Weddingmoons in Antigua
Weddingmoons in Antigua
Sandals stunning Couples Only Caribbean Resorts
If you are planning a destination wedding, honeymoon or romantic couples only Caribbean getaway Sandals resorts are a must and I’m personally in love with their Antigua resort and staff. They cater for your every need and work on any budget. Service is incredible, the resorts themselves are all inclusive, the food is divine and there’s everything you need all under one resort, which makes for a calm, romantic holiday, which is all about you two.
Unfortunately because of our hectic work schedules my husband and I never had time for a honeymoon after our wedding day over 5 years ago. Then life happened, we had our beautiful daughter adding to the two-step children and two crazy careers. I’ve always said a happy couple, are happy parents, stressed couples are stressed parents.
When we recently found out the exciting news we were expecting our second child we realised that the honeymoon we missed was even more essential than before and a gorgeous way to celebrate the news before life gets even busier. We decided to take a week away in Antigua and stay at their stunning adult’s only resort Sandals Antigua to celebrate our Babymoon.
Voted the “World’s Most Romantic Resort”, year after year, Sandals Grande Antigua offers you the best of two worlds-the authentic Caribbean and the stylish Mediterranean-in one legendary all-inclusive vacation. Set on Antigua’s best and most famous beach, Dickenson Bay, the resort’s charming seaside garden oasis known as the Caribbean Grove is graced by meandering pathways, majestic palms and cooling Trade winds.
Then step into a realm of chic sophistication where European grandeur unfolds from the hillside to villas-by-the-sea at the Six-Star, all-suite Mediterranean Village. The resort consists of:
Six pools, Exotic Rondoval Suites, Luxury Ocean One Bedroom Suites, Unlimited land & water sports and scuba diving. Then there are the 7 bars serving unlimited premium spirits and eleven specialty restaurants for unlimited dining. They have a 5,000 sq. ft. conference and banqueting facilities for bigger weddings. The Butler Service is included in top-tier suites. An incredible spa to cater for all your pampering and beauty requirements, known as Red Lane Spa. Free Wi-Fi is also available in all the rooms.
We had the most romantic, relaxing week, the honeymoon we’d always wished for but never had the time for. We indulged in couples massages, a candlelit dinner on the beach and just pure rest and relaxation. We came back refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the next beautiful milestone in our lives.
However while we were out there it did really make me think how perfect this location would have been for a destination Weddingmoon as Sandals call it. Obviously some brides plan for years, for a big day close to family and friends but increasingly as the cost of weddings go up, couples are opting for destination weddings and when you have service like Sandals can provide, it takes all the stress out of planning.
With Sandals Resorts your honeymoon begins the moment you say, “I do”. A Sandals WeddingMoon® marries the wedding and the honeymoon, so after you’ve exchanged your vows, you can begin your happily ever after. You’ll find endless ways to enjoy your time together, from suites so exotic and romantic, they named them “Love Nests Dream Suites”, to intimate dining beneath the moonlit sky, hand-in-hand strolls along the beach, and every land and water sport under the sun. Best of all, it’s all included. If the bride or groom wants head to toe pampering and beauty preparations before their special day, it’s all available at the resorts Red Lane Spa. Sandals certainly think of everything and on top of incredible service with a smile your not allowed to tip the staff, so when the say all-inclusive they really mean it.
Can you believe all WEDDINGMOON® celebrations at Sandals include the following and then you can upgrade you wedding as you wish:
Personal pre-travel wedding planner
Personal resort wedding planner and dedicated resort wedding team
Picturesque Wedding Location
Preparation of marriage documents
Musical Accompaniment (pre-recorded)
Witnesses upon request
30 minute Sparkling Wine & Cold Hors d’oeuvres Delightful Reception for Bride,
Groom and up to 6 guests
Wedding gift from Sandals Resorts
Free Wedding Website and Gift Registry
35 Minute Massage for the Groom
Manicure for the Bride
Decorated Honeymoon Room for Bride & Groom
Mimosa Breakfast-in-Bed for Bride & Groom any Morning of Choice
Honeymoon dinner for bride and groom at a resort specialty restaurant with
White-glove service and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine
Complimentary 5″x7″ Honeymoon Photo for Bride & Groom
We opted to stay in the Mediterranean Oceanview Penthouse One Bedroom Butler Suite and we were not disappointed. Attending to your every whim our dedicated Butlers Darren and Shanti catered for all our needs: candlelit bubble baths, candlelit dining on the beach, arranging tables at the resort resorts, excursions, lunch by the pool and breakfast on the terrace. Creating an endlessly romantic ambiance with petals on our bed and in our bath at turndown time. Ultimate attention to detail at all times.
Thanks to all the staff at Sandals Grande Antigua especially our butlers Shanti and Darren and Irose the Wedding Manager. What a fabulous location, resort and team.
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In terms of travel we flew premium economy and returned first class with Virgin Airlines, which was again a faultless, relaxing and effortless experience with fantastic service. More details will follow soon.
Written by The Ultimate Lifestylist
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