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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 Sleep Quality
    • 4.5 Location
    • 4.0 Rooms
    • 4.0 Service
    • 4.0 Value
    • 4.0 Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1038)
    • Very Good (1102)
    • Average (384)
    • Poor (154)
    • Terrible (113)

After reading some recent reviews we were rather sceptical as to what to expect from our trip. Well there was no reason at all to be concerned. This was our first trip to the Caribbean and what an...

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5 of 5 stars
Mar 21, 2015 - Angela B - Cranleigh, England, United Kingdom

After reading some recent reviews we were rather sceptical as to what to expect from our trip. Well there was no reason at all to be concerned. This was our first trip to the Caribbean and what an... Read more amazing experience and this was mainly due to the service and facilities at this lovely hotel. A taste of the real Caribbean and their amazing relaxed way of life. All staff were attentive, very polite and great fun. Yes the hotel needs a little TLC but everything is kept very clean and my hope would be that Sandals just carry out some renovations but DO NOT CHANGE THE CHARACTER OF THIS PLACE!! The staff need to be looked after by them too and rewarded for their level of service. It is clear that Donovan and his management team pride themselves on their customer service and have a strong team bond. We can't wait to "come back home" to this slice of paradise. Thank you to you all. Angela and Darren Batchelor. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 20, 2015 - KyleighB - Colchester, Essex

We stayed at the Grand Pineapple for the second part of our honeymoon after spending 4 days in freezing cold New York. Check in was an easy process complete with cold towels and a rum punch and... Read more were swiftly taken up to our Oceanview room (723). As they knew it was our honeymoon they had decorated the bed with flowers and a towel heart and left a bottle of champagne and a plate of fresh fruit which was lovely of them. So… Rooms Our oceanview room was great, the view was incredible, the bed comfy and huge, shower was hot, towels were soft and fluffy and most importantly everywhere was spotlessly clean. From recent reviews I expected the room to be dated and in need of repair, I couldn’t see this and had no problem with the décor or standard of the room. We did go into a standard room as we had been booked in for an hour in one on our departure day for a freshen up. While there was nothing wrong with this room it was smaller and felt much darker than ours and was glad that we’d upgraded. Beach You know when you think of paradise with the white sand, turquoise sea, blue sky with palm trees swaying in the breeze? Well this is it. You couldn’t ask for more from a beach, the sand was soft, the sea was warm and the sun was hot. We never had a problem getting a lounger at any point of the day. Every day we would take an early morning walk along the beach when it was cooler and peaceful. Now we’re home, I miss doing this more than anything. Pool We only ever used the main pool which had a good amount of loungers, although by 8am they were usually all taken. Food Breakfast was great. My mornings will never be the same without one of Joannes omelettes! There was something for everyone; pancakes, french toast, sausages, bacon, cereal, fresh fruit, cakes and muffins as well as the hams and cheeses. The coffee was good and only ever took minutes to be served and juices were on tap for you to help yourselves. Lunch was either eaten at the snack bar which did a surprisingly good burger and chips (as well as the best rum and raisin ice cream) or at Marys Outhouse. The outhouse is a place like no other with amazing views and food that I would kill for to have again! You could spend hours there, reading all of the messages that people have left, admiring the view and stuffing yourself with tasty chicken and fall off the bones ribs. Dinner we only had in the main buffett restaurant and it is something that chef Hemsley should be proud of. There wasn’t a day that we didn’t eat until we were fit to burst! There was pasta dishes, rice dishes, jerk chicken, roast beef, BBQ’d pork chops, chicken in sauce and succulent fish, I could go on! If you couldn’t find something to eat then well, you’re just too picky!! Oh and chop-up! I’m not sure what’s in it (spinach and potatoes maybe?) but it’s so tasty!! Bar We never waited more than a couple of minutes to get a drink and when we got them they were always delicious. They do a huge amount of cocktails and premium brand spirits but beware they do not measure so everything is stronger than you expect and the same cocktail can taste different every time. If you’re reading this and are still to go, have a strawberry daiquiri or 10 for me! Entertainment Nothing too over the top but enjoyable none the less. There was a steel drum band, 3 bands, karaoke and the reps night. Everything was good (especially ‘The Final Drive’ reggae band) but if you’re not interested then it’s not too in your face if you just wanted to chat. Guests The majority of the guests are British with a few Americans and Canadians, middle aged and above. At 29 and 35 we felt like some of the youngest guests there and being term time there were not many children. A lot of the guests have been there multiple times (to which I completely understand) including the legends that are Bill (who’s been going three times a year since 1996. He even has his own plaque in the bar) and Bruno who’s like a local celebrity! Staff I’ve saved the best until last! You could not ask for better staff. Thesed people work hard on long shifts but their smiles never waiver. Within 15 minutes of being there we were recognised as being newbies and staff members went out of their way to introduce themselves to us. From that moment on, they remembered our names for the rest of our stay. No wonder people feel so welcome, when you’re greeted by people actually using your name! They make you feel included, theres none of this ‘you’re not a regular, so you’re not important’ crap, they make you smile, they make you laugh. They made our stay there. Special shoutouts to Makayla, Ariel and Rasheed from activities, George and Keith from watersports, Sonja at the bar and Jules the photographer. “One love!” I’ll be watching with a keen eye to see what Sandals do to this place. It’s beautiful, rustic and perfectly in keeping with its surroundings. I couldn’t think of anything worse than putting a great big white marble box in its place. Honestly Sandals, back off. I would happily bring my son with us next time if it stayed as it is, if you go ahead with your Beaches plans when I wouldn’t. Simple! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Mar 19, 2015 - Lisa L - New Prague, Minnesota

my husband were staying at the sandals grande and took a day trip to grand pineapple. enjoyed the beach all day. took a walk up the hill to the outhouse for some great bbq. beautiful beach. didnt get... Read more to see the rooms as we just were there for the day. cant wait to see what its like in a few years when it is a beaches. the property is beautiful and hope they dont completely tear it down. some aspects just need touching up. Read less

4 of 5 stars
Mar 18, 2015 - Anna12360 - Ashington, United Kingdom

We returned 10 days ago. It was our first holiday in Caribian. The best room - Tropical Waterfront! Can't imagin better! Amazing see and beach! Staff is very friendly. Food is very good. But - 1) I... Read more was little upset about celebration of our anniversary, When I booked this holiday I told about it, It was written in our confirmation. When we arrived we wrote about it again. Anniversary was in 3 days after - and nothing! Still we had a good time! 2) Cleaning room at 4 pm. Its terrible uncomfortable! 3) Change bedclothes - the first time (and it was the last time) in 4 days after our arrival and after I remined about it. But we had many clean towels every day. Still I would like to returne to this hotel! Read less

5 of 5 stars
Mar 18, 2015 - JDMarshall - Oakville, Ontario

Grand Pineapple is owned by Sandals, but is not Sandals. It is colonial and quaint. It is special. It is about people and relationships. Just returned from 10 lovely days at Grand Pineapple. Married... Read more at Pineapple in 2006, we have returned for our anniversary 6 times. Thank you to Barbara and Sanjay for helping make this visit extra special. The Room. We have always stayed in Oceanview, the best room and view in the resort (in our opinion). Yes, it's a bit of a walk up the hill, but well worth it! Since our last visit, our room had a new 4 poster bed with a very comfortable mattress, new bedding and drapes. The bathroom was a little tired, but clean with lots of hot water. Thank you Justina for taking such great care of our room. The Food. Topaz is the main restaurant and is always buffet. The food was always fresh with lots of choices. We felt the food was the best it has ever been. You can't beat Joanne's omelets! Congratulations to Chef Hensley and the kitchen staff. The restaurant staff were great too. Special thanks to Goldine, Delaney, Felicia, Jonathan, Petrola and Michael. Mary's Outhouse is one of a kind! Great ribs, chicken, salad, beer and a stunning view. Mary makes everyone feel special. The Bar Special thanks to Sonya, Kevin, Franklin and Gerrard The beach Long Bay is one of the nicest beaches you will find anywhere The Staff The people of Pineapple are what makes Pineapple so special. They made us feel like we were home, and we were often greeted with 'welcome home'. To us, Grand Pineapple is our home away from home! Read less

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