July 19, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
The Verandah Resort & Spa in Saint Philip, Antigua and Barbuda
At a point where wild, exotic beauty meets a hidden white sand beach, Verandah Resort & Spa waits to take you back in time. Forget the rush of the 21st century as you unwind at this eco-friendly retreat on the untouched northeast coast of Antigua. With classic, timber-clad Caribbean architecture, accommodations make a sublime base for unforgettable sunrise viewing. Simply step out your front door and you will find 30 spectacular waterfront acres, the island's largest outdoor pool, a gorgeous bay and enticing proximity to Devil's Bridge National Park.
Each new day offers lessons in relaxation as you meander marked nature trails or take a leisurely stroll through the national park. You might embark on a boat ride to the uninhabited nature sanctuaries of Green or Bird Islands, or simply stay on the grounds and discover a world of living indigenous ecosystems. Because the coastline features a nearly unbroken wall of coral reef, you will find a wealth of snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. And with the island's distinctive British heritage, unique attractions include Nelson's Dockyard and the ruins of beautiful old plantations.
Location of The Verandah Resort & Spa
Nearest Airport: ANU
Amenities for The Verandah Resort & Spa
- General Information
- 30 Guest Rooms
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Pool Bar
- On-Site Amenities
- Beauty Salon
- Spa on Property
- Spa Services
- Fitness Center
- Wellness Center
- Tennis Courts
- In-Room Amenities
- In-Room Safes
- Satellite Television
- Private Verandas
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Vaulted Ceilings
- Scuba Diving
- Table Tennis
- Kids Club
- National Parks
- All Inclusive
- Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
- Honeymoons & Romance
- Spa & Wellness
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for The Verandah Resort & Spa
This resort is a truly relaxing and special place to stay. The staff are all really friendly and helpful and is in a great location- two beaches to relax on and within walking distance of Devils. Ridge. A good choice of restaurants and Nicole's is well worth the additional charge which they make for a special occasion and great food.
Sue S - Warlingham, United Kingdom
A little late but we went here in July 2016 and enjoyed our week in Antigua. The food is very good especially the al a carte restaurants but reserve a day or two before at the desk. We walked to the beach at their sister resort on Pinapple beach where you can snorkel and see many fish. The bungalows are massive and much better than an ordinary hotel, very private.
tonyc61 - Ottawa, Canada
Hi there! My fiancĂ©e and I are from the east coast of Canada, we travelled to the verandah resort May 26-June 4 2017 to celebrate our recent engagement, we're pretty easy going, we've been to the Caribbean many times, so here is our review: BEACH: the beach was probably one of my least favourite from every Caribbean country we've been too. There's only about 5-8 feet of water with sand (about knee deep) before you hit seaweed, and the seaweed goes out all the way out of the cove. So there's really no "swimming" at the beach. There are these large rings they have floating that have a net in them so you can sit and hang out. There was a very large wild sting ray (with barbs) hiding in the sand a few feet from the shore a few times during our stay (I have a feeling he's there a lot). One young girl stepped on it, luckily she didn't touch the barbs. Theres paddle boarding, kayaking, hobi cat and snorkelling available at the beach free of charge. With all the seaweed I'm sure the snorkelling would be pretty good (we didn't check it out.) The beach is in a large cove so it's always nice and calm. There was however lots of bugs on the beach, so although we are normally "beach people" we spent most of the week at the pool. (There's a second beach, "Rasta beach" with a snack bar on the beach, we didn't really go, it was extremely small and rocky). POOL: the main pool is located in the middle of the resort by the main bar, buffet, a la cartes and spa. TONS OF KIDS. We didn't realize how many kids there would be, be prepared to have tons of kids screaming and splashing at the pool all day (it's didn't hinder us though, we still enjoyed the pool each day.) There is a massive kids Center with their own pool, but yet they're still at the main pool everyday. There's also an adult pool (sounds great eh!) but there's no bar at the pool or anywhere near it, so you can't even get a glass of water unless you want to walk to the main bar. All the pools were clean, lots of chairs, AND you exchange your own towels! It was so nice to be trusted with our own towels and just change them out when need be, unlike other resorts who have staff at a desk handing out one towel per person for certain hours of the day. It rained off and on throughout the week so it was nice to run up and grab a dry towel whenever. FOOD: the food was great! The buffet always had something we enjoyed. Buccaneers a la carts is only open a few nights of the week, we tried it once and loved it. However they changed their menu half way through the week to a sea food menu so we ended up cancelling our second reservation there. The snack bar is great also (open 12-6pm). Nachos, hamburgers, hot dogs, Chicken wings, Heinz ketchup, mayo, ranch etc. It's a sit down snack bar where you are served, we found the staff here very rude and we felt like we were bothering them whenever we came. They would often ignore you completely. The snack bar turns into an a la carte some nights of the week, you need a reservation, they serve the same snack food as day time. We didn't go to Nicole's a la carte, which costs extra ($35US), we didnt try it, it's also only open a few times a week. After the buffet closes at night there's no other food available until 7am the next morning. ROOMS: AMAZING, best rooms we've ever been in down south. Beautiful views (we had an ocean view room 228, refer to pictures). The bathroom was big and clean. Each room has a mini-kitchen with a sink, fridge and microwave. They don't stock it but we brought lots of microwave popcorn! The rooms were top notch, very clean, very spacious and very private. STAFF: at the first of the week I tried to have an open mind (after reading a few trip advisor reviews about staff being unfriendly). I found the majority of the staff quite rude, unfriendly and unapproachable by the middle of the week. I felt like we were always bothering them. A lot would come to take your order (at the bar/buffet/snack bar) and ask "you're good, right?" And if you say anything other than "yes" they would roll their eyes or sigh (no matter what you tipped). We met another couple on the resort who also felt this way. The staff just didn't seem like they wanted to be there (There's always an exception and some staff were great). The staff didn't affect our stay, we ate and drank and didn't let it bother us. GROUNDS: CLEAN. There was always staff around cleaning everything daily, even staff using tooth brushes to clean the loungers! Large resort (there are lots of trolleys to shuttle you around and there's always one available). Our room (228 ocean view) seemed to be centrally located, close enough to the main bar/pool/beach/buffet/snack bar to walk to, but far enough away to not hear any noise. The grounds are BEAUTIFUL, most beautiful resort we've been to. So lush and well taken care of. Trees, flowers and plants everywhere, very tropical. ENTERTAINMENT: This is probably the resorts biggest flaw, there's no theatre, in the evenings from 9-11pm there's usually a small band at the main bar, karaoke was one night, the best night was the dance show where staff danced in authentic Antiguan clothing and got some of the guests up to do a dance off. It really got the crowd going. The other nights were quite boring, we're normally in bed early and many evenings we were the last out at the bar around 10-1030pm. The main bar would sometimes close early too, it's scheduled to stay open until 12:30 but a few nights it was closed at 11 or earlier. There's no day time entertainment, mostly kids activities like crafts. There was water aerobics in the main pool most days of the week at 11am, I was at the pool every day at around 9am until supper and never seen any staff organizing it. Over all it's a very quiet resort (other than the kids) but we enjoyed the relaxation. OVERALL: I would recommend, clean, beautiful, great food, we walked off the resort a few times and felt safe. It's not a party resort, but a great place to relax. Prepare for rain, we had 2 full days of rain and it would rain usually at least once a day for about 30min-1hr (we also went close to their rainy season). I hope this helps! We enjoyed our stay and although I would like to say "we'll be back", we never like to travel to the same place twice, at least not until we've been everywhere!
My husband and I have just returned home from our 7th trip to the Verandah and felt it had improved even from previous visits and they were perfect! The holiday starts at reception with a lovely welcome back from desk staff. Then on to our spacious airy bungalow, which was kept clean and neat by the great cleaners through our stay. On to the fun stuff, the Verandah have a great entertainment team. I particularly enjoyed my morning stretch/yoga classes in the gym then on to the pool for fun aqua aerobics. Most of the classes were with Keifer and Laurie, who were great fun and enthusiastic. There are two beaches to chose from with one providing water sports, both beaches are catered by bars providing food and drink throughout the day. There is also a large pool for everyone and an adult only pool with always plenty of sun beds. The Verandah has four evening meal venues, the main one being The sea breeze providing a buffet of great variety every day with a different theme every night. This year the food seemed better than previous years and I've never had any complaints in the past. The restaurant staff are lovely always helpful and willing to have a chat and a laugh with you. My final comment has to be about all the staff, whilst the ground and facilities are great it's the staff that make this resort the best place to visit đź™‚
Susy2650 - London, United Kingdom
My husband and 4 year old son enjoyed our vacation at this resort! We stayed in a beautiful 2 bedroom suite which had a pool for all suite rooms. The rooms are spacious and clean and all have large verandahs! The grounds are very lush full of plants and flowers very well kept. The staff are helpful and friendly! A special thank you to Neville in the Seabreeze restaurant ! Neville was so kind to remember me mentioning a sauce I was trying to purchase and she bought it in town on her own time and gave it to me by surprise as a gift - she wouldn't take money for it. So thoughtful I am very grateful and appreciate her kindness very much. We enjoyed all the restaurants especially the beach restaurant for lunch and Nicole's for a special dinner the steak and lobster entrees are amazing also the molten lava chocolate cake ! The beaches are beautiful , the pool is huge and relaxing , mini golf is surprisingly very well done and entertaining for kids and adults ! The kids club is very nice with a large playground and splash pool. We will definitely be back!
jillianbulgaretti - Oakville, Canada