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

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access

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.

  • Kids stay free: up to 2 children, up to and including 11 years stay free when sharing a Hillside Suite, WaterView Suite, WaterFront Suite, Superior Waterfront Suite, 2-Bedroom Villa or a 2-Bedroom villa with plunge pool with 2 adults for travel between 9 Oct-22 Dec '19 and 4 Jan-22 Dec '20.

    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 from 3 Jan-31 Jan '20 and 7 Mar-20 Dec '20.

7 nights from 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–2 Jan.

* 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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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
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May 22, 2020 LucyBella1986

We travelled here late February as a family of 4. We have two young children 5 & 3. The resort itself has beautiful scenery but it needs some money spent on it to bring it up to the standards of a 4 star hotel as it claims to be. Unfortunately my 5 year old fell ill the day after we returned from the hotel and was hospitalized with salmonella food… Read more
We travelled here late February as a family of 4. We have two young children 5 & 3. The resort itself has beautiful scenery but it needs some money spent on it to bring it up to the standards of a 4 star hotel as it claims to be. Unfortunately my 5 year old fell ill the day after we returned from the hotel and was hospitalized with salmonella food poisoning. She was extremely poorly for over a week and given that she got sick 12 hours after we left the resort, it was obvious she got sick from there. Doctor reports to prove this. Hygiene is not a priority in this hotel. That is obvious in the ‘canteen style’ buffet area. The hotel have taken no responsibility that she got sick there even after months of trying to prove this to them. There are even other trip advisor reviews which have stated they got food poisoning on the same dates we were there. We will definitely not be going back and I would not recommend it. Beware! Read less
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Apr 10, 2020 Safari622117

This was our second visit to this wonderful hotel. Service excellent and facilities just perfect for our family’s needs. We loved our two-bedroom villa and our 3 and 6 year olds were in heaven at the two beaches, pools and the fabulous kids club. There is always space at the beach - it never feels like you are competing for chairs. Great meals and… Read more
This was our second visit to this wonderful hotel. Service excellent and facilities just perfect for our family’s needs. We loved our two-bedroom villa and our 3 and 6 year olds were in heaven at the two beaches, pools and the fabulous kids club. There is always space at the beach - it never feels like you are competing for chairs. Great meals and fun in the sun. We made great memories on this trip thanks to this wonderful hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent in Every Way

Mar 23, 2020 jonathanm207

My wife and I stayed at the Verandah in December 2019, and could not have been any more impressed with our stay. The location was beautiful, and we really enjoyed our room with a view of the Main Beach. We also highly recommend waking up early to watch the sunrise. It was like none other. The facilities were superb. We really enjoyed learning… Read more
My wife and I stayed at the Verandah in December 2019, and could not have been any more impressed with our stay. The location was beautiful, and we really enjoyed our room with a view of the Main Beach. We also highly recommend waking up early to watch the sunrise. It was like none other. The facilities were superb. We really enjoyed learning to sail, and all the other water-based activities - snorkel rental, kayaking, pedal boats, etc. - were great. Equipment was good and readily available. Staff were personable and fun. Outside of the ocean, there was plenty to do - the pool, games, tennis, walks. We felt we had plenty to keep us busy and happy over the seven days, and finished each day exhausted (in a good way). The event staff were fun and helpful. The food was super. We ate at the buffet nearly every night, and there was good variety with efforts made to keep it fresh and fun. The staff were sociable and welcoming and really added to the great atmosphere. We especially appreciated the effort put into the Beach and Pool Parties, which were hugely memorable for us. Overall, the staff were courteous, welcoming, friendly, and fun. We were not in want of anything during our stay and although we were skeptical of our first all-inclusive holiday (tending to prefer hikes and roughing it), we loved it...and that was largely due to the efforts of the staff that made the stay effortless for us. We can't wait to visit again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful vacation resort

Mar 23, 2020 Lauren S Rochester, New York

We recently stayed here for nine nights. We absolutely loved our experience and couldn't be happier. Our room had a beautiful view of the water, which worked perfectly for us - we spent more of our time out and about, so a waterview room (as opposed to a waterfront room) was a nice option. Our room was clean and comfortable. We loved the main… Read more
We recently stayed here for nine nights. We absolutely loved our experience and couldn't be happier. Our room had a beautiful view of the water, which worked perfectly for us - we spent more of our time out and about, so a waterview room (as opposed to a waterfront room) was a nice option. Our room was clean and comfortable. We loved the main beach and the water sports available; we used the hobie cat, kayaks, and paddle boards several times. The main beach was generally quiet and peaceful, even with kids playing in the water and the activities. We felt like we had space to ourselves here without being too close to others, too. The food was delicious and there were plenty of specialty drink options, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There was a list of extra activities prominently displayed and updated daily, and nightly entertainment. We felt that we had plenty of time to stay active and engaged, and plenty of time to relax. The staff were amazing - everyone was so kind and made us feel so welcome. Several got to know us and remembered our names whenever we saw them, and their kindness was a highlight of the trip for us. Read less