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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 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.0 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.0 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1001)
    • Very Good (1046)
    • Average (364)
    • Poor (144)
    • Terrible (107)

Couldn't get into The Beach Club on the dates we wanted so thought we would go back to the Pineapple. A couple of years ago it was a nice place to go. Not now! We had a beachside room and you cannot...

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3 of 5 stars
Dec 16, 2014 - ann c - Dover, United Kingdom

Couldn't get into The Beach Club on the dates we wanted so thought we would go back to the Pineapple. A couple of years ago it was a nice place to go. Not now! We had a beachside room and you cannot... Read more fault the location,however the rooms are really tired. The bathrooms need a refit - lumps out of the bath, sink scratched. According to the staff the resort was due to close next year this has been put off until 2016. The staff were great but you could sense the uncertainty was getting to them and who can blame them. It seems that Sandals are just keeping it going,which is not fair to the clients.The food was not a patch on what it used to be ( we decided if we couldn't recognise it we would not eat it!) While i know that even the best resorts cannot stop birds flying in ,it would not hurt to clean the chairs occasionally,do not even look at the lights they need shot blasting to clean them.Because the standard of food was so bad we ate in the Pineapple Grill every other night. The food is good, especially the steak, goat curry and snapper. When we asked why they had no xmas tree we were told they never have one. Funny that we have a photo two years ago in front of one and the strolling calypso singer who was always there, we never saw. The main restaurant/entertainment area had a solitary xmas tree no garlands or lights as before. This year there seemed to be a lot more mosquitoes and a lot of people were getting bit. They only fogged once in the first week and despite a letter saying they were going to fog every night the following week they had only fogged once before we left. TIP: ask reception to arrange spraying your room-- this works, also make sure you take a fly spray to spray your room before you go out at night. As i said the staff are great and when it is expanded to a full blown Sandals Resort it will lose its intimacy which will be a shame. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Dec 15, 2014 - Bunty50 - England

Most of what I have to say has been said before, but really this has to be one of nicest atmosphere hotels I have been to. I have stayed in many 5 Star hotels around the world and in the Uk, and... Read more whilst this may not be 'Luxury' in the traditional sense of the word the staff do really go the extra mile to make sure you have a great holiday! Yes of course the buildings are tired but I loved the rustic charm, our room was lovely everything worked and was kept very clean, very comfortable bed. We were in block 200's which directly faced the beach, fantastic position. As others have said the staff really do make this place, always a smile and a greeting and always ready to their best for you. For the sake of balance, we did purchase the wifi, $42.99 which covered 3 devices, and we found it to be very reliable. For the sort of money we paid for this holiday we would not have expected free wifi. This place really does have soul, the people who work there are fabulous and should be commended for the manner in which they are conducting themselves even though their futures are uncertain! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Dec 14, 2014 - flattopsteve - London, United Kingdom

My partner and I have just returned from a lovely 10 day holiday to Pineapple Beach. We were looking for a totaly relaxing experience, and this resort delivered it in truckloads (if your looking for... Read more clubbing and an 02,30 night out every night, this isn't for you). We read the reviews before booking, and yes while "tired, and dated" describes this resort quite well, please read the "outstanding service and friendly staff" comments as they are well founded. As far as food goes, top marks. Plenty of variety, and tasty dishes every day. Only gripe we had was sometimes the deserts ran out before we had a chance to taste them. There are negatives. We had a few rainy days, (can't help that) but the roof leaked straight into our wardrobe and soaked a pile of t shirts. This, along with non functioning electrics in the bathroom, patio doors that wouldn't lock, and a broken toilet were reported to reception, but you can't make a silk purse from a sows ear (I fixed the cystern myself). Possibly the most annoying thing, was that on day one, I reported to a member of staff that the anti-bacterial gel stations at the restaurant were empty, and there was no soap in the gents toilet. For the next 10 days, I reiterated this to the restaurant manager, resort manager and anyone who would listen on a daily basis, to no effect. Pineaple Beach please take note: we have stayed at a resort in Jamaica that was totally closed down by a Norovirus outbreak. It isn't pretty, and it puts peoples live at risk. You have a duty of care to ensure the wellbeing of your guests (the ladies however had soap, so it's not like you ran out, is it?) As the title suggests, there are more positives than negatives. The staff are spot on: Hi to Allie (best cocktails EVER, true master of the craft) Eddy, Cato and Monique to name just a few (bearing in mind I don't usually remember anyones name) your attention to detail made our stay memmorable. Don't forget Mary's Outhouse. Ribs and chicken to die for, and a view second to none. It is part of the Sandals group, but reception admit the other hotel at Dickenson bay is a "luxury resort" and therefore inter resort visiting is not allowed. But it's probably another 2.5k to stay there. To summarise; would we go back? Yes definitely. But there are more places in the world to visit. All in all, a lovely holiday. Forgot to say, we stayed in 735, which is a nice large room with a lovely view over the bay.The cleaner (sorry, didn't get your name) even made a birthday card for my partner which was very nice. The hotel was also doing some renovation work which meant circular saws and jetwashers going all day, which did become a pain. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Dec 11, 2014 - Lau P - West Sussex, United Kingdom

We heard the Grand Pineapple was to be knocked down and really wanted to get back before this occurred as we had our honeymoon here at the same time last year and it was the best holiday we had been... Read more on. We requested the same room we had last year which Virgin managed to sort for us with the hotel. The room was clean and tidy and we love being able to watch the sunrise from our bed in the morning whilst listening to the waves. Unfortunately there seem to be fewer staff on in the restaurants than when we last came meaning there was the odd wait for a meal whilst tables were cleared. I'm unsure why you have to wait to be seated when most of the meals are a help yourself buffet. The food was pretty good and we loved the ribs and chicken at Mary's Outhouse, what a little gem that is with the view and the wildlife as well as what was available to eat. The majority of staff are very helpful, we felt a little let down by a couple of ladies in reception who when we visited with a couple of questions, left us feeling like we were wasting their valuable time. Ondre is their saving grace, we found him really helpful and always had a smile on his face. He even helped me set up the Wifi on my phone so I could get online. Unfortunately the wifi is very unreliable and we found the only place in our room where you could get a semi decent (but still slow) connection was on the balcony. When we told reception about this there was no apology and no offer of information on when we could expect the service to be up and running again. Disappointing! A visit to Shirley Heights is a must, we booked through Garth on the beach as he stays later than the service that the hotel offers. The place was buzzing! We also went back to see the Stingrays, they are amazing, the staff are friendly and informative and there is no pressure to buy the photos they take. The resort is made by the beach and sea, the reef on the far side of the beach is full of fish and we spent plenty if time enjoying them in their natural habitat. Sandals, please refurb the hotel but as it is! Turning it into a Beaches will ruin this charming little paradise and we would not return if it was altered. L&P Read less

5 of 5 stars
Dec 10, 2014 - romagerry - Devon,UK

We stayed at the GP for 10 nights. on arrival we were greeted by the management and had lovely cold flannels and a cocktail. Our bags were taken to our rooms whilst we were checked in. The resort... Read more has a lovely carribean feel and lots of character which was charming. The resort is just the right size without being too big. The resort is looking tired in places but it is being closed in 2016 for a overhaul. The staff are great,very helpful and friendly,always happy to help . The food and drinks are high standards so you won't be disappointed . There are several dining options and most are served in the restaurant wher breakfast is served. The other options are 'Mary's outhouse' which is a must several times over ! This is up a hill by the gazeebo and the view is breathtaking. Mary serves great ribs and jerk chicken. This place is full of wooden plaques and flip flops wee people have written names,dates etc. and placed on the walls. The pineapple grill you have to book for an evening meal. The service is lovely with great wine. ( ladies you will need a cardigan/ wrap as the air con is cold). The rooms are lovely. We had a beach front room upstairs and was lovely. The downstairs ones have a private terrace so you have more privacy and it's easier to access as they are level with the beach. The beds are very comfortable and shampoo and shower gel are supplied. Maid service is daily. ( give these guys a tip at the end of your stay As they are worth it) . There are two pools,one is adults only and is on the beach. The beach itself is perfect. There are plenty of sun loungers so no need to put your towels out like some!. The water sports on offer are ok,hobbie cat,windsurfinf and kayaks. Snorkelling is nice as there is a reef. There are two bars and they serve good drinks,especially the daquari. The hotel has a library which is where the rep meetings are held and it's lovely and cool. The spa is great and I recommend the ' hit the spot' massage. There is a gym,which has fee weights and machines,however they are getting a bit worn but it's enough to get a workout with. They have four tennis courts up by the gym. Worth taking a brolly for the showers which are over in minutes ,some room do have a brolly. Wi if is available at 42.99 U.S. dollars a week ,best connection is on the beach . This place is a little gem and well worth the stay. To sandals : please keep the carribean character and don't make it to big in your new plans. What you have is a diamond in the rough! Read less

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