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Confused!!! Pineapple/verandah or st james! HELP

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Confused!!! Pineapple/verandah or st james! HELP

Hi

My husband and i are considering vacationing this january in Antigua, we stayed at the jolly beach 2 years ago, which we loved the grounds, beach but less the resort it self.

Now in terms of our budget we have these hotels to choose from, The grand Pineapple, Verandah or St James which one would you choose and why?

Thanks a bunch in advance!

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1. Re: Confused!!! Pineapple/verandah or st james! HELP

I'd suggest the Pineapple. All the Waterfront and Beachfront rooms have been refurbished within the last year and it has the best beach out of the 3 you mentioned.

Cheers,

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2. Re: Confused!!! Pineapple/verandah or st james! HELP

I 100% agree with Terry-Fallston.

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3. Re: Confused!!! Pineapple/verandah or st james! HELP

Thanks but is the Pineapple resort similar in size and amenities? I have heard a lot of good things about st james resort just not about the beach!

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4. Re: Confused!!! Pineapple/verandah or st james! HELP

The rooms at the Verandah are larger and mini-kitchens in them. It occupies the approximate same acreage as does the Pineapple.

St. James' is a much larger piece of property but the rooms (it was originally a Holiday Inn) are around the same size as the Pineapple. It has a Bay side beach (placid but unclear water) and an Oceanside beach which is not protected by any offshore reef. Great, at times, for wave jumping.

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5. Re: Confused!!! Pineapple/verandah or st james! HELP

Terry, while you are right about St. James Club being good for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing out on the windward side's waves, those waves are on the outer barrier reef there. The windward beach is a bit choppy when it's windy but there are people swimming there every day. media.hotelscombined.com/HI34710679.jpg

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