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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

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Dickenson Bay, St. John's Antigua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-06-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 16 hotels in St. John's
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• Situated on the most beautiful and longest white-sand beach in Antigua - Dickenson Bay. • The home of the "Original‟ Rondovals, which have been renovated to offer larger bathrooms with overhead rain showers. Those in the gardens have been magnificently enhanced with private pool sanctuaries. • Exotic Rondoval with private plunge pool and butler service • 1,400 square foot Mediterranean villa with private plunge pool and butler service • The Mediterranean Oceanview Village Pool is 15,000 Sq. ft. in size. • Offers 11 dining options and 7 bars • Voted "Caribbean's Most Romantic Resort" 7 years in a row.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Free airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Adults only
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Romantic

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Grade: 52 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Spina38 wrote a review Nov. 2021
Pembroke Pines, Florida16 contributions2 helpful votes
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My Husband and I had the most amazing time at Sandals Grande Antigua! We were surprised at the vast amount of swimming pools and the fabulous landscaping on the property that the resort had to offer. We enjoyed the fact that we could find a cozy spot anywhere on the property and it was just perfect each and every time. We loved our private pool area outside our room and the ease it was to have been able to go for a swim whenever we wanted to. The staff there were wonderful! I had an extraordinary Birthday thanks to my lovely Husband and great staff at Sandals Grande Antigua! Thanks to Joy, Ken (Piano Bar), Claudine, Avalon (Drunken Duck), Antonio, Althea, Henssan, (Caribbean Swim up Bar), and Teddy (Kimonos) for making my Birthday celebration extra special!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is a lot of smoking on the property in various areas (poolside, entrance, and near some...
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fineinn wrote a review Jan. 2020
Burlington, Canada97 contributions86 helpful votes
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We went to our first Sandals resort 10 years ago in Antigua.It was fabulous & have been to 6 others on different islands since.It was time to return to Sandals Antigua. We are both seniors & retired so not looking for major activity. Once through customs & immigration , Sandals us to the resort & within 15 minutes we were enjoying champagne.. Our room was perfect for our needs on the ground floor walking out through our patio to a pool & hot tub. I was up by 7am & towels were already folded on the chairs by Emile. I did my morning swim & by just opening the blinds slightly my wife could see me swimming while still in bed. Once dressed we would stroll through the magnificent gardens which in our opinion are the best of any Sandals we have visited. We found Mario's buffet breakfast with pancakes, omelettes & eggs cooked to order plus smoked salmon, trout fruit etc suited our tastes & went every day. We enjoyed Bayfront (French) for dinner & went twice. Soy was first class for Sushi. Mario's was extremely good for Italian. Kimonos (you have to reserve) was fine, but we have seen better performance by chefs in the past. Barefoot was quite casual for seafood. We also were invited to the Sandals Select dinner which was outstanding & one of the best. The beach was lovely & we walked & swam in the ocean daily. The weather was warm, with a few showers & that is why the gardens are so lush. I forgot Cafe de Paris : you must go & to the Chocolate & Martini evening..
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from ShawnRedhead, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Responded Jan. 13, 2020
Hello and thank you for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Sandals Grande Antigua and returned home with many happy memories! It seems like you enjoyed every minute of your visit with us and that is exactly the kind of excellent feedback we love to hear. It was a pleasure to have had you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back for another incredible vacation experience in the near future.
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Stacey J wrote a review Nov. 2021
Toronto, Canada3 contributions4 helpful votes
I think the reviews here are a fair assessment of what to expect at this resort. The food is only okay. Beautiful large beach with gorgeous sand but need to reserve your lounge chairs before 6am. Stunning grounds that are well maintained considering the size of the property. Nothing open early in the am if you are an early riser Mixed bag of pleasant, eager employees and disinterested, don’t want to bother employees. (This was the most surprising complaint and did not expect that at a Sandals resort). A lot of staff socializing with each other. Club Sandals Concierge service non existent. No orientation upon arrival, poor reservations and staff not very helpful in general. Difficult to reach managers and the “loop” on the sandals app not useful. Reasonable cleaning of the room but not immaculate Lots of small touches missed at this resort that I would expect at a Sandals.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John B wrote a review Nov. 2021
Sawbridgeworth32 contributions24 helpful votes
So we arrived and against my better judgement I gave $400 as a deposit to cover incidentals. I was informed (wrongfully) that this would be used to offset incidentals. WRONG. We had to pay for incidentals separately on check out and instead of refunding is the $70 odd difference from the “deposit “ they took another $331 saying that the original $400 would be back in my card account within 10 working days. This is not on. Please do not do this. It isn’t to the travellers advantage. This may be what we were almost coerced into doing but the misinformation that the difference if there was one would be refunded immediately was deliberate misinformation. If I had spent say $1000 then the amount due would be $1000 on check out with the statement that the original $400 would be back with me after 2 currency charges in my account in 2 weeks. If they do this 1000 times, somebody somewhere is playing with your cash and a lot of it. This is a pity as the rest of the resort is ok (too noisy bar and pool area) and people are lovely. Just refuse to pay this deposit. As I said: ok so I owe you $331 so send me the bill and I will pay you in 2 weeks. Just as crazy right.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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nigel9005 wrote a review Nov. 2021
Emersons Green, United Kingdom33 contributions42 helpful votes
We had a wonderful holiday in Sandals Grande Antigua; I highly recommend it, and plan to return next year. Our flight to Antigua was delayed but when we arrived at the airport we were quickly whisked off to the hotel. We were met with cool towels and taken straight to our room. After a great night sleep on the super large bed, we went to Mario’s for breakfast. There were no queues to get in, and the food was, as expected, very good. We had all but 1 breakfast at Mario’s, with the other one at Bayside. We never had to wait and the breakfasts were all very tasty. We had heard that it was difficult to book the 3 restaurants that require bookings, so we went to Club Sandals where they booked us into them on the following 3 nights. We had also heard that it could be difficult to get sun beds with umbrellas. On our first morning we started looking around 09:00 and there were plenty of options open to us. In fact, on every morning we found umbrellas either at the Mediterranean pool, or on the beach. During our stay we ate in every restaurant except for Soy, and we really enjoyed the food at every location. Whilst on the beach, or next to the pool, there were people to take our drinks orders and deliver them to us. We also made food orders for lunch from our poolside sun beds and had them delivered to us. Such great service. Next to the Mediterranean pool is a hotdog stall, which we used several times as they were quick and tasty. All the staff that we talked with were happy to help and seemed pleased that guests have returned to the hotel post covid. There are several of the staff who were outstanding; our room was mostly cleaned by Erline, who did a great job and was really friendly and chatty. Club Sandals staff booked our restaurants and arranged for us to stay in our room on the last day until we were ready to fly home. The bar staff at the Mediterranean pool and Courtyard, and the staff who brought us drinks at our sun beds worked hard and produced great cocktails. Finally the staff in all the restaurants deserve praise for their efficient service. I wish I could name them all, but the list would be very long. After a wonderful holiday we sadly returned to the UK, but after such a restful and enjoyable time, we plan to return in 2022. Thank you all.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$231 - US$998 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
CaribbeanAntigua and BarbudaAntiguaSaint John ParishSt. John's
NUMBER OF ROOMS
373
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Dickenson Bay (0.4 km) and Pigs Paradise (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stella Ristorante, Ana's On The Beach, and Casa Roots - Beach - Food & Drinks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.