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 nearby. Grape Bay West stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches in Antigua may be just as pretty, but are usually more cramped because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

If you usually desire beach days that offer a relaxing place to escape, then you will want to try Grape Bay West; it is back in a less urbanized area of the region.

What's Nearby


Set on the North East coast of Guinea Island; the area hosts attractions such as Betty's Hope, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

History-focused attractions such as Old Sugar Factory are a nice compliment to the scenery of Grape Bay West, and allow visitors to learn more about Antigua, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, you'll find this spot five miles from this place of historical interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 near Willikies, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The closest town to Grape Bay West is Willikies, which is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for visitors looking to check out the local scene.


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 encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not usually much of a challenge to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you're wanting to find a place that's near the beach, the table below 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is The Estate House. The restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine. You can find it three miles away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Grape Bay West.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Long Island Beach North, found three miles away. More active guests, though, may be interested in Grape Bay East, which could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's located a quarter mile to the east-southeast.

Another location you may want to try is Harmony Hall Western Beach, which is located four and a half miles to the south-southeast.

Antigua offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Grape Bay West is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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