The Verandah Resort & Spa

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

The Verandah Resort & Spa 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. Fantastic for couples and families, come together and 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

  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

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.

Waterfront Suites are newly refurbished and directly overlooking the bay with unrestricted views. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Waterfront Suites are newly refurbished and directly overlooking the bay with unrestricted views. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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

Family Suites have two adjacent Waterfront Suites with an interior interconnecting door. One suite includes one king bed, while the adjoining suite includes two queen beds. Sleeping maximum 6 adults.

Please note: rollaway beds are available for some rooms 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.

Please note:Cribs are available for one infant under 2 years old

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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 (currently closed) for 2-12 years (must be potty trained) and playground. Teen Centre equipped with pool table, table tennis and shuffleboard. 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.

This hotel has a resort fee of $24 including tax per room, per night, (payable locally, subject to change).Please note: a room levy of $5 per guest, per night applies to guests aged 6 years and above (payable locally, subject to change).

7 nights from 21 Dec-2 Jan.

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

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

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 upon check-in (applies to guests aged 12 and over only). You’ll be unable to check in if you cannot provide this information.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sadly not what the pictures promised

Oct 24, 2021 Harry-J5723 London, United Kingdom

Sadly this place has had its day. Everything is very tired, the staff don’t know what they are doing. Asked for a gin and tonic and two staff went through every bottle to find out what a gin was. I asked the receptionist to sort out our safe that didn’t work, it was never fixed. We arrived at the hotel at 5pm (check in starts at 3pm) and told our… Read more
Sadly this place has had its day. Everything is very tired, the staff don’t know what they are doing. Asked for a gin and tonic and two staff went through every bottle to find out what a gin was. I asked the receptionist to sort out our safe that didn’t work, it was never fixed. We arrived at the hotel at 5pm (check in starts at 3pm) and told our room was ready, great, Got there and it wasn’t. Previous customer sheets towels and food still in the room. Took two ours for room to be ready. Food in the buffet was awful and the wine I wouldn’t cook with but probably good to was you bath with. Check in took an hour and a half. There wasn’t enough staff at reception, bars and restaurants. Things weren’t open when they should have been. We got lost on the way to been shown the way to our room by the driver. All the staff looked miserable as if they didn’t want to be there and there was a massive culture of ‘not my fault’ rather then ‘let me help you’. I am very much a glass half full and i hate being miserable about these kinds of things but at £400 a night dont waste your money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A few post Covid problems, but we’d definitely go again.

Oct 23, 2021 Maps29067490993 London, United Kingdom

All in all we had a great family holiday. We had a few problems to start. Our aircon didn’t work, so we had to move rooms for a night, so lots of faffing after being up for 24 hours. Our room wasn’t particularly clean either, which was disappointing especially as it’s been shut for so long. Our rooms were only cleaned once whilst we were there… Read more
All in all we had a great family holiday. We had a few problems to start. Our aircon didn’t work, so we had to move rooms for a night, so lots of faffing after being up for 24 hours. Our room wasn’t particularly clean either, which was disappointing especially as it’s been shut for so long. Our rooms were only cleaned once whilst we were there too. Lots of queues at the buffet and ridiculously long waits in the restaurants. On the second visit to the evening restaurant we just left and went to the buffet. Despite all of that we did have a fab time. I’d like to think that as they had just reopened after Covid these issues were just teething problems. They did seem short staffed. Our boys had a great time, there was loads to do and we would definitely go back and give it another go. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Small teething issues but hey What a lovely place and lovely team of staff

Oct 20, 2021 Warby007 London, United Kingdom

Situated on the far side of the Island around 30 odd minutes from the airport this lovely resort with its lovely team of people are a dream to be around. The resort had only been open a week before we arrived and we encountered a few teething issues with our room over looking a beautiful bay but Chris (General Manger) and his team soon had them… Read more
Situated on the far side of the Island around 30 odd minutes from the airport this lovely resort with its lovely team of people are a dream to be around. The resort had only been open a week before we arrived and we encountered a few teething issues with our room over looking a beautiful bay but Chris (General Manger) and his team soon had them sorted out. The entire resort was clean and well looked after. One thing to note - The Antigua government are still requiring the staff to serve you even though at breakfast specifically you could serve yourself, so be patient its not the resorts fault! Shout out to Nian the onsite Island trip advisor and booker, very helpful and informative. Thank you Chris and the team at the Verandah resort for making our holiday a one to remember (in a very good way) well be back (as Arnie would say :-) ) Ray&Jo Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing family trip!

Jul 14, 2020 Amy S

We stayed at the Verandah Resort in March 2020- right in the beginning of when coronavirus hit the US. We have been to both Beaches Turks and Caicos and also Beaches Negril. While the food is better at Beaches, overall we LOVED our time at Verandah (and it is literally half the cost of Beaches). We stayed in a Superior waterfront room with our 2… Read more
We stayed at the Verandah Resort in March 2020- right in the beginning of when coronavirus hit the US. We have been to both Beaches Turks and Caicos and also Beaches Negril. While the food is better at Beaches, overall we LOVED our time at Verandah (and it is literally half the cost of Beaches). We stayed in a Superior waterfront room with our 2 kids and loved all the space we had. The room could use some updating- new flooring, udated furniture,etc, but with so much to do at the resort we were hardly in our room. The room was clean and comfortable and the most amazing view of the ocean. The staff was friendly and warm. We loved the beaches- especially the Rasta beach since it was more private and secluded. I could have spent 100% of my time on that beach and been perfectly happy. My husband and son went fishing one day (set up thru the activities desk) and had the best time. They caught a ton of fish and really enjoyed the boat captain. We also did Sting Ray City combined with a new turtle sanctuary. It was an incredible time. As mentioned earlier, the food is average. There was a good variety, but overall is was just average. We did pay the extra $40 per person and went to Nicole's one night which was excellent. Well worth the extra money. They could definitely use more options at both beach lunch places. The resort is spread out but there is always a cart and driver available to take you wherever you want to go. We actually enjoyed walking the resort to help burn off some calories. We feel very lucky to have gone to Verandah just before the virus hit and will absolutely be back once things are back to normal. It was an excellent vacation at a great price! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exactly as we Expected

Jul 4, 2020 2017Shortcake Norwich, Canada

My husband and I had a great time at The Verandah. (This was just before Covid.) We stayed in a cottage with a great view of the cove and one of the beaches. The room was a little dated but was clean. How much time do you spend in your room anyway. There is a lot of walking up and down hills. We knew this ahead of time. We enjoy walking. Maybe not… Read more
My husband and I had a great time at The Verandah. (This was just before Covid.) We stayed in a cottage with a great view of the cove and one of the beaches. The room was a little dated but was clean. How much time do you spend in your room anyway. There is a lot of walking up and down hills. We knew this ahead of time. We enjoy walking. Maybe not good for everyone. You can call for a shuttle if you don't want to walk. The food and drinks were good, with lots of variety and the service was good too. Shout out to Nigel. You were always smiling. Made my day. It only rained once in the week we were there. To bad it had to happen after they had put in all the work to set up the food and Barbecues and tables with tablecloths by the pool. It was still lovely but extra work for the staff. There are 2 nice beaches and 2 pools. One pool was for adults only which was great. We played mini-golf quite a few times. The Entertainment at night was good most nights. We met lots of very nice people at The Verandah. We walked over to The Pineapple Resort next door to check it out and thought it looked pretty good too. Had a nice lunch and a few drinks there. We also walked over to Devil's Bridge which is nearby. We went on the Shelly Jay Tour of the island. It is a great way to see a lot of Antigua. The tour was about 6 hours. We lucked out that there were no cruise ships in that day so it was less busy. Marcus, our driver and guide was full of information about Antigua. We felt safe everywhere we went on the island. Read less