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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 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 3 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* and laundry service*.

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 (1062)
    • Very Good (1119)
    • Average (387)
    • Poor (155)
    • Terrible (115)

My first visit to the Caribbean..to Antigua..and to the Grand Pineapple...and it was absolute heaven!! I would recommend it to anyone. Cliche but true! Grand Pineapple is so full of character and...

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5 of 5 stars
Apr 23, 2015 - YorkshireLass243 - London, United Kingdom

My first visit to the Caribbean..to Antigua..and to the Grand Pineappleand it was absolute heaven!! I would recommend it to anyone. Cliche but true! Grand Pineapple is so full of character and... Read more My first visit to the Caribbean..to Antigua..and to the Grand Pineapple...and it was absolute heaven!! I would recommend it to anyone. Cliche but true! Grand Pineapple is so full of character and warmth. I wouldn't change a thing. The beach is stunning, beautiful gardens and really characterful buildings. I can't praise the staff enough - so friendly and welcoming. The food and drink was varied with several restaurants to try..great quality and wonderful views of the sea while you eat, not to mention the hilarious birds who chirp and flit about! Our room was lovely - clean and well furnished with gorgeous views of the gardens and own veranda, just a few steps away from the beach. There was always a sun lounger to be had on the beach or at the pools. The range of water sports (all included) was brilliant and my boyfriend and I never had to wait for equipment. Evening entertainment was varied and fun! The on-site disco was such a laugh...you could request any song you wanted..while your drink was refilled endlessly! The tours run by the Grand Pineapple were great too - it meant we saw more of the island and its history. We had 11 nights - and it didn't feel enough! It got rid of all our stresses and we truly didn't want to come home. What was terrible to hear were the rumours that Sandals was going to knock this wonderful place down and turn it into a Sesame Street themed Beaches resort for kids/families. This would be a tragedy. I hope that Sandals take note of the reviews here on Tripadvisor and will listen to regular Grand Pineapple customers who do NOT want this. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 22, 2015 - helenf29 - Norwich, United Kingdom

Just got back from a seven night stay at the grand pineapple. Gutted to be home! we had a beach front room (226) which we paid extra for and it was totally worth it. lovely spacious room with... Read more kingsize bed and huge wardrobe. AMAZING view of beach and sea.I have seen in previous reviews people calling the rooms shabby and basic......ours certainly was'nt!! The restaurant which sits on the beach with lovely views is ran by very friendly and helpful staff and we always found something nice to choose. Local fish and chicken always available with lots of other things,i even found some cheese that tasted exactly like stilton!!! The pool snack bar serves burgers,pizza etc and a visit to marys outhouse is a must! my husband loved the ribs and biscuits and i loved the views. The bar is great serving everything you can imagine,i had lots of different cocktails and one night they even made me a pimms! very british lol. The staff are great and always make you feel like nothing is to much trouble for them. We went over for the cricket and while we were there the whole hotel was pretty much full with brits. Everyone i spoke to agreed that the hotel and staff were brilliant! .If you have booked to go here and are nervous by some of the negative reviews please dont be you will have an amazing time! If the rumours are true and sandals are going to knock it all down and turn it into a beaches resort its a real shame. I love how authentic it feels, you really feel like your in the caribbean. The only negative i have is the wifi, you have to pay extra for it and its hard to get onto and then really slow! ive only been home two days and i want to go back!!! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 22, 2015 - Newbie2btrue - Brecon, United Kingdom

A bit late in writing this review, but still felt I should. This was my first visit to Grand Pineapple as well as breaking my duck on all inclusive and I wasn't to be disappointed. The location is... Read more terrific, a bit of a drive from the airport but well worth it. Upon arrival we were offered our first rum punch while formalities were dealt with and the staff from that moment on were friendly and welcoming and gave the impression nothing was too much trouble for them. We were quickly dealt with and taken up to our sea view room, fantastic view out to sea, a great sized room, the bed was about 2 foot off the floor so that could be a bit of a climb. But very comfortable. The furniture was a little dated but not enough to make it look tatty. At the end of the day it is a room and we were not intending to spend too much time in there. Food was very good and a decent variety, never tried the Italian, but the caribbean style was excellent. Had to wait to be seated, but that quickly came about and as it was mainly self service it was as quick as you wanted. The only issue for us in the restaurant was the birds. Difficult to control, but perhaps the gossamer nets around the sides could be extended, these would no be obtrusive in my opinion. Try eating at Mary's Outhouse. Excellent bbq food, great views and "friendly" mongoose. The entertainment was good, if you wanted to join in, equally there was no pressure if you just wanted to relax in the sun. The bar was always well stocked and most drinks were available. Definitely a place we would visit again, although there were rumours it is going to be knocked down and replaced by a Sandals branded complex. Which will equate to higher prices no doubt. A quaint place, a little frayed round the edges but the staff, food, atmosphere and location all make up for this. There was wi-fi available, although depended where you were for how good the connection was. One down side is although totally out of the hotel's control, is the airport. Too small. Roll on the new one opening! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 21, 2015 - Nevnez - Mansfield, United Kingdom

On the best beach on the island, the location is beautiful. The hotel has a rustic charm but what makes this special is the warmth and friendliness of all the staff. We had a few minor problems with... Read more wi-fi & the room but all were resolved with a brilliant attitude. We fell in love with the place and will definitely return whenever we need a fabulously chilled holiday. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Apr 20, 2015 - gillstw1 - Fleet, United Kingdom

First visit to Antigua and Grand Pineapple Resort. What an amazing hotel, loads of charm. private beautiful beach, I really can't explain what a truly fabuloso time we had. Could not fault the food... Read more or the service we received. Wonderful friendly staff who were genuinely happy to work at the resort and help with anything you asked. we loved this place so much that we truly hope we are able to return next year. Sandals have taken over and it looks like this resort will be made into a mini beaches. So sad because if that happens it will loose its charm and character. please please sandals don't do it!!! I can highly recommend you visit this beautiful place. we did not want to come home. Read less

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