Travel Tips

Everything you’ll need to know when traveling to Antigua!

Passport Requirements

Passports are required. We strongly recommend that all guests travel with a passport validity date of at least six months past the date of departure from the island and check specific country of origin requirements. For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport please visit the US Department of State. For information on UK passports, visit the HM Passport Office. In our current times, passports are the most expeditious and reliable form of identification when traveling domestically or internationally.

Credit Cards

American Express cards are not accepted for local payments at Pineapple Beach Club Antigua. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted.

Telephones

Calling international is easy from Antigua.  We offer direct calling to North America, or you can connect with an operator for calling other destinations.

Appropriate Attire

Elegantly casual. Beach attire is appropriate for the beach but not town, shops or restaurants.

Time Zone

Antigua is in the Atlantic Standard Time zone. Atlantic Standard Time is four hours behind GMT.

Currency

The official currency of Antigua is the Eastern Caribbean dollar which is fixed to the US dollar. A recent exchange rate was US$1.00 = EC$2.70. US currency (no torn bills) and major credit cards are welcome everywhere.

Medical Facilities

There are several general practitioners and specialists on the island as well as a hospital and a private clinic. No vaccinations are required unless the visitor is arriving from an endemic area. Recompression chambers are available by air ambulance at nearby Saba and in St. Thomas. Pharmaceutical services are widely available.

General Shopping

For all your grocery, pharmacy, personal items, and provisioning needs in Antigua, stop by Epicurean Fine Foods & Pharmacy, the Caribbean’s largest and most extensive supermarket. Epicurean’s main store and pharmacy is conveniently located just outside the capital city of St. John’s. Visit: www.EpicureanAntigua.com

Personal Safety

Antigua is relatively crime free, but exercise normal precautions; i.e. don’t leave valuables unattended in rental cars or on the beach. Place your valuables and travel documents in your room safe. Keep your guest room doors and windows locked, especially at night and when you are not in the room.

Illness & Allergens

The Resort is located in a tropical environment. Although the Resort does employ a year round pest control service, the Resort, its owners, employees, agents, insurers, and suppliers shall absolutely not be liable for any claim, injury or illness resulting from exposure to Zika virus, Chikungunya virus, or any other insect-borne virus or tropical illness whatsoever. The Resort’s food and beverage outlets use wholesome ingredients, which may include peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, shellfish, shrimp, seafood, soy, milk, wheat, and other potential allergens. Due to the large scale of the Resort’s food and beverage operations, the Resort cannot guarantee that food items will not come in contact with potential allergens even if a particular food does not normally include such ingredients. Guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions should be advised accordingly and take precautions. The Resort is not able to accommodate individually tailored meals for specific guests based on their individual dietary needs. The Resort and its owners, employees, agents, insurers, and suppliers shall absolutely not be liable for any claim, injury or illness resulting from food allergies or specific dietary needs or requirements.

Electricity

The resort runs on 110V, the same as in the United States.

Accessibility for the Disabled

Fully modified disabled rooms, such as you may find in the United States, are not available. Ground floor rooms are available. However, some areas, services, restaurants and facilities at the resort may not be accessible to disabled people or people with mobility issues.