Elite Island Resorts added Pineapple Beach Club Antigua, formerly the Sandals Grand Pineapple Beach Resort Antigua, to its portfolio.
Pineapple Beach Club Antigua is the fourth all-inclusive Elite Island property on Antigua and its 10th property on five Caribbean islands and Panama.
Sandals sold the 180-room resort to Elite Island Resorts in February; the sale was finalized May 30. The resort came under Elite’s ownership on June 1 and was rebranded as Pineapple Beach Club Antigua.
The adults-only resort is targeted at guests 16 and over. Bookings made prior to June 7 which include children under 16 years of age will be honored through Aug. 31.
Bookings with children under the age of 16 for stays Sept. 1 onward are protected at Elite’s The Verandah Resort & Spa, adjacent to Pineapple Beach Club Antigua at the original rate sold under Sandals management.
Elite chairman Robert Barrett originally developed and owned Pineapple Beach from 1986 to 1998. “Pineapple Beach Club Antigua is a very special resort with one of the island’s best beaches and a very loyal following. I look forward to the resort’s continued success,” Barrett said.
The acquisition brings Elite's room stock on Antigua to approximately 700 rooms from a total island inventory of more than 3,000.
In addition to Pineapple Beach Club Antigua, Elite's portfolio on Antigua includes St. James’s Club & Villas, The Verandah Resort & Spa and Galley Bay Resort & Spa.
Other Elite Island Resorts properties include St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia; Long Bay Beach Club, Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Palm Island Resort in the Grenadines; The Club Barbados Resort & Spa; and Los Establos Boutique Hotel in Boquete, Panama.