Sandals Grande Antigua

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Our Opinion

Beautiful rooms, excellent service and world class dining. Like most of the Sandals Resorts, the Grande Antigua is top notch and treats its guest with only the best in hospitality. It is not surprising that this resort has been awarded a Six Star Diamond Award for hospitality. Great for couples.


Overview

Please note: Sandals Grande Antigua will be closed for maintenance work beginning late September 2017 through the winter.

Voted The World's Leading Honeymoon Resort, the Sandals Grande Antigua boasts a dazzling array of inclusions. Imagine champagne breakfasts - in bed! Beach valets to offer misting bottles of fragrant water for instant refreshment. A restaurant with white glove service, and a late night Seafood and Caribbean experience. No wonder they call Sandals the "ultra all-inclusive resorts"!


Location: On Antigua's beautiful 2-mile beach at Dickenson Bay, 20 minutes from the airport and a 10 minute drive to St. John's.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • KateMarlow300 : Marlow, United Kingdom
Pure luxury

We are currently here on holiday for the second time at this resort. It is total bliss, we want for nothing and there is absolutely nothing we could fault. In particular we have had excellent and attentive service from Dihanne who met us when we arrived and she has gone that extra mile. The whole resort is immaculate, food excellent, bedroom beautiful, beach amazing and just the best place to relax.

  • Sarah L :
Beautiful resort, customer service so-so

We went here for our 20th anniversary. The resort itself is beautiful and well maintained. The rooms are not quite as depicted in the description, with a "suite" being more of a standard size hotel room. We asked for an upgrade and did not get one until Tuesday costing us more money. We had a lot of issues getting to Antigua with flight rerouted, so when we finally arrived, we didn't have our luggage. We were told staff would be in contact and get our luggage to us as soon as it landed on the island. We arrived on Saturday around 5:45. Our luggage arrived Sunday night at 8:30. Sandals did not send anyone to retrieve our luggage and our luggage finally arrived in our room Monday afternoon around 3:30 pm, only because the airlines finally figured out where to send it. The resort did give us free laundry service and a 10% off at resort shops to buy what we needed until our luggage arrived (10% isn't much when you need everything!)!Dihann, one of the managers, was the only person who actively tried to help us get our luggage as well as got us a room upgrade (although we still had to pay extra for that).The food was very good! Drinks were definitely all inclusive. We did the candlelight dinner on the beach for our anniversary and that was very romantic! Staff was hit or miss on friendliness...some were very courteous and friendly...some acted like you were putting them out asking for something. I don't think I'd go back to this resort, however I would definitely go back to Antigua as the island is beautiful and the beaches and water are divine!

  • EJfromMN :
Anniversary trip

We booked this trip last year during our honeymoon at Sandals St Lucia (Halcyon). We had a fabulous time there and looked forward to another trip.It was a quick trip from the airport to the resort. Most of the Club Sandals crew seemed nice (not as friendly as St Lucia). Montana didn't appear very happy to have us there but she was helpful. Our room was on the older, quiet side and we loved it. There are a nice variety of restaurants. We tried Mario's (all reviews of the antipasto buffet are true! It was delish!). We weren't as impressed with the main entrees - the buffet is enough. Breakfast at Marios is nice as it's indoors. The pizza place is very good! Soy was top notch! My husband was disappointed we didn't have a chance to try it a second time. Bayside was fine. We ate at Barefoot for lunch and I really disliked it. It took too long and I'm not into greasy food. The Wednesday night BBQ was disappointing. I was expecting OK Coral not to be very good and I was pleasantly surprised; it was great! We didn't eat at the Drunken Duck (becuz of reviews that said it wasn't good) but stopped in to see the menu. I wish I wouldn't of followed that review - the options looked really good. The little French shop had the best coconut ice cream! The fitness room is big and cool. Only issue is that after on the first day the mats were out. After that I couldn't find them. I found out on the last day they were put in a closet and I could help myself but I had no idea they were there - a sign would be an easy fix. We heard while on site about the closure that is set to happen and I wonder if that contributed to how the staff behaved. Many of them seemed to talk amongst themselves and not engage guests or even smile. Evening entertainment was good. Pool volleyball was fun!We were scuba certified in St Lucia last year; so very new. We were excited to get back into it in Antigua. JoyAnn had a welcoming smile. My initial impression from several others was that they didn't seem very happy to be there. The second day was better - Fern helped me ease back into diving and she was very patient and had a great sense of humor. She was our first guide and was great!(Thanks Fern!). The last day we could dive, we had Alex as our guide. I had seen him working with a new group and I knew he was good. He was clear and efficient. (Thanks Alex!) I didn't get names but the boat captains and the guys that assisted were very helpful and I appreciated them. We did the power 360 excursion and that was fun. We also enjoyed deep sea fishing with Frank and Toby. I would do that again!We enjoyed our time but not as much as our first Sandals trip. I do trust that Sandals will take good care of us and I imagine we will try another Sandals in the future.

  • donbriggy : Brampton, Canada
Anniversary

What more can I say about this place we had the time of our lives. From check in to check out. Want to make some notables Leighton, Shannon, carol at barefoot Omarion at the loyalty office please pardon me can't remember all the names our chef at Japanese restaurant I could go on forever. I'm actually lost for words right now. But what I'm saying please go just go it's a wonderful place to be. See you guys soon

  • Melissaandfloyd : Durham, North Carolina
❤️Sandals!!

We were there for 9days & it certainly didn't disappoint!! Check-in & check-out was ultra smooth. The ride to & from the resort was good. Getting through customs was a breeze. We deplaned, got through customs & to the 'Sandals curb' (there is no Sandals waiting area there) within abt 40min. The resort is beautiful & the grounds are very well kept. Our Mediterranean walk-out (no butler) was perfect! The food was very, very good everywhere except we didn't like the Drunken Duck too much. Marios has a 'to die for' antipasto bar! You can jst eat that & be so satisfied. The entertainment was great. We only had trouble on 1 day finding chairs by the main pool. But we did eventually find something & it didn't take an unreasonable amt of time. The beach is public so there are vendors who'll try to get you to buy their stuff/ excursions. After like 2 days, we jst hooked-up w a beach vendor named 'Eddie'. He took us to Shirley Heights & for a private island tour. Also the horseback riding was great!! The ONLY thing that I didn't like abt this Sandals is that they don't have beach cabanas, only poolside ones.

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

  • 3 meals daily
  • 24-hour room service
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10:30am - 2am)
  • Non-motorized water sports: Sailing, Hobie Cats, Sunfish Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Boogie Boards
  • Kneeboarding
  • Scuba diving for certified divers
  • Tennis with instruction
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics, Step aerobics, Water aerobics )
  • Language lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners  
  • Manager's cocktail party 
  • 193 rooms in thirteen 2-storey buildings & 17 cottages
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants (International, Grill/BBQ, Japanese, Italian)
  • 4 bars including Swim up bar, Piano bar, Main bar
  • Shuttle to nearby Casino
  • Disco
  • 5 outdoor pools
  • 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
  • Meeting facilities
  • 2 tennis courts (2 lit) on-site
  • Souvenir gift shop
  • Complimentary property-wide Wi-Fi
  • Sauna 
  • 5 Jacuzzis
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee) 
  • Dive shop on-site
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee) 
  • Outdoor Wedding Location

Deluxe Room includes:

  • A/C
  • King-size bed
  • Amenity kit (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, aloe vera and liquid soap)
  • Hair-dryer
  • Telephone
  • Private bath and shower
  • In-room safe
  • Clock radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Patio with garden view
  • Max occ. 2 persons

Honeymoon Grande Luxe Room:

  • Same as above but larger with sitting area
  • Mahogany four-poster bed
  • In-room bar
  • Bathrobes
  • View of gardens and pool

Romance Bonus - Honeymooners staying in Luxury (or higher) category receive a 20 piece starter set of Nantucket Basket everyday china by Wedgwood or 20 piece starter set of Kilbaryy Platinum Waterford China or 16 piece set of Vintage Marquis by Waterford Crystal or 12 piece set of Brookside Marquis by Waterford Crystal. Minimum of 6 night stay. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

Special Bonus - Guests booking a Luxury Beachfront Rondoval, Oceanview Honeymoon Suite, or a Garden Honeymoon Rondoval receive personalized butler service.

Wedding Bonus - Wedding packages available, please inquire for details.

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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  • Sandals Grande Antigua
    Antigua,Antigua And Barbuda

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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Dickenson Bay, 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.

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