Grand Pineapple Beach Negril
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OverviewNestled on Negril's famous 7 mile white sand beach and surrounded by lush tropical landscape, Grand Pineapple Beach Negril provides a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Small and intimate with 65 rooms, this charming resort provides an great alternative to the larger themed resorts in the area.
Location: On the beach, 5 min drive to Negril, 90 min drive to airport.
We came during off-peak season and the environment was very peaceful and relaxing. The staff were very hospitable, welcoming, and accommodating. They are friendly and are very engaging. We played volleyball and even though I suck at it, they were still encouraging and made it fun for me.The food was delicious and the drinks were amazing, The resort has a gift shop, volleyball court, bar, pool, and nice dining area. They have reggae music at the bar and are conveniently located. The rooms are a little dated but served the purpose to sleep and get washed. The kitchen and bar staff were attentive to our needs. They checked in with us regularly and we didn't have to wait long for service. We had an issue with one of the smoke detectors beeping and maintenance was at the room within 5 minutes.I appreciate being on the 7-mile strip as we were able walk the beach and partake in other resort festivities. I would return and plan on making it an annual trip!!!!!
My family recently traveled here for my mother's 50th birthday. It was our first trip to Jamaica and I am glad we stayed at this small and quaint little resort tucked away in Negril. We stayed in room 37 and it was the closest to the beach and about 10 seconds from the dining area and bar. Everything is within close proximity so don't worry about walking long distances to the beach or front desk. There were a couple of problems we encountered. Negril is really far from the airport and it takes about 2-3 hours to get to on a bus transport depending on how heavy the traffic is. Once you get there, it is completely satisfactory. The food is pretty average too. They just have one buffet and it is open during breakfast, lunch, and dinner but not in between. You can order food anytime though. My family ordered hamburgers and hotdogs if we missed lunch or dinner. There are little beach hut places along the beach around the resort too. My family never visited any but Alfred's is right next door and many other places are located a short walk away on the beach. The customer service was very good. It wasn't perfect but I wasn't expecting perfect. Jefroy was the houseman at the resort and he was so fun to hang out with and made sure we got anything we wanted. He sometimes helped at the bar too and he was kind enough to find me some good bananas to eat. One day he was picking mangoes from a tree over by the pool and we asked for one. He gave us two and they were the best mangoes I have ever eaten in my life. I'm only 21 so I have only had Kansas store bought mangoes and these definitely beat the frozen fruit section in Walmart. The bananas were amazing too. Orane is a bartender there and he is quiet at first. However, after a couple of days, Jefroy and Orane joined us for a volleyball game. It was so hot outside but it's Jamaica and I had the time of my life. Carl or Karl, not sure which spelling, was the water sports guy. He was off for a couple of days and one day he was out swimming and took me snorkeling on his time off. I told him I wanted a big shell and he found several but they all had animals still using them so I didn't take any home. He also showed us how to sail a small catamaran they have for rent there and I went paddle boarding on my own as well. Charlie (I think) was one of the security guards there and he set up an excursion with a reputable company for us. The company, however, had overbooked the trip and had way too many people on board for the size of the boat. There were barely any places to sit and really crowded. It did offer some of the best snorkeling though. I think many of the bigger companies offer the same snorkeling though. There are tons of markets that sell souvenirs up and down the beach as well as some off the main road behind the resort. The Times Square market and the hotel gift shop is where I bought my souvenirs but I think I could have found cheaper ones along the beach. We met so many people there, both resort workers and other visitors, because we were all so close to each other the whole week. We saw many negative reviews before traveling here but the resort was better than what others claim. I wish they would have had more choices at the buffet but it was better than staying at Sandals or another big resort because of how close everything was. I tend to like small places better than large ones. It is far away from the airport too. I wish there were a faster way there but the transport buses have to take the road along the edge of the island. You get to see the little towns on the way there though. Overall, I would come back here but take a taxi transport instead of the large bus company. Loved it so much! Thanks for the memories Jamaica!
I booked this at the last minute as I was suppose to go to Florida, but those plans changed - a lot! Since I am a single woman this seemed like a nice, quiet place to go. It's owned by the Sandals company, but it certainly does not have all the bells and whistles that a typical Sandals resort has. There is one bar and one restaurant. At the time I went there was no entertainment or planned activities. There is an Island Routes office on the property but it was not open all of the time. Sometimes there was no bartender. The food was ok. Pretty spicy but I expected that. The beach is beautiful, and I think that is why people keep returning. The rooms are clean but dated, and there is a coffee maker in the room. If you wanted a refrigerator that was $30 extra, if you wanted it stocked with soda, water and rum it was $60. WiFi was $42 for the week. When I called the resort to ask a few questions I was told that it is $15 per use to rent snorkeling equipment. However, they no longer have those available. The people I met were very nice - a lot of single women were there and a fair amount of couples. On Saturday and Sunday families started to arrive. There is not a lot for kids to do there though. The beach vendors can be pretty aggressive so once you cross that invisible line between the resort beach and the public beach you have to be ready. It was fairly easy to get a taxi to places like the International Craft Market and Rick's Cafe and not too expensive. This place might a completely different type of vibe in season, but it would also be busier and more expensive. The grounds were well kept and the office staff was very helpful and friendly. If you leave the property you have to give them your room # and name. Also, there is a security person on the beach which I appreciated. Being an all-inclusive it was a good value for what I paid.
We still have mixed feelings about this resort. What it all comes down to it this: if you are looking for a relaxing vacation, this is the place. If you want to be pampered, have entertainment, excellent food and drinks with great service, this is not the place. We stayed June 2nd-7th. It was an incredibly slow time for them, so we were upgraded to the beach side. That was a major plus. I would not recommend staying on the garden side because the road is incredibly busy that you would have to cross each time you wanted to go to the beach, bar, or eat. The rooms are ok. They are very dated and in much need of updating, but served the purpose. The beds were comfortable and the AC worked great. They were cleaned daily. We would also highly recommend that you pay the $60 for the stocked mini fridge in the room as soon as you check in. There is no bottled water to be found on the resort and inevitably you will wake up in the middle of the night and want water. We didn't want the diet cokes that came in the fridge and they were more than happy to exchange them out for more water. Because we were there at such a slow time, we feel like the quality of the food, service, and entertainment suffered. On the website it says that there was live music a few nights a week, but it was cancelled each time during our stay. The themed dinners were non existent. We were especially looking forward to Mexican night, but there was nothing mexican about the meal served that night. We felt that because there were such few guests, they were reusing food from previous meals and serving us left overs for many of the meals. There was little selection. The bar was also lacking in variety. If you don't like Red Stripe, then you will not like the beer as that is the only beer served. I ordered several drinks before realizing that they were not putting alcohol in them. One bartender finally asked my husband if we wanted alcohol in them, and that is when we realized they were not doing it. The blended fruit punch is amazing, but make sure you tell them to add the alcohol. The blender is not that great, so there were ice chunks in all the frozen drinks, I would suggest they get a more high powered blender. The service from the bartenders was probably the worse of all the staff. None of them were friendly or very welcoming. We felt like we were bothering them by asking for a drink. We are unsure if it is because we weren't tipping each time, but as their website states, you don't have to, it is included in the price. We like all inclusive resorts for that reason. We like not having to walk around with cash on us all the time. We did notice some people tipping them. We would definitely return, but knowing what we know now, we would do a few things differently. First, make sure you stay beach side. Second, purchase stocked fridge the instant you check in. Don't wait! Third, do not go thinking you are going to get good food and drinks. This resort is good only for the fact that it is a quiet beach with not a lot going on. You will definitely get in some relaxation, which is what we were there for. The other thing to be aware of is, they charge $14/day for wifi, which is absolutely ridiculous. No other resort charges this. I purchased an international data package from my cell phone provider before I left and had the wifi function turned off on my phone. Twice I saw that they were charging me $14 for wifi usage. We are pretty sure that the employees were using it and putting in the password using our name and room number. There was no way my phone was using their wifi. We do a lot of traveling and this was the first time in about 12 years that we were charged for wifi. Check your bill daily to make sure you are not being unnecessarily charged. Also, be prepared for peddlers on the beach. It is almost overwhelming at times. They are selling everything under the sun and will bother you relentlessly. One guy got upset with us because we didn't want to buy his apples and bananas. He literally said to us "if you don't want to buy anything, then can't you just give me money?" We just got to the point where we pretended that we were asleep in our beach chairs and didn't hear them. Again, if you want relaxation this resort is great. It is small, quiet (except for the dog barking on the next property all night), and not overwhelming. If you want a party resort, lots of entertainment, and great food and drinks with variety, this is not your place.
This was our first trip to Jamaica. The beach was beautiful and the resort was very quaint. I did not want to stay at a large resort and I am glad I didn't . We were able to meet other guest and enjoyed learning about them. The bar was fun and the bartenders , Neiko and Marvette were great. However, the bar is limited. There was an employee who got out of hand at the bar, and Orane handled it very well. Our servers Sheena and Romain were always smiling and gave us great service. Shenna came up and gave us hugs when we left. The rooms were very clean but, the bathroom needed updating. Loungers need replaced. Grant was the only security guard that stopped the local peddlers from harassing us. Really enjoyed sitting on the beach and drinking the cocktails!!
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- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Snacks daily
- Domestic drinks from 10am-1am
- Sunfish sailing
- Day & night tennis
- Weekly manager's cocktail party
- 65 rooms
- Swimming pool
- Tennis courts
- Gift shop
- WiFi (fee)
- 1 queen or 2 double beds
- Ceiling fan
- Satellite TV
- Private bath w/shower
- Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
- Save as above
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Rooms are located on the beach side
Wedding Packages - Are available. Inquire for more details.
Resort Location Map
Grand Pineapple Beach NegrilNegril,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
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Norman Manley Blvd, Negril Jamaica
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