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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
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Ranked #5 of 20 hotels in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009
jafo100 Pefferlaw Ont
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Hampshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

We booked our stay at this resort in January of 2007 and saved all year. We wanted a break over christmas and new year and to relax after a bad year! what greeted us was far from it! many of the reviews here have said this is a poor resort and we agree. Put simply, rooms in the Caribbean side... More

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berkkshire
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

We arrived in Antigua 7/1/09 after a superb flight with virgin Airlines & were transferred to the Verandah spa & Resort on the far east coast of the Island ,but found it almost empty & on the side of a hill. Unfortunately after my wives recent operation this was totally unsuitable. We approached the management with our problem which was... More

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Pefferlaw Ont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009

My wife and I spent a great week of sun and meeting new friends. Our room was great and cleaned early every day. The staff was slow to smile at times but if you take a moment to greet them they opened up and were glad to spend a few moments with you.This was our third trip to a sandals... More

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Clemmons, NC
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2009

I was very impressed by the beauty of Antigua, the gorgeous rooms, the excellent food, and the friendly staff! This was our second stay at a Sandals (we were married in St. Lucia), and Sandals Antigua was top-notch. My husband and I stayed in the Honeymoon Suite in the Caribbean Village, and our room was newly renovated, with granite countertops... More

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

We just returned from Sandals Grande Antigua celebrating our 25th Anniversary. Firstly, DO NOT BELIEVE the negative reports, we found no truth in them. Upon arrival we we're greeted in the most courteous manner and swiftly excorted to our upgraded room - the Penthouse Suite on the MV side (we booked the Venitian Oceanview). My husband and I were overjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

Like many before us, we read several bad reviews and were a bit nervous about our trip. I'll just say to those that are nervous - don't be. There is absolutely nothing to fear here. We were late getting to the resort due to problems at Air Canada. That's not the resort's fault (nor is any of the other stuff... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

My vacation to Sandals Antigua was a big disappointment. One of the primary reasons I went there was to scuba dive. My wife and I have been to a couple of the Couples resorts, and had very pleasant experiences. We decided to try Sandals because of the hype and the fact that you promote free scuba diving twice a day.... More

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MASSACHUSETTS
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

My husband and I , our son and his wife spent the week of Jan 3-10 at Sandals and absolutely loved it! ROOMS--We originally checked in on the Caribean side of the resort but upon seeing our rooms, agreed that, as reported in other reviews, it is old and needs updating. (Much could be improved with new lampshades, reupholstered lounger,... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

I went with my significant other to Sandals from Jan 5th - 15th. Stayed in the Mediterranean side, which is a lot quieter than the Caribbean side -- didn't get to see any of the rooms on the Carib. side, but obviously, the Med. side is newer. Anyways.... Cons: -- Waking up to reserve chairs. There aren't any chairs left... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2009

A typical Sandlas property, with the usual amenities--food is OK, not great, drinks are plentiful but not stupendous, rooms are comfortable but showing a bit of wear. But all-in-all, just the relaxing, family (all adults) vacation we wanted.

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Address: Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa 5*
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Also Known As:
Sandals Grande Antigua Hotel St. John`s
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort And Spa
Sandals Antigua
Hotel Sandals Grande Antigua
Sandals Grand Antigua
Antigua Sandals
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa Saint John Parish

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Business Hotel in St. John's #4 On the Beach Hotel in St. John's #4 Top resorts Hotel in St. John's #5 Romantic Hotel in St. John's #5 Luxury Hotel in St. John's
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•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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