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Sandals’ closure of luxury Antigua resort wrecks holidays | News

Sandals announced its Grande Antigua resort will shut for three months from September 20

The Germans may get all the sun loungers but it is the Americans who get the refunds.

The luxury hotel chain Sandals has been accused of prioritising US customers over Britons after the last-minute closure of one of its biggest resorts, throwing the plans of hundreds of holidaymakers into disarray.

The company announced last week that its Grande Antigua resort on the Caribbean island would shut for three months from September 20 in a row with the government over taxes. Since then British holidaymakers who have paid thousands of pounds to stay at the hotel, including many wedding parties, have struggled to get hold of the company to make alternative arrangements.

Independent travel agents are now telling customers that the delay is because Sandals is…

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