A view of the expansive ocean is sure to impress and you might never feel so isolated as you do here, but the ocean floor is busy with reefs and rocks so casual swimming is a bit tricky and the difficult trip out here may not be worth it for the good snorkeling alone.
Located on Guinea Island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't overly lined with restaurants and beach bars; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Grape Bay West might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.
Grape Bay West is on the far end of a neighboring island to Antigua called Guiana. While the trek here would be scenic, a boat is required to cross a rather tricky channel.
Distant and difficult to access, this beach is worth the trip only for those who seek utter serenity and good snorkeling.Grape Bay West is on the far end of a neighboring island to Antigua called Guiana. While the trek here would be scenic, a boat is required to cross a rather tricky channel.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.
Grape Bay West provides a calm and tranquil place to escape, in part because the area surrounding the beach is more rural than urban.
Beachgoers will find Grape Bay West on the North East coast of Guinea Island; it's located near attractions like Betty's Hope, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.
Historical attractions such asprovide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Grape Bay West, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Antigua, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located five miles from this interesting historical site.
If a visit to the Grape Bay West isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|Gobinet Gilly||Art Gallery||4.4||W||Antigua|
|Harmony Hall Gallery||Art Gallery||4.6||SSE||Antigua|
Grape Bay West is very close to, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The closest town to Grape Bay West is Willikies, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for those wanting to get a taste of local life.
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.
Beach-goers hoping to find a room close to Grape Bay West won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing what's shown in the following table.
|Jumby Bay||2.7 mi.||NW||Hotel|
|Occidental Grand Pineapple Beach Hotel||3.0 mi.||SE||Resort|
|Verandah Resort And Spa||3.5 mi.||SE||Hotel|
|Harmony Hall||4.6 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Antigua Beachcomber Hotel||4.6 mi.||W||Hotel|
|Dutchman's Bay Cottages||4.8 mi.||WNW||Cottages|
|Oceanic View Cottages||5.6 mi.||SW||Cottages|
|Hodges Bay Club||5.9 mi.||WNW||Resort|
|Tree Tops Resort||6.9 mi.||SSE||Cottages|
If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. The Estate House is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine. It is located three miles away.
Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the following table.
|The Estate House||(268) 462-6000||Mediterranean||2.9 mi.||NW||Long Island|
|The Verandah||(268) 462-6000||International, Mediterranean||2.9 mi.||NW||Long Island|
|Mama Pasta||--||Italian||3.0 mi.||SE||None|
|La Tartaruga||(268) 460-9384||Italian||3.1 mi.||SE||None|
|Nicole's||(866) 237-1785||Caribbean||3.5 mi.||SE||Antigua|
|Seabreeze||(866) 237-1785||International||3.5 mi.||SE||Antigua|
|The Buccaneer||(866) 237-1785||Caribbean, International||3.5 mi.||SE||Antigua|
|The Bay Restaurant||(268) 562-8000||Caribbean||4.3 mi.||SSE||Antigua|
|Cecilia's High Point Cafe||(268) 562-7070||Caribbean, European||4.5 mi.||WNW||Antigua|
|Harmony Hall Restaurant||(268) 460-4120||Mediterranean||4.6 mi.||SSE||Antigua|
|Big Banana 17° 61°||(268) 480-6979||International||4.6 mi.||W||Antigua|
|(268) 481-7000||Caribbean||4.7 mi.||W||Antigua|
There are multiple beaches to discover on Guinea Island, of course, so if Grape Bay West doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Long Island Beach North, situated three miles to the northwest. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Grape Bay East may be just what you're looking for. It's found a quarter mile to the east-southeast.
Another option worth considering is Harmony Hall Western Beach, which is located four and a half miles to the south-southeast.
Grape Bay West could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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