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Sandals® Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

Dickinson Bay, St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda

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Sandals® Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Dressing up is encouraged, with theme nights such as floral wear, pirate costumes, black-and-white, Antiguan flag colors, and "formal, casually elegant" wear.

Hotel Overview

Distinctive villages
Set on breathtaking Dickenson Bay, this romantic resort offers two uniquely-themed villages.
Guestroom choices
Guests can choose from 379 rooms and suites in a range of categories, some with private pools and butler service.
Things to do
Enjoy water and land sports, six pools, nine restaurants, eight bars, a nightclub, and theme-dress nights as well as optional treatments at the Red Lane ®Spa.

Amenity highlights:

Three medium-sized and one large pool are situated around the grounds. Eight-person spa tubs are paired with the smaller pools. Surrounded by a thick garden, the large pool comprises a good-size round section and a smaller section that curves around a two-sided swim-up bar. Adjacent is a 20-person spa tub. The beach fronting the resort provides a half-mile of nearly white sand.

Location

Dickinson Bay, St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda

Airport:

ANU - VC Bird International Airport

ROOMS

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Massage - available in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Refrigerator
  • Sewing kit
  • Television

DETAILS

Property Amenities

The majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities at the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities and activities. Arrayed around a fountain courtyard, Sandals Grande Antigua, a complex of colorful wood buildings, comprises a health, beauty, and fitness center. One open-air pavilion shelters an eight-person spa tub and plunge pool. Another open-air pavilion contains cardio and weight machines and free weights. A third holds a workout area for aerobics and yoga classes. An air-conditioned health-and-beauty spa offers massage, body treatments, facials, waxing, and hair and nail care in an ambience of bleached-wood ceilings, marble walls, and tropical woods. Within the spa are men's and women's saunas, steam rooms, and skylighted relaxation lounges, as well as a hydrotherapy room with twin treatment tables for couples. Surcharges apply for spa and beauty treatments and services. A lobby kiosk provides Internet access (surcharge). The $70 million 180-suite Mediterranean Village is situated on a west-facing hilltop overlooking the ocean. Guests have access to a large freshwater pool, and poolside cabanas with plasma TVs and wireless Internet access. A shopping center, four new dining options, expanded state-of-the-art meeting and banquet space, beauty salon, and expanded spa facilities are available.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Business services
  • Concierge services
  • Poolside bar

Number of floors: N/A

Number of rooms: 371

Dining

The majority of meals and beverages plus all gratuities at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
Bayside Restaurant
Serves all meals. Breakfast and lunch buffets include made-to-order items. International cuisine. Dinner can be enjoyed indoors by candlelight or outdoors overlooking the moonlit sea. Reservations not required. Dinner dress code: Resort evening.
Il Palio
White-glove, white-linen, open-air beachside Italian restaurant with seating under high ceiling and under yellow-and-white striped awnings. Open for dinner nightly except Saturdays. Reservations required. Dress code: Resort evening.
Kimonos
Air-conditioned teppanyaki restaurant. Open for dinner nightly except Mondays and Saturdays. Reservations required. Nonsmoking. Dress code: Resort evening.
OK Corral
Casual, second-floor, open-air restaurant above beach serving Southwestern food á la carte. Open for dinner nightly except Mondays. Reservations required. Dress code: Resort casual.
The Courtyard Grill
Casual snack spot open late mornings to early evenings; reopens after dinner period and remains open until breakfast service begins. Serves hamburgers, french fries, fruits, salads and other fast foods.
Sundowner Bar
Beachside, open-air bar serving tropical drinks, beer and wine from late morning until late night.
Piano Bar
Air-conditioned bar/lounge open until late night.

Recreation

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.

  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction