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

  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Night Club

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 Deluxe Rooms 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 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 located on the ground and first floors, and have a private balcony or patio offering pool and garden views.

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.

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 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 located on the second floor and overlook the northern edge of Dickenson 

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 on the ground floor with walkout patio directly onto the beach and pool, and complete with views of Dickenson Bay.

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, 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.

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

May 12, 2022 299colleenk

We have been having the best time at sandals for our honeymoon. We especially appreciate our butlers June, hunter and Mauricia who have been absolutely incredible. We also loved our chef Jayson at Kimonos Hibachi. What an amazing and charismatic personality! 10/10 would come back and recommend
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May 12, 2022 Ellen G Glenville, New York

First off I will say the resort is absolutely beautiful. They keep it impeccably clean and the beach is absolutely beautiful. This was our first time here and this was for our honeymoon. From the moment we got there we didn't feel like we were celebrating anything. My husband paid for the honeymoon package which was a complete fail. We… Read more
First off I will say the resort is absolutely beautiful. They keep it impeccably clean and the beach is absolutely beautiful. This was our first time here and this was for our honeymoon. From the moment we got there we didn't feel like we were celebrating anything. My husband paid for the honeymoon package which was a complete fail. We were supposed to get champagne on arrival. Got nothing. Instead we were told to go get some lunch and hang out until our room was ready. When it was ready oh yay come to find out we were next to a couple with their 20 something year old kids. Are you kidding me? It wasn't a honeymoon suite which they advertised it as. The bathtub had a dirt ring around it (not impressed). During the week we were supposed to have a breakfast delivered which my husband had to call about or ask which seemed like a millions times. The day they finally delivered it was the day we were leaving. On the plus side though we did have the romantic dinner on the beach. That was fantastic. The food was amazing and our server was awesome. His service was amazing and he made sure that people didn't intrude on our time alone. We also did the sunset cruise and snorkle tours through Sandals. Totally awesome and had a blast. We enjoyed the food and we have no complaints there. I just hope that Sandals can work through the issues. It was a lovely property but next time I would book in the newer side of the resort. Read less
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May 12, 2022 831TomSullivan Rio Rancho, New Mexico

This was our fifth Sandals and it was the best so far. The resort was incredibly beautiful, almost as much as the Antiguan people. Huge shout-out to our butlers, Jason, Kevin and Karen. Thank you for taking care of us. And to Tiffany for the beautiful pictures. I highly recommend this resort. Everything about it was outstanding.
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May 7, 2022 334mandy Twickenham, United Kingdom

This was our first experience of Sandals & won’t be our last. The staff were amazing, I would’ve given all 5 stars but there was a bit of a lack of communication & on your last day you have to leave your suitcase outside your room at 10am & vacate by 11 am which seemed a bit rough, if you vacate your room you have to go to the other main building… Read more
This was our first experience of Sandals & won’t be our last. The staff were amazing, I would’ve given all 5 stars but there was a bit of a lack of communication & on your last day you have to leave your suitcase outside your room at 10am & vacate by 11 am which seemed a bit rough, if you vacate your room you have to go to the other main building go up to the 3 rd floor lock your possessions away & book a slot to shower somewhere else seems a lot of additional stress when we had an 20.15 late long haul flight back to the uk, I emailed In advance ( before & during) for a late check out, used the loop & eventually on the day before we left 8 days later I was informed we could keep our room until 3pm which was both a huge relief to enjoy our final day but it was actually my 50 th birthday the day before we left which wasn’t acknowledged by sandals despite informing them in advance it was a very special trip for us, that saying majority of the guests were honeymooners or anniversaries so I can on reflection see how popular this beautiful resort is. The check out process is really the only negative we found in the 10 beautiful days we couldn’t have had a better time. Our room seemed to be in the old quiet Caribbean side overlooking a quiet pool, which we preferred as it was so quiet at night, it seemed although us British holiday makers were placed there together, the rooms were dated but clean. There is no problems getting sun beds at the main pool with umbrellas throughout the day unless you want to sit on the steps literally directly into the pool so don’t worry. The beach lounges can get more busier if you want a parasol. We managed to book every restaurant & infact returned to kimonos for my 50 th birthday. We enjoyed Eleanor’s for both the ala carte & a more formal breakfast but we enjoyed Bayside more for buffet breakfast as it was less formal & faster,plus the beautiful views of the ocean. Barefoot was probably my personal favourite again I loved the view of the ocean & the sand on my feet, the service was fantastic. Mario’s was probably our least favourite, the service was slow & was difficult to get another drink & the order was incorrect & the food just seemed average by comparison to the other highly enjoyable restaurants, additionally this was because there was a conference for a large American company, we called them the Forester’s club 200, half were couples & half with friends which changed the dynamics of a “ couples “ vacation but there were a friendly harmless bunch & brought the hotel to its maximum for 4 days & it didn’t seem to overwhelm Sandals Antigua & yes you still could still get a sunbed with a parasol all day. During the week when it was quieter the main pool staff would take orders & bring you fresh water without being prompted whilst you sat on your sun bed. There wasn’t a single Sandals worker that wasn’t happy, cheerful that worked with pride, every bar tender, restaurant worker such happy beautiful smiling faces, how could you not want to return. The water sports desk was super helpful & we went snorkelling on two occasions, lance made sure we didn’t go to the same spot twice & took us to both the wreck & boones reef. The beach was stunning & I was never hassled or felt any pressure to buy anything, I think that a “ no thank you “ wouldn’t take care of. Would we recommend, without a doubt. Sandals Antigua excelled itself on both reputation, location & staff that are highly motivated, we would happily return to Sandals. Read less
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May 4, 2022 274suw

Wow, we have just come back from 10 days at the antigua resort. We had the Butler suite and our butlers were amazing, Tanya Lee, Dilan and Enkosi a massive thankyou. But all the staff were so lovely and could not do enough for us. If you want to take a trip, speak to Elvis on the beach, we had a day out with him showing us all of Antigua and… Read more
Wow, we have just come back from 10 days at the antigua resort. We had the Butler suite and our butlers were amazing, Tanya Lee, Dilan and Enkosi a massive thankyou. But all the staff were so lovely and could not do enough for us. If you want to take a trip, speak to Elvis on the beach, we had a day out with him showing us all of Antigua and stopped for lunch, rice and peas with goat curry.... We are planning our next trip already.. Thankyou Sandals and all of the team by making our trip so special. Xx Read less