The Verandah Resort & Spa

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

This wonderful hotel is in an idyllic spot, up on the secluded Northeast coast, and everyone gets a well-appointed, lovely suite with its own oversized, furnished verandah. The rooms are all in single-storey, open-planned suites scattered throughout the beautifully landscaped, 30-acre resort which leads down to two sandy beaches. Natural materials have been used in the suites' classic Caribbean design, with gabled roofs and timber-clad frames. Learn Hobie Cat sailing, enjoy beach volleyball, explore the nature trails of the national park or admire the limestone formations of Devil's Bridge.

Amenities

  • Children's Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkelling
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Families

Where is it

On a bluff on the northeast coast of Antigua, fringed by two white sand beaches and next to a national park with nature trails. Transfer time from airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

186 open-planned suites and villas all with spacious, furnished terrace, living area with pull-out sleeper sofa, air-conditioning, satellite TV, WiFi access available*, tea/coffee maker, kitchenette with mini-fridge, microwave, kettle, safe, iron and board and 1 king-size bed. Hillside Suites sleep maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, using existing queen-size sofa bed.

Please note: Suites are open-planned, there is no separate bedroom or living room but instead, there are sleeping and living areas.

All Inclusive of: All meals, drinks by the glass and snacks (additional surcharge to dine at Nicole's Restaurant payable locally, subject to change). All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated.

Waterview Suites have partial sea views, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Waterfront Suites include all the above and are directly overlooking the bay with unrestricted views, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Interconnecting external terrace doors mean up to 8 people can be accommodated on request (subject to availability).

Superior Waterfront Suites overlook the beautiful Lovers Beach, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Waterfront Spa Suites sleeping maximum 2 adults. Includes five 45-minute treatments per person per week. (Not valid on day of arrival or departure).

2-Bedroom Villas (no pool) have a kitchen and dining area, spacious living area with flat-screen TV, pull-out queen-size sofa bed, 2 balconies and 2 bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. An ideal choice for families, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

2-Bedroom Villas with individual plunge pool have a kitchen and dining area, spacious living area with flat-screen TV, pull-out queen-size sofa bed, 1 balcony and 2 bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms. These Villas feature a plunge pool and a 180˚ view of the ocean. An ideal choice for families, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Please note: Rollaway beds are available for a local charge.

Please note: Suites are open-planned, there is no separate bedroom or living room but instead, there are sleeping and living areas.

  • Honeymooners: Honeymooners receive a bottle of sparkling wine and fruit plate in room on arrival and 25% discount off full price spa treatments (not applicable in the hair salon) when staying a minimum of 5 nights.

    Offers may not be combinable.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here 

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 28 Feb '20 to receive up to 35% off the accommodation for stays between 3 Jan '19 – 2 Jan '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

Spacious accommodations scattered throughout a beautifully landscaped resort

Fantastic for couples and families — there’s a kids’ club for the children plus for the adults, a spa, recently upgraded gym and adult-only pool

Plenty of choice of water sports available from kayaks and sailing to scuba-diving* and snorkelling

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • 25% discount on your first full price spa treatment taken during the first week of your stay
  • 10% discount at the hotel shop
  • Free bottle of Rum

4 Restaurants: Seabreeze, the main restaurant (International cuisine; buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Nicole's* (fine dining à la carte offering Caribbean-fusion cuisine, open for dinner - surcharge applies, subject to change, reservations required.) Buccaneers (International à la carte with a Caribbean flavour, open for dinner only - reservations required) and The Beach Bar and Grill (light lunch, snacks and evening grill menu - dinner reservations required). Afternoon tea is served adjacent to the Main Pool Bar from 3:00pm-5:00pm daily. 4 Bars: Rasta Bar (beachside), Main Lounge Bar, the new Wadadli Snack Shack (serving light lunches) and the Beach Bar and Grill with additional seating. Reservations are required for dinner at Buccaneer, Beach Bar and Grill and Nicole's restaurants. À la carte restaurants and bars open on rotation.

Regular live evening entertainment. On-site Diamonds international shop.

2 swimming pools, of which one is adult only, plus children's splash pool at the kids' club. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking, pedalos, water hammocks, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and snorkelling. 2 tennis courts (lit for night time tennis). Beach activities including volleyball. Fitness centre. Spa Tranquility* and salon* offering beauty and body treatments plus an 'outdoor' treatment room. Kids' club for 2-12 years (must be potty trained) and playground. Teen Centre equipped with pool table, table tennis and shuffle board. 18-hole mini-golf. Scuba-diving* at sister resort, St James's Club & Villas.

Gift shop. Golf cart shuttle service (there are no vehicles within the resort). Complimentary WiFi in lobby and main pool/bar areas.

5 nights 3 Jan-31 Jan '19, 7 Mar-20 Dec '19, 3 Jan-31 Jan '20 and 7 Mar-20 Dec '20.

7 nights 1 Feb-6 Mar '19, 21 Dec '19-2 Jan '20, 1 Mar-6 Mar '20 and 21 Dec '20-2 Jan '21.

7 nights required in the Waterfront Spa Suite at all times.

10 nights required in the Villas between 27 Dec '19–2 Jan '20.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Child ages between 2-11 years.

Please note: Rollaway beds are charged at US$20 per night (subject to change).

Dress code: Day time – In the restaurants, shoes are worn and bathing suits are covered and dry. Evening time (after 6:30pm) — The following applies to Seabreeze, Nicole’s and Buccaneers’ restaurants plus Manager Cocktail Parties. Resort Island Casual — Long trousers, stylish jeans, dresses, skirts and dress shorts are permitted. Dress shoes and dress sandals are allowed (no flip flops or tennis shoes in the evening). Short or long-sleeved collared shirts (no T-shirts or Tank top/sleeveless shirts).

Please note: guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. A USD$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on the credit card at check-in to cover for any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include tours, excursions, gift shop purchases or dining in the speciality restaurant. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. Upon check-out, the pre-authorisation is released, assuming there are no charges made.

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Jul 13, 2019 Rachel174

Recently stayed at The Verandah for ten nights, all inclusive in a water view suite. Upon arrival, the staff were very friendly and we were taken to our room on a golf buggy. The view from our room was incredible and it was lovely to sit on the balcony and watch the sunset. The food was excellent. We had lunch at Rasta beach most days and very… Read more
Recently stayed at The Verandah for ten nights, all inclusive in a water view suite. Upon arrival, the staff were very friendly and we were taken to our room on a golf buggy. The view from our room was incredible and it was lovely to sit on the balcony and watch the sunset. The food was excellent. We had lunch at Rasta beach most days and very much enjoyed the cheese and tomato paninis and the cheese burgers. The lunch at the Beach Bar and Grill was also excellent. In the evening, we enjoyed dining at the Beach Bar and Grill and Buccaneers. The fish was delicious, especially the salmon and the marlin. There was lots of choice at breakfast in the Sea Breeze restaurant and I enjoyed the smoothies, pastries and omelettes. The buffet food at night was good but did prefer to eat at the a la carte restaurants. The staff were incredibly friendly and always waved when they were driving the golf buggies. The range of watersports offered was great and I especially enjoyed the hobie cat sailing. Near reception there were tennis courts, mini golf, pool and table tennis. The resort is beautiful and it feels like you are staying in your own private plantation resort. There are two beaches and I enjoyed running round the resort every morning. It is situated on a quiet part of the island, near to Devil's Bridge. This resort has lots to offer and I cannot wait to return ! Read less
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Jul 12, 2019 Keith M London, United Kingdom

This was our 4th visit to the Verandah in the last 7 years. Each time it feels like we are coming home. We love it here. The staff are wonderful and the resort is beautifully maintained. We first went when our children were 9 &11. This year we asked them where they wanted to go and they chose the Verandah again. They are now 16 &18 so that says it… Read more
This was our 4th visit to the Verandah in the last 7 years. Each time it feels like we are coming home. We love it here. The staff are wonderful and the resort is beautifully maintained. We first went when our children were 9 &11. This year we asked them where they wanted to go and they chose the Verandah again. They are now 16 &18 so that says it all. Read less
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Jul 11, 2019 kevandmaz2019 Portsmouth, United Kingdom

We had this holiday location pop up in a feed from our travel agents , having read about and been lucky enough to have a friend who had been here and gave good positive feedback we booked and didn't regret one minute of our 2 week holiday , Our second week coincided with memorial week (USA) and half term (UK) so there was a slight influx but… Read more
We had this holiday location pop up in a feed from our travel agents , having read about and been lucky enough to have a friend who had been here and gave good positive feedback we booked and didn't regret one minute of our 2 week holiday , Our second week coincided with memorial week (USA) and half term (UK) so there was a slight influx but nothing the resort and staff couldn't handle in their stride. The staff work really hard around a 30 acre site but always take the time to acknowledge you and will chat about this interesting islands flora and fauna , the grounds staff work very hard as do the room , bar , and restaurant staff. The main pool area was always clean and tidy with popcorn and cool drinks available , a wide selection of meals in the restaurant from buffet to al a carte , the drinks are always of a healthy proportion and you can be encouraged to sample something different. there is also a small adults only pool with its own bar as well as a beach bar above the main beach where the water sports are based which does snacks, A quieter smaller beach with the Rasta bar and grill near the reception and activities . The resort uses golf buggies to get about as taxis which will stop and offer lifts up and down the hillside which is great fun but don't be lazy you need the exercise after the meals, don't be alarmed by the chorus of frogs at night and the occasional sight of the banana spiders they're more scared of you than you them . The rooms very well proportioned and clean with huge baths/showers ours was a short walk from the main pool. This is a great location for an unwinding holiday to charge your batteries so much so we have booked for another 2 visits. Read less
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Jul 9, 2019 Shelley P

I was here from June 22-29 with 3 other gfs to celebrate our 60th birthday year. What a fabulous time we had at this resort. The customer service, food, villa were so lovely. I read several reviews before we came & some had me a little concerned. If your reading this - wipe those concerns out of your mind! Top notch resort from the porters that… Read more
I was here from June 22-29 with 3 other gfs to celebrate our 60th birthday year. What a fabulous time we had at this resort. The customer service, food, villa were so lovely. I read several reviews before we came & some had me a little concerned. If your reading this - wipe those concerns out of your mind! Top notch resort from the porters that run the large golf cart around the resort every 15 minutes (no resort I have ever been to provides this service!) Shawn, Jonathon, Pearly were our favorites!Two friends took the Pink Panther guide tour with Shelley & Maquila and they loved it. They raved about how informative and fun it was. I was here from June 22-29 with 3 other gfs to celebrate our 60th birthday year. What a fabulous time we had at this resort. The customer service, food, villa were so lovely. Read less
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Jul 6, 2019 Steve H Freehold, New Jersey

My family of 5 just returned from a week's vacation at the Verandah Resort. Overall, the resort is nice and we enjoyed the accommodations, but the resort was lacking in energy and we were all bored for much of the week. I suspect that part of this was due to the resort being about 50% filled as it was the off-season, but the resort could also… Read more
My family of 5 just returned from a week's vacation at the Verandah Resort. Overall, the resort is nice and we enjoyed the accommodations, but the resort was lacking in energy and we were all bored for much of the week. I suspect that part of this was due to the resort being about 50% filled as it was the off-season, but the resort could also do a lot more in its layout and activities program to create more energy. The resort is located on the side of hill which provides some beautiful views of the lagoon below, but walking throughout the resort can be tiring. Thankfully, there are golf cart shuttles that will take you where you want to go which was helpful as the resort is spread out. The villa that we stayed in was spacious and clean. It included 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a private deck and pool which we enjoyed. The resort provided 3 main restaurants and 2 beach side grills that offered limited menu selections. One restaurant was buffet style and was always open. Only 1 of the 2 restaurants was open each night I suspect due to it being off peak season. We did eat at Nicole's one night, but the $40 per person upcharge was not worth it. In general, the quality of the food was quite good throughout the week. Much of the week was spent lounging either by the main pool or one of the 2 beaches. The activities program was quite limited and generally not well attended. Consequently, the kids bored quickly. Evening entertainment was also limited to either a DJ or small band playing outside by the main bar. This grew tiresome by mid-week. In summary, it's not a bad resort, but your enjoyment will depend upon your interests. If lounging by the pool or beach all week and reading a book is your thing, then I think you'll be happy here. Read less