Pineapple Beach Club Antigua
20 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We have just celebrated our 40th wedding Anniversary at the Grand Pineapple in Antigua it was fantastic. The room was spotless, staff faultless. Overall it was one of the best holidays so far. I would advise anyone looking for a brilliant holiday to look no further than the Grand Pineapple.
The food is brilliant not to mention 'Aunt Mary's Grill', it is finger licking' good.All in all everything was perfect, can't wait to go back. Don't forget to ask for Sanjay when you get there, remember the name Sanjay, she is one of the managers who will make sure you have a great holiday."
- Travel date: Sun 30th of August 2015
"My family and I had stayed at Pineapple for a few nights, what an amazing, peaceful get away it was.
We felt right at home from the moment we got to the resort.
The staff and management were great, they all ensured that my family had a memorable stay.
The food was great especially, the dinners at the grill restaurant, Mary's out house on the hill for lunch, and the snack bar.
Our ocean view room, wow, we could not have asked for a better view or a better room.
Thank you everyone at Pineapple!
- Travel date: Tue 27th of August 2013
"This was our second trip to Antigua, and we thought the first time couldn't be bettered but it was. If you want a relaxed, chilled out time then this is for you. Although the rooms and pool are a bit tired and could do with a bit of attention, (some of the rooms are now in process of being done out) it was all clean and cheerful. The staff are lovely and Barbara the Manageress is wonderful, nothing is too much bother. The beach and pool area was never full and there are plenty of loungers to use. Things not to miss are Mary's Outhouse; feeding the fishes at the other end of the beach (paddle out by the rocks and they swim up to you for bread); and the live band in the evenings. We would definitely recommend Pineapple Beach and we will be back! "
- Travel date: Sat 28th of November 2009
This year I went with my husband for our...
"This year I went with my husband for our second trip to the Grand Pineapple Beach for our honeymoon and I have to say that it was even better on our second trip than our first.
The hotel itself is wonderfully colourful and extremely clean and is in the best location imaginable. Situated in Long Bay it has a perfect white beach and the sea is clear and warm. In fact the beach is so good that we didn't go in the pool once, as it was so much nicer to bob around in the sea drinking our Strawberry Daiquiris (my recommendation for top cocktail).
We had a garden room which had wonderful views past the wedding gazebo to the beach & sea. The rooms are a good size and although they are basic they are very clean and the beds are comfortable.
The food at the hotel is great with a choice of restaurants. Our favourite is the Pineapple Grill, firstly because the food is great and secondly because it's air conditioned! People have commented about the birds but to me they add to the character of the restaurant and so long as you cover your food with a napkin when you leave the table they'll leave it alone.
The breakfast buffet is excellent and you have to be careful not to eat too much otherwise you spoil your appetite for the rest of the day.
Top tip - try some Aunt Susieâs Hot Sauce on your omelette, but not too much! By far the best place in the resort is Marys Outhouse, which when we've visited is always quiet and makes you feel a million miles away from the rest of the resort. Mary is a wonderful lady who always greets everyone with a big smile and a laugh and her barbecued chicken & ribs are to die for.
The bar is excellent too as you don't have to stick to local drinks but can choose from brand names too. The cocktails are great, but don't just stick to the ones on the board, as they will make any cocktail you want. Steer clear of the Long Island Ice Tea though as the measures are so generous that it's hard to drink!
The staff are friendly and extremely helpful and definitely make the hotel a happy place to stay.
All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to go to Antigua. It's a good size without being too large and if its relaxation & a friendly atmosphere you're after then you couldn't do much better.
We're now looking forward to going back there next year for our holiday in paradise."
- Travel date: Wed 7th of November 2007
Wedding 10/10 We went to the grand pine...
We went to the grand pineapple beach resort in July. We got married in the hill top gazebo. If you want to get married in paradise then this is where you should go!
The wedding it's self was lovely. Novella our wedding co-ordinator was brilliant she took care of everything. We had to make a trip into st Johns to do the legal paperwork in order to get our licence; Novella came with us which made the whole process very easy. We were literally only in their 5 minutes.
Novella even picked the best minister on the island who was so lovely and her words to myself and husband were really nice. It was not someone reading from a script certainly not a conveyor belt wedding.
The pictures we had taken were beautiful and the button holes, bouquet, cake and all the other reception stuff were of excellent quality.
The gazebo we selected for the wedding was decorated in fresh tropical flowers in the same colours I selected for the cake and buttonholes and bouquet.
I selected pink which looked fab. If you want a private wedding without the rest of the hotel watching and amazing pictures then the hilltop gazebo is excellent. We also had pictures taken at the reception gazebo and beach.
We were the only wedding that day, in our two week stay we saw about 4 weddings. Never more than one a day.
The hotel is not massive in comparison to other Caribbean hotels I have visited. We stayed in a ground floor beach front property, which had a lovely view of the beach and ocean. It was lovely only having to travel outside the door to get on to the beach.
My family stayed in the ocean view rooms at the back of the complex, which were slightly nicer (newer) but were quite a long walk away and up many stairs.
The hotel it's self is very Caribbean (brightly coloured inside rooms and out) we found this just added to its charm.
The beach is pure white powder soft coral sand. You will struggle to find a better beach anywhere. This beach is huge and is not crowded at all. The hotel is the only resort on this beach. So it is not packed with other tourists. You will not struggle to find a sunbed.
Food was lovely, drinks are amazing, Champagne is included in the all inclusive.
Only thing stopping me rating this resort 10/10 is the birds at breakfast. There are loads of them. If you get up to get a drink you will find a bunch of birds eating your breakfast. You do get use to it, and it is fine as long as you don't move away from your drink and food.
The staff were trying to get them out of the restaurant. Lunch and dinner time were a completely different story with no birds at all!
We did a helicopter trip around the island which was beautiful and would thoroughly recommend."
- Travel date: Fri 26th of October 2007
Have just returned today 23/06/07 from t...
"Have just returned today 23/06/07 from the Grand Pineapple beach resort, and Iâm having withdraw symptoms already.
I canât fault this hotel at all!
Yes there were birds in the morning, but you soon forget about them, and there has been hotels that I have stayed at with a far worse bird problem! So donât let it put you off!
The food was faultless (ask for Lobster), the choice of drinks very impressive (ask Everton do make one of his famous cocktails), and list of activities endless (See Jules)!
Definitely go snorkelling on the coral in Long bay, just follow the pelicans, and you wonât go wrong! Lots of Fish!
I canât recommend the hotel enough, so if youâre considering it, do it! You wonât be disappointed!"
- Travel date: Sun 24th of June 2007
This resort is very well presented. When...
"This resort is very well presented. When we arrived we were greeted by friendly faces who dealt with us very quickly and professionally.
The food was very good but they did have a bird problem, as the main restaurant was open air.
The room was very clean and spacious with an amazing view of the ocean.
The pool was very sharp based and quite small but the beautiful ocean made up for this.
The bar maids were very friendly it was like you had known them for years.
Plus they liked my funny t shirts they were great.
The pool buffet was open from 12pm to 4pm then 11pm to 1 am the food here was fab (especially the brownies)
Though I must say the best place in the hotel was Maryâs Outhouse. This lady was very friendly and the food was lovely. It had a wonderful view.
Also when you visit the Outhouse you can write a message on the wooden wall and you can read everyone elseâs messages.
Overall this hotel was great and I would like to go back again for sure."
- Travel date: Wed 28th of February 2007
We have just returned from The Occidenta...
"We have just returned from The Occidental Grand pineapple in Antigua.
We have had the most wonderful holiday. The resort was faultless-the location spectacular. Having paid for only a standard room we were immediately upgraded to a garden view on arrival which not only had views of the marvelously kept gardens but of the beach as well. The bay was fantastic for swimming -very calm sea and also there were plenty of sun beds on the beach and around the pools. The quiet pool which was adults only was also very welcome.
The food was wonderful - all freshly cooked and with a marvelous variety. Booking was only necessary for Chef Pietro or the pineapple grill but The Topaz which was mainly A La carte and which we found to be our favourite needed no pre-booking. Our only complaint about the restaurant being that the dress code was not strictly maintained and people were allowed to dine in shorts/tracksuit bottoms in the evening which lowered the tone for those who did wish to make the effort to dress appropriately.
Yes, birds were abundant especially at breakfast but this is a common problem throughout the Caribbean and certainly at most of the previous resorts we have stayed at- you just have to be careful to cover any drinks or food before leaving the table for the buffet!
The staff were all very friendly and helpful and loved to have a chat and a laugh with us. Particularly lovely was Barbara who had a huge smile and sang gospel to serenade you at breakfast on Sunday mornings which was wonderful.
There were lots of activities arranged whereby the winners could obtain of bottle of Antigua rum or trips.
An organised walk to Devil's bridge on Tues and Thurs mornings at 0730 hrs was well worth doing- the entertainment en route being provided by Jules who had lots to say to amuse you on the hot walk.
Evening entertainment was reasonable with steel bands, karaoke, a pianist and jazz bands and the bar was well stocked and generous- how many other bars do you have to ask to please be given a smaller measure?!
On the whole I think the holiday was excellent value and extremely enjoyable."
- Travel date: Sun 14th of May 2006
Fantastic location in Long Bay, beach wa...
"Fantastic location in Long Bay, beach was clean, food excellent. We stayed in a superior ocean view room, and it was very clean and spacious.
The First Choice flight was first class, and transfers quick and easy in a private taxi, which we didn't book, wonderful surprise. The hotel complex was well staffed and equipped, and all the staff were friendly - especially those on the 24 hour snack bar.
The water sports facilities were all free and they had a comprehensive activity programme every day. The hotel also supplied a shuttle service to St John the capital at a reasonable $10 per person."
- Travel date: Tue 21st of March 2006
A wonderful location in the middle of no...
"A wonderful location in the middle of no where, there are no other facilities around it! The staff are excellent and friendly and will try hard to make your holiday a good one.
The all inclusive drinks were very good, often well known brands being used. The rum punch does wonders for the system!!
The hotel tries to be a bit formal, dress for dinner and casually elegant (whatever that is!) for drinks with the management. The food is of excellent quality but they have a major bird problem in the main restaurant, birds are flying around whilst you eat, if you leave the table with a plate of food on it then the birds will have a go at eating it. Little seems to be done to discourage them.
There is also a very time consuming process whereby you have to book your evening meal each day.
We had a beach room which essentially meant we were close to the beach which we were. The bedroom was excellent and spacious, the bathroom was small, dank and frankly unpleasant.
The beach was excellent, plenty of sun beds and regular activities for those who wished to use the many facilities.
We enjoyed our holiday but felt that it did not represent good value for money."
- Travel date: Fri 10th of March 2006
"As a family of 4, we stayed in a beach front room #231 - just 3 steps off the beach and what a beach, probably one of the best in Antigua.
The hotel staff are very accomodating and it really is difficult to find fault with this hotel. For the price it really is good value for money.
Dale, the catering manager went out of his way to ensure that our special dietry needs were taken of as well arrange a special banquet on our 20th wedding anniversary.
The quality of the food is excellent as well as the range of offerings.
Look out for Monique and her cheery smile and nature at the bar. Smile at her with a 'thumbs up' sign and I'm sure she will serve you a Mount gay rum and diet coke !"
- Travel date: Tue 9th of September 2003
"We stayed at the Grand Pineapple during the week of August 3rd, 2003 and had a great time. We were a little concerned about the recent post that had a very bad rating, but those worries were unfounded. The beach and grounds were wonderful. The food, (variety, quanity and quality) were excellent. The service was what we expected (a little slow one night at the Italian place) and the staff was friendly and helpful. We never had a problem waiting for a drink the bar and the grill. Things you must consider doing include the trip to Bird Island, shopping trip to St. Johns and you must have several lunches at the Outhouse."
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of August 2003