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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Traveller rating

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Sep 21, 2020 sherista2019

Husband and I visited for our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time! We had stunning sunset photos with Delmore and he made our experience unforgettable! He is such a skilled photographer and very passionate about his work.
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Sep 20, 2020 264maryz

We arrived in Antigua on September 8th, 2020. It was about an hour through customs. They will need your negative COVID and will take your temperature. The ride to Grande Antigua is less than 30 minutes. It was a comfortable ride. When we arrived at the resort we were greeted by a friendly staff! They had cool towels and whisked us away to club… Read more
We arrived in Antigua on September 8th, 2020. It was about an hour through customs. They will need your negative COVID and will take your temperature. The ride to Grande Antigua is less than 30 minutes. It was a comfortable ride. When we arrived at the resort we were greeted by a friendly staff! They had cool towels and whisked us away to club check in. We were pre checked in so they gave us a cold cocktail and had us on a cart to our room. It was quick, easy, and we appreciate the welcome. We were in room 7104 Mediterranean Club level. Our room was quite beautiful. I am sorry I did not take pictures of it. I would recommend club level as they stock a full bar and beer. We have had butlers before on three separate trips. I loved our butlers but don’t need that service. We appreciated their service and did tip each one $20 a day. We just aren’t butler people. Club is perfect for us! We spent the rest of our day at the pool. I enjoyed frozen mojitos and my husband enjoyed a few cocktails! The return guest dinner was later that evening. It was OUTSTANDING! No boring sales or long speeches! We met a lovely couple and enjoyed surf and turf that deserves five stars! The next day we met several couples and went out to the private tiki bar,(not Sandals), it was fun but beware the owner pour heavy and I had too much with three drinks! I slept back at Sandals for three hours. I would never go back there. We took a tour the next day! It was awesome! I believe it’s the 360 tour of the island on a speed boat! It’s pricey at $380 a couple but we thought it was worth every penny! Remember to tip the crew too! We have $40 but I wanted to give more! The crew is knowledgeable and professional! We learned so much about Antigua and visited all the famous and special spots! Lunch was delicious and so was their rum punch! Sting Ray City was crazy cool too! I loved the beach too! The Pillars of Hercules, Hell’s Gate, and the Devil’s Bridge were gorgeous! You see so much beauty on this tour! You see EVERYTHING! I also want to thank the medical staff and the staff on the third floor of the Mediterranean Building! I left a bag in my QX-80 when we arrived at the airport!😕It had my wallet, money, Kindle, and CONTACT LENSES! Also my glasses! The staff at the Mediterranean directed me to the nurse(Angelina), and within an hour an eye doctor facility delivered three pair of my prescription! This saved my vacation and forever I will be grateful! We really spent much time at the pool! I read books and my husband took many naps! He works so hard at home! We have businesses and I’m a retired teacher. The bartenders were super friendly and always made us feel welcome! We enjoyed the Bayside for dinner twice! Yum! We went to Soy twice! Also YUM! We had dinner at the Barefoot....lobster was outstanding! The OK Corral was better than ok! It was DELICIOUS! Mario’s was great too! As far as reservations we went to the lovely lady at the front desk and she got us in to every place we wanted! We DO like eating late so I’m sure that helped. As far as entertainment it wasn’t like a normal Sandals trip. There wasn’t an evening show. But there was always music and entertainment at the Drunken Duck! We danced and sang Karaoke. A special thanks to Jamano for dancing with me! He deserves special attention for treating me so well! He didn’t have to dance or go out of his way! He is management material for sure! The 360 tour is so worth the money! These guys are so professional!!’ The restaurants were all delicious! We were able to get onto all due to the wonderful lady at the main desk! We ate late though! We eat late as a rule here too ! (8:00-8:30). The restaurants I remember are Bayside, Soy, Elenors, OK Corral, Barefoot, and Mario’s were all five star! We love Sandals Grande Antigua! We especially love the grounds staff! We are garden people! We loved the grounds! Gorgeous! You’ve all got it right! We will be back ! So many people to be grateful for! Read less
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Sep 20, 2020 RavensGo

We celebrated my girlfriend’s 50th birthday with much uncertainty about how the resort would be functioning due to COVID-19. The experience couldn’t have been better. Beautiful complex and beautiful staff. Our butler team, Hunter, June, Larissia and Shaq were superb. The attention they afforded us and especially the extra mile they went to make my… Read more
We celebrated my girlfriend’s 50th birthday with much uncertainty about how the resort would be functioning due to COVID-19. The experience couldn’t have been better. Beautiful complex and beautiful staff. Our butler team, Hunter, June, Larissia and Shaq were superb. The attention they afforded us and especially the extra mile they went to make my girlfriend’s special day memorable was spectacular. The hospitality staff was just as good. Celestine, Tivon and the entire crew at Soy to name a few were awesome. Special shout out to Joven at Soy for saying I look like George Clooney (only I’m taller). We left Antigua feeling like we made new lifelong friends and have the Facebook connections to prove it. Thanks you Sandals and staff for a wonderful experience. We’ll be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantabulous experience at Sandals Grande Antigua

Sep 20, 2020 MagicalIslandTravels

We recently arrived home from Sandals Grande Antigua. I cannot say enough about how amazing everyone on the resort was and how prepared Sandals was for guests. Thanks to Butch and Adam as well as all the management team for great leadership!! Even the Antiguan government make customs and immigration a smooth process...in and out within 15… Read more
We recently arrived home from Sandals Grande Antigua. I cannot say enough about how amazing everyone on the resort was and how prepared Sandals was for guests. Thanks to Butch and Adam as well as all the management team for great leadership!! Even the Antiguan government make customs and immigration a smooth process...in and out within 15 minutes! Our Butlers, Hunter, June and Larissia were awesome and anticipated our every need. They made my 50th birthday a trip to remember with all of the special touches. Rooms were impeccable. The beach and pool were very clean, the bartenders friendly as were the waiters. Celestine had a constant smile as did Marie Louise! Stop by the pool bar at the main pool to say hello. I need to mention Soy Restaurant and George, Jovon and Natasha. They are another dynamic team! We were there several times during our stay for sushi appetizers. Some of the best sushi I have had anywhere in the world! No fear of Covid 19 as we all had to have a negative test to enter the country and we socially distanced while on property. Sandals had the tables, beach and lounge chairs set up perfectly! I highly recommend a trip to Sandals Grand Antigua anytime! I cannot wait to go back! Read less
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Sep 19, 2020 WorldWideInternation Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Only because there were so many great people who worked there I gave them a Average rating. I don't really see where I am getting my money's worth. PROS • Waitstaff in restaurants were super friendly • The resort is spread out very far apart so there's pretty much the same amount of people everywhere you go • The Mediterranean side is newer and… Read more
Only because there were so many great people who worked there I gave them a Average rating. I don't really see where I am getting my money's worth. PROS • Waitstaff in restaurants were super friendly • The resort is spread out very far apart so there's pretty much the same amount of people everywhere you go • The Mediterranean side is newer and has more restaurants that are open during convenient hours. • Housekeeping is great but they always seem to forget to leave wash clothes. • Cafe Paris is nice but it's the only place you can get a boozy ice cream creation. The choice is very limited and the counter service acted like he didn't know what the hell I was talking about till I showed him on the menu. The ones at Red Robin are much better. CONS • The resort is spread very far apart so if you're staying in a room all the way on one side and you have dinner reservations at the other side it's a extremely long walk. This can be a huge problem if you have mobility issues. • The Caribbean Beachfront is older and the restaurant selection is especially limited due to limited hours open. • If you're staying in the Caribbean Beachfront there's a hour and a half window where there is 0 food service between breakfast and lunch. So if you miss breakfast nothing opens till noon and that's just the Courtyard Bistro grab and go. Then at 12:30 Bayside opens up. Otherwise you have to walk to the other side. • The Frangipani Building with it's Honeymoon Club level walkout is older, small and dated. The bathroom, although sports new plumbing fixtures, is awkward barely fitting 2 people. The tub is ridiculous, totally from the 60's. I've stayed in much nicer accommodations for a lot less money. • No beach service! If you're lucky you might get 1 drink brought to you while you're there. • The way the bars are set up at the Courtyard with seating especially around the beach front, it's almost like "ok, here's your drink, now go somewhere the eff else". Seating is very weird. • Spending the extra money on the Concierge service is a waste of money. All you're really getting is the ability to order room service. The Club Sandals Lounge is BS. There is a serious problem with learning what's going on at the resort. There's a news letter that goes out but only if they remember to put one in your room. So it's really up to you to try to find out about what's going on, otherwise you'll miss out because it's a big secret. • The food is pretty good but the quality of the steaks is pretty poor. It's the same steak regardless of which restaurant you go to. Honestly I did have a good time. I just don't see it as a high end resort. Read less