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
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkelling
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Families
  • Wedding
  • Evening Entertainment

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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 28 Feb '20 to receive up to 44% off the accommodation for stays between 3 Jan–23 Dec '20.

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

  • 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2581)
  • Very good (1423)
  • Average (421)
  • Poor (144)
  • Terrible (76)
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Jan 27, 2020 Happiness25479471978 Albany, New York

This was our 10th visit to Verandah. We absolutely love it! The property is beautiful, the Staff is excellent and the Food is great. We always book the Superior Waterfront rooms. Right on the cliff. We never use the air conditioning. We just open up the sliding door and enjoy that breeze and view! We definitely plan to go again!
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Jan 27, 2020 Robert F Stoughton, Massachusetts

Pay no attention to the bad reviews...this was a very quiet, friendly and convenient location to spend 10 days. We have been all over the Caribbean and the Verandah gave my wife and I all the things we want in a resort. The staff were great, especially Neville, and the food was good with options for all. We will return to the Verandah
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thin walls between rooms only thing that spoiled our holiday

Jan 27, 2020 427ccfcfan Hinckley, United Kingdom

If it had not been for the fact that we could hear everything from the couple in the neighbouring room, I would have rated this as Excellent, but due to the fact we could hear them talking (particularly in their bathroom), then have had to mark down to Very Good. Hope these bullet points help you make decision as to whether to book or… Read more
If it had not been for the fact that we could hear everything from the couple in the neighbouring room, I would have rated this as Excellent, but due to the fact we could hear them talking (particularly in their bathroom), then have had to mark down to Very Good. Hope these bullet points help you make decision as to whether to book or not. Firstly the positives:- * Water is perfectly safe to drink straight from the taps, as hotel has its own desalination plant. As someone who really suffers from a change of water/food normally, I was very pleasantly surprised that I had no ill side effects at all. Water tasted just like ordinary bottled water that you would buy. *We had an ocean front sea view room and it was plenty big enough for two of us. The wardrobe was a little small and would easily struggle had we been there for two weeks. *View from our balcony was spectactular, watching the Magnificent Frigate Birds & Pelikans diving into the waters was magical. However they are shared balconies, meaning there is a stud wall between the two (for privacy) but there is a wooden door which can be opened in case a family takes the complete block. This however is a nuisance when the cleaners kept leaving our glass balcony door unlocked, meaning that our neighbours could easily have accessed our room. *Bathroom had a Jack & Jill sink arrangement, plus a huge bath tub. Two people wide plus a shower unit over. However, bear in mind that your neighbours may well be able to hear everything! *We only used the one restaurant and the buffet meals were fine. *Drinks from the bar were fine, but you only have one choice of draft beer. Bar staff plentiful and we never had to wait long to be served at any time. *Evening entertainment was fine, but with many guests going back to their rooms early, there was generally no-one left to watch the entertainment after 10 p.m. which tempered things. *There's a lovely large main swimming pool and we never had a problem getting a sun lounger (nor did we have a problem at either beach). This is also the area to collect your free sunlounger towels and exchange them. Adults only pool was smaller and quieter. Now the 'negatives' if they can be referred to in that way:- *The site is large and rather hilly. Not suitable for less able bodied. Although Buggies can be ordered via Reception, they do not come out if it's raining heavily which is when we needed them the most. *As previously mentioned, neighbour noise may be a nuisance. As you can see, the Pro's far outway the 'negatives' so you pays your money and makes your choice. Another thing to mention, which we only found out about through reading Trip Advisor reviews before travel, is that adults can get a day pass to go across to the Pineapple Beach resort hotel next door (takes about 5 minutes to walk to). This is not advised by Verandah Beach at check-in so if it's something youre interested in, you book via Guest Services. Read less
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Jan 27, 2020 InnaT216

I'd rate the resort higher than 4 stars if Sea-bottom was better, you need to wear shoes when going to swim. Another suggestion is to have restaurants opened more frequently than a 3 times a week which creates a problem to book a restaurant and leaves just buffet as the only choice.
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Jan 26, 2020 MsBanner Saratoga Springs, New York

I've been visiting Antigua for work and vacation for 20 years, and this last trip staying at Veranda was just glorious. The staff all go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and to enjoy your vacation. The living and recreational spaces are all very clean and accessible, and the views are stunning. The entertainment, water sports, and… Read more
I've been visiting Antigua for work and vacation for 20 years, and this last trip staying at Veranda was just glorious. The staff all go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and to enjoy your vacation. The living and recreational spaces are all very clean and accessible, and the views are stunning. The entertainment, water sports, and dining staff all went above and beyond to ensure that we had a fantastic stay. There wasn't a moment that we didn't feel relaxed, welcomed, calm, happy, and fulfilled. A truly glorious place to stay on our favorite island. I highly recommend Veranda to anyone looking for a high quality vacation in Antigua. Read less