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.

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.

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.

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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 as Old Sugar Factory provide 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.

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

Grape Bay West is very close to Willikies, 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.

Hotels

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.

Accommodations near Grape Bay West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Serendipity Cottages 7.4 mi. W Cottages

Food

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.

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
Sticky Wicket Restaurant and Bar (268) 481-7000 Caribbean 4.7 mi. W Antigua

Other Beaches

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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