Sandals Grande St Lucian Spa and Beach Resort

5.0 star rating

Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 9085 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    First Sandals and I am now hooked for life.

    Reviewed by MBurn406(East Fairfield, Vermont) on May 07, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    The weeks leading up to the trip were slightly stressful with coordinating Covid tests, getting travel authorization, and hoping the Volcano in St. Vincent didnt erupt and cancel our flights but all of this stress was 100% worth it. After flying from Montana with an overnight layover in Miami we finally arrived in St. Lucia! We got through the Covid checkpoint (about 30m.) and in no time we were on the shuttle to the Grande. I had heard a lot of reviews on how the shuttle ride was not great but I loved it. It was a 90m. adventure itself and it was great to look out the window and see the country. Our shuttle driver was a great driver and pointed out things of interest along the way. When we arrived at the Grande we had our temperatures checked and then we were greeted with a cool towel and a glass of sparkling wine to enjoy while we checked in. We were then taken to our room in the Rodney Bay building. We had a Carribean Walkout Deluxe (WDL). There was a chilled bottle of sparkling wine, cheese plate, and fruit plate on the coffee table waiting. It was great to sit out on our walkout patio and settle into vacation mode. The room was very clean, bathroom was clean and spacious, the bed was extremely comfortable. I read to bring a power strip because there were not a lot of 120v outlets in the room but we had zero issues charging devices and such and I never used it. We absolutely loved our walkout location. I was slightly noisey around 6am from carts in the hall going over the tile but we are early risers and that was not an issue for us. We had dinner the first night at the pub and it was great. We went back later for wings to take back to the room for a late night snack. Over the trip we ate at Barefoot, Jerk Shack, Josephines, and Dinos for Lunch. We had breakfast everyday at Bayside. For dinner I made reservations the next morning after we arrived. We ate at Gordons, Kimonos, Barefoot, Soy, and Bombay. All was great but Bombay, Soy, and Gordons stuck out for us. We pretty much took pizza to our room every evening to have a late night snack. We mostly lounged by the beach but posted up by the pool on the one day it was gloomy all day. We brought our own snorkel gear and snorkeled everyday. We saw lots of fish, sea snakes, and even an octopus in its den behind the swings by the over the water bungalows. My husband went diving three days and did some lionfish spear fishing. (They even had a BBQ of the lionfish that evening for the divers that went out. It was delicious. (May have been one of the best little meals I had). We also booked a snorkel excursion. It was fine. The water was a bit cloudy from the rains earlier in the day and night. We booked the speed boat excursion with Charlie on the beach with the KnottyGirl boat. It was FANTASTIC and a highlight of our trip. We went snorkeling (it was an awesome spot), visited a waterfall, volcanic mud bath, a local lunch (delicious), and on the way home it was party time. Music, rum punch, Piton beers, and local moonshine. We made friends with the other guests on the boats and it was great to see them on resort for the remainder of our trip. All in all the trip was amazing. Sandals over exceeded my expectations. While waiting for our return shuttle to go back home we visited the Travel and Loyalty office and booked Grande Antigua for 2022 and Grenada for 2023. I cannot wait to be back!!!!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Honeymoon 2021

    Reviewed by Tami H(Sacramento, California) on May 06, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    After a postponed wedding and honeymoon in 2020, Sandals Resorts exceed our expectations in all aspect of this wonderful well deserved get-a-way. From the moment we arrived the service was beyond expected. My husband realized his cell phone had fallen out of his pocket on the airport shuttle as he went to take a picture of the lobby. Francillia, the most gracious human assisted him to use the phone locator on is tablet, located the phone on the shuttle and where the driver Melvin was located. He was on his was home at 9pm but returned to the resort. We couldn’t thank him enough! This resort is just like you see it on sandals.com PARADISE! Beautiful, clean, tropical, and perfect. Our honeymoon suite was comfortably decorated, with a relaxing corner balcony and extremely roomy! The hospitality was exquisite, our room attendant Trancha was an angel from heaven, the bartenders Matthew & Peterson at the pool were accommodating. Our couple’s spa experience with Dwayne & Albertha was the most relaxing and professional service ever. We reserved a beach cabana for the day with Heather at our service for drinks & lunch. Our most memorable moment is the candlelight dinner at the beach being served by Sheryl. We can't say enough about all-inclusive vacations. They are an experience of a lifetime and we will be returning to a Sandals Resort in the near future.

    Honeymoon

    Reviewed by brittanyhS1835ZX() on May 06, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    AMAZING. That is the word that can sum up our experience at this resort. From the couples massage to the romantic dinner, just not enough words to describe this experience. Our picture was our dinner from the pier of Gordon's, here the food was surreal and the service by Yasmine made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. The service at the each bar was phenomenal, but just like everywhere else you fall in love with that one GREAT bartender, Egbert had us covered every night. Damian, our waiter during the romantic dinner, had an amazing personality and great service. Francis...I could go on and on. Everyone here is so kind and personable. It was one of the best vacations, just do what you want when you want. The entertainment at night was motivation to make it through the days with enough energy to enjoy that. We met amazing couples and took advantage of all the paddle boards, snorkeling, and other daily events they had to offer. We highly recommend this resort to anyone interested in a honeymoon, anniversary, or even a vacation. Thanks again for an unforgettable time.

    Volcano Eruption Extended Stay

    Reviewed by ajenkins07() on May 06, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Let me say first that I very seldom write reviews, however, our recent stay at Sandals Grande St Lucian certainly deserves a highly favorable one. We arrived at The Grande on April 3,2021. Our intended stay was for 7 nights. We have traveled to most of the Sandals resorts and this is on the top of our list... we will go back. The beach is in a cove and has a gorgeous view of the mountains. The resort is breathtaking. The employees here are so amazing, friendly. and helpful. We stayed in a butler rondoval suite and it was magnificent! It felt like our own little home at the beach. Our butlers, Kenwin, Shevan, and Nakesma were so much fun and so accommodating!! We are scuba divers... certifications that we acquired through the different Sandals over the years. The instructors here were great as well. We always do spa treatments which are top notch and a must do!!! There is nothing as relaxing as a massage on the beach ! The restaurants were superb with Kimonos, Gordons and Toscaninis being our favorites. Now, this is where our vacation got really interesting!!! We woke on Sat. April 10, 2021 expecting to check out and go home, only to discover our flight had been cancelled. Upon arrival to the main lobby we were informed that a volcano , La Soufriere on St Vincent, a neighboring island had erupted. Due to its proximity to St Lucia there were no outgoing or incoming flights. OK, so now what?? We were instructed to search for flights. Winston Anderson, Managing Director, and Sol in Loyalty and Travel were our saving Grace in calmness and helpfulness. They along with others helped us schedule further flights....which also were cancelled due to another eruption. Mr. Anderson was pure calmness in an unexpected storm. He handled the situation with an ease that relieved our anxiety. Not only for us but for all those involved. Sandals in general handled the situation with calmness and finesse. This being a new situation for everyone. Sandals kept us in our same room at an affordable rate for our extended 6 additional nights. Our butlers were fab as they sensed my early on anxiety and made me feel calm:) Our extended stay ended up being memorable as we got to know our new friends better as all of us were stranded together. We took additional excursions and dives. As we were leaving Sandals we knew we would return not only because of the beauty of the resort but because of the beauty of the people. Huge Thank You to all the employees who made our stay a once in a lifetime fabulous memory! A & J Jenkins

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Highly reccomend

    Reviewed by Tanya42911() on May 04, 2021

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Best vacation I have ever had! My husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and it was our first time at a sandals resort. Grande st Lucian did not disappoint! Amazing staff and we would definitely recommend it! Absolutely loved it!!! We will be back!