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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.

Vanaf € 422,- p.p.p.n. bij een 2pk Offerte Meer info



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Over Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

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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.

Kenmerken

  • all inclusive
  • romantiek
  • adults only
  • wifi
  • beachfront

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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.

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Hotelnaam:
Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
Plaats/regio:
Antigua
Code:
H16251
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Vanafprijs:
v.a. € 422 (per persoon, bij een 2pk)




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Kamerbeschrijvingen


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.



Ligging

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa ligt direct aan het strand van Dickenson Bay, het mooiste strand van Antigua.

Faciliteiten

• Gratis WiFi
• 11 restaurant
• 6 zwembaden
• 7 bars
• Nachtclub
• Swimup bar
• Winkeltjes
• Spa
• Wasserette
• Sportfaciliteiten
• Animatieprogramma

Activiteiten

• Snorkelen
• Duiken
• Windsurfen
• Kajakken
• Zeilen
* Fitnessfaciliteiten

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.

"Fell in love with Antigua!"

   20-02-2017
My husband and I spent a week at Sandals Grande Antigua from Feb 11 – 18. We had a phenomenal time and have fallen in love with Antigua. Arrival: When you arrive at the airport in Antigua, each person will need their own immigration form – even if you are married with the same last name. Our airline only gave one form per family, and there was about a 30 minute wait while they tried to find forms for everyone else to fill out (a frantic way to start our vacation, thanks United). Positives for Sandals: -the shuttle was fast, we had no wait in line to get on a shuttle and it was a quick 15 minute trip to the resort. Check in was fast, and our luggage was already in our room when we got there. -I believe the resort was completely full – but we never felt like it was crowded or had long waits. The only time we waited for a table for dinner was for Barefoot because it is a smaller restaurant. -Many food selections. -For breakfast we preferred the sit down menu at Eleanors (Geraldine as hostess and Kia were awesome…we later saw Geraldine at Kimonos and she was great). After breakfast we would go to Café de Paris for our lattes and frozen coffee drinks (we would also hit up Café de Paris at some point in the day or evening for a dessert) -Lunch at Barefoot or Courtyard bistro, both were great (we never did the lunch buffet at Bayside for lunch). -Dinner at Marios was awesome – we didn’t think we would go (we have great Italian food at home, so were looking for something different on vacation). We heard how good the antipasto bar is so we decided to try it – we were not disappointed. This is the only restaurant we went twice to for dinner in our week. Do not miss out on the Chocolate Lava cake at Mario’s! Kimonos was great (York was very entertaining). Barefoot and Eleanor’s were also good. Dinner at Bayside was awesome too – Tolice was so friendly and kept our drinks full when the kitchen was a little slow. We never made it to OK Corral, Soy or Drunken Duck. -The bars and all the staff there were great. We met Akiko when she was waitressing on the beach – she is hysterical and took the time to learn many guests names as well as their preferred drinks. We saw her later in the week when she was at the working at the evening entertain by the Bayside bar and was great chatting with her and learning about life in Antigua. Tours: -We did the 360 tour through Sandals, we enjoyed that and feel it is definitely worth spending the day doing. -We also did a land tour with Eddie. I had read a few people mention him on tripadvisor so was waiting for him to come along the beach to book with him. He can also be contacted at OxygenIslandtours on Facebook. This was one of the highlights of the trip and truly appreciated what a beautiful island Antigua is. Negatives: Not enough to make us not go again, just things that could be improved: -like everyone else points out, there NEEDS to be more shade on the beach! In order to make sure we got a palapa my husband set his alarm for 5:30 each day, and even at that early hour a lot of beach spots were already reserved. -we spend most of our time at the beach…but would have spent more time at the pools if not for the blaring American pop music (think Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas). I get that they are trying to create a party environment, but If they were playing more Caribbean music we would have enjoyed it. Overall we had a wonderful time. If you plan on going, book soon – many room categories sell out years in advance!

"Never disappointed"

   20-02-2017
I must first preface, I am a loyal Sandals customer. I come from a perspective based on once you find something you like, why change....we have been vacationing with Sandals for over 10 yrs. visiting 7 different locations. Why are we so loyal? It is very simple, It comes down to service/service/service. Our room was the Mediterranean Plunge pool Villas w/butler service. We couldnt be more please with how our butller staff of Hunter/Jeneva/Julian treated us and made sure our stay was perfect. Our visit was to celebrate a 50th b-day which also happend to fall on Valentines Day. We were told prior to our arrival we could not book a dinner under the stars to celebrate the 50th b-day due to all reservations being filled. We asked Hunter if he could get us a reservation, he did his magic and we celebrated both a birthday & Val Day under the stars. Upon our return to our room, Hunter arranged to have a B-day message spelled out on our bed... Here is another example of a staff member going above and beyond what you expect....for breakfast, we ate at Marios (a must breakfast buffet) as we were walking in, a song was playing over the sound system with lyrics in a Caribbean dialect saying happy birthday (at least that is what I heard).....i couldn't stop singing happy birthday to the tune (much embarrasment to the birthday girl) I asked the chief who was making the omelets about the song, she told me it was a Jamaican song about "happy" people... I told her what I thought it said and she smiled, laughed and politely agreed.....shortly after we returned to our table to eat, a group of 3 staff memebers arrived at our table and sang happy birthday to the Jamacian tune I had discussed and sang......it was very funny and very thoughtful....I believe her name was Lola (not spelled correctly and my sincere apology if I have her name incorrect) it is efforts like hers, that make you loyal. A special moment that will always be with us. On the down side, I will say lunch at the Bayside restaurant was not good, food was poor and you had to eat surrounded by birds......having a special hot dog made at the hot stand that is poolside is a must. Caramelized onions are a must have on your hot dog. We had concerns about the water temperature in our private plunge pool (we had the same private pool in St Lucia. There the water was very cold, so cold we never used the pool (think George in Seinfeld) we were very pleased with the water temp and to the privacy. We used both the pool and hot tube every day. The community pool was enjoyable. One problem we heard before and during our stay was the limited amount of chairs around the pool. Having butler service we never had to fight for squatters rights (we heard some guests were at the pool as early a 5am to "claim" their chairs). The only requirement we had was to be at the pool no later than 10:30am. The drinks were plentiful and not watered down..... I can not say enough about how pleased we were with our stay. The afternoon before we left, our conversation lead us to rate this trip, 1 - 10 we both agreed with a 9 rating. 9 only because there is never perfection and ever trip has some negatives....however on this trip those negatives are so small it would be nit picking...... We took the IRat sunset catamaran cruise, nice but nothing special, the cost was $190/couple..... If you want to try something different, take the 3 hour taxi tour of Antigua. Our driver Donnie, gave us a history lesson of Antigua, along with showing us local favorites spots. You will see the natural ports, many of the 300+ beaches around the island, the rain forest, views from bluffs that show off Antigua at its best. Cost was $150 plus a tip if you feel the need. Our butler set this up but it can also be set directly from Sandals. Unfortunately we had to visit the nurses office. Very professionial and competent.

"A taste of Paradise in the Middle of Winter"

   20-02-2017
This is our second visit to this resort, and our fourth to a Sandals. We returned here after visiting Sandals in Grenada last year. It was every bit as beautiful and as welcoming as we remembered - with the class of room that we had stayed in last time (Sunset Bluff Poolside Walkout) having enjoyed a facelift to make them even more comfortable and convenient. With only a very few exceptions, the staff are wonderful, and the food is everything y0u would hope for from Sandals. Plenty of activities, if you want them, and a good range of excursions. we particularly enjoyed the Segway tour and the Sandals Foundation Reading Road trip, where you spend an hour reading to young children in a local primary school. We enjoyed it so much that we have already booked again for a Winter Sun holiday in 2018!

"Absolutely recommend- was a great experience"

   19-02-2017
My boyfriend and I stayed at Sandals in a club level room on the Mediterranean side of the hotel. The club level has a much better view, mini bar that includes wine/beer/liquor, and room service. We had a rainfall shower and a tub that was akin to a jacuzzi. The bed could definitely have been more comfortable and needed to be replaced badly (it was really squeaky- head shake) but it wasn't terrible. The food for the most part was great- the eggs that were pre-cooked and laid out buffet style in the morning were sometimes so watered down and soggy they were inedible but everything else was very good. You could tell where they cut corners (mashed potatoes tasted boxed and muffins/danishes in the am tasted mediocre) but we were impressed by most of the main courses at dinner. Mario's is especially wonderful- don't pass up the lasagna! The staff was (for the most part) SO pleasant and fun to be around. They really helped to make the experience great. The bar... VAST selection of top shelf liquors. Don Julio was my choice for the week. We really took advantage of the open bar. The hotel had activities every night. We went in thinking they would be kind of lame/cheesy but it was quite the opposite. The events at night were lively, entertaining, and definitely reminded you were at an all adults resort. The beach, oh my goodness the beach was stunning. We went during the first weekend in January- it was nice and warm, no rain. The waters could have been a little bit calmer, though. We never went snorkeling so it wasn't a big deal but anyone that DID go snorkeling while we were there wouldn't have had the clearest experience. The beach vendors are sweet but DO get kind of annoying when you really just want to relax and end up having to explain for the 20th time in 2 hours that 'yes, you're sure you don't want a sarong and the jet ski's are still a hard maybe.' We went on two excursions- the first was a day trip to Barbuda (DON'T MISS OUT ON THAT) and the other was a horseback ride off resort in the morning. We did not book our excursions through Sandals- we did them through locals/and a local company and we are definitely glad we did it like that. The tour we did in Barbuda was very private- it was only us and one other couple plus our tour guide. Once we explored the island a little we stopped at pink sands beach for a few hours and there were only about 8 of us total on the beach. If you decide to do it- I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MOTION SICKNESS MEDICINE AHEAD OF TIME. The boat ride is EXTREMELY rocky and if you are even a little bit sensitive to motion- you will puke. A lot. The horseback riding was just as private- it was just us and the tour guide. We went for 5 nights and could have used one more- but we were so beat by the last day that we were fine with going home. We had ONE hiccup that almost de-railed our last night there. Someone that worked at the excursion booth, whom we were communicating with about a tour, signed our name on the consent form. Because we decided against going we got a notification about an hour after the tour left saying that because we didn't cancel in due time we would be charged for the entire tour. Needless to say we kind of lost our mind and couldn't believe that someone would forge our signature but the manager came through and handled the situation promptly and with care. Had he not taken care of it for us- this review would have been a little different but not only did he correct the situation he definitely won us over as repeat customers. We can't wait to go back to a different sandals resort. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to relax, have fun, meet some people, and have an experience that you'll recommend for others.

"Should score 5 but.........."

   19-02-2017
With its beautiful grounds, gorgeous beach and excelent, friendly helpful staff this hotel should be scoring top marks but there are some things they need to address. As others have said the shade and sunbed management is frankly poor. Unless you have a butler or are willing to go to the beach while it is still dark you will not get a sunbed with any shade. We did find beds near the watersports were available after breakfast but were driven off the beach by the heat by 11. The hotel advise staying out of the noonday sun but the only place to do this, we found, was our porch or the coffee shop. Pleasnt though both were I do like an afternoon snooze on a shady sun bed rather than upright chair with my head againt the wall. By mid afternoon it is possible to brave the heat again but as many guests are too idle to remove their towels (and often rubish) from beds they no longer want and drop them into the bins at the gate, there are few beds available and shade is still rare. I dont know how they can best manage this but a beach full of discarded towels when people want beds is ridiculous. Sunset is at about 6 and is a wonderful time to be on the beach with a drink. But they take in the floats at 4 and fly red flags soon after when the beach staff seem to leave. Beach vendors were so polite and friendly even though we were not buying. My other concern was management of the birds at Bayside. Do not leave your table together for the buffet or they will land on your waterglass. We did not eat cake from here because of the birds and noticed them helping themselves to nuts near the oatmeal. A little extra netting would stop them accessing this area as easily. So thats the negatives. We loved our room, in an excelent position near the Carribean pool. Loved watching the lizards, birds and the gardeners who work so hard to keep the place looking imaculate. It was a pleasure to chat to Nathaniel who was cleaning our paintwork. Evelyn was cheerful and thorough with the housekeeping always happy to pop next door first if we were not ready for her. The fridge was topped up with water as requested each day, the lad was great but I didn't get his name. I was so pleased to be in our little bungalow and would have personaly, felt enclosed by the mediteranian block. We really did live outside and were only in the room to sleep at night. There were 2 UK sockets in the room. Free wii -fi was fine for our needs. There is a different restruant with a different theme for each evening. So glad we went to Kimonos. Harold was such an entertainer as well as excelent cook. A really different experience which we will remember. Fire pits were fun but didnt stop us being bitten by (probably) mossies despite out best efforts and long trousers. Wish I had taken a small inflatable to lean on in the shallows of the sea. Though it is too rough for an airbed, there is a strong draw in the waves. Dont bother with anything very much warm to wear. If you are indoors the aircon is comfortable but a light cardie was welcome later in the evening. My impression is that this really is a hotel of two halves. read the website with care before choosing which half is for you. Would we go again? Probably not there is a lot of world out there to experience but maybe Sandals on another island one day.


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