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 

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing mum and daughter trip

May 22, 2019 Navigate43396443464 Ashtead, United Kingdom

We had such a wonderful relaxing time. The food was fabulous, staff very friendly. We loved Aqua we went on the pink panther was very interesting. We did a boat trip around the island excellence was was very good. Both trips had great lunch and beautiful views. The tour guides had lots of information to share. We loved the spa and Nicole's… Read more
We had such a wonderful relaxing time. The food was fabulous, staff very friendly. We loved Aqua we went on the pink panther was very interesting. We did a boat trip around the island excellence was was very good. Both trips had great lunch and beautiful views. The tour guides had lots of information to share. We loved the spa and Nicole's restaurant. We are going back next year. We cannot wait. I would recommended coming here Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent resort, great service and friendly staff

May 21, 2019 Quest46514983773

Our first visit to this Resort and Antigua and we loved it. From the moment we stepped on the Resort, everyone was very friendly and helpful. They always asked if we were having a good time and if there was anything they could do for us. The staff found out we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and provided a bottle of champagne, freshly… Read more
Our first visit to this Resort and Antigua and we loved it. From the moment we stepped on the Resort, everyone was very friendly and helpful. They always asked if we were having a good time and if there was anything they could do for us. The staff found out we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and provided a bottle of champagne, freshly picked flowers in the room and dinner at Nicole's. Dinner at Nicole's was excellent, the ambience, the food and the service was top of the line. Sheddy our waiter was excellent, he treated us like celebrities. The Resort was clean, beautiful and well kept. The food, people and service was exceptional. Special thanks to Sheddy, Shinnell, Iran, Laurie, Sandra, Kertie, Tariq, Jimmel, Kayla, Mandy, Ariel and Jahneilee for making our stay so enjoyable. For an all inclusive resort, the fridge should have been stocked with sodas, water and mini alcoholic drinks and it was not. We have been to other resorts and these items were always included. Another guideline should be free Wi-Fi service. All in all, we enjoyed our stay, hats off to the staff and the owner of the Resort. This Resort is a place we would recommend to everyone and we will be back with our family. Read less
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May 17, 2019 Mobile454473

We have been spending mother,s weekend for the pass six years at Verandah Resort, the natural beauty of the place make you feel so relax and stress free and also the wonderful staff keep us coming back every year.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasant and relaxing stay

May 17, 2019 Christine Marjo... J London, United Kingdom

Very pleasant and relaxing holiday in good accommodation with good food and service. The resort is spread out in chalet bungalows with more being built. It can be a bit of a walk to the restaurants or a wait for a golf buggy to pick you up. Two lovely looking beaches but water not very deep and quite rocky.
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May 14, 2019 Bill B

After returning home to California, we reflected on a perfect two weeks at The Verandah. Starting with the natural beauty, the turquoise waters, the birds, flowers, and the staff all made for a perfect experience. The staff went above and beyond expectations and performed in a genuine and friendly way. We made close friends with the staff and many… Read more
After returning home to California, we reflected on a perfect two weeks at The Verandah. Starting with the natural beauty, the turquoise waters, the birds, flowers, and the staff all made for a perfect experience. The staff went above and beyond expectations and performed in a genuine and friendly way. We made close friends with the staff and many of the guests and look forward to returning soon. At the risk of leaving someone out, the deeply appreciate within the staff; Jonathan (transportation) Jahneilee, Carlos, Everett, Keifer, Janice, and Pamela. Read less