Anguilla Great House Beach Resort
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... s Bar on Mustique where Mick Jagger amongst many other famous people have a home. He will also just saunter in to the bar and start jamming. You never know who may just turn up and do their thing. Well St Barts is just like this, but on a bigger and much grander scale. So this is where it all happens on new Years Eve. Please click on the pictures which turn into short videos. It'll show the stern ends of the mega yachts and the fireworks at midnight. Enjoy.
... We still have 2 full seas days before we arrive on Sunday morning. We seem to be averaging about 17 knots and the sea state is fairly gentle which some slight waves whipped up by the wind. Again no trouble for a ship this size. We soon pull away from the port and change heading to a north-westerly direction as we head back to Florida. We still have 2 full seas days before we arrive on Sunday morning. We seem to be averaging about 17 knots and the sea ...
... open, but most were closed. There were a few restaurants that were open, but most seemed closed. There was almost nobody down at the docks. There were very few people out in the streets. I guess that when there are not cruise ships in port, there aren't as many tourist maybe. I walked around for a while, just taking in the town. Eventually, I wandered into an art gallery that had some nice art. After that though, it seemed time to head back to ...
... My destination was Marigot, the capital of the French, St. Martin. A short wait and 25-min ride later, I was there.
Marigot was immediately quieter than Philipsburg. Most of the tourists who make it here arrive by sightseeing boats and buses, and hang around at the tourist shops by the waterfront. Marigot has a busy marina and boat charter operations. The marina area has characterful restaurants and watering holes. I stopped at one for a drink. The menu was in French ...
... with Xavato, a Rasta who plays volleyball with Jose on the nights the kids have practice. We lost the game, but Xavato, another Rasta and I finished up the Sunday morning games with a couple of wins.
After ballin’, I came home and got my beach/yoga gear on and headed out to the wharf. On the way, there was a man who had come in from fishing and had a thorny looking fish (forgot the name) still breathing on the ...
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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!