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Very Good 146 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Sandals Grande Antigua – All Inclusive Couples Only in St. John’s, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Dickenson Bay Beach and close to Fort James. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Runaway Bay Beach and Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Information Technology.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 373 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LED televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Cable programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 6 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and a sauna. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 11 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 poolside bars.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Planning an event in St. John’s? This resort has 5000 square feet (450 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.

How to Get There

Sandals Grande Antigua – All Inclusive Couples Only
Dickinson Bay
St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda

Reviews

Vacation
itsa06

We enjoyed our stay here. Dencia at the front desk went above and beyond to help me locate my swimsuit and Marcia at loyalty and travel also went above and beyond for us. Both great personalities and represented Sandles !!!
The grounds of the resort are beautiful, and very well kept. Everything was nice clean, the only this thing, we could say something about is.... our room looked a little tired and the restaurants but super clean. Although some the restaurants were close....which some days left little choice.

Enjoyable holiday at Sandals Antigua
Debbie W

We have just returned from a 10 night stay at Sandals in Antigua. Overall we had a super holiday and really enjoyed our second Sandals experience. Unlike some of the other reviewers we found the Sandals staff to be very friendly and in particular we were impressed with Latoya at the bar at the Caribbean pool who was always so smiley and friendly and Geraldine at Marios who always greeted us in such a fun and upbeat way.

Generally the food was good, particularly at Marios, Barefoot, Soy and the Drunken Duck (loved the chicken wings there). Less impressed with OK Coral and Kimonos.

We were in a Sunset Bluff poolside room which we liked. Great central location and it was nice to have a quieter pool to retreat to. The bed was lovely and comfortable. We loved the beach at this resort, it was a shame the jelly fish arrived whilst we were there - we both got stung, which is rather like getting a nasty sting from a bunch on stinging nettles, but the sensation went off after about an hour.

There weren't many negatives about this holiday, just a few things that could have been better. Our main downside was the music at the main pool which was often not very relaxing music (think rap/hip hop style), played too loud, and on quite a few occasions different music was blasting out from the swim up bar, so that music conflicted with the music from the loud speaker on the opposite side of the pool creating a right cacophony - hence we often retreated to the sunset bluff pool by our room.

We didn't think much of the evening entertainment. There isn't really anywhere to go and just have a quiet drink after dinner with some good music to listen to. The piano bar seemed to just turn into a karaoke session, rather than having relaxing piano music playing in the background which would have been better. There was a good guitarist in St Marks square one evening and it would have been nice if that had occurred more than once a week so that this could have been a regular post-dinner venue to chill out at.

Generally though we have very positive memories of this holiday and we would like to return one day. Antigua is a truly beautiful island and well worth exploring. We had a great day's tour with Roger from Roger's taxis and I have written a review on that TripAdvisor page as well

With Butler service this is a Six star resort
Jon W

Overall outstanding, we'll be returning.
We had a beach front Rondoval, which was an excellently equipped paradise. The cuisine and service is impressive, fine dining with several restaurant options. The beach is immaculate and the resort really is all inclusive. We had several excursions, arranged by the hotel, all great days out, albeit a little pricey, but thoroughly enjoyable.
The inclusive water sports facilities are extensive, including all inclusive diving. As a BSAC Advanced Instructor, I found the diving to be the most professional and safe I have found, good equipment and a very impressive purpose diving boat.
The friendly attitude and enthusiasm of all the staff contributed to a great holiday and in particular, the excellent Butler Service made all the difference to getting outstanding service - it's highly recommended. We were given a mobile phone to call our personal Butlers at any time, who responded quickly and efficiently, and went the extra mile to make our holiday special.
We booked via Virgin Atlantic, who are well worth avoiding, they were a disaster, but have already booked directly with Sandals for next year, which attracts good discounts when booked in resort, with the option to adjust dates or resort later. It was very apparent the high number of returning guests, which reflects the high quality of Sandals resorts and very high customer satisfaction.
Overall Sandals Grande Antigua is highly recommended. Thank you to the resort team for making our holiday special.