Thought I'd start this thread for anyone coming to the Grande in the near future who might have questions. Hopefully any TA regulars who are here now will also chime in!
We arrived late yesterday afternoon to approx a 40 min line-up in immigration. The line moved steadily tho and the wait wasn't bad at all. At the Sandals lounge we were very pleasantly surprised to find that Mr. Beviere (the GM) had arranged a nice transport in a 6 door Mercedes limo...thank you Carl! Our driver was Vincent and he was terrific...it made the 90 minute drive go by quickly, which for me was a blessing as I easily get motion sick.
We hadn't requested any particular bldg in advance, though our last two stays have been in two of the buildings around the lagoon pools. I was quite happy to be back there again, in a top floor room overlooking Rodney Bay.
Dinner last night was at the pub, delicious as usual. After a glass of wine in lobby while listening to a very good singer, we turned in for an early night.
As I write this now, we are lounging at the lagoon pools. There are cabanas here now which are new since our last trip. 4 are still available as are one set of loungers under the umbrellas.
First impressions today are very favourable. All the staff are friendly....lots of painting and freshening up being done around the resort....breakfast and lunch at the Bayside was excellent (buffet both times). Tonight we are dining at Gordon's so will miss the beach party, but we can catch it next week.
If anyone has any questions, pls post them here and I'll do my best to find out the answers!
And now into the pool for a swim!