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Sandals Grande St. Lucian

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Our Opinion

Set on is own little peninsula with a long sheltered white sand beach, the Sandals Grande St. Lucian offers excellent service and great cuisine in a setting that's a little more lively than the neighboring Sandals Regency La Toc. With the honeymoon suites you can swim right up to your room from the lagoon pool, or take is step further and go for the Rondoval suites which offer your own private plunge pool. Use the facilities of the nearby Sandals Regency La Toc, including complimentary green fees. Great for couples.


Overview
Nestled on a cape between the stunning clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and tranquil Rodney Bay, Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort is a fabulous romantic retreat. The latest gem in the prestigious Sandals Resorts chain is a meticulously manicured beachfront property offering a lush tropical setting replete with all the amenities Sandals is known for.

Location: Directly on the beach, 1h 40-minute drive from Hewanorra International Airport and 10-minute drive from Vigie Airport Castries.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Chris C :
Friend Birthday celebration

Excellent accommodation, service and facilities. The treatment we got was fantastic all day and all night. Pleasant waiters, bartenders(Peter & Irie), room attendants(trancha) events coordinators(Eselyn). These are just the names I can remember. It was a fantastic experience and would definitely go back again.The restaurants were good and the piano bar was first class.Great destination.

  • Bryce R :
Honeymoon

By far the best vacation I have ever had. I was lucky enough to share it with my best friend and now wife. During our stay here at the grande we were able to participate in many excursions such as horse back riding, Dune buggie tours, scuba diving, deep sea fishing and snuba diving. All of these excursions were amazing. What truly made this vacation the best was the employees, they took us in as family. Everywhere we walked we were greeted with a smile and how's your day? A few that stood out are our friends Sue-Ann at the main pool bar she was delightful. Allen with snap shots made sure to make or complimentary session a breeze and the photos came out great. Ozzy was our personal butler for a day in the cabana and he was awesome. Ozzy expressed interest in becoming a photographer at snap shots and I believe he would be a perfect asset with the snap shot team. The person who stood out most and is hard for us to say good bye to is our dear friend Sheldon at the Bombay/Soy/Kimonos outdoor bar. If you want any drink you can think of Sheldon is your man. Not only can he make a mean drink but he can keep a conversation going and include each and every guest who walks up. By far the best nights were at Sheldon's bar. The list can truly go on and on, the team that is here at Sandals Grande has definitely found a spot in our hearts. We will be returning for future vacations. Thank you Sandals for giving us the best honeymoon ever.One love,Kristen and Bryce

  • isabel s : Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Excellent

Just returned from a cheeky week away at sandals grande, we always visit in December so a week in June was a treat. Special thanks must go to lew and lance in club sandals, these two always find us on property to say a special hi and to welcome us home and to help if they can , all in club sandals are special and will great you with a smile and nothing is too much trouble just one request please get some brandy in by DecemberNext special thanks must go to kachel who tirelessly serves drinks on the beach even saw her get a tray of drinks split over her by a drunk guest, sandals this young lady is a credit to you the way she dealt with the situation and again can't wait to meet up soonTo phillip and crystal in toscanninies, you made our visits such fun, thank you, and we loved our meal at Gordon's on our anniversary and thanks to all for making us feel very special and decorating our tableOur very special friend Kirsten who is there to great us when we arrive you are a very special young man we are always pleased to see you and sad to leave and enjoy our time spent catching up with you and you mum jane(our other family) who welcome us into their own homeAnd Emma what can I say one very special lady, thank you, thank you, thank you, you make each visit amazingTo anyone thinking of visiting do, yes there are vendors on the beach but will accept a polite no thank you, the trip from the airport is approx one and a half hours on a good day by car but sit back and enjoy the countryside, it is all worth it once you get to the resort.We love it and will be back very soon

  • Colt D :
Honeymoon of our Dreams

We booked the Grande St Lucian based largely off of positive feedback here, as well as positive notes on a similarly unbiased honeymoon aggregator website.Something I had experienced in the past with all-inclusive resorts (even luxury ones) was a feeling of being something akin to cattle being herded around. After spending a week at the Grande, I can unequivocally say it is a cut above, and deserves to be held among the best all-inclusive resorts one can find.Food -7 separate a-la-carte dining options, all of which boasting exceptional food and a unique ambiance. I noted a number of guests we spoke with were reticent to try the indian (Bombay) and sushi (soy) restaurants - however I chalk it up to lack of willingness to try new things.My highlight would have been Gordon's, or the korean bbq restaurant. Be sure to book your dinner options immediately upon arriving to avoid missing out.Breakfast options are what you would expect, a nice omelet station among other options. Lunch consists of a buffet which changes daily, a bbq restaurant, a jerk meat station and pizza parlour. All were very well done.A building containing 3 of the new restaurants (indian, sushi and korean bbq) was completed approximately 14 months prior to our stay, and it is clear that it has changed the dynamic of the resort for the better.Beach - Very calm waters, and wide variety of non-motorized water sport options. One minor detractor to the beachfront was the ever-present upsell to purchase the use of a sheltered cabana with butler service. I would have preferred Sandals eschew this cash-grab and provide more shaded areas. This is not to say there was any lack of chairs available, I just feel this detracted from the overall beach experience.Hotel amenities - Our room was beautiful, and maison staff were very attentive in turning down the beds and providing anything we required. Happy to leave a tip at weeks' end. Based on speaking with others, I do not think there is any class of room to avoid. Go with what your budget allows, and know that even the furthest room from the beach is no more than a 1 minute walk to the water. The gym was also a fantastic bonus - most resort gyms are abysmal, however we were able to work out each morning with a variety of free weights and machines.Staff - A highlight of our time would be interacting with staff. The local St Lucian staff were exceptionally friendly and genuinely happy to be working there. We submitted positive reviews on more than one bartender and restaurant server, and could go on about it here - but have not had a more positive experience in my travels. Best photographer we rant into at the resort was Oliver; a very skilled man with the Canon EOS and took the best shots of the week.One interesting point of note - multiple staff members expressed their pleasure in the changes made to the resort recently. They said that greater emphasis has been placed on taking care of the staff, and bringing in local people as entertainers. Good on Sandals for supporting local culture!Excursions - We booked the JJ snorkeling/volcano mudpit excursion and were happy to do so. From what we heard from people we met, the other excursions were O.K., however not a must-try. Our group was very boisterous, and we made fast-friends. Watch out for the rum concoction they throw at you on the return trip, some people had an early night following the snorkeling trip.Overall, our experience was positive, and couldn't have hoped for more out of our trip. If you are on the fence from a budget perspective, I would say the additional money spent is well worth it considering the food and effort put into entertainment and attention to detail.

  • sleaf379 : St. Lucia
Honeymoon

Everything about the resort was amazing from the island to the people and the food. Sandals is the way to go for a romantic vacation for couples. We will definitely visit other sandals resorts in the future

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

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Daily (a la carte)
  • Snacks
  • Domestic and International alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Wine with lunch and dinner
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Hydrobikes
  • Hobie Cats
  • Scuba for certified divers including open water dives, excursion dives ($70 administration fee for night dives. Proof of certification required)
  • Scuba for beginners including introductory lessons in pool and classroom ($70 administration fee for the resort course which includes a few hours in the pool plus an open water dive of 25 feet)
  • Water skiing
  • Kneeboarding
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball (beach)
  • Aquacize
  • Shuffleboard
  • Billiards
  • Croquet
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Theme nights
  • Shuttle service to Sandals Halcyon, Sandals Regency, Daily
  • 284 rooms
  • 5 restaurants (International, Italian, French, Latin, Caribbean, English)
  • 1 BBQ/Grill
  • 6 bars, including: Swim-up bar
  • 5 pools
  • 4 whirlpools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Games room
  • Scuba diving centre
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Over-water wedding chapel
  • Water sports centre operated by hotel
  • Tour desk
  • Car rental desk
  • Laundry services
  • Dry cleaning

Grande Deluxe, Resort grounds with terrace includes:

  • 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Hair dryer
  • Clock radio
  • CD player
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Amenity Kit
  • Maximum occupancy of 2

More room classes are available. Please inquire.

Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of champagne and breakfast in bed once per stay. Couples will also receive turndown service on their first night. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in. To be applicable, guests must register online with their Sandals' confirmation number at least 3 days prior to travel and show proof of marriage. Guests will be asked to fax a copy of their marriage certificate to the resort prior to travel. To register online, www.sandals.com, click on the "Online Check-In" and fill in appropriate information and submit.

Free Wedding - Free wedding ceremony is available for Concierge room category or higher with a minimum 7 nights required. Additional fee items: Deposit of $200.00USD for Administrative and government fees. Please inquire for full details.

Golf Bonus - Unlimited green fees at Sandals Regency Golf Club Par 23, 9-hole golf course. Transfers Included. Carts, Caddies, Rentals, and Lessons are at additional charge and caddies are mandatory. Tee times must be booked in advance.

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  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian
    Saint Lucia,Saint Lucia

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Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort
Rodney Bay St. Lucia

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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