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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
  • Dete59 : watford
Great stay on the beach excellent staff and food , whole package great

Great people made our stay very enjoyable . Great selection of food and drink , beach location , plenty of sun beds and pools . Plenty too do if you want but also nice and relaxing. Really enjoyed the piano bar

  • Qhead1 : Cambridge, United Kingdom
Anniversary holiday

Second visit to sandals and were slightly disappointed at the reduced service we got. We were not informed that the hotel was closing down for refurbishment mid Sept if so we may have changed venue as only half the site was opened at any one time the entertainment side was lacking somewhat again all we were kept being told was that the hotel is closing down soon so everything is on wind down ? The casino night was a joke with one small table seating only 5 people for black jack and non of the staff knew how to play it so the banker was one of the guests.. then Irma came the staff were brilliant and could not have done any more. How ever I do feel that if the hotel was not already closing down more of an effort would have been made to reopen everything instead of buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.. kinda felt that we were slightly abandoned by sandals UK. As no effort was made by them to help us get flights back as our agents there was no contact by them at all and we were on the phone for hours trying to book flights off the island, Mr G the manager was great and opened up all the phone lines so we could phone home, work, air lines etc. But anyone who had booked direct with sandals had to do it themselves whereas people who had booked through travel agents seemed to get help from them.. sorry sandals but you let us down..

  • Diane S : Oxford, England, United Kingdom
amazing beach, wonderful service

We have just returned from a week at sandals grande Antigua. We had a club level room in the Mediterranean building. The room was perfectly fine, although a little dated in comparison to sandals Grenada. We actually rather liked the rather faded grand Caribbean style of the room. The bathroom was lovely and roomy, with two sinks, which we loved. The balcony, honestly, was too small to sit on, but useful for drying swimsuits! We loved having champagne in the fridge, along with wine, beer and soft drinks.The food was very good, whilst not being brilliant, but to be fair, our last trip was to Grenada, where it is commonly agreed the food is outstanding, so we couldn't help making the comparison.The staff were lovely, without exception, but the housekeeping team and the aquasports team stood out for me as exceptional. Joyce in housekeeping made sure we always had everything we needed and she was so lovely as well. Lemar in aquasports taught me how to snorkel even though I was very nervous, and when we went out on the boat for the first time he took extra care of me, which I really appreciated.The only niggles we had were that we expected there would be an included sightseeing boat trip as there was in Grenada. There, a boat went out everyday so guests could see the coast line but there was no included trip in Antigua. The second niggle was that the tennis courts were in poor repair, and there was no included group tennis coaching as there was everyday at sandals Grenada. Those two things were important to us, hence the 4 stars.

  • Bompy527 : Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Making the Best of Irma

This was our second trip to Sandals Antigua. We went last year for our honeymoon and liked it so much we decided to make a return trip. The resort is beautiful with a great beach. Lots of different restaurants serving a great selection of food items. The resort is a great size too. Big, but not so much that it feels overwhelming at all. A short leisurely stroll from one side to the other. The main reason I'm writing this review is because we were there during Hurricane Irma. My husband and I chose Sandals because of its stellar reputation and our previous experience with them. We left home when Irma was forming and hoped/felt that Sandals would be prepared enough to handle a large storm. "Luckily" for us, we got to see first hand how prepared they are for a natural disaster. What they were able to do blew our minds. I have never seen a more well oiled machine in my life. Mr. G and the Sandals team went beyond above and beyond preparing the guests and resort before, during, and after the storm. Guests staying in the Caribbean side of the resort were moved to the Mediterranean building. Meeting were periodically held to inform us of what was going on and to answer any questions. Care packages (munchies) were given for the night we spent in our rooms. Breakfast was served mere hours after the hurricane passed the island. A full bar was provided with all meals. A DJ was brought in the day after the hurricane to keep us entertained. We all had beautiful rooms, running water, electricity, AC, and food/drink. Mind you, this was with a skeleton crew. But you'd never know it. All the team members were smiling and helpful throughout the whole ordeal. (Keep in mind many of them had severe damage to their homes; others actually lost everything). At times it was almost mind boggling how much Sandals went out of their way to try and keep us happy. Restaurants (the Drunken Duck, Mario's and the Pizza Place) were open the next day so we could get out and about the resort. Housekeeping kept making rounds.I'm sure there will be reviews mad that their vacation was "ruined" but no guest at Sandals was ever worried about where their next meal was coming from. We never had to worry about where we were staying. We all knew that we were in one of, if not the safest, place on the island. We knew the Sandals team would be there for us during the storm and would not be abandoned (I'm talking to you Hyatt Bahamas). Mr. G was absolutely amazing. He was perfectly calm, never lost his patience with anyone at anytime (despite probably not getting more than 2 hours of sleep for a few days in a row) and had a wonderful light sense of humor when addressing everyone. He was clear and concise and made you feel like everything was going to be OK. As one guest put it, Mr. G and his team should be the case study for how to handle a disaster like Hurricane Irma.Words cannot express our extreme gratitude for the Sandals team for keeping us safe and well protected! We will be back!

  • rosiemcgowan : Edinburgh, United Kingdom
25th wedding anniversary

Just home from 1st sandals holiday. When we arrived on 1st the first thing we noticed that the restaurants were not open every night when we asked why we were told it was due to reduced occupancy and they would be closed alternative nights. This is obviously due to the closure on 20th September. Then it was hurricane Irma the hotel grounds and restaurants at the beach did suffer but I feel if the hotel was not closing on the 20th and had full occupancy these restaurants would have been re opened and we would not have had to have buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner for remaining time of our holidays. All in all feel really disappointed as was really looking forward to luxury holiday which ended up as a normal all inclusive. However on a more positive note the staff were fantastic.

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.

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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