Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Dickenson Bay, P.O. Box 147, St Johns, -
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
22 reviews
For Couples only

It's a very nice vacation spot for couples only. It's wonderful not to hear noisey kids and crying... See full review

  • Aruba Beach Bum
  • Dec 30, 2013
Excellent trip.

My wife and I loved this resort. It was our first 'Sandals", and will not be our last. Also our... See full review

  • BTJM
  • Apr 30, 2013
Voted "World's Most Romantic Resort" 12 years in a row, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa beckons with two extraordinary vacations in one on Antigua's best and most famous beach, Dickenson Bay.

Cooling trade winds soothe the soul as you immerse yourself in a seaside garden oasis graced by majestic palms at the authentic Caribbean Grove. Savor the sophistication of a fine European Hotel in the Six-Star, all-suite Mediterranean Village. Awaken your most sensual side in an exotic Rondoval with its soaring 20-foot conical roof and spacious circular floor plan; or languish in the luxury of a 1400 square foot Mediterranean villa - both with private plunge pool and your own butler. Your choice of accommodations is rich and varied, allowing you to customize your vacation to the way you want it. Free WiFi for all guests, occupying Club Sandals or higher categories of accommodation.

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa allows you to unwind in the East Caribbean's largest pool (one of six). Celebrate the high art of food and drink with world-class faire and intimate settings at nine restaurants and eight bars including an English pub. A night out on the resort is really like a night out on the town. Whether you're dining on classic Italian, sumptuous sushi, or a sizzling steak, Aphrodite presides over every meal as you share the most romantic vacation of a lifetime. Two perfect worlds in one grande resort all designed for love.

Complimentary airport transfers to and from the hotel are included in the room rate.

BUTLER SERVICE
Offering the absolute pinnacle of personal service, those who reserve a Butler Suite will enjoy the extraordinary services of a personal butler trained by the most elite guild of valets. From the moment you arrive, every detail is handled with unobtrusive grace, with your butler ensuring that every moment of your stay is beyond flawless.

SPA
Discover a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation at Red Lane Spa, where classic European rituals are reinterpreted with a distinctive Caribbean flair. You'll find a unique sense of tranquility with a selection of exclusive services infused with botanical products, transforming your quest for inner beauty into a journey of endless self-discovery.

DINING
At nine world-class restaurants, a global team of master chefs caters to your endless culinary cravings. From the fiery island dishes of Eleanor's and the stir-fry drama of an Emperor's Feast, to the heart-warming Italian cuisine of Mario's, passions of the palate are served to absolute perfection. And whether you like it spicy, tangy, zesty or sweet... in stunning settings that are on-the-beach casual or white-gloved chic, Sandals Grande Antigua has your mood-of-the-moment covered.

ACTIVITIES
You will find a wide range of activities waiting for you at Sandals Grande Antigua: land-based sports such as tennis, volleyball, outdoor chess and shuffle board, billiards and every board game imaginable. Watersports include sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking... and more. At night, the energy level kicks up a notch with stage shows, live performances, opulent beach parties and the lively piano bar.

The Perfect Romantic Getaway - Sandals Resorts have been designed to fulfill and exceed every need and wish that two people in love could ever possibly have. Resort accepts couples only, ages 18 years and older.

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive Rooms

Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside Room GL
Centrally located within the Caribbean Grove, the completely renovated Honeymoon Grande Luxe Room features a four-poster king size bed with a separate seating area and a balcony or patio just steps from a secluded pool and tranquil gardens. Set in Flamboyant, Oleander and Poinsettia Blocks. Formerly: Honeymoon Orchid Grande Luxe Room
Caribbean Honeymoon Premium HP
These rooms are more spacious than the Deluxe rooms and they offer a patio, separate vanity areas and are furnished with four poster mahogany king size beds. These are the closest rooms to the main pool and offer views of the pools & gardens. Located on the first floor of the Hibiscus building. Formerly: Honeymoon Garden of Eden Premium Room View: View of Pool and Gardens
Caribbean Premium PR
All first-floor garden-view rooms with patios, separate vanity area and more spacious than Deluxe rooms. Closest rooms to main pool. Formerly: Garden of Eden Premium Room View: View of Pool and Gardens
Mediterranean 1BR Butler Villa Suite wPrivate Pool Sanctuary LV
This is a true one storey villa in paradise. Each villa has an expansive private pool deck which leads to the pool sanctuary & whirlpool. The living room, which is furnished with a sofa, a love seat and a writing desk, looks out onto the pool deck. The bedroom is furnished with a king sized four poster canopied bed. The bathroom has twin wash basins, a roman whirlpool tub and a separate walk in overhead rain shower. Both the bedroom and living room are equipped with large flat screen TVs (42). This villa offers total romantic seclusion. 24-hr Room Service. Room View: View of Beach, Grounds and Village Pool
Mediterranean Oceanview Penthouse 1BR Butler Suite GA
These penthouse vistas offer penultimate views of the Mediterranean Village, Dickenson Bay and fabulous sunsets. The living room and bedroom both lead out to an oversized balcony with chaise lounges. The living room is furnished with a sofa, chaise and writing desk. This is complemented with a hidden microwave and wet bar. The bedroom has a king-sized, four poster canopied bed. The bathroom has twin wash basins, a Roman whirlpool tub and a separate walk in over head "rain" shower. Both the bedroom and living room are equipped with large flat-screen TVs (42). 24-hr. room service. Formerly: Grande Amalfi Sunset Luxury Penthouse One Bedroom Oceanview Suite Room View: Ocean, pool and gardens
Caribbean Honeymoon Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Room HGB
Newly refurbished room with pickled and mahogany furnishings and a four-poster king size bed with a large flat screen TV. Bathroom features marble vanity, and hand held luxury shower head. Room View: Ocean, Pool and Beach
Caribbean Honeymoon Grande Luxe Poolside Walkout Room WGL
Newly refurbished room with a separate sitting area, mahogany furnishings and a four-poster king size bed. Room offers a large flat screen TV. and a patio that opens to a pool. Bathroom features marble wash basins. Formerly: Honeymoon Orchid Grande Luxe Poolside Walkout Room
Sunset Bluff Honeymoon Luxury Club Level Room HL
Large room which sits atop a bluff offering panoramic views of Dickenson Bay, resort gardens and main pool. All rooms are furnished with four-poster mahogany beds, with a patio or balcony. Room View: Gardens or Pool

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • High-speed internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

17.1556 -61.8499
Area served
Antigua
Nearby airports
V.C. Bird International airport (ANU) - 15 minutes away
Area description
Sandals Grande Antigua is located on a 19-acre site situated on the islands most beautiful beach, Dickenson Bay. It is only 15 minutes from V.C. Bird International Airport.

Nearby points of interest

  • Fort James: 2 mi
  • St. John's Cathedral: 2.4 mi
  • Museum of Antigua: 2.8 mi

Dining

Bayside Restaurant
International gourmet cuisine served indoors by candle-light or outdoors overlooking the moonlit sea. Saturday night is a 'grand buffet'. Closed Sundays. Dress code - casual elegance (dress pants, shirt with sleeve and collar for men). Reservations not required. Hours: Breakfast: 10:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: 12:30pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
O.K. Corral Restaurant
The atmosphere is casual in this Western-style grill, but the ocean view is breathtaking. Reservations are no longer required. Closed Sundays. Dress code - resort casual.
IL Palio Restaurant
A colorful, elegant restaurant specializing in regional Italian dishes. Reservations required. Closed Saturdays. Dress code - Casual elegance, (dress pants, shirt with sleeve and collar for men).
Kimono's Restaurant
Entertainment as well as delicious oriental cuisine prepared table-side by individual chefs. Restaurant has been expanded to seat more people, and Sushi Bar will be added soon. Reservations required. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Dress code - casual elegance (dress pants, shirt with sleeve and collar for men).
The Courtyard Bistro
Anytime snacks, grilled items, such as grilled cheese sandwiches, cheeseburgers, salads, wraps and other light fare. Hours: 10:30am - 5:30pm; 10:30pm - 7:00am

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (22)

Ratings and reviews for Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.3

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aruba Beach Bum
North Jersey
Dec 30, 2013

For Couples only

It's a very nice vacation spot for couples only. It's wonderful not to hear noisey kids and crying babies. The whole complex is just beautiful and nicely decorated with plants and flowers. The beach is very clean and it's very close to our room. There are many restaurants catering to your taste buds for each day of the week. Food and drinks are all included in the price of your stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We will come back here again someday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Must go to Eleanor's for lobster and shrimp treats.

Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BTJM
Hoboken, NJ
Apr 30, 2013

Excellent trip.

My wife and I loved this resort. It was our first 'Sandals", and will not be our last. Also our first time to Antigua. Plenty of food / restaurant options, great pools, lots of fun people and things to do. Friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Book the butler service - this is the only way you can reserve a pool / beach side seating, otherwise you have to wake up early and throw something on an available chair.

Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ksmole
NJ
Apr 23, 2013

Had a Great Time!

Went to resort for wedding! Antigua is absolutely Beautiful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

You have to go horseback riding on beach!

Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JEMF
Florida
Apr 18, 2013

Sandals Not aa Good Choice

We stayed at the Sandals in Antigua from April 6, 2013 through April 13, 2013. The positives were the landscaping and the bartending, that's about it. Antigua is a beautiful island and the people we ran into downtown and on an excursion were great. The problem was where we stayed. We are ordinary, hard-working people, not stuck up snobs. That is why we are so disappointed. We spent hard earned money on this place. To begin: Service is practically non-existent. There is no urgency to wait on the customers. A typical meal took a couple of hours and sure wasn't worth the wait. The food is of very poor quality as well. There were always small gatherings of guests floating around the pools and the talk was the same - Poor service and poor food quality. We have stayed at other all inclusives but this was the first Sandals, and the last. Additionally, our air conditoner broke one evening and we were told it would be repaired that same evening. We found out the hard way it was not repaired when we woke up in the wee hours of the morning burning up hot. I had to call again in the morning to get it finally fixed. After talking with the general manager, I felt as though I was talking to a brick wall. He really couldn't have cared less about any of my comments. Do yourself a big favor - take this review seriously. There are many other reviews similar to this and they are telling the truth. I can't understand why anyone would experience such a place and give them 5 stars. Makes you wonder who's doing the typing. You see comments from their management stating they have fixed these problems. I assure you they have not. We just got back and experienced the same problems you can read about in earlier reviews. Stay away from Sandals Antigua.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ericoa1
Beltsville, Maryland
Dec 28, 2012

Romatic little getaway

Great place for romance. Location is only 20 minutes from the airport. Beautiful beach and the grounds are picturesque.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Beach Lover Couple
Broomfield, CO
Nov 22, 2012

Wonderful Vacation!

What a great resort! From the time we arrived to the time we left, we had a wonderful experience! The friendly staff was always helpful and happy to make our experience the best it could be. The variety of entertainment and food was a surprise, something for everyone. The beach was encredible with its white sand and aqua water! This resort has a great option of staying in a room in the Caribean Grove, which is more secluded and quiet, or to be able to stay in the newer Mediterranean section, which is a high rise, plush accommodation with more action for people who like to have activities available throughout the day! All in all we would definitely come back to this resort!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Shirley Heights!!!!! The steel drum band was incredible!

Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Where to nexxt
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 7, 2012

No Luxury Vacation

Our first and last Sandals vacation. If you have never been on a luxury vacation you will think it is great. If you have been on one you will understand. Underwhelming is the best word to describe our experience.Food was average at best, alcohol options vary from bar to bar,entertainment was amateur, no nightlife for an adult resort.I am glad we went in the off season, I dont know how you would get reservations, beach chairs, etc. when it was busy, restaurants are very small.If you do decide to go get the butler service, it was the best thing about the trip!! We did cruise around the island and we saw several resorts that we wished we had checked out before we went. We have been married 32 years and felt like the parents, there are alot of newlyweds and not much of an older crowd.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Irish Reds
NJ
Jul 1, 2012

Great Honeymoon

Awesome experience from start to finish. The food, accommodations, and staff were all fantastic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Blue x Two
New York
Aug 1, 2011

Luxury lacking Antigua Grd

Our much needed stress free vacation was terrible. The hotel staff was incompetent, inattentive, argumentative, and unorganized. Upon arriving we never received our meet & greet, the concierge check in was overcrowded and understaffed. The original "upgrade" room was unacceptable and the 2 other options were smelly, with faulty faucet/sink. The third chosen room was nicely upgraded but room bar area was infested with knats & already opened bottles of liquor. Our first night we were locked out of our room due to incompetent staff, and we searched for manager for 40 minutes & he never showed to explain/correct situation. We were limited to eating the covered only food because the uncovered was patrolled by insects. This was our 4th Sandals resort and after this experience we will not stay at a 5th and I strongly recommend that readers choose a different resort because this one is NOT worth it. Do your research and invest elsewhere, it appears that the Sandals chain is missing many links, perhaps they've become to confident over the years. Save Your Money !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

It's best to use the hotels van service to go to local market because a taxi will cost you $30 per couple despite the market being approximately 2miles away.

Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
all inclusive fan
wappingers falls NY
Mar 26, 2011

Our Honeymoon

This was the 5th all inclusive hotel we have been to and the first Sandals. The hotel, grounds, and beach are beautiful! I can't get over the beach. The food was good, but we were blown away by food in Cabo San Lucas and Riviera Maya, so we expected more. For some reason any fruit was never ripe..strange. Some tips: Beware of the reservation system!! It is horrible to have to deal with when you pay so much. If you dont get down to the lobby or call at exactly 8:30 am when the reservations open, you wont get in. Plus they only let you book for that day and 48hrs in advance. What a hassle. Also, very few umbrellas and the sun is HOT! If you don't claim pool chairs by 8:00am (the latest) you wont get any, or any in the shade. The staff was ok. Some were very polite, while others got to you when they felt like it. Other places we have been the staff is much more professional and they hustle! Drinks were good and they had lots of fun specialty drinks. All said and done, of course we had a nice time, but we are dying to go back to The Royal in Cancun. Don't know if we will come back here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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