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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.
On Long Bay beach, on the north east coast. 30 min to St John’s, Antigua's capital. Transfer time from airport: 30 min.Larger Map
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.
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.
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.
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.
Babysitting service*, laundry service* and Internet access*.
*Denotes local charge
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.Check Prices Back to top
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This is an authenic Caribbean resort! We loved the smaller resort Because everything was right there! Our room was the Trpical waterview and when we walked out of the block of rooms the beach , bar... Read more and restaurant's were right . We loved that everything was opened air all the time except when we eat at the Grand Pineapple grill. That was a treat and service there was excellent! Our Kids loved playing Volleyball with the other teens at the resort, non motorized water sports and made they made friends e...My husband love the relaxing atmosphere and I loved the beach and the Views from where ever we were at the resort. The best part was for the views and the experience of eating at Ms. Mary's Outhouse. Just loved going there to eat, sit and look a the breathtaking Turquoise waters of the the Atlantic. Because the Beach was in a cove the water was Clam and the sand was white and powdery! My husband would wan to go back there again. I however want to try New things since I am travel agent, I need to keep exploring :) Read less
We booked a trip to Grand Pineapple for july 12-19. When we arrived at the airport we were told "We have been waiting for you, you have been chosen to be upgraded to Sandals" This trip was booked... Read more months ahead through AAA. We had booked a beach front room. We were told many different reasons (computer glitch, election day visitors, since we were a couple Sandals would be better suited, overbooked). Though we enjoyed Sandals it was not a beach front room and felt ambushed at the airport with no choice. Read less
I stayed at Grand Pineapple with my husband and son from July 5-15 2014. We booked a holiday package with virgin including flights and transfers. The Virgin rep who we booked with suggested we... Read more booked a garden view room as these were family rooms with a separate lounge area that converted to a bedroom for the kids. We were in room 211 and this was not a family room! There was one large bed and the hotel seemed to be expecting the three of us to share! After a complaint they brought us what they call a roll away which is basically a mattress on wheels. Actually this proved to be much more comfortable than the big bed. Neither me nor my husband could sleep for more than a couple of hours at a time and woke up with sore hips, knees and backs. A request for a change of room or bed was met with the solution of putting a blanket over the mattress. This made no difference and we ended up with a maximum of 4 hours sleep at night. The staff, generally, were lovely. They seemed happy and wanted to help. We particularly liked Jules the photographer and Errol at the pineapple grill restaurant. Chervil the waiter was also very attentive and keen to help. The food at the grill was good too. The main restaurant Topaz was hit and miss with food. A few things were nice but I can't say I really enjoyed any meal there. It's open to the beach and you are constantly plagued with birds and cats. At first this was a novelty but the birds are really bold and land on the table. I twice had a bird poo onto my food. Basically once you have food you guard it and eat quick! Birds sit on the light fittings above you and wait for their chance to dive down and grab what they can. The staff claim that they use sonic bird scarers and false birds of prey to stop the birds but this is completely ineffective esp as the staff put out huge trays of food for the birds to eat. The really worrying thing is the birds are all over the food that is in the buffet. Some things are protected by nets of cloths but the birds were moving these and pecking away. I was constantly worried that a bird had poo'd on things and was careful to select items that were better protected. Our virgin rep Tracey was useless. After telling us to call her 24 hrs a day with any issue, she promptly went on vacation and was no, longer available. Her replacement turned up almost a week later. Trips were great. We loved the extreme motor boat trip round the island, stopping at sting ray city and to snorkel. The crew were wonderful and we had a great day. The taxi that was provided to take us to the boat though was dangerous! We sat on an inch thick piece of foam that covered a metal bar so everytime we hit a bump (the roads aren't good) we flew in the air and landed on this bar. No seat belts. No air con. The car was full of fumes and the metal floor got so hot it couldn't be touched. My husband felt it was so dangerous that we hired a private taxi for the return journey. Another good trip was deep sea fishing. We booked this ourselves months ago with captain mike piggott www.fishantigua.com My son and husband caught 5 fish including a huge wahoo - this was probably the highlight of the holiday. We also took the excellence catamaran to Barbuda. This was another good trip although not terribly well planned as on Barbuda they didn't have enough taxis to take all the guests to town or to see the frigate birds. Evening entertainment was ok. We liked the steel band and on our last night there was a band who got everyone up to dance. The entertainment staff were great and my 9 yr old son was treated as their little brother. They played pool with him, taught him to dance, let him join in the aquacise class... There is a problem right now with mosquitoes. A taxi driver told us that some people are getting ill after a bite so using bug spray is really important. We twice asked for our room to be sprayed. It didn't happen. The hotel are fogging about 5 times a week. This is making no difference. We all got bitten. None of us were ill after though. Our room surfaces were often covered with tiny bugs which I believe are ants. At any rate they are smaller than uk ants. They are in the bed, on the book you are trying to read, on your toothbrush. We came to accept them. The rooms are cleaned everyday and the cleaning staff do a good job. In summary there are issues with rooms and with food/birds but this holiday was saved from being bad by lovely trips and excellent staff. Read less
We only visited the beach on the way from the Devil's Bridge and we were so amazed of the beautiful setting of this hotel. We would look into booking this place next time we visit Antigua. The water... Read more was wonderful and the hotel looks very nice on the outside. It's far from the airport but I read that they have organized transportation. Read less