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  • All-Inclusive Resort
  • Cliff-Top Barbecues
  • 3 Bars
  • Extensive activities | White Sand Beach

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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.

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 based on 2125 reviews Location
    • 4 based on 2215 reviews Rooms
    • 4 based on 2310 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 2283 reviews Value
    • 4 based on 2285 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (917)
    • Very Good (1008)
    • Average (345)
    • Poor (140)
    • Terrible (104)

This was our third time at the hotel for currently a family with three older teenage girls . Really excellent staff , the service cannot be criticised . The food was good and had improved from...

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5 of 5 stars
Aug 21, 2014 - WiltshireFamily_9 - Wiltshire , England

This was our third time at the hotel for currently a family with three older teenage girls . Really excellent staff , the service cannot be criticised . The food was good and had improved from... Read more last time . The Beach location is superb with a reef that protected from the Atlantic . Hotel Taxi drivers Oscar senior and junior recommended. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 21, 2014 - sharon h - Sudbury, United Kingdom

Just returned from 2 weeks at the Grand Pineapple. What a wonderful place full of Caribbean charm. The staff are amazing so happy and friendly. Food very good in topaz, pineapple grill and make sure... Read more you go for lunch at Mary's outhouse, best ribs we have tasted. The beach and sea are beautiful just as you image the Caribbean to be. Rooms are good size and very clean. We felt at home here and was very sad to leave. It is such a shame if it is true that sandals are going to change this hotel as it would spoil the Caribbean feel and charm. We would go back again tomorrow if we could. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 18, 2014 - CRVani - NJ

I went on a 5 day vacation with my husband and daughter. I loved the local feel that this hotel had. All the staff that we encountered was so friendly and nice and made our stay extra special. I... Read more would like to Thank the bartenders for introducing me to the Antigua Smile (I was hooked). Errol and Chevril at the restaurant were great. Errol went out of his way to bring us dinner to the room on our last night as my daughter was feeling sick. Thank you so much! Keith and Derron at the water sports were our buddies. Very cool guys! Mary at the outhouse was great. I just want to give her another hug. The food was great. No complaints at all. The beach was amazing. I cannot say more good things about the place. I hear that Sandals will turn this beautiful gem into a Beaches Resort. I hope this is not true as I really want to go back. Yes, the hotel is old and needs renovations but the essence and feel of the hotel shouldn’t change. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Aug 17, 2014 - Karen W - Elgin, Illinois

After experiencing many Caribbean resorts, the Grand Pineapple was in a class by itself. Charming and quaint come to mind immediately. Never have we felt so at home and so "at one" with an island... Read more and the sea as we did at the Grand Pineapple. The whole experience is really hard to describe - it is so intimate and so unique in its presentation; my family will never forget the experience! Read less

4 of 5 stars
Aug 17, 2014 - Lisa H - Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Just returned from a week at this beautiful, quaint resort and we loved it! Although the resort is showing its age, it has retained its authentic Caribbean charm and the friendliness of the staff... Read more makes up for it. We stayed in the renovated beach front rooms which were comfortable, clean and conveniently located right on the beach and just steps from the main restaurant, pool and bar. The rooms are not luxurious, but we spent very little time there so they were adequate. During our visit there was a problem with the plumbing and we did not have hot water for a day, but staff worked diligently to fix the problem and we were offered access to another room to shower if necessary. We have two teenage boys who enjoyed the pool table, table tennis, water sports and beach volleyball, but other than the beach and pool,there didn't seem to be much for younger children. The beach is a good size compared to other resorts in the area and is very clean with clear blue water. Unlike other resorts we have stayed at, beach and pool chairs were plentiful and always available although we were visiting during the off season so this may not be the case during peak times. There are a few vendors selling trinkets and excursions on the beach, but they are not bothersome and will leave you alone once they have made their pitch. The food was very good and exceeded expectations, especially at the reservation-only Pineapple Grill. The chicken and ribs at the Outhouse Restaurant are worth the trek up the hill, I only wish they bottled and sold the rib sauce, it's the best I have ever had! The mongoose at the Outhouse are a bit frightening and the cats and birds that wander in and out of the restaurants can be a bit annoying, but they add to the charm and authenticity of this resort. The staff are to be commended as they are so welcoming and friendly that you feel right at home. We heard from staff that the resort, which is owned by Sandals, that the Pineapple is to be closed in the spring of 2015 and renovated before reopen in gas a Beaches. The resort does need improvements, but my only hope is that they make an effort to retain the charm, staff and intimacy that makes this resort a special destination! Read less

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