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Resort Review: Sandals Grande St. Lucian

In the middle of the Caribbean, between the South Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is the island nation of St. Lucia. As a result of its stunning environment, it is frequently referred to as “little Hawaii.” Because of its breathtaking scenery, picture-perfect beaches, and plenty of exciting activities, St. Lucia is an ideal location for a honeymoon or any romantic vacation.

Sandals Grande One of the most beautiful and romantic settings in all of St. Lucia can be found at the St. Lucian Hotel and Spa. Gros Islet is located in the northern part of the island, and it has a stunning beach.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian reviews comments about how wonderful the resort’s overwater bungalows are, as well as how many various options there are for eating and entertainment. This St. Lucia Sandals property features the greatest beach on the island, and the tranquil waters of Rodney Bay make it possible to engage in water sports or go swimming at any time.

The Sandals Grande St. Lucian is situated on Rodney Bay, which is widely acknowledged to have the clearest and most placid waters across all of Saint Lucia. Because it is situated on its own peninsula, the view in every direction can be compared to that of a picture-perfect postcard.

There are volcanic mountains that seem to mysteriously rise from the beautiful blue sea. In Saint Lucia’s most luxurious all-inclusive resort, you may let the scenery move your spirit and the friendly locals steal your heart.

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What is the number of Sandals resorts in St. Lucia?

There are three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia. Sandals Grande St. Lucian, Sandals Regency La Toc, and Sandals Halcyon Beach are all in the north and close to lots of activities and nightlife. Each resort is for adults only and has a beautiful beach.

However, there are some differences between them. Guests at each resort can use the facilities and amenities at all three, and transportation between them is free. This means that on your trip to St. Lucia, you can visit 3 beaches, 2 golf courses, 11 pools, 27 restaurants, and 21 bars.

The Sandals Grande St. Lucian in brief

Sandals Grande St. Lucian is in the Caribbean. Pigeon Island, where Sandals Grande St. Lucian is, is home to St. Lucia’s best national park. The resort is on a private peninsula with a one-mile white sand beach. From there, you can see mountains and the historic Fort Rodney across Rodney Bay.

The water around Sandals Grande St. Lucian is the calmest on the island, so you can swim, snorkel, and paddleboard right off the beach. It also has more places to eat than the other two Sandals. At Sandals Grande St. Lucian, one thing that really makes it stand out is that you can stay in bungalows that are built over the water (see more details below, under Sandals Grande St. Lucian Rooms and Suites).

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Reviews of Sandals Grande St. Lucian have called it “the vacation that comes the closest to a picture-perfect postcard.” You’ll never run out of dishes to try because this resort has 12 restaurants and a nearby Sandals resort has 15.

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Rooms and Suites at Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Let’s talk about the well-known Sandals Grande St. Lucian bungalows. The 9 Over-the-Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalows at Sandals Grande St. Lucian are a true luxury experience.

They are perched over sparkling blue and turquoise water. When you stay in one of these, you get VIP arrival services like fast-tracked immigration, a personal airport greeting, help setting up a private luxury transfer, and access to the amenities of an arrival lounge. Room service is available 24/7, so you can get breakfast in bed or a fancy dinner.

The Sandals Grande St. Lucian over-the-water bungalows are great for couples who want to be alone. Not only do you get beautiful rooms, but you also have your own private butler who will help you unpack, make dinner reservations, plan activities, draw you a rose-petal-filled bath, and restock your (free) top-shelf minibar.

These overwater honeymoon bungalows in St. Lucia are made of beautiful wood and have thatched roofs. They have hardwood floors with glass floor panels so you can see exotic sea life without even getting in the water.

But if you want to get into the water, you can easily do so from a short ladder on your private sun deck that goes out over the water.

On the deck, there is a bistro set, comfortable lounge chairs, and a huge hammock hanging over the water for the ultimate in relaxation. There is also an outdoor Tranquility Soaking TubTM for two.

Inside, there are vaulted ceilings, a ceiling fan and air conditioning, a stocked refrigerator and minibar, a tea/coffee maker, and a smart TV. There are two sinks and a rain shower in the beautiful bathroom. You can also use the Red Lane Spa Amenity Kit, soft robes, and slippers that are provided.

The king-size bed is very comfortable and has high-end sheets and a pillow menu. It is placed right in front of the glass doors so that you can see great views as soon as you wake up. These doors slide open to let in fresh air and make it easy to get outside.

Other great rooms at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian include the Beachfront Grande Rondoval Butler Suites, which have private patios with plunge pools, a jacuzzi, an outdoor shower, and a hammock and are just steps from the sand; the Caribbean Beachfront One Bedroom Butler Suites, which have private balconies and Tranquility Soaking Tubs; and the Lover’s Lagoon Swim-Up Club Level rooms, which have easy access to a lagoon pool from their private patios There are also Caribbean Beachview Walk-out Rooms, which have a furnished terrace that leads right onto the sand.

What do the rooms at Sandals Grande St. Lucian come with? At every Sandals resort, your room will have a minibar with free drinks that is restocked every day, a plush bed, a smart TV, a spa-like bathroom with robes and toiletries, a coffee and tea maker, a safe, and free WiFi.

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There are restaurants and bars on Sandals Grande St. Lucian.

The best Sandals in St. Lucia for foodies is Sandals Grande St. Lucian. There are 12 restaurants here that serve gourmet food, fresh seafood, local flavors, Asian, Indian, sushi, Italian, French crepes and pastries, English pub food, pizza, Caribbean, and other international dishes.

Many of the restaurants at Sandals Grande St. Lucian have views of the water or are right on it. Barefoot by the Sea is exactly what it sounds like, with tables on the sand, and Gordon’s on the Pier is an elegant restaurant with a view of Rodney Bay’s beautiful waters. Resort casual attire is requested at most restaurants.

You can also order room service or have a private meal, like a dinner with candles on the beach, made for you. Room service is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. if you are in a club level room, and it is available 24 hours a day in butler suites. As usual, your all-inclusive rate at Sandals Resorts includes unlimited meals, snacks, and drinks, such as premium liquors and Robert Mondavi wines.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian has 6 bars, including a piano bar, a beach bar, and a real British pub, where you can get a drink whenever you want. After dark, there are many things to do here, like live music, parties, and theme nights.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian: What to Do

Sandals Grande St. Lucian has a huge number of free activities on land and in the water. Water sports include scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, kneeboarding, windsurfing, waterskiing, and wakeboarding. Free of charge is also professional instruction for water sports (except for scuba diving). Land activities are free and include beach volleyball, tennis during the day and night, pool tables, table tennis, croquet, and a fitness center with classes.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian has 5 pools and 4 whirlpools, like the 7800-square-foot waterfront Sunset Pool with a swim-up bar and the quiet, lagoon-style Lovers Pool. You can also use all the facilities and activities at Sandals Halcyon Beach and Sandals Regency La Toc, which are the other two Sandals resorts in St. Lucia.

You also have access to two golf courses and the greens fees and transfers are free. In fact, Sandals Grande St. Lucian is the best Sandals golf resort in St. Lucia if you want to stay at the one that is closest to an 18-hole course.

The new 18-hole championship course at Sandals Golf & Country Club at Cap Estate was made by Greg Norman. This par-71 course is in a lush, tropical area and has a lot of changes in elevation. On-site, there are changing rooms, a full-service pro shop, and a practice range with a full-sized driving range and putting greens. There are free golf clinics every week, and you can also take golf lessons (for an extra fee).

At all Sandals resorts in St. Lucia, greens fees and transfers to both courses are free for all guests (if needed). The trip from Sandals Grande St. Lucian to Sandals La Toc Golf Club takes 25 minutes. The ride to Sandals Golf & Country Club from Sandals Grande St. Lucian takes 5 minutes.

The best place to snorkel in St. Lucia is also at Sandals Grande St. Lucian. From the pier right there, you can go on snorkeling trips. This tropical paradise has some great places to snorkel, like the marine reserve around Anse Chastanet Beach, where you can see octopi, flounder, scorpionfish, and parrotfish; the calm, protected waters of Marigot Bay, which have coral formations and fun sea creatures like seahorses; and Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay, which is a great place for people who are just starting out snorkeling.

During your stay at Sandals Grande St. Lucian, you can also add on tours of the area. The Piton mountains, Soufriere Volcano, and Toraille waterfall are just a few of the beautiful natural sights on St. Lucia. Take a mud bath at the sulfur springs or take a tour of St. Lucia Distillers and try some of their rum.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian has live shows, theme nights, beach parties with local bands, and talent nights where guests can show off their skills.

Couples massage for a honeymoon at Sandals resort

Sandals Grande St. Lucian has a spa.

If you want to get the most out of your honeymoon or trip to St. Lucia, book a couples massage or another luxurious spa service. At the Red Lane® Spa, you can get facials, massages, and body services, which are not included in the price of your room.

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At Sandals Grande St. Lucian, there are weddings.

And if you’re planning a destination wedding in St. Lucia, how about walking down a glass floor aisle in a beautiful overwater chapel with 360-degree views of the Caribbean? Sandals Grande St. Lucian is one of only four Sandals resorts with an Over-the-Water Wedding Chapel, so you can do just that.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian offers a honeymoon package.

If you get married at Sandals Grande St. Lucian and then spend your honeymoon there, or if you come here within 30 days of your wedding date, Sandals will give you a free honeymoon package.

This includes a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, a special turndown service with flower petals on your bed the first night of your honeymoon, fresh flowers, and a luxurious breakfast in bed on the morning of your choice.

Sandals Grande St. Lucian Cost: The rooms at Sandals Grande St. Lucian start at $370 per person per night, which is more than the other Sandals in St. Lucia.

What does Sandals Grande St. Lucian come with?

At all Sandals resorts in St. Lucia, the price you pay includes the same things: There are round-trip shuttles to the other resorts, WiFi, daily and nightly entertainment, unlimited land sports, golf greens fees and transfers to courses, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and all tee times (except for airport transfer drivers, spa staff, and butlers, if you stay in a butler suite).

What you should bring to Sandals Grande St. Lucian

When you stay at a Sandals resort, you don’t have to bring much with you because so much is already there for you. You don’t need to bring a hairdryer, for example. There is a gift shop on site in case you forget something important.

The dress code is casual during the day and resort elegant at night. This means a mix of shorts, t-shirts, tanks, lightweight short-sleeve shirts, sundresses, casual slacks, and swimsuits, as well as dressier outfits (including shoes) for dining in the nicer restaurants.

happy couple on a beach, on vacation, or on their honeymoon

If you want to play golf, make sure you bring the right clothes. If women get cold in places with air conditioning, they might want to bring a scarf, shawl, or light jacket.

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Tip: You can’t wear or carry anything with a camouflage or military-style print in St. Lucia, so don’t pack anything like that.

Bring a few swimsuits, because you’ll probably wear one every day. Women can bring a cute cover-up to throw on when walking around the resort, and they might also want to bring some shorts to wear over their swimsuits when doing water sports. A rash guard will also be helpful for water sports.

What kind of shoes you bring to St. Lucia will depend on what you want to do there. You will probably want to bring water shoes, flip-flops, and sandals. If you plan to walk a lot or play sports, you may also want to bring tennis shoes.

Make sure your passport has at least 6 months left before it expires, and if you want to rent a car, you’ll also need a valid driver’s license. (But remember that people in St. Lucia drive on the left!)

You should also bring a credit card (not that you’ll need it at the resort, since everything is included, but in case you want to add extras like spa services or go exploring in St. Lucia) and some cash for tips at the airport, taxis, and local shops that don’t take credit cards.

If it’s not included in your plane ticket, you may have to pay a departure tax in cash at the airport. Make sure to find out ahead of time.

Tip: Bring two cards and hide one somewhere safe in case you need it. Also, keep track of your credit card numbers and the information for contacting customer service.

As with any trip, you should bring any medicine you need. Put it in your carry-on bag so you won’t have to worry about your luggage getting lost.

You can also bring over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, stomach medicines, seasickness medicine, and antihistamines in case you need them.

But if you forget, you can buy these kinds of medicines at the gift shop.

Tip: To avoid problems, keep all prescription drugs in their original bottles when you fly.

Bring everything you need for the beach, including a bag to carry everything in (choose one that can get wet and sandy).

Some of these are sunglasses, sun hats, and sunscreen. In the Caribbean, the higher the SPF, the better! Make sure your sunscreen is reef-safe if you’re going to dive or snorkel. You won’t need to bring beach towels, though, because every Sandals resort gives them away for free.

You might also want to bring a camera, especially a waterproof one if you plan to do water sports, a waterproof case for your phone, and your phone charger.

Some other things to think about are insect repellent and bite relief cream, bandages, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, prescription snorkeling goggles if you wear them, a backpack for day trips, and a waterproof bag if you’re going on a boat.

But you don’t have to bring toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion if you don’t want to. At Sandals, these items are included in your room and come from the on-site spa, so you know they’re good.

Tip: Make sure all of your bags have clear tags on them, and add something bright like a ribbon to make them stand out at the baggage claim.

Now that you’ve read our review of Sandals Grande St. Lucian, are you ready to start planning your honeymoon or romantic getaway to St. Lucia today? Tell us in the comments what you think!

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Information On Sandals Grande Resort in Saint Lucia Airport

What is the approximate travel time from the airport to Sandals Grande St. Lucia? Vigie Airport (SLU), which is located a short distance from Sandals Grande St. Lucian, is the most convenient airport in the area. The journey from the airport to the resort takes around 15 minutes.

If you travel into Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), the other airport in St. Lucia, the journey from that airport to Sandals Grande St. Lucian would take approximately two hours.

Your transportation to and from the airport is both included and gratis, just like it is at every other Sandals resort you visit. Simply make your way to the Sandals desk or lounge located in the airport, where you will be greeted and directed to the vehicle that is equipped with air conditioning.

We hope we helped!

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