Grape Bay West

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.

Positioned on the northeastern coast of Guinea Island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Grape Bay West is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in Antigua may be just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Grape Bay West brings guests a quiet and tranquil environment, as the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Found on the North East coast of Guinea Island; it will be near other attractions like Betty's Hope, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Antigua, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is Old Sugar Factory, which is five miles away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grape Bay West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Betty's Hope Museum 3.4 SSW Antigua
Devil's Bridge Rock Formation 3.6 SE Antigua
Gobinet Gilly Art Gallery 4.4 W Antigua
Harmony Hall Gallery Art Gallery 4.6 SSE Antigua
Stanford Cricket Ground Attraction 4.8 W Antigua

Cities and Towns

The closest city to Grape Bay West is Willikies, which is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for guests wanting to get a taste of local life.


How many other people you encounter at Grape Bay West will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is in a pretty popular vacation spot, it usually isn't all that tough to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For guests hoping to find a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Grape Bay West.

Accommodations near Grape Bay West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Jumby Bay 2.7 mi. NW Hotel
Pineapple Beach Club 3.1 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
Serendipity Cottages 7.4 mi. W Cottages


When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is The Estate House. The restaurant features Mediterranean cuisine. It'll be found three miles away.

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

Restaurants near Grape Bay West
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Grape Bay West on Guinea Island.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Long Island Beach North, found three miles away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Grape Bay East may be just what you're looking for. It's located a quarter mile to the east-southeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Harmony Hall Western Beach, which is located four and a half miles away.

Antigua has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Grape Bay West is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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