The Legend The sea captains of New England traded among the Caribbean Islands, returning to the colonies bearing their heavy cargoes of spices, rum, and a selection of fruits, which sometimes included pineapples. According to the legend, the captain would drop anchor in the harbor and see to his cargo and crew. Once his work was done, he would head home, stopping outside his house to spear a pineapple on a fence post. This would let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage.
The Tradition The ability of a hostess to have a pineapple adorn her dining table for an important event said as much about her rank in society as it did about her ingenuity. These beautiful fruits were in such high demand, but so hard to get, that colonial confectioners would often rent them to households by the day. Later, the same fruit was sold to other, more affluent clients who actually ate it. While fruits in general–fresh, dried, candied and jellied–were in great demand, the pineapple was the true celebrity. Its rarity, expense, and striking beauty made it the ultimate exotic fruit. Visitors confronted with pineapple-topped food displays felt particularly honored by a hostess who obviously spared no expense to ensure her guests’ dining pleasure. In this manner, the image of the pineapple came to express the sense of hospitality characteristic of gracious home gatherings.
Pineapple Realty Group is one of the fastest growing vacation rental websites for properties located in Panama City Beach, Florida. Our assets are first-class properties with breathtaking views, excellent service and genuine hospitality. We are your vacation home for an unforgettable time and tranquility!
Our mission is to enrich people’s lives through unforgettable family vacation moments and a lifetime of memories.
The beach has always been apart of our lives. As adults, going to the beach takes us back in time, as a flood of great memories rushes in like waves crashing on the beach, and immediately washes away the stresses of life.
Today, we get to experience more and more beach, however, the true joy for us comes from opening our properties to others who love the beach as much as us. More importantly, we are giving kids, today, the opportunity to fall in love with beach life, just as we did a long time ago.
OUR BEACH RETREATS
A great variety of amenities and additional services are available for you to fully enjoy every single aspect of your trip. You’ll have everything for short and long stays, for business and entertainment.
Cool down in the outdoor pool overlooking marvelous shore of Aegean sea.
We offer various types of relaxing massages, exfoliation treatment and exclusive body oil wraps.
Come enjoy a variety of water sports at our beautiful beaches! It’s right next to your bedroom window!
Staying active even during your vacation? We can help you continue your workout schedule.
For an unforgettable adventure, explore the underwater world off our shores.
Individual, private and corporate boat sailing tours you’ll definitely enjoy!