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Another wonderful to trip to Sandals Grande
We just returned from an absolutely wonderful 2 week vacation at Sandals Grand St. Lucia. The weather was spectacular, the views incredible and the people warm & friendly as always. This trip was to celebrate our anniversary and rekindle our love for each other– it could not have been better. Sandals (Grand) and St. Lucia are all about romance and we took advantage of everything they both had to offer. The staff at Sandals are incredible with warming smiles every morning and a big “good morning”, “ how are you today – everything good?” One truly feels like part of their family. As always there were a few people who went over and above though: Sharlene (Bayside restaurant), Lisa who taught herself to speak English (fluid) and Italian so she could converse with native Italians making them feel more at home all restaurants especially at Toscanni’s Italian restaurant, Peter & Remy (bartenders), young Nyim who my wife and I both said we would hire in a minute – GREAT young man, Emily who we got to know quite well from 2 visits to the spa for FABULOUS massages (beautiful young lady with a great personality) and Jasmin (housekeeper). Jasmin certainly helped make our vacation special, with little personal notes left for us each day and towel animals on our bed – she was outstanding! As mentioned above the weather was absolutely wonderful with highs each day around the mid-80s and a lot of sun. Warm Caribbean breezes and great sunrises/sunset each day.
This place was amazing!! The staff were by far the best compared to any 5 Star I have visited. I cannot express how much I enjoyed this place. Everything was there at the resort and the staff wanted to make sure you enjoyed it. We had a large group and they went out of their way to setup dinners and events. Highly recommend. I don't see how someone could not love this place
I’ve only been here one night, but I have enough to share with hopes things improve. I’ve stay at Iberostar, Couples, Riu’s, and Palace all inclusive resorts. I expected a much better start at Sandals as they rate themselves 5 star. Hmmmm. Not so far. The airport arrival lounge was lacking. In women’s bathroom had two stalls, one of which was out of service. Hence yes women standing in line. They did have welcome beer and sodas. No juices or alcohol alternative to beer. Little cups for water, and you are about to depart on a 90 minute ride. The ride... we knew it would be long, but didn’t know it would be in a van that has less legroom than a standard airplane seat. I’m 5’3” and if I sat straight my knees were in the back of the seat. So while I sat sideways twisting my hips, my husband sat with his legs off to the left extending them over the little pull down seat, and the poor guy behind us sat spread eagle the whole time with one leg stretched out on top of where my husbands leg was. A Plus, the AC did work in the van! We did arrive to cool towels, no drinks. And with club level shuffled off to a decent walk to the lounge for check in. A water out of the van would have been nice. We did get a welcome drink there, but you can not take it with you so chug it down. As for there wine, I am a Pinot Noir drinker. That is NOT complimentary. No choice without paying. Better complimentary wines at other resorts and cruise ship lines. The bars are not as plentiful and well managed as Iberostar and Couples. Less servers, longer waits. But I’ve just had one day. Let’s see. The room is clean and fresh, but the walls are thin. 7:30 AM and can hear the cleaning staff talking in the hall and our neighbors opening and closing the patio door. The rooms do need some updating. Lol, the clock radios are dated, with the charging stand for the old generation technology, but that really doesn’t matter, just reflective of the property. So wandering to find coffee our room happens to be a good walk away. So I went to the club level lounge only to find out the coffee machine is broken. We choose this property because of the inclusive golf to find out that only 9 holes of the 18 are playable. Will reopen in a few weeks. Other property upkeep notes, the window at the end of our hall is broken, and the pool that connects to to swim up room looks like it needs to be cleaned. The beach is beautiful, our dinner last night was very good, served on hot plates, quickly and nicely served. Lobby bar for drinks after, two bartenders doing their best to keep up. Being that they had an event in the lobby I would have expected a little pop up bar to handle the higher than normal need. I’ve only had one day, but as you can see enough to post already. I’ll update upon the end of our stay. I’m sure I’ve seen the worst and things will be better.
Amazing Resort, Amazing Amenities, Amazing Trip
Sandals Grande St. Lucia is truly an Amazing Resort, with Amazing Amenities, which created an Amazing Trip. This Resort is totally First Class in every way. First Class property, First Class Staff, First Class Service. With dozens of dining options to choose from, you will find food to your taste, no matter what that may be. The best compliment we can offer is: We Will Be Back Soon!
Paradise in St. Lucia
Wonderful resort with friendly staff and beautiful grounds. Beach was pristine, water was clean and warm. Views are gorgeous and restaurants are amazing. Best restaurants are Gordon's, Toscanini's and Bombay. Kimono steakhouse had good food but WAY too loud inside. Scuba personnel and snorkel instructors are top-notch. Fantastic experience with these folks. I would pass on Horseback riding excursion....waste of time.
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