Sandals Grenada Resort and Spa
What We Love
- All-inclusive rates include three meals, snacks and drinks (including premium brands and Champagne) daily; scuba diving (one free dive, per person, with a three-night stay and up to three free dives, per person, with a seven-night stay or more); select water sports; and fitness classes
- Only a five-minute drive from the airport
- All top-floor rooms have a tropical hardwood cathedral ceiling for even more space and light
What To Know
- Rooms are on a hill in a three- or four-story building — higher floors are probably not best for those with walking disabilities
- Expect a formal dress code at dinner
- A 15-minute drive from St. George town
- WiFi is available in the media room only, at no additional charge
- Minimum age of check in is 21
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
All-inclusive on Pink Gin Beach with ten restaurants, five pools, and over 40 tropical acres to explore
Spread across 40 landscaped acres on Pink Gin Beach, the 257-room Sandals Grenada feels secluded from the outside world. With five swimming pools, ten restaurants, and six bars, it more than lives up to the expectations of a quiet island escape replete with pampering and active distractions.
The guest rooms have a colonial-era feel that embraces the traditional style of Grenada. Expect wooden jalousie shutters and hand-carved mahogany furniture, including four-poster kingsize beds.
While the resort is the type of place where you could easily laze all day by the pool or on the beach enjoying free premium-label cocktails (yes: top shelf), it’s worth taking advantage of the fitness classes. Yoga, tai chi and meditation classes are included in the rate and are offered daily.
There’s an added incentive for certified divers as well: longer stays get free scuba dives. For non-divers, there’s snorkeling, kayaking, waterskiing, windsurfing and wake-boarding to enjoy, so there’s no excuse not to get on the water. The spa offers several choices of facials, body wraps and traditional massages.
One potential perk of Sandals is the high percentage of European clientele here, particularly Brits. If you’re traveling down from the U.S., you won’t feel as if the rest of the country followed you on vacation.
How to Get There
Just returned from our first trip to Grenada - and it absolutely will not be our last!! The island is absolutely beautiful, safe and clean; the locals are very friendly and welcoming.
The staff and service at the Sandals resort are absolutely amazing - so many exceptional staffers that make you feel genuinely welcome.
While the beach is not huge (and at times the best seats are grabbed by Butlers - I was in a race with them most mornings as I wanted the end spot on the beach), the snorkeling is amazing! The water was crystal clear, the sand soft with areas that had lots of shells (we even found sea glass with some digging!), and there is so much sea life! We saw 4 squid, an octopus, an eel, and tons of unique fish. Truly the best off-beach snorkeling we've ever seen. On the free snorkel trips we actually saw rays and a sea turtle as well.
The restaurants are all great - and chances are very good you'll get an engaging happy server. We enjoy chatting with the staff, and our genuineness was always rewarded in kind from them. It's fun to learn more about them as your vacation progresses.
We absolutely enjoyed the entertainment team, and scheduled activities. We prefer low-key and felt this resort had the perfect mix for us. There was always some kind of singing/dancing show in the evenings (some truly amazingly talented people here), and always activities around the pool during the day. We're beach people so really didn't do any daytime stuff, but always enjoyed the shows after dinner.
All in all, between the amazing snorkeling, the right mix of entertainment and the exceptional staff & service, Sandals Grenada has become our favorite Sandals.
Before signing off would just like to leave a "world wide web shout out" to some exceptional people we met last week.
1) The gals from Cafe de Paris: Rachel, Nikita, Kenisha & Kimily. You ladies just made my day daily with your antics and friendliness.
2) Jules & Helen from the Club Team: wickedly efficient and just fabulous. Thank you for all the special treatment.
3) Ria & Asa from the Entertainment Team: what can I say, except, you rock. Thanks for jiving with the Spice King and Pinata all week - you made things so fun!
4) Nikita (tour desk): thanks for the giggles every time we chatted!
5) Chris, Kisselle & Clint: thank you for all your hard work and service - you guys are truly amazing! Wishing you all the best.
We appreciated so much all the staff (I know I'm forgetting some names), so for anyone that helped make our visit so special, relaxing and amazing, a heartfelt thank you! We will be back.
One of our favorite Sandal’s locations. Third trip to this resort ! The draw is the beauty, the pool volleyball, and the compactness of the resort.
The best playmaker wasn’t even a playmaker, but an ex-playmaker, Duwan ! He would show up to events and was fabulous ! Honorable mention to Steven, who screamed the entire time ! Playmaker Ashleigh was terrible. Absolutely the worst playmaker I have ever seen. Zero energy and zero interest displayed.
The steak medallions I would grade a C minus.
The port chops, the signature dish, was chewy and hard to cut.
the pan seared snapper was ok.
Neptunes for lunch:
The grouper was surprisingly good.
Returning guest dinner:
The filet and lobster were fabulous.
The general manager:
Enjoyed meeting Peter Frazier. He arranged a special lunch for us with special crabcakes without onions. They were wonderful.
Kenneth in landscaping:
He was so kind. He would check on my wife who was on the mend from a 6 week old ankle fracture. He would bring her fresh coconut juice which was so appreciated.
Flight times are now much better than they were 2-3 years ago.
The vacation was not perfect, but very close to it ! But the love at this resort was palpable !
I really wanted my Sandals experience to live up to the hype and quite honestly to justify the cost of the experience. I can say that almost everyone was very friendly and accommodating and the property in Grenada beautiful. The issues I had were small but cumulative to make my experience more disappointing than bad. The first thing was a warm fridge in the room full of warm beverages, something that should have been caught but rectified the next day by a tripped breaker. The Wi-Fi is free but very slow and almost unusable unless you pay to upgrade to premium for another $40 a week. I feel the price of the experience should be truly “all inclusive”. The TV channels were all fuzzy and without premium Wi-Fi there was no streaming movies in your room. We were only able to get reservations to the upgraded restaurants on 3 of the 7 nights and that was after waiting 20 minutes at the reservation concierge desk for someone to show up, finally going to the front desk to get assistance finding the reservation person that was supposed to be at the desk. We had a similar experience at the excursion booking desk, most of which were sold out. We ended up booking our own excursions with a private company and had a great time.
The pool/watersports experience was less than stellar as well. Not once in the 7 days we were there could we use the kayaks or paddle boards. The seas were a little rough on some days but there were a few days that looked pretty good. If you want to snorkel around the resort you better brink your own stuff because they won’t let you use theirs unless you’re on an excursion. The diving was great and everyone in the dive shop was amazing as well. If you want a beach chair you better get out there early because the Butlers reserve all the premium beachfront and pool side chairs early. If you want a Soda or drink by the beach or pool before 10am you had better bring it from your room because none of the bars open before then and even if there is someone there they won’t give it to you. We booked a scenic boat tour as well that was cancelled with no notice due to “weather”, despite a beautiful day and the dive boat still running. We were the only two booked that day so I don’t think it was worth their time to go with just us.
The last area I felt needed improvement was the dining experience. The food was great, the wait for the food was not. Service was very slow at the restaurants. The staff was great, there just wasn’t enough of them and I’m pretty sure the kitchen cooks the food one table at a time. One day we could only get a 6pm reservation at the steak house, much earlier than I normally eat, so I ordered a sushi roll at the sushi restaurant to put in the fridge for a late night snack. Denied. I was not allowed to take food back to my room unless I had a Butler to do it for me. The final straw was when I was dining at Neptune’s and went to get a soda at the bar since my server was overwhelmed and they wouldn’t let me take the can back to the table, it had to be in a glass. The glass contains about ½ a can of Pepsi with ice and I didn’t want to have to keep getting up and down. I’m still not sure why I couldn’t have that can of Pepsi.
You can probably figure out that I was not happy about the amount of money I spent to get the experience that I had. In the future I would book a nice hotel and just pay as I go or try a different all-inclusive because Sandals left a lot to be desired. What saved the week was the friendly staff and the trips we took off property.