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This award-winning resort sits along the powdery white sands and calm waters of Antigua's Dickenson Bay, 10 minutes from the capital, St. John's, and 15 minutes from V.C. Bird International Airport.
This all inclusive resort offers 6 freshwater pools, 6 whirlpools, 11 restaurants, 7 bars, and a 24 hour fully-equipped fitness center. Guests can choose accommodations in the Caribbean Grove or the Mediterranean Village.
Guests enjoy air-conditioned accommodations overlooking lush tropical gardens, pool, or the beach, and lots more. Most rooms feature king-size mahogany 4-poster beds, and patios or balconies.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Sandals Grande Antigua - All Inclusive Couples Only
This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages
- All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
- In-room minibar (non-alcoholic beverages included)
Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.
- Scuba-diving excursions
- Fitness facilities
- Onsite entertainment and activities
- Access to onsite clubs
- Onsite live performances
- Theme parties
- Roundtrip airport transfers
- Scuba-diving certification
- Scuba-diving lessons
- Tennis lessons
- Activities and services offered by independent operators
- Offsite tours
- Transportation to offsite activities
Located on the white-sand beach of Antigua's famous Dickenson Bay, and voted most romantic resort in the world, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa All Inclusive provides guests with a dual resort experience – Mediterranean and Caribbean. Guests can choose between the piazzas and classical architecture of the all-suite Mediterranean Village and the authentic rondovals and suites of the lush Caribbean Grove.
11 top-end restaurants offering cuisines ranging from fine Asian to haute European, and gastro-pub grub to Caribbean delights, ensure that guests are spoilt for gastronomic choice. Complementing the dining options, 7 differently themed – from pool to pub and jazz to beachside – bars serve the highest quality drinks, and keep guests’ spirits jovial.
A 24 hour fully-equipped fitness center, distinctive pools, yoga, aerobic and water aerobics classes, tennis lessons with a pro, and beach volleyball are just some of the options that prevent fitness routines from taking a backseat to relaxation. For the more adventurous, snorkeling, scuba diving, canoeing, and windsurfing allow for the elevation of endorphin and adrenalin levels. After all the high energy activities, guests can be pampered at the full-service Red Lane® Spa, which offers classic European spa treatments revitalized with a Caribbean touch. Surcharges apply for spa and beauty treatments and services.
5000 square feet of meeting space and 6 meeting/conference rooms make this an ideal resort for conferences. For ease of travel, guests can use the airport shuttle, offered during limited hours. High-speed Internet can be accessed in the Internet Café (Caribbean Grove Lobby), and complimentary WiFi coverage extends throughout the resort.
- Number of floors - 7
- Number of buildings/towers - 8
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach towels
- Full-service spa
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Free airport transportation
- Total number of rooms - 373
- 24-hour front desk
- Hair salon
- Shopping on site
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Tennis on site
- Number of poolside bars - 2
- Wedding services
- Coffee shop or café
- Free breakfast
- Concierge services
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Number of outdoor pools - 6
- Free WiFi
- Billiards or pool table
- Tours/ticket assistance
- One meeting room
- Multilingual staff
- Picnic area
- Free self parking
- Beach cabanas (surcharge)
- Beach sun loungers
- Conference center
- Outdoor tennis court
- Number of restaurants - 11
- Conference space size (feet) - 5000
- Conference space size (meters) - 450
- Number of meeting rooms - 6
- Smoke-free property
- Spa services on site
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking
- Cable TV service
- Hair dryer
- Premium bedding
- Separate sitting area
- Furnished balcony or patio
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Ceiling fan
- Air conditioning
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Private bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Daily housekeeping
- Iron/ironing board
- Free WiFi
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- iPod docking station
- Room service (limited hours)
- LED TV
Where to Eat
All meals and the majority of beverages plus all gratuities are included in the room reservation (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
Kimono's - Features Teppanyaki-style Asian cuisine, serving dinner from 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM Tuesday-Sunday. The dress code is resort evening attire, and reservations are required.
The Cricketer's - An a la carte English pub with carved walls, wooden benches, cricket paraphernalia and a billiards room. Dinner is served from 5 PM to 10 PM. The dress code is resort evening attire.
Barefoot by the Sea - A la carte beachfront bar serving drinks and seafood under a wood-shingled Caribbean roof. Open for lunch and dinner with snacks and grilled items from 11 AM to 5 PM and dinner from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Dress code is resort casual attire, but bare feet are permitted.
Bayside Restaurant - Offering an international menu, this restaurant serves a breakfast buffet from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM, a lunch buffet from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, and dinner from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The restaurant has a resort casual dress code and a beachfront location.
Bella Napolia Pizzeria - Pizzas are made fresh-to-order in the finest Italian fashion. Guests can dine al fresco in the garden. Open from 11 AM to 6 PM.
Café de Paris - This patisserie offers freshly baked pastries, ice cream, and drinks in the French tradition. Open daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 PM.
Courtyard Bistro - Featuring anytime snacks along with fresh deli and grilled items, this bistro is open from noon to 5 PM. It offers indoor and outdoor seating.
Eleanor's - This a la carte Caribbean restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining from 6 PM to 9:30 PM. The dress code is resort evening attire, and reservations are required.
Mario’s Restaurant - Mario's serves a la carte Italian cuisine, featuring a breakfast buffet from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, and dinner from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The dress code is resort evening attire.
Soy - Serving sushi a la carte from 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM. The dress code is resort evening attire.
O.K. Corral - Southwestern cuisine a la carte. Serving breakfast from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM and dinner from 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM. The dress code is resort evening attire, and reservations are required.
Late Night Buffet - A weekly late night chocolate buffet is available on Fridays.
Late Night Snacks - Provided nightly in the Cricketer’s Pub from 10 PM to 2 AM.
Entertainment options include live entertainment, including evening performances and theme nights, for which guests are encouraged to dress up.
- Mondays: Beach Party-BBQ with live native show
- Karaoke in the English Pub (Thursdays and Sundays): 11:00pm to 1:00am
- Piano Bar: 6:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (Fully air-conditioned)
- Sundays - Tropical Sunday
- Mondays - Pirates & Wenches Beach Bash
- Tuesdays - Island Romance
- Wednesdays - Guest & Staff Talent Showcase
- Thursdays - Sandals Foundation Day
- Fridays - Antigua & Barbuda Jamboree
- Saturdays - Reggae Fest
- Mondays - General Manager’s Cocktail Party
- Tuesdays - Suites Concierge Cocktail Party
- Wednesdays - Sandals Select Cocktails & Dinner
- Thursdays - Butler’s Cocktail Party
Nearby Things to Do
The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa (scroll above to see the All-Inclusive Details section).
Water sports include snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking. Land sports include tennis, volleyball, table tennis, and aerobics. The resort also offers Segway tours.
Guests must be certified to join scuba diving trips. Sandals/Beaches resorts offer a scuba diving resort certification course for beginners, for a surcharge. Guests who successfully complete the course receive scuba diving certification good for up to one year at any of the Sandals/Beaches resorts. PADI Certification also available for a surcharge.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Ziplining nearby
- Kayaking on site
- Scuba diving on site
- Ecotours nearby
- Beach volleyball on site
- Segway rental/tour on site
- Sailing on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Tennis lessons on site
- Volleyball on site
- Windsurfing on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
- Fitness classes on site
- Beach yoga on site
- Boat tours nearby
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Number of treatment rooms 6
- Outdoor treatment areas
- Couples treatment rooms
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
- No pets or service animals allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Caters to adults only
Minimum guest age is 18
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No pets or service animals allowed
This hotel is exclusively for adult couples.
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We should mention
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.
Awards & Affiliations
Free Excursion for 2 (Free Catamaran Cruise)
Book a minimum 7-night stay in a rate plan displaying the "Limited Time: Free Excursion for 2" tag now - January 31, 2017, for travel now - December 26, 2018, and receive 1 free catamaran cruise for 2 adults once per stay.
Blackout dates: December 27-31, 2017. The reservation must be made at the resort. Cruise is only redeemable at an Island Routes Tour Desk and the tour must be taken during guest's qualifying stay. Free Catamaran Cruise is based on availability and subject to weather conditions. All excursion changes or cancellations are at the discretion of Island Routes Caribbean Adventures. Free Catamaran Cruise is capacity controlled. If this specific cruise is not available guest's will be offered an alternative. Free Catamaran cruise has no cash or redeemable value, is non-transferable, and cannot be exchanged for any other excursion. Any unused portions of the promotion during initial stay cannot be redeemed for cash or credit towards future stays. In addition, this promotion is also subject to the conditions set out by the property's standard disclaimers. The property may revise or terminate this offer at any time without prior notification. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Other restrictions may apply.