The Verandah Resort & Spa

Antigua, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

This resort and spa is in an idyllic spot, up on the secluded Northeast coast, featuring a brand new pool on Rasta Beach with amazing views of the ocean, a revitalised lobby and bigger gift shop. 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

185 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.

Water View Suites offer partial ocean views, with 1 king-size bed and queen-size sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

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: only Hillside and Waterview Suites have a pull-out sofa.

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

You must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 upon check-in (applies to guests aged 16 and over only). You’ll be unable to check in if you cannot provide this information.

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). Wadadli Snack Shack (on Rasta Beach, serving grilled snacks from 11am-3pm daily). Coffee Shop (speciality coffee and hot drinks, pastries, and afternoon tea served daily between 3.30-4.30pm). 5 Bars: Rasta Bar (beachside), Main Pool Bar, Beach Bar and Grill, Nicole's Bar and Lazy Pelican Bar (new beach bar located on the water sports beach). Reservations are required for dinner at Buccaneer, Beach Bar and Grill and Nicole's restaurants. Restaurants are open on a rotation basis due to season/occupancy.

Regular live evening entertainment. On-site The Columbian Emeralds store. Weekly manager's cocktail party on Monday's.

3 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. Yoga and aqua aerobics classes. Nature walks. Spa Tranquility* and salon* offering beauty and body treatments plus an 'outdoor' treatment room. Kids' club (currently closed) for 4-11 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. Subject to Covid protocols.

Gift shop. Golf cart shuttle service (there are no vehicles within the resort). Complimentary WiFi available in public areas and in all rooms. Concierge.

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: 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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May 7, 2022 642lize Bristol, United Kingdom

What a glorious 10 days we had. This was a holiday that was due to have happened in the first lock down back in 2020…. So there was much anticipation. The Verandah did not disappoint. The food, facilities, ambiance were all superb, but the staff were the key factor that made it all so special. A particular mention has to go to Nian who helped… Read more
What a glorious 10 days we had. This was a holiday that was due to have happened in the first lock down back in 2020…. So there was much anticipation. The Verandah did not disappoint. The food, facilities, ambiance were all superb, but the staff were the key factor that made it all so special. A particular mention has to go to Nian who helped us cram in all the activities we possibly could and ensured we all had an amazing time …. Making sure we all got off safely on our wonderful Calypso Cat expedition in person, and generally making sure our holiday was everything we could hoped for - a huge thank you to you, you went above and beyond. And the Calypso Cat outing made for one of the best days…. Magical snorkelling, turtles, sting rays, coral reefs…finished off with an exciting ride back, leaping over the waves… with a glass or two of bubbly at the end served by the attentive crew. All just brilliant, I highly recommend. My only criticism… I was at least half a stone heavier when I got back, it was impossible to resist all that wonderful food.. Goat curry, Jonny cakes… omelettes, and the best passion fruit crème brûlée. Well done to the huge team of chefs and waiting staff…Although, I should have just stuck to the fresh papaya for breakfast everyday. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to the Verandah. It was truly wonderful. Read less
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Apr 27, 2022 Y2170NZmichaelm

My family, consisting of my wife and two kids (age 10 and 7) just came back from a wonderful week in Antigua where we stayed at The Verandah Resort and Spa. We really had a wonderful time. The property was spread out and well maintained, it was the sort of place that reminded me of Caribbean resorts that I used to go to as a kid. We had a view… Read more
My family, consisting of my wife and two kids (age 10 and 7) just came back from a wonderful week in Antigua where we stayed at The Verandah Resort and Spa. We really had a wonderful time. The property was spread out and well maintained, it was the sort of place that reminded me of Caribbean resorts that I used to go to as a kid. We had a view of the water from our room and appreciated the size of the room. I found the food to be good, I was surprised with how much I enjoyed the buffet . Drinks were well made and easy to get. A nice perk was the coffee shop which was included and had everything from Iced coffee to Espresso Macchiatos. Beach was very nice, with quite a few water sports activities available. The resort had a few different pools, we liked the pool down on the Rasta beach. Rasta beach was a little far from our room but the pool was really nice and seemed new. To cap off each day it seemed like there was some sort of entertainment which my kids loved, I didn't realize how much my kids liked Karaoke! Not to mention mini golf, ping pong and pool tables during the day. The hotel put on a beach party on Easter which the kids really enjoyed. Felt very safe at the hotel and it was nice to let the kids roam about. Wifi was included and I was impressed by the coverage around the resort. We had a really relaxing and nice time there, the staff was lovely, we will be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Brilliance of all aspects of Verandah Spa Hotel

Apr 23, 2022 755dagmarg Basingstoke, United Kingdom

We arrived on 19 Feb 2022 and left on 17 April 2022 due to tragic circumstances of my wife passing away during our stay at the hotel (due to an accident on the island which necessitated our extended stay. Throughout this whole experience all the staff from the owner Mr Barrett general Manager Chris and all all the hotel staff could not do… Read more
We arrived on 19 Feb 2022 and left on 17 April 2022 due to tragic circumstances of my wife passing away during our stay at the hotel (due to an accident on the island which necessitated our extended stay. Throughout this whole experience all the staff from the owner Mr Barrett general Manager Chris and all all the hotel staff could not do enough to help both myself and my wife cope in this difficult situation. The room we booked was perfect meeting all our needs and after the accident we were moved to an equally appropriate room for our change of circumstances. All staff could not be more than helpful and accessible at all times day or night to our needs. The food and the bar lived up to expectations sometimes exceeding them. As regards to the negative reviews I question which hotel they were staying out which was obviously NOT the Verandah that I experienced over my longer stay. I would particularly like to mention (there could be many more) Larissa, Greg, Lamon, Shawn, Andre (Tall), Lucy, Leandra, Marscia, Kertie and Charles the gardener. All these staff made our stay truly memorable. These are just some of the staff that went the extra mile that humbled me with their kindness and love for both my wife and myself. Read less
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Apr 21, 2022 paulaQ1734US London, United Kingdom

Visited late March,April 22 with family group with 4 grandchildren. Beautiful resort with loads to keep all ages occupied. Plenty of choice for food and never disappointed although a little slow on Rasta beach when busy. Loved Rasta, small beach with fish to see with a lovely pool,toilet,beach bar and grill within 100 m. All the staff were… Read more
Visited late March,April 22 with family group with 4 grandchildren. Beautiful resort with loads to keep all ages occupied. Plenty of choice for food and never disappointed although a little slow on Rasta beach when busy. Loved Rasta, small beach with fish to see with a lovely pool,toilet,beach bar and grill within 100 m. All the staff were absolutely amazing without exception but very special thanks to Douglas and the other guys in water sports. Nothing was too much trouble with a great range of equipment, even the windsurf kit was in good order.The only disappointment was the lack of a welcome drink on arrival and the eye watering levy of $24 per room each night because of COVID. Rooms cleaned every other day so didn’t stack up for me. However don’t be put off because it was a great holiday and would go back. Read less
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Apr 19, 2022 Joyya139

After my second time back to The Verandah, I can fully attest that this resort is the perfect spot for a fun filled trip! There are many different activities to do right on the resort for no additional cost, but on top of them, the excursions are 100% worth the money and the staff everywhere is amazing! The food and service at the resort is… Read more
After my second time back to The Verandah, I can fully attest that this resort is the perfect spot for a fun filled trip! There are many different activities to do right on the resort for no additional cost, but on top of them, the excursions are 100% worth the money and the staff everywhere is amazing! The food and service at the resort is wonderful! With buffet options available and different themes each night for dinner, you are sure to get something delicious! The breakfast buffet is a perfect start to the morning (especially the omelettes)! Jennifer down at the rasta beach makes amazing lunch food for your time down at the beach! With Mauricia serving drinks at her side, you are sure to have a wonderful day at the beach! If you are in the mood for some daytime water activities, go see Doug! He will be sure to make your time down at the beach full of fun with all the water sports activities! The whole water sports team will make your day amazing! The nighttime activities at the main bar are always a good time, and when you see Andre working the bar, you know you're in for a good night! The GM Chris is amazing! He is always around and working hard to make sure everyone on the resort is happy and relaxed having the best time! There are absolutely no complaints I have about my trip and that is all thanks to the wonderful staff! Read less