Sandals Grande St. Lucian
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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.
My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon trip at SGSL. We would do it over again a million times, we had a blast. My husband likes to keep busy so we got to know the entertainment crew rather quickly. Nya and Captain Neil were especially wonderful as they went out of their way to ensure we had an enjoyable time. The food and drinks were amazing, I even got my picky-eater husband eating/enjoying Indian food! We went on an excursion to the pitons, mud bath, and mineral waterfalls and would recommend it to anyone looking to explore the island by boat. Only down side is the distance from the airport to the resort. We simply cannot recommend this resort enough!
Accommodation was very good, comfortable bed, clean and fully equipped. Service was excellent and very attentive, friendly and very helpful. Always cheerful. Restaurants are numerous and of good quality. Buffet is as you would expect, quick and good choice. Of the others we tried the Japanese, French, Italian, Gordon's and Beach for dinner and can honestly say we never had a bad meal, the service was excellent and the portions just right. Our favourites were Gordon's and Italian. The Japanese was good for entertainment value but don't eat all the rice as you won't be able to eat the rest! For lunch we tended to go Mariners and the salads were just right, we had Pizza and Crepes for a change and both were good, again a perfect lunch choice. Breakfast buffet had a vast choice of foods, with cooked eggs etc. But our favourite was the A la Carte, the service was great, the food perfect and the mimosa a nice way to start the day! On the drinks front, the wine and beer, Heineken and local beer, Piton, were decent and very drinkable. The cocktail choice a bit limited and missing some classics like Mojito or Martini so that was a disappointment. Entertainment - Butlins on steroids! Well as British that was our interpretation of it. Somewhere between comical and bad taste! But you could always retreat to the English pub to hang with other brits or play pool or snooker! Pools were lovely, well maintained and clean but no showers nearby so most people didn't bother despite the signs. Avoid the main pool if you want a relaxing day, there are all kinds of "entertainment" going on. But don't mention the sun-loungers and umbrellas, it is ridiculous. Reminiscent of Spain in the 80's, with people getting up in the middle of the night to put stuff on them and then not seen again for the rest of the day. Although the signs say stuff will be removed, it never is. Annoying because when fully occupied there are not enough nice sun beds and umbrellas to go around, so you end up trying to chase the shade under the trees. If you want to rent a cabana or any of the bookaable. restaurants do it when you arrive or in advance as they do get fully booked. It's a 90 min bus journey from airport so the helicopter might be a better option. Overall a really good hotel.
The good - the variety of restaurants, food (particularly Bombay, Barefoot, Mariner, Soy), the lovely beach, activities, our lovely spacious rooms, friendly service, general aesthetics of the hotel. We had a great 8 nights!The bad - with some detail:The English pub - what a very strange place. Aside from the fact that it's nothing like an English pub, it's overly chilly with absolutely no atmosphere! We sat down with a drink and immediately left because it was silent! Easily fixed with a more moderate temperature and some music.Toscanini - breakfast one morning took 55 minutes to arrive because our food and drinks went to other tables as we looked on with annoyance. The waitress was exceptionally rude the whole time (we didn't even complain to her about the delay) and gave us one word answers or not at all. The place is very unorganised. We unfortunately also ate dinner here. Overly cold inside with no atmosphere. No one wants to sit inside but there aren't enough tables outside.The entertainment - with the exception of the beach BBQ it was pretty rubbish and cheesy. We were confused by the palladium as it only seemed to be used one night a week. Surely it would be better as a dance club? Also too cold!Sun loungers - before we travelled I browsed the reviews and couldn't understand how some people said they aren't a problem and others said they are. What we found is that sun loungers themselves are in abundance. The problem is that people are fighting for shade as there aren't enough umbrellas! Much to our horror we had to join the 7AM gang and put towels down when we should be sleeping. The situation is aggravated by the butler rooms taking the best umbrellas at 5AM (witnessed) and not using them. We accidentally sat on someone's as we'd been out for the day and at 3:30 the owner of the room came to use them for the first time that day! Please remedy this sandals because we feel this is an easy fix and the biggest issue we had.That's it! Really enjoyed it and will return after we've seen some more of the world.
We just returned from a week at this beautiful resort. The staff like all sandals was very friendly and helpful. Food was great. After reading some reviews I think people have to remember where they are.The thing I think I liked best about this resort was that it did not feel like a large resort and we never felt crowded, even though it was obvious there was a lot of folks there having the time of their lives. Beach was awesome, outside vendors will approach you but were very respectful to a "no thank you" and walk away. This is one beautiful island and the sunsets were magical. Only hint of a negative is that bus ride to/from the airport is a doozy!, but that is not Sandals' fault.
My wife and I have visited many Sandals Resorts but the staff & management at Grande is head and shoulders above all the other resorts we've been to. Their attention to detail is undescribable. They treat you with so much love and respect you feel like you're staying with family. Gilbert, Emma, Tamara, Neville, Tiffany, O T and Trancha are the team of specialists in the Travel and Loyalty department. They are the nicest, coolest, most down to earth people you'll ever meet and they go out of their way to make sure that you're having a fantastic time and that all your needs are met. They're like those cool cousins that make sure you have a great time whenever you come to visit. We're looking forward to returning to Sandals Grande for our next vacation. It's like Paridise.
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)
- Domestic and International alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Wine with lunch and dinner
- 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
- Table tennis
- Volleyball (beach)
- 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
- 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
- Air conditioning
- 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. LucianSaint Lucia,Saint Lucia
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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.
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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.
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