Anguilla Great House Beach Resort
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... why not? So next thing, I'm lying face down (and topless) on the lounger being covered in soothing aloe vera gel. Half an hour later I was ready for a nap!
I lay around for a little while longer, watched a party boat come into the bay and all the party goers jump off or lounge around in water lilos, watched a plane fly in over the next beach (Maho Bay) and then decided that I should head off and get some lunch before having to go home, shower and change for the lab ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Anguilla Great House Beach Resort West End
We spent 4 days in Anguilla during a 10 day trip to the Caribbean. The island is very tranquil with beautiful beaches. We chose the Anguilla Great House because we wanted to avoid the large, "American", all-inclusive resorts. We were disappointed from the moment we arrived. The reception area is shabby. The bungalow style accomodations are past their best. Our bungalow had no view of the beach and was very worn inside. There were cracks on tiles in the bedroom and bathroom, the room was dark, the bed was 2 singles pushed together. We asked to move to a nicer room (the hotel was almost empty as it was the low season) and were told we could not do so without paying an extra charge (which we wanted to avoid as we were already paying too much given the quality of the resort). At night it is very dark and you feel slightly nervous walking to your bungalow (ours was far from the reception).
Do you want to step back in time to your beach vacations where the hotel or cottage you stayed in was just a few yards away from the beach? You don't have to wait on an elevator to get to the proper floor for your room, etc. At AGH you can just step out of your room and be on beautiful property that has a wonderful view of St. Martin and the most beautiful beach on the island. You can leave off the AC and just let the breezes in. The staff was all so accomodating and friendly. There wasn't anything they wouldn't do to help you enjoy your vacation. You could rent a car on the property and enjoy the ride around the island.
We're going back!
My husband and I honeymooned at the Pineapple Beach Club almost 9 years ago. The reason I came across this site is because WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!! We had a phenonmenal experience. The food was great, the room was great (Waterside), the beach was great. I liked that the staff pretty much left you alone unless you needed them, unlike a Club Med type of place. It was so relaxing....we now need to go back and take a second honeymoon for our tenth next year. And a vacation from our kids!
A very good holiday
we have just returned from our lovely holiday at pineapple beach. we had a ocean view room which was spacious, and kept spotlessly clean, with fresh towels everyday. the food was generally very good, though some times slow to be served, but hey your in the carabean, whats the rush. do the snorkel & pic-nic trip, excellent. dont miss marys out-house for lunch, great ribs & chicken. the beach was also very nice. all in all a lovely holiday.
My wife and I just got back from 9 days at the aptly named Great House.
My husband and I just returned from our 5th stay at the Great House, and our seventh trip to Anquilla. The location is ideal for walking, snorkeling and floating on our rafts. Not many restaurants are open in October as it is their time for refurbishing and getting ready for the season. It is a quiet time with many suggestions by the staff (Yes Elvis I mean you). The maids do a superb job cleaning especially with the fine white sand. To us it is simply paradise. We can't wait to go back and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. The restuarant is excellent and prices are within reason. The front desk is very friendly and accomadating and you can rent a vehicle on the property. We meet many Anguillians that were more than willing to tell us where to find conk shells, how to hire boats for a day of going to secluded beaches to snorkle or swim. The newest experience we loved was the adorable boutique and Smoothie shop by the round-a-bout- going to Sandy Ground.
Great beach - shame about the service
We chose this hotel/resort for our honeymoon, largely based on the good reviews we had seen for it on Tripadvisor. Unfortunately, we were on the whole, disappointed. We opted for a beach front apartment but on arriving we immediately regretted it. The room was small with a limited sea view, a balcony which doubled as a walkway and which had the air conditioning units right where you might wish to sit. We immediately complained and after significant pestering were moved the next day to an oceanview room. Although not on the beach this was much better. The staff and service at the resort were, at best, average, as was the food. The staff were generaelly unhelpful and unfriendly. Still - the beach was fantastic !!
We stayed at the Pineapple Beach Resort in Antigua. It's a picturesque resort with turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. The food at The Topaz was very good with lots of selection. We had booked a standard room but were very disappointed with it (very small, no bath, no view). We expressed our disappointment to the hotel staff and the next day, at no charge, they changed our room to an Ocean View room which was very nice. Every night there was entertainment such as calypso bands, fire eating/acrobatic show... We also took a few excursions and particularly liked the Bird Island tour which the hotel offers for US $25 a person (a half hour boat ride to the island with snorkeling and a BBQ). We saw a very large turtle and so many beautiful fish among the corals. All in all, we really liked our week trip at the Pineapple Beach Hotel.R. Winslade
My entire family went to Pineapple beach club a few years ago. THe place is amazing! From a beautiful location to great food, tennis, windsurfing, etc., we all really enjoyed it. One of the nicest parts of the place is that it is covered by an all included fee. So once we got there, we didn't have to take our wallets out everything we wanted a drink or a meal. That made the entire experience much more pleasant. Definitely recommend it!