Pineapple Beach Club
What We Love
- A beachfront room at an all-inclusive, adults-only Caribbean retreatPicking your perch on the private beach – it’s a full quarter mile
- Deciding where to enjoy your all-inclusive meals, from five dining-and-drinking destinations
- Relaxing at the spa, after a tennis or beach-volleyball match or sailing or windsurfing outing
- Wandering through the Elite Island Resort’s 30 acres of tropical gardens
What To Know
- There are a few WiFi hotspots throughout the hotel; for guestroom access, you have to pay extra
- Rooms are a good size but a bit tired
- Beach sun beds can be hard to come by; the earlier you're up, the easier it is to snag one
As the name suggests, Pineapple Beach Club sits right on a beautiful stretch of tropical shore – a quarter mile of it, along a reef-sheltered bay, to be precise. Housing an array of airy accommodations, it’s the kind of place where your hardest decision is where on the sands to drop your towel and work on your tan. Then again, you may also opt to hit the tennis courts or fitness center, or hang out somewhere on the 30 acres of lush gardens. The Elite Island Resort even features not one, but two, beautiful freshwater pools.
Non-motorized watersports are also offered at the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, for the adventurous, and treatments at the spa, if you’re feeling lazy. And to help you make the most of your all-inclusive basis, five dining destinations are on hand, from bay-view The Outhouse to Italian spot Chef Pietro. Suffice it to say that wherever on this sprawling property you spend your time, you’ll be in Caribbean-vacation heaven. And there’s even a gift shop, so that when you finally have to leave, you can pick up a memento to instantly bring you back.
Accommodations at the property number 180 in total, offering either private balconies or patios or access to a communal outdoor area. Furnishings are rattan, to fit in with the beachy setting, and you’ll have a tea- and coffeemaker, to help you start your blissful days in the Tropics.
– 32-in. flat-screen cable TV- Individually controlled air conditioning units- Telephone- Private bathroom with shower and/or tub- Hair dryer- Safe- 110v U.S.-style socket
Five dining and drinking destinations range from a beachfront international restaurant that opens for three elegant meals a day to a poolside grill for light lunches and snacks. There’s also Chef Pietro’s, which serves Italian dinners twice weekly, with additional grilled fare on the menu at Pineapple Grill Restaurant and bay-view The Outhouse – known for its ribs, by beloved resort institution Miss Mary.
Get exfoliated, massaged and moisturized to vacation nirvana at The Tranquility Body & Soul Spa. Also providing beauty treatments, like manicures, hair services and waxes, this soothing spot is the perfect place to wind down. Pineapple Beach Club’s fitness center gives you another way to keep up your health-and-wellness regimen during your beachy escape.
With a beach for every day of the year, Antigua is a tropical paradise where the weather is mostly lovely and water-sport opportunities abound. In the heart of Caribbean, it’s surrounded by vibrant reefs and dotted with lagoons, and its surrounding waters are inhabited by dolphins and turtles. Also in plentiful supply are bustling restaurants, nightspots and bars for the beloved rum punch, keeping the party going long after the Caribbean sun sets.As a Pineapple Beach Club guest, you may also play a few matches of tennis – there are multiple courts – or pick between a wander in the 30 acres of gardens or on the quarter-mile beach, a dip in the two freshwater pools or a visit to the gift shop. There are even organized water-aerobics and beach-volleyball events, plus windsurfs, sailboats, kayaks and snorkel gear to get you out on the water.
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What a wonderful way to spend my birthday, the last chapter of 30...On a “ADULT ONLY” resort. Where the atmosphere was peaceful and serene!!! It does matter if you have a garden or an ocean view room the scenery was gorgeous. We had a garden room and we were in the center of the resort which made it accessible to everything with a glimpse of the BEAUTIFUL OCEAN as well might I add!! 😉 The resort was well kept, the rooms are modern, the water pressure from the shower just right!!! There were no FIGHT for chairs whether you were at the pool or beach. It was not CROWDED whatsoever!!! And not a lot of NOISE at any part of the day. From the time we enter the resort, until the time we left all staff, porters, and hostess were AMAZINGLY Friendly & Helpful!!!! To the point tht the following week my coworker stayed here and I told them about ALLL of the people who worked on staff & their names tht I remembered & they saw them and took especially care of my coworker and his fiancé!!!! The food was delicious, but my ultimately FAV😍RITE was the hidden “BBQ” spot up on the hill of the resort (You can walk or take their golfing carts up there , which a staff will kindly pick you up & take you BACKKKK). After you eat, you have an opportunity to CARVE your name to signify tht you were there!!!! The only thing is tht they can improve their NIGHT LIFE entertainment options. But, if you are looking for a MATURE place to just UNWIND STOP right now & BOOK!!! You will NOT be DISAPPOINTED!!!!! 🤗
We enjoyed the waterfront dining for every meal. The beach was nice, and we snorkeled right from the beach. Nice swimming pools, also (although I was shocked that pools closed at 6pm!). Cons: the coffee was terrible (ask for a latte, it is pretty good), our room was in the 7 hundred series building, and the PA system for bar games fun and bands was too loud for those of us who retire to bed earlier than some. I heard that the rooms near the beach were more quiet. If you are near the main pool, it will not be quiet until after 10pm or 11. Food was OK, but not spectacular.
So I’ve been intending to write review for the Pineapple Beach Club for a while. This was our 5th visit in the last 6 years - so we have seen the changes and grown with the Pineapple.
We returned this year as we had visited St Lucia last year for a change. But felt we had missed out on going home!
Pineapple is a short 20-30 minute ride from the airport, on arrival you are provided with a taste of the Caribbean with a cold rum punch. Check in is relaxed and easy. The fresh cold face towel is a nice touch.
We selected the waterfront rooms as these are our favourite rooms. We had requested a king size bed and a room away from the main restaurant. Our requests were granted. Previously returning guests were given a bottle wine as a welcome back. The new furniture in the rooms is fresh and contemporary.
The resort is still being renovated, but the amount of renovation undertaken shows. The hotel is on long beach which is a stunning horseshoe white sanding beach, with clear blue water. There are three pools and three bars all clean and Caribbean measures of top shelf drinks!
Eating at pineapple has 5 main choices!
Pelican snack bar - open all day serving fast food, ice cream, snacks etc.
Mary’s outhouse - relaxed and informal bbq lunch on top of the hill with amazing views. Arlene was so welcoming and courteous- thank you. You remembered us from previous visits and made sure you welcomed us back.
Topaz - buffet breakfast, lunch and evening meal. Great food and lovely sitting next to the beach and watching the waves.
Chief petro - Italian restaurant that you need to book with guest services. Amazing food with a relaxed service which some may find slow.
Pineapple grill -a la Carte restaurant which needs to be booked with guest services. The foods ok but not as good as previous years. The service was also slow.
Staying at the pineapple also means you can book to use the sister hotel Verandah. Worth a visit for eating three restaurants to choose. Sea breeze, buccaneer and Nicole’s. we ate at the Buccaneer twice during our visit- food out of this world and the service was superb. Thank you Lorenzo, Kettie and Toy you were fantastic.
The Caribbean street party is a fun night on the resort with amazing food and choice. There is entertainment on resort each night but quietens down early.
Just speak to guest services to book a pass and golf buggy over to the resort.
There are loads of sun beds throughout the resort, it would be nice to have a few more sun shades and my personal gripe people reserve beds from first-light even when they don’t use the beds until later in the day! Fresh towels are available as and when required.
Water sports are free and there are plenty of organised activities if you want to take part. Snorkelling on the reef is good and free.
It’s easy to book tours and car hire at the resort or through your rep. Go out and see Antigua as it’s beautiful, St. John is a quirky and charming capital city. The boat trips are also great.
The only downside was we had a late flight and checkout was mid-day. You can reserve a shower room in half hour slots. It was a 1st floor room in a non renovated garden room. It was horrible and not a nice memory for the end of a fantastic holiday.
Pineapple alway feels like home and you are made to feel welcome.
Our first visit to the Pineapple Beach but not our last.Lovely friendly helpful staff from the minute we arrived to the time we left. We had an Ocean View room with superb views of the bay, well worth the climb to reach it. All the restaurants were good and we loved the ribs in the Outhouse at lunchtime. The bars were well staffed and Franklin and Summertime were particularly noteworthy. Premium brands always available. Pools were never crowded and pool towels were available at all times. Evening music and street party were excellent. Storms did cause an influx of seaweed but staff worked tirelessly to clear it. Everywhere on the resort was kept spotlessly clean. A nice touch was the buggies for transport if you needed one.
Just returned Tuesday from our 5 night stay. We had a wonderful time. If airfare cost goes down, and a direct flight happens in the future, definitely would come back. Here are my opinions and tips. Bring an insulated cup! Your drink won’t melt as fast in that hot sun!
-beautiful country and people
-always felt safe
-oceanfront room beautiful view
-lots of brits with their accent 😝, yes I’m a sucker for it ❤️
-Calypso Cat excursion!! Amazing time. Great views, people, had a blast. Do this!!
-beach was great, seaweed wasn’t a problem, one day piled up but was quickly taken care of
-Food was alright, pretty much what I was expecting. Outhouse has good food and amazing views, bring your camera when you go up!
-Devils bridge was neat. Did this by taxi on the way to the airport. We were there maybe 10 min.
-laid back resort no big, loud, parties or music all day long
-ate breakfast (sometimes lunch and dinner depending where we went) with an amazing view right on the beach practically.
-massage was not worth it, felt like I was locked in a storage room with an inexperienced mausseuse. (My boyfriend and I both felt this way)
-trip to Shirley heights, gorgeous views but was a LONG time to be there- 4 hours. To do again- I’d by pass the resort’s shuttle and take a taxi so I had more control of time there. Also not what we were expecting. Loud music, overpriced food and felt like a tourist trap. Not a lot of seating. Thought it was more of a street party, not the case.
-Not having WiFi everywhere was a little annoying but dealt with it. Also forced me to be off my phone more. WiFi was good in the two common free areas. I FaceTimed no problem.