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Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua

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Set on the breathtaking white-sand Long Bay beach, on the eastern coast of Antigua, this resort offers an all-inclusive holiday with an authentic Caribbean ambiance. Dine in the 4 delicious restaurants including the stunning Outhouse, set up in the hill with great views of the Caribbean Sea, where Miss Mary serves her specialities, or savour a cooling drink at the 3 bars. During the day relax on the white-sand beach or enjoy the variety of water and land sports on offer. In the evening the night lights up with live entertainment, evening shows and dancing.

At a glance

  • All-Inclusive Resort
  • Cliff-Top Barbecues
  • 3 Bars
  • Extensive activities
  • White Sand Beach

Where is it?

On Long Bay beach, on the north east coast. 30 min to St John’s, Antigua's capital. Transfer time from airport: 30 min.

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Room information

180 rooms on up to 3 floors in 11 buildings. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee maker, safety deposit box and hairdryer. Gardenview Room - have a communal balcony or private patio with garden and/or partial ocean views. Rooms with queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

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Oceanview Room - set back in the hillside and overlooking the resort, these rooms have fabulous sea views, private patio or balcony, 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child with a rollaway bed (these rooms are not suitable for guests with walking difficulties).

Beachfront Room - recently refurbished, are located right on the beach and have a communal balcony or private patio. With 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

Tropical Waterfront Room - beautifully refurbished rooms, set on the water’s edge and featuring  private patio or balcony with exquisite views of Long Bay. All rooms equipped with brand-new patio/balcony doors, bathrooms with walk-in shower. Rooms have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds sleeping 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

Eats and drinks

Topaz offers breakfast and lunch buffets and a combination of buffet and à la carte dinner, just steps away from the beach. Chef's Pietro serves regional Italian specialities in a spectacular Caribbean beachside setting. Pineapple Grill offers authentic Caribbean à la carte dishes 4 nights per week. Pelican Snack Bar serves pizzas, light lunch and midnight snacks. Lunch is also served daily at the unique ‘Outhouse’, where, from a stunning cliff-top location, Miss Mary serves her famous barbecue ribs and jerk chicken. The resort also features 3 bars, including a disco bar and a beach bar. Restaurants open on rotation.

Fun and games

2 swimming pools, including 1 quiet adult-only pool. Tennis, beach volleyball, bocce ball, table tennis and an assortment of board games. Windsurfing, snorkelling, Hobie Cats and kayaks. Massage therapy* and beauty services* also available.

Entertainment

Entertainment programme with live music, karaoke, limbo dancing and fire-eater shows, as well as weekly welcome cocktail parties and theme nights.

Handy stuff

Babysitting service*, laundry service* and Internet access*.

Additional information

*Denotes local charge

All Inclusive of

All meals and snacks, unlimited drinks by the glass, all water and land sports and activities above unless otherwise specified.

Dress code: Smart dress for ladies and collared shirts, trousers and closed shoes for gents in the evenings please, with no shorts, sleeveless shirts, T-shirts or flip-flops when dining in the Pineapple Grill Restaurant or resort casual for all other restaurants.

Minimum stay

2 nights.

Accessibility

Good general access around the property: properties that offer good general access for those guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at special.assistance@virginholidays.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.5 Sleep Quality
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.0 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.0 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1010)
    • Very Good (1062)
    • Average (377)
    • Poor (152)
    • Terrible (114)

After reading some of the recent reviews, my partner and I were a bit concerned about our 10 days at the Grand Pineapple....but I'm pleased to say this was completely unfounded. We had an amazing...

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4 of 5 stars
Jan 22, 2015 - SamJam83 - Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom

After reading some of the recent reviews, my partner and I were a bit concerned about our 10 days at the Grand Pineapple.but I'm pleased to say this was completely unfounded. We had an amazing... Read more After reading some of the recent reviews, my partner and I were a bit concerned about our 10 days at the Grand Pineapple....but I'm pleased to say this was completely unfounded. We had an amazing, magical and relaxing break and for the money we paid, could not have asked for much more. We stayed in a Tropical Waterfront room (524) which was comfortable, clean, quiet and had an amazing view out over the bay. It wasn't super-modern, but it would feel out-of-place given the rustic, colonial feel of the resort. Our bathroom wasn't rusty or mouldy at all as some of the reviews suggest. The majority of the staff were friendly...Jules the photographer and Kerry on Activities stood out for us. Beware of Cato's cocktails - they are lethal!! The bar staff were efficient and friendly and there was a good selection of drinks. The food was plentiful and on the whole very good. Breakfast was excellent - Winsome's cooked-to-order omelettes were a highlight. We ate twice at the Pineapple Grill and both times the service and food were great. The buffets were plentiful and the staff checked frequently to see if any of the trays needed re-stocking. Mary's Outhouse a short walk up the cliff was brilliant...freshly cooked chicken and ribs. Heaven!! The only downside are the birds...which were a bit of a pain...however not a problem if you kept your food covered if you left the table. They were only there during daylight; once the evening came the birds went and none of our evening meals were disturbed by the birds. There were also stray cats, but with most of the guests feeding them, it's hard for the hotel to make them go away! The beach is lovely, although the seaweed is a small inconvenience. The hotel does what it can to clear it first thing in the morning however there's not much that can be done to prevent the sea dragging it in. We just ran through it into the clear water. Contrary to some of the reviews, we saw mosquito fogging at least four times in the ten days we were there and didn't find the mozzies a problem. Our top tips... hire a car and explore the island. Some of the beaches on the Caribbean side are spectacular. Stingray City is also a must. You can book through the hotel or with Wesley on the beach (a bit cheaper!). All in all we had a fab time and would recommend the hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing break in a charming hotel. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jan 21, 2015 - Ruth981 - Aldershot, United Kingdom

Returned today from 10 chilled out days. Was a little concerned reading previous reviews before we went (even though I had promised i wouldnt!) but had a fabuous time. All staff were friendly and... Read more approachable, some took a little more drawing out to converse, but no one was unhelpful or not smiley. Yes, the bathrooms are a little tired, although our ocean view room was lovely, but I have found that quite common all over the world - sand and sea take their toll on buildings and decor! and we bought a 3 star budget holiday. Be warned, ocean view rooms are high up at the top of a lot of stairs, so if you have any mobilitly problems, book ocean front or garden. Mary's ribs and chicken at the Outhouse are fab , just dont have them on a Monday as this is BBQ night at the restaurant and twice in one day can be a little much! My one main gripe really, would be that all three restaurants are not always available. We booked for the choice, but the reality was it wasnt there, and with the exception of the Al A Carte Pneapple grill, fresh fish was not readly available and if it was on the menu, it as so overcooked as to be indedible. Chef Pietro Italian was just overcooked pasta so for me the food was not amazing and I have definately had better at the same level in the Carribean. Breakfast was great, if you have a bird phobia you will freak out at the cheeky birds sipping from water cups and flying around the restaurant looking for scraps, but if you want the beach within touching reach, and the smell of the sea and the breeze whilst you eat, you will love it, for me its all part of the experience. We loved the two little yellow birds nesting in the parasol above our sunbeds at the over 18 pool, we named them Viv and Richard :-) A couple of small gripes - a Refrigerator in the room would have been nice for water at nigh tor a romantic glass of fizz on the bacony in the evening - and a couple of extra spoons of coffee in the flasks available would have elevated it to an actual cup of coffee rather than warm water and milk. Trip wise, we were so relaxed we only went on th Mystic Lobster cruise which was an amazing day and well worth the money. Overall a great holiday and just a couple of tweaks wuld have made it perfect. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Jan 20, 2015 - Chris M - Warrington, England, United Kingdom

We have been visiting the Grand Pineapple now for 8 years, we always said we would never go anywhere twice as the world is such a big place, BUT this place and people just captured our hearts, its... Read more relaxed chilled atmosphere evaporates the stresses and strains of home and work, the staff from the chamber maids right up to the general manager are friendly helpful and courteous, nothing is too much trouble, although don't expect it done that instant the Caribbean has a slow play function, which just adds to the chilled atmosphere. The staff here are all wonderful, you have Kevin the bar manager a great friend, Michael who never seems to be off work, Errol nothing is too much trouble, Amber (sorry about the keys), Barbara the Tequila queen, Donovan the Hotel Manager who somehow keeps his cool with a smile permanently on his face. The list goes on, it will be a sad day when this place closes and becomes a Sandals Beaches resort, I understand the need for progress and that it will create a lot more jobs for the local community and further afield but our slice of paradise will be gone forever. Anyway see you all soon, our time at the GP is not over yet for another year. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jan 19, 2015 - gardentoo - St.Lazare, qc

What can I say. this may be the fourth time there but we still had a super wonderful time. So sad to hear that they will be going ahead with the change over. The food was great, hot, lots of... Read more What can I say.... this may be the fourth time there but we still had a super wonderful time. So sad to hear that they will be going ahead with the change over. The food was great, hot, lots of choices too. Don't think I had the same stuff twice in 7 days. Out House again hit the mark for perfect ribs and chicken. Hugs Mary! Staff was super all around, I can't name them all but they know who they are!!!! Sasha,Jeules, Ariel,Kerry.etc! Hugs to all. Shellon was all smiles with helping us booking our trips with Island Routes, we so enjoyed the Power 360 Cruise! The beach was wonderful, bit windier than other trips, but we like the breeze and had a great time playing in the waves. Mr.Browne our taxi driver was a total sweetie again this time. His knowledge is so vast and he has some funny stories to tell. He took my friends and us on a great tour of the Island to see all the great stuff on the island. The weather was fine, 80s and low humidity, a few showers but the rainbows where pretty and they showers only lasted for a few mins. and then SUN! The staff put in a lot of work to get the rainbows just right! Right Devon? It was also great to see some familiar faces around the bar. We love to meet old friends that come back year after year! Of course we also meet so super new people and had a great time with them! Can't wait to go back! Hope we can before the change...already called the travel agent. Thank you Grand Pineapple! Beautiful location, Amazing beach, best staff! Hugs and we will be HOME again soon!!! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jan 19, 2015 - - Basildon, United Kingdom

Where do I start, I was dreading going to this place. I'd been reading the reviews which seemed to be getting worse by the day! This is what I found: The hotel is old fashioned and there is work to... Read more be done. Nothing drastic though. Our room, was great. It was spotlessly clean. White fluffy towels in the bathroom. The bed was huge. There was a fridge, tea and coffee making, a hair dryer. Iron and ironing board, even an umbrella. The bath had been repaired but was fine for showering. The shower worked well. The food, something for everyone and plenty of it. No complaints from me. The beach, clean. The seaweed is raked up every morning. The sea is crystal clear. Fantastic! The staff, and there was lots of them were very friendly and helpful. Could not fault any of them. They work very hard. This resort has a charm all of its own, you feel like you are part of it. It's so relaxing and calm, just what a holiday should be. I could go on and on. It's not 5 star but don't be put off by the negatives. I loved it. Read less

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