurants open at 6 and if you go earlier the service tends to be faster.
There are 9 restaurants, to choose from, each offering different delicious cuisine and ambiance, and most with gorgeous water views.
The best restaurant in our opinion is the French Restaurant, La Toc. I remember the Braised lamb shank had a very rich flavor and the meat fell off the bone.
The other restaurants are also very good and include The Pavillion which has a good variety, Pitons which has Caribbean food, Kimonos for Japanese Teppanyaki, Neptunes for beachside Mediterranean, Soy for Sushi, and a Pub for late-night meals and great buffalo wings.
For Lunch, we loved stopping by Bella Napoli for hot pizza made to order, which is usually done within 15-20 minutes of ordering. Neptunes is also perfect for grabbing lunch right next to the beach.
There are 8 bars including two swim-up bars, an English pub, and a piano bar. And before you go, you can check out our article about what drinks to order at Sandals.
You also have access to 18 other restaurants and 13 bars via the complimentary shuttle to Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals Halcyon.
For Sushi, we actually recommend trying Soy at one of the other Sandals Resorts in St Lucia when you go to visit for a day during your trip. The reason is our favorite menu items are not available at Sandals La Toc. I think they do not have a fryer there so you don’t get the fried appetizers and desserts at this location.
As at every Sandals resort, all of your meals, snacks, and beverages are included in your stay, so you can feast to your heart’s content! Room service is also included, and some suite levels have 24-hour room service. You can also book a private candlelight dinner on the beach for an extra fee.
The Beach at Sandals Regency La Toc
The beach here is a lovely half-mile of crescent-shaped sand along a sparkling turquoise sea.
We absolutely loved the beach because it actually had some fun waves. I would be out in the waves for a while just enjoying the ocean.
They also have good service here. We had someone check on us regularly to offer us drinks.
One thing to mention is a lot of people find the beach too rough and there are a lot of days that are red or yellow flag days which means you can not use the watersports those days.
Sandals Regency La Toc Pool Review
There are three main pools at Sandals Regency La Toc, and a few suites have their own pool.
The main pool is a lot of fun with a swim-up bar and entertainment throughout the day. This is the pool that most guests go to.
The Sunset Bluff Pool is our preference, which is located at the top of a bluff and offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, and has a swim-up bar. This pool is surrounded by sun loungers, umbrellas, and cabanas, making it the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.
There is also a Quiet Pool at Sandals Regency La Toc, which is perfect for those who want to unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet. This pool is surrounded by lush greenery and features sun loungers and cabanas.
Activities at Sandals Regency La Toc
Like all Sandals resorts, Sandals Regency La Toc offers a wide assortment of activities, both in the water and on land.
As long as the water isn’t too crazy, you can enjoy a variety of water sports, including kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boarding.
Snorkeling trips go out daily, but you need to take a shuttle into town to get on the boat.
Scuba diving is also included in your stay if you are already certified, otherwise, you can get certified during your stay at an additional cost.
One great benefit of Scuba diving here is several of the dive sites are near the Pitons so you will see them on your way to scuba.
The resort has a range of land-based activities, including tennis, beach volleyball, billiards, table tennis, and shuffleboard. There is also a state-of-the-art fitness center that guests can use.
Golf is included in your stay, but the course is currently closed so you will need to take a shuttle to Sandals Grande St Lucian to go golfing for now.
Sandals Regency La Toc has a range of entertainment options for guests to enjoy, including live music, dance shows, and themed parties each night.
The resort has a full-service spa, where guests can enjoy a range of treatments, including massages, facials, and body wraps.
You can also have spa treatments outside so you can listen to the ocean during your massage.
Tours and excursions
There are several excursions available from Island Routes. The main attractions are boat rides to see the Titons, a waterfall, and bathing in the volcanic mud pits.
You can either go on a speed boat or on a more relaxed catamaran.
You can also visit nearby Castries, explore the Pitons or Pigeon Island National Park, or book an excursion such as a sunset snorkeling cruise, the Pigeon Island Undersea Trek, a historical sightseeing tour, a rum and chocolate experience, a dune buggy and ziplining rainforest tour, horseback riding on the beach, a catamaran cruise, and more.
Visiting Other Sandals Resorts
There are two other Sandals Resorts that you can visit while staying at Sandals Regency La Toc.
We recommend spending a day at Sandals Grande St Lucian. The shuttle will take about 40 minutes and while you are there you can enjoy the calm beach and try out different restaurants at the resort.
What is included at Sandals Regency La Toc?
At Sandals Resorts, when they say all-inclusive, they really mean it. You can arrive at the resort without having to worry about what is included and what is not. Here is what is included at Sandals Regency La Toc:
Unlimited Fine Dining
You can feast at any of the restaurants or in your room; all breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and beverages are included in your stay.
Unlimited Alcoholic Drinks
As part of the 5-Star Luxury Included® experience, Sandals only serves premium brand liquors. You can order whatever you would like, including specialties you would expect at a tropical resort, like a Pina Colada, Margarita, Blue Lagoon, or a Bahama Mama.
In all rooms, there is a mini-fridge stocked with water, juice, soda, Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks Wine, and local beer. Additionally, every room includes a coffeemaker with Jamaican Blue Mountain Blend coffee.
At Sandals Resorts, even tips, taxes, and gratuities are included for most services you would usually tip for! There is no need to worry about tipping the bartender, the bellman, or your server at one of the specialty restaurants.
If you are staying in a butler-level suite, your butler can and will accept tips. We recommend tipping a butler $20 a day, depending on how much you use their services.
Spa therapists and airport transport drivers should also be tipped.
Roundtrip Airport Transfers
Sandals Regency La Toc provides complimentary transportation to and from the airport.
Included Activities at Sandals Regency La Toc
You have access to unlimited water sports, and scuba diving is included! For certified divers, you can dive up to twice a day with two tanks a day. Scuba courses are not included but start at $120. You can also enjoy plenty of land-based activities, as well as a full fitness center.
Along with these amazing activities, there are plenty of entertainment options including theme nights, live music, performances, and more.
A Free Wedding at Sandals
Stay 3 nights or longer at any Sandals resort and your wedding is free!
If you book a room that includes butler service, room service is available 24 hours a day. For all other accommodations, room service is available between 7am-10pm.
WiFi is included throughout the resort.
Honeymoon package at Sandals Regency La Toc
If you get married and then honeymoon at Sandals Regency La Toc, or if you come here within 30 days of your wedding date, you’ll get Sandals’ complimentary honeymoon package. This includes a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a special turndown service with flower petals on your bed the first evening of your honeymoon, fresh flowers, and a decadent breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.
What is the best time of year to go to St. Lucia?
The best time of year to go to St. Lucia depends on what you’re looking for. The weather is warm year-round, but there is a dry and wet season. If you want the sunniest weather, go from mid-December through mid-April. This is also peak season, however, so you may have higher prices and more people.
The rainy season in St. Lucia is June through November, and prices tend to be lower at this time. Although this is also hurricane season, St. Lucia does not usually see many storms.
A great time to go to St. Lucia is in the spring from mid-April to June, which is shoulder season. You’ll get good weather and off-peak pricing.
Is Sandals La Toc for couples only?
Yes. Like all Sandals resorts, Sandals Regency La Toc is an adults-only all-inclusive resort that is designed to provide a romantic atmosphere for couples.
When was Sandals Regency La Toc built?
Sandals Regency La Toc was built in 1993, but it has been updated and enlarged more recently.
Is it safe to go to St. Lucia?
Yes, St. Lucia is a safe island. When you’re off the resort and exploring the island, just follow the usual safety precautions such as traveling in groups or with at least one other person; keeping your valuables out of sight and in a safe place, such as a hotel safe or locked suitcase; and staying aware of your surroundings.
Don’t carry a lot of cash on you, and keep what money you do have (along with credit cards and passports) in a zipped purse or travel pouch concealed under your clothes. Make sure you have a copy of your passport, driver’s license, and credit cards in a safe location in case any of these are stolen.
If you go out to bars or nightclubs in St. Lucia, keep yourself safe just as you would at home. Don’t go alone—always in pairs or groups; stick to main streets and brightly lit areas; and always keep your eyes on your drink. If you consume alcohol, do so responsibly so you can stay alert.
What to pack for Sandals Regency La Toc
You can pack light when you stay at a Sandals resort since so much is provided for you. For example, you don’t need to pack a hairdryer. A gift shop is available onsite in case you forget any necessities.
In terms of clothes, the dress code is casual during the day and resort elegant at night, which means a mix of shorts, t-shirts and tanks, lightweight short sleeve shirts, sundresses, casual slacks, and swimsuits, plus dressier outfits (including shoes) for dining in the nicer restaurants. If you’re planning on golfing, make sure to bring the appropriate clothing. Women may want to bring a scarf, shawl, or light jacket in case they get chilly in air-conditioned places.
Tip: It’s illegal in St. Lucia to wear or carry any sort of camouflage or military-style print, so don’t pack any items with that.
Bring several swimsuits since you’ll likely be wearing one every day. Women can bring a cute cover-up to throw on for walking around the resort, and may also want to pack some shorts to pull on over their swimsuit if doing any watersports. A rash guard will come in handy during watersports as well.
The type of shoes you bring will depend on what activities you want to do while in St. Lucia. You will probably want to bring water shoes, flip-flops, and sandals; you may want to add tennis shoes if you’re going to do a lot of walking or playing sports.
You will, of course, need to bring your passport (make sure it’s more than 6 months away from expiring) and ID, including a valid driver’s license if you want to rent a car. (But remember that they drive on the left in St. Lucia!)
You will also want to bring a credit card (not that you’ll need it in the resort, since everything is covered, but in case you want to add extras like spa services or go exploring in St. Lucia) and some cash as well, for tips at the airport, taxis, and local shops that don’t take credit cards. You may need to pay a departure tax in cash at the airport if it’s not included in your plane ticket, so be sure to ask in advance.
Tip: Bring two cards and hide one in a safe place for emergency backup. Also, make sure you have a record of your credit card numbers, as well as the customer service contact information.
As with any trip, make sure you pack any medicine that you need. Put it in your carry-on bag so you don’t have to worry about your luggage getting lost. In addition to any prescription medication, you can bring over-the-counter drugs (like aspirin, ibuprofen, stomach remedies, seasickness medicine, and antihistamines) so you’ll have them on hand if you need them. But in case you forget, these types of remedies will be available at the gift shop.
Tip: Keep all prescription medications in the original bottles when flying to avoid any issues.
Pack all the usual beach necessities including a bag to carry everything in (choose one that can get wet and sandy). These include sunglasses, sun hats, and sunscreen—the higher the SPF, the better when you’re in the Caribbean! If you’re going to be diving or snorkeling, make sure your sunscreen is reef-safe. You won’t need to pack beach towels, however, as these are provided for free at every Sandals resort.
You may also want to bring a camera—especially a waterproof camera if you plan on watersports; a waterproof case for your phone, and your phone charger.
A few more items to consider: insect repellant and bite relief cream, bandaids, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, prescription snorkeling goggles if you wear them, a backpack for day trips, and a waterproof bag if you’re going to go on a boat.
However, you don’t need to pack toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion unless you want to—these items are included in your room at Sandals, and they come from the onsite spa so they’re top quality!
Tip: Make sure all your luggage is labeled clearly with tags, and add something bright like a colorful ribbon to make your bags stand out at baggage claim.
Now that you’ve read our Sandals Regency La Toc review, are you ready to plan your St. Lucia honeymoon or romantic escape today? Let us know what you think in the comments!
Our article comparing Sandals Regency La Toc vs. Sandals Grande St. Lucian might be helpful as well.
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