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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009
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new york
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

We stayed at Sandals Antigua in March of '09, and after reading some well... scary reviews, I was definitely pleasantly surprised. First- I would definitely recommend to stay on the caribbean grove side- it was absolutely beautiful, the Med. side was newer, but had more of a "hotel" feel, while the caribbean side has its own smaller, more private pools... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

We chose Antigua for our honeymoon destination my husband and I are both of Caribbean descent (Dominican Republic & Cuba), and we had both been to DR previously, and our friends honeymooned in Aruba & Bahamas, so we wanted to travel to a new destination. *Just as a note, my husband and i are very easy going, fun people. We... More

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

Check in was very slow... We were told to be sure & book dinner reservations upon arrival, we arrived after 5PM and that employee had gone home for the day. At check in, they did not know for sure what time the reservation desk would be open??? Therefore, we were not able to eat at one of the restaurants.

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

i stayed there for my honeymoon in february and could not have been happier facilities were wonderful people/staff were incredibly friendly and helpful food was good - not great - but definitly not a reason NOT to choose sandals. there are so many options that you find what you like and can stick with those i would go back

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

Property The property is pretty and clean. There are lots of different dwellings from high-rise buildings, to motel-like rooms, to single occupancy huts. There are lots of walkways through the jungle, and facilities are spaced apart, which is not a bad thing when your goal is to lie around for a week. Unlike many resorts, you don’t need to wear... More

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Western Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

Great service, very helpful and friendly staff. Loved the many restaurants and food was exceptional, so many choices... Players were a lot of fun, swimming, jacuzzi and beach fun. Snorkeling, diving, other choices; touring, shopping, golf.... Anything you want!

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ELK72
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

We have just returned from our 'weddingmoon' at Sandals Grande Antigua 23/02/09 - 05/03/09 and were apprehensive after reading so many negative reviews - we need not have worried ! We stayed in the Carribean side in the Paton Buildings and thought that it was more in keeping with being in the carribean. The room was excellent mini bar restocked... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

Our trip was planned from Saturday November 22nd through Saturday November 29th. However after such a bad experience we left early on Wednesday November 26th. During our stay there were a number of problems we had: First is the food. We were under the impression that this was supposed to be a 5 star resort. We felt that it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2009

This was our first holiday we'd taken in the past 13 years and also a belated honeymoon to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We wanted somewhere where we could renew our vows, relax and unwind without the worries of work or homelife. A beautiful paradise of a resort with humming birds flying amongst the colourful flora and fauna. Weather was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2009

We have been to Sandals once before, Dunn’s River Jamaica and absolutely fell in love with the property and Sandal’s style. We were not sure that we were going on a “couple’s” vacation this year but Sandal’s ran the 60% off promo and we got a further discount for being repeat guests so we figured what the heck. After chatting... More

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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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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa Saint John Parish

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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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