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Sandals Grande Antigua – Resort Review

One of the best all inclusive Caribbean resorts - Sandals Grande Antigua - Resort Review

Nestled on the northwest coast of Antigua, along the pristine shores of Dickenson Bay Beach, Sandals Grande Antigua is a true slice of paradise. Boasting azure waters, a heavenly beach, and unparalleled luxury, it’s one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Voted the “World’s Most Romantic Resort,” this luxurious property has been designed to ignite passion, providing the perfect backdrop for a honeymoon, anniversary, or romantic holiday! From premium amenities and upscale dining options to an array of thrilling water sports and activities, it offers everything you need for an unforgettable Caribbean vacation.

Location

Lush landscapes and mesmerizing turquoise waters complement each other at Sandals Grande Antigua, creating a tropical paradise!
A breathtaking aerial view of Sandals Grande Antigua, showcasing the resort's beauty and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

Antigua’s location in the eastern Caribbean makes it easily accessible from various international destinations. This Caribbean island is also known as the “Land of 365 Beaches” because it has a beach for every day of the year! The beaches here are some of the most beautiful in the world, making Antigua one of the best Caribbean islands to visit.

Sandals Grande Antigua on Dickenson Bay: A heavenly beach paradise with white sands and clear turquoise waters.

Sandals Grande Antigua is located on Dickenson Bay, one of the most exquisite beaches in Antigua. This means that you’ll find powdery white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters right at your doorstep! The resort’s prime location not only offers paradisiacal views of the Caribbean Sea but also provides easy access to the island’s many attractions. Sandals Antigua is conveniently located just 15 minutes away from V.C. Bird International Airport, and the resort offers a complimentary shuttle service, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free arrival and departure experience.

The Property

Scenic view of Sandals Grande Antigua's lush landscapes, palm trees, pristine beach, and azure waters on a picturesque cloudy day.
A charming wedding gazebo nestled at Sandals Grande Antigua, providing the perfect backdrop for a dreamy and romantic wedding.

The resort is spread over a sizable area, featuring lush tropical gardens, meandering pathways, and charming wedding gazebos. The architecture is Caribbean-style, characterized by low-rise structures with lovely gabled roofs, colorful facades, and decorative wooden accents.

Rooms & Suites

Tranquil pathways through vibrant tropical landscapes at Sandals Grande Antigua.

Sandals Grande Antigua offers a diverse range of elegant accommodations that exude romance and relaxation! You can choose from various room categories, including adorable Caribbean-inspired beachfront villas, Mediterranean-style oceanview suites, and private Rondovals tucked away in tranquil settings.

Exquisite interiors of the Caribbean Honeymoon Premium accommodation at Sandals Grande Antigua: one of the best adults only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.
Patio at the Caribbean Honeymoon Premium accommodation in Sandals Grande Antigua: A romantic retreat with tropical garden views.

We had the pleasure of staying at the Caribbean Honeymoon Premium. It was amazing to have a private patio overlooking the meticulously landscaped gardens, providing us with a serene retreat to enjoy the tropical vibe! The four-poster, king-size bed did add a touch of romance to our stay!

Dining

Fountain, patio dining and landscapes of the Mediterranean Village at Sandals Grande Antigua.

Like all Sandals resorts, your all-inclusive vacation includes unlimited fine dining, anytime meals, snacks, and drinks. Sandals Grande Antigua boasts 11 world-class restaurants, each featuring a unique and mouthwatering selection of international cuisines catering to every palate. From delectable seafood at Barefoot by the Sea to fine Italian fare at Mario’s, your taste buds are in for a treat!

Delicious dining experiences on an all-inclusive vacation at Sandals Grande Antigua.

Visit Eleanor’s for a taste of Caribbean flavors and indulge in exquisite seafood and island-inspired desserts with a side of ocean breeze!

Interiors of Cafe-De-Paris at Sandals Grande Antigua.

Cafe de Paris is a haven for coffee enthusiasts and dessert lovers alike. Treat yourself to artisanal pastries, cakes, and expertly crafted coffee creations for a delightful afternoon pick-me-up.

Activities

View of the pool and facade at Sandals Grande Antigua.

Sandals Antigua offers a variety of water and land activities. Take a kayak out on the crystalline waters, or go snorkeling to discover the vibrant marine life beneath the surface.

On land, you can choose from exciting options like pool and beach volleyball, tennis matches, or nature walks. The evening atmosphere is electrifying with spectacular live performances and Caribbean dance shows!

Photoshoot

Romantic couple enjoying a beautiful Caribbean sunset at Sandals Grande Antigua.

Sandals Grande Antigua provides complimentary photoshoot sessions as an added treat, allowing you to freeze those precious moments of your romantic holiday. Pose against the backdrop of turquoise waters, stroll hand-in-hand along the sandy beaches, or bask in the golden sunset. These photoshoot sessions ensure you take home the most precious souvenirs of your time in paradise!

Island Excursions

Island excursion from Sandals Grande Antigua to Shirley Heights - A stunning vantage point with panoramic views of English Harbor.
Picturesque harbor views on an island excursion from Sandals Grande Antigua to English Harbor.

Sandals Antigua offers plenty of exciting excursions to create an unforgettable Caribbean vacation. Dive into Antigua’s rich history with a fascinating sightseeing tour, visiting historic landmarks like Shirley Heights, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking views! Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nelson’s Dockyard, learning about Antigua’s naval past while soaking in picturesque views of English Harbour. If you’re seeking aquatic adventures, glide along the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea on a catamaran cruise. Get your heart pumping with a thrilling zip-lining excursion and immerse yourself in the lush rainforests. Alternatively, if you desire relaxation, unwind on a romantic sunset cruise, cherishing the sublime beauty of the Caribbean as the sun sets!

Why Choose Sandals Grande Antigua?

View of the facade, gazebo and tropical landscapes at Sandals Resort Antigua.

While looking for resorts in Antigua, I highly recommend you choose Sandals Grande Antigua for its unparalleled tropical splendor. It’s one of the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts offering a perfect blend of romance, luxury, and leisure. The resort’s idyllic beachfront location, extensive dining options, and a myriad of activities made our romantic getaway nothing short of extraordinary! From lounging on the pristine beaches to exploring the crystal-clear waters and indulging in lavish spa treatments, Sandals Antigua promises a blissful retreat in the Caribbean.

So, are you ready for a dreamy Caribbean escape? Reserve your slice of paradise at Sandals Grande Antigua now!

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