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“Beautiful location & excellent value!” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   PO Box 2000 | Long Bay, St. John's 33442, Antigua   |  
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Beautiful location & excellent value!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My boyfriend & I stayed for a week at the beginning of January. We had an amazing time & left feeling relaxed and satisfied! This is not a 5* hotel, and doesn't claim to be. The food is meriocre at best, but you won't go hungry. The room was a bit dated, but held 'Caribbean' charm with an ocean view to die for. It was clean & comfortable. I am not surprised by some of the negative comments on here, but having stayed in many hotels over the last 10 years, it deserves its 4 stars in my eyes. We paid £1300 each for an all inclusive visit form the 3rd January. Compared to the rest of the caribbean, we thought this was exceptional value. Apparently GP has been sold and they will be knocking it down this year. I think it would be a great pity to replace it with a typical high rise building, please just refurbish it!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a fantastic weeks holiday at Grand-pineapple, I would recommend this resort and Antigua to anybody. Antigua is a very friendly place and our favourite Caribbean Island. Whilst we were staying, the surveyors arrived to measure up, for the new Sandals resort which is due to start next summer, Grand-pineapple will be flattened, and this unique resort will be lost. We stayed in an Ocean View room, which was very nice, with fantastic views and a cooling breeze all the time. There is a little climb to the rooms, but it's not that bad. Thanks to Kathleen for keeping the room nice and clean. The resort is a little frayed, in places but this is made up by the staff, everybody always had the time to say hello, and always had a smile. The staff make this resort. It's location is great, with a great beach, and grounds and of course the fantastic Mary's Outhouse. If going I would recommend Sean's Antigua V.I.P yours which can be found on Trip Advisor, Sean will put a bespoke tour of the Island together for you, with plenty of Rum Punch. A big thank you to Grand-pineapple for a great holiday.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We spent two weeks this April at the Grand Pineapple. We had an upstairs Beach Front Room which gave a great view of the Beach and the Ocean and is highly recommended. The Beach is fantastic and there is some good shade under the trees or umbrellas.
The food is varied, Mary's outhouse is fantastic and the views are well worth the walk up the hill. The food from the Snack bar was equally very good but the Jewel in the Crown is the Pineapple Grill. You have to book this restaurant but it is still part of the all inclusive deal. The menu is a la carte and the Steak, Goat Curry and Fish dishes we tried were excellent. The staff in here, but to be fair all the staff at the hotel, were fantastic.
Special mention should go to Errol, Akeila, Chervil and Indiana and in the main restaurant Joyce.

We went on a trip round the Island, the trip was booked through Marvin on the beach. The driver he will use is Cecil Joseph. We had already obtained his details through another reviewer and he picked us up from the Airport and took us back again. Cecil is excellent and he provided us with extensive knowledge of the Island and absolutely nothing is too much trouble for him. His mobile no is 00 268 774 7259. He also took us to Church Valley beach which is stunning and on the Carribean side of the Island. There is a restaurant there called The Birds Nest and we ate there twice. The Fish and Prawn dishes are to be highly recommended and they are very reasonably priced.

We would also recommend the trip to Shirley heights, the views are great and we enjoyed the steel band and the overall atmosphere. The trip to St Johns is worthwhile visit the museum, the cathedral and go to the dockside if you like shopping.

All in all the Grand Pineapple represents good value for money with the greatest asset being it’s staff.

Room Tip: Beach Front Rooms are the best.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LeticiaA17, Manager at Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Thank you for your review of Grand Pineapple Antigua. I'm glad you had such a great holiday with us. I'll be sure to send this post to our staff. They all will be happy to see your review.
We hope to see you again.
Have a nice day.
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Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My friend and i visited GP two weeks ago This was our first trip to the GP and Antigua and loved it. The staff were all fantastic lovely Rasheed who took us to devils bridge and all the waiting staff and bar tenders all wonderful
we had a tropical seafront room which was perfect-lovely views of the clear turquoise sea.
food was nice especially in the pineapple grill and great ribs from marys outhouse.Met some nice people and will definitley return again before the refurb-visit sting ray city highlight of the holiday a speed boat takes you there from the beach it takes about 7 minutes to get there pure paradise
Jenny and Jenny

Room Tip: tropical beach front are very modern and in a great location and quiet
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LeticiaA17, Manager at Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review of Grand Pineapple Antigua! I'm so glad that we were able to meet your expectation and make this an amazing experience for you and your friend. Providing excellent customer service is very important to us and it is always our pleasure to serve.
We hope to see you again.
Have a wonderful day.
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Thank you GP for a wonderful holiday, it was our first time at an all inclusive and The Grand Pineapple did not disappoint. We had room 526 which was an ocean view room, clean modern and spacious with spectacular views of the sea. We were on the beach at 7am on our first day! Without doubt the highlight of our holiday was the people of Antigua and especially the staff at GP, we can only name a few here but thank you to Errol, Joyce, Loreen, Carolyn and Jason and the fabulous Winsome who was in charge of the eggs at breakfast! GP may not be 5* and in places is a little tired around the edges but we certainly enjoyed every minute. Let's hope Sandals don't tear out the heart and soul of this unique place.
Lesley and Shelley

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LeticiaA17, Manager at Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Thank you so much for your great review! I'm happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at Grand Pineapple Antigua. Your holiday seemed to be an amazing one and I'm glad we were able to be a part of your experience. We hope to see you and Shelley again.
Have a nice day.
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Having been to G/P two years ago when our daughter renewed her wedding vows, it has since been our wish to revisit. We were fortunate enough to make that visit two weeks ago and, yet again, had an amazing time. The staff were delightful, the food was yummy, the accommodation was good, the beach was the best ever and.......the sun shone! What more could we want? As well as the friendliness of the lovely staff we found the visiting guests were equally friendly - I guess it is the whole atmosphere of the place that makes everyone feel so happy.
Number three visit will, hopefully, not be too far away.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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LeticiaA17, Manager at Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
We are very grateful for your excellent review. It's great to know that you had such an amazing time at the resort. I know your second stay with us had a lot to live up to and I'm so glad we were able to meet your expectations. We take pride in providing a friendly and relaxing environment for all of our guests. We always want to ensure that all of your needs are met and it seems the staff at Grand Pineapple Antigua did just that. Thanks again for your review and we hope to see you for a third time.
Have a nice day.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is most certainly not a 4* resort and it is a good job Sandals have taken it over. The rooms were ok, we stayed in the Ocean front rooms and they were clean and quiet with a lovely view but were really ordinary and not up to the standard we were expecting. The staff are helpful and courteous but at times service was really slow. The setting is beautiful with a long sandy beach and clear aqua marine waters but the resort lacked the wow factor and the food quite honestly was dreadful. Given that this is the Caribbean there was a total lack of local fresh fruits and fish. This is certainly not a place for vegetarians. The best place to eat is definitely the Pineapple Grill but this is only bookable, recommend getting in early, the Outhouse whilst a novel location only serves chicken and pork and the food in the main restaurant was frequently not hot. Having stayed in Sandals resorts previously this was a disappointment and although some guests said it had charm for us this did not compensate for a rather second class provision. One week was definitely long enough.

Room Tip: Ocean front definitely the best
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lauren B, Online Review Coordinator at Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua, responded to this review, May 17, 2014
Dear Cassie,

Thank you for reaching out to us about your recent stay at Grand Pineapple Beach. Comments, both positive and negative are an important tool that we use to constantly improve ourselves and we appreciate the time and effort taken to provide them. As you stated, there are some exciting plans slated for this property and we hope that you will visit again to see all the wonderful improvements that were made in your absence.
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Address: PO Box 2000 | Long Bay, St. John's 33442, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in St. John's
#5 On the Beach Hotel in St. John's
#6 Romantic Hotel in St. John's
#6 Top resorts Hotel in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grand Pineapple Beach Antigua 3.5*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
•Situated on Long Bay – the best secluded white sand beach on the north-eastern coast in Antigua•Thirty minutes away from the V.C. Bird International Airport and from St. John’s, Antigua’s capital city•An all-inclusive resort that caters to everyone…singles, couples, families and groups•Houses 180 deluxe rooms with bright and colorful buildings and perfectly manicured gardens •Interactive and family oriented…where warm and friendly staff refers to guests by name ... more   less 
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