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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.
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Just back from a quick weekend away and stayed here. The resort had just been battered by Hurricane Gonzales and the staff had done wonders to clean everything up. The location is stunning with a... Read more lovely private beach with white sand and crystal clear sea. The staff were great and really attentive, Errol in the Grill restaurant was delightful. The rooms were average, but cleaned daily. The hidden gem of this place has to be Marys Outhouse which is basically a tree house up a hill at the side of the resort serving freshly cooked chicken & ribs but hundreds of previous guests have left momento's of their stay and hung all sorts of beach wood and basically anything that can be written on to say how wonderful there stay had been (look out for our Pink flipper hung with green fishing net that we found on a secluded beach) Don't expect a 5 star hotel with polished edges but what you do get instead is a truly special experience which is why so many people return year after year. Thanks GM Ferry for a wonderful short break. We will be back soon.... Read less
This was not our first visit to Pineapple, we have been so many times it is more like our Caribbean holiday home. That is why we come back. The Antiguan people are friendly. If they realise you... Read more are a repeat visitor to the island their first response is "Welcome Home". If you are a first time visitor the welcome is equally as warm. Pineapple Beach staff all make you most welcome and are very helpful, the oriantiation service provided to guests is about the best I have experienced anywhere in the world. Location: Pineapple is on the Atlantic side of Antigua, and benefits from a light breeze, which can be very welcome, unlike the Caribean side of the island, which can be a bit hot at times. Antigua has a beach for every day of the year. There are frequent debates about which is the best / nicest. Long bay at Pineapple Beach is in my opinion the best, there are some others that are close, but most folks we have met agree it is firmly in the top five. The grounds are very neat and tidy with lots of interesting and colourful vegitation. We experienced a Tropical Storm not the norm (probably nearer a Hurricane) while we were there. It did quite a lot of damage to some of the trees. As a pervious visitor it was a shame to see the damage to the trees. Pineapple's Ground Maintenance team were quickly on site and within 48 hours the grounds were back to their usual immaculate state. Like most people on Antigua the storm woke us up. We tuned into the local TV network, which was broadcasting warnings, advising people to stay indoors, and informed the people that all schools and public buildings were to be closed for the day. Pineapple had given us an alert, by posting a letter under each room door sometime during the previous night. We got subsequent updates. Despite the wind and driving rain the hotel staff delivered hot breakfasts to each room. They even managed to do it with a smile. Lunchtime was a repeat performance, with again a hot meal being supplied, and the smiles were still there. The Government advice was to stay indoors and not to travel. Despite this an impressive number of Pineapple staff turned up to work. All the staff treat the guests as important and are always welcoming and friendly. The day of the storm they really demonstrated their committment. When the storm eventually blew over some of us started to help re-arrange the dining room to the dry side. Before long the word had got around that the sooner we get the place tidied up the sooner we can get back to enjoying our holiday. Rather predictably, it did not take a bunch of guys too long to get the bar area tidied up and help the staff to get the bar opened where as the women got the diningroom in order. Some other men got together and started to clear the pool The staff were not idle either, even the General Manager was doing his bit, raking up branches and debris. The Catering staff did a marvelous job of preparing a full buffet dinner for all the guests in one resturaunt. Gonzalo, the storm, had a farewell downpour of rain at evening meal time, adding some puddles to the site. Structural damage to Pineapple was minimal, Some guttering flew off in dramatic displays, but the older style of buildings survived well. Pineapple is not a multi storey structure, which is probably one of its endearing features. The trees are taller than the buildings. Is is not five star, in the general rating systems used. It really is a "Taste of the Caribbean", and is about as far away as you can get from being a "Concrete Jungle" luxury experience. If you want to holiday in an air conditioned box, don't come to Pineapple. The main Resturaunts do have storm shutters, but are otherwise open to the world. OK we have to share our world. Mankind does not have a monolopy on the world. Birds do fly in to the resturaunt areas, the staff chase them away, but guests leaving uncovered food, or part used sugar sachets are the main attractors for the birds. Some guests complain about cats. Yes there are some, and they have a tendancy to patrol the seaward window ledges. If you don't like cats dont sit at the windows. I have seen the cats, but have never seen a mouse. On the subject of animals, there are Mongoose around, especially at the Out House. I've never seen a snake at Pineapple. I have seen snakes on Bird Island, a mile from Pineapple, but didn't see any Mongoose on Bird Island. Flies, try the West Coast of Scotland in July, especially during a warm spell after a day of rain, the Midges wear "Tackity Boots" and bite for the fun of it. Any tropical area in the world has flies, they are worse if there is moisture. Seaweed is a breeding ground for flies. Pineapple have always had the beach swept early every morning. Gonzalo was a bit different. I've got a cracking photo of the two usual beach sweepers with their rakes and two diggers in the background. The diggers spent the day clearing the seaweed, there was tons of the stuff. All gone. Food. The most ridiculous complaint I have ever heard was a woman complaining that there was nothing she liked to eat for Breakfast at Pineapple. Come to think of it "Slim Fast" is not one of the things I've noticed on the Breakfast Menu. Another complaint was that there were no Baked Beans. They do have them but not every morning. Your holiday is the one chance you get to take time over Breakfst and have a few different things that you would not normally have at home. The omlette cooks are brilliant, they can cook up a wide range of mixes. Pineapple has three main resturaunts, they have seasonal varying opening times, and apart from Grand Buffet nights two of the three are always open. Advance bookings are required for Pineapple Grill, which is the only air conditioned resturaunt on site. A visit is a must. the staff are exceptional, so is the food. Our waitress was extremely proficient at pouring the wine, I asked her how she became so good. She said she practiced at home with bottles of water and glasses until she could pour 100 glasses without a single drip. Pineapple also has one of the 100 places you need to visit before you die. There is no place like it anywhere else in the world. Mary's Outhouse is THE PLACE. Mary hersdelf is a legend, and has been there forever, always welcoming guests with a hug and a smile. The view from her "Kitchen Window" has to be the best kitchen window view anywhere. Then Outhouse itself is a bit difficult to describe. If you gave a group of teenagers a pile of planks, hammers and nails and told them to go out into the woods and build a dwelling place, you may get some idea of what it looks like. Gonzalo threw the furniture around a lot, but the Outhouse was still standing. One of the structural strengths of the Outhouse may be the number of mementos nailed to it over decades of visitors. You can always tell a first time visitor to the Outhouse. Their mouth opens in amazement. The Outhouse is really a lunchtime paridise for Carnivores. (They do have salads for vegitarians, but I've never met any) BBQ cooked Ribs and Chicken are the rule of the day, with Hot Dogs as an alternative. Then bar is self service form a large cooler of cold beer. I am not going to mention staff by name. If I tried to do this I'd forget someome, and they may feel upset that I'd ommitted them. They are all excellent, and very dedicated, no exceptions, right across the board. I have mentioned Miss Mary by name, and I defy any Pineapple employee to say she is not worth a mention. I mentioned the General Manager, and despite his Managerial position I actually think the staff all like Ferry. We have seen a number of different G.M.'s at Pineapple over then years (some we did not like), but Ferry is significanly different. He leads from the front. Walks the patch, and really does pay attention to what is or is not happening. He was on walk about at 0615 after the storm and had clocked the priority actions for the staff. His ethos is throughout the staff. (Possibly his family as well , his daughter enlisted me to clean out the Turtles pen after the storm) There are a very large number of repeater guests thet return to Pineapple. Pineapple has to be doing something right, so bin the negative reviews, be spontaneous, and try it out. There are no strangers at Pineapple only friends you have yet to meet. Gordon & Elizabeth Craig Read less
Where to start ? Beautiful setting on a wonderful and friendly island full of history and welcoming people. Why only 4 stars I hear you ask well... Read more let me explain what let this idiilic hotel down. We have been to the carribian quite a few times so have things to compare, 1st flies are a problem during the day and there seems no effort to control them ie electronic zappers' may be in the kitchen but around the food area nothing even though the food is covered and protected still a vast amount of flies making the area feel tainted but never had any stomach problems so maybe the flies wipe there feet when dining 2nd the bar area is compact and bijou with not enough staff in my view as waiting time for vital refreshment is sometime too long but the staff that man or woman the area work there butts off for little or no appraisal from some guest ( later to be explained ) Final winge was Frogs at night so small that you cannot see them but can they sing ( the rum helps keep the noise out till sunrise ) and the seaweed infested beach which I understand is not the hotels but cleaning could have been manned a bit more and I know there is a problem this time of year with a surge from Africa but it made the beach that little bit uncomfortable and let's say a little uncomfortable to the nose but solved with a few beers or rum Negatives out of the way let me explain why I did not want to leave The room we were in 731 an ocean view was great ( no fridge or fresh water unless you went to the bar with an empty bottle for a refill ) apart from the bed which was huge which involved doing a frosbee flop to get on, don't get me wrong it made great fun watching the wife trying to climb on being only 5'1 but soooooooo comfatable and warm water all day no mater what the time Food outstanding never had a bad meal the choice is not huge but the quality surpasses. Topaz whether a la carte or buffet no problems Italian again small menu but satisfying and best evening has got to be the Pineapple Grill with awesome service and grub. Daytime food has the Topaz good food the pelican snack bar great burgers hot dogs nachos and Patties but the best I found was Mary's outhouse simple ribs chicken and salad with ice cold beer not to be equaled or beaten I would like to give a big thank you to all the staff from maids to bar to animation to porters to resturants to island tour staff never meet anyone who did not give 110% and I thank them all Trips Booked a couple of trips first was with Wesley on the beach to the stingrays to swim hold and get a love bite from the gracefull Giants a must. collected from the beach 2 hours 50 USD each not to be missed Booked an 4x4 off road trip through the hotel with lunch great time learnt so much about the Antigua way of live and got to view Eric Claptons house from the opposite hill and some of the best views of Antigua including Montserrat from a beautiful beach On a different note I hope the general manager and certain guests read this Our second week was interrupted by Gonzalo and the Hotel delt with this situation with great professionalism and I was proud with the way the staff and some of us guest helped clean and assist in this disaster but on the other hand disgusted by some guests complaining that there were not enough staff to serve them drinks I hope Karma shakes you by the hand in the near future. I like to apologise on behalf of my wife to the general manager after Gonzalo hit saying to him that he had done very well and that he deserved a drink, he said " I cant " reply "don't worry no one will know" his reply with utmost respect "I will as the manager" with a smile and a laugh hats off to you sir. Hope we still welcome ðŸ˜† May the service and atmosphere continue with the foreboding refurbishment from Sandlels with a little tweak Meet some new and great friends English and Antiguan Vince and Lisa Read less
Great beach. Awesome staff! Food's not bad. Mary's is great up on top of the hill. Have been back twice ,tree times if you include the fact we came in for the day on a cruise this last Sept. We were... Read more willing to pay for a day pass but was pleasantly surprised that because we had been there before we received complements of the house. Awesome.Would love to return again in the future. Read less
I am one of a party of 6 of various ages staying here now for 2 weeks, we travel a lot so know what we expect etc. This is day 4 and all of us think this resort is wonderful. We have 3 green... Read more beachfront rooms and everything I requested has been put in the room. They are lovely rooms with wonderful views. The food is brilliant and plenty of choices. Except for a couple of bar staff the staff are wonderful, polite, friendly trying to please everyone. Last night we attended the managers cocktail party and met some of the management team and can I say what a brilliant set of people. And you tell they all gel so well. Thankyou Ferry for a wonderful time and its only just begun. Read less