Escape to Sandals Antigua
Antigua is one of the most tranquil and charming of the Caribbean islands, famed for its 365 stunning powdery soft beaches. The best of these is Dickenson Bay with its silk white sand leading down to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.
It is in this idyllic location that you will find a very special place voted the "World's Most Romantic Resort" for 15 years, the stunning Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa.
The breath-taking storybook landscape is, in fact, two resorts in one. Follow pathways lined with blooming hibiscus and bougainvillea to discover these mesmerising and authentic worlds, the exotic Caribbean and the sophisticated Mediterranean.
The seductive and serene seaside oasis of the Caribbean Grove, with its canopies of towering palms providing shade for the hanging love baskets, is where you will find exotic Rondoval luxury villas with thatched conical roofs and hidden garden plunge pools.
The lush landscape embraces the quintessential rhythm of the Caribbean and is a true seaside Eden, a secluded paradise just steps from the sea with gingerbread-trimmed cottages, climbing tropical vines and a gentle trade wind breeze.
All the splendour of Europe's warm southern region unfolds at the Six Star, all-suite Mediterranean Village. Sweeping dramatically up the sea, this extravagant enclave of grand European style includes trompe-l'oeil ceilings, intricate mosaics and shimmering fountains.
The Mediterranean Village also boasts the island's largest zero-entry, colonnaded pool edged by chic cabana and magnificent one-bedroom butler beachfront villas with private plunge pools. Take in the spectacular sea views from the dramatic Sunset Tower or browse the fashionable village shops in the Piazza.
Whichever world you choose to escape to, you enjoy all that the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa has to offer: 11 gourmet restaurants, seven bars serving premium brands, six swimming pools and a scuba pool and six whirlpools. And they are all included, all unlimited.
Water sports include scuba diving in the spectacular waters (free for certified divers) kayaking, canoeing and an adventure on a Hobie Cat, and because everything is included in your holiday, you can enjoy whatever you want without worrying about paying for extras, whether that is a workout in the state-of-the-art fitness centre, swimming, snorkelling, some yoga or Pilates, or doing nothing at all except soaking up the sun by the pool. After all, it's your holiday. Or retreat to the spa for some world-class pampering (facilities included, treatment at cost).
What also sets Sandals apart is the quality of the fine gourmet dining, and again, it is all inclusive. Dine on the most authentic cuisine from across the globe, created by top chefs using the freshest ingredients, and as there are no pre-set times, you can eat where you want, as much as you want and whatever time you want.
That could be seafood and a Sea Breeze on the beach at Barefoot by the Sea or dinner in the open-air at the Bayside Restaurant. Marvel at the chef's skills at the Teppanyaki-style Kimonos and discover the splendid, spiced savoury flavours of the Caribbean at Eleanor's alongside the beach.
Then end your days with the free nightly entertainment. Dancing until dawn to a live band. A moonlight walk. A beach party. The excitement of a carnival. The thrill of the casino. The fun of karaoke. Once again, it's all included, all you have to do is decide what you want to do.
And if you want to explore some more, Sandals can arrange island safaris, zipwire adventures in the rainforest and even sunset cruises which are perfect for two people in love. It's all part of the award-winning service. All-inclusive does not get better, or more romantic than this.
Check out the Love Nest Dream Suites
Sandals has created suites so exotic and romantic that they have named them Love Nest Dream Suites. These secluded escapes are set apart from the main resort for the ideal romantic rendezvous and each includes a personal butler, trained by the Guild of Professional English Butlers for the ultimate in personal pampering.
Choose between an exotic conical Rondoval in the Caribbean Grove or the luxury of a 1,400 square root Mediterranean villa. Both come with private plunge pool and your own personal butler designed to deliver the ultimate wow factor.
Your personal butler can arrange laundry, in-room gourmet dining or even prepare a romantic rose petal scented bath. Trained to the highest standards, your butler is there to cater to your every whim to ensure your holiday offers luxury beyond your dreams. On arrival, you will be presented with a personal mobile phone to summon your butler as you wish for your entire stay.