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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

The world's leading honeymoon resort

Set on breathtaking Dickenson Bay, Antigua's best beach, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa has been voted the World's Most Romantic Resorts for 14 years running.

Choose from the original charm of the Caribbean Village, set in lush gardens with romantic grove suites, just like a small village and home to the "Original" Rondovals. Alternatively, choose the all-suite Mediterranean Village with state-of-the-art suites and waterside dining. Savour gourmet dishes in eleven speciality restaurants, including Barefoot by the sea or chill in one of the seven bars, each serving premium branded drinks. Unwind in the exclusive Red Lane® Spa, on the white sand beach or in some of the most luxurious suites in the Caribbean. This is a resort made for romance and is ideal for guests who want to combine a Caribbean holiday with world class facilities - it's a Caribbean paradise. Caribbean Village - The Caribbean Village is set amongst lush, tropical gardens highlighted by brilliant bougainvillea nestled against a powdery white sandy beach.

Every room in the Caribbean Village features handmade rugs and mahogany furniture from Jamaica, plus travertine floor tiles for the bedroom and patio. Caribbean flair extends to the local black-pineapple design found in fixtures such as table lamps and hand-carved bedposts. Contemporary bathrooms are set in Silver Mist marble and contain large backlit mirrors, contrasting with the 'gingerbread house' wooden trim decorating some exteriors. Mediterranean Village - Inspired by the bold opulence of grand piazzas and palatial villas, the spectacular Mediterranean Village brings Europe's sophistication to the Caribbean. Suites at the Mediterranean Village boast some of the world's finest materials, including Italian floor tiles, custom-designed mahogany furniture with leather trunks, drapery from Turkey, bedding from Egypt, upholstery from Italy and handmade rugs from India. Suites are finished in Verde Oriental and rare Italian Giallo marble surrounds, and bathrooms come with Kohler Purist bath and shower fixtures, twin washbasins, whirlpools and walk-in "rain" showers. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,009  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 8564 Reviews
Shirley Heights

Hotel highlights

  • Voted the Caribbean's most romantic resort
  • Located on Antigua's best beach, Dickenson Bay
  • Two resorts in one - Caribbean Village and Mediterranean Village
  • Choice of 11 gourmet restaurants

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    16:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 373 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Some floors have lift access

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Weddings
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from the airport
8564 Reviews 81% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4891
  • Very Good 2161
  • Average 805
  • Poor 393
  • Terrible 314

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Mar 31, 2020

Disappointing end to anniversary holiday

We have just returned from sandals after a 2 week holiday to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It was a holiday of two halves in the fact the first week was so relaxing, everything was open ie restaurants and bars and the place had such a lovely vibe about it. All the staff we encountered couldn’t do enough for you. However the second week was when the world changed forever and we felt as if we had overstayed our welcome. The GM Matthew spoke to us most days telling us to get on the next flight out of Antigua as things were changing on a daily basis and at any moment the airport was going to close. We had tried to get home earlier as my husband and I are key workers and the last thing we wanted was to be stranded on the island with elderly parents back home worrying about us. Virgin cancelled our flight back home twice and in the end at great expense we managed to fly BA home so we could make our shifts. But did we get what we paid for? No we didn’t. Everything was being closed around us whilst we were sitting on our sun loungers. Instead of 11 restaurants you were lucky if two were open in the evening. In the end there were just 18 couples left in a beautiful resort which was being packed up around us. I feel so sorry for the staff as they work so hard and the months ahead no doubt will be very hard for them all. But they were still smiling as we left. Special mention to Jackie at Bayside, Joy at the Caribbean pool bar who makes a fabulous cocktail and Andy and James at the Drunken duck who kept the drinks flowing. You are all a credit to the sandals family. Such a shame the management there don’t take a leaf out of your book!
Mar 30, 2020

Ten days in Paradise

This was our second visit to a Sandals facility. Put simply, an outstanding experience. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and the whole period of our visit was SO great we can't wait to revisit, hopefully to stay in the same room. We were thoroughly spoiled, with visits from bar staff to take drinks orders while sitting around our semi-private pool, to exceptional service from any and all Sandals staff who were invariably friendly and professional, seeming to have nothing else to do apart from ensuring that we had the best possible experience of our lives. The Sandals facility occupies the best beach in Antigua, offers indoor and outdoor dining with service from courteous restaurant staff, superb bar staff always ready to serve to housekeeping staff who kept our suite spotless yet found the time to add their own personal touch. If the planes are flying again, we hope to return in October (we can't wait until next year).
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