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#3 of 3 all-inclusives in St. John's
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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive, adults-only beachfront resort in Dickenson Bay, where guests can expect nothing but the absolute best. Our amenities include 11 world-class restaurants, seven bars with unlimited premium drinks, suites with private plunge pool or whirlpool, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, and unlimited water sports. Come and see why Sandals Grande Antigua is voted "World's Most Romantic Resort" year after year!
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Tara lynn C wrote a review Yesterday
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Shanique K. waited on us by the pool, she was so attentive, polite respectful, quick service, she made out relaxing day by the pool one of our favorite days ❤️
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hello and thank you for your review of Beaches Turks Caicos. We were thrilled to host you and we are happy to see that you had a fun-filled vacation. We are also happy that "Shanique K" was pivotal in making your vacation more enjoyable. Your review is greatly appreciated and we do hope that we will be welcoming you back to one of our resorts in the future!
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JenniferNS97 wrote a review May 2022
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Antigua Review This review is for the dates of 5/13/2022 to 5/21/2022 This was our first time visiting Sandals Grande Antigua, and I am sharing our honest review to help future guests. FAST TRACK: We booked the Fast Track services through the ABAA for both arrival and departure. While we probably didn’t need it for arrival, it was nice to have to get through customs & immigration. Since we arrived on 5/13, there was no pre-arrival Covid testing necessary because we are both fully vaccinated. We just had to show our vaccine information (we used the digital copy from our hospital and it was accepted without issue). We were escorted to the front of the line after completing the medical check, and were through customs in under 10 minutes. The wait for the luggage took the longest, but I have to say that the Antigua airport really knows what they are doing when they put the luggage on the carousel. We had nothing to declare so we moved right through. Our representative escorted us through to the Sandals desk so we did not use the Red Caps. They can be pretty grabby with your bags if you let them. However, they are trying to earn a living so if you feel moved, allow them to take your bags. The ABAA person is not a Sandals employee, so they can be tipped. SHUTTLE RIDE: Once we got through the airport, it was a short walk across the road to the Sandals desk for shuttle check-in. Both the ladies working the desk were pleasant and efficient, and it was only a matter of 10 minutes until we got our shuttle to the resort. The ride itself was in an air-conditioned van with 2 other couples besides us. It was a short 20-minute ride to the airport. Since the shuttle drivers are not Sandals employees, they can be tipped. Once we reached the resort, we were greeted by staff, given a cold towel, and escorted to the Club Sandals lounge. CHECK IN: After we were escorted to the lounge and shown to seats, we were given one of the signature drinks to enjoy until it was our turn for our check-in with a staff member. Because we did the online check-in, we only had to confirm our credit card on file. Please note our other check-in experience below regarding Club Sandals services. CLUB SANDALS: As always, we book a club level room for the Club Sandals services. One of the things about Club Sandals that has become a negative is the use of spa staff to escort you to your room. This is the second time (first time was at Sandals Grande St. Lucian) we had a spa person do our check-in, and I find it disappointing. We are paying for the Club Sandals services, so to have someone other than the lounge staff do our check-in and room tour is not appreciated. In fact, this time the spa person just handed us our packet and as soon as she found out that I did not want spa services, she left. We escorted ourselves to our room and did our own room tour. But the Club Sandals services were not all negative. They were wonderful to work with to get all the dinner reservations that we wanted/needed and made it easy to rent our cabana for our anniversary. The Club Sandals also acknowledged our 25th wedding anniversary with a decorated bed and a nice note. That was greatly appreciated. And that is the kind of service that makes us book the Club Sandals services. ROOM: We stayed in the Mediterranean Club Level Walkout Suite in the Almonds building. It was a great location, and the room was very functional. It was clean and everything worked the way it was supposed to. Unlike some YouTube reviewers have mentioned, I did not find that the shower was lacking in power and strength. The temperature was easily adjusted and we never ran out of hot water, even when we showered back-to-back. I did not use the soaking tub, so I am not able to comment on that. We always had clean sheets and turn down services as well. The only minor problem we had was having to call most evenings for washcloths. I believe that they weren’t ready yet by the laundry services, rather than an issue with our housekeeper. A quick call to the Club Sandals lounge and someone brought them to us so we could get ready for dinner. IN ROOM BEVERAGES: One of the positives about the beverage staff is our fridge was always filled. We never had to call to have it replenished, and they always had a good amount. We always had clean glasses as well. After a disappointing beverage service at another Sandals Resort, this was definitely a great positive to have what we needed. All the club beverage employees need to praised. HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES: Our housekeeper was FANTASTIC!! We stayed in the Almonds building on the ground floor and Lisette(?) always had our room neat & tidy in a very timely fashion. We generally eat breakfast by 8-8:30 am. If we had to run back to our room after breakfast, our room was almost always done. Compared to other times at other resorts where it wouldn’t be done until later afternoon, we were very happy with our housekeeping services. In fact, she probably spoiled us for other resorts. FOOD: As always, talking about food on a resort can be a touchy subject. There were some really great dinners and there were some that were just so-so. That can happen anywhere, even at home, so I did not feel the need to run to social media and complain about the food. And some servers were friendlier than others. But those that seemed a bit standoffish quickly warmed up once they learned that we wouldn’t be jumping down their throats or being completely demanding if something wasn’t perfect or immediate. Out of all the restaurants on the resorts, Mario’s was by far the best and a favorite. I loved the salmon there, as well as their chocolate lava cake. We also enjoyed the OK Corral, the food was good and the atmosphere was lovely. I want to address something about reservations. We were able to get reservations to the OK Corral without issue. However, the night of our reservation, we were seated late. Was this an issue? No. There were many large parties that evening. We headed to the piano bar and had a drink while we waited for our table. It wasn’t a big deal. Barefoot and Eleanor’s were ok as well. While I didn’t like the dish I ordered, it would not and will not stop me from eating there again. I just know not to order that particular dish again. It definitely is not enough to make me run to social media and voice my displeasure. I could have a bad meal at home, so I was very grateful to not have to cook dinner. I could have asked for something else but it was not a priority. I just enjoyed the parts of the meal that were great, and moved onto the next course. Many people complain about how long it takes to get your food. We didn’t find that to be an issue. We enjoyed each other’s company, enjoyed our drinks, and just slowed down. You are on an island. The resorts are designed to make you relax and enjoy each other. If quick service is a priority, then another resort chain may be a better choice for you. The hot dog stand at lunch time was fun, and a change of pace. They were good, too! RETURNING GUEST DINNER: We attended the returning guest dinner. The food was good and the company was nice as well. It was nice to hear about the awards for other guests, as it gave you some goals to work towards. I have also seen reviews where guests complain about the returning guest dinner because they spend time introducing the various teams that run the different areas of the resorts. I think it is great to acknowledge the people you don’t see because, let’s face it, without them you wouldn’t be having your vacation. They deserve the shout-outs and applause. THE GROUNDS: SGA has some of the most beautiful grounds. From the gorgeous beach, to the pretty flowers, it was wonderful to walk around. I especially enjoyed my early morning walks because it gave me a chance to see everything. I loved talking to staff and I want the groundskeepers to know that they do an amazing job, and it was nice to see that they really enjoyed talking to guests about their job. Things were always clean and there was always someone working on the landscaping. A note about the cats: there are cats on the resort. Lots of them. As a cat person, I loved interacting with them. I had several favorites that would sit with me or follow me around. I never allowed them in our room because that is wrong. I did notice that they did not go near the people that didn’t want them, and quickly left if they were shooed. But an important point I want to add: we never saw any rodents. Ever. Which means the cats were doing their job. POOL/SWIM-UP BAR: Let me start with the pool chair situation. It is a large problem on the resorts, not just SGA. There are not enough seats that have umbrellas or shade. There is no reason for that, and it is definitely something that Sandals needs address and to improve on at all of the resorts. For me, I never had an issue getting any seats because I am a morning person. I have no problems getting up at 6 to get the chair I wanted. I love sitting there and reading before we head to breakfast. If particular seats are important to you, my best advice is to get a butler who will do the work for you. There have been many mentions in the Facebook groups about the lack of towels available in the afternoons. I did not see that. When we would clear our chairs between 4 and 5 in the afternoon and take them to the towel bins, there were towels available at most stations. SGA has one of the best pools. The size of it is great, and you never felt crowded. The only thing I missed were the blue floats. I did bring my own float, so I always had something to relax in. The pool bar was great. However, there was not a lot of consistency with the drink recipes. And as some guests noted previously, sometimes the drinks tasted like they were watered down. Depending on the bartender, different alcohol brands were used for the same drink, which is why there may have been different tastes. I found that Celestine was the most consistent bar tender, and her drinks were always as they should be. ACTIVITIES: We really enjoyed the activities at the main pool on the Mediterranean side. The playmakers for the activities were wonderful, especially Charity. As were Rakeem, Lenard, and a few others. We enjoyed all the trivia games as well. We also participated in the tye dye station for the Sandals Foundation, and we have a wonderful memento for our trip. We also had a lot of fun at the foam pool party. I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but it was a fun activity. PHOTOS: We had our free photo session with our photographer Joshua, and we were able to get several great photos that we purchased. Being Sapphire level, we were able to get a discount on our photos. Getting them digital also earned you a small discount. Once we got home, it took just a few moments to access them on the website and get them downloaded. LOYALTY AND TRAVEL: This is one of our favorite places to visit on resort. Shellon helped us to book two trips for the future, and she made the process easy and enjoyable. Her smile is fantastic and she always greeted us by name even before we booked our trips. BEACH/VENDORS: The beach here is gorgeous. We loved walking along it, and the sand is so pretty as is the water. It was always clean, and I always saw employees cleaning and raking it. We did not spend a huge amount of time on it, as we are pool people. While some mention that the beach vendors can be quite persistent, the few that did interact with us were pleasant and we only needed a simple “no thank you” and they moved on. On the day the vendors were on the resort in the St. Mark’s Square, they were polite and respectful. Because of that, I purchased two lovely handmade items as souvenirs that I will cherish. CABANA RENTAL: For our anniversary, we rented a cabana for the day. It was nice to be able to sleep in a bit instead of fighting for a lounge chair. Our server was wonderful, and we were checked on several times. I liked the cabana because we had food and drinks brought to us and not constantly hovered over. I was absolutely appalled by the women in the cabana next to us yelling that she had to wait for her pizza. The pizza place was a very busy place and you can only back so many pizzas at once. There are people using it besides those in the cabanas. My husband had no issue waiting for his pizza, though. RETURN COVID TESTING: The day after we arrived, we checked in at the nurse’s station to schedule our return testing provided for free by the resort. On our appointment day and time, it was a quick check-in, and a short wait. The person performing the test was quick and efficient, but thorough as well. We had our results in hand an hour later. If you fly on American Airlines, I can’t recommend using Verifly enough. It will really help you at the airport. FINAL WORDS: As always, we always enjoy our trips to Sandals Resorts, and Sandals Grande Antigua is no exception. Yes, there were some minor problems but they weren’t enough to get upset over. Caribbean 5-star is NOT the same as Europe or even the US. You need to know that going in. And you also need to go there with an open mind, and not look for the negatives. You will just end up ruining your own vacation. Be kind. Be patient. Be understanding. Your vacation is what you make it, and you need to go and form your own opinion. SGA will definitely be a resort that we will gladly return to in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Sandals Grande Antigua. We were very happy to read that we were generally successful in our endeavor to provide you with an unforgettable vacation, filled with memories that you will cherish for years to come. We regret that there may have been some areas that you were not completely satisfied with. Your input is very important to us and assists us with perfecting our service and product. We remain dedicated to offering a service where we go above and beyond for our guests and we very much appreciate your positive words. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
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MarshallMaue wrote a review Yesterday
Toronto, Canada62 contributions34 helpful votes
What a relaxing place! My wife and I celebrated our anniversary with a week at Sandals Grande Antigua and I came back totally 'chill'! We had a Club-level ground-floor suite (with whirlpool tub) in the original part of the resort (the first non-Jamaican Sandals resort in the chain, which started in 1981) and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets on Dickinson Bay from the beachside restaurants. We've been to three other Sandals resorts (Le Toc on St. Lucia, Ochi Rios on Jamaica, and Royal Curacao) and found this one to be the best so far. The food, the drinks, the staff were all excellent! A special call-out to Simone and Tess at the Red Lane Spa, and to Marcia at the Loyalty office! Relaxing by the main pool took up most of our time, but we did get out for a "Discover Antigua" tour in a bumpy 4X4 truck, and myself for a round of golf at Cedar Valley Golf Course. Both were quite enjoyable! We were delighted by a jazz group, "Acoustic Infusions", in the piano bar, and the steel-drum band that played. There were Martini parties, Cocktail parties, and wine tasting - but we didn't JUST drink! The restaurants offered a fairly wide selection international dishes & seafood, which we greatly enjoyed (tho' no curried goat!) We'd return for certain, if there weren't other Sandals yet to explore beforehand. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Bring running shoes for excursions. Book spa visits beforehand, but book day trips once you're there
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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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Debra K wrote a review Apr 17
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Overall we had a lovely time, I do wish to acknowledge several things were broken in the room upon arrival which were repaired in a timely manner. The following staff need to be mentioned for their outstanding jobs. Leslie and David the GMS, Vivi, Adam and super J in entertainment, in waitstaff , Corey, Ayesha, Shanique, Jackeym, Anika,Troy in water sports and Aleah in Concierge, they also have a sax soloist Lael who plays a couple of times a week who is amazing. If you are lucky enough to get any of these amazing staff your trip is made.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Cabanas are worth the money
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that overall, you had a lovely time during your stay at our resort.We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by the issues in your room upon arrival, but we're glad to hear that our team was able to address and repair them promptly. Your recognition of our dedicated staff members is greatly appreciated, and we will be sure to pass along your compliments to Leslie, David, Vivi, Adam, Super J, Corey, Ayesha, Shanique, Jackeym, Anika, Troy, Aleah, and Lael. They'll be thrilled to know that their exceptional service made your trip even more memorable.At Sandals Royal Curacao, we strive to provide the highest level of service and hospitality, and it's always rewarding to receive such positive feedback from our valued guests like yourself. We look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing stay in the future! If there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to let us know.
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LoveIsInTheAir2017 wrote a review Apr 15
West Palm Beach, Florida7 contributions5 helpful votes
Our stay at Sandals Grande Antigua was exactly what was needed. We had an amazingly relaxed time. Sandals Grande Antigua is absolutely beautiful, our room was well appointed for what was needed to make this a relaxed vacation, very friendly and helpful staff, great entertainment (day and night), and the spa service was amazing. We took a day trip to the city, saw local beaches (ffyes and Jolly), did some sightseeing spots (Shirley Heights, Falmouth Harbor, Nelson Dock Yard, etc), the old and new Cricket stadium, then had some local food for lunch which was delicious; I did not particularly like the coconut dumpling, I think because of the different textures. Our butlers, Kemar, Durke and Antonio see to all of our needs, while not intruding. They took the time to review out dietary needs and ensure that we had reservation set each evening. They were extremely knowledgeable about the hotel, local spots and the Country of Antigua. We truly enjoyed having them as our butlers. Our final full day at Sandals, I spent almost the entire day at the pool while my husband relaxed in the room. The butler was very gracious by not going to the room while he relaxed. We also had Odayne as one of our butlers for a few hours the night before we left and he was also great. Overall, we give a 9 out of 10 for this hotel because there is always room for improvement.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Hello and thank you for sharing your review of Sandals Grande Antigua with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and that your butlers contributed to making your experience even more perfect! We appreciate you taking the time to share your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back to one of our resorts again in the not so distant future!
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Michael H wrote a review Apr 15
Portland, Maine3 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Sandals Grande Antigua from April 2-9. It was a trip we've looked very forward to for two years and while the island was beautiful and we had a great time, the resort itself left much to be desired. For starters, our room wasn't ready and its availability kept getting pushed back, almost as if there was an issue(s). Upon finally getting in the room, we immediately had problems with water leakage, from the shower, the tub and even the refrigerator initially. Our first night, we wanted to take a bath but the tub didn't fill, then the jets didn't work. We had to make three calls and four follow-ups before it was finally fixed on our fourth day there. Midway through the week, there was water on the floor from condensation. We went through towels non-stop and never were we able to walk barefoot in the room without our feet being wet. We were told on the phone and on the app that we would have someone assigned to us to address our concerns, but it never happened. Not once were we able to speak with a manager. We booked a couple reservations upon arrival for later in the week, when another couple would be joining us. We booked for four and at both restaurants, they only had us for two. They did accommodate us, but it was annoying. We found the service to be very mediocre and unfriendly, the worst of the three Sandals we've stayed at. We got the impression we were a burden in many cases. My wife has a shellfish allergy and on our previous Sandals visits, we were always asked immediately about allergies, but on this trip, it only happened about half the time. We booked a $99 cabana and had a server come over only twice. We didn't get ice until the day was half over. The people in the cabana next door were smoking all day and weren't asked to stop even though it's supposed to be against the rules. The Spa members were everywhere, constantly pushing a visit. My wife did have a massage, but it was outdoors in a non-private area and was very mediocre for the price. Of lesser note, there was no welcome packet/pen/paper in our room, there was an unpleasant, sewer-like aroma near the Mediterranean Village, there were no specials on the board outside the Loyalty office like we found elsewhere, pool chairs were very hard to get unless you get up at 6 a.m. (which is unreasonable on vacation) and entertainment, although very friendly, was average compared to other Sandals. One last thing: A few more beer options and maybe some seltzers would be great
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback regarding your recent stay at Sandals Grande Antigua. We genuinely appreciate your loyalty to the Sandals brand and regret to hear that your experience fell short of your expectations, especially after enjoying memorable stays at our other properties.We deeply apologize for the inconvenience you encountered with the delayed room readiness and the issues you experienced with water leakage and maintenance. Your feedback has been shared with our management team for immediate action to ensure such occurrences are addressed promptly and efficiently in the future. We are also disappointed to hear that you did not receive the level of service and attention to detail that we strive to provide at all our resorts. Please know that guest satisfaction is our top priority, and we regret any instances where you felt overlooked or inconvenienced. Rest assured, your comments regarding the service quality and attentiveness of our staff will be addressed with our team members to ensure improvements are made.We also appreciate your feedback regarding the cabana service, spa experience, resort amenities, and entertainment offerings. Your comments will be reviewed by our management team to identify areas for enhancement and to ensure a more seamless and enjoyable experience for our guests.We do understand your concerns and sincerely hope that you will consider giving Sandals Grand Bahamian a chance to exceed your expectations in 2026.
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April W wrote a review Apr 15
Albany, New York1 contribution
Our room was absolutely delightful and so comfortable!!! The grounds of Sandals were immaculately manicured and it was a pleasure to walk through and discover new areas. So many different food options and for me it was so fun to see a the friendly kittens strolling around for pets. Bar and pool service were 5 star+. Shanique K. was an absolute standout!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Congrats on your recent nuptials and thank you so much for your kind comments and for such great feedback, as this is exactly what we love to hear! At Sandals Grande Antigua, we truly want all of our guests to have a memorable Caribbean vacation, so we are thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and felt that we exceeded your expectations. We remain dedicated to offering a service where we go above and beyond for our guests, ensuring that the memories attained will leave a smile on every face. Your review is greatly appreciated and we do hope that we will be welcoming you back to one of our resorts in the future!
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MISS EV wrote a review Apr 14
New York City, New York6 contributions3 helpful votes
Just came home from a fantastic week at Sandals Grande Antigua. Beautiful resort with a beautiful beach. Friendly and great staff - shout-out to Kelly at the Cabanas. She was fun and a complete pleasure. We had the privilege of having with Marcia from the Loyalty Desk join our table at the returning guest dinner and where thrilled when she booked out next Sandals vacation. Randall from landscaping took time to speak to me about the palm trees on property. This was definitely a five star vacation. I highly recommend Sandals Grande Antigua.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Hello and thank you for sharing your Sandals Grande Antigua review with us! It was a pleasure to read your review as it seems we were able to meet all of your expectations for this trip. We are delighted to note that the hospitality of our staff was an outstanding aspect in your experience, as we love going above and beyond to ensure our guests have a fantastic time with us. We are also happy that you enjoyed our gourmet dining options along with other amenities. Providing variety for our valued guests is among our goals and we love knowing when everyone is satisfied! We appreciate your review and are also looking forward to hosting you again soon!
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Paula S wrote a review Apr 14
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom7 contributions
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Beautiful beach, delicious food, friendly staff and wonderful facilities. We sat on the beach every day rather than use the pools - restaurants were all very good - my favourites were Soy - George looked after us well and Kimonos too. OK Corral and Barefoot were my husband’s favourite. Joy was the stand out staff member who was so friendly and had a great memory for everyone’s drinks and noticed when we needed a top-up! All of the food was good - the chefs who ran Bayside were great cooks and it was fun to see what each day’s menu would bring. Our room was near the small pool in the hibiscus building on the Caribbean side and we were so pleased as this was a great location in the heart of the resort. We were glad that we weren’t in the big hotel on the Mediterranean side although we met people who loved that.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ty D wrote a review Apr 13
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Just wanted to give a shout out to JOY! She’s the best pool bartender at Sandals in Antigua! She’s very professional and makes drinks that are above and beyond. Good margaritas are hard to find but Joy’s Rita’s are unbelievable! Just ask for her top shelf margarita with a splash of Grand Marnier! Thanks Joy for making our pool time so enjoyable! First Class!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Rondell O'Neale, Marketing at Sandals Grande Antigua
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Hello and thank you for your review of our resort! It truly was a pleasure having you stay with us at Sandals Grande Antigua. We appreciate your positive feedback and definitely look forward to hosting you again in the near future for another great vacation experience!
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PRICE RANGE
$647 - $883 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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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
Which popular attractions are close to Sandals Grande Antigua?
Nearby attractions include Diamonds International Antigua (2.5 miles), Galley Bay Beach (3.8 miles), and Dickenson Bay (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandals Grande Antigua?
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?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sandals Grande Antigua?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandals Grande Antigua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandals Grande Antigua?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cecilias High Point Cafe, Roti King, and Hemingway's Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sandals Grande Antigua?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sandals Grande Antigua have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sandals Grande Antigua offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sandals Grande Antigua have airport transportation?
Yes, Sandals Grande Antigua offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sandals Grande Antigua?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sandals Grande Antigua offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.