Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

Voted ‘Caribbean’s Most Romantic Resort’ year after year, and tucked amidst riotous tropical gardens on one of Antigua’s best beaches, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa offers couples two holidays in one. Choose from the charming Caribbean Beachfront Grove hidden in lush gardens, or the all-suite Mediterranean Ocean View Village with great ocean views. For optimum privacy, stay in a romantic Rondoval in the Caribbean Grove, intimate circular suites with cone-shaped roofs and exclusive Butler Service. So, the choice is yours — the delightful, cosy cottage ambience of the Caribbean Grove or the cutting-edge amenities of the Mediterranean Village.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment

Where is it

On the most beautiful and longest white sand beach in Antigua — Dickenson Bay. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

373 rooms and suites within 2 villages. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi access, coffee/tea maker, amenity kit, safe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and 1 king-size bed. Caribbean Deluxe are located in one-storey cottages in the tropical gardens of the Caribbean Grove, with a walkout entry garden patio.

All Inclusive of: Sandals resorts are Luxury Included®; from deluxe accommodation, fine dining, unlimited premium-brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — it's all included!

 

Caribbean Grove:

Caribbean Honeymoon Deluxe are located in one-storey Cottages in the tropical garden of the Caribbean Grove, complete with private patio.

Caribbean Premium are located on the ground floor, with private patio overlooking the gardens and main pool.

Caribbean Honeymoon Premium are as above.

Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside Rooms are located on the ground and first floors, and have a private balcony or patio offering pool and garden views.

Caribbean Honeymoon Grande Luxe Poolside Rooms are as above.

Caribbean Honeymoon Grande Luxe Poolside Walkout Rooms are located on the ground floor and feature a private patio opening out onto a quiet cottage pool and gardens.

Sunset Bluff Honeymoon Luxury Club Level Rooms are large rooms offering panoramic views of Dickenson Bay, the gardens or the pool.

Sunset Bluff Luxury Poolside Walkout Club Level Rooms are located on the ground floor with walkout access to the resort's pool.

Sunset Bluff Honeymoon Luxury Poolside Walkout Club Level Rooms are as above.

Caribbean Walkout Club Level Veranda Suites are located on the ground floor, and have private patio with views of the gardens and direct walkout access.

Caribbean Honeymoon Walkout Club Level Veranda Suites are as above.

Caribbean Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Rooms are located on the second floor and overlook the northern edge of Dickenson Bay beach.

Caribbean Honeymoon Beachfront Grande Luxe Club Level Rooms are as above.

Caribbean Beachfront Grande Luxe Walkout Club Level Rooms are on the ground floor with walkout patio directly onto the beach and pool, and complete with views of Dickenson Bay.

Caribbean Honeymoon Beachfront Grande Luxe Walkout Club Level Rooms are as above.

Caribbean Honeymoon Seaside Butler Suites are expansive suites located on the ground and first floors with garden views, bedroom and living area incorporated in one area. The bathroom comes complete with whirlpool tub and overhead rain shower and double vanity.

Caribbean Honeymoon Beachfront Butler Suites are located on the ground and first floors, with views over Dickenson Bay from the patio or balcony. The bathroom comes complete with whirlpool tub, overhead rain shower and double vanity.

Caribbean Beachfront Butler Rondovals are located just steps from the beach, and are individual circular buildings with cone-shaped roofs and patios with ocean and beach views. These Love Nest Suites® also feature a bathroom with a bathtub/shower combination and marble vanities.

Caribbean Honeymoon Butler Rondoval with Private Pool Sanctuary are in individual circular buildings with cone-shaped roofs, and feature a private plunge pool. These Love Nest Suites® also feature a bathroom with a bathtub/shower combination and marble vanities.

Mediterranean Village:

Mediterranean Club Level Suites are located on the ground level and 1st floors, and feature either a private patio or balcony with garden views, and bathroom with walk-in rain shower and separate whirlpool tub.

Mediterranean Walkout Club Level Suites are as above but located on the ground floors with walkout patio out to the gardens.

Mediterranean Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level Suites feature a private balcony overlooking Dickenson Bay, the Mediterranean Village pool and the gardens. The bathroom comes complete with his and hers vanities, a whirlpool tub and separate walk-in rain shower.

Mediterranean Oceanview Grande Luxe Club Level Suites are large suites with private balcony or patio with ocean and beach views. The bathroom comes complete with his and hers vanities, a whirlpool tub and separate walk-in rain shower.

Mediterranean Honeymoon Romeo and Juliet Oceanview Penthouse One-Bedroom Butler Suites are located on the top floors, with panoramic views of Dickenson Bay, the gardens and pool from the oversized balcony. These Love Nest Suites® also feature a living area, and bathroom with marble wash basins, a Roman whirlpool tub and separate walk-in overhead rain shower.

Mediterranean Oceanview Penthouse One-Bedroom Butler Suites boast spectacular views of Dickenson Bay from the oversized balcony. These Love Nest Suites® also feature a separate living room, and bathroom with two marble wash basins, a Roman whirlpool tub and separate walk-in overhead rain shower.

Mediterranean One-Bedroom Butler Villa Suite with Private Pool Sanctuary have views over Dickenson Bay from the private patio, which comes complete with plunge pool and whirlpool. These Love Nest Suites® also feature views of the private pool from the bedroom, and a bathroom with a Roman whirlpool tub, separate walk-in overhead rain shower and two marble wash basins. 

Club Sandals Service:

  • Dedicated Club Sandals Lounge accessible 24-hours with Club Sandals concierge available 8:00am-10:00pm daily to assist with excursions, restaurant reservations, spa bookings and anything else you may need
  • Preferred Club Sandals Lounge check-in with chilled towel and Champagne upon arrival
  • Weekly hosted activities such a cocktail parties, martini evenings, wine tasting and snorkelling
  • In-room stocked mini-bar with a selection of spirits, beer and wine as well as soft drinks, juices and water
  • Room service available from 7:00am-10:00pm daily

Sandals Butler Service:

Providing you with uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards by the elite Guild of Professional English Butlers. Beginning with lemongrass-scented hand towels and welcome cocktails and culinary treats upon arrival, a private resort orientation and a luggage unpacking service you will then be supplied with a personal mobile phone to reach your Butler when needed. Your wish is their command! In addition, butler guests will also have 24-hour room service and access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bubbly welcome, a romantic turndown service on your first night, and breakfast in bed one morning of your choice.

    To qualify for the Luxury Included® complimentary honeymoon package, all you have to do is check in online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/honeymoons/free/after booking your honeymoon. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding date. Terms and conditions apply. 

  • Free anniversary night:receive a free night in celebration of your anniversary when staying a minimum of 7 nights in a Club or Butler level category for travel between now–31 Dec ‘21.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence within 14 days of booking. Either visit us at your local store or call our Service Team on 0333 355 8179 who will be able to process this for you. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30 days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable on any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions and black outs may apply. 

  • Free wedding: minimum stay 3 nights. Government and documentation fees at extra cost. Conditions apply. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 11 dining options: Bayside (International; buffet for breakfast and lunch, French Brasserie for dinner), Mario’s (buffet breakfast and à la carte Italian for dinner), Kimonos (Japanese Teppanyaki, reservations required), Soy (Sushi Bar), O.K Corral (Tex-Mex), Eleanor’s (Caribbean; open for breakfast and dinner, reservations required), Drunken Duck (British Pub), Barefoot by the Sea (gourmet seafood), Café de Paris (pâtisserie), Bella Napoli Pizzeria (wood-fired pizza oven) and Courtyard Bistro (grilled specialities). 7 bars, including 2 swim-up pool bars. Weekly late night chocolate buffet.

Nightly entertainment with live performances, beach and cocktail parties, theme nights and karaoke nights.

6 swimming pools, 1 scuba pool and 6 whirlpools. Tennis, table tennis, volleyball and bocce ball. Red Lane® Fitness Centre with free weights and exercise machines. Red Lane® Spa*. Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers, fee applies to others), windsurfing, snorkelling, kayaks, paddle boards, pedaloes, sunfish sailing and Hobie Cats.

SnapShots photo shop* and gift shop. Complimentary WiFi access in all room categories and public areas.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights.

*Denotes local charge.

Dress code: evening dress code for gentlemen states that smart trousers or jeans, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar) and dress shoes or sandals must be worn. Shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, trainers, flip-flops, hats and caps are not permitted in the evening.

Please note: two people in love over 18 years only.

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Nov 22, 2020 goldenk838 Laurel, Maryland

My family was there for my wife's 50th birthday celebrations. The location is amazingly clean with great landscaping and great friendly staff. This was a great experience despite the Covid 19 restrictions. Rooms are clean, property immaculately kept, room service big hit with family, food was good though limited selection possibly due to covid 19.… Read more
My family was there for my wife's 50th birthday celebrations. The location is amazingly clean with great landscaping and great friendly staff. This was a great experience despite the Covid 19 restrictions. Rooms are clean, property immaculately kept, room service big hit with family, food was good though limited selection possibly due to covid 19. Staff rather helpful and polite. Having refreshments stacked in our fridge was good. Would recommend this Hotel chain every time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating FANATASTIC TRIP!!

Nov 22, 2020 Sheila R Tulsa, Oklahoma

Can not say enough about how wonderful, professional and personable the staff were at this resort. Our personal Butlers : Maureen, Neil and Marlyne were above and beyond! Norline and many others great!
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Nov 19, 2020 scandid123

Awful service. If you want to pay Sandals price for a 1 star hotel treatment, go here. If not, find a different location (St Lucia one is amazing (;) Every time we ordered a drink or food, it felt like we were asking them to do us a favor. Sometimes, we even got eyes rolled at us. We witnessed a worker complain and say no when a guest asked for… Read more
Awful service. If you want to pay Sandals price for a 1 star hotel treatment, go here. If not, find a different location (St Lucia one is amazing (;) Every time we ordered a drink or food, it felt like we were asking them to do us a favor. Sometimes, we even got eyes rolled at us. We witnessed a worker complain and say no when a guest asked for their sandwich to go. Our toilet broke and we called at 7pm - we were told someone would be there shortly. At 9pm i walked over to the desk IN THE RAIN to ask for someone again (because the phone was not working). No one came. At 7am, i went back to the desk and no one came. At 8AM, 13 HOURS after, I had to complain and they eventually switched our rooms. It then took them 8 hours to bring our bags over, when they said it would be done shortly. Every restaurant requires a reservation, but by 9am everything is full. Not every restaurant is open everyday and even though they give out pamphlets to say which restaurant is open when, they still change it and don't let anyone know. So don't expect the 11 restaurants that they they advertise. The vendors on the beach are just relentless and won't take no for an answer. They are allowed to harass the guests through the gates, so even when you are walking inside the resort, expect vendors to keep calling you for your attention. Cleaning service is awful. Our room smelled bad AFTER they came in to clean it. Go figure... I was there for some of the really bad rain, when everything flooded with sewage water (yes, people had to walk through sewage water), and management was bad. Left the guests with no entertainment, with only two restaurants open (one of them being the pub) - so you can only imagine the full resort trying to eat at the same place at the same time. I still can't believe this resort didn't have any procedures of what to do for the guests in bad rain. Anyway, overall it was just bad. Even before the rain came service was bad so it's not like the rain is what made it bad (it just made it worse). And yes, I spoke to management and contacted the resort via "loop". Nothing came out of it. So again, don't go here. Spend your time, money and vacation somewhere else. Read less
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Nov 18, 2020 Dawn1987 Surrey, United Kingdom

We had an incredible time in Antigua. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays I've had. It was great to be reminded of a more normal life with Covid!! Hotel and staff made me feel safer there than anywhere else. Staff across the whole resort were really friendly and helpful. More restaurants closed than usual based on occupancy… Read more
We had an incredible time in Antigua. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays I've had. It was great to be reminded of a more normal life with Covid!! Hotel and staff made me feel safer there than anywhere else. Staff across the whole resort were really friendly and helpful. More restaurants closed than usual based on occupancy but they were quick to adapt the schedule to those more in demand. SOY We have never been sushi lovers so avoided Soy on previous Sandals trips. Decided to give it a go this time and WOW!! We feel we have been missing out now! George, Jessica and Joven made a fab team. We sat at the bar and they were so good at suggesting things for us to try. George made some off menu specials which were sooo good - he should definitely be allowed to put his own items on the menu, can't speak highly enough of his creations! Thank you for a wonderful holiday! Read less
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Nov 18, 2020 LEELEE0421 New York, New York

This was one of the few Sandals properties that I had not visited so I was happy for the opportunity to visit the island as well as the resort. Let me start by saying that the staff is what helps make this resort special, everyone is welcoming and friendly. The entertainment team is great and they love to party with the guest, which is a bunch of… Read more
This was one of the few Sandals properties that I had not visited so I was happy for the opportunity to visit the island as well as the resort. Let me start by saying that the staff is what helps make this resort special, everyone is welcoming and friendly. The entertainment team is great and they love to party with the guest, which is a bunch of fun. We arrived right after the horrible rain storm that they experienced so we were the lucky ones because everything was up and running again with the exception of the main pool. The food was good. I'm not a big sushi lover but I must say that I enjoyed the selections at Soy. I made a stop at the hot dog cart everyday for a dog with delicious toppings. Special mention to Lydia at Courtyard Bistro who made our trip special with kindness and going above and beyond. Many have commented about the vendors on the beach and while I totally understand that some were a bit pushy we should all understand that the struggle is real for them and with Covid impacting tourism the visitors are their bread and butter, most of them are kind and will engage you with conversation and will take a polite no thank you if you are not interested in purchasing anything. Its important to remember that this is a public beach and you are a visitor to their home. I was not too impressed with the Antigua compared to others islands I have been to, but if I do return I would definitely stay at Sandals. Read less