Grape Bay East

Grape Bay is on Guiana Island, right off the Northeast coast of Antigua. Coral reefs abound and snorkeling here is a real treat, though there are other beaches for this on Antigua proper that aren't so difficult to access.

Positioned on Guinea Island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beaches less-traveled like Grape Bay East might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

Amenities and Ambiance

There is a thin slice of white sand on this shoreline and it's a truly isolated spot in paradise, but it's rather difficult to access as its on a neighboring island from Antigua and entry requires crossing a difficult channel by boat. Reefs abound in the water, so swimming here requires some maneuvering.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you usually prefer coasts which bring guests a relaxing enclave, then maybe head on over to Grape Bay East; it is back within a less urban section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Grape Bay East is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the North East coast of Guinea Island. It's located near Devil's Bridge, which is seen three and a half miles to the southeast, and it is one of a few local attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Antigua, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Old Sugar Factory, which is five and a half miles away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grape Bay East
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Devil's Bridge Rock Formation 3.3 SE Antigua
Betty's Hope Museum 3.4 SSW Antigua
Harmony Hall Gallery Art Gallery 4.3 SSE Antigua
Gobinet Gilly Art Gallery 4.7 W Antigua
Stanford Cricket Ground Attraction 5.1 W Antigua

Cities and Towns

Cities near Grape Bay East include Willikies, which is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a pleasant day trip for those hoping to get a taste of the local scene.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full nearby hotel rooms are. Grape Bay East is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers seeking a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Grape Bay East
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pineapple Beach Club 2.8 mi. SE Resort
Jumby Bay 3.0 mi. NW Hotel
Verandah Resort And Spa 3.2 mi. SE Hotel
Harmony Hall 4.3 mi. SSE Resort
Antigua Beachcomber Hotel 4.9 mi. WNW Hotel
Dutchman's Bay Cottages 5.1 mi. WNW Cottages
Oceanic View Cottages 5.8 mi. SW Cottages
Hodges Bay Club 6.3 mi. WNW Resort
Tree Tops Resort 6.6 mi. S Cottages
Serendipity Cottages 7.7 mi. W Cottages

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. Mama Pasta is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves Italian food. They're also renowned for their pasta and pizza.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Grape Bay East
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Mama Pasta -- Italian 2.7 mi. SE None
La Tartaruga (268) 460-9384 Italian 2.8 mi. SE None
Nicole's (866) 237-1785 Caribbean 3.2 mi. SE Antigua
Seabreeze (866) 237-1785 International 3.2 mi. SE Antigua
The Buccaneer (866) 237-1785 Caribbean, International 3.2 mi. SE Antigua
The Estate House (268) 462-6000 Mediterranean 3.3 mi. NW Long Island
The Verandah (268) 462-6000 International, Mediterranean 3.3 mi. NW Long Island
The Bay Restaurant (268) 562-8000 Caribbean 4.0 mi. S Antigua
Harmony Hall Restaurant (268) 460-4120 Mediterranean 4.3 mi. SSE Antigua
Cecilia's High Point Cafe (268) 562-7070 Caribbean, European 4.9 mi. WNW Antigua
Big Banana 17° 61° (268) 480-6979 International 4.9 mi. W Antigua

Other Beaches

Guinea Island has many beaches, and Grape Bay East is just one option.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Long Bay, found three miles away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Grape Bay West is just right. It's found a quarter mile to the west-northwest.

Vacationers may also want to visit Harmony Hall Western Beach, which is located four and a half miles to the south-southeast.

Perhaps Grape Bay East is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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