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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

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. 

Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 8331 Reviews
Shirley Heights

Hotel highlights

  • 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

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from the airport
8331 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4743
  • Very Good 2103
  • Average 752
  • Poor 412
  • Terrible 322

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 22, 2019

One of our best holidays

Fyfield, United Kingdom

I will start with i'm not really a Sandals person, we stayed at Barbados Sandals within a fortnight of its opening, fabulous 5th floor of Ocean View Club with Jacuzzi on the balcony and did have a great time but found the whole Butler bit not really us, my main grip was you have sold us us the pool and the restaurants so stop hiding the pool towels to after the butler boxes have been placed by the best Loungers and stop leaving so many tables un bookable just in case the special ones requires a table.All that aside we came here to the Grand for a week and had an fabulous stay so much so that we have booked St Lucia Grande next year. We had a great room in the Med block, spent every day by the main pool and meet so many nice people. Every day was the same. great laughs, lots to drink, great service and endless sunshine. Loved the Foam party just a shame its not in the main pool.Tried all the food options and they were all good to better but none really had a wow factor. Loved the entire week and the whole experience and because of our stay here its Sandals again in in FEb 2020.
Nov 20, 2019

DO NOT STAY HERE

My wife and I came here for our honeymoon in November 2019 for a 10 night stay in a club sandals sunset bluff walkout pool room. And I have to say after staying at multiple 5 star hotels across the world this is by far the worst customer service I have ever come across. So much so that this is the first ever review I have written of any hotel, restaurant or anything similar in my life. But I felt people had to be told as I would have like to know this information myself before I came. The food is good and we tried all restaurant and snack bars and only Elanors was sub-par. The hotel setting is very nice but the public beach with non hotel guests and beach sellers is a bit disappointing for a hotel like this. On our fifth night of the stay I property (Nike sneakers which were worn on a mud buggy tour) stolen from the balcony on our club sandals sunset bluff walkout pool room and nothing was done by management. After 5 days was told that they can say sorry and nothing further. Then then refused to agree to telling future guests that you should not leave items on the balcony. There were then MULTIPLE other smaller issues across our 10 night honeymoon such as minibar in room not being restocked, toiletries in bathroom not being restocked, robes being removed from the room without being replaced, rude and unhelpful staff, no communication from club Sandals or general management on the above issues when they were reported only a matter of days in to our 10 night stay. Sunbeds very hard to find unless you are at the pool/beach before 10am. This is our first and most certainly last time in a sandals resort, I wouldn’t stay at this resort again if it was offered for free. The staff could not be less helpful if they tried. Don’t even get started on club sandals, most pointless service I’ve ever come across in my time traveling, they do not do anything that you wouldn’t expect from a standard hotel concierge. On our final call with the duty manager I was shouted and and hung up on when I started to inform her (Julianne) of similar stories we had been told by other guests that we had started to chat with at the pool. I was blamed for leaving property on the balcony that I didn’t want stolen, even though there were no warnings that you could not do so. And the security manager who was completing the review told us nothing like that had happened before. This was subsequently confirmed as false by other guests who had had similar issues during their stay. We are currently sat in our room and have a private dinner booked this evening at an additional cost of $200 and have not been contacted at all as to where we need to go for the dinner and it is in 1 hour. Stay anywhere but here for the money it will cost you.
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