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Sandals Grande St Lucian - Caribbean

  • Grand views on its own Peninsular
  • 311 rooms and suites with ocean views on both sides of the resort
  • Ocean & Beach view accommodations. Twenty-four hour room service for all Butler-serviced Suites.
  • 12 unique restaurants - tastes of Italy, France, Caribbean, and Far East
  • State-of-the-art Newton Dive Boats, PADI Certified staff - 2 dives a day included
  • 6 bars serving unlimited premium liquors
  • Free WiFi in all rooms and public areas
  • Book a club level room for the Club Sandals Concierge service and Lounge check-in with chilled towel and champagne plus more...

About Sandals Grande St Lucian

1 hour from the international airport lies Sandal Regency Grande St Lucian, an exotic piece of paradise. Nestled on it's own peninsular with breath taking mountain and sea views, Sandals Grande St Lucian delivers a luxury included experience that is filled with adventure, romance and relaxation. Warm your toes in the sands of the white beach before discovering the colourful coral reefs, lush hillsides and rolling fairways. And don't forget - 2 dives a day are included in every holiday as standard for certified divers.

Sandals Grand St Lucianc is home 311 Rooms & Suites in 20 categories. Divers love the Caribbean Deluxe rooms, but there are so many beachfront and ocean view upgrade options to consider. Your travel consultant will help you chose the perfect room or suite. Pick a club room to enjoy the Club Sandals perks, including 24 hour access to the Club Sandals Lounge, Club sandals Concierge and the weekly hosted actives. Looking for more privacy? The Rondoval Suites bring you tropical elegance and seclusion with your own private pool, whirlpool and hammock. For that extra special occasion, why not book a exquisite Over-the-Water honeymoon Butler bungalow?

All rooms and suites include air conditioning, king size bed, cable TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, telephone, iron and ironing board, safety deposit box, clock radio, coffee maker, amenity kit, mahogany furniture and are all tiled. Each has a balcony or patio.

Sandals Grande St Lucian delivers real value with their all inclusive programme. There are 12 unique restaurants in resort, serving house wines and premium liquors. Each restaurant has a team of dedicated international chefs whose attention to detail and service is what you'd come to expect. You can even try the restaurants at the 2 other Sandals resorts on the island, with free transfers, at no extra cost. The resort boasts 4 freshwater pools, 3 whirlpools and a dedicated pool for the dive centre. Grab a book, head to the sun and relax. Take a trip to the Red Lane spa. Feeling energetic? There are 2 fully lit, artificial grass tennis courts. Racquets & balls are available for use. There outdoor games and activities including volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, chess, bocce ball, croquet, billiards, cards and board games as well as a full raft of watersports to try your hand at. The fitness centre offers a full programme of group exercise classes. During your stay, enjoy an array of entertainment, including live music, jazz performances, pianists, dance lessons, poolside games. It doesn't matter if you don't dive! You can do as much or little as you like.

Guests staying at any Sandals St. Lucia resorts can enjoy free green fees and complimentary transfers to two challenging golf courses perfect for all levels of play

Caribbean Deluxe

This cozy hideaway features a fully furnished private balcony nestled among the resort's lush gardens. The spacious interior features a king-size bed, cozy seating area and flat screen TV. The en-suite bath boasts either a shower and tub combination or a walk-in shower. For your refreshment, your room includes Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks varietal wines and a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, juice, soda and local beer.

Caribbean Luxury Oceanview

This room category overlooks the ocean, providing a view of the lights and mountains of the neighbouring island Martinique. It features a four poster "Farmhouse" king size mahogany bed, 37 inch flat screen TV, tiles floor, love seat and armchair. The bathroom either has a shower/bathtub combination or shower only. A patio or balcony completes this luxury setting.

Caribbean Beachview Club Level

This room comes with a spectacular view from your private balcony and room features a four poster king size mahogany bed, 37inch flat screen television, a well-stocked mini bar and beautifully tiled floors. Most of these bathrooms have a shower only with a few having a shower/bathtub combination. All of this luxury is topped off with room service and an amazing beach view.

Over-the-Water Honeymoon Butler Bungalow

Features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, custom king-size beds, soft linens and plush pillows, a smart TV and a large ceiling fan, his and hers sinks, a large backlit mirror and a walk-in rain shower. Glass floor panels and lit water ensure you can enjoy undersea views Your private patio has an extended sun deck, outdoor shower, sun loungers, private outdoor Tranquility Soaking Tub or over-water hammocks.. Butler Elite service, private airport transfers and 24 hour room service are included

We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below with your ideal dates and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.

Your Details

Your Holiday


Sandals new Platinum Protocol of Cleanliness encompasses added health and wellbeing requirements across all points of contact at every resort, including common areas, all restaurants and kitchens, bars, guest rooms, activities, fitness centers, spas, and includes all behind-the-scenes operations. They are leaving no stone unturned as they prepare to welcome guests back to the beauty and warmth of the Caribbean in a friendly, clean and, most importantly, safe environment.

Prevention is the key to safeguarding the health of Sandals employees and our guests. They long ago developed a sophisticated approach to preventing the spread of illnesses at Sandals resorts under the guidance of medical professionals, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the local Ministries of Health in each country sandals resorts are located. Sandals have dedicated Quality Inspection Teams and environmental health and safety managers at all of their resorts to make sure every procedure is in place to protect every guest and team member. Sandals resorts have always been equipped with full-service medical stations staffed daily with a registered nurse and 24/7 on-call medical personnel, but they have now upgraded these facilities to include the appropriate equipment and supplies needed to address new protocols.

Dive Centre Protocol's

Countertops, pens, clipboards, picnic benches to be sanitized after each use
All masks to be placed in sanitization solution and liquid detergent and visible to guest
All Team Members will wear masks/face shields and sanitize hands while interacting with each guest
Dive pool deck will be sanitized daily
Doors will remain open for airflow
Weight belts, regulators and dive masks to be left in sanitization bucket onboard after use
All tanks, seats and vessel bathrooms will be sanitized before and between trips
Wetsuits, fins and jackets will be taken back to the dive shop by guests and placed in sanitization solution
Tanks will be set up 6 feet apart on dive boats
Boat manifest to be adjusted to limit occupants and accommodate the six ft. rule in accordance with social distancing guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

St Lucia is around 8hrs 50mins hours direct flying time from London.

Covid Travel Information

St Lucia is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

All arriving passengers, must provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken no more than seven days before arrival. All arriving passengers will also be screened, including temperature checks

All visitors need to complete the Pre-Arrival registration form prior to arrival stlucia.org/en_UK/covid-19/pre-arrival-form-for-visitors/.

all travellers must continue the use of face masks during on island-transportation and when in public places. Visitors must also adhere to physical distancing measures.

All visitors staying in a COVID-19 Certified hotel, must remain within that property for the duration of the visit unless you are on an excursion arranged by the hotel.

You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

You may not have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from St Lucia.

Last Updated: 16JUL2020

Weather and Climate

Like most Caribbean destinations, the wet season is over our late summer until around October, but it can also be the warmest time of year as temperatures rarely fall below 31C. Our winter tends to be drier in terms of rainfall with March offering the max number of sunshine hours in a day. Humidity can be high all year round, but the trade winds held cool the island.

Travel

Flight options

There are direct flights from London to St Lucia with BA, typically daily in the Winter and Summer seasons. We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to St Lucia, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

Stopovers

Flights are direct to St Lucia, but from here you can fly to several other Sandals resorts for a longer holiday. Talk to us about island hopping itineraries

Arrange before you go

Regular Entry Requirements

British Passport holders do not need a visa to visit St Lucia. On entry, you will be granted a specified period to stay as a tourist only. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival in St Lucia, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met by a representative of Sandals Grande St Lucian. They will be clearly identifiable at the airport. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

Transfers

Sandals Regency La Toc is around 1hr transfer from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF).

Departures

At the end of your holiday, your return transfer details will be advised locally.

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Tipping

All Sandals holidays include tips and taxes as part of your package. Any applicable departure tax at the airport is payable in cash locally

Currency

USD, credit and debit cards are widely accepted, but you should check with your bank about any additional overseas charges they may levy for using your card.

Phone coverage

Phone coverage is generally good - do check with your phone provider about any applicable overseas charges. Alternatively, you may wish to purchase a local SIM for making calls or data use

Plugs and electricity

UK style plugs can be used in some sockets, but do also take a US style adaptor with you

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire is arranged in resort and is included in your package price

Extras

Entry level PADI courses are booked and paid for in resort

Souvenirs

Sandals resorts have a wide range of shops on site with a variety of gifts and souvenirs

Nitrox/Gas

Limited - please ask at the time of booking if nitrox may be available

Payments

Deposits and Balances

All Sandals holidays require the full balance to be paid at the time of booking.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Discounts

Repeat Guests

Included

7 nights all inclusive in your chosen room grade - all inclusive with meals, drinks (inc selected premium liquors), in resort entertainment schedule and a wide range of selected and and water sports. Guests staying at any Sandals St. Lucia resort can enjoy free green fees and complimentary transfers to two challenging golf courses perfect for all levels of play
Sandals resorts include complimentary scuba diving for certified divers, with two 1-tank dives, or one 2-tank dive, every day of your stay (except arrival and departure days)
Use of the Red Lane Spas plunge pools, steam baths and saunas (all of which are free to use)
Your holiday includes flights to St Lucia UVF from the UK - please ask for a competitive quote to upgrade your flight option from economy. Return airport transfers are included

Excluded

Spa services, candlelight dining and selected excursions/sports are booked and paid for in resort

Additional diving, any PADI courses or scuba reviews are booked and paid for in resort

All Sandals holidays include tips and taxes as part of your package. Any applicable departure tax at the airport is payable in cash locally




At Sandals Resorts certified divers can dive every day at no extra change - twice a day with one tank or one two-tank dive, every day of your holiday.

The diving in St Lucia varies enormously as you move around the island so you never quite know what to expect! There are gentle coral reefs, where turtles swim between coral pillars and eels hide from prying eyes. There are steep and dramatic wall dives with enormous, pristine sponges and splendid gorgonians. The Soufriere marine park is one of the most beautiful sites and always popular. Here sea horses hide on the coral pillars, surrounded in clouds of fish. Or why not head to the Lesleen M wreck dive... and keep an eye out for the resident frog fish! Make sure you dive the Pinnacles, where four coral and gorgonian-encrusted seamounts that rise tantalisingly up from the ocean depths". These four spectacular volcanic peaks rise up from the depths to within a few feet of the surface. The peaks are encrusted with Black and Orange Gorgonians and are home to Trumpet and Filefishes as well as larger species such as Grouper, Jack and Snapper

Top-of-the-line equipment hire included
State-of-the-art Newton Dive Boats
Entry level PADI courses available - extra charges apply
Scuba reviews available - extra charges apply



If you've never dived before, the brief introductory PADI Resort Certification programme will have you experiencing a whole new underwater world that same day. Entry levels courses are available in resort. Talk to your experienced PADI instructor for more info, timings and costs.

VIRGIN COVE

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 70ft

This reef starts off in 15 ft with large colourful boulders which fringes the coastline and gravitates to patches of coral and eventually more defined structures of reef. This semicircular reef/wall is a richly diverse coral reef structure displaying both hard and soft corals. Shaped like a figure 9, maximum depth is around 70 ft/21 m. There are lots of large barrel sponges, brain coral and occasionally stingrays. Schools of snappers, grunts and Atlantic spade fish as well as turtles and barracudas are frequent residents of this reef, especially at the 60 ft/70 ft level.

BIRD ROCK

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 60ft

This is a popular stopping place for birds and you will soon see why it gets its name! Underwater you will see sloping walls and huge boulders covered with coral. The maximum depth is around 60 ft/18 m. Apart from the usual tropical fish, eagle rays and stingrays are often seen here.

ANSE COCHON NORTH & SOUTH REEF

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 30ft | Max Depth: 40ft

The Anse Cochon - North and South Reefs are beach dives with coral and encrusted boulders that start in 5 ft of water. The northern reef gradually descends to 40 ft where it merges with the Virgin Cove reef, whereas the South Reef remains shallow to a maximum depth of 30 ft. The coral is more prolific on the northern side but both areas are rich in reef fish - spotted drums, goat fish, parrot fish, yellow snappers, grunts, damsel fish, chromis and wrasse.

PIGEON ISLAND

Skill level: Novice | Ave Depth: 50ft | Max Depth: 60ft

This dive is located at the base of Pigeon Island. The dive starts in about 15 ft/5 m over sand and coral and progresses over reef and huge boulders to its maximum depth of 60 ft/18 m. Eagle rays, moray eels, lobsters and great barracuda are all seen regularly on this dive.

LESLEEN M SHIPWRECK

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 45ft | Max Depth: 65ft

The Lesleen M, a 165-foot freighter, Wreck of a cargo vessel was sunk by the Department of Fisheries in 1986 to provide an artificial reef. Sits upright on a sandy bottom near Anse Cochon on the west coast, just south of Marigot Bay.at a maximum depth of 65 ft/20 m. Divers can tour the ship in its entirety. The 167 ft./51 m long wreck offers open access to the surface and is inhabited by many types of marine life including lobster, moray eels and reef fish.

FAIRYLAND

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 60ft | Max Depth: 200ft

At the point of Anse Chastanet, a plateau named Fairy Land slopes gently from 40-200ft. This area is on a major headland and is sometimes subject to strong currents which keep the coral and sponges very clean so that their vibrant colors are visible. Turtles are often seen on this dive and are usually quite friendly. This site is ideal for underwater photography.

KEYHOLE PINNACLE

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 60ft | Max Depth: 60ft

Voted one of the "10 Best Dive Sites" by Caribbean Travel & Life, The Pinnacles are described by the magazine as "four coral and gorgonian-encrusted seamounts that rise tantalizingly up from the ocean depths". These four spectacular volcanic peaks rise up from the depths to within a few feet of the surface. The peaks are encrusted with Black and Orange Gorgonians and are home to Trumpet and Filefishes as well as larger species such as Grouper, Jack and Snapper. Seahorses are also seen here.

ANSE LA RAYE WALL

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 50ft | Max Depth: 110ft

This dive site was named after the village of Anse La Raye (bay of rays). Depth is from 60 ft-110 ft/18 m-34 m. This dive features a beautiful sloping wall that is alive with a multitude of different fish life and many different types of coral. Rays are often seen on this dive. This site is rich in coral and marine life. The shallow areas displays brightly colored fire coral, while in the deeper end there are in descent purple vase sponges, barrel sponges, and soft coral. There is a lot of fish on this dive - look out particularly for jacks, Bermuda chubs and spotted-drums.

JAMBET POINT

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 40ft | Max Depth: 50ft

This horseshoe shaped reef has a small wall and then flat coral reef with a maximum depth of around 50 ft/15 m. You will find lots of crabs, lobsters, spotted drums and sometimes stingrays hiding in the sandy bottom.

DAINI KOYOMARU WRECK

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 100ft | Max Depth: 100ft

Wreck of a Japanese dredger sunk in 1996 as an artificial reef. The 244 ft/75 m long wreck landed on its side, mostly intact. Maximum depth is 108 ft/33 m. It is home to large french angelfish, jacks, barracuda and other tropical fish.

SUPERMAN'S FLIGHT

Skill level: Advanced | Ave Depth: 60ft | Max Depth: 1500ft

Named after a scene from the movie Superman II. Entry to the water is at the base of Petit Piton towering 2619 ft/805 m above you. This sloping wall dive has a depth of around 1500 ft/461 m. You will see massive fluorescent sponges, large gorgonians and many species of colorful tropical fish. Here you'll find a nice current for a drift dive.

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Dining at Sandals Grande St. Lucian is a culinary journey around the world featuring international cuisines from Italy, England, Jamaica, India, and the Orient. From elegant pier dining with white-glove service to the laid-back atmosphere of beachside barefoot dining - our unique restaurants cater to your every culinary mood. And with six varietals of Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks Wines and Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee, your meals are always perfectly paired.

Below are some of our favourites

24 hour service available for Butler- serviced categories of accommodation. Room service for Club Sandals accommodations available 7:00am-10:00pm.

WEEKLY EVENTS: General Manager's Robert Mondavi Wine & Cheese Party
Sandals Select Guest Party
Honeymooner's Cocktail Party
Club Sandals Cocktail Party
Weekly late night chocolate buffet

Barefoot By The Sea

Dig your toes into the soft, white sand while savouring delectable, create-your-own-dish fare. With the sparkling sea just steps away, there's no better way to dine Caribbean style. The cuisine here is just as enticing as the charming, Caribbean vibe, presenting distinctive seafood offerings full of savory flavour. Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper Fillet, and Char-grilled Strip Loin Steak, are just a few of the tantalizing options

Gordons

Discover a Seafood Lover's Paradise. Experience the warmth, comfort, and pleasures unexpected at Gordon's on the Pier. Located atop a magnificent pier and offering an innovative twist to popular seafood delicacies, this outdoor restaurant is perfect for romantic dinners for two. Upon arrival, you'll glimpse the beauty of this remarkable destination with panoramic vistas of Saint Lucia's famed Rodney Bay.

Kimonos

Follow the tantalising aroma of exotic spices and perfectly grilled delights to Kimono's, a vibrant restaurant that serves up Japanese cuisine in a most captivating way. Kimono's boasts mouth-watering cuisine prepared by skilful chefs who entertain with cookery tricks right before your very eyes! Whether your chef juggles cooking utensils, flips a shrimp tail into his shirt pocket, or catches a shiitakem mushroom in his hat, it's clear to see that Kimono's eating is only half the fun.