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Sandals to build new Beaches resort in Antigua

Sandals to build new Beaches resort in Antigua Beaches Antigua will replace the existing Grand Pineapple resort on the site

Sandals Resorts International, parent company of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and Grand Pineapple Beach Resorts, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the government of Antigua that will see the building of a brand new Beaches Resort in the Eastern Caribbean country.

Beaches Antigua, which will be built on the site of the company’s existing Grand Pineapple Resort in Long Bay will boast one to four bedroom rooms and suites, up to 12 restaurants, conferencing facilities and a wide range of exhilarating and unique features that include a waterpark, cinema, Xbox Play Lounge and BMX track.

Sandals Resorts chairman, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart commented: “As a country, Antigua is very dear to our hearts because it was the first place we went when we ventured outside of Jamaica in 1991.

“This particular deal has been a long time coming - we’ve been discussing it for over three years - but it is well worth the wait.

“Antigua is a stunning country and we’ve enjoyed no end of pleasure operating here.

“It’s often said that there’s 365 beaches in Antigua, now there’s another!”

The newly-announced property will become the fifth Beaches Resort in the Jamaican-based company’s portfolio along with Beaches Barbados, which is set to break ground in the middle of next year and is yet another exciting announcement in a year of relentless investment.

This year has witnessed the opening of the US$120m Key West Village at Beaches Turks and Caicos, an announcement that the company is set to open two resorts in Barbados and the hugely anticipated launch of Sandals LaSource Grenada on December 21st of this year.

Further details regarding expected launch date and other confirmed information will be released in the coming weeks.