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.
Located on the eastern coast of Guinea Island, You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you should consider going off the beaten path to Grape Bay East.
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.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here.
Grape Bay East brings guests a quiet and serene enclave, thanks to the fact that the surrounding area won't be overly crowded.
This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Guinea Island. It is near, which is located three and a half miles away, and it is among the popular spots in the area.
If you're interested in combining a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Betty's Hope, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.
|Harmony Hall Gallery||Art Gallery||4.3||SSE||Antigua|
|Gobinet Gilly||Art Gallery||4.7||W||Antigua|
Grape Bay East is near, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Willikies is the closest town to Grape Bay East. It is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors who want to see more of the area.
Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.
Because the beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not typically very tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers hoping to find a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the accommodations closest to Grape Bay East.
|Occidental Grand Pineapple Beach Hotel||2.7 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|
If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Mama Pasta. This restaurant has a menu featuring Italian food. They are also known for their pasta and pizza.
The following table lists dining options near this beach.
|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|
Needless to say, Grape Bay East isn't the only beach worth visitng on Guinea Island.
If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Long Bay, located three miles away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Grape Bay West. You'll find it a quarter mile to the west-northwest.
You may also want to consider Harmony Hall Western Beach, which is located four and a half miles away.
Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Antigua; then again, visiting Grape Bay East or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Antigua even more memorable.
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