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 Soy - Sandals Grande Antigua

Sep 20, 2019 dawnmX361OE Pensacola, Florida

My husband and I are here for our 25th wedding anniversary. We came to soy our second night. It was so good we ate here 3 nights out of our 7 night stay. The 3rd visit was our last night at the resort and still our best meal. George, Joven and Jessica are some of the best sushi chefs we’ve come across. “6” stars for sure!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND Soy and… Read more
My husband and I are here for our 25th wedding anniversary. We came to soy our second night. It was so good we ate here 3 nights out of our 7 night stay. The 3rd visit was our last night at the resort and still our best meal. George, Joven and Jessica are some of the best sushi chefs we’ve come across. “6” stars for sure!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND Soy and it was a pleasure getting know the staff! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating April Birthday celebration

Sep 20, 2019 mytyy Lorain, Ohio

I had always wanted to stay in a Rondoval room on the beach so we booked it but I was a little disappointed because you could not enjoy the view due to the public beach you could not open the windows. I should have done a little more research before booking. Besides that everything else was wonderful. Our butlers were fantastic and catered to… Read more
I had always wanted to stay in a Rondoval room on the beach so we booked it but I was a little disappointed because you could not enjoy the view due to the public beach you could not open the windows. I should have done a little more research before booking. Besides that everything else was wonderful. Our butlers were fantastic and catered to our requests. Next time we will go for a higher floor where we can enjoy the view and listen to ocean. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Destination Wedding Week

Sep 19, 2019 toothdoc1409 Cincinnati, Ohio

A bit delayed , but we had a great week for our Wedding/Honeymoon in July 2019. We had an awesome "Butler Honeymoon BeachFront Room" Wendell made the week special and was always on top of things. Beautiful and clean beach area with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. He had our hut, chairs and drinks ready each morning. The food was good but we… Read more
A bit delayed , but we had a great week for our Wedding/Honeymoon in July 2019. We had an awesome "Butler Honeymoon BeachFront Room" Wendell made the week special and was always on top of things. Beautiful and clean beach area with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. He had our hut, chairs and drinks ready each morning. The food was good but we thought the food at the St Lucia Sandals was better overall. We went to the Sushi Rest twice even though the AC was not working. The wedding planners , spa staff and photographers went out of their way to make our wedding special. We never left the resort which was just fine with us. No need unless you did an excursion. The rooms were comfortable but nothing spectacular but the location made it ideal. Pools and bars were the usual Sandals variety. The entertainment was not as good as several other resorts we have been too. More low key and limited. Overall, it was an excellent place for our wedding even though we did it solo! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not quite as good third time round but still fantastic

Sep 19, 2019 ChelseKit Dartford

The 2 hour wait to be allocated a room wasn't a great start but after being upgraded to the Mediterranean building things soon looked up. The dress code seems to have been relaxed. For example Marios is quoted on the website as being Resort Casual - Shorts or jeans, t-shirts or polo shirts. Swimwear must be covered. Shirts and footwear required.… Read more
The 2 hour wait to be allocated a room wasn't a great start but after being upgraded to the Mediterranean building things soon looked up. The dress code seems to have been relaxed. For example Marios is quoted on the website as being Resort Casual - Shorts or jeans, t-shirts or polo shirts. Swimwear must be covered. Shirts and footwear required. But in the evening men were turning up in flip flops and swim shorts. 10 years ago a friend of ours was turned away from this restaurant for wearing tailored shorts and loafers. A change not for the better. A group of people turned up at the quiet pool one day and proceeded to play loud music on their phone which was placed at the side of the pool. I commented on this while a member of staff was present but no action was taken. In the end we moved to the beach. Perhaps these falling standards account for why there was only 40% occupancy while we were there. Maybe Sandals isn't seen as so special anymore. On arrival we were informed that the Bayside Restaurant and Courtyard Grill were both closed for roof repairs, a fact that we weren't informed of when we booked. Well that's the negatives out of the way. They are far outweighed by the positives. The staff are top notch. Nothing too much trouble. The resort is stunning, also the beach. The rooms are great especially the newly refurbished Caribbean village. The food and drink is also excellent. I'd definitely recommended it to anyone. It's the third time I've been and I'd go back tomorrow so they must be doing something right! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't listen to the bad reviews!!!! Absolute Paradise!

Sep 18, 2019 AmberandNIck04 Los Angeles, California

From check in to the staff singing goodbye to us, this place was magical! One of the best resorts we have stayed at. The shuttle was ready for us when we got off of our flight. A quick 20 min drive and you arrive at the most amazing resort! (We booked Sandals Grenada for next year while we were there!) We stayed in the Caribbean side, which I… Read more
From check in to the staff singing goodbye to us, this place was magical! One of the best resorts we have stayed at. The shuttle was ready for us when we got off of our flight. A quick 20 min drive and you arrive at the most amazing resort! (We booked Sandals Grenada for next year while we were there!) We stayed in the Caribbean side, which I highly recommend, and had a wonderful oceanfront room. Every single meal was delicious. Always came out super hot, and tasty! They did run out of Titos at the main pool bar a couple times, but we would take the party to the smaller pool party. There are tons of activities to do throughout the day. We did a 10 min hobbie cat lesson on our 2nd day, and was able to take the hobbie cats out all week by ourselves which was so much fun! We did a catamaran snorkeling tour thru the resort, and they picked us up on the beach in front of the resort. They take you to a little deserted island and you can snorkle or just sit like I did and be served cocktails. And you get to see the entire island. I think it was called the 360 tour. Staff were absolutely amazing. The kindest and most helpful I have ever encountered. Overall, the beach, resort, staff, and food/drinks was 5 star! Thank you Sandals Grande Antigua, and we will see you again! Read less