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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was our 6th. visit to a Sandals. Once again it was amazing. Antigua is now my favorite Sandals. We have been to Jamaica three times and Nassau twice. All of them had their own special charm, however Antigua was perfect for us. We stayed in the Caribbean Club Level and we were very pleased with our selection. We loved the lush landscape and quiet surroundings. Our favorite pool was the Caribbean swim-up pool. A big shout out to the greatest bartender Latoya!!! She made our stay extra special. We met so many fun couples from all over the world and made some great friends. On Tuesday night at the returning Sandals dinner we met a wonderful young couple that were renewing their vows. They were both military and we were honored to be invited to their ceremony. My husband is a master scuba diver and was impressed with the dive team. He had a great night dive experience. I could go on and on about this resort but will end with a shout out to the Soon Come Back representative Omarie, Gus at Eleanor's and all of the friendly folks in the concierge office. Looking forward to returning next year as we have booked again for next March. Only 349 days to go. Latoya- have that Cup of Love waiting for us!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Joyce P
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Lauren B, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2014

Hello there Joyce,

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you had yet another fantastic experience, this time at Sandals Grande Antigua and that we are still able to exceed all of your expectations! We truly appreciate all of your kind remarks and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Happy Travels!

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Traveled to Sandals Grande Antigua with family and friends from March 17th-23rd. We had a wonderful time! I would like to first thank Jillian Albright of Ultratech Travel Agency for their service and expertise with our travel plans. They also arranged a private dinner for our group of 12 which was amazing. The resort grounds and beach were absolutely outstanding and beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful. Dencia was great at check in and also helped us arrange a birthday celebration for our daughter-in-law. Latoya Jackson and Tony who worked at the bar in the Caribbean pool were awesome. Tenasha and Claudine at the Drunken Duck were tons of fun. Sherman and Aquino from water sports, who ran the snorkel boat, were wonderful. They came out for dinner and drinks with us and we had a great time. They were many other staff members that were wonderful which I regretfully do not remember all of their names. We would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful island and Sandals Grande Antigua. We also HIGHLY recommend the Creole Cruise Lobster Lunch which was one of the highlights of our week and was tons of fun.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Carl B
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

We spent out honeymoon here 15 years ago and were blessed to return for our anniversary last week 22MAR - 29MAR. We stayed in the 1 bedroom Butler suite on the 7th floor and our Butler's Cecil, Jeoffrey and Wendel were absolutely FABULOUS!!! They were so thoughtful and pleasant. They treated us like royalty and made sure we had everything we needed. Although we never felt smothered they were always available when we needed them. This experience truly elevated our vacation and made it one we will never forget, I'm so happy my husband decided to purchase the best package.
And that's not all, from the moment we arrived to the resort we were catered to. Our room was not ready but the Butler Manager Sandeep took us around the grounds and let us get lunch at Barefoot by the beach restaurant. We were delighted with our accommodations and were just them at all of the restaurants were very friendly and engaged in pleasant conversation but never intrusive. Our chef at kimonos sang for us while he prepared our meal making dinner fun for us and another couple. The chef Rochelle went out of her way to make sure we were taking care of and made everyone aware of my husband's peanut allergy. She also made our anniversary dinner on the beach extra special with her thoughtfulness.
We enjoyed walking on the beach, swimming in the pool, playing pool on the tables, walking around the resort, spending a day in a cabana, meals at all of the restaurants, live entertainment and talent shows, excellent drinks at all the bars, beach BBQ, chocolate fountains, a couples message at the spa and many meals on our balcony (courtesy of our Butler's). We also enjoyed a tour of the Island by John who absolutely exemplified Sandals standards and gave us a wonderful private tour where we tasted the black pineapples of Antigua.
We were able to attend a past guest dinner in which Sandals management team thanked all the guest for the continuous support of the resort. They sat at a table with guest and facilitated an award ceremony gifting guests with rewards for frequent returns to the resort. It was a great experience for my husband and I and showed that thoughtfulness is a theme at this resort that starts from the top.
We are already trying to plan a trip in a couple of years to the St Lucia resort with my parents to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. We've heard lot about that resort from the repeat guests and look forward to the possibility of spending time there as well.
To everyone at Sandals Antigua the Cottens thank you for an amazing vacation! We would recommend this resort to all couples who want to experience a romantic getaway.

Room Tip: Room 7705 had Fantastic views and was right next to the elevator. The view from the corridor was fantastic as well.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Theresa C
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband and I recently returned from our trip to Antigua Sandals. This is our 5th Sandals vacation and we were sorry to leave disappointed especially after the extensive travel to get there from Western Canada. We wouldnt book a butler room again, no special seating at restaurants or anything like that. For the difference in price plus having to leave a tip for each butler, it really wasnt worth the extra $$ to book the room. On top of that, we went to the Drunken Duck the one night and were visiting with another couple at the next table, ordered some food and danced a song. When we came back half our food was gone and the other couple had said they told them we were still there but they took the food away anyhow. The next good song, we got up to dance to come back to our table to see them trying to take our table away. My husband actually had a bit of a tug a war going on with the staff working, saying we were still using it. In the end the couple we were visiting with asked us to join them. Turns out the staff at the pub wanted to use our table for beer shots with the college crowd. Needless to say it had spoit our night so we left shortly after. The resort is catering to a more younger crowd, jeans are acceptable instead of long pants. This is the 1st sandals we have been at where this is permitted. The public beach is a nightmare, you cant lay on the beach for more than 10 minutes without being asked if you want an excursion or if you want to buy something. It is a beautiful resort and the scenery is amazing. We dont regret going to Antigua, we only regret booking Sandals for this vacation.

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3  Thank MHABCanada
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Lauren B, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Dear MHABCanada,

Our service has been the highlight of many reviews on Trip Advisor, which leaves us quite disappointed that your experience was not indicative of the norm. For this, we apologize. As hoteliers we realize that there is always room for improvement and feedback is crucial in this process so we thank you for your review.
We strive to meet our motto: Luxury All-Inclusive Vacations for Two People in Love. We hope to welcome you back so that we may serve you more efficiently on a future visit.
I hope this message finds you well.

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We stayed at Sandals Antigua and it was the best trip we have ever taken. The moment you arrive the staff starts pampering you. We traveled with a group of 5 other couples and we would all go again tomorrow given the chance. Our room had a king sized four poster bed with a fully stocked mini fridge and a coffee bar. We had a private patio with a little table and chairs right outside of our room. Everything you see in the pictures on the website is exactly how it is there.
The resort hosted a private dinner for us our last night there.
The beach was beautiful and the water sports are fun and accessible.
I can't say enough about how caring the staff was and they were lots of fun too!
Our travel agent, Jillian Albright from Ultra Tech Travel, made the trip seamless and really took great care of us as well.

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3  Thank Wilhelmina C
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Lauren B, Online Review Coordinator at Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2014

Hi Wilhelmina,

What a lovely review! We are always happy to hear our guests say that their expectations were surpassed and it's wonderful that you enjoyed every moment of your stay! Our staff will be more than pleased to know that you appreciated all of their efforts and I will share your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back!

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