Pineapple Beach Club
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Our trip was one of our best holidays the staff & friendliness made our holiday. To many to name as all great but special mention to jo Anne on Omlette bar, Arlene always smiling, Boris, Hudson, Ruthlyn, Kevin Verena & lady in charge of breakfast who help me look after my husband after having the doctor visit at the end of our holiday could not do enough for him, thank you to you all what a team of lovely people! Not forgetting the bar staff!About the resort the staff work so hard to keep every where tidy from the seaweed on the beach which is cleared every day they work so hard in the heat, the gardens,grounds, thankyou Ziggy & team for looking after the lovely tortoises ever day)everywhere on the resort is clean & safe thanks security. I was worried about reading reviews about the rooms being dated and yes some rooms are tired but look at where you are paradise! The rooms are getting round to being modernised we just hope this doesn't make them to expensive for everyday working class people to return! We are already looking to return and only been back in U.K. A week may try to see when sand flies and mosquitoes are less around has I had 35 bites in total oh well hasn't put us off seebyou all soon Teresa & Darren
This hotel is the most laid back,but still attentive I have ever stayed in. The beach was fine white sand and plenty of sunbeds and shady palm trees. It was low season in Antigua but apart from 1 day ( when we were on a trip round the island when it rained a few times) it was sunny and warm with varying amounts of breeze. Please take no notice of any weather forecasts you may look at, as it may be raining in St. John's but sunny in many other places. Most rain we had was overnight or lasted 5 minutes maximum. The food was excellent in the Topaz restaurant which has is usually a buffet style. The only very small issue was as it was so quiet the last few days they changed it to an a la carte restaurant which although the food was beautiful, the choice of food ( and quantities) was quite restricted. Would go back again in a flash
The hotel is small, must get the updated room, beachfront room and was good. The staff was friendly and nice. The best part of the resort is the beach. Free Wifi works by convenient store. Had a great birthday
When we arrived at the resort we didn't have any plan's to get married , but we did on 28th July 2017, thanks to Vareen (wedding planner) and all the rest of the staff .our week long holiday and subsequent wedding was amazing. Thank you , Tracy & Martin x x x x
We have just returned from a fabulous 2 week stay at the Pineapple Beach Club (travel dates were 22nd July – 5th August).The Hotel is about a 30 min drive from the Airport and although we didn’t arrange any transfers prior to our arrival we hopped in one of the Airport Taxis which cost $30.As we were the only ones checking in at that time we didn’t have to wait long and were greeted with a rum punch cocktail and refreshing towel. Within 10 minutes we had checked in, dumped our bags in the room and were down by the Beach soaking up the sun.We were located in one of the blocks facing the Reception. As we are very itinerant we always take ear plugs in the event of any disturbing back ground noise, and by goodness do you need them when stopping on this row. It doesn’t matter what time of the day you can hear the golf buggies going past as well as the ground crew making their rounds with the Garden Blower Vac.Accommodation - The room itself was very commodious, had plenty of mirrors and storage space. An iron, ironing board, filter coffee machine, kettle and fridge were provided as standard. Beach Towels were provided in the room and could be changed at the kiosk next to the snack bar/main pool. We didn’t think the air con was up to much cop. In our room it was attached to the small wall next to the bathroom so wasn’t really circulating into the main body of the room. For the first few days of our stay we didn’t have a safe. The previous occupant had lost the key to it. Although we reported this to reception nothing came into fruition and it wasn’t until reporting this to the Hotel Manager Sanjay that within 10 minutes we had a replacement safe.The TV has 85 channels in which none correspond with the channels provided on the in room directory. During our morning gym session we used channel 85 TCM which was very nostalgic - 7.15-7.45 Alf, 7.45 – 8.15 Married with Children (Al Bundy – pure legend) and 8.15 – 8.45 The Nanny. A Family Feuds fest was on channel 49. The Premier League hadn’t started during our stay but once it starts the matches will be shown on the ‘Flow’ channel.The bathroom requires a major overhaul. The sink taps were leaking when turned on, you got a hernia when trying to pull the shower knob out, both floor and wall tiles were cracked and both the silicone and grout were full of detritus, mould and mildew. Aside from these cosmetic imperfections the shower pressure was spot on and the water temperature was perfect.Water- this is the only Hotel we have ever been that doesn’t provide complimentary bottles of water. It was only through reading 1 review prior to our arrival that we knew about this, so thank you to that reviewer. In anticipation of this we bought 4 large bottles of water from Gatwick in which we reused and replenished during our stay. The amount of new arrivals who came to the bar asking for bottles of water was astonishing and again they couldn’t believe that complimentary bottles of water weren’t provided. Water tanks are stationed around the place however it feels a bit like camping having to fill your water bottle up and ensuring you have some before you go back to your room, to us this shouldn’t be encountered in a supposedly 4 star hotel. Wi-Fi – we used the free Wi-Fi hotspot just outside the gift store, just connect to Linksy. Gym - The gym is fully equipped and a pleasure to use. There are several treadmills, cross trainers, bench press and multi gym. Two TVs are provided in the gym. There are also two turf tennis courts and a basketball court.Dining - Breakfast within the Topez Restaurant catered for everyone’s palette, including an omelette bar, bacon, sausage, fruit, and pastries. The breakfast staff were very attentive and always made sure your coffee cup was full and were swift in removing any finished plates or cutlery. We weren’t too keen on being told where to sit for breakfast though. Instead of sitting where you want the staff would sit you clumped together on the next available table. This was irritating other guests too and some were refusing to follow it.Restaurants – During our stay the A la Cartes were closed on a Saturday with only the canteen open serving a themed Asian night. They were also closed on a Wednesday night with a themed Caribbean night on the Beach and a Street Party theme instead.Pineapple Grill – Loved this restaurant - lots of variety and hefty portion sizes. The sirloin Steak and mashed potato were a particular favourite.Chef Pietros – very tasty with lots of choice, complemented with substantial portion sizes.Buccaneers (at the Verandah) – due to low occupancy within our second week (reports of less than 100 guests) the Hotel Management decided to close all the A La Cartes. We only found this out when we went to guest relations to book our table reservation for the following night. There was no communication i.e. a letter through your door and most guests were finding this out by word of mouth. Following a deluge of complaints Management decided to let guests use the Buccaneer A La Carte at the Verandah Sister Hotel free of charge. It was nice to visit the sister Hotel, the staff here made us feel very welcome and served a wonderful Sirloin Steak. The Outhouse – we visited this twice during our stay. Although it specifies in the directory that this is open 12.30 – 16.30 this was not the case during our visit. About the third day in we took a wander up about 3.15 (still open according to the directory) only to be told that it closes at 3. One of the workers said the opening hours are 12-3. If that’s the case why didn’t it specify in the directory and why wasn’t there other notification telling us this? When we returned the next day it was worth the wait. The ribs and chicken are so scrumptious and are very moreish. You can even pull your own pint. Don’t forget to leave your mark and create a personalised sign that will immortalize your visit.Snack bar – this is open from 11 till 11 (it closes during the main evening meal times but reopens about 9ish) and is great if you want a quick snack. On the menu were nachos with jalapenos and melted cheese, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, tuna and chicken wraps, sandwiches, sweet potato fries, French fires and onion rings. If you didn’t fancy eating around the pool area you could take your food on the go.Making restaurant reservations – as it doesn’t specify in the Directory and it isn’t mentioned anywhere else reservations for the restaurants are made at the guest relations booth near the main bar. It is open from 8.30am and sittings are for 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30.Dress code – Pineapple Grill does have a strict dress code and men will be turned away if trousers are not worn.Chef Pietros – More relaxed dress code in which men can wear shorts.Aqua Bar – for the first week for our holiday this was open 10 – 5 and was so convenient when requiring a refreshment whilst sunbathing on the main part of the Beach. The Strawberry Daiquiris with Coconut Rum are to die for. The daiquiris are nothing like the ones you get within other parts of the Caribbean which are like a slush puppy and melt at the first sign of contact with the sun. We were very annoyed when this was shut in our second week – again this was down to low occupancy rates and found it a chew on having to walk 200 yards to the main bar on the other side of the beach. Again no one told us that this bar was closed and we had to find out by asking one of the members of staff who were walking past at the time.Main bar – open from 10 till 12. Cocktail of the day is worth a try and it’s nice to see Jack Daniels and Jim Beam included on the all-inclusive package (normally these brands are not included in an all-inclusive package). Please specify the type of branded drink you want otherwise they will serve you house only. Some of the drink brands we spied were – Smirnoff, Finlandia, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Jamesons, Baileys, Harveys, Flangelico, Beef Eater plus many more.Entertainment – many day time activities are available including water aerobics, volleyball, croquet, shuffle board and an early morning walk starting at 7.15. Night time entertainment included karaoke, quizzes, bingo and a disco.It was a pleasure to lounge around and bask in the sun on the private Beach. The stunning white beach and aqua blue sea were like something off a picture postcard. A quirky feature was the 6 floatation rafts located just beyond the shore. We found ourselves drifting away in a reverie on these with a cocktail in hand.We utilised the free water sports and went on the Hobie and Kayaks. Beach hawkers are prevalent on the beach and are always on the lookout for new arrivals. If you just tell them you are not interested they do leave you alone.There was no issue with getting a sunbed (both around the main pool or the Beach), they were plentiful and you could get your hands on one any time of the day. We were talking to a few members of staff and they were telling us that once it hits about October time people are up at 5.30 am fighting for sunbeds.Souvenirs – we found that the on-site shop was cheap for buying the cavalier rum miniatures these were priced at $3, whereas they were charging $5 in one of the beach huts. The miniatures are even cheaper at the airport at $2 with more choice including English Harbour rum. Fridge magnets were cheap in the beach huts likewise to the Antigua motif t-shirts (much more expensive in the shop).Despite the few grumblings we have presented in this review we did have a fantastic holiday and didn’t let them mar our time here. Once you sit on that beach and take in the surroundings you realise you are in paradise, we didn’t want to leave. A big thank you to all members of staff, you all work extremely hard and it does not go unnoticed. A big thanks especially to – Boris, Dennis, Franklin, Indiana (fab name), Summertyme, Mignon, Cristobel, Mykaela (guest relations), Kirk, Neil (snack bar), Barry (one of the chefs), Jo-ann (Omlette lady).
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- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10am-11:30pm)
- Non- motorized water sports: Snorkeling, Hobie Cats, Sunfish Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Boogie boards
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Cardiovascular workout, Floor workout, Step aerobics, Water aerobics)
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- Manager's cocktail party
- 180 rooms in eleven 1, 2 & 3-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants (International, Caribbean)
- 4 bars including Piano bar, Pool bar, Bar and restaurant, Snack bar
- 2 outdoor pools
- 18-hole golf course 35 minutes away
- 4 tennis courts (not lit) on-site
- Designer boutique
- Souvenir gift shop)
- Fitness facilities
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving nearby (fee)
- Dive shop on-site
- A range of water sports available
Standard Room includes:
- 1 queen bed
- Cable TV
- Coffee/tea maker
- Pay safe
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Max. occ. 2 adults
Garden View Room:
- Same as hotel room with 1 queen or 2 double beds
- Balcony or patio
- Garden view
- Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children with existing bedding
Ocean View Room:
- Located on the hilltop with view of the bay
- King size bed
- Full bathroom
- Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
- Located on the beach
- King or 2 double beds
- Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children in existing bedding.
Waterside Room - Same as beachfront but waterside. Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children in existing bedding.
For the Kids - Babysitting service (fee), Games room, Kids' section of main pool.
Romance Bonus - Honeymooners receive bottle of champagne and flowers in room. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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Pineapple Beach ClubAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
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Long Bay St. Phillip's, Willikies Antigua
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