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.

Located on the eastern edge of Guinea Island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Grape Bay East allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Grape Bay East brings guests an angelic and relaxing getaway, since the area surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Grape Bay East is on the North East coast of Guinea Island; it will be near other attractions like Devil's Bridge, which is three and a half miles to the southeast.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Betty's Hope, one of the closest museums, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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

Willikies is the closest city to Grape Bay East. It is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for visitors who want to see more of the area.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is located in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not usually that tough to find a hotel nearby that's to your taste. If you and your party are wanting to find a place that's near the water, the table below lists the closest options to Grape Bay East.

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

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Grape Bay East; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Mama Pasta. The restaurant has Italian food. They are also famous for their pasta and pizza.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach on Guinea Island will have lots of options besides Grape Bay East.

Another location you might enjoy is Long Bay, found three miles to the southeast. On the other hand, Grape Bay West could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it a quarter mile to the west-northwest.

You might also want to visit Harmony Hall Western Beach, located four and a half miles to the south-southeast.

Antigua has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Grape Bay East is just one of the many options.

 

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