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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

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8053 Reviews

The world's leading honeymoon resort

Set on breathtaking Dickenson Bay, Antigua's best beach, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa has been voted the World's Most Romantic Resort for 14 years running. Choose from the original charm of the Caribbean Village, set in lush gardens with romantic grove suites, just like a small village and home to the "Original" Rondovals. Alternatively, choose the all-suite Mediterranean Village with state-of-the-art suites and waterside dining. Savour gourmet dishes in eleven speciality restaurants, including Barefoot by the sea or chill in one of the seven bars, each serving premium branded drinks. Unwind in the exclusive Red Lane® Spa, on the white sand beach or in some of the most luxurious suites in the Caribbean. This is a resort made for romance and is ideal for guests who want to combine a Caribbean holiday with world class facilities - it's a Caribbean paradise.Caribbean Village - The Caribbean Village is set amongst lush, tropical gardens highlighted by brilliant bougainvillea nestled against a powdery white sandy beach. Every room in the Caribbean Village features handmade rugs and mahogany furniture from Jamaica, plus travertine floor tiles for the bedroom and patio. Caribbean flair extends to the local black-pineapple design found in fixtures such as table lamps and hand-carved bedposts. Contemporary bathrooms are set in Silver Mist marble and contain large backlit mirrors, contrasting with the 'gingerbread house' wooden trim decorating some exteriors. Mediterranean Village - Inspired by the bold opulence of grand piazzas and palatial villas, the spectacular Mediterranean Village brings Europe's sophistication to the Caribbean. Suites at the Mediterranean Village boast some of the world's finest materials, including Italian floor tiles, custom-designed mahogany furniture with leather trunks, drapery from Turkey, bedding from Egypt, upholstery from Italy and handmade rugs from India. Suites are finished in Verde Oriental and rare Italian Giallo marble surrounds, and bathrooms come with Kohler Purist bath and shower fixtures, twin wash basins, whirlpools and walk-in "rain'"showers. 

  • A romantic resort in Caribbean paradise
  • Peace, tranquility and adults only
  • Located on Dickenson Bay Beach
  • Immerse yourself in relaxation in one of the butler suites

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    16:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 373 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 15 minutes from the airport
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: Some

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from the airport
8053 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4593
  • Very Good 2016
  • Average 743
  • Poor 392
  • Terrible 309

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jun 26, 2019

Sandals Resort was amazing!

The Sandals resort as a whole was a great experience. The amenities were outstanding! They have great restaurants, drinks, activities, etc. The people there are amazing as well. I want to do a shout out to our room service staff, specifically Rakim! Sandals will not allow you to tip their staff and as such, the best I can do is leave a great review for Rakim.
Jun 24, 2019

Stunning Setting

Cape Coral, Florida

We visited early June for 7 nights. We choose a club level room in the Frangipani Building on the Caribbean side due to the location near the beach. It’s true these rooms are older and show some wear. However, we loved the location and were happy with our choice. Before booking, we debated the merits of a 1st floor walk-out room vs. a 2nd floor balcony room. We decided on the 2nd floor room and this was the clear winner, in our opinion. We could watch the sunset from our balcony and loved it. Not all rooms have an unobstructed view. There are several that landscaping trees block the view partially between your balcony and the beach and water. We were in Room 125 and the view was very good. This room had a broken room service tray table that was removed and wasn’t replaced during our stay. It also had a missing small screen in the bathroom that allowed mosquitoes to enter the room. We reported these issues and hopefully they’ve been repaired/replaced. Other than these issues, the room was nice and well appointed. Club Level means your mini fridge is restocked once a day. One day it wasn’t and I called and someone came with supplies. A couple other days it was only partially restocked but we didn’t run totally out of the types of beverages we wanted. Club Level also means room service is complimentary during most of the day. We ordered twice and it took a good amount of time for food to arrive both times. Once near an hour and another over an hour. The Club Sandals concierge service we received was very good to outstanding. The setting was the best thing about our stay here. Dickenson’s Bay, the beach and the water are stunning. Beautiful clear water and lovely soft sand that the grounds keepers did a good job of keeping groomed. There was no debris to speak of along the amazing stretch of beach the Sandals Resort occupies. We did take a walk further down the beach and noticed the difference. Drink service was sparse at our end of the beach. We stayed out on the beach for large stretches of the days and received service twice over 7 days. We did miss service another 2 times when we went out to the water just as someone was coming through asking for orders. It wasn’t all that far but was a decent walk to get to a bar from that side of the beach. Later in the afternoon they start setting up for the romantic dinners for two on the beach. That area is part of the stretch of beach in front of the Frangipani Building. If you’re in a lounge chair, that work may obstruct your view of the water during that time of day. Not a big deal though and it’s a small part of the area. We typically had the water to ourselves or there was only a half dozen people swimming in the bay at most times of day. I guess most guests were wanting to stay in the pools, especially the large one with the swim-up bar. That made it nice for us. We loved that aspect. Early June is the beginning of the low season from what I’ve been told. We enjoyed trying different venues for meals. Overall, the food was fine. Nothing to complain about but we didn’t get excited about much. The standouts for dining were desserts. Whoever is in charge of dessert did/does a great job. Everywhere we went it was a highlight. Then again, I have a sweet tooth. Our favorite meals were from Soy, the sushi restaurant. Jessica and Jovan are rock stars. We sat at the bar and watched them work. They have great personalities and are very good at their job. Part of our reason for choosing Sandals for our vacation was the variety of activities included in their all-inclusive plan. During and after the vacation, we realized we weren’t going to even scratch the surface of what was offered, as we wanted to relax and unwind more than we wanted to do things. We would have loved to go on the snorkel excursion but the activities schedule wasn’t made known to us before we arrived and I had arranged for a day away from the resort the day it was scheduled. FYI: it was scheduled on Thursday the week we went. I’m not sure if it’s always a Thursday. Final Assessment: The setting is stunning and you truly don’t have to worry about anything when staying here. We would do Club Level again as we liked having the mini fridge access and concierge service. We’ve decided we may receive a better value for the price paid at a smaller property and then arrange a few outings as we desire. However, we wouldn’t totally rule out visiting another Sandals property at some point in the future.
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