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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The resort was beautiful. The food was great- I didn't feel the money we paid for the all inclusive was worth it. I don't eat or drink that much so it would of been cheaper for me to just pay but this not an option here.
Love it here...great staff service, Catamaran trip and Shirley Heights trip are wonderful.... love the beach... rooms are all good... fab place..feels like home, I would not have any hesitation to recommend this place to anyone
Just finished up our stay a PBC and it was wonderful! We stayed in an ocean front room with plenty of room for two and had amazing view! I would highly recommend playing the extra money for this type of room.
The beach was absolutely gorgeous with plenty of seating for everyone! Pools were small pretty but if you didn’t get up early you wouldn’t get a seat. Later in the day towels were hard to find some days which was a little annoying because that’s an easy fix.
Loved the layout of the resort was great with beautiful grounds!
Food was average, which I find with most all-inclusive resorts.
The reasons this resort gets 4 stars is because of service. I recently got back from Mexico 6 months ago from an all-include and you can really see this difference. The service here was good but nothing like what i got in Mexico. The servers/bartenders didn’t seem in get in any rush with multiple people waiting in line and were not the friendliest.
No many people reviewing did not pointed out transportation to and from the resort. I would highly recommend taking a taxis. 28 dollars there and 28 back is a great deal. Before I arrived in Antigua I looked up so many transportation companies charging 200+ for around trip transportation. DO NOT DO THIS!
Overall, I had we had a wonderful stay here at PBC and will return one day!
Trying not to be to harsh but have to be honest and if i could give a score of 2.5 i would
So here we are at the PBC again so are repeat customers, got a few days left and have some plus and minus points so have read
Towels a distinct lack of clean towels a given at the most basic of resorts but not here
The food has got better and so has the evening entertainment, marys’s (the outhouse/shack is just as good thank goodness
Fogging while needed i am not sure 5am or 5:30 am is a good time to start it
The turtle bar next to the beach is a good idea but to only have one person serving is dopey when they have complex cocktails to make
they should have more servers and beach service only one day out of 9 have we had it no big issue but its a nice touch if they can maintain it
Lunch time table service for drinks 5 glasses of water and one drink from the bar mmmmmm
Snack bar serves icecream 6 choices last week down to one today
The cracks in the service are clear to see
The new 100 numbers building block near the beach is very nice but has walls made of paper you can hear everything and yes i mean everything but the rooms are large and comfy
Gardens are stunning and perfect in every way
Sunbed hogging is the norm but that happens all over so you just have to play the game
If its trips or taxis speak to Marvin or Garth in the beach they will allways do a deal its good to haggle a bit
So while we have had a nice time it is not quite upto its price tag which has gone up and up and up
Staff at the customer service desk in the main need to look a bit happierand listen to customers a little more in my humble opinion and a smile costs nothing
The italian is not working for me its trying to be something this island will never be and the food is average at best my plate was warmer than the food on it
Premium wifi is up and down and if they call it premium wifi then thats what you should get not hit and miss and pay $55 for the priveledge of it for 10 days
If i could sum up the service it just lack a little class and tip chasing is on the rise for sure
Is this place as good as last time ?
No not in my opinion they say you only get what you pay for and here is missing it by quite a bit in small details
Think most of the staff need to smile a little
The beach is fantastic and the ocean is fab nice floating loungers are a great idea top marks for that
Would we come here again my heart would say yes maybe but my head would say no the price is just to much and next years rates are even higher our sterling will be better spent on another island 5k this year and looking like over 6k next year
The staff need to smile a little more with the exception of
Jo (egg lady)
Nathan happy helpful young man who should go far
Dennis and summertime nice chaps
Vereen we will allways be greatfull
Sonja great bar tender and a credit
Franklyn you are real gent
We had an amazing time at PBC. The customer service was great, the food was great, the activities were fun, and I can’t wait to go back. Next tome we will be doing the wedding vow renewal package. Highly recommend!