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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Aug 7, 2020 mvicknair1991 Magnolia, Texas

The property is nice and the service is very good but the entertainment and activities stink compared to other resorts. Nightly entertainment consisted of loud unrecognizable music and lewd dancing. The schedule listed several daytime activities by the pool that didn't happen and I couldn't find anyone from the "activities team" to even ask. The… Read more
The property is nice and the service is very good but the entertainment and activities stink compared to other resorts. Nightly entertainment consisted of loud unrecognizable music and lewd dancing. The schedule listed several daytime activities by the pool that didn't happen and I couldn't find anyone from the "activities team" to even ask. The food was pretty good but not what you expect from a luxury resort. The bottom line is we have enjoyed other resorts as much or better for half the price. Read less
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Aug 6, 2020 Tiffany P

We loved this resort. The beach is gorgeous. Vanessa is an amazing Butler! I highly recommend her! She made our vacation an experience to remember! Joshua is an awesome, hardworking photographer and look for Mary Louise at the bar to make you a drink! She is so sweet and if fun to converse with.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon during Covid-19

Aug 3, 2020 Bmanusama

My wife and I just got back from this resort after visiting for 10 nights. Overall our trip was amazing, and we would certainly recommend the resort to anyone looking to celebrate a honeymoon or wedding anniversary! What we liked most about the resort was the beautiful beach and the friendly staff. Our butlers were Lauricia, June, and Hunter and… Read more
My wife and I just got back from this resort after visiting for 10 nights. Overall our trip was amazing, and we would certainly recommend the resort to anyone looking to celebrate a honeymoon or wedding anniversary! What we liked most about the resort was the beautiful beach and the friendly staff. Our butlers were Lauricia, June, and Hunter and they were all incredibly kind and accommodating. I can't say enough about how they went above and beyond to make our trip memorable. One example of this would be Lauricia drawing a bubble bath for us as a surprise when we came home from the beach one day. She put electronic candles all around the outside of the tub, and left us a bottle of champagne on ice with 2 glasses! The biggest con for us was the limited entertainment at night. I have been told that this was due to them having limited staff due to the pandemic, so I can't knock them too much for this. Apparently there is normally much more entertainment on site on a regular day. My advice to anyone going to this resort would be to let the resort photographers take as many pictures of you as possible. You can schedule as many photoshoots as you want for free, and you only pay for the pictures that you want to buy at the end of the trip. We did sunset photoshoots with both Delmore and Joshua and we would highly recommend them! They were both naturals behind the camera and really bring out your most genuine smile with their personalities. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Almost perfect!

Aug 3, 2020 Wendy S Newberry, Florida

Last year, we did Sandals Royal Barbados, and booked this years’ trip to Antigua while we were there. We were told that it had beaches that compared to Emerald Bay in Exuma, and that was correct. Absolutely some of the most gorgeous beaches I’ve ever seen! The vendors on the beach were very heavy, and definitely had to deal with several every day,… Read more
Last year, we did Sandals Royal Barbados, and booked this years’ trip to Antigua while we were there. We were told that it had beaches that compared to Emerald Bay in Exuma, and that was correct. Absolutely some of the most gorgeous beaches I’ve ever seen! The vendors on the beach were very heavy, and definitely had to deal with several every day, but the people were nice. I highly recommend that you let David make you a straw hat, bowl, or other decoration. He has been weaving on the beach for 35 years and was a very sweet man. Also, Jason is your go to for Jetske‘s and other things. Isaac was fantastic when it came to booking our Wadadli Catamaran tour (five stars all the way). Food was fantastic, people were amazing, beaches were impeccable, and the island was just amazing. The service at Sandals was great, and I was very impressed with the way that everyone managed Covid. America could learn a lot from the way the Caribbean is navigating this. No one is scared to speak up and ask you to sanitize. The staff wore masks, but the guests did not have to. I felt safe since everyone there had to have a negative Covid test before they were allowed to come through the airport. Very organized and a lot of attention to detail related to controlling the pandemic. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing resort with one huge flaw: public beach

Aug 1, 2020 JohnS745 Houston, Texas

This resort is beautiful. The staff, food, pools, bars, and restaurants were great. The grounds of the resort are amazing with postcard worthy scenes in all directions. We had a good trip. It has one huge drawback in the beaches being public. It’s an awfully inviting beach with the resort greenery and walkways so close to the water but we… Read more
This resort is beautiful. The staff, food, pools, bars, and restaurants were great. The grounds of the resort are amazing with postcard worthy scenes in all directions. We had a good trip. It has one huge drawback in the beaches being public. It’s an awfully inviting beach with the resort greenery and walkways so close to the water but we steered clear after a couple attempts. We were approached by 8 vendors in one hour. Don’t expect to read or nap or relax on this beach. You’ll be talking to vendors the whole time. Most of them were nice folks, only a couple were jerks. This doesn’t end with the beach either as they lean over the fence and yell into the resort as you walk around. Don’t pay for a beach front room, you won’t be able to leave it without being yelled at by a vendor. I get that it’s a public beach. Happy to support the local economy but there are all sorts of solutions that could be explored to make this better. So we stayed inside the resort around the pools and had a great time. But if you’re headed here to focus on the beach you may want to look at other options. Read less