February 8, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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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
We stayed here in August 2016 - and I have to say it was one of the best holidays we have had! The kids loved the beaches, food, activities, and pretty much everything there. The accommodation consisted on a single room off the pool, with us all in it together. However, the kids are old enough for them not to disturb us, and there is so much on during the day they were knackered anyway! The main restaurant opposite the pool (Buffet), was great for the kids as they could choose what they wanted; either being adventurous or not. The beach restaurant grill was loved by our steak-loving little man as well - and the ice cream there was a welcome treat to cool down with. Snorkelling here was excellent too - if you aren't sure whether you should go - do!
After returning from a weeks break with my family we have had time to reflect on what was the worst accommodation and Hotel we have ever stayed in. When making the booking we took time to read other reviews in lots of resort options for Antigua. We decided on the Verandah as the reviews were pretty even and the price was by far the cheapest - which is when the penny should have dropped. A lesson learnt is if something has availability when other options are full and is still cheap then it shouldnāt be considered. The accommodation has just been refurbished ( apparently ) in my opinion a coat of paint conducted by a blind person doesnāt fit the mark. Sorry- a bit flippant, the accommodation is just tired. Dining is the worst - simply, the food is terrible, the glassware and crockery are made to resist surly staff - with bounce back abilities. Thatās if you can find anything other than a plastic beaker to drink from. Bottled water is chargeable as is any branded drinks, local drinks are adequate - WiFi is chargeable at $10.00 per day. Or free up at reception. Choice of two beaches, the better of the two had building works to one end with a Unique smell of sewage or days of built up litter bags and dining debris at the other. Overall we found the place to be grubby, tables left pool side and beach piled with used glassware until the morning. I guess if you like 70ās style Butlins from the UK then itās a good place for a holiday, cheap and functional - but donāt expect paradise in Antigua. In contrast St Johns Harbour was well worth a visit, as is days out in many of the great beaches of Antigua.
Daracombe - London, United Kingdom
Hello fellow vacationers, my name is Jacqueline and I have never written a review; however, in this instance it warrants taking the time to provide one. In December (2017), my husband and I vacationed in Antigua, and it turned out to be the most beautiful, wondrous and memorable vacation we ever experienced. It was our anniversary and we decided to book with the Verandah Resort and Spa. It was our first time travelling to this destination. Immediately upon arrival, we were greeted by Myriam Alfred-Brown (Rooms Division Manager). Myriam is the epitome of service excellence. She has a wonderful sense of humor, combined with kindness and respect. It was a clear indication that we would experience the same from the remainder of staff and we were not disappointed. When we were shuttled to our room, there was a fruit platter in the fridge, and later in the week a bottle of champagne was left in celebration of our anniversary. We probably were given the best room on site, as we had an unforgettable view of the ocean and white sandy beach. Additionally, our room was located close to the beach entrance (seconds), restaurants (2 minutes) and pools, etc. Our room and balcony, was large, very clean and comfortable. Food and drinks were delicious. All restaurants on site were very clean, with an abundance and variety of foods. Although Nicoleās restaurant does charge a fee for dining, the cost is well worth it. A special note to DāAngelo who works at Nicoleās and provides the highest level of service possible. The pianist, Joseph Foster, provided excellent entertainment akin to early Nat King Cole. All staff were extremely kind, friendly and professional. Variety of nightly entertainment was also very good - I especially enjoyed the song competitionļ. My spa experience was tremendous. I received the best massage I had ever had, so I went back a second time. Finally, and most importantly, safety while on vacation is paramount for us. Because tourism in Antigua is its main industry, Antiguans protect tourists and there is virtually no crime! We enjoyed our trip so much that we hope to return in April. Thank you to all Verandah Resort and Spa staff! You are second to none! Best Regards, Jacqueline and Ian, New Brunswick, CANADA
iallen2018 - Fredericton, Canada
My family and I travelled here for a vacation this holiday season. This was our first trip to Antigua, and our expectations were high due to the cost of the trip. We are well travelled both at all inclusive and independent travel, and although everything was fine we were disappointed. Room: our room was ocean view, and was fine, dated for sure and nothing fancy, we were 2 adults and 2 kids and ended up having each adult in a small bed and the kids shared a pull out couch.......not ideal but fine Beach: 2 beaches, main beach offered a nice safe place to swim but is quite small, no place to walk if you enjoy long beach walks, the Rasta beach is even smaller, the beach called Long Beach that you can walk to from the resort is a bit larger and has some snorkelling etc. The water sports were nice but you couldnāt go far so the novelty wore off after day 1. We also walked to Devils bridge once which was easy to do. Food: no one got sick at all so thatās a bonus but the food was a fairly large disappointment to us, even the New Years buffet was not that exciting, there was a lot of repetition and limited choices in the buffets and we did eat at all the restaurants including Nicoleās and I was always left wishing the quality had been higher. I think one of the issues is that the staff truly seem to feel indifferent about your presence, no one is rude, but no one is overly friendly or seems genuinely happy to be there either. There were a few exceptions of course, but not many. For the price of coming to this resort over other Caribbean countries that offer all inclusive, we would have expected much higher quality food and options for sure. Excursions: stingray city was great and a highlight, we did the eco tour which we were quite disappointed in, ended up being a bit boring and lots of travelling time to do a few minutes of activity. Pink Jeep tour- was ok, our guides were great and friendly but again, a lot of time driving and not a lot of time to enjoy the sites, it would be awesome if itās a private tour if they would customize the trip a little and really make it your own. We ended up getting stuck in traffic in saint Johns and it was the third time we had been to the city so we would have happily bypassed this for a little longer stay at the beach! Hotel: at the hotel we didnāt mind having to walk a lot, it was great to get the exercise, my 9 yr old and 13 yr old like the mini golf, the shuffle board and the volley ball court. We didnāt make it out late enough for Much of the entertainment but what we saw was great. The beach party was a bit disorganized and food spread out everywhere with lines of people waiting for plates....not a biggie just a little logistics to be fixed. Again, staff are very polite but are very indifferent to your presence, leaving us feeling a little unwelcome and a little like we were a bother much of the time. Tipping did not seem to make a difference and we had some great interactions with staff as well. We will try a different Spot next time for sure. We chatted with several other couples/families from Canada and the USA during our stay that felt the same- everything was fine and safe but for the price we paid we all expected a higher end vacation with better customer service.
Epveterinarian - Fredericton, Canada
Just returned from 8th visit to Verandah.We really do like this resort but there are some small things that would cost little to implement but have big impact. These things are : 1. Have all of the buggies out and running all day - we spent up to 25 mins some days waiting on a buggy and on one day all bar one of them were parked up in the garage at reception - given the layout of the facility the buggies are fundamental - we heard lots of guests complain about this. 2. PLEASE replace the sofa beds in the rooms - I wrote about this in my review last year . They are very old and now very uncomfortable - again we heard lots of complaints about these . 3. Some of the restaurants like beach bar and grill could do with some music at dinner at night and also some background music at sports beach would add to atmosphere. As a fan and frequent visitor to the resort I hope this feedback is taken on board . Big thanks to the guys at the watersports - Carlos , Douglas and Olsen who always look after us and Carols even taught me to sail this time !! Also thanks to Neil , Iran and Vera who always welcome us back .
Muir43 - Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom