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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
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“Great resort, great staff. no complaints”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Just spent 2 weeks there-pretty pricey but worth it. better than any other resort I've stayed at.
Best of all were the staff--the friendliest and nicest people I have ever met.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We spent 10 days at Sandals in March and enjoyed every minute. The service was second to none and all the staff were extremely friendly. The resort was beautifully kept and efficiently run. The accommodation was spacious, clean and extremely comfortable. The food was excellent in all the restaurants (we tried them all except The Cricketers Pub). We have been to Sandals in Cuba, St Lucia, Jamaica and Antigua. Antigua was certainly one of the best and one to be revisited. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

This was our first trip to a Sandals and i was not disappointed. We have been to other all inclusives and we enjoyed it every bit as much. Greeted by Jeroma at the door and she checked in us throughout our stay and even had a couple of nice surprises for us! Jeroma Rocks!

The girls at the Cafe De Paris were awesome and even sent us to the airport with some pastries. They made our daily trek to the cafe a fun time!

The grounds were beautiful and well kept, the food was great and we had a great time. Like anyplace, you could find something wrong if you look reall hard. But I thought all the staff did a remarkable job to make it a very pleasant place!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

There wasn't a single negative about this locale. We have stayed here before and will be back. The staff is very friendly and helpful and Melville at check-in was great. The beach is beautiful and the food was very good Mario's is my favorite and Elanor's is second. Well worth the price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We visited Sandals Grande Antigua in March 2012 and had a great time overall. We were in the Ixoria building on the Caribbean Grove side which was recently refurbished. It was set back from the beach and had a garden type view, but the ocean was also visible. We loved the Caribbean feel and beautiful foliage on this side – very quiet and relaxing. Health club was quite impressive for a “Caribbean resort” work out facility.
The beach is absolutely beautiful just as you see in everyone’s photos. It is a great spot to go running in the morning as well as walks during the day. Yes, there are vendors but a quick ‘no thank you’ and they are on their way. After a couple of days they will not even ask you to buy anything. We stayed at the beach each day with a trip to the pool bars after lunch. Grabbing beach chairs around 9 or 10:00 each morning was not a problem and the resort was 100% full.
Bayside –breakfast was fairly typical, but has a good variety each day.
OK Corral- does breakfast a la carte and is usually not crowded. There is a small snack/sandwich type spot – Courtyard Bistro just next to Bayside. It was fun to get nachos or other snacks to bring to the beach bar and watch the sunsets.
Marios – probably our best dinners, we went their twice. Great filet mignon one night and very nice salad/appetizer bar.
Eleanors – Good food, tables were fairly close together though. Definitely not as nice as we expected. We each had the lobster tail and it was nothing special.
Kimonos – Very fun night. I would suggest doing this early on your trip as you can meet other nice couples. Great show and good food – chef was very entertaining.
Bayside – Different dinner theme each night so pay attention to the daily news letter. We went on ‘spices’ night (I think…) and had very good sea food and chicken.
Café de Paris – Great place to grab a small desert and coffee after dinner – great cheese cake.
Cricketers – Never ate here, but went each night after dinner for beverages. Great time to sit and relax and chat with the bartenders – great people and great service.
Barefoot – We went for lunch each day and loved it. Great setting - feet in the sand, great views. Loved the jerk chicken and jerk pork.
Overall, this is a great place for a relaxing vacation with a beautiful beach and pools. The staff were great – just smile and treat them nicely and they will do the same. We will recommend this Sandals to all of our friends.
Tips: Try to avoid departing on a Sunday from the Antigua airport, especially on United. The airline check-in, immigration, wait areas, etc are just not large enough for the number of people leaving around 1 or 2:00 on a Sunday. It is a very slow and painful departure process.
Do the sunset cruise offered by Sandals. It is one of the yellow catamarans you will see in the mornings, but just for Sandals couples so the boat is not very crowded. It only happens on Fridays. There is a Sandals person taking a video of the cruise – very cheap, $30 or so. Let him know you will buy one and he will take more video of the two of you.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

Property: Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Address: Dickenson Bay, St. John's, Antigua
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Region: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in St. John's
#3 On the Beach Hotel in St. John's
#3 Luxury Hotel in St. John's
#3 Family Hotel in St. John's
#4 Romantic Hotel in St. John's
#5 Business Hotel in St. John's
Price range (per night): ₹ 31,069 - ₹ 74,682
Hotel Class:5 star — Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 373
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•A European Hotel in the Six-Star, all-suite Mediterranean Village •Exotic Rondoval with private plunge pool and butler service •1,400 square foot Mediterranean villa with private plunge pool and butler service•Houses the East Caribbean's largest pool (1 of 6) •Offers 9 dining options and 8 bars including an English pub •Voted "World's Most Romantic Resort" 14 years in a row ... more   less 
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