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Sandals has 3 resorts in St. Lucia which are the Sandals Grande (5 stars hotel), the Sandals Halcyon(4 1/2 stars) and the Sandals Regency(5 stars).

The Sandals resorts offer all-inclusive vacation packages for couples. In july 2009, I have booked the Sandals Grande for 1 week in January 2010. It was my first time in a Sandals resort and I have appreciated every second of it. From the time we arrived at the resort until the time we left, everyone did the best they could for our vacation to be one to remember.

The Sandals Grande is located in the northern part of St. Lucia, in the Gros Islet area. It takes about 90 minutes to get to the resort from the international Airport. There is an helicopter shuttle that can transfer you in 10 minutes to the Castries airport, then you have a 20 minutes car ride to get to the resort. It is pretty expensive though, $145 US / person. We preferred to take the bus ride and look at the beautiful scenery of St. Lucia.

RoomThe Sandals Grande offers many room and suites categories. We took the Deluxe room, which is their standard room. It was a very nice room. We had a wonderful 4 poster king size bed, a 37 inch flat screen plasma TV, a small sofa and the refrigerator was stocked every day.

OceanI was a bit disappointed with the beach. Well, the beach is ok but not very long as the resort is located in a bay. We can't take long walks like we can in Punta Cana. Also, if you want shades on the beach, you better get up really early and reserve your place. What I didn't really like is the fact that some buttlers reserved places for people, and those people don't show up. It would have been nice to let the place to other people.

There are several restaurants at the Sandals Grande. You also have access to the restaurants at the other 2 Sandals on the island. There are free shuttles coming and going to the different Sandals resorts.

The food was always very good (buffet and à la carte restaurants) at the resort. I didn't try the other Sandals restaurants.

There are 5 beautiful pools at the resort. You will find many facilities such as a fitness center, a spa, a beauty salon, gift shops, an internet center and a jewelry store.

I really enjoyed my vacation at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian and I recommand it. For more information about the resort visit :