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Sandals Grande Antigua - A Tropical Paradise for Couples in Love 

Sandals Grande Antigua - A Tropical Paradise for Couples in Love

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently we spent the day on the charming island of Antigua at Sandals Grande Antigua and toured this beautiful, tropical All-Inclusive resort for couples only. They met our high expectations with their immaculate beach, perfectly manicured tropical grounds, friendly staff and scrumptious food.

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples looking for a romantic resort on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean


Sandals Grande Antigua is located on a picture perfect beach on Dickenson Bay.

Photo Tour

Take a photo tour and see for yourself the stunning beauty Sandals Grande Antigua has to offer.  All pictures were taken on our tour and none have been modified or enhanced.

Some of the whitest sand in the Caribbean
You can't beat the view from the Bayside Restaurant!
Barefoot by the Sea is a charming restaurant right on the beach.
One of many places to relax by the sea
Walk through paradise on the beautifully manicured walkways.
Rondovals are small cottages on the ocean on the Caribbean Grove side of the property.
The Hibiscus Building, also on the Caribbean Grove side.
Mediterranean Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet Oceanview Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite over-sized balcony.
Mediterranean Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet Oceanview Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite king-sized, four poster, canopied bed
Mediterranean Honeymoon Romeo & Juliet Oceanview Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite roman whirlpool tub
Mediterranean Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level Suite king-size, four poster bed
Mediterranean Honeymoon Oceanview Club Level Suite sitting area
A pathway between the Rondovals and the Caribbean Sea.
St Marks Square Shopping Center
A nice spot to have a snack in St Marks Square.
Another view of the largest pool in the Eastern Caribbean.
There are various picturesque places throughout the property to get married.
A stage for the nightly entertainment
The lovely Italian inspired fountain in the Mediterranean Village.
These lovely outdoor cabanas can be rented for the day.
The incredible view from the Cypress Tower
The pool on the Mediterranean Village side is the largest in the Eastern Caribbean.
The Cypress Tower is decorated in classic Mediterranean style
The beach in Dickenson bay is one of the best in all of the Caribbean.
The Cypress Tower houses rooms with spectacular views on the Mediterranean Village side
The Bayside Restaurant has great food with amazing sea views
Pretty views like this at every turn!

Resort Highlights

Sandals Antigua is located on 27 acres of lush tropical gardens situated on Antigua's most beautiful beach, Dickenson Bay.  This Five Star Diamond Award winning resort offers two unique village experiences and has been voted the "Caribbean's Most Romantic Resort" 4 years in a row.  The Mediterranean Oceanview Village is newly built in tropical Mediterranean elegance while the Caribbean Beachfront Village is a seaside garden oasis perfect for nature lovers.  With no tipping allowed and no pesky wristbands or towel keys, couples are free to relax in luxury in a romantic setting built for two people in love.

Digital Brochure


  • Sandals has been voted one of the Top 5 Dive Operations in the Western Hemisphere by PADI and they include daily 2-tank dives at no extra charge.
  • Other water sports included at Sandals Grande Antigua are Hobbie Cats, Paddle Boarding, Wind Surfing, Kayaks, and Snorkeling.
  • Land sports included are Pool Tables, Table Tennis, Bocce Ball, Volley Ball, Croquet, Darts, and Tennis. 
  • Live nightly entertainment includes a Caribbean Carnival Beach Party, All White Gala, Raggae Fest, and more.
  • An air-conditioned fitness center with state of the art equipment and fitness classes is open 24/7.
  • Sandals Grande Antigua has 6 fresh water pools, 6 whirlpools, and 2 swim up pool bars.
  • An air-conditioned Departure Lounge is available to change clothes and get ready for your flight if you have a late departure.
  • The newly refurbished Red Lane Spa offers personalized treatments for couples.

Rooms & Suites

  • Sandals Antigua has 373 rooms and suites in 28 different categories, ranging from the budget minded to those looking for the ultimate in luxury.
  • The Caribbean Beachfront Village is for guests looking for a quiet Caribbean sanctuary. 
    • All rooms have air-conditioning, king-size mahagany four poster bed, ceiling fan, amenity kit, hair dryer, telephone, safe, cable TV, coffee/tea maker, iPod docking station, iron, and a mini-bar stocked daily with Robert Mondavi wine, local beer, bottled water, juice and soda.
  • The Mediterranean Oceanview Village is for guests who like a more upbeat, sophisticated vibe.
    • In addition to the above, all suites include Club Sandals Service, Italian floor tiles, large flat-screened TV's, custom designed mahagony furniture with leather trunks and fabrics from Turkey, Italy and India, and an in Room/Suite and Lounge bars with scotch, vodka, rum, whisky, wine, beer, juices, sodas and water.
  • Butler Suites are the ultimate in luxury and include the services of your own personal Butler, trained by the Elite Guild of Professional English Butlers.
  • Beachfront Rondovals are steps away from the ocean and offer guests their own private villa with butler service.

Food & Drink

  • Guests will enjoy a variety of delicious food at the 10 different a la carte restaurants and one buffet. 
  • There are 7 bars serving unlimited premium drinks, including 2 swim up bars and a piano bar.
  • Dine barefoot for dinner at Barefoot by the Sea, serving seafood outdoors on the beach.
  • Known as one of the best coffees in the world, Jamaica's Blue Mountain Coffee, is served throughout the resort.
  • A Culinary Conciege Desk is available to assist with dietary requirements and food allergies.


  • Sandals Grande Antigua is situated on the most beautiful and longest beach in Antigua with powdery white sand and light blue fluorescent water.
  • It's only a short 15 minute drive from the airport.  Sandals includes complimentary airport transfers.
  • The resort is approximately 10 minutes from Antigua's capital, St John's.
  • Antigua is a friendly Caribbean island known for its 365 beaches, one for each day of the year.

Why Book With Us

  • We know the best resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean and can help you get the most value for your travel dollar.
  • You will always have a dedicated travel agent who cares about your vacation to call directly with questions or help with any problems that may arise.
  • Round-trip airport transfers are included with our packages so there is no need to worry about finding a ride at a foreign airport.
  • You can book your vacation with a low deposit and even utilize our no interest Payment Plan option.
  • We have partnered with the best Destination Management companies who will take good care of you from start to finish once in your destination.

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About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my Resort and Cruise Ship reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!

Posted: Fri, Apr 8, 2016

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