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.
How to Get There
We returned from The Pineapple Beach Club on Tuesday after a really fantastic trip. This hotel checks all our boxes: small, friendly, good food and drinks, wonderful beach, friendly staff, food prep and hygiene standards are high, grounds immaculate and good plumbing (shower and toilets work well!).
This was definitely one of our best Caribbean holidays and I wouldn't be surprised if we return although we usually visit a different island each year.
We travelled here at the beginning of February and could not have been happier with our choice. The resort was exactly what we were looking for. Quiet, laidback, relaxing. The beach was beautiful and not crowded, same with the pools. The food was great with lots of options, and Chef Pietro was our favourite for sure. Our waterfront room (2nd level) was perfect, clean, comfortable and the view could not be beat. Loved the loveseat on our balcony, made it comfortable to sit out there and enjoy. The Outhouse at the top of the hill has the best view for lunch (food great too). Staff were nice, drinks were great. Loved that we could walk to Devil's bridge when we wanted. The snorkelling was great and the reef that is in front of the resort offered some great exploration. Overall a 5* vacation for us.
We just got back from Pineapple Beach Club, and have had a fabulous holiday. England cricket notwithstanding! We were welcomed with cool towels and a rum punch.. way to go! We were in room 122, which was a beachfront room. Great main room with a small balcony that had a settee and table looking over the beach and sea. Nice. The only downside was the bathroom, which was a little bit tired. Everything worked well and it was spotlessly clean, just a little worn. The main restaurant Topaz, is buffet style but don’t worry, you will not be disappointed. Breakfast consisted of.... well everything really! Fresh fruit, pastries, juices, smoothies, full breakfast or omelettes that are made fresh in front of you after you have chosen your ingredients. The staff serve water and tea or coffee at your table. Lunch is available at the buffet, the Pelican snack bar or The Outhouse. The buffet is again an array of choices. The snack bar near the main pool,does offer quite a choice including burgers, wraps, subs, tacos and burritos. The Outhouse is quirky. It is up the hill at the back of the resort with good views around the local area. We walked up every time we went, but the resort offers a ride up service in a golf type buggy if you need it. Here you will see plaques from hundreds of visitors. Nice touch! The food is help yourself. There is a limited salad section and the bbq section which has the best ribs and chicken I’ve had for a long time. There is a beer tap you serve yourself from and a self service array of soft drinks. They do not open on Mondays, and is only open 12.00 to 16.00. Dinner again has three options. At Topaz, there are so many options. Salads, soup, carvery, local dishes, fish, meat, vegetarian options, rice, potatoes. You will not go hungry. Even though it is a buffet, the food was always hot and fresh, whenever we ate. The other two options you are supposed to book 24 hours in advance but if there is room you can ask in the morning you want to go. The first is Chef Pietro’s. This is a Mediterranean menu. The food was pretty good but portions were fairly small. A word of warning! There is a choice of wine in the main restaurant, Topaz, which is covered by the all inclusive package. You can have these wines in Pietro’s free if you ask, but the cost of the other wines available start at $30. The third dinner option is Pineapple Grill. This is a really nice meal with more of a “fine dining” feel. This is the only restaurant where gentlemen have to wear long trousers. It’s nice and cool so no real issue for me. Food was delicious and served in a quiet efficient manner. There is a small bar where you can grab a pre dinner drink. Finally there are the bars. Three are near the pools and open about 11.00 I think and close at 5.00. The main bar is by the main restaurant. In all of them, a full range of drinks are available and include branded international spirits. It’s plastic glasses during the day and real glass after sundown. You will find most of the American visitors tipping little and often. I know this is a cultural thing for them. We never had any trouble getting a drink when we needed one, so was there any benefit? Free Wi-fi is only available around the bar or at reception. You can pay for all over Wi-fi, but at $50 for the week we felt we would manage! Water... upon arrival there are two small bottles in your room fridge. When you arrive they tell you that you can buy more at the gift shop. Don’t worry just fill the bottles at the self serve water stations at the restaurant, snack bar and bars. All in all this was a fantastic break. Superb surroundings, good food all over, real friendly staff who look after you so well and nothing at all to worry about. We will be back!
this has become our yearly escape from british winter.Beachfront room as usual.Early morning coffee on beach about20ft. from our door/patio.Each year seems to be better than the last.Little improvements take place.Beachfront will be uprated soon and we are sure will be superb but we are very happy with the way they are.Location is everything for our stays.Our lovely friends (the staff) are as ever andall food and facilities are excellent.Itis worth noting that many staff have been there for years.they are evidently very happy and this rubs off on to all guests.sign of good management.
No wrist bands, no towel cards. Very layed back resort. We stayed in the beachfront room . It was not yet renovated but clean and it was steps from the beach. Food was good. Make sure you try Mary’s outhouse for lunch. BBQ ribs and chicken. Beer on tap. You may even see the mongoose who come out for the scraps. Cool. Staff is awesome. Nothing is ever to much trouble for them to do to make your vacation enjoyable. Sanjay you run a great place.