I'm shopping for my next Sandals trip and Antigua is the front runner. While the mediterranian village sounds very nice, I couldn't care less about a swimming pool. I go to the islands to enjoy the warm ocean water and the beach. Are any of the new rooms and suites situated close to the beach? I don't want to have to walk half a mile to get to the sand. My last sandals trip was to Negril, and we just loved walking right out of our room onto the beach. I know about the rondovals on the beach at Antigua, but frankly, they look crappy and I've read they're small.
And, can someone point me to pics of the new village? I've read people reference photos that people here have taken, but I can't seem to find them.
Lastly, what's the scoop on snorkeling in Antigua? I've ruled out going to Sandals St. Lucia becuase the beaches are not swimmer and snorkeling friendly. We spend a lot of time fish-watching.