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
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Night Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access

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 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.

Sunset Bluff Honeymoon 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 Honeymoon 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 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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May 6, 2021 AmyFaye92

My Boyfriend and I traveled to Sandals Antigua right before the pandemic (it won't let me choose that far back - sorry) and I have been meaning to write a review on how much we loved it! I will say that of all the resorts we have stayed at, Sandals is the most luxurious and gives you all the bells and whistles that you could want out of a… Read more
My Boyfriend and I traveled to Sandals Antigua right before the pandemic (it won't let me choose that far back - sorry) and I have been meaning to write a review on how much we loved it! I will say that of all the resorts we have stayed at, Sandals is the most luxurious and gives you all the bells and whistles that you could want out of a vacation. One of our favorite things about this resort was the fact that almost all the restaurants were ocean front or ocean view, the resort is set up along the beach rather than built back like most so you have the opportunity to have a lot more ocean front options than some others we have been to. Our second favorite thing about Sandals Antigua was the service! Every worker had a smile on their face and would greet you warmly as you went by, it seemed like everyone we saw that week was happy, guests and staff included. Every meal we had was top notch (and we are new yorkers so we are a tough crowd) and they perfected all details of the dishes so it looks as good as it tasted. I have read some reviews about the beach vendors and although I can understand why that would be a drawback, the vendors were all polite and left you alone as soon as you indicated you were not interested without any issues. The beauty of the beach far outweighs having to tell a vendor no thanks a few times in my opinion. Lastly, this resort has many pools so you don't ever find yourself in a pickle not being able to find chairs (which we hate having to fight for a chair!) and can find a pool that fits your fancy, be it pool volleyball, drinking games, or quiet and relaxing. All in all, Sandals Antigua set the bar extremely high and we look forward to not only going back but to seeing some other Sandals locations in the near future. Read less
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May 5, 2021 Andrea8182 Long Island, NY

Stayed here for a week. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. We avoided the beach as much as possible because the second you step anywhere near the beach you are haggled by the vendors trying to sell you things. Activities that were scheduled by the pool just didn't happen. Servers in the restaurants didn't know what was in the food or what… Read more
Stayed here for a week. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. We avoided the beach as much as possible because the second you step anywhere near the beach you are haggled by the vendors trying to sell you things. Activities that were scheduled by the pool just didn't happen. Servers in the restaurants didn't know what was in the food or what drinks they just served to a table. We sat at one restaurant our first night there for over an hour and a half without any drinks or bread. Housekeeping never came on their own, we had to call every single day for them to come. Room service took at least an hour every day we ordered for breakfast. I've been to Sandals Grande St. Lucia and that resort is top notch. This resort brings a bad name to Sandals, don't waste your money here, go to a different Sandals. Read less
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May 5, 2021 catzat1028

The wedding team at Sandals Grande Antigua did a fantastic job. Specifically, Marcia (our on site wedding planner) was amazing at ensuring all of our guests (we had 26) were where they were suppose to be and that everything looked absolutely beautiful. On our first full day there, she walked us through the resort to make sure all the locations… Read more
The wedding team at Sandals Grande Antigua did a fantastic job. Specifically, Marcia (our on site wedding planner) was amazing at ensuring all of our guests (we had 26) were where they were suppose to be and that everything looked absolutely beautiful. On our first full day there, she walked us through the resort to make sure all the locations were to our satisfaction and took care of all the legal paperwork. Additionally, Delmore (photographer) and Ozzie (videographer) were so much fun to work with. Our photos and videos are amazing. Michelle, who was my stylist from the Redline spa, went out of her way to make sure that my hair and makeup look perfect. She even made extra time last minute for my mother. Overall, it was a great experience for a destination wedding. Read less
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Apr 29, 2021 Kristianafer Linden, Pennsylvania

We had an awesome experience overall, the only negative thing I would have to say is the beach is full of vendors. They are constantly bugging you the entire time to buy something that it’s not even relaxing to go to the beach. Once one leaves another one comes over. This is the only Sandals that is like this that I know of. We spent 0 days at… Read more
We had an awesome experience overall, the only negative thing I would have to say is the beach is full of vendors. They are constantly bugging you the entire time to buy something that it’s not even relaxing to go to the beach. Once one leaves another one comes over. This is the only Sandals that is like this that I know of. We spent 0 days at the beach because of this and spent our time at the pool. We did book a private tour with “Kenny beach” and he did a fantastic job. Everything he said he would do he did. Overall had a great time! Read less
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Apr 28, 2021 Tour288571

Upon arrival we were fumbled through several welcoming staff members. They all seemed like they weren't sure what to do or where to send us. We went to our room (in the Finguapani Building) which was not Sandals quality. The furniture/dresser was worn and damaged, the chair seat was badly stained, the bathroom was terribly small and had a long… Read more
Upon arrival we were fumbled through several welcoming staff members. They all seemed like they weren't sure what to do or where to send us. We went to our room (in the Finguapani Building) which was not Sandals quality. The furniture/dresser was worn and damaged, the chair seat was badly stained, the bathroom was terribly small and had a long hair on the tub ledge. The carpet was still dirty, as they don't vacuum, but just sweep the rug. They brought in a vacuum cleaner and it wasn't even picking up what was on the rug, but they did try. I just don't think the Antiquans have the same standards of cleaning as the US and have not been taught correctly. Hair on the bathroom floor, in the corners, all week. I requested another room and Leslie and Selina ablidged the following day in the Med Building Thankfully!!!! . This saved our 20th Anniv thankfully. I could not have stayed in the original room for 7 days, as it should have been priced much lower. The pics on the website were very deceiving. The food was average, at best!! We are loyalty members, so hate to bash the company, but Antiqua was not Sandals quality. The worst experience was the beach vendors that constantly approach you to buy their products. I did, to help the economy after COVID, but not what I would expect at a resort. A few of the vendors were 30 yr old men, high and cursing...lets get F'd up man, F this and F that while I was trying to enjoy my quiet evening as the sun went down on the beach. These vendors were hiding in the beach buildings smoking pot. I could smell it in the afternoons. Just not what we expected at a Sandals vacation. We will not return to Antiqua. Thanks to Leslie, Selina and Marsha at the pool cabanas were our saving grace!! Our Retie the Know ceremony was excellent and made the trip worth while, thank you to Marcia in the Wedding Dept. Read less