Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa & Beach Resort

St Lucia, Caribbean

The hotel

Located on its own peninsula with two of the World’s great oceans on either side, Sandals Grande St Lucian is a stylish resort living in every sense of the word. Pristine waters and white sandy beaches create a picture-perfect view, you’ll really feel like you are in paradise. Twelve speciality restaurants reflect an International ambience, including the romantic Gordon’s on the Pier for an over water dining experience. All rooms and suites feature elegant custom-designed furniture and whichever room you choose, you’ll be greeted with spectacular views of the natural beauty, especially from the Over-Water Bungalows where you'll have the ocean right under your feet.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Elite Service:

Providing you with uncompromising attention of a personal butler trained to the highest standards. 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, you 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! 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). 7 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.

3 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.

Please note: Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort & Spa is currently closed. Guests can access St Lucia Golf & Country Club.

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 access in all room categories and public areas.

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

3 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary Trip to St. Lucia

Dec 7, 2023 Susan M

Sandals Grande St. Lucian was more than I could have asked for! Our anniversary trip was amazing! They food was wonderful. The pool was refreshing and always clean. The ocean was beautiful. The night life was always entertaining. I would recommend the speedboat trip with NO PROBLEM. We will be returning to Sandals Grande St. Lucian soon!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just okay

Dec 6, 2023 Seema T

We have been to many (adult only) all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean . This time we thought we would try Sandals to see what all the hype was about! On a positive note, the resort was beautiful and the quality of food in the restaurants were excellent ( Gordon Ramsey, Bombay and the Hibachi). Otherwise the overall experience was very… Read more
We have been to many (adult only) all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean . This time we thought we would try Sandals to see what all the hype was about! On a positive note, the resort was beautiful and the quality of food in the restaurants were excellent ( Gordon Ramsey, Bombay and the Hibachi). Otherwise the overall experience was very disappointing, we felt it was overpriced and overrated. The resort is 2 hours away from the airport, so take that into consideration when planning! 1) The room was okay, nothing special or luxurious, had much better and bigger rooms in other places 2) The bars, restaurants were under staffed and some are of the servers just had a bad attitude 3) The breakfast buffet was meh, not very extensive ; no international world buffet; coffee shop not open late; not many daytime food choices ; not many bars to choose from and long waits, lobby bar opens late at 4pm; only one swim up bar which closes 4pm 4) Nightly entertainment okay, no night club, not a very happening place We most likely will not go to another Sandal's Resort! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon 2023

Dec 5, 2023 Karen F Charleston, South Carolina

Everything at sandals grande St. Lucia was an amazing experience. We met many nice people and were very taken care of. The room was great we had a beachfront club room the only thing I needed was a bar or corner in the shower to help with shaving my legs. The room was kept clean and stocked with beverages! All of the staff were very nice but some… Read more
Everything at sandals grande St. Lucia was an amazing experience. We met many nice people and were very taken care of. The room was great we had a beachfront club room the only thing I needed was a bar or corner in the shower to help with shaving my legs. The room was kept clean and stocked with beverages! All of the staff were very nice but some that stuck out as being awesome were Randy (we saw him at at least 4 bars and everyone wanted the Randy special), the entertainment crew- the lead dragon fire blower and the Malle manager that loves to dance and karaoke were great! Sorry we have forgotten some names. The red lane spa gave us an amazing couples massage, we wish we had gotten more than an hour. JJs speedboat was our excursion and it was soo fun. Chocolate Thunder is awesome. The Fire & water show was the best show but the entertainment crew always has something great for you at night! There is everything to do and then also secluded places on the resort and beach so you have the best of both worlds. Gordon’s and Kimonos were the restaurants that blew us away: the fish is also great for dinner at barefoot! The pizza place was great for lunch and we loved that the breakfast at buffet was a little different each day! the photographers take your pictures the whole trip but we wish it wasn't soo expensive at the end. when you go to look at your pics they are $25 for 1 picture thats digital or printed. we bought 1 pic but if they were like $10 a piece we would've gotten more. That was a bummer. but the beach, pools, hot tubs and everything at this resort was grand and well taken care of! Broadhilltravel agents got us the room! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Holiday at a Great Resort!

Dec 5, 2023 Alan A Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

We have recently returned from a very enjoyable 10 day holiday with friends of ours at the Grande, for my wife and I it was our second visit to the property and it didn’t let us down. We knew the transfer time would be around 2 hours from the airport and normally this wouldn’t be a problem, however, we feel we were let down a little with the… Read more
We have recently returned from a very enjoyable 10 day holiday with friends of ours at the Grande, for my wife and I it was our second visit to the property and it didn’t let us down. We knew the transfer time would be around 2 hours from the airport and normally this wouldn’t be a problem, however, we feel we were let down a little with the standard of the minibus that was allocated to transfer us, it was in poor condition and barely able to negotiate the hills of St Lucia, however we made it and made the management team aware at various opportunities during our stay. That aside, our vacation was really enjoyable, the property is Amazing on a stunning location, our room was very well equipped and very clean. Although the site is quite large, it’s quite easily negotiated to all amenities. The Restaurants and the London Pub were first class and the food and beverages excellent, our favourite was Gordon’s on the pier but we never had a bad meal anywhere and Pub food is great, The food in general was so varied it would cater for everyone at all times of the day. In general the staff are amazing and helpful, the ‘Standout Staff’ for us deserve a special mention; Kevin, Ivana and Gania in the London Pub were great, so attentive to our needs after getting to know them and made our holiday so enjoyable, in fact on their days off the pub atmosphere wasn’t the same. Peter at the pool bar along with Imran and Sharlene were so efficient and great to talk to and always smiling. Phillip at Gordon’s on the pier was so professional with his attention to detail and a delight to talk to ….gentleman! Sandals should be proud of their staff who made our holiday so happy and enjoyable. The Entertainment was first class and everyone worked so hard to make things work, well done! Suffice it to say, our return transfer to the airport was without incident and in a much better vehicle 😊 We will be back!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth price

Dec 5, 2023 paul e

My wife and I chose to spend our honeymoon in Sandals because it's supposed to be "one of the best couples resorts" around. We were looking forward to our honeymoon for months. Sadly the Sandals experience was very unimpressive. Upon arrival we were not greeted with champagne and a cold towel as indicated via email the week before arrival. I… Read more
My wife and I chose to spend our honeymoon in Sandals because it's supposed to be "one of the best couples resorts" around. We were looking forward to our honeymoon for months. Sadly the Sandals experience was very unimpressive. Upon arrival we were not greeted with champagne and a cold towel as indicated via email the week before arrival. I also completed 2 online forms for a honeymoon package, neither of which were apparently acknowledged. We needed to go ask the front desk how to get our breakfast in bed. After which the breakfast card that we completed and hung on our door before 9pm as instructed was never collected, so we weren't greeted with breakfast the next day. In addition to the breakfast, we saw "do not disturb - we're on our honeymoon" signs on other rooms which were decorated for the occasion, which ours wasn't. I'm not sure what passes for premium liquor at Sandals, but the selection of rums were horrible. So much so that I didn't even bother to drink for the 7 days I stayed. I specifically asked long before getting to Sandals, if they served El Dorado rum and the answer was yes. This was not the case, nor were any of the good local premium rums available (Chairman's spiced, Chairman's Forgotten Cask etc.). Additionally, there was no coconut water (yes on a Caribbean island resort). Thankfully Kelly (the photographer) was kind enough to get a bottle for me. Most of the dining was great. However; We booked reservations for 7:30pm at Gordon's on our second to last night (27th) which my wife was looking forward to most of all after hearing the reviews. We arrived at 7:30, were seated late and never got our meal. Yes you read that correctly (2 hours later and we still didn't get food), at 9 we noticed that couples who arrived after us had already finished dessert and were leaving, by 9:30pm we still didn't have food and left. The only other place left open at that hour was the pub, where the service was great (the hostess there is wonderful), but the damage was already done. I complained about Gordon's via the GINA app, and was extended a complementary 30 min couples massage, however that offer was booked for 9 am on the 29th and we had a 7am checkout that same day which the hotel knew since they booked the shuttle for us at 7am. So I'm not sure why they would have even made that offer. Aside from the 2 staff members mentioned above, I'd also like to mention Chef Courtney of the Jerk Shack, and the staff at the Aqua Center for their great service. However i have to say in summation that the Sandals experience just isn't worth it and that's what I've told my family thus far and what I'll have to tell anyone else that asks me. This vacation wasn't cheap and I expected a much better experience. Read less