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“Antigua Wedding” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
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“Antigua Wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Went for our wedding and honeymoon. Couldn't have been more perfect. Stayed for 7 days. Clean rooms, great food, friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely return here in the future!

Room Tip: Little bungalows in Caribbean Grove are great price and so sweet/cute!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katie M
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Newark, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

This was probably the worst part of our honeymoon. While having sushi, the chefs would clearly whisper to one another about the customers and laugh. Service at Josephine's was horrible - they messed up our order 3 consecutive times. It took us 3 hours to have dinner, and the tables around us were complaining as well. We went to have dinner on the beach, only to come back to the room with my wife's legs covered in mosquito bites, 22 to be exact. People going around during the day to "fog" the bushes to kill Mosquitos, and they walk around is gas masks, while everyone else in the resort is being exposed to everything. Complaints to management doesn't mean anything because they do nothing. Two different nights, our rooms weren't done cleaned. Please refrain from going, unless you care about non of these things.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

My husband and I arrived on 2/24/12 for our honeymoon and could not have been happier the 8 days that we were there. We will definitely go back next year.

Room Tip: Cypress Tower!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Whilst Sandals is a nice all-inclusive option, this particular resort put me off massively by the fact that they keep two beautiful macaws in a cage in their lobby. Not only is keeping birds in a cage an outdated an unnecessarily cruel thing to do, in this particular resort these two stunning birds have to endure a cage that is so small they are unable to spread their wings. They are subjected to an environment where they are ignored by guests during the day and disturbed by live music and other loud entertainment activities in the evening. Macaws are amazingly intelligent, social and majestic wild birds. Keeping them in this cage, devoid from stimulation, exercise and unable to lead a life worth living, is unacceptable and should be illegal.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank JosieE17
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The best resort I have ever been to!
Absolutely stunning grounds, fantastic food, fab accommodation and very friendly staff!!!
I could not have wished for a better place to get married!
We will be definitely coming back!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ft. Wayne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

We arrived in Antigua on February 21st. We loved the resort! The restaurants, food, pools, and excursions were all terrific! Everything was extremely clean and amenities are easily accessible. We stayed in the Monte Carlo Sunset Honeymoon Oceanview Suite. It was wonderful! The entire stay was very relaxing and beautiful!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

My (now)husband and I came to Antigua to get married and have our honeymoon. We could not have asked for a better experience! The staff was super-friendly; the food was delicious; the hotel was amazing.
The watersports that are included are a ton of fun, and I recommend the Combo excursion (that you have to pay for). Totally worth the $!
There is live music every night; a late night cafe with espressos and ice cream; and just an overall happy feeling about the enitre place!
You do have to get up around 6:45AM to get good beach chairs; as a lot of the vacationers slip the butlers some money to save them spots. I recommend getting a butler; we didn't, and I wish we had! If you get down to the pool after 7, you can expect a chair in the sun (and it gets hot!).
The only complaint I have is about Bayside restauarant- it is a partially outdoor buffet restaurant, so there are a lot of birds flying around and sitting on, and eating, the food that you are about to eat! That grossed me out, so we did not spend much time there. Also, the lady that makes the omlettes there is the ONLY unfriendly and miserable staff member on the entire resort.
All in all, I would DEF come back!!!

Room Tip: Honeymoon Ocean View Suite was GORGEOUS!!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Address: Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
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Region: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in St. John's
#3 Luxury Hotel in St. John's
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. John's
#3 Family Hotel in St. John's
#4 Romantic Hotel in St. John's
#5 Business Hotel in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 373
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•A European Hotel in the Six-Star, all-suite Mediterranean Village •Exotic Rondoval with private plunge pool and butler service •1,400 square foot Mediterranean villa with private plunge pool and butler service•Houses the East Caribbean's largest pool (1 of 6) •Offers 9 dining options and 8 bars including an English pub •Voted "World's Most Romantic Resort" 14 years in a row ... more   less 
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