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

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Internet Access

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Wind Surfing

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

4.0

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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.

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

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 (976)
    • Very Good (1036)
    • Average (352)
    • Poor (142)
    • Terrible (104)

Just returned from a wonderful 10 days at the pineapple beach resort. Firstly the location is beautiful, clear crystal waters and white sandy beach...what more can you ask for!? We had one of the...

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4 of 5 stars
Oct 29, 2014 - Sarah J - Polegate, United Kingdom

Just returned from a wonderful 10 days at the pineapple beach resort. Firstly the location is beautiful, clear crystal waters and white sandy beachwhat more can you ask for!? We had one of the... Read more Just returned from a wonderful 10 days at the pineapple beach resort. Firstly the location is beautiful, clear crystal waters and white sandy beach...what more can you ask for!? We had one of the beachfront room, simply furnished and very clean. Located on the beach, with lovely views and with no trekking in the heat up the hill, great! The rooms have a safe, ironing board, hairdryer, TV, and come fully air conditioned. A negative - no fridge or mini bar in the room. However we requested a fridge due to my husbands medication requirements and the hotel delivered one almost straight away. Rooms are cleaned every day and stocked with plenty of fresh clean towels. The food is of an average standard. The buffet and Al a carte at times can be delicious and other times very unappetising.....there doesn't appear to be any consistency. I agree with other reviewers ....the flies are absolutely everywhere! Every time you try to take a mouthful of food, they land on your plate, hands, face...it becomes a frustrating battle between trying to enjoy your meal and ward off the constant attack from the flies. Other guests we chatted with were equally annoyed as the their doesn't appear to be any attempt to deal with them. One of the management team overheard a guest complaining about the flies, she simply shrugged and blamed it on the weather...other places we ate at on the island didn't have any issues with flies though.... The pineapple grill is a lovely place to eat, you have to book the day before in reception. A nice choice of meals and all quite tasty. An exceptional waiter who deserves a mention is Jason. He was friendly, chatty and utter polite - absolute credit to the staff. The outhouse is a nice change for lunch, yummy BBQ food and ice cold beer - views are stunning! Snack bar serves burgers, pizza slices etc, great if you want a bite to eat during the afternoon or late at night to soak up the rum! The bar...too small and understaffed to cope with the volume of guests, plus like the restaurant is plagued with flies. Having said that, there is a good selection of drinks and the measures are huge! The vast majority of the staff are friendly, courteous and hardworking. However, some of the bar staff never make eye contact, never smile and make you feel as though you asked for the earth when asking for water, which can actually make you feel very uncomfortable. It's a shame, as this resort is on the whole very very nice. We took a trip to St Johns, good selection of commercial and more local shops to browse round. We didn't do the sting rays as we had already done it on a previous trip the the Cayman Islands...but everyone we spoke to throughly recommended the one on offer in Antigua. On the whole, this resort is a nice slice of the carribbean with friendly welcoming staff. There are a few slight irritations, but no one or nowhere is perfect! Sandals are planning to literally rip the heart out of this resort to no doubt build some glass, air conned glitzy resort...such a shame as it's beautiful as it is. Thoroughly recommend a visit before it's ruined. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 28, 2014 - xtravelagent007 - scotinthesouth

From the minute you check in and are handed your first rum punch to the minute you leave the staff in this hotel could not be friendlier or more helpful. As we all know Hurricane Gonzalo decided to... Read more join us on holiday and when my husband phoned reception to ask if they had any idea how long we would need to stay in our rooms we were assured breakfast was on its way. As we were the last room before the sea I very much doubted that they would get to us but they did and it was hot, an amazing feat. I never got to find out who the gentleman in question was I believe he was part of the landscape team but thank you. Lunch time another hot meal was delivered by smiling happy members of staff with cold drinks provided from a cooler being pulled along by more staff. The clear up Operation after Gonzalo was fantastic and although for the remainder of the holiday a lot of seaweed was brought in with each tide there were always people there to clear it up. At breakfast have Winsome make you an omelette you will have to queue but oh so good. We ate most lunch times up at Miss Marys Outhouse. What a fabulous place. Her ribs and chicken are not to be missed, washed down with some beers that you help yourself to from the cooler, absolute bliss. If you go leave a memento ours is a flip flop beside a ski! Don't miss The Pineapple Grill. Errol the restaurant manager is charming, as are all of his staff. You need to book at reception the day before and it isn't open every evening but well worth a visit or 4. The menu changes on a Tuesday, don't miss out on the steak. We did a couple of tours Sting Ray City is a must. Also a trip to Shirley Heights on Sunday. Try the Dark and Stormy Rum. Just don't dance on the wall behind the Steel Band one young man is very lucky to still be alive! I can see why people return year after year and I hope that it is not too long until I am back. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 28, 2014 - David139 - Cambridge, United Kingdom

We have just returned from our second visit to GPB, we enjoyed it as much as the first, lovely friendly staff who want you to enjoy your holiday, beautiful beach and warm sea. Our ocean view room... Read more (733) gave us the best view over the whole bay including sunrise and was clean and comfortable. The food was good and there was a varied choice for each meal. We went on a half day tour around the island with Garth, who is one of the beach vendors. He was informative and made the trip good fun with his great personality. We did get hit by the hurricane a couple of days before we came home which was an amazing experience, not one I'd like to go through again though. The damage was pretty bad but throughout it the staff kept us in informed, fed and watered and the clean up operation that started the day we were leaving was superhuman, massive credit to everyone for that. The rebuilding is beginning in Jan 2016 and will last a couple of years so visit before they tear it down. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Oct 28, 2014 - juleslady - London, United Kingdom

Ok well let me start by telling you that sadly on my second day I tripped and broke my ankle. Sadly I was in plaster for the next 12 days and thought my holiday was over. The day it happened we had... Read more the hurricane gonzales so things were very difficult for the staff. But I was wrong about my holiday being over the staff treated me like VIP,!!!!! Special mention to Allie who helped my hubby get me to the nurses station and after that kept asking if I was ok. Goldine, this lady is the sweetest and kindest lady you could ever meet. As soon as I got to dinner in the evening she fussed around me like a mother hen bless her heart, making sure the table was set right for my wheelchair, i had cushions to elevate my leg and a tray to eat my dinner from. This lady is a total gem and is very typical of the mentality of the lovely staff at pineapple. Arlene again was wonderful and rushed over to make sure i was ok at breakfast and lunch, always remembering I liked a diet coke. There were many others who were lovely too, infact the whole time i was there i only came across lovely staff with beautiful manners. But the the gem in the crown has to be Barbara Thomas the guest services Manager. She looked after me the whole time i was there, organising a ramp for my wheelchair, getting me a bedpan as i couldnt weight bear and most importantly she gave me her time. She spent quite a few hours over the holiday sitting in my room cheering me up and making me see the bright side of everything. She even turned up at the hospital on the last day unbeknown to me and she also escorted me to the airport. That lady is a gem and an absolute angel. So a special thank you to barbara!!! Also to the nurse carole who checked on me everyday to make sure I was ok, and not forgetting Ferry the manager who organised a lovely room with a shower so i didnt have to struggle. I can understand why people are going back time and time time again as the place is amazing. We made some lovely friends as you cant help but meet and make friends because its so informal and friendly unlike big impersonal places. One guest even volunteered to wash my hair, others helped carry me up stairs with my hubby. Seriously please visit this resort as you WONT be disappointed. We got back sat and im booking tomorrow for next year!!!!! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Oct 26, 2014 - CMLBristol - Bristol

We have returned today from a 2 week holiday here, and it really was difficult for us to leave this beautiful place. The hotel is smaller than those we've stayed in before and that added to the... Read more charm. Everyone was friendly and the staff were always there to help. This was demonstrated most when at the beginning of the holiday we were hit by the storm Gonzales, we were kept informed throughout and as we were not able to leave our rooms the staff brought food and drink to all the rooms fighting through the storm to do so. The food at the resort is lovely lots of variety and served pretty much right the way through the day, the only issue was the flies and birds at daytime meals but this was only a small gripe. Make sure you eat at the pineapple grill, great food excellent service. We stayed in the tropical waterfront rooms and it was worth the upgrade. All in all a fab holiday and a hotel that although not as luxurious as others makes up for that in charm and friendliness. Hopefully this will not be lost when it is changed to a beaches hotel next year. Would highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing break away. Read less

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