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Sandals Grande St. Lucian Reviewed for 2024


By Jonathan | Updated on March 20, 2024

St. Lucia is a magical island that captivates your mind, body and soul. Here towering mountains and fern-frilled jungles bring about a complete sense of relaxation. At Sandals Grande St. Lucian they build upon that feeling and have created a resort that will give you the ultimate vacation experience. Sandals Grande St. Lucia offers panoramic bay views and exclusivity; best of all it’s on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean and feels more like a secluded island retreat. It offers an endless supply of restaurants, recreation and amenities along with some of the BEST diving you’ll do anywhere in the Caribbean. And with the free inter-Sandals shuttle service, there are up to 27 restaurants and numerous beach options available between the three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia.

One thing to note… because of its unique position, getting to this resort can be a bit bumpy and the transfer time is approximately ninety minutes. If this a concern we recommend a helicopter tour to the George F.L Charles Airport which is only about 15 minutes away from the Grande. Even if you’re comfortable with the drive, this flight to the north is one that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

Why is Sandals Grande St. Lucian our #1 pick for Best Sandals Resort?

  • It's a recurring theme and a testament to Sandals as a whole but it’s the people who work at Sandals Grande St. Lucian that make this such an exceptional destination.

  • The food is excellent and there are twelve restaurants to choose from including our favorite “The Jerk Shack”. The chef is attentive to strict dietary needs and will be more than happy to create a meal plan for any Vegan’s, vegetarians or anyone with allergies.

  • The rooms are well appointed and the Caribbean beachfront suites have spectacular views of Rodney Bay.

  • The Red Lane Spa at Sandals Grande St. Lucia is one of the best and it features a rare amenity in that it includes a eucalyptus steam room. All guests have access to this but it’s rarely used so make sure to visit and enjoy this experience!

  • The main pool hosts a swim up bar and it’s where all the activity takes place. The playmakers are a blast but if you’re looking something more relaxed there are secluded retreats around the resort.

  • The Beach is beautiful and ocean water is crystal clear. If you’re into snorkeling you can see beautiful fish and coral right around the main pier.

  • There are plenty of lounge chairs around the pools and on the beach. 

  • The Water Sports Team is amazing and there is so much to do. Including, sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boards, etc. If you want a lesson, they’re more than happy to oblige.

  • The Dive Team is exceptional and the diving in St. Lucia is amongst the best. If you’ve ever wanted to see the pitons from the ocean, this is a great way to do that both above water and below.

  • The bartenders are a lot of fun and will make sure you’re having a great time.

  • While we think Sandals Grande St. Lucia is the best resort on the island we love getting off the resort and visiting the other properties. As a guest of the Grande, you stay at 1 and play at 3.  Best of all there is complimentary shuttle service both to and from Sandals Regency LaToc and Sandals Halcyon Beach.

  • New to Sandals Grande St. Lucia are the overwater bungalows. If you’re looking for an exclusive experience, these are for you! Contact us today for more information. 


Additional considerations and tips about Sandals Grande St. Lucia:

  • The resort transfer takes approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours over windy narrow roads. It is a scenic drive but for those who are prone to car sickness it might be best to consider the helicopter transfer that cuts the transfer time down to about 15 min (plus a short drive to the Grande).

  • Dinner reservations are required for some restaurants. If you’re in a Club Level room, contact your concierge as soon as you arrive to make your reservations as they tend to fill up quickly. If you are in a butler category, consult with your butler so they can do it for you. Those in the luxury categories, there is a food and dining representative in the main lobby who’ll assist you with this.

  • All of the beaches in St. Lucia are public so there will be a fair amount of people selling tours but they are not pushy and a friendly "no thank you" is enough to let them know you’re uninterested. If you are interested, there are some good ones include the Simon Says & Joe Knows tour.

  • Guests are able to walk to the village and to Pigeon Park.  You can climb Pigeon Mountain for $7.00.  The spectacular views are well worth it.  Wear Sneakers!

  • Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort is a great place to relax and get enjoy time together. If you're looking for something truly unique our travel blog "Planning the Perfect St. Lucia Getaway" high-lights our most recent trip between Sandals Grande & Stonefield Estates. This was an incredible experience! Contact us today for more information. 

Want to know what our #2 pick is for the Best Sandals Resort? Let's find out! #2 Best Sandals Resort

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