Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort

St Lucia, Caribbean

The hotel

Straddling a peninsula, fronting a dazzling beach and with two of the World’s great oceans on either side, all couples will agree this is stylish resort living in every sense of the word. Twelve speciality restaurants reflect an International ambience, including the romantic Gordon’s on the Pier. All rooms and suites feature elegant custom-designed furniture and have grand views. For absolute romance stay in one of the romantic Rondoval Suites with private whirlpool, grotto shower and hammock, and enjoy the services of a personal Butler.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball

Where is it

Set on a spectacular peninsula with views of the Caribbean Sea. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

311 rooms and suites on 4 floors in 6 buildings with 3 lifts. All with private balcony or patio, air-conditioning, satellite TV, clock radio, coffee maker, mini-fridge stocked with local beers, soft drinks and wines, telephone, safe and iron and board. Caribbean Deluxe Rooms have a balcony with garden views, and are located on the second floor of the Cap Estate building. 

All Inclusive of: Sandals Resorts are Luxury Included®: from luxury accommodation, 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining, unlimited premium brand drinks, transfers, tips and taxes, to a huge range of sports facilities and entertainment — it's all included!

Caribbean Walkout Deluxe Rooms are located on the ground level of the Monchy, Pigeon Island and Rodney Bay buildings, nestled among the tropical gardens. Wheelchair accessible Caribbean Walkout Deluxe Rooms are available, and have roll-in shower.

Lover's Lagoon Honeymoon Premium Rooms are located on the first through third floors of the Massade, Monchy and Rodney Bay buildings. The rooms feature a private balcony with views of the lagoon pool and gardens.

Caribbean Tropical Premium Rooms are located on the first floor of Rodney Bay building, with partial views of the ocean and gardens from the balcony.

Caribbean Honeymoon Walkout Rooms are located on the ground floor of the Cap Estate and Bonne Terre buildings, with direct access to the gardens from the patio.

Caribbean Luxury Oceanview Rooms overlook the ocean, and are located on the ground and first floors of the Bonne Terre, Pigeon Island and Monchy buildings. Each room features a love seat, armchair and balcony or patio.

Caribbean Honeymoon Oceanview Luxury Rooms face the ocean and are located on the ground and first floors of the Bonne Terre, Pigeon Island and Monchy buildings. Each room features a love seat, armchair and patio or balcony.

Caribbean Honeymoon Club Level Rooms are located on the second floor of the Cap Estate building, with garden and partial ocean views from the spacious balcony. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Caribbean Honeymoon Beachview Grande Luxe Rooms are located on the first level of the Bonne Terre, Cap Estate and Pigeon Island buildings and feature views of Rodney Bay from the balcony, as well as views of the gardems and pool.

Caribbean Beachview Club Level Walkout Rooms are located on the ground floor of the Massade building within the gardens, and a short stroll to the beach. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Caribbean Oceanview Penthouse Club Level Rooms are located on the second and third floors of the Bonne Terre, Cap Estate and Pigeon Island buildings, with views of the gardens and Caribbean Sea from the spacious balcony. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Caribbean Beachview Club Level Walkout Rooms are located on the ground level of the Massade building, and have views of the pool and tropical gardens.These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Caribbean Beachview Club Level Rooms are located on the second level of the Cap Estate and Massade buildings, and have views of the beach from the balcony. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Caribbean Honeymoon Beachview Penthouse Club Level Rooms are located on the second and third levels of the Bonne Terre, Cap Estate, Massade, Pigeon Island and Rodey Bay buildings. The balcony boasts views over Rodney Bay, the resort's gardens and the pool. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Swim-Up Lover's Lagoon Honeymoon Club Level Rooms are located on the ground floor of the Massade, Monchy and Rodney Bay buildings, with a patio leading straight out to the gardens and lagoon pool. These rooms include Club Sandals service.

Caribbean Honeymoon One-Bedroom Butler Suite with Tranquility Soaking Tub are located on the ground through second floors of the Rodney Bay or Monchy buildings. These suites have a separate living and dining area, a spa-style bathroom with a Tranquility Soaking Tub for two and walk-in shower, and views of the gardens and lagoon pool from the balcony or patio. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Caribbean Beachfront One-Bedroom Butler Suite with Tranquility Soaking Tub are expansive suites located on the first through third floors of the Bonne Terre, Massade, Pigeon Island and Rodney Bay buildings. These suites feature a separate living and dining area, two HD smart TVs, a spa-style bathroom with Tranquility Soaking Tub for two, a second bathroom with shower, and a private balcony with panoramic views of Rodney Bay and the sunset pool. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Grande Rondoval Butler Suites with Private Pool Sanctuary are unique suites located near the beach with mountain and garden views. They feature a living area with sofa, spa-style bathroom with a Roman soaking tub and walk-in shower, plus an outdoor patio with hammock, outdoor shower, Jacuzzi and plunge pool. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Beachfront Grande Rondoval Butler Suites with Private Pool Sanctuary are located just steps from the beach, and are secluded round suites with breathtaking views of Rodney Bay. They feature a living area, spa-style bathroom with Roman soaking tub and walk-in shower, and a patio with a hammock, outdoor shower, Jacuzzi and private plunge pool. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

President Clinton Oceanfront Penthouse Two Story Butler Suite is an exclusive suite located on the top two stories of the Cap Estate building, with panoramic views of the ocean, gardens and pool. This suite features a master suite and second bedroom, each with king-size bed, two marble bath tubs, living and dining space, and an expansive veranda with outdoor living space and an outdoor shower. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service.

Over the Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows featureglass floor panels to enjoy undersea views at any time. Inside each bungalow, you'll find a smart TV and a large ceiling fan, bathrooms equipped with his and hers sinks, a large backlit mirror adorned with mosaic tile, and a walk-in rain shower. Outside, your private patio is also equipped with an extended sun deck, outdoor shower, sun loungers and a bistro set for two. These Love Nest Suites® include Sandals Butler Service. Please note: these rooms are on a request basis only.

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, snorkelling and exclusive Island Routes tours
  • 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, you 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. 

  • Golf offer: guests will receive free green fees and transfers at the 18-hole course, Sandals St Lucia Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate for travel up until 26 Dec '21 (minimum stay 6 nights required, subject to availability, carts and clubs at an additional cost). Black out dates apply. 

5-Star Global Gourmet™ at Sandals Resorts brings new sights, sounds and tastes to all guests at each meal — of course, all included! 12 dining options: Toscaninis Restaurant (Italian à la carte; open for breakfast and dinner, reservations required), Josephine's Creperie (French Crêperie serving sweet crêpes, desserts, afternoon tea and coffee), Bayside (International buffet style for breakfast and lunch and French brasserie for dinner), Barefoot by the Sea (fresh seafood), The Olde London Pub (authentic British Pub; open for dinner and late night snacks), Dino's Pizzeria (wood-fired pizza oven), Gordon’s on the Pier (International gourmet dining, reservations are required). The Mariner Seaside Bar and Grill (Caribbean beach grill; open from 11:00am-4:30pm). Bombay Club (Indian cuisine, dinner only), Soy (Sushi, open for dinner) and Kimonos (Japanese cuisine, dinner). 8 bars, including a piano bar and a pool bar. Weekly late night chocolate buffets. 15 additional dining options at Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia and Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa (transfers included).

Live entertainment, theme nights, beach and cocktail parties and piano bar.

4 swimming pools, 1 scuba pool and 3 whirlpools. Red Lane® Spa (treatments*) and Red Lane® Fitness Centre with free weights, exercise machines and aerobics classes. Tennis, volleyball, table tennis, shuffleboard and billiards. Complimentary green fees and transfers to Sandals Golf Club at Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa (caddies mandatory*). Scuba-diving* (free for certified divers, fee applies to others), water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaks and aqua trikes.

Exchange privileges with Sandals Halcyon Beach and Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa for 15 additional dining options (transfers included). Laundry/Dry cleaning service*. SnapShots photo shop*. Gift shop. Exchange Bureau. Complimentary WiFi, basic and suitable for web browsing, e-mail and messaging is available for all guests. Premium Internet access* is available at a charge.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

2 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

Two people in love over 18 years only.

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.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely First Class

Jun 23, 2020 Ronniej5 Abingdon, United Kingdom

5 Star Plus.....so fabulous we booked to go again with “Chewie” in the Loyalty Office, who is a great ambassador ! Nothing could have made this holiday any better, literally 10 days in paradise. The St Lucians are lovely , friendly people and all the staff at the resort made us feel that literally nothing was too much trouble. The restaurants… Read more
5 Star Plus.....so fabulous we booked to go again with “Chewie” in the Loyalty Office, who is a great ambassador ! Nothing could have made this holiday any better, literally 10 days in paradise. The St Lucians are lovely , friendly people and all the staff at the resort made us feel that literally nothing was too much trouble. The restaurants at the resort are fantastic, again faultless service and spoilt for choice with pretty much everything you could possibly want . The journey from the airport to the resort is a brilliant opportunity to see the beauty of the island and the lush vegetation, bananas trees everywhere! Shout out to Lance in the Club Lounge, he was brilliant! This was an exceptional vacation! Highly recommend you go! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Enjoyable Honeymoon

Jun 1, 2020 Tyler G

My wife and I stayed at Sandals Grand St. Lucian in early March 2020 for our honeymoon. Overall, the resort is very nice and met a lot of our expectations for our honeymoon, but we were disappointed in a few areas. Room: We chose a simple room on the first floor. It was spacious and clean. Nice bathroom with double vanity. Bed was comfortable,… Read more
My wife and I stayed at Sandals Grand St. Lucian in early March 2020 for our honeymoon. Overall, the resort is very nice and met a lot of our expectations for our honeymoon, but we were disappointed in a few areas. Room: We chose a simple room on the first floor. It was spacious and clean. Nice bathroom with double vanity. Bed was comfortable, but we had the first room in the hall and it was very noisy at night. We were continuously woken up to people talking loud or rolling luggage by. Sign up for the honeymoon package and they will have a bottle of champagne waiting in your room when you arrive with flower pedals on the bed. This also came with a free breakfast in bed for the morning of your choosing, but we chose not to use it. I'd rate our experience with the room as 4 stars. Beach: The beach had plenty of space for all the guests. We didn't use the pool at all and this seemed to be where the crowded and loud parties were (they do have quiet pools). Anyone with a butler can have them reserve the best shaded spots on the beach which was frustrating as we baked in the intense sun as these shaded spots remained empty for the majority of the day. On the beach you will be constantly harassed by local vendors trying to get you to sign up and pay immediately for their speed boat tours to the Pitons. The same vendors will approach you multiple times asking if this is your first day. We initially listened to the pitch from the Knotty Girl tour (not associated with Sandals) and were lured away from our belongings and pressured to pay a cash deposit immediately in order to reserve our spot. We declined and wouldn't entertain these sales pitches for the rest of the trip despite numerous attempts daily. These vendors really made it hard to relax. Despite this, the beach has clear water, breath taking views, and pretty good snorkeling near the small pier in the middle. I'd rate the beach 4 stars thanks to the breath taking scenery and above average beach snorkeling. Activities: We were very excited to try the various activities that were included such as snorkeling (bring your own mask/snorkel as they won't provide to use off beach), kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. On our first day we used the kayaks and had a near death experience as a taxi boat almost hit us when were about 100-150 yards off the beach in front of the resort. He didn't turn away until we began screaming and waving our paddles in the air. 5 minutes later the same boat was headed straight toward us again, but pulled off next to us to apologize and say he didn't see us. This only made matters worse to know how bad it almost was. We informed the staff member when we brought the kayak back and he laughed it off and didn't care. Terrible way to begin our honeymoon. After this experience we cancelled our snorkeling reservations and didn't try any of the activities again. I was not willing to trust these people with our lives. Fortunately, we were happy to relax at the beach all day. 2 stars for activities, plenty to do if you are ok with the risk. Dining: Overall, the dining experience was excellent. Our favorites were Bombay Club (Indian), Toscanini's (Italian), Gordon's on the Pier, and the breakfast & lunch buffet at Bayside. Make reservations for Bombay and Gordon's immediately upon arrival as we couldn't get a reservation at these restaurants until the back half of our trip (and these reservations were for very late times). We were disappointed in the food at Barefoot by the Sea and Jerk Shack. We were super excited for Jerk Shack as it was wonderful at Beaches Turks and Caicos, but the jerk chicken was not fresh and tasted at least a day old. We also loved Barefoot by the Sea the Beaches, but the food here was poorly prepared and greasy. Other notable mentions that we enjoyed were Bayside for dinner, Dino's pizza and Josephine's Crepes for an afternoon snack. We did not try Soy or Kimono's (also reservation only). Service was excellent at the restaurants. Portions can be small so order a few appetizers to try before your main course. Desserts were all delicious as well. Was expecting them to have local seafood and other local dishes (Beaches Turks had a lot), but they didn't. Only "local" fish was snapper which could mean a lot of things. Quality is some areas could be better, but we really enjoyed our dining experience. 4.5 stars. Bars: Limited options during the day. There is really only the main bar by the pool during the day, and it is a long walk from the quieter parts of the beach. Most of the bartenders were happy to make whatever you wanted. The bars are well stocked with just above everything for your favorite cocktail. We loved the hummingbird and long island iced tea. We were disappointed in the mojito's (my favorite)as mint was not available some days and when it was it tasted off and had black spots on the mint. I'd give the bars 4 stars just due to inconvenience of getting drinks during the day (better drink service at the beach could've helped, will touch on this later). Service: We really enjoyed the service from the majority of the staff. Was not impressed by the front desk staff. The dining reservations staff seemed annoyed that I was asking for help. There were staff members taking drink orders at the beach, but they didn't seem to want to take any more than one order. They came back every 1-2 hours and in between it seemed they tried to avoid taking orders. This wouldn't be a big deal if there was a bar on the quiet side of the beach near the over water bungalows, but the walk back and forth to the main bar gets old. The service at the restaurants for dinner was exceptional and for that I would give overall service as 4 stars. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible resort Don't fall for the trap

May 30, 2020 magenn2020

These people took our money then closed the resort due to COVID and will not give us a refund. Then they make you reschedule which we did, then called us a week before our trip to tell us they were transferring us to another sandals resort in Antigua. However they were not going to give us the same Room for the money we paid. We were going to get… Read more
These people took our money then closed the resort due to COVID and will not give us a refund. Then they make you reschedule which we did, then called us a week before our trip to tell us they were transferring us to another sandals resort in Antigua. However they were not going to give us the same Room for the money we paid. We were going to get a basic room even though we paid for a honeymoon suite. They still won't give us a refund even though they are Cheating us out of what we paid for. This company is horrible do not book with them. They are a bunch of thieves. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Everything you'd want for your Honeymoon... and more!

May 26, 2020 alanafitts

My husband and I visited the Grande in December of 2018 for our Honeymoon. It was our first time to St. Lucia and our first time to a Sandals resort. We weren't sure about staying at an all inclusive vacation "factory," but we loved it and will definitely be back! We stayed in the Rondoval Suite, which gave us access to a lush garden and private… Read more
My husband and I visited the Grande in December of 2018 for our Honeymoon. It was our first time to St. Lucia and our first time to a Sandals resort. We weren't sure about staying at an all inclusive vacation "factory," but we loved it and will definitely be back! We stayed in the Rondoval Suite, which gave us access to a lush garden and private hotub/pool area. I unfortunately came on the trip with a broken foot, and If I'm being honest, we spent 90% of our time in our gorgeous room and private patio—I would absolutely spend the money to get it again. Our stay was made especially memorable by our EXTRAORDINARY butlers, who brought us most of our meals, kept our ice buckets fresh, and provided vacation niceties like towel creatures, flower petals, and champagne. We had Shervon, Bailey, and Clynnes, all of whom were incredibly professional, prompt, kind, and funny. By the end of the trip, we felt like we had made three new friends. However, I'd like to give special recognition to Shervon, who went above and beyond to make sure every aspect of our stay exceeded expectations and that we had accommodations that we didn't even know we needed! He was absolutely fabulous and when we return, we will certainly be requesting Shervon :) There was an incredible variety of food around the resort, most of which was delicious and well-prepared. I would especially recommend the Indian food. Having the ability to order "room service" was an amazing extra perk of the Rondoval Suite. We are big fans of spicy food and this trip allowed us to discover our (now) all-time favorite line of hot sace—Barons! We can't wait to return to St. Lucia and go back to this resort. It was the trip of a lifetime and it could not have been any better. Thank you Sandals (and Shervon, Bailey, and Clynnes)! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 5 star experience all around!

May 20, 2020 savannahl133 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This is our second time staying at this resort and both stays I look back and cannot think of one thing I would change! Our vacation in this paradise was absolutely perfect! The resort itself is beautiful. It is in Rodney bay which in my opinion is the best place to stay on the island. It is full of mountain views . The water is clear and a… Read more
This is our second time staying at this resort and both stays I look back and cannot think of one thing I would change! Our vacation in this paradise was absolutely perfect! The resort itself is beautiful. It is in Rodney bay which in my opinion is the best place to stay on the island. It is full of mountain views . The water is clear and a beautiful color. There is such a variety of restaurants including italian, Indian, sushi, seafood, and even a beachside restaurant! We don’t do buffets so there was plenty of options for sit down restaurants which we like. In our opinion the food at all the restaurants was like visiting a 5 star restaurant at home every night. The service at the restaurants was fantastic as well. They have a delicious breakfast/brunch restaurant as well. There are so many places to sit on the beach and all different types of lounge chairs with plenty of shade. If you have back or knee problems and can’t do a lounge chair and need a regular upright type of chair you may have to inquire because I don’t remember seeing any non lounge chairs especially in the shady areas. You may have to get up early to put your towel on a chair if you are picky about your spot and especially if you want a shady spot depending on how busy the resort is. We did this but I did not mind. The drinks are delicious as well and each restaurant has a signature drink that you can get when you go for dinner. The staff was very nice and friendly. We had a massage in the spa both times that was absolutely fantastic, relaxing, and worth the money and we decided that we are going to make it a tradition we loved it so much. A couple minutes walk away is pigeon island national park. It is around $8/person to hike. So worth it. It is a short hike to several outlooks that give some of the best views of the island and Rodney bay. This last trip we got engaged at the top. True this resort chain is more expensive than most but to me it is worth the money 110% knowing that I will leave feeling like I had a wonderful time and every penny was worth it. We can’t wait to come back! There are two other sandals resorts on the island but from what we have been told and seen from driving by this one is the larger/better of the 3 and definitely has the best views/beach. The picture included is from the top of the hike at pigeon island. Read less