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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Jan 28, 2020 FiveStarPrincessDoes Lindsay, Canada

I can’t say enough good things about Sandals Antigua. From our arrival and the amazing greeting we received when we stepped into the property to the special details of celebrating our anniversary, Sandals was on point with every detail. Checkin was smooth and friendly. We received a cool cloth and a drink while filling out our computerized check… Read more
I can’t say enough good things about Sandals Antigua. From our arrival and the amazing greeting we received when we stepped into the property to the special details of celebrating our anniversary, Sandals was on point with every detail. Checkin was smooth and friendly. We received a cool cloth and a drink while filling out our computerized check in. We were escorted to our room and given a quick orientation. Our room was beautiful with a patio that leads to a quiet pool. Our mini bar was well stocked with a variety of water, soda, juices and wine. The restaurants were all fantastic. Our favorites were the chateau Briand at the French restaurant and the chicken parm at Mario’s the Italian restaurant. The ala carte breakfast at Elanors was delicious. You must try the banana foster French toast. The sushi bar is fun and delicious. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with palms, hibiscus and bougainvillea. It is picturesque to walk the various garden areas. The beach is soft white sand with very little sea grass, no rocks or shells in the water. Mostly calm seas perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing. The snorkel trip is 3 times a day. The reef is decent and the variety of fish is pretty good. The staff are wonderful. They go out of their way to make sure that your stay is memorable. We will definitely return to sandals Antigua. Read less
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Jan 28, 2020 nancye552 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The overall experience was great, a few small issues were the way the reservations for some of the restaurant worked was not great, were told that they were all booked except for 8:30 or 9:00, we went earlier both times and there was no one in the restaurant. The bathroom light went out and it took maintenance over an hour to come and fix it. The… Read more
The overall experience was great, a few small issues were the way the reservations for some of the restaurant worked was not great, were told that they were all booked except for 8:30 or 9:00, we went earlier both times and there was no one in the restaurant. The bathroom light went out and it took maintenance over an hour to come and fix it. The grounds were beautiful the staff was so friendly. The restaurants that you did not need reservations were really good. Our favorite was Mario's. The rooms were clean and quiet. I loved it and would go back!! Read less
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Jan 27, 2020 SLU6565 Saint Louis, Missouri

A great resort with a very friendly staff. food was really good and the beach is possibly the best I have seen. We loved Antigua. Overall no real complaints but a bigger bathroom would have been nicer and more of a sitting area in the room, disappointed we did not get a reservation for the Japanese restaurant. We stayed 5 nights and tried… Read more
A great resort with a very friendly staff. food was really good and the beach is possibly the best I have seen. We loved Antigua. Overall no real complaints but a bigger bathroom would have been nicer and more of a sitting area in the room, disappointed we did not get a reservation for the Japanese restaurant. We stayed 5 nights and tried on the second day but no reservations were available at all for the remainder of our stay and we had a party of 6. Read less
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Jan 27, 2020 Step123h

This was one of our favorite resorts to go to prior to having children. It is breathtaking, and having hammocks all around the property just waiting for you to sit in swing on... was certainly very welcoming and relaxing to do. We would definitely recommend.
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Jan 26, 2020 131caitlynm

I've just returned home after a week long stay at the Sandals resort in Antigua. Overall it was a great stay, but there are some areas that could be improved upon. Most notably for us was the small pool that we spent most of our time at. By the end of the week the pool was quite dirty with dead bugs and insects floating in it, we almost wondered… Read more
I've just returned home after a week long stay at the Sandals resort in Antigua. Overall it was a great stay, but there are some areas that could be improved upon. Most notably for us was the small pool that we spent most of our time at. By the end of the week the pool was quite dirty with dead bugs and insects floating in it, we almost wondered if it was only cleaned once a week. We also thought it would be a nice touch if the restaurants would have their menus posted so you are able to preview the food rather and are better able to decide where to eat that evening (I believe only Mario's and the small hamburger/hotdog place had menus posted). The room was nice, we had a walk out balcony that was only a short walk to the beach. The staff are very friendly, we were always greeted when crossing paths which was a nice touch. The bartenders are also very generous with the amount of alcohol they give in your drinks, so keep that in mind when ordering. For my first stay at a Sandals resort it was nice and memorable, I wouldn't shy away from staying here again. Read less