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

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

Caribbean Honeymoon Premium Rooms 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 access to all the Club Sandals amenities and weekly activities.

  • Complimentary honeymoon package: receive a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a turndown service with flower petals on your bed on your first night, and fresh flowers 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–26 Dec ‘19.

    To qualify for the free anniversary night, all you have to do is provide proof of marriage licence online at https://www.sandals.co.uk/anniversaries/free/ within 14 days of booking. Bookings will then be adjusted to reflect the free night. Offer valid for travel within 30-days of your wedding anniversary date. Not applicable at Sandals Inn or any Over-the-Water Suites. Terms and conditions 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon Bliss

Jul 16, 2019 ish07a Copenhagen Region, Denmark

My husband and I had an amazing honeymoon trip at Antigua Sandals. We loved every second of our trip. We stayed on the Mediterranean club level side facing the pool and beach and woke up to a great view every morning. We participated in a lot of the activities and enjoyed hanging out with Sasha, Rakiem, and Jevon (part of the entertainment crew).… Read more
My husband and I had an amazing honeymoon trip at Antigua Sandals. We loved every second of our trip. We stayed on the Mediterranean club level side facing the pool and beach and woke up to a great view every morning. We participated in a lot of the activities and enjoyed hanging out with Sasha, Rakiem, and Jevon (part of the entertainment crew). They did a fantastic job with their events and ensured we had the best time! The food was the best all-inclusive we’ve ever had. Soy, eleanor’s, mario’s are not to be missed! The cookies and crepes were also the perfect dessert for everyday! We got a candlelight dinner included in our package and are so glad we got it! The food was divine and the setting so romantic. The paddle boarding & snorkeling were the only two water sports we did. The snorkeling at paradise was neat but not spectacular. This time of year is jellyfish season so there were TONS, I got stung in the face but the tingling went away and it did not detract from the vacation! You can’t go wrong with a Sandal’s Antigua vacation! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing 60th birthday, though could have been a little better.

Jul 16, 2019 April M Edgewood

This is our 4th Sandals trip and it didn't disappoint. Everything from an amazing beach to an awesome pool/bar, excellent dining to a spectacular room to wonderful entertainment. There were a couple of things that could have been improved. First, it seemed that a few of the staff seemed not that friendly (mostly pool bar staff and beach Security).… Read more
This is our 4th Sandals trip and it didn't disappoint. Everything from an amazing beach to an awesome pool/bar, excellent dining to a spectacular room to wonderful entertainment. There were a couple of things that could have been improved. First, it seemed that a few of the staff seemed not that friendly (mostly pool bar staff and beach Security). That hadn't been our experience at the other 3 resorts we have visited. Second, the beach vendors were relentless. While I understand these people are just trying to make a living in their country, I spent a lot of money to RELAX on vacation and have some peace and quiet. Every few minutes someone walks up the beach trying to sell you something then comes back down again awhile later trying again. This goes on for hours, them stopping every time to hassle you. VERY annoying! All in all it was a very nice vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply amazing!

Jul 15, 2019 juanitatravels123 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Me and my husband just came back from this beautiful place and all I can say It’s just THANK YOU. We stayed in the Club level suite on the mediterranean side, and it had everything that we needed. Main pool was close by, cocktails were amazing - coconut crush and pina coladas are a must try there! We did an excursion to Shirley Heights on Sunday,… Read more
Me and my husband just came back from this beautiful place and all I can say It’s just THANK YOU. We stayed in the Club level suite on the mediterranean side, and it had everything that we needed. Main pool was close by, cocktails were amazing - coconut crush and pina coladas are a must try there! We did an excursion to Shirley Heights on Sunday, the sunset was the most beautiful that we had ever seen ♥️ Staff in Sandals is so welcoming and their are doing their best to make you happy - dont listen to negative reviews. I guess it all comes to what you want to make out of your holidays. If you are going there to enjoy yourself - Antigua has so much to offer and you will love it! Houskeeping was spot on, food was delicious in all restaurants! We liked Eleanor’s and Soy the best. Marios is great choice for breakfast with hot food made to order and freshly squeezed orange juice. Big shout out to entertainment team - especially Niecer and Rakim - you guys are the best! Can’t wait to be back! Joanna & Peter Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 kcz74

The Island is stunning, and the excursions are well worth every penny. The Resort was also stunning but lacking in some areas. Sandals prides itself on customer relationships, and most of the staff are friendly. We found that the restaurant staff was very moody and unwelcoming. People will walk by and not acknowledge you often, which I find… Read more
The Island is stunning, and the excursions are well worth every penny. The Resort was also stunning but lacking in some areas. Sandals prides itself on customer relationships, and most of the staff are friendly. We found that the restaurant staff was very moody and unwelcoming. People will walk by and not acknowledge you often, which I find uncomfortable. The ongoing maintenance is done during peak hours of relaxation time rather than between 4 and 6 when people are going to dinner. We were on a swing when the lawnmower and other maintenance men kept on for over an hour right next to us at 10:30am. The wine is extremely disappointing and the drinks are far too sugary which upset our stomach. The managers did care about our satisfaction and we enjoyed the trip overall. The entertainment was redundant and could use some alternatives rather than the same kind nightly. Overall, Antigua was enjoyable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel, Beach, Food, Butler - just two negatives

Jul 15, 2019 SamLou1972 Cumbria, United Kingdom

We stayed at sandals resort, in July 2019. My husband and I, had an absolutely amazing time, we loved it, and as people say, it is paradise on Earth. The food was spectacular, dishes from every corner of the globe, You could not fault the food at all. There are many restaurants to choose from, Italian, French, Mexican, Caribbean, you name it and… Read more
We stayed at sandals resort, in July 2019. My husband and I, had an absolutely amazing time, we loved it, and as people say, it is paradise on Earth. The food was spectacular, dishes from every corner of the globe, You could not fault the food at all. There are many restaurants to choose from, Italian, French, Mexican, Caribbean, you name it and it’s there. Or our butler Karen, and Kevin were again faultless, attention to detail went without saying, we would be sat on the beach and Karen would just bring us a cocktail drink out of pure politeness. Shirley Heights was an amazing experience, I have been before, but my husband was blown away with the steel band and pure party atmosphere the views over Nelson dockyard I would recommend this on a Sunday night. The only two negatives are the beach vendors they pester you for trips and gifts we bought quite a bit off them and also gave them cash as a gift, however they became relentless. We moved behind the fence and it still didn’t stop them. You may think go to the pool, but my husband likes to listen to the waves and not Loud music. Once they get your attention they beg you for drinks for the ice boxes and to get them coffees and food from the hotel. This seemed the norm, as the security staff turn a blind eye. Security is extremely prevalent and every 20 yards the beach has security watching out 24/7, one actually sat outside our beach cottage room all night. The room was great, shower was cool tho, air con worked well, fridge stocked daily sometimes twice. Second neg is, a small minority of the staff seem rude and don’t even smile, these are usually the security staff but we also encountered a waitress roll her eyes to her friend when my husband asked for some ice! Rest of the staff were excellent, we understand it must be hard to work in such heat it must make you fractious. I have been to many sandal and beaches and would recommend Antigua the beach was breathtaking, however the vendors need controlling to some degree, you can’t relax for long without fearing HI SWEETIE, want to buy a bag !!!! Read less