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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
Spent a week here, Feb 15-22. Not to repeat too much of previous reviews which were very accurate , but I will a bit. This is a very nice resort and has a small town feel with the duplex villas throughout the resort. There is no question the units are simple and are about a 3star in quality. They are however large and very comfortable. We had a fabulous water view. Bed is a bit hard but pillows are great. The resort is spread out over a large foot print which lends itself to the feel of not being crowded. The walk between beaches, pools and activities is not all that far and certainly not as far as some extra large resorts we have been to. The topography is another issue it is very hilly and no way to avoid the hills, some of which are very steep. As many have said there are golf carts but they are random and if your unit is not on one of the main roads you are likely not going to find one. That all said unless you have serious mobility issues it is all manageable. The activities were plentiful and lots of water sports equal to a large resort. The beaches are small but very nice with beach chairs and shade ALWAYS available each no matter what time a day you arrive at pool or beach. The food was good, some of the soups were amazing. It is a smaller buffet, but given the size of the resort this is to be expected. Dishes were always kept replenished, however they need to find away to keep the food hot. I gave up on the scrambled eggs at the buffet as they were always cold. There is an omelet / egg station that was very good. The goofy golf was fun and very well maintained. The cafe ladies made excellent lattes and cafe au laits. The staff are ok, with some being very friendly. The others are ok, professional but seem quite disinterested in their job. I know from reading other reviews Managament prides themselves on their staff , I do think a refresh is in order. Not to take away from the staff that were excellent but they were the minority. Overall we really enjoyed our stay, the resort has a lovely vibe to it. From the minute we arrived we relaxed and had a great stay. It is not a party spot so if that is what you are after you won't find the big bar scene like the larger resorts. I never go back to the same place twice but I would consider a return visit.
timmytichi - Edmonton
Not sure where all these rave reviews come from. We were just there (family of four - Feb 11-18) and found it to be entirely unexceptional. If you are looking for a resort where the rooms are clean and functional (but tired and unremarkable), where there is no real stretch of beach to stroll (the beach area is private but man-made, small and confined, and with no access to independent water sports [beaches on Caribbean side are far superior in this regard]), the pool area is small, and there is absolutely no drink or food service at the beach, pool, or otherwise, this might be the place for you. I will say that the staff is incredibly pleasant and accommodating and the grounds are beautifully maintained. The food is decent but options are very limited (basically two choices - restaurant or buffet), the buffet items are universally over-salted and the presentation is institutional. There are kids activities and a putt-putt golf course but its far away from the main resort area and our kids had little interest in venturing to them and you might not be comfortable allowing them to go on their own. We were very surprised and disappointed by the fact that there is no beach or pool-side service. If you want a drink or a snack, you must venture to the bar or restaurant - which is no small effort (40+ steps up and a hill from the main beach). Overall, the resort is fine and the staff is wonderful but don't be mislead by the 4-star rating. This is NOT a 4-star resort. We left the resort more than half the days on excursions and to visit beaches (and resorts) on Caribbean side of island which is beautiful, the water is far calmer, and the beaches are more beautiful and natural. I regret not doing more research to find a resort better suited for our preferences on such a fantastic island. We selected this resort based in large measure on the glowing reviews - compelling me to write this one.
A fantastic location. Great staff. Food and drink all inclusive was of a good standard. Hotel rooms and resort was clean and well maintained. Entertainment was variable but it is optional. Pool was great.
I have passed 2 weeks in this resort and all was very good and excellent: beach, pools, rooms, cleaning everywhere, wonderful sea, etc....but the most excellent review is about the customer service, especially to the big and nice girl Myriam! She is the best person that I never known before, very kind and careful to ANY needs! It is the first time that I meet a person like her in my vacations, human and lovely like nobody before. She is now part of my family! Thank you for everything, Myriam! I hope to come back soon!! Antigua is special, very very nice! All is wonderful! The resort is very big but cleaned and well-finished anywhere! If I have necessarily to find a defect, MAYBE, is about the courses on the restaurant, too many spices, but good, anyway! RECOMMENDED AS 10/10!
Flora B - Andria, Italy
We have just returned from a week at the Verandah Resort and Spa in Antigua. I had read the many posted reviews of the resort prior to booking. All the positive reviews I read were found to be accurate. This is a beautiful resort on the Atlantic side of the island. The rooms are very spacious and clean. A fantastic balcony on each room. The resort is very well maintained and the grounds are exceptional. The resort is very spread out but it really doesn't take long to walk anywhere and rides are available if desired. The food I found to be exceptional and always plenty of it. We did dine once in the Buccaneer Restaurant and found the food to be great there as well but a more relaxed atmosphere than the buffet. There are plenty of families and young children but there are adult only areas should one wish to distance themselves from the younger people. The only criticism I have is that I may have, is of the staff as many do no more than necessary. They adequately do their jobs but very few go out of their way to be helpful or friendly. The most friendly staff I found were the grounds keepers and housekeeping staff. Overall it was a amazing vacation and we will probably return again. The weather was very windy on our week but there is nothing anyone could do about that. I would probably consider something on the Caribbean side of the island, as it seemed to be more sheltered.
Scott G - Guelph, Canada