May 21, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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 Verandah Resort & Spa
Nearest Airport: ANU
Amenities for Verandah Resort & Spa
- General Information
- 30 Guest Rooms
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- 4 Bars
- 3 Restaurants
- Pool Bar
- On-Site Amenities
- Beauty Salon
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Tennis Courts
- 3 Pools
- In-Room Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
- In-Room Safes
- Satellite Television
- Private Verandas
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Coffee & Tea Facilities
- Vaulted Ceilings
- Scuba Diving
- Table Tennis
- Kids Club
- National Parks
- All Inclusive
- Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
- Spa & Wellness
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Verandah Resort & Spa
I loved this resort, my only issue was the even though it was not huge I felt like I was walking a lot. Also, there is no bar at the main beach- you have to walk up the stairs! Great staff, food and very clean!
shellsuff - Canada
Beautiful grounds, clean, comfortable rooms, delicious food and friendly staff. Special thanks to the girls at Guest Services especially Laurie for the great service. Nian at the tour desk was a wealth of information and recommended some great trips. (try Pink Panther land-rover tour and the Xtreme speed boat around the island that stops off at Stingray City) Shirley's Heights was fun too. The Beach Grill is a nice place to grab lunch with a beautiful view of the main beach. All in all a wonderful resort with great staff. no where is perfect but the Verandah comes close enough.
Nathanz14 - Miami Beach, Florida
Yep we did visit again for our sixth time and we still love it. The children have such a great time and the improvements the resort are making helps to make each year slightly different and a little better. They have made the beaches bigger and therefore you are never without a dumbed and shade even when the resort is full. Everything is kept clean and every morning you will see the pool man cleaning the pool even with a snorkel on so he can get it spotless. The best bit of the resort and what keeps us going back is the staff. Special shouts to valda, Neal, Lionel, d'angelo for making us feel so welcome every year. The bungalow rooms make the perfect base for your holiday, it's a shame that one bed is a sofa bed as if sharing with a family this bed is very uncomfortable so I am trying hard to persuade them to make some rooms two double beds! (I can live in hope). And a stocked fridge even if chargeable would be a bonus for us young families who have to sometimes go back to the room early evening before parents particularly want to! Food is great and they have updated some of the menus in the last year which made a great change. We always choose to book the alacarte restaurants as not a fan of buffets in general but the breakfast buffet is fantastic. This year we hired a car and visited Sheer Rocks restauaramt which is absolutely fantastic and highly recommended. All in all it is a fantastic resort especially for families.
Michelle M - Bromley, United Kingdom
Just returned from a 10 day stay , whilst I'd like to point out the staff are excellent and the rooms good . The food is not up to standard for the price you pay . There are two restaurants to eat in along with the buffet . The buffet has a feel of a canteen . The two restaurants are below average with very limited choice . But you can pay, yes pay a surcharge of $35 to go to an restaurant on site . You have a choice of half a lobster for your money or steak along with a few other dishes . To have to pay to eat at an all inclusive resort is beyond me . Lunch was the same you have the buffet the beach grill or Rasta bar on the beach . Both the Rasta bar and beach grill serve very similar things, burgers with chips , hot dogs with chips , tuna sandwich with chips . It's not cheep to go there and to have such limited food options is a real shame for such a nice place . Overall the people are great , the rooms are good , water sports are good , the beaches are amazing but the food just lets this place down . now the dress code , unless you are eating in nicoles you can wear any casual clothes . please do not as we did go out and buy new collard shirts , trousers and shoes. we wore shorts shirts and flip flops the whole time . the resort is nice the people are lovely especially douglas and carlos at the watersports but the food just lets this place down .
Lee A - London, United Kingdom
I really wanted to love this resort. The rooms are beautiful. The views are beautiful. The grounds are beautiful. However, the food and bar service was very poor. Quite frankly, I feel that people who have given the service high ratings stayed somewhere else or the resort rotates the employees every other week. The bartenders and waitresses were not friendly and never smiled. It does not take a lot of effort to engage in conversation or give a friendly smile to someone while serving them a drink or taking their order. This was my first time in Antigua so maybe its a cultural issue - but I have never stayed at a resort where the employees were not happy to serve you. It seemed to only apply to the bartenders and wait staff, as housekeeping, grounds keeping, drivers and everyone else seemed friendly. A smile is not too much to ask. The restaurant selections were limited and reservations were very difficult to get if you had a big group. We had a big group (13 people - 2 kids under 2 and 3 older kids) and we had to fight with the staff to get reservations for two nights. We only sought to do dinner as a big group on two nights - knowing it would be harder to accommodate all of us for dinner every night. We were extremely frustrated as we called the resort prior to our stay to book reservations and we were told we could only book reservations 48 hours prior at guest services. When we went to book at guest services at 7 am, two days before the reservation, we were told that they could not accommodate us and we should have booked via email prior to our stay. We received a letter from management indicating because of high booking, they were going to open a restaurant that was normally closed so they could accommodate our group. We were appreciative - but it was very clear that the resort needs another restaurant - rather than pushing everyone to go to the buffet. You should not have to argue to get to eat dinner at one of the restaurants. The buffet required you to wait in line to be seated ... to then get up and go to the buffet. There was ALWAYS a line out the door at prime time, with dozens of tables free. It seems strange to have to wait on line to get seated to go to a buffet. I am not sure if they were understaffed, but I witnessed the executive chef twice bussing tables during a lunch and a dinner service. If you go to the buffet, get there early to make sure you don't waste time waiting in line. It should be noted that the main beach does not have a bar or waiter service. You have to walk up a lot of stairs to get to the bar. This may not be an issue with some - but if you have young children or older individuals, it may be problematic to go up and down the stairs. Rasta beach - the smaller beach - has a bar and grill. The bar had decent service. The grill was an interesting experience. The cook only cooked one order (per group) at a time - even if it was the same order as the person in front of them (for instance 1 hot dog would be on the grill, instead of all of the orders of hot dogs at once) and the cook would not take your order until she was finished with the prior order. It made for very slow service. The hot dogs were pretty good. The night beach party was a very good event and had good entertainment. The food was again - okay. If you want a chair at the big beach or the pool - reserve it before 8 a.m. otherwise you will not be able to get a chair. The bars do not serve mixed drinks until after 11:00 a.m. (or later) - they only serve bloody Mary's and Mimosa's. I went to order a Mimosa and they were out of orange juice. Overall, okay experience. Food was okay. Service was not great. This may be a resort better suited for couples, rather than large families or groups. I would not stay here again - there was nothing special about this resort.
Amanda M - Cranford, New Jersey