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
Stayed here with my wife and 2 teenage kids and loved every minute.
We were originally staying at The Veranda, the sister resort next door, however once we had visited the Pineapple on a day pass, we knew this was much better for us.
The location is great, right on a beautiful beach, with good swimming.
Snorkelling was excellent with a reef a very short swim from the shore. We saw loads of interesting fish.
There is a nice relaxed vibe about the place and all the staff were really friendly and helpful.
We thought there was a good variety of food options. We particularly enjoyed the Italian restaurant and the Outhouse is amazing for lunch - great BBQ food, including the best ribs I've ever tasted along with plenty of ice cold beer and a view to die for.
We were sceptical about visiting the nearby and commercially sounding Stingray City, but based on a friend's recommendation we gave it a go.
It was brilliant - a couple of guys picked us up in a boat and we had the most amazing experience sharing the water with loads of giant and gentle rays.
Thank you Pineapple for a fantastic stay - we hope to return.
Since we are both in our 70s, we chose Pineapple Beach Club to celebrate our Anniversary due to its smaller size and laid-back atmosphere. This resort was everything we were looking for and more.
ARRIVAL: We were welcomed by Taiwana with a cold washcloth and a rum punch. We also had the pleasure of meeting Michele during check-in. Hudson escorted us to our Beachfront Room via golf cart.
ROOM: Due to a respiratory condition which requires the use of a portable oxygen concentrator, I requested a "ground" floor Beachfront Room in the 200 Block, which directly faces the beach. I was in touch with Sanjay Ambrose, the Resort Manager, prior to our arrival to make her aware of the reason for my special request. She was kind enough to thoroughly comply with my request by assigning us Beachfront Room 225. It was in a perfect location to minimize the amount of walking from one place to another.
BREAKFAST: Topaz Restaurant was a "buffet" for breakfast, lunch and dinner during our stay. Nothing compares to starting off your day with a Mimosa and an omelette made by Joann, the omelette lady who is always smiling. There were several choices including fresh fruit, fruit smoothies, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes, etc.
LUNCH: The Outhouse (BBQ Ribs - Jerk Chicken - Grilled Fish - Salads - Soft Drinks - Ice Cold Beer).
For those who require assistance to get up the big hill, you can request a golf cart to take you up there at the Guest Services Desk in the Main Lounge area.
The Pelican Snack Bar (Burgers - Hot Dogs - Wraps - French Fries - Nachos - Ice Cream).
DINNER: There are two a la carte restaurants: Chef Pietro (Italian) and Pineapple Grill (Caribbean). Both require that reservations be made the day before starting at 8:30AM at the Guest Services Desk in the Main Lounge Area near the Sly Mongoose Bar.
CHEF PIETRO: This is an open-air restaurant near the beach. This restaurant does not require that men wear long pants - you may dress more casual with dress shorts.
PINEAPPLE GRILLE: This restaurant is air-conditioned and next to Reception. Men are required to wear long pants, a shirt with or without a collar and closed-toe shoes. Women can wear dresses, capri pants and top or skirts and blouses. The dress code is strictly enforced and you will be turned away if you are not wearing proper attire.
BARS: The Main Bar where most guests congregate is the Sly Mongoose Bar next to Topaz Restaurant and near the nightly entertainment. The Aqua Bar is a small bar with a few tables outside near the Quiet Pool in front of Chef Pietro and at the end of Beachfront Building 200 Block.
CONS: The only problem we experienced with our room was the lack of water pressure while taking a shower to get ready for dinner.
The only other problem we experienced was the lack of more adequate air-conditioning while dining at the Pineapple Grille. It was extremely warm and uncomfortable while dining there on several nights. It seemed as if the unit wasn't large enough to cool the entire area.
NOTE: For those who are older or have mobility issues, the Ocean View Rooms (Blocks 600-700-800-900) are located on a "hillside" and have a lot of steps to climb up from the main level. There are NO elevators in any of the buildings. A "Beachfront" (Block 200 or 100) or "Waterfront" Room (Block 500) would be the best choice. You can refer to the Resort Map to see where these rooms are located.
We are 10 days into our holiday here, came for a birthday celebration. Everything excellent and no complaints. We stayed previously when owned by Sandals, the improvements made by the new management are what was required to make this resort even better. Joanne on omelette station will cook your eggs any way you want them and always with a smile. Staff work hard and always helpful and cheerful. We have room 915 which is up the hill but well worth it for the view (it's not that far).Food in buffet and speciality restaurants is excellent. Outpost always worth the walk for the welcome and the barbecued food. Dont worry about reports of seaweed, on beach, they work relentlessly each day to remove this, it hasn't been a problem. Joseph selling the tours on the beach is a lovely, helpful man - not too pushy. A good Antiguan welcome awaits you here and we will definitely be returning.
Such a beautiful hotel! great location directly on the beach! All the staff were fantastic very kind and friendly always smiling and happy to help. The shop was good priced and had some lovely souvenirs... the hotel rooms were incredible with amazing views would recommend getting the sea view room! food was lovely and have a good choice. Beautiful rooms all clean and modern and close to main lounge and bar area. The beach is stunning! Would recommend!
To all the negative complaints in the reviews I read- these people must only like to complain about everything,stay home!This resort is clean,beautiful room,great food,best drinks.Three beautiful pools.Sherry and Kerry-Ann,s in the Pineapple snack bar service two hard working ladies with great personalities and wonderful food.Tricia in the buffet is wonderful.The egg lady Joanne is to be commended.The Outhouse is a must for everyone,what a unique idea and a beautiful view.Can not say anything negative about this place other than coffee should be served as soon as you sit down for breakfast.Great resort.