It was definitely holiday of a lifetime, we enjoyed every bit of it, even though I felt a little bit apprehensive after reading some mixed reviews, we need not have of worried because the staff made us feel right at home from a moment we arrived. Check-in was quick and painless with wet towels and champaigne. We stayed in the Anthurium Building which was a great location for us pretty quiet with a pool outside and close to the Carribean pool. The room was beautiful and everything worked well including A/C which was a must for us. All facilities were spotlessly clean and the pools were maintained to the highest standards. The pool-volleyball provided that we played nearly everyday was a good laugh and a great way to stay cool in the heat of the afternoon. We tried to participate in as many activities as possible, thanks to wonderfull staff from the Entertainment office, especialy Shaunte and Antonio ;) All staff were kind and helpfull, if we needed something a member of staff always had time to help, this was our experiance for our entire stay. We just felt like a spoilt kids with multiple choices of what to do every minute :) and we did all of it, or most of it, too much to go into detail so we will just list the activities we enjoyed the most: The segway tour was briliant and a good way to see some of the local sites with a guide who knew lots of interesting facts about the area. We did a helicopter tour with Carribian Helicopters and, well guess what Antigua is beautifull from the air as well (never would have thought but there you go) this was definitely worth every cent and if it is within your means we would reccomend it to everyone. There was always something happening around the Sandals Resort and we enjoyed the limbo dancers, beach BBQ, casino night, karaoke night, sing along in the piano bar among other things. It was always possible to play pool, snooker or table tenis or get a seat at the pool, and while there were people around it never felt to crowded. The food was good in particular Mario's Eleonors and Bare Foot By The Sea (with the legendary burger). Also worth a mention is the Cafe de Paris where we could get a selection of pastries, bring them to our room and have them at our leisure. Finaly we just want to thank everybody at Sandals for making our honeymoon a once in a lifetime expierance - thank you all. We would definitely come back.
Wow, what an experience to be at Sandals Grand Antigua. My fiancee and I went to see if this is the locaiton we would like to get married at next year. The combination of two resorts is simply amazing. But the resort isn't special if the staff aren't as wonderful as they are. From Shermell and Leonard (Med. concierge), Stanley (Carr. concierge), Lydia (wedding dept), Jeroma and Despina (sales dept), Tatjiana and Sarah (Red Lane), Marcus and Rodney (bar), Mark, Eric,Kravel, Sheena, Ivorene, Carol (Kimono), Violet and Vanessa (Bayside), Collin, Omega, Octavia (Snapshot), Kia (Pizza), and Brendaline(Soon Come Back), all of them provided us excellent service during our stay. We look forward in seeing them again next year...our new found Sandals family.
This was a vacation to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. It was our 3rd time at Sandals Grande Antigua and we are welcome home with open arms. We love it here. The service was impeccable, from the time we arrive until we leave. Albert and the concierge team greeted us and took care of us. The entertainment staff made sure we never had a dull moment. Lady Shaunte', Lady Stooche (Onika), Morrison, Crazy Antonio, Kevin, Emmanuel, DJ Sporty & the rest of the staff kept us entertained. We frequently stopped by the bakery and Sylvia, Nicole & Cathy showed us so much love. The pool bars were the places to be. Miss Toyia & Teandra took care of us. We had spa treatments, Beverly was great. The food...awesome at all restaurants. Pizza, pizza Olyncia & Saskehia made sure we had enough. Our luggage was even taken care of..thanks Leonard & John I. I had a little problem but it was taken care of right by 1 of the managers Donovan. We invited my cousin to come vacation with and I warned her that her & her husband would be hooked. They are going back next year. If you haven't been here please try it you'll be hooked as well.
Absolutely love Sandals Grande Antigua and the new addition to the resort since we last stayed in April 2006. Our butlers, Sheldon and Freeland, took most wonderful care of us. We were especially excited when were upgraded to a villa upon our arrival which made the Weddingmoon even more wonderful. Thank you Sandals for making our wedding the most wonderful first day of our lives as husband and wife!
Sandals Antigua property is the most beautiful of the 3 Sandals we have visited. The gardens, mature trees, birds chirping, star gazing by the fire, and the beautiful beach made the trip amazing. The food & drinks were excellent, and the staff at the Cricketer Pub had us all laughing and having fun. Enjoyed the boat tour Excellence around the island, saw a flying fish and were blessed to see a mother and baby hump back whale. Came back home refreshed, renewed and full of happy memories of the wonderful people we met during our stay. All Smiles!
If you want to go to a resort, Sandals is the place. I have been to three and all were relaxing, fun, great entertainment and the staff are absolutely nice and fun. All the resorts are unique in their own way and beautiful. The food is so delicious. The pools are amazing and the beach is breathtaking. I have been with my boyfriend for over eight years and can't wait for the day he asks me to marry him so I can get married at Sandals. Sandals is our romantic getaway and I want to share my special day at a Sandals with my guy and family.