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Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua

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Set on the breathtaking white-sand Long Bay beach, on the north-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. Garden View Rooms 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 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

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Oceanview Rooms are 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 Rooms 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 Rooms are set on the water’s edge and feature 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

5 restaurants: 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 à la carte Italian specialities in a spectacular Caribbean beachside setting 2 nights per week. Pineapple Grill offers authentic Caribbean à la carte dishes 4 nights per week (reservations required). 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 (day), 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*. Internet Access*.

Additional information

*Denotes local charge

All Inclusive

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 except 21 Apr - 02 May '16 and 19 Dec - 31 Dec '16 when the minimum stay is 6 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 (1080)
    • Very Good (1131)
    • Average (390)
    • Poor (156)
    • Terrible (115)

Small hotel set in a beautiful cove with white sandy beaches, palm trees, shops and restaurants. Lovely pools but who needs those with the turquoise sea just a few steps away from your room? Great...

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5 of 5 stars
May 21, 2015 - evo_321

Small hotel set in a beautiful cove with white sandy beaches, palm trees, shops and restaurants. Lovely pools but who needs those with the turquoise sea just a few steps away from your room? Great... Read more food, snacks and bar. By no means a Sandals resort ... in fact much better, I say this having visited both. This small friendly resort is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Read less

4 of 5 stars
May 21, 2015 - Colleen H - Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile-Perrot, Canada

Visited back in January 2011. Didn't expect a hotel with an old world feel as if we were in New Orleans. Room was not ready when we arrives so we had time to explore the resort. Manager herself... Read more carried our bags to our room and when we arrived back from the afternoon swim we had a bottle of wine waiting for us as the room was not ready. I feel the room was not worth the price but then the island was well worth it. January was not the best time to visit as it was windy, expected in this part of the Caribbean. Beach is not very wide but then they have plenty of beaches around you can visit. Took a tour to the marina which was a good way to visit and see the island. Our bus driver was an retired policeman so we felt safe. Take the walk upto Mary's outhouse for the best ribs you will ever taste. It is opened for lunch only and the scenery from the top is amazing!!! Took a day trip to St. John's but it was very quiet and half the stores were closed. Don't know if this was due to closure of the stores or they just didn't open until much later. Beach was very busy and felt like your neighbour was on top of you. Water is not that clear but that can be due to the winds. Food was not impressive as dinner had to be ordered, no buffet, and always had pasta which I am not a fan of. Plenty of garlic also which my husband does not like. Read less

4 of 5 stars
May 20, 2015 - shepsley - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

If you want a all inclusive Sandals holiday go to Dickins Bay. If you want a lovely small hotel that feels very friendly with a relaxed attitude go to the Grand Pineapple. We stayed in a ocean view... Read more room with 69 steps to our room, we're young so this didn't bother is but is something to be aware of if you are booking these rooms. We had a leak in our room and we're moved to a ocean side room and I would recommend these rooms. Marys Outhouse is a must... Go late arvo the ribs are amazing. Looking forward to our next visit in 2017! Kate and Mr Pink Sunglasses. Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 20, 2015 - aliW - Reading UK

Just arrived back after a wonderful two weeks of well needed r and r. This is a very relaxed and small resort in which to spend a wonderful vacation. The beach is beautiful and the breeze is a... Read more blessing with such strong sun. The water sport staff were wonderful and my husband enjoyed taking out the hobie cat each day. The hotel staff are all wonderful too and looked after us really well. Special mention for Abigail in the Topaz bar .... We enjoyed some great banter lol. There was always plenty of choice at the buffet both at breakfast, lunch and dinner and we used The Pineapple Grill on several occasions too. This hotel is much more affordable than a lot of others on the island and, in my opinion, you get good value for your money. We opted for an ocean view room (724) which afforded beautiful views but I would say that the ocean view rooms are not suited to anyone with mobility issues as there are steps to climb. I also had to ask for steps so I could get into the bed lol! Was like climbing Everest!! You must make the effort to walk up to Mary's Outhouse to sample her simply divine ribs and jerk chicken in a unique environment. She's a darling and makes you very welcome. We are beach people so it didn't matter to us, but if you are pool people then you may want to check out that the pools are adequate for your needs. Also highly recommended is a trip to Stingray City. Don't be put off by the name ... The stingrays are not captive, they come and go freely and it is a remarkable experience to interact with these beautiful creatures. Please don't be out off by any negative reviews on this site. People too often compare what they get for their money in other countries. The Caribbean is rustic charm and some people expect five star when paying 3 star prices. We would not hesitate to return and would like to thank the wonderful staff and guests we met for a truly wonderful vacation Read less

5 of 5 stars
May 19, 2015 - KChauhan22 - London, United Kingdom

Firstly if you're reading this you've already made a mistake. You shouldn't be reading TripAdvisor, you should make your own judgement. I did though however so shame on me but reading the comments... Read more gives a stupid bias. The place is fantastic, the staff are brilliant and the beach, activities and location are amazing. The rooms are great and the food is fun. If you want 5* then book 5*. Your expectation is your experience. Asked my gf what she would mark the place out of 5. She said 4.5 but couldn't think of why she would take away the half. Read less

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