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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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This was our first trip to Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua. We were not disappointed with our choice and enjoyed snorkeling every day at the reef off the end of the beach. We found the staff and... Read more guests extremely friendly. Staff who we found exceptional were bartenders and restaurant staff Zauda, Jason, Emilio,Sonia and Chevril. I don't have names but the housekeeping staff was great, our room was always well cleaned. Shayne from Maintenance was friendly and helpful. Taxi driver, Daniel, too. Special thanks to Barbara, Guest Relations manager, who checked on my luggage that did not arrive with me and Mr. Ferry, General Manager, who arranged for a special celebration for my husband's birthday. Read less
Flew from Heathrow with American Airlines via JFK on scheduled flights - Excellent Food/Drink, Brilliant legroom and the staff exceptional - Got really good deals, so if you don't mind an overnight... Read more stay in NY well worth considering. 5 of us travelled celebrating my Daughters 21st, and my wife's early retirement - Met with cold towels and a Run Punch that REALLY packs a punch. A brilliant touch that sets the tone for the entire holiday in my opinion. I cannot speak highly enough of the whole experience, and one that i WILL be repeating. The look and feel of this particular resort hits the spot for anyone wanting the total relaxation experience. The staff make you feel welcome at ALL times, and nothing is too much trouble. Courteous and friendly, and always willing to help. Location and layout of the resort is absolutely perfect, and whilst there are different levels of accommodation from Beachfront, to Ocean View, to Garden View, in all honesty if you cannot get the room you want i would suggest you DONT let that stop you visiting this resort. The Gardens are extremely well tended and all the rooms are not a stones throw away from the superb beach in any case. There has been some concern's conveyed in previous reviews regarding the resort been "Corporatised" later this year when Sandals give Grand Pineapple a makeover. I had a long conversation with Barbara "Customer Relations Director" who was more than happy to discuss and went to great lengths to emphasis that the typical caribbean feel of the resort would be maintained - That's good enough for me !! We had "BeachFront" rooms, and whilst we can always pick up on things that need attention, the accommodation was clean, Air Conditioned, and spacious. The views were spectacular and about 100ft from the beach, and 300ft from the bar - What more could you want !! In short - As another reviewer mentions:- "If you are looking for a Sandals Resort full of pretentiousness and corporate branding, then do NOT come. However, If you want an authentic, and truly individual and stunning spot, then DO NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE.. " You won't be disappointed. Oh - And remember to visit the "Outhouse" for Ribs and "Jerk Chicken" Will i be returning - Yep, you bet, i CANT wait. Read less
7 of us travelled with BA from Gatwick to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday and our 25 th wedding anniversary at The Grand Pineapple . We were met by st James tours and travel who transported us to... Read more the hotel. We stayed from 19/08/14-26/08/2014. We were greeted with cold towels and either rum punch or fruit punch, and given introduction talk. No wrist bands! room and safe key, ID cards in case we wanted to leave the hotel, and beach towel cards. The bell boy took our luggage to our rooms. We stayed in garden room 201, which was on the ground floor. We had 2double beds which was fine as our 15 yr old daughter was in the room with us. There was plenty of hanging space an iron/ ironing board, coffee maker( coffee & tea bags) TV , air conditioning and ceiling fan. The bathroom was a bit tired but spotlessly clean, the maids did an excellent job and fresh towels everyday . We had a small patio outside with 2 chairs. We had a lovely view of the beach across the well manicured gardens. Special thanks to Barbara who I had emailed and my husband spoke to on the phone prior to our trip to mention my numerous dietary needs. the manager Ferry and his deputy Donovan, were very welcoming ,and constantly checking everything was ok,and to see them joining in helping the staff even clearing the tables. They run a tight ship, and all their staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food was fantastic , and I would like to say a huge thank you to Hensley and Assistant Cayden, who took my tricky diet in their stride and created mouthwatering , delicious dishes for me at every meal. We preferred the topaz restaurant , and buffet nights rather than the a la carte nights. We did eat at the Pineapple grill one night, one of our guests did not enjoy their meal. Breakfast there was Huge choice fresh fruits, yogurts,cereals, porridge , fruit juices, croissants, cakes and Danish pastries, Cooked food, including fried plantain the usual sausage and bacon,and pancakes. Eggs cooked however you would like. The coffee wasn't the best. There were birds in the restaurant , Ferry was the best bird scarer with his white stick . The catch of the day fish was fabulous. The beach was lovely soft white sand ,plenty of sun loungers,palm trees,and shade if needed. There was a lovely breeze. The sea was lovely and warm, beautiful shades of turquoise . There was some seaweed but that was raked up and removed regularly. The hoby cat sail boats were fun, there was also kayaks. There were some local wooden hut shops past the water sports. They smoked the bushes along the beach and in the gardens which kept the Mosquitos at bay. I used my trusty deet spray and plug in the the room and wasn't bitten at all ( a rarity for me). Mary's outhouse is a must, the views walking up and at the pergola on the way up were breathtaking. Mary is amazing, treats you as one of the family. Her ribs, chicken and bean curry were delicious. There are cats and mongooses but they don't bother you. We rented a 7 seater car for 2 days so we could go around the island. We visited St Johns , and Dickensons bay where we had a lovely lunch at coconut grove , swam in the tranquil sea.. The next day we went to Hermitage bay which was very posh but you would get bored there, we had a lovely lunch at Dennis bar on Ffryes bay . The verandah overlooking the spectacular bay. The red snapper was lovely. We swam in the sea there .we stopped at Shirley heights on the way home ,which was a complete rip off , there was an entrance charge and drinks and food very expensive, the steel band and the views were lovely and watching the sunset setting behind the hills. The hotel has a lovely colonial style with plenty of character. All the staff were amazing I have already mentioned a few, but would like to also mention...Errol, Delaney, Delta (restaurant supervisors) , Wendy, Arlene,Regino,Jonathan,Judith,Sheriann,Jamelia and Lorina ,who served us in the restaurant, and Zauda, Eddy, and Emilio in the bar. If I have forgotten anyone I'm sorry. We had a fabulous week and would highly recommend this hotel to everyone . It's a shame next year it's going to be knocked down and become sandals beaches resort , so if you can go before next spring , and enjoy the relaxed friendly atmosphere and be thoroughly spoilt . Read less
We flew from Gatwick with Virgin, personally I would not choose to fly Virgin again. Leg room awful and I am 5 ft ! Only thing that saved it was they have good in-flight entertainment. Food very... Read more very basic and it had a Ryan air feel about it. Staff were just ok! Arrived to a warm welcome with a rum punch. Ocean front room very large with four poster bed which was so high. Great views from the balcony. Coffee machine in room with very decent ground coffee, hairdryer,ironing board. Beach is stunning and beautiful turquoise warm water. Breakfast , buffet. Had everything you could want. Loads of healthy options, plus other stuff bacon, pancakes, eggs in all shapes, fruit, scones, bagels, cheese , smoked salmon, and so on. Coffee at breakfast was average, changeable a bit weak but on the whole ok. Had the nice coffee in our room before we came down. As it's all open there are a lot of birds which is mice, but some people might not like it. Beach towels at activity desk and sunloungers there were plenty. Factor 30 advisable. Lovely warm wind. Great if you love sailing. My husband sailed at least three to four times a day. Lots of wind. But warm too. Activities were great. Plenty to do. The trips we went on were Swimming with stingray. Marvellous Marvin organised anything we wanted. Also kayaking through mangroves and snorkeling.both half day trip and we thought fabulous. Garth organised our Shirley heights trip which was fantastic and his wife took us Hondas we wanted to eat back at the hotel. They were brilliant. So helpful. Trip was amazing. You have to go. We so enjoyed the trips. We did go to st.John's, bought duty free drink. Not terribly exciting but you have to see it. Just took taxi in and back. Pineapple grill , lovely food, and the most friendly by far. Chervil, Errol, aekila. Menu changes every Tuesday. Could change it a bit more. But food very tasty. Wine was also good, and other drinks excellent. Any buffet food was usually of a very high quality , fish, roast, loads of beautiful fresh vegetables. Overall pretty good. Staff overall were averagely friendly, compared to other Caribbean hotels we've been. Mary's outhouse, well we went twice, I thought it lacked a bit of atmosphere, a little music would be a good idea. And it was very quiet there. Food a bit average there. Maybe it just wasn't our type of food. Nice views. Italian restaurant, eh , well we went once. This is overall a beautiful place, with pretty good food and wine. Beach amazing, and room excellent. I am trying to give you a very accurate picture of the place. It felt welcoming and not crowded. One night we watched a film on the beach on the sun loungers which was great. Entertainment at night wasn't bad and every night something different. You have to pay for WiFi which was a bit erratic. If I could advise the hotel it would be to offer free WiFi. It was the only gripe we heard and we also felt in this day and age it should be free. I would go back, weather was overall beautiful and we loved the chill out feel. We stayed 15 nights from 2 Aug to 23 rd august. We met great people.so a big yes to this place as it's not too commercial and thankfully No casinos . Enjoy.! Read less
This review is long overdue. I travelled last October with my mum and the year before with my husband. We are all due to return in 4 weeks. If you are looking for a Sandals resort full of... Read more pretentiousness and branding do not come. If you want an authentic truely individual and special spot, you have come to the right place. The Grand Pineapple is gem situated on a powdery pinky white beach which is absolutely stunning .It has a colonial style, shabby chic within lush well maintained gardens.Ok its not 5 star luxury,mod con and it does need a lick of paint here and there but it is clean comfortable and has a feel of being home from home, which adds to its charm. The rooms are adequate with clean comfortable beds, fluffy white towels and great coffee maker. Air con is brill and you definitely need it. The staff all deserve a special mention, they all go out of their way to make your stay wonderful and are always on hand to help.This will probably be my last visit to Grand Pineapple because I cant think of anything worse than Sandals getting a hold on this gem and spoiling it.Being sandalized is not for me I'm afraid, and it would be a damn shame if this wonderful spot is destroyed. Read less