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Hotel Description

Adults-only beachfront property with 6 outdoor pools

Beachside getaway

With a stay at this Dickenson Bay property, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Dickenson Bay Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Runaway Bay Beach. Marble Hill and St. John's Harbour are also within 3 miles (5 km).


A full-service spa, 11 restaurants, and 6 outdoor pools are all featured at this smoke-free property. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with beach cabanas and sun loungers. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 poolside bars and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Club Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View (Caribbean Grande Luxe Club Level Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Comfort Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Garden View (Caribbean Deluxe)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View (Mediterranean Grande Luxe Club Level)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Club Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View (Caribbean Walkout Club Level Veranda)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View (Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View (Caribbean Grande Luxe Walkout Club L.)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only

Everyone (3) Couples (3)
5 out of 5
This entire property was lovely and the staff incredibly friendly. Felt completely safe there and on the island itself. Beach area awesome as were all of the restaurants and options. Let’s not even get started on the drinks. 😆 we will be back!

Posted by , from Greenville on Mar 31, 2023

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Mar 31, 2023 by HP

Thank you for your feedback! We strive to create the best experience for our guests and are glad you have enjoyed your stay and hope to have you back with us soon. Best regards

4 out of 5

Posted by , from Bells on Nov 13, 2021

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5 out of 5
Everything was awesome! Couldn't ask for a better all-inclusive experience. Staff was great, from front desk to servers, to bartenders. Even all the grounds and bag-related staff we interacted with were very polite and friendly. Location couldn't be beat, amenities were awesome, and activity personnel and variety was wonderful

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021

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Jun 24, 2021 by Hugo Perez

Good Day Thank you for your feedback! We strive in creating the best experience for our guests and are glad you have enjoyed your stay. Kind regards

4 out of 5
We had a great stay overall. We would definitely recommend Sandals and Antigua. We loved it here - great location, beautiful beach, tasty drinks at the swim up bar, and the staff were mostly pleasant. Also huge plus - not sure if it was the time of year thou - but we never had to worry about finding lounge chairs by the pool or on the beach! We always could find a pair somewhere and didnt have to think about rushing down to throw towels on them :) A few, very minor negatives - the internet connection is problematic, only really works well in the lobby. We also happened to be there during a reunion week - and they closed restaurants because of it - limiting the ones available to the other guests.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

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Apr 29, 2019 by Hugo Perez

Good Day Thank you for your feedback! We strive in creating the best experience for our guests and are glad you have enjoyed your stay. Please know we will work hard to fix the issues presented to you. Kind regards

2 out of 5

The worst vacation/honeymoon ever!

Pros: The food, overall hospitality, and the NO tipping policy!
Cons: Upgrades to EVERYTHING starting with the rooms to the pool.
This was the worst vacation/to be honeymoon ever! The entire resort is very outdated even though we stayed in the Mediterranean Village which is supposed to be the newer section. In terms of things being outdated, let’s first start with the room…mold throughout the bathroom, uncomfortable yet squeaky bed, and unclean furniture. Now on to the resort, the facilities/restaurants needs some renovations as well especially the pool. At the pool, the staff allow guests to “reserve” the floaters as well as seats around the pool so as long as you have a towel there or you keep a floater near your area it was yours but in my opinion that was unacceptable and the staff should better manage the pool area from seats to the floaters. The majority of the restaurants were very good. However, we were very disappointed in Eleanor’s as it were to be one of the best restaurants there…the food was horrible and there were too many cats roaming around not to mention the guests that were feeding them. All in all, we were glad to depart from this resort and do not recommend it to others. It was a very costly trip yet very disappointing...Sandals need to and must do better because a lot of people there were complaining about their stay and it seems to be an issue throughout this chain of resorts.

Posted by , from Maryland on Aug 31, 2016

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4 out of 5

Beautiful garden

Pros: gardens
Cons: more huts, better maintenance
Location: not a lot, but nice tours of the island are available
Sandals is a lovely resort with good food (better than many all inclusives) and great drinks. (the wine is drinkable)Most impressive are the grounds with lovely trees, bushes and tropical flowers. WE stayed in a walk out on the Mediterranean village side. it was beautiful. However, our patio door was broken for most of the visit, so we could not use it effectively. There were some other maintenance/housekeeping issues, but the room was attractive and comfortable. The staff were exceptional and it was evident that they were programmed to make everyone have a good time. I like the tasteful, but fun entertainment. OUr favorite was place was the cafe that made fresh crepes each day and wonderful coffees and pastries. Not enough huts on the beach, they said that they are working on it.

Posted by , from Philadelphia suburbs on Apr 26, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great Place! Would Stay Again

Great value for the money. Staff and property were as advertised. Have no complaints.

Posted by , from Kentucky on Jun 19, 2013

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3 out of 5

Gorgeous island, mediocre resort

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants
Cons: No free Internet
The island of Antigua is undeniably gorgeous, but the entertainment that Sandals provided at night is lame and boring. Our bed was extremely uncomfortable, waking up each morning with a sore back and we're in our 20s. My husband became very ill toward the end of the trip. The doctor cost $220 for the visit and meds. The Sandals nurse did not seem to know anything. They said it could be from the air, water, or someone else. He said this happens quite often. Take your vitamins before the trip! All staff are nice, but the Red Lane Spa staff and photographers walking around the island are extremely pushy. The one spa experience we did do was very good though. The free snorkeling trip was not worth the effort. You could hardly see any fish and what you could see was cloudy and not colorful. Drinks at the bar were excellent. When walking in the ocean, it is not clear enough to see your feet. The restaurants have good food, but the menus are limited. You need to make dinner reservations days in advance if you want to go to one of the three restaurants that require a reservation. The internet is not free, but we learned that if you buy a half hours worth of computer time ($7 US), they will not charge you more if you go over. In all, I would not recommend Sandals.

Posted by , from PA on Jul 23, 2012

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5 out of 5

We enjoyed this vacation.

Cons: No free Internet
We really enjoyed our vacation. The Sandals resort was beautiful. The staff was friendly. We stayed on the Caribbean side of the resort in the Flamboyant building. The room was nice and kept exceptionally clean. Our room did not smell bad as stated in some previous reviews we read. The food was good; however, nothing made me say "wow" and the desserts were only okay. I think the rule that men have to wear long pants to most of the restaurants is unneeded, since most of the restaurants are open air and nothing fancy. The large pool did not have enough rafts for everyone, but we were able to find one when we went later in the afternoons. The ocean is calm and clear. There are plenty of snorkeling trips. The snorkeling in Antigua is okay, nothing great. Internet service costs.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011

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5 out of 5

Loved the Caribbean side!

The Caribbean side is the older side and so beautiful! The rooms had that old Caribbean Plantation feel. The newer side, Mediterranean, looked like a Las Vegas hotel. Little or no gardens, mostly lawn, where the Caribbean side had lush established gardens...gorgeous! The service was the same on both sides with access to all the same amenities, however they were closer to the Caribbean side. We hope to return next year with another couple and will ask for the Caribbean side again.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2011

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About the Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only

Location Dickinson Bay, St. John's, Antigua

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities 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.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite nightclubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Tennis lessons
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite nightclubs included
  • Sailing included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Scuba diving excursions included
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Tennis included
  • Volleyball included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Tennis lessons not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • All meals included
  • Minibar (only non-alcoholic beverages included)
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Theme parties included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan in the sun loungers (chaise longues) or kick back in the shade with cabanas (surcharge) and umbrellas. At Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only you can cool off in one of the 6 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served daily. There are 11 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 poolside bars and 7 bars/lounges. Public spaces have free WiFi. This all-inclusive property also offers outdoor tennis courts, a 24-hour health club, and a steam room. Free self parking is available. This 5-star St. John's property is smoke free.

  • 373 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 13 buildings
  • 11 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 7 bars or lounges
  • 5000 sq ft of conference space
  • 450 sq m of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only offers 373 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include laptop-compatible safes and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily.

Barefoot by the Sea - This beachfront restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Bayside Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Bella Napolia Pizzeria - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specializes in pizza and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Cafe de Paris - This café specializes in French cuisine and serves breakfast only. Open daily.

Eleanors - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Caribbean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor tennis court and a 24-hour health club are featured at the property. 6 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Beach yoga on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site

Spa Services

Red Lane has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 6
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property caters to couples, including same-sex couples.

Guests who book a room category with butler service included must contact this hotel in advance to provide their preferences.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

This hotel is exclusively for adult couples.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Caters to adults only
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • Antigua Sandals Resort All Inclusive
  • Grande Antigua
  • Grande Antigua All Inclusive
  • Grande Antigua Sandals Resort
  • Sandals Grande
  • Sandals Grande Antigua
  • Sandals Grande Antigua Resort All Inclusive
  • Sandals Grande Resort All Inclusive
  • Sandals Resort Grande Antigua
  • Antigua Sandals
  • Hotel Sandals Grande Antigua
  • Sandals Antigua
  • Sandals Grand Antigua
  • Sandals Grande Antigua Hotel St. John`s
  • Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa Saint John Parish
  • Sandals Grande Antigua Resort And Spa
  • Sandals Grande All Inclusive Couples
  • Sandals Grande Antigua Couples
  • Sandals Grande Couples
  • Sandals Grande Antigua ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only
  • Sandals Grande Antigua - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only St. John's

You should know

  • For stays on 14 February, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Valentine's Day gala dinner.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

Eco-Certified Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.