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
This resort was excellent.
Beautiful powder sand beach, lots of water sports, great food selections, big enough to get your own space yet small enough that you didn't need a shuttle to get around.
The buffet restaurant is open concept with ocean view and not in a closed in, highly air conditioned room. The breeze is always coming through off the ocean to keep you nice and cool. The food here was excellent.
The two a la carte restaurants were excellent as well. Great fast and friendly service.
There is the Pelican Grill near the main pool with a very wide selection of food such as burgers, fries (including sweet potato), pizza, wraps and sandwiches. Great food here as well. Don't be afraid to ask for a double patty burger.
My favourite during the day however was the Outhouse (don't let the name fool you). This is a BBQ rib and chicken spot at the top of the hill (you can get a shuttle if you don't want to walk up the hill). Completely covered, with ice cold beer and some great BBQ. The view from here is spectacular, overlooking a beautiful bay on one side and the resort on the other.
This is an adults only resort which was also very nice.
The entertainment at night was pretty good, and there are lots of daytime activities as well. Lots of water sports options such as stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, hobies for sailing, snorkling, etc. all included. The water was warm and they have rafts out in the swimming area to sit on in the ocean.
My husband and I spent a week here in November 2018. It was our favourite vacation we have had yet. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms and facilities are clean and the food is absolutely fantastic. The beach was wonderful, aside from a few sand flies crawling on our feet. We have zero complaints, this resort met and exceeded our expectations. The nightly entertainment was a blast, especially the karaoke on Friday night. The drinks were also fantastic, and the outhouse restaurant is the best bbq you will ever have. Definitely recommend this resort.
Special mention to Indiana for making us some phenomenal drinks, Nia and Amanda for keeping us entertained and teaching us how to play cricket.
Can't wait to go back!!
We returned from Pineapple Beach Cllub Nov. 23. We had a wonderful time. The location, atmosphere, food was just what we wanted. We felt extremely safe. We had an ocean view room which was breathtaking. Absolutely loved the beach party the resort put on. Will definitely go back.
Stayed for a week in a beachfront room - 221, best room in the house with the beach out front, the bar right around the corner, and one of the pools catty-corner from our room. Steps from the main restaurant and bar/lounge/nightly entertainment. I've been to a couple of Elite resorts and this was, by far, my favorite - mainly because of its compact size. The beach was beautiful, the resort was immaculate (although the bathrooms could definitely use a little refreshing - they're looking a little tired), and staff was incredible and I really can't say enough nice things.
We were greeted with cold rum punches, and check in went smoothly, although a couple of our rooms were mixed up. We sorted it all out, got to our rooms, and hit the pool!
We tried all the restaurants, including Chef Pietro and the Pineapple Grill. My personal favorite meal was breakfast every day. Jo-Ann at the egg station had MAD skillz, and I bow to her expertise!
Buffets were good - but I'm not a good judge as far as food quality, since I'm super picky. Suffice it to say, no one went hungry this trip! The snack bar with burgers and fries and nachos was a super nice plus if you felt like picking at something during off hours. And although I never had any, the ice cream got good reviews from my fellow travelers.
The street party night was a ton of fun with the steel drum band. The food was AWESOME that night - the best was the pig roast pork - YUM!
We all agreed the apps were better than the main courses at the Pineapple Grill, and service was a little slow, but it was a lovely evening. And the banana crepes w/caramel sauce were da bomb!
Chef Pietro's was a nice restaurant too, and everyone seemed to enjoy their food.
BBQ at the Outhouse was good, and the view were stellar - well worth the trip. Not gonna lie, I took a golf cart up and down (some of the group walked, but that wasn't happening for me!). Ice cold beers in the cooler and mongooses (mongeese) out back. It was very cool. Be sure to bring a sign to hang to mark your visit!
Hubby and a couple of friends tried the snorkeling, they enjoyed it.
The drink menu was fabulous, and a lot of the bartenders would just mix you up some sort of surprise if you gave them your preferences. Our favorite drink of the week was the PBC - not sure what was in it, but damn it was good.
The only beer available was Wadadli on tap - I didn't care for it at all. Oh, and they had bottles of Stag up at the Outhouse as well. I just drank lots of rum and vodka and had a blast!
Nighttime entertainment was fun most nights (except for that Newlywed Game night - they lost all of us on that one). The DJ was great, we all sang some Karaoke, and the bands they had were good too. Lots of fun. We never made it to the disco, since that only opened up after 11:30 the night before we were leaving.
All in all, I would heartily recommend this resort. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is the need for a few updates, the food wasn't five star (more like four) and the beer selection. But that's a personal preference on my part.
It is so hard to truly put into words how incredible our holiday at PBC was - simply fantastic!
I have written an in-depth blog post as there's so many tips I want to share with everyone. I'm not sure if the link will work but please search Beckyboo Travelling and you will see the full post with lots of tips and photos.
We booked a beachfront room and were allocated a waterfront room, I assume due to the renovations taking place currently. Our room 526 was wonderful. Large, bright and the best view over the ocean and beach. The only issue we had was the toilet making a constant noise for the first three days, it was finally fixed by day three.
There's so much to share about this wonderful resort but I won't duplicate what's written in my blog.
Everything was perfect, friendly staff, amazing food, brilliant cocktails and lots of fun activities.
Wifi worked well in the ,ain bar and outside the gift shop. I even found a section of the beach where it worked.
You will have an incredible holiday.
Sadly there is an issue with the seaweed but you can still swim at times. It was fine at the beginning of our trip but the last day was pretty bad.