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Grand Royal Antiguan Resort

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Our Opinion
This resort has seen better days and from what we hear is in need of some renovations and service improvements. Might be better to look at other resorts in the area until this one improves.

Set on 40 spectacularly landscaped acres with a glorious white-sand beach, you will find a great variety of activities at the Grand Royal Antiguan such as snorkeling (the Andes 1905 shipwreck is located offshore), tennis, and guided hikes to nearby Fort Barrington with its stunning views of St. John's Harbour. With its good value, excellent food and facilities - including an electronic casino with video-poker and slot machines - this is a long-time favourite!
Location: On the beach on Antigua's western coast, 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the capital, St. John's.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Andrew M : Union, Grenadines, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Worst hotel experience in my life

I was returning to Dominica where I currently live, after spending Christmas & New Year in the UK. We arrived late in the afternoon, and needed to be at the airport early the next morning (4 am) to catch our flights. This booking was therefore to be a crash pad. When we arrived there was nobody available to assist with out luggage from the taxi. When my gorlfriend went to reception to check us in, I went to the toilets in the foyer. There were maybe 6 stalls in the restroom, however only 2 were operational. The others had signs stating closed for maintenance. We checked in struggled with our luggage to the 7th floor and took a showerthen decided to have an early meal at the restaurant. The waitress informed us that only half the menu was available. I decided to have a pizza & my girlfriend ordered a steak. My pizza arrived and was unrecognisable as a pizza. It was maybe 3 inches thick and unedible. I have never had worse food. My girlfriends steak again was disgusting. Seriously how can you screw up a steak? We left our food and went to see the manager at the Foyer desk & expressed our dissatisfaction. When we returned to the room, the manager called and appologised and said the head chef had gone on a bathroom break & his underling had prepared the meal. I must point out that there were only 4 other people in the restaurant. The staff were totaly demoralized and the hotel is very run down and in desperate need of a major revamp. I travel a lot & I am also involved in developing high end resorts in the Caribbean. This booking was made purely as a place to sleep a few hours before our next flight. It was disappointing that we could not even get a simple meal. The room was very tired & shabby.

  • Malcolm K : Warwick, United Kingdom
a deserted empty hotel

Writing from the lobby of this's empty no clients and totally silent....deserted. The beach is also deserted. If you want to stay in a huge empty hotel,........ your choice. There is a lot of essential work to be done to make this hotel viable......very sad.

  • Charles F : Newtown, United Kingdom
Strange but good

Hotel was virtually empty apart from a night when an airline diversion filled it, and we ate elsewhere - but - great empty beach, nice gardens, security, no higglers, good pool although not needed, comfortable clean room, if you have a rental car and want to explore this lovely island its fine and at the cut price we got - great. We did walk to and from St Johns one day, about 30 mins, get a nice view as the cruise ships pass by. Difficult to understand how it survives but for us just fine.

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Amazing Beach

This hotel is not a sparkly 5 star, but it is set in a perfect position on the most amazing secluded beach. The hotel is basic but clean, decent food and very friendly staff. If your looking to spend your time being pretty much the only person on the beach, then this is the place! Only a short drive away from a few restaurants in St Johns, which Mr Sing is the local taxi driver for a small fare. This hotel is perfect for your Caribbean beach break with out the usual European chav entertainment and constant noise!!

  • Valerie B : Exeter, United Kingdom
Tired and Overpriced

My recommendation is do not book to stay in this hotel until it has been completely refurbished.A tired, once grand building which had had only the basic essential repairs since it opened in the 1980's;Rooms are clean but the bathrooms lack hot water, with the shower fittings failing daily.The restaurant is disappointing - overpriced with shocking service even for the expected relaxed approach in the Caribbean.Breakfast is expensive, food is sparse, service is slow with many guests leaving the breakfast room part way through the process as they had just run out of time or lost the will to live.Lunch and Dinner again expensive and lacking in presentation & service.Staff did their best but this hotel is sadly lacking.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 4 a la carte dinners/week
  • Unlimited domestic and selected international drinks (house wine included)
  • Afternoon tea and snacks
  • Daily activities program (6 days/week, subject to availability)
  • Selected non-motorized water sports
  • Nightly entertainment (4 nights/week)
  • 265 rooms in one 8 story building 
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 1 a la carte restaurants (International)
  • Snack bar
  • 3 bars including Beach bar, Pool bar
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Meeting facilities 
  • 8 tennis courts (not lit) on-site
  • Designer boutique
  • Souvenir gift shop
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa (fee)
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee) 
  • A range of water sports available
  • Wedding Chapel on-site
  • Golf nearby (fee)
Hotel Room includes:
  • A/C
  • 2 doubles or 1 king bed
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Bathrobe for use during your stay
  • Hairdryer
  • WiFi internet (fee)
  • Alarm clock
  • Coffee maker
  • In room safe
  • Iron
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max. occupancy 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
Lagoon View Room:
  • Same as above with balcony and bay view
  • Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Children 8 years & under not permitted
Ocean View Room:
  • Same as above with balcony and ocean view
  • Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
Cottage Room:
  • 1 bedroom with separate living area
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Located at poolside, 50 yards from the beach
  • Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
For the Kids - Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Kids' section of main pool.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Grand Royal Antiguan Resort
    Antigua,Antigua And Barbuda

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Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort
Five Islands, Deep Bay, St. John's, St. John's Antigua

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.