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Romantisch met zijn tweeën wandelen over een van de 365 stranden met de zonsondergang in de verte en een cocktail in uw hand.
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Een fraai ‘All Inclusive’ resort dat vanwege de zeer romantische ambiance meerdere onderscheidingen heeft gekregen. Het hotel ligt direct aan het strand van Dickenson Bay, het mooiste strand van Antigua. Dit hotel is uitgeroepen tot ’s werelds ‘meest romantische resort’. Creëer uw eigen liefdes legende in het meest romantische hotel van Antigua.
Over Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa heeft 9 uitstekende restaurants, 5 zwembaden met zonneterras en ligstoelen, 10 bars, een nachtclub, een swim up-bar, verschillende winkeltjes, een mooie spa, een wasserette en faciliteiten voor tennis (verlichte banen), tafeltennis, volleybal, biljart, shuffleboard, fitness, croquet, kanovaren, windsurfen, zeilen, snorkelen en twee gratis duiken per dag. ’s Avonds is er een animatieprogramma met levendige muziek.
- all inclusive
- adults only
Romantisch met zijn tweeën wandelen over een van de 365 stranden met de zonsondergang in de verte en een cocktail in uw hand.
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Alle kamers zijn voorzien van een airco en een ventilator, radio, tv, telefoon, een kluisje, een föhn, strijkfaciliteiten, een koffiezetapparaat en een badkamer met bad/douche en toilet.
Caribbean Deluxe kamers zijn in de tropische tuin gelegen.
De Caribbean Grande Luxe Poolside kamer is eveneens een gerenoveerde luxe kamer voorzien van een kingsize bed, balkon of terras en op steenworp afstand van een afgelegen zwembad en rustige tuinen. Het resort biedt eveneens voorzieningen en kamers voor minder validen.
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa ligt direct aan het strand van Dickenson Bay, het mooiste strand van Antigua.
• Gratis WiFi
• 11 restaurant
• 6 zwembaden
• 7 bars
• Swimup bar
Naast het fraaie tropische landschap zijn vooral de witte zandstranden de smaakmakers van Antigua. Het eiland telt maar liefst 365 stranden; voor elke dag één! Maar niet voor niets is het motto op Antigua “The beach is just the beginning” ; er is namelijk nog veel meer te doen op dit prachtige eiland en de vele bezienswaardigheden zijn echt een bezoek waard. Schitterende natuur met regenwouden, vele vogelsoorten en een kleurrijke onderwaterwereld met veel koralen en vissoorten; het is slechts een kleine greep uit al dat moois.
"Engaging and Pleasant Staff makes a difference"
My wife and I stayed here recently and canâ€™t say enough nice things about the staff here. Our experience with everyone from our initial greeting to our departure was sincere and pleasant. Any perceived issue was immediately handled, like a departure mistake on our part. The main pool is large enough and not crowded, the fire pits across the property were a great touch and nice to site by, the bars provided as many drinks as you needed (always ask for additional rum), the spa has the nicest hot and cold tub, and the property was well maintained. Food was ok, we didnâ€™t eat at any of the â€œnicerâ€ restaurants so canâ€™t comment any more. There is a little shop for tea / coffee / ice cream and treats which was our favorite place. We stayed on the Caribbean side and rooms were nice enough (could use some upgrades) and the bed was comfortable enough for a great sleep. The tennis court needs a little uplift but was playable enough to enjoy a game. The beach is not that large and there were not a lot of waves making it nice to go for a swim. There was a lot of seaweed there when we were there, not sure if it is common or not. The water sports (paddling and kayaks) were fun and the staff was helpful. Understanding everyone has to make a living, the beach peddling was annoying. It was impossible to walk the beach or rest without being asked if we wanted to participate in something or buy something, mostly with a guilt trip sales style. We ended buying some bracelets the first day on the beach and a hat from a store at the end of the beach (the lady was very kind / nice / no pressure â€“ shop here!). Not sure if / how Sandals can address this but believe this wonâ€™t be the first time someone has let them know this.
"Not our best Sandals experience"
We've been to two other Sandals properties ( Halcyon Beach, St. Lucia and South Shore (previously Whitehouse), Jamaica), so had certain expectations when we booked Antigua. The beach, the grounds and the Sandals employees all lived up to those expectations. These were the high points of our stay. We booked a "poolside" room and ended up in #630. Not only was it not poolside, you couldn't even see either of the two pools it was close to from the balcony. The building that #630 was in did have some rooms that were actually beside the pool but this was not one of them. The mini fridge did not cool our juices and water. A visit to the front desk to ask Maintenance to check it out didn't improve the situation. We ended up getting ice in our ice bucket each day and chilling drinks that way. We found that the food preparation was not up to the high standards of our two previous Sandals vacations. We purchased the private dinner package on the beach and regret that decision still. The deconstructed Caesar salad was two pieces of bacon cooked to a leathery consistency, smothered in way too much non-descript salad dressing over a head of romaine. The rack of lamb was cooked to medium well instead of the requested medium rare. The fruit soup was tiny pieces of fruit in a weak, almost watery broth. For dinner one other evening I order duck breast. The skin of the duck was not crisp and my first mouthful resulted in a great piece of duck fat with a small bit of meat.I will give the chef/grill cook in Eleanor's props, though; my steak was cooked medium rare just as requested. There were a couple of other instances a where dinner meals were overcooked, too. Breakfasts and lunches were OK, they just couldn't seem to get dinners cooked properly. I agree with several other reviewers that the number of shaded beach and pool areas were far too few. Not everyone can handle a day of sun. You don't go there to hide in your room. Come on, Sandals Grande Antigua, buy a few more sun umbrellas!
We visited SGA in March, this is our second stay at a Sandals,( first being Sandals Halycon in St Lucia) We enjoyed the short ride to the the resort, friendly welcome and quick check-in. We stayed on the Caribbean side in an entry level room, it was small, clean, comfortable and quiet. The Caribbean pool was right across from us so having no alcohol in the room was not a problem, we had a fridge with water, soda and juice and it was perfect. I would stay in this room category again. The grounds are gorgeous, they work on them constantly and it shows. We don't sit in one place for long and finding chairs at the beach and pools was never an issue for us. I suppose if we stayed at the beach all day we may of run into that(no shade), but isn't that every resort. Vendors were fine, just a no thank you. Pools and beach we both beautiful. It was easy to get reservations to the restaurants. All the food we had was delicious. We went to the Drunken Duck quite a bit, as it was a good meeting spot before dinner. 360 cruise was lots of exciting fun. I've never been on a sea that rough before and it was exhilarating. I would go on it again. The only thing I can think of that I would change was to have the hot tub working better at the Caribbean Pool. We would of stayed longer at this resort and would definitely go back.
"A week at Sandals Grande Antigua"
Just returned from a week at Sandals Grande Antigua and I thought I would write a short review! I,m not,by any way or form an expert on the Sandals resorts,but my Wife and I have vacationed at the Sandals at Whitehouse and at Emerald bay at Great Exhuma Island,in the recent past! We,ve enjoyed them all,but they all seem to have interesting differences.I,ll keep my review short and sweet! We recently spent a week ( Tues-Tues) at Grande Antigua with friends of ours who have also gone with us to the other 2 sandals. We,ve done the Tues-Tues thing because flights just seem to be cheaper and easier to find than the weekend flights. Upon arrival In Antigua I lost my new sunglasses somewhere between the plane landing and our checking in at the shuttle service outside. The Sandals rep who was taking care of our luggage overheard me telling my wife that I had lost my sunglasses and promptly called someone at JetBlue and promised to track them down! I wasnt holding out any hope and figured they were long gone. Later that day at the resort I wandered up to the front desk and sure as heck they had tracked them down and found them on the plane! The manager had gone to the airport and picked them up and they were waiting for me. A big thank you to the manager!! They definitely went above and beyond. :) Now, I,ll pass along some good things and a few things that were somewhat not ok regarding the resort and the Island itself. Our room... Our friends had room 7312,3rd floor of the main building and we had room 7111,1st floor same building. Our rooms were beautiful as usual,all of the sandals resorts room have been beautiful in our experiences. The thing with room 7111 was this. First floor, right next to the main walkway into the building. It was great as far as ease of use..just walk out the outside door and you were on your own little patio and the main walkway to the pool and restaurants was right there. But..you have absolutely NO privacy! The main entrance and sidewalk is right there so theres no leaving the curtains open or leaving the doors open to enjoy the evening breezes.Anyone coming or going has a clear view into your room! If you are up a floor and beyond you can leave windows and doors open if you want and still have privacy.Even rooms just a few doors down had privacy. Not so much in 7111. Another thing that I found strange was the entrance from the hallway ( ground floor rooms have a hallway and a patio entrance). The hallway doors,when opened,basically open right into the bathroom! Theres no door to close off the shower,changing room from the doorway. Heres a good tip...when you are changing/showering before dinner,lock that door! We had a couple of near misses where one of us was showering and the other was in the room or on the patio,and room service came calling. They knock,but if they dont get a response,they assume the room is empty and will come in! If the door hadnt had the safety latch on, well, they would have gotten an eyeful of whoever was in the shower! Its a wide open view! Just be warned. :) Other than those issues,the rooms are beautiful and the beds were very comfortable.We tried to change rooms due to the lack of privacy,but it would have been a pain due to the resort being almost full. We just kept the curtains drawn. Also..a side note. Every day around 5 pm they came around with a fog machine to keep the mosquitos at bay. If you are on the first floor, you can be smoked out if your windows or doors are open! It stinks and makes one hell of a cloud! You,ll hear them coming,its a big ,loud leafblower. Just a heads up! The restaurants....we can say we really never had a complaint! All of the meals were very good, Marios for the Italian and Barefoots for Lobster and seafood..all were good! The one difference we noticed was that at Emerald bay, the Drunken Duck was open basically from Noon till late at night and had the best Chicken wings and some very good burgers. The Drunken Duck and Grande Antigua didnt open until 5-6 pm so we never really had a chance to check them out. Also,the few times we did walk in there after dinner, it wasnt very busy and the DJs were were playing trivia games...not our thing I guess. I do know that the Duck at Emerald bay just seemed a lot busier and crowded in the evenings. The pool and bars...all good! We spent a lot of time at the pool bar and Althea,Gavin and the rest of the staff were the best! Never had to wait for service and they were more than willing to chat and offer advice on where to go and what to see when asked! Nothing but praise for the bar crew. Butttt...the one thing we did notice which was very different from our other Sandals experience...the folks that were walking around taking drink orders from the guests...well...probably 80% of the time never came back with our orders! They would show up,take our order,and disappear! A few other guests that we chatted with also mentioned the same thing.They would order,wait a long time,then just swim over to the bar and get their drink. Not a huge deal,but quite a few folks noticed this. Service.....very good. Sandals quality all the way,except for a few things. 1.. the bar service as noted above. drink orders never materialized at times 2.. For the first time in our sandals travels,we actually ran into a few rude employees.One was at Eleanors for breakfast. The place was quiet and the 4 of us wanted to sit outside with the few other guests that were out there enjoying the views. Our greeter promptly told us she was sitting us inside,in a back corner! The Wives asked very politely to please give us an outside seat and she got nasty and said she was sitting us in the corner! The manager was standing right there and jumped right in and excused the greeter and sat us outside. She apologized profusely and we just let it drop. It was too nice of a day to get upset! Later that day,they were offering lessons on sailing the Sunfish sailboats. The 4 of us arrived a minute or so late evidently,we thought we were on time! There was 1 gentleman there also to take the lesson and he was just finishing up ( a 5 minute lesson) . The gentleman who was giving lessons looked at us and asked us what time it was.When we realized we were a few minutes late he stated that maybe we should learn how to tell time and arrive when we were supposed to if we wanted a lesson. We just thanked him and started to walk away,but he came running over and apologized for being rude and 5 minutes later were out and about on the Sunfish. A few other guests noted the same thing,that they had run into a few cranky employees! Not a huge deal as 95 % of the folks we ran into were wonderful! Maybe it was just a bad week for a few of them and we would never base a decision to return on those few incidents. The resort..very beautiful as usual. Well taken care of and a pleasure to just walk around and view the flowers and buildings. The only thing we noted,as compared to Whitehouse and Emerald bay...they dont have their own private beach area. The main beach out front is public and thus you do run into the local vendors hawking jewelry,clothing,Jetski rides,boat rides.etc. Not in any way as bad as Cancun can get,but they are out there and will hit you up if you want to walk the beach or just sit with your feet in the sand. We loved the beaches at Whitehouse and Emerald Bay much more. Odds and ends.... we rented a car for a day to ride around the Island. Suzuki SUV, 80 $ a day to rent.Just go to the main desk outside the Bayside restaurant and the car rental folks will set you up! They drive on the left side in Antigua! My buddy drove,and it took him a few miles to get used to it,but eventually he got the hang of it. Note...How to tell a local from a visitor? Whenever a car is turning left and the windshield wipers come on instead of the turn signal...its a visitor! LoL! We had plenty of laughs at his expense over that! Gas was around 4.50$ a gallon..not terrible. The roads are typical Island roads..narrow,rough, and poorly marked..just take a map and you,ll eventually get where your going! The locals were very helpful and always willing to set up on the right path. On our day trip.which was a Monday.our goal was to make it to OJs for a late Lobster lunch. OJs was highly recommended by many and we were looking forward to a great meal. We got there around 2:30pm....All out of Lobster and most of the fish ! Ughhhh.. The ladies were disappointed! So we decided to have a drink and go to Jaqui Os, which also was highly recommended. OJs was quiet and it still took 45 minutes to get a drink! Service was miserable! We finally got up and left and drove down to JaquiO,s only to find it closed on Mondays! Strike 2! Fortunately there was a local there working in the yard and he was insistent about us trying Dennis,s which was just a mile or so down the road. Bingo! What a great place!! Probably one of the biggest and best Lobsters we,ve had an a long time. Along with great service, great food, and a beautiful view..we would recommend Dennis,s very highly! As far as the rest of our day out and about...if we come back and stay again,we would plan a little better so as to have time to see Shirley Heights and Nelsons Dockyard. The Island is not that big,but it takes a while to get from point A to point B due to the winding roads and once you get going the wrong way,there are no alternatives to loop back around... You just need to find a place to turn around and retrace your route and get back on track. A little planning will go a long way! Our final thoughts..... Sandals Grande Antigua is a very nice resort with very few things to complain about. I know my review may contain more complaints than praises,but I just wanted to point out a few glitches we experienced compared to other Sandals. Any resort will have issues in one form or another! After talking it over with our friends,we all were in agreement that based on our experience,we,ve enjoyed Emerald bay the most out of the 3 we,ve visited so far. Whitehouse was very nice but we didnt like the 1.5 hr trip from the airport to the resort and Jamaica can be a little intimidating once you are off property. The Bahamas,in particular Great Exhuma Island,is just gorgeous! The resort is beautiful, the rooms a little closer to the water and the beach is just better than Grande Antiguas. Also, driving around Great Exhuma.. beautiful! I would not turn down a trip to any of these resorts, but Emerald bay just fit up perfectly! I hope this review wasnt to scattered and was of some help to anyone reading! Any questions...please just ask! Thanks Chuck
"Spring Getaway 2017"
Resort was clean, staff were over the top friendly, and the food was great! The weather was great the whole while we were there and we took in as much as we could in 7 days! With the resort being so large, it never seemed crowded and it was always easy to find a seat at a restaurant, or get served right away at a bar. There are at least 6 pools plus the salt water so there is no problem finding a place to go for a dip to cool off! All of the restaurants have something different to offer so make sure you try them all at least once! Wish I was there again today!
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