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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Mar 6, 2021 Turnerj13

My wife and I travelled to Sandals Antigua for our honeymoon and had a great experience. With a walkout room, it was perfect to just escape to the pool or the numerous water sports. We also especially loved two employees! Kerron was an amazing photographer who captured so many of our wonderful moments throughout the week. And Kerry was so… Read more
My wife and I travelled to Sandals Antigua for our honeymoon and had a great experience. With a walkout room, it was perfect to just escape to the pool or the numerous water sports. We also especially loved two employees! Kerron was an amazing photographer who captured so many of our wonderful moments throughout the week. And Kerry was so personable with my wife and helped her carry food back to her room. Overall a great experience, and these two employees made the trip even better! Read less
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Mar 6, 2021 Sandra S St. Albans, United Kingdom

We visited last December and now holidays are soon to be on the agenda again it is a good time to place a review. This hotel is only 15/20 mins from the airport and is situated on a lovely sandy beach. It is a typical Sandals hotel with everything you need for a great holiday - restaurants, activities, water sports, entertainment etc. The only… Read more
We visited last December and now holidays are soon to be on the agenda again it is a good time to place a review. This hotel is only 15/20 mins from the airport and is situated on a lovely sandy beach. It is a typical Sandals hotel with everything you need for a great holiday - restaurants, activities, water sports, entertainment etc. The only problem I had, being lactose intolerant, was the cafe de Paris didn't have lactose free or milk alternative on a regular basis and if you wanted a cake you had to put an order in for the next day. Obviously last year things were very different with social distancing but we still enjoyed the break. Look out for Leeroy and Franton who are two great young guys delivering your luggage. There are a lot of very nice, friendly people and too many to mention. We stayed in the Sunset Bluff rooms which are at the back of the hotel and have a road running along the rear. This road was never very busy so we didn't have a problem with noise. It is high up, so even though it is not a room on or near the beach, it has some lovely views overlooking the properties beautiful gardens and a view of the sea through the palm trees. You also have a pool which is shared with the other sunset bluff rooms. The only downside, if you have a mobility problem, is there are a lot of steps and mini steps are provided in the room so you can get into bed as it is a very high bed for someone 5 foot 2 inches high. As there were a lot less people last year the only thing we noticed was the closer it got to the New Year the more difficult it was to find sunbeds. This may have been due to social distancing but the main problem was a lot of them were being reserved for butler service rooms. There were a lot of people trying to sell you something from the beach, but it was understandable as there had been no tourism for many months. It will be interesting when we return this xmas to see if it is the same. The other thing is there was a lot of seaweed coming in, though the staff cleared it on a regular basis. Read less
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Mar 5, 2021 GuidoM1417

Sandals is falling off the pedestal they were on given prior visits. Service was good - just not what it has been. Food was a tad spotty - good in some restaurants - not so good in others. This was our fifth Sandals - and we were NOT invited to the members return dinner - not did we receive T-shirts or the rum until we asked. They have never… Read more
Sandals is falling off the pedestal they were on given prior visits. Service was good - just not what it has been. Food was a tad spotty - good in some restaurants - not so good in others. This was our fifth Sandals - and we were NOT invited to the members return dinner - not did we receive T-shirts or the rum until we asked. They have never messed up like this before. We had two other couples with us - they went to Occhi a year ago - and hated it. Said the service and friendliness of the staff was horrible. They said that it was much better at the Antigua property. I must say that EVERYONE was extremely friendly and polite. Read less
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Mar 5, 2021 TerriD28 Richmond, Virginia

We were supposed to travel to Grenada, but as it did not open in time Sandals offered us the choice from two other locations. We chose to return to Antigua as we loved their beaches last year. We had a Caribbean Beachfront Walkout - Club Level room. Very nice room with great views of the beach and sunset. The only downside was the… Read more
We were supposed to travel to Grenada, but as it did not open in time Sandals offered us the choice from two other locations. We chose to return to Antigua as we loved their beaches last year. We had a Caribbean Beachfront Walkout - Club Level room. Very nice room with great views of the beach and sunset. The only downside was the patio/balconies offer no privacy. We met some great people, but if you are looking for seclusion these are not the rooms for you. They did have only a few restaurants open each night, but we went to the club concierge on day 1 and made reservations for our stay and did not have any issues. Our favorites this year for dinner were the OK Corral and Kimonos. For lunch it was Barefoot By the Sea. My husband loves their jerk pork! The majority of the staff is very friendly, but there were a few in the club concierge and bar areas that were not. Nightly entertainment was very old school some nights. We are not spring chickens ourselves and thought the music was too old for the majority of the people there. We are beach people so spent most of our time there. No problems getting chairs. The local vendors do walk the beach, but once they have made contact and you have indicated your interest (or not) they leave you alone. They will greet you every day, but will no longer try to sell their items. We did go to the pool a couple of very windy days and also had no issue with getting chairs. We did schedule a photo shoot this year and were disappointed when we discovered that the photographer had double booked us with another couple. It made the experience a little awkward and we missed some great sunset shots because he was working with the other couple. If you choose to have a photo session, i would recommend confirming that you will be the only couple. Its a much better experience when it is one couple to one photographer. I do recommend seeing the views from the upper floors of the Mediterranean building - absolutely amazing!! This was our third Sandals stay and have already booked out the next two years at other properties. Read less
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Mar 4, 2021 MrandMrsLWM Atlanta, Georgia

The good: 1) The service from our butler team - "The Dream Team" Shaquille, Vanessa and Vekesha was outstanding! We never wanted for anything and they made us feel like family. 2) The pool, walking grounds and beach are absolutely beautiful and well maintained. 3) The drinks were very tasty as well. 4) The weather was absolutely perfect...although… Read more
The good: 1) The service from our butler team - "The Dream Team" Shaquille, Vanessa and Vekesha was outstanding! We never wanted for anything and they made us feel like family. 2) The pool, walking grounds and beach are absolutely beautiful and well maintained. 3) The drinks were very tasty as well. 4) The weather was absolutely perfect...although no one can control that-smile. The indifferent: Food was hit or miss. I did enjoy Mario's, the Italian restaurant and a few meals from Bayside during lunch. To be fair, I eat mostly vegan, so perhaps the meals with meat were better. I would suggest improving vegan/vegetarian selections as more people are beginning to eat that way. The bad: I was shocked at how dated the buildings, decor, fixtures, furniture, and rooms were for the amount of money we paid. We stayed in the Rondoval Butler Suite (Beachfront). It is an oddly shaped circular room with little to no fresh air/ventilation. It felt confining and looked like a Days Inn from the early 90s...only to find out that the resort was indeed 28 years old. Although very clean, the buildings and rooms are definitely in need of a remodel/update. The only good thing about this room was the beach was literally at our doorstep. Overall, would I go back to Sandals Antigua? No, not until they do a full remodel/update of that resort but I would not give up on the Sandals brand altogether either. Sandals Royal Barbados appears to be very modern and more to our standards, so we will try them again. Read less