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Sandals Grande Antigua - All Inclusive Couples Only

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was our 2nd visit to Sandals in Antigua. I can't say enough about the staff that made the entire experience pleasurable. The food in ALL the restaurants was excellent, the drinks were fantastic, the room clean and quiet... I was skeptical about the price at first, but the overall value for what you get is well worth it. One negative is the beach. The beach is public and the locals trying to sell you things can be very aggressive. I also observed one of the "vendors" named Kenny trying to sell marijuana to guests. Same guy there the previous year. Additionally, the kayaks and paddle boards Sandals has are in disrepair and the employees that check them out to you are not very friendly or helpful.

Very enjoyable would return. The people of Antigua are welcoming.

I cannot say enough about the experience we had at Sandals Antigua. The restaurants were top notch, the staff extremely friendly, helpful, and competent. We hired a taxi from the resort to take us to Nelson's Dockyard to see the historic sights... We ended up touring with him all day and saw things that I've only seen on postcards! Do yourself a favor and take a day to see the island and experience the culture. I know you can find a "cheaper" resort, but Sandals is a great value for the entire experience.

Was a great hotel location with great staff a beautiful veiws

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.

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.

Went to resort for wedding! Antigua is absolutely Beautiful!

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

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!

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

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 !!

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.

Over all a good trip. Food was well prepared and presented; drinks were good,service was great and personel were always friendly. A couple times the servers were a little unhappy, but for the most part all were accommodating. We would go back and more than likely upgrade from our deluxe package to the concierge level or above.

Very average resort hotel that didn't deliver good value. Many, many better choices for all-inclusives.

Employees went out of their way to please you.Too many vendors on the beach constntly approaching you. The restaurants which required reservations were hard to book.Not much to do at night.[...] at main bar were especially nice as was the Phillipine young chef at the sushi bar who made our dining experience a very special one.

top shelf

The Sandals Antigua was amazing. The location is perfect. The transfer to and from the resort was hassle free. Landscaping excellent. Beach is beautiful despite the cloudy weather. The pool was huge, very comfortable and had awesome swim up bar, complete with stools and tables. Plenty of lounge chairs. Services was excellent; staff constantly going around making sure everyone are enjoying their vacation. All Restaurants have great food and service. Definitely recommend it and plan on returning in the near future.

The best beach we've seen in the entire region. A fantastic staff who are happy to help with special requests.

We were on our honeymoon. When our luggage was lost by the airline, the hotel reassured us all week that they would help to recover it. However, every time we asked about the status, we got a different answer, and our luggage never arrived. We were extremly dissappointed with the food quality and selection. We felt our food choices were limited and the quality was poor every time we ate. Had we not been on our honeymoon, this trip would have been miserable. We had no luggage, no camera, and no books. The poor quality of the food made us never want to return to another Sandals resort again.

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa was amazing. Everything from the food to the pool and the beach. Top notch and anyone having a negative experience at this amazing place would purely have it due to something they have done and not because of the quality of this hotel. Both my husband and I loved the food, the daily and nightly activities, the asthetic beauty of the island and particularly Sandals. We would love to come back here and will be telling all of our friends about our great experience for years to come.

Dickinson Bay St. John's Antigua

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dickenson Bay Beach
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Dickenson Bay Beach is a short stroll from Sandals Grande Antigua - All Inclusive Couples Only, and other popular attractions like Fort James are within a few miles (5 km). This 373-room, 5-star resort has 6 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 11 restaurants. It's on the beach and also near Runaway Bay Beach and Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Information Technology.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Relish the seafood at Barefoot by the Sea, one of 11 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 373 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. LED TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers.


Property features

Guests of Sandals Grande Antigua - All Inclusive Couples Only have access to a full-service spa, 6 outdoor pools, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this adults-only resort include a sauna, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Sunset Bluff Honeymoon Luxury Club Level Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Caribbean Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Caribbean Club Level Veranda Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Sandals Grande Antigua - All Inclusive Couples Only

Everyone (3) Couples (17) Friends (2)
5

excellent resort experience.

Everyone

This was our 2nd visit to Sandals in Antigua. I can't say enough about the staff that made the entire experience pleasurable. The food in ALL the restaurants was excellent, the drinks were fantastic, the room clean and quiet... I was skeptical about the price at first, but the overall value for what you get is well worth it. One negative is the beach. The beach is public and the locals trying to sell you things can be very aggressive. I also observed one of the "vendors" named Kenny trying to sell marijuana to guests. Same guy there the previous year. Additionally, the kayaks and paddle boards Sandals has are in disrepair and the employees that check them out to you are not very friendly or helpful.

By , from Denver, Co on Apr 23, 2017

4

beautiful hotel and grounds. beach and pool great

Everyone

Very enjoyable would return. The people of Antigua are welcoming.

By on Mar 20, 2017

5

outstanding experience

Everyone

I cannot say enough about the experience we had at Sandals Antigua. The restaurants were top notch, the staff extremely friendly, helpful, and competent. We hired a taxi from the resort to take us to Nelson's Dockyard to see the historic sights... We ended up touring with him all day and saw things that I've only seen on postcards! Do yourself a favor and take a day to see the island and experience the culture. I know you can find a "cheaper" resort, but Sandals is a great value for the entire experience.

By , from Denver, CO on Apr 26, 2016

5

honeymoon

Couples

Was a great hotel location with great staff a beautiful veiws

By on Jul 30, 2015

4

for couples only

Couples

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.

By on Dec 30, 2013

4

excellent trip.

Couples

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.

By on Apr 30, 2013

4

had a great time!

Couples

Went to resort for wedding! Antigua is absolutely Beautiful!

By on Apr 23, 2013

4

romatic little getaway

Couples

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

By on Dec 28, 2012

5

wonderful vacation!

Couples

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!

By on Nov 22, 2012

5

great honeymoon

Couples

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

By on Jul 1, 2012