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

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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 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.


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 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 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.0 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.0 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (954)
    • Very Good (1018)
    • Average (352)
    • Poor (142)
    • Terrible (104)

we had a wonderful holiday at Grand Pineapple, we were welcomed back by the staff at a returners lunch but were saddened to hear that the pineapple is to be turned into a 'beaches' by enlarging the...

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5 of 5 stars
Oct 1, 2014 - Rosemary R - Leighton Buzzard, England, United Kingdom

we had a wonderful holiday at Grand Pineapple, we were welcomed back by the staff at a returners lunch but were saddened to hear that the pineapple is to be turned into a 'beaches' by enlarging the... Read more site and rebuilding some of the older blocks of rooms, but we hope that it does not lose all of its homely atmosphere and genuine Antiguan style. We will return to Pinapple in the future if only to see the momentous left at Mary's outhouse including our son and daughter in laws message on their flip flops at the time of their wedding last year. Please don't change too much, and best wishes to the staff for a speedy return to duties at the best hotel in Antigua. many thanks to Sasha, Maurees, Hensley Jascien, Barbara and many many more. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Oct 1, 2014 - Golfwise - Canterbury

This was our third time at GP (August) and although it was an enjoyable stay it is obvious that the whole place is on run down to April next year when it will be pulled down to mak way for a Huge... Read more Beaches complex. The bird situation has become far worse and they now empty a young lad who smacks a stick on the floor to try and scare the birds away. It works for about 3 seconds and then they are back. Works to add nets we were told about last year have not happened as around 90% of the hotel will be pulled down next year. Food this time was only ever warm, never hot, not even the food straight from the barbecue as it was pre cooked and just warmed, this is a pet hate of ours. We have loved staying in our quiet "sugar plantation" like resort. The new resort will have an ice rink, Play Station room and athe biggest water park in Antigua, I can't see us ever returning although the beach is "to die for" it just isn't the same place we have stayed in several times before. I am sure it will be great as Beaches but it is not for us, chalk and cheese!! If you are booked to stay here between now and the end of April next year keep a close eye on reviews here and keep your travel agent informed of any concerns you may have. We have supported this hotel many times before, check my previous reviews so it is with a heavy heart that I write this one. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Sep 30, 2014 - michelle b - Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom

This was my second stay, beachfront room clean and comfortable, good access to beach and facilities. Mary's rib n chicken shack still fantastic ! Meet some great people from all over , this hotel is... Read more small, charming, romantic. And yet disappointingly along with all other returning customers are not impressed by the changes that are due to come.... Why when there is already a large sandals on the island do they really need a beaches resort as well ? To us holiday makers the answer will probably be not, however to the islanders this will bring more employment and financial gains... Big thanks to all the brilliant team at GRP and friends made for making our stay so wonderful, personal and memorable. Had the time of our lives ! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 30, 2014 - Jendel - West Sussex

When discussing where to go with our friends for a really chilled holiday we all agreed to return to the place we all loved 8 years ago. Thankfully little had changed in those 8 years and we had a... Read more fantastic week just chilling and eating and drinking in surroundings that make you feel a million miles away. The staff were all amazing and worked hard to look after us really well despite their future being uncertain. Yes the site could be redeveloped and water slides and such added and no doubt a certain type of clientèle would find it good however if this does go ahead we will see the loss of an absolute Caribbean Gem. Sandals/Beaches should realise what they have on their hands. The Grand Pineapple is a unique holiday experience for so many. Charming, peaceful, quaint and a step back to the past. They should be preserving it not changing it. Sadly these big companies seem to think they know what people want but in this case if they change it they will clearly demonstrate that they don't know what people want. For those of you who like the TV show 'Death in Paradise' and the type surroundings its filmed in, visit before April 2015. For those who prefer the TV programme 'Benidorm' wait until Sandals have updated the place??? Read less

5 of 5 stars
Sep 26, 2014 - RAZZAMATAZJOHN - Colchester, United Kingdom

Just returned from another fantastic holiday at my second home. Everyone at Grand Pineapple treats you as someone special . It has a knock on effect with all the guests to create a very happy... Read more holiday. It may be a little old but it's shabby chic , it's total caribbean . What you get is a true taste , not a hyped up stuck up clinical new no feeling hotel. If you have never been , get in quick . Yes it will be turned into a Beaches Resort , but nothing stays the same forever. As long as all the staff ( or my extended family as they are to us) stay , the heart of pineapple will remain. Right let's get the bad points out the way .......ok that done Let's get to the family. Ferry sits at the head of the table , doing a good job as always , then it's Auntie Barbara , she will make sure you are taken card of, sitting on your sun bed for a quick chat about everything. My boy Errol can never say enough about him . He is a real cool guy with a heart of gold. Made my wife's birthday meal one to remember in the garden gazebo . Hensley the chef ( dances and raps does our Hensley), Kevin keeps the spirits up along with the cocktails and the beer. Kerry ,Duane Suzy the entertainment team Go guys . Sasha , Sam (gimme some sugar) , Maurees & Jules. In the Topaz Jascian is a waiter extraordinaire , I take my hat off to him . Charming and funny kept us entertained with flair. Jason , Jonathan , Stephanie, Delanie you are all up there too. At the bar we have my big brother Franklyn and the gang Allie , Emilio , Cato, Eddie not forgetting Zauda can never forget her she does not stop. Ok might forget some but here goes . Winsome, Andre, Joanne Breakfast stars . Sonya & Monique tend the bar by day. Goldine, Eliese, and all the Topaz crew. Mary (love you) at the outhouse , her chicken and ribs are so so moorish . Yum . Sorry if this sounds like a who's who but everyone at the pineapple is a star. Harrison and the guys who tend the garden always take time to ask how you are . Dale & Doron the porters too . Verne and the girls at the gift shop . Ok so it's maybe eight times here now , so why do we come back . The guys above for one, the beach is to die for, the price is realistic not over inflated (the moans we hear are it's Sandals , but it's owned by Sandals , it's not like a Sandals resort) All true BUT you don't pay a Sandals price and to be truthful it's better for it.You get a better holiday without the corporate image n Don't take my word for it book it and see, I'm sure you will like it . If not ask Sonja where John Martin is ', she will find me if I'm there . Last bit . Do the zip line you are never to old to have fun, well worth it Read less

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