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Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
As my other reviews I will keep this short sweet and to the point. We are a hardworking, easy to please well traveled couple. We tend to frequent the Sandals brand due to positive past experiences.. We arrived Jan 7th 2021 Airport - Arrival was smooth and easy. Before you get to customs you are escorted to what I will call a "wellness check" area. You are directed down a flight of stairs to a computer temp check from there you are directed to wait in line which are clearly marked for social distancing. When its your turn you are directed to a staff member who is behind glass, worker is masked, wearing a face shield and in a full set of scrubs. After presenting you negative Covid test they again take your temp with a hand held unit and it is recorded. From there you are direct to customs. I must add every step of the way they are directing you to use the touchless hand sanitizers. Total time in airport 35 mins !!!! Once out side make a right to the last stand and meet your Sandals rep. Quick ride the resort and finally check in. Quick temp check with a hand held unit and a cool cloth after. Check in was a breeze and rooms ready. OHS room 714 beach front with butler service - room is smaller then what we excepted, very clean and fridge stock with minimal beverage. When we got to the room it was sealed with a sticker across the door jamb to the door that said Sanitized and the butler made sure we saw this before he opened the door. Beach - public beach, nice enough with the exception of the beach venders. Every on says no thank you, I'm good and they will leave you alone. After the second day one of the male venders decided he didn't like my " No thank you I am good" and started yelling that Its his country and I'm a guest in his land and he didn't ask me if I'm good. After several minutes of his attitude I was able to calm him down and he left me alone. Other vendors will yell at you over the fence trying to sell you tours and other items including weed. They will even yell up to you while your on your balcony. The staff will tell you only to buy from the "licensed vendors". Pool - pool was great lots of places to relax no vendors bugging you. Pool bar was a little slow but seemed to be under staffed. Pool water was clean, clear and well taken care of. Restaurants - Food was fine nothing really stood out as memorable for me. I will mention every time you walk into a building the "greeter" ask you to sanitize your hands. While waiting for our table I watched them clean and disinfect each chair and table. Bars - I had a hard time with this, by the end of the week I learned to tolerate the beer. We did manage to make it to a local liquor store for a bottle of bourbon. Most of the bars seemed understaffed and slower service. ( don't tell me its Island time I am well aware of Island time thank you). Gym - very clean with the standard DB set up to 50lbs and a full set of BB's up to I believe 125. They also have a staff member in the gym to assist as needed. Over all the resort was extremely clean. They are working very hard at it and doing better then the States. Antigua is a very pretty Island with breath taking views and a ton of history and pride
We had a stand alone rondoval. Right on the beach. Staff was great. Food was excellent! The swim up pool bar was a lot of fun. Met quite a few people. Didn’t have a problem with the beach vendors at all.
Had an absolutely amazing week here with my girlfriend. It’s an unbelievable resort set in beautiful grounds on an idyllic beach in Antigua. I just wanted to personally shout out to Tasheika and Claudine at the Drunken Duck pub Who went out of their way to look out for us, and personally made sure I was fed well (I’m gluten intolerant) by going above and beyond to serve foods not normally available in light of my restrictions. They definitely made our trip an outstanding one! 10/10 for customer service.
We visited Kimonos 3 time during our stay we just love the staff Joven & Jessica makes delicious fresh sushi and always so kind and friendly. Thanks to the servers Kaima, Tonia, Natasha for taking good care us.
We had an amazing time at Sandals Antigua 🇦🇬
We visited for 6 nights during Christmas week 2020 and had a fantastic time. The staff does a great job with keeping things clean during covid. Lots of opportunities for social distancing at the restaurants, the pool and the beach. The staff *ALWAYS* wear masks ... but not all the guests do. We kept ours on most of the time. The lady who cleaned our room (Carol) did a wonderful job and we missed her on the days she was not working. Mario the bartender makes great drinks. The food is good everywhere. The only place that was *just OK* is the Drunken Duck but thats a pub-type joint where you go late at night when you need to eat and nothing else is open. Room service was very good. We had a couples massage at the spa and it was very good. They have a driver they use named GeGe ... he was awesome ... if you get him and he offers to take you to get a drink called *the blue pill* definitely take him up on it. The blue pill drink is delicious - they say the ladies love it more than the men (LOL). I think Sandals is a little pricey and we paid a pretty penny for this trip to help a friend celebrate her 60th birthday, but I would consider going back again if I could find a decent price.
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