Resort: Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua
Location: Long Bay, northern coast of Antigua
* Budget friendly all inclusive resort for singles, couples, and families
* Same company that operates Sandals & Beaches resorts
* Great streatch of beach surrounded by lush hillsides
* Numerous room categories to choose from (180 rooms total)
* Tennis courts, fitness center, game room, snorkeling, kayaking, etc…
* Children under eleven have reduced rate
Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua Video Tour:
Food & Drink:
The following restaurants are not open each day as they rotate availability:
Topaz – Breakfast and lunch buffets with themed dinner nights. Reservations may be required during periods of high occupancy. Dress code: Resort casual.
Pineapple Grill – Caribbean & Mexican restaurant. Reservations may be required during periods of high occupancy. Dress code: Resort evening attire.
Chef’s Pietro – Italian restaurant on the beach. Reservations may be required during periods of high occupancy. Dress code: Resort evening attire.
The Outhouse – A signature hideout with drinks and snacks along with great views of the area. No reservations required. Dress code: Casual.
* A main bar and a piano bar with premium drinks and snacks
* No mini-fridge in room
Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua Review:
A budget all inclusive resort offered by the company that operates the Sandals and Beaches resorts. While the beach is wonderful, the resort itself lives up to its budget reputation. Sandals has been upgrading the resort since they purchased it in 2008, but they still have a ways to go. The oceanview and beachfront rooms were the first to get renovated.
There are a lot of mosquitoes at this resort. You will want to take some bug spray with you. Avoid the wicker chairs in the beachside bar since that is where many of the mosquitoes hang out or live. Not sure if it is due to the mosquitoes, but there are a lot of birds that congregate around this resort.
There is a trade-off with the oceanview rooms. The view is wonderful, but the noise at night can get annoying. If you like to go to bed early, you might want to opt for a gardenview room.