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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating GREAT Honeymoon Experience

Jul 9, 2020 morganelizabeth33 Athens, Tennessee

We had an amazing trip to Sandals Grande Antigua for our honeymoon! I'll share some of our experiences. The airport experience in Antigua took a while--which was somewhat frustrating because it was 11pm (the only flight into Antigua that day from the US). But, we didn't mind the inconvenience because they took our temperatures and asked us… Read more
We had an amazing trip to Sandals Grande Antigua for our honeymoon! I'll share some of our experiences. The airport experience in Antigua took a while--which was somewhat frustrating because it was 11pm (the only flight into Antigua that day from the US). But, we didn't mind the inconvenience because they took our temperatures and asked us questions related to COVID. This gave us some peace of mind that we appreciated. If you don't want to spend so much time in the airport, I suggest upgrading your flight into the island to first class so you are the first to exit the plane. Let's talk restaurants. We really enjoyed most of them. The Drunken Duck is a great spot to hang out. Their fish and chips and wings are amazing! The servers were super nice here and one of the chefs even came out to say hi. Great place for awesome drinks and atmosphere. Mario's was pretty good. We enjoyed the hot seafood appetizer, the lasagna, and the seafood pasta. It's better at breakfast, though. Definitely get the steak and eggs! Barefoot by the Sea was a great lunch spot for us. We enjoyed the shrimp caesar salad, hummus, and jerk pork and chicken. The surf and turf at Barefoot was one of my favorite things too. All of the pizzas were good at Bella Napoli and the staff there was so much fun. The doggies cart was surprisingly AMAZING. We loved the hot dog with sauerkraut on it. Eleanor's is definitely worth dressing up for. My husband LOVED the lamb chops, and I LOVED the peppered shrimp. Dwana was our server there and was great. OK Corral was just okay... we have great Mexican food at home, so this wasn't great for us. We did enjoy the pulled pork tacos. Kimono's was so much fun and delicious. Ronel was our chef there and made it a great experience. The Sake Cruise drink there was one of the best. The Gyoza dumplings are amazing too! Overall, Soy was our favorite restaurant. This was our first sushi experience, and we are hooked! Jessica, Joven, Natasha, and Ashante made it a great experience. The crispy philly roll was AMAZING! We enjoyed roomservice for breakfast- make sure to call and order the night before. The bartenders and drink servers at the resort are awesome, especially Gavin (who remembered our drink order) and Althea. Take advantage of the room bar too! If you want something, just ask. Delmore was a great photographer! The beach here is beautiful. You will get approached by many vendors. Aggressively say no and don't feel bad about it! Enjoy this amazing place! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating July 2020 Covid Stay at Sandals Antigua

Jul 9, 2020 USMC-0302 Oak Hill, Virginia

We are on day 2 of our 5 day stay at Sandals Antigua. Had to switch a planned trip to Aruba twice due to Covid. Sandals Antigua was one of the few choices available. The Antigua Covid 19 arrival procedures have been covered by other posters, so I will skip them. Exited the airport and found the Sandals reception desk outside. They checked us in ,… Read more
We are on day 2 of our 5 day stay at Sandals Antigua. Had to switch a planned trip to Aruba twice due to Covid. Sandals Antigua was one of the few choices available. The Antigua Covid 19 arrival procedures have been covered by other posters, so I will skip them. Exited the airport and found the Sandals reception desk outside. They checked us in , wiped down our luggage and within 10 minutes we were loaded in a shuttle bus for the 20 minute ride to Sandals. 6 of us in 10 passenger bus . Driver completely walled off by plastic screen, everyone still wearing masks. Upon arrival at Sandals, they checked everyone’s temperature then checked us in and walked us to our room. Had rented a Caribbean Junior Suite but assigned some sort of Club suite in the Mediterranean building. Was told it was an “upgrade”. Maybe, maybe not. I in haven’t had time to check into it and don’t really care. The resort is between 40-50% full. The restaurants are alternating dinner openings every other night and have removed all buffet dining options and many tables for social distancing. Make your reservations early in the AM. Staff are all wearing masks, almost no one else is. All the other services Spa, scuba, snorkeling are open. The pools (all seven?) are up and operating. Best part, no problem finding beach or pool chairs. Staff has been very friendly, food and drinks are excellent (Sandals food is so much better than the other all-inclusives we have been to). If you are a diver, check with aquatic center as soon as you arrive and bring your certification cards to the center when you go. Trips fill up fast. We had to undergo a pool check as it had been a year since our last dive. It’s free and took maybe 30 minutes. First dive is tomorrow, hopefully it won’t get cancelled due to wind. Yes, there are vendors on the beach, there were some flies in one of the restaurants, they don’t stock Diet Coke, craft Bourbon or imported beer. I knew all this before arriving and none of these things are spoiling our trip ( I enjoy reading one star reviews from people whose entire vacation was “ruined” because of a trivial issue). Very glad we made this trip, the low occupancy rate has been a huge benefit. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible Honeymoon!!!

Jul 9, 2020 Dreamer779921

In a time when the world seems to be out of control, it was a blessing to be able to celebrate our new marriage in a place that is beautiful, friendly, and calm. We chose to visit Antigua and stay at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa. Wow...we hit the jackpot! From the moment we stepped onto the resort, the staff was welcoming and… Read more
In a time when the world seems to be out of control, it was a blessing to be able to celebrate our new marriage in a place that is beautiful, friendly, and calm. We chose to visit Antigua and stay at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa. Wow...we hit the jackpot! From the moment we stepped onto the resort, the staff was welcoming and friendly. It felt as if we were the center of their attention! Throughout the week we were always greeted with a smile (even behind the masks we could see the smile by the gleam in their eyes). The food was delicious and the grounds were immaculate! Our room was 12 steps from the pristine white sand beaches so every morning we started our day with a glimpse of God's beautiful creation. We felt like we were in paradise. You can spend your days just lingering by the pools or on the beach, or get involved in the fun activities they offer day and night. Because the capacity was reduced due to the pandemic, we felt like we were even more taken care of. We can't sing the praises of Anitgua and Sandals enough to do justice to this outstanding resort and the people of this island. We already have this on our return list for the near future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing vacation in Antigua!!

Jul 6, 2020 arm51090 Pensacola, Florida

My husband and I had an absolutely amazing time at Sandals Antigua! The resort is well kept and beautiful with welcoming staff. The beach is absolutely stunning. We enjoyed all of the included watersports all week such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and using the hobie cat. The food was great and the activities on property were… Read more
My husband and I had an absolutely amazing time at Sandals Antigua! The resort is well kept and beautiful with welcoming staff. The beach is absolutely stunning. We enjoyed all of the included watersports all week such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and using the hobie cat. The food was great and the activities on property were so fun. We loved every minute and cannot wait to go back! The amazing staff that helped make our week great included the following: Vanessa, Sean, and Nicer: THE BEST!! You made our week so special :) The staff at Soy: Nix, Ashante, Jessica, and Joven - Thank you for the delicious food and fun time! Loyalty: Latisha- Thank you for being so patient and sweet and answering all of our questions. Also, thank you to Charlika and Nasha for your service at the Sandals Select Dinner! Watersports staff: Vince, Vance, Jamal, and Aquino- We had an absolute blast with y'all! Thank you for all of your help throughout the week!! Jahilda: Thank you for always being so attentive at the pool and on the beach! You work so hard all day long and we really appreciate all that you do! Kemar, Shannon, Titania, and Ronel: Thank you for your great service all week throughout the resort! You are so kind and helpful. Sandals is always an amazing vacation and this was no exception! Thank you again for such a great week! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon Heaven

Jul 4, 2020 mplingerfelt

My husband and I visited Sandals Grande Antigua for our honeymoon a week or so after they opened the country from the pandemic. We had the most amazing time! The resort was not full at the time of our stay, so we had a lot of the places around the resort to ourselves! We stayed in the rondoval with a private pool sanctuary, and it was absolute… Read more
My husband and I visited Sandals Grande Antigua for our honeymoon a week or so after they opened the country from the pandemic. We had the most amazing time! The resort was not full at the time of our stay, so we had a lot of the places around the resort to ourselves! We stayed in the rondoval with a private pool sanctuary, and it was absolute heaven. It was a little tight in the bedroom, but it was perfect for just the two of us! Our room was also on the end of a not-so-traveled path in the resort which was even better! Our three butlers Maureen, Marleen, and Neil were exceptional! Also Janet from the Barefoot restaurant was so kind and very wonderful! Sylvia from Cafe de Paris was so sweet and provided excellent service as well! My husband and I are not a part of the party scene, so it was extremely nice and relaxing for the resort not to be at full capacity at the time. The beach is the most beautiful beach we have ever visited. When we looked at the photos taken after our trip, we thought they looked extremely edited, but they aren’t! It is just that gorgeous! The water was crystal clear and could see straight down in 4-5 feet of water. The only thing was there were a ton of vendors on the beach. A lot. We weren’t able to fully enjoy the beach because of that. Almost every 5 minutes someone was approaching us, but a simple “no thank you” usually sufficed if you were not interested in the goods they were selling. Our room was also very clean. It was obvious that they cleaned everything every single day that we were there. We were a little worried about our honeymoon experience being compromised due to the circumstances, but it was absolutely wonderful. We felt very safe and took many precautions where we felt necessary, and the staff did as well. We had the best, most memorable honeymoon, and we are SO glad that we took a bunch of pictures! Read less