We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Airport transfer to grand pineapple

Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 posts
6 reviews
Save Topic
Airport transfer to grand pineapple

Does the grand pineapple hotel offer a bus/ shuttle service from the airport to the hotel? If not, does anyone have any recommendations on how to get from airport to hotel?

UK/Antigua
Destination Expert
for St. John's, Antigua
Level Contributor
5,859 posts
95 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Airport transfer to grand pineapple

No shuttle. As you leave the customs hall, just go across the pedestrian crossing to the taxi dispatcher desk and give them your destination. You'll get a slip confirming the fare and you'll be put into the next taxi (which are minibus style) heading there. The fare is fixed (US$28 each way for Pineapple) for parties of up to four people (travelling together) with up to two pieces of luggage each.

You may find yourself sharing with others heading for the same or nearby resort and this has no impact on the price.

It's a very quick and efficient system.

Sheffield, United...
Level Contributor
3,528 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Airport transfer to grand pineapple

On your return you just ask hotel reception to book you a taxi- same price.

Burlington, Ontario
Level Contributor
279 posts
17 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Airport transfer to grand pineapple

Hello...can you get a private taxi to pick you up at the airport instead of going in the taxi line... and if so how do you go about it?

Sheffield, United...
Level Contributor
3,528 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Airport transfer to grand pineapple

I guess so- if you knew the number of the company you want to use - but cannot see the advantage ...? Its a very efficient ,fair service/

UK/Antigua
Destination Expert
for St. John's, Antigua
Level Contributor
5,859 posts
95 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Airport transfer to grand pineapple

You can organise a private transfer through one of the tour companies or your own travel agent, but you'll simply be paying anything up to three times the price to use the same taxi!

The dispatcher system really does work extremely well - and the line is pretty much non-existent as people come out from customs in dribs and drabs.

Burlington, Ontario
Level Contributor
279 posts
17 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Airport transfer to grand pineapple

Thanks for the advice... I'll give the dispatcher system a go and save a few bucks... and will just have to keep my "patience" hat nearby.

Columbus, Ohio
Destination Expert
for Antigua
Level Contributor
1,642 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Airport transfer to grand pineapple

You will need your patience hat in arrivals rather than at the taxi pick up.

Wallingford, CT
Level Contributor
153 posts
33 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Airport transfer to grand pineapple

True. We walked to the taxi stand, told them we were going to G.P., and immediately had a cab (and, as Mizgeorge says, it's a flat $28). The cabs are lined up at the stand; I suspect that drivers make a point of being there when they know that flights will be coming in.

The arrivals, on the other hand... Well, just remember: the line moves a little more quickly than you'll think it will!

9. Re: Airport transfer to grand pineapple

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 27 February 2014, 05:15
Get answers to your questions about St. John's