Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa
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"Great Honeymoon but with better room accommodations our trip could have been FANTASTIC"
We just came back from our honeymoon at the Sandals resort Grande Antigua. We consider ourselves positive people and can find the silver lining in most situations and we hope our review will help out your vacation enquiries.
The quick summary …
... and helpful to tourists.
Once we reached the coast again, we came across a beach which was alluringly empty of swimmers, yet the water was crystal clear blue. We had planned to drive further around for a swim but this beach was too stunning to resist. The water was a perfect temperature, around 25c. The Caribbean ocean is quite salty compared to the Pacific and the water makes a body quite buoyant – perfect ...
... Once in the sea I was ok, but getting in and getting out was traumatic. Although the surf does not look that strong, the shifting sands beneath your feet leave you with nothing to stand on and even the slightest wave makes you lose your balance.
I eventually made it into the sea proper (and bear in mind I have not swum in the sea since I was about twelve, nearly twenty years ago!) and dutifully bobbed around, trying not to drown, whilst David swam, ...
We were both awake early today and by the time breakfast came we were up , showered and bag ready packed for the off :-) We left the ship and avoiding the taxi drivers had a good walk around the town to stretch our sea legs. They tend to congregate around the port gates, the first one gets a polite "no thank you we're just going for a walk" later ones get "no thanks" and after the first twenty or so I'm sorely tempted to just say "p*** off". They are so friendly ...
... fab, very tranquil and calm. That was until the ar******** Frenchman on the boat next to us decided to empty his holding tank in an enclosed bay with swimmers everywhere. He stayed down below when I bawled "non ***** ici!" And we have not seen him since! May nip over to his boat tonight after a few R&Cs and leave him a little present in his cockpit to teach him a lesson! We will prob stay here for a day or two and then scoot over to St ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa St. John's
Had a wonderful time !
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