We stayed at Sandals Antigua for 9 days the beginning of January. First I will say, we fell in love with Antigua, however Sandals? Well, Sandals is Sandals and shame on us for staying there when there is so much more to be offered other places on the island.
The food - If anyone says the food is "fine dining" at Sandals, let me explain - that just isn't fine dining! The drinks (and this isn't so important but would you please make me a decent rum punch already?) are below average.
Now let's discuss the staff. They are doing their best for what they are paid and the way they are tipped (not). That's right folks, we aren't making them feel very special, are we? Oh that's right, it's our vacation. Yes, they should all work for peanuts and serve us and just keep a good old smile on their faces because it is all about us isn't it?
Well, we found places on the island where people were compensated appropriately for the jobs they did, they were fun to be around and welcomed us with open arms. (How many of you had the food the island woman makes on the side of the road - now that was fine dining!)
Anyway - for some, Sandals is the best - but there are other ways to really see Antigua, and you should really see the other ways.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sandals Grande Antigua Resort And Spa
- Sandals Grande Antigua Hotel St. John`s
- Sandals Antigua
- Hotel Sandals Grande Antigua
- Sandals Grand Antigua
- Antigua Sandals
- Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa Saint John Parish