Overview

This luxurious all-inclusive resort is situated on a beautiful stretch of white sandy beach in Antigua's Dickenson Bay. Combining Caribbean and Mediterranean styles, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa features 11 restaurants, six freshwater pools and the generous range of activities that Sandals resorts are known for.

Sat between Antigua’s longest sandy beach and 27 acres of lush tropical grounds and gardens, the hotel’s location is impressive. If you’re looking to explore more of the island, visit the uninhabited Prickly Pear Island, and Antigua’s capital city and fort, Saint John’s and Fort James, which are within five miles of the hotel. The popular but peaceful Runaway Beach is two miles away and for keen golfers, the Cedar Valley Golf Course is three miles away. V. C Bird International Airport is under six miles from the hotel.

Accommodation is split into two villages – the Caribbean Beachfront Village, located by the sea amidst towering palms, and the Mediterranean Oceanview Village, inspired by the glamour of Nice, St Tropez and Italy. Within both villages, you’ll find a number of Love Nest Butler Suites®, offering butler assistance, 24-hour room service and views of the beach, ocean, pool or gardens – some also have private pools and beachfront locations. In addition to the Butler Suites, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa also offers Club Level and Luxury Level rooms, some of which boast views over the Caribbean Sea

Accommodation details

Address:

Dickenson Bay
St Johns
Antigua
Antigua

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 14:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00

Location:

2.5 mi / 4.0 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Total Number of Rooms - 373

RELOCATION BOOKINGS

Sleeps 9

General facilities

  • 6 Pool
  • Massage services
  • Live entertainment
  • Pool Bar
  • Spa
  • Exercise gym
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Tennis court
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe deposit box
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Sauna
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • 7 Lounges/bars
  • 11 Restaurant
  • Shop

Other facilities

Facilities include six freshwater swimming pools, six whirlpools and two swim-up bars. For added indulgence, book a private cabana in the gardens, on the beach or around the pool – a Cabana Butler will attend to your every need with cold towels, a morning fruit platter, continental breakfast, lunch and drinks (charges apply). Afterwards, achieve the utmost relaxation at Red Lane Spa®. Inspired by the Caribbean, signature treatments feature tropical botanicals, and include the Papaya Pineapple Salt Mousse, Tropical Paradise Massage and Neroli Jasmine Candle Massage. Treat yourself to a Flawless Facial, featuring a deep pore cleanse, exfoliation, brightening and facial muscle toning.

If you’re in the mood for activity, choose from PADI-certified diving (charges apply for lessons and solo divers will need to show a recognised diving certificate), Hobie Cats, paddle boarding, kayaking, aqua trikes and windsurfing. On land, activities include beach volleyball, tennis, croquet, darts, bocce ball, table tennis, board games and pool tables, as well as a fitness centre with a timetable of group classes, personal training sessions (charges apply) and a range of cardio equipment and weights.

Expect a wealth of evening entertainment, from theme nights and fire-eaters, to beach parties. 

Dining information

Choose from a great selection of dining options as part of the all-inclusive package. Overlooking the water, Bayside serves a buffet breakfast and lunch, and a la carte, Caribbean-influenced dinner – such as mahi-mahi and salmon. Mario’s serves breakfast and dinner, offering a selection of Northern Italian recipes inspired by the grandfather of the restaurant’s first Italian chef. Calypso serves flavourful Caribbean cuisine. Café de Paris offers a French-inspired spread for breakfast, as well as patisserie items until the evening. Seafood is served for lunch and dinner at Barefoot by the Sea – located on the sand, you are welcome to arrive without footwear. In the afternoon, Courtyard Bistro serves salads, hot dogs, and burgers and Bella Napoli provides made to order pizzas. Open for dinner and into the small hours for drinks, Drunken Duck is an English pub-inspired venue, with fish and chips, shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash among the items on the menu, accompanied by British drinks such as Guinness and Newcastle Brown Ale. Experience East Asian dishes at dinnertime, including gyoza and teriyaki beef at Kimonos, and sushi and sashimi dishes incorporating crab, octopus and unagi sauce at Orange Blossom (both closed on Tuesdays). Or enjoy Tex-Mex cuisine and premium steak cuts, with a beach view, at OK Corral. 

Additional information

The dress code is mainly resort casual, which can include shorts or jeans, t-shirts or polo shirts. Swimwear must be covered, and shirts and footwear are required. For dinner, some restaurants require resort evening attire which includes dress trousers or jeans for men and, long or short sleeve dress shirts (with or without collar). Shoes or sandals should also be worn. Shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless shirts, hats, trainers, flip flops and slippers are not deemed as appropriate resort evening attire.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) restaurant buffets will no longer be self-service. There will be thermal temperature screening procedures in place during check-in and prior to a treatment at the hotel’s spa.

Sandals Resorts are committed to keeping you safe, visit ba.com/sandals-safety and find out more about the measures they've put in place.  

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