The Verandah Resort & Spa
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The hotel has many good points, the breakfast was great, the private beaches lovely and it was generally very clean. The not so good points, the lunch and evening meals not great, drinks not great and we did not get the room we originally booked. They did move us after our first night. It's quite disappointing that they charge for WI-FI in the rooms when we paid quite a lot for an all inclusive deal. The resort is also in desperate need of re-furbishment. There is very little around it to give you options to go out for meals or drinks
We loved our stay at the Verandah Resort & Spa! We had never been to Antigua before and didn't know much about the island until we visited on chance after winning a trip to this resort. The island is stunningly beautiful and there's really such a wonderful variety of things to do and explore. We loved lounging on the beach, poolside, and in our beautiful suite; we equally enjoyed a sightseeing trip during which we learned about the history, economy, and landscape of the island (which is so rich and fascinating!) The food was delicious and plentiful, fitness center was nice, spa was excellent, pools and beaches clean and clear, and staff were delightful and friendly and eager to please. On our last night, one of the staff made a personalized drink for us! There is a lovely adult-only pool which was a great place to relax. There are gardens everywhere, including an on-site vegetable garden, from which they use many of the herbs and vegetables to cook the meals (awesome!). The ONLY downside to this resort was what seemed to be a disregard for the noise level. We were kept up late by the karaoke and live bands - these were fun, but as we were on vacation we really wanted to get more rest than this afforded. The lateness wouldn't have been a problem, except that they began landscaping work early in the morning. Staff were quite responsive to our complaints, which we were very pleased about!
I am not surprised that the reviews have a huge range in ratings. We have traveled A LOT (full disclosure at the end) and see how some would rate Verandah a 3 star resort and others a 5 star resort. It depends on what you have previously experienced.Positives:-Beautiful piece of rolling waterfront land. Well-maintained grounds and pools.-Spread out resort-plenty of privacy and space. Two beaches protected from wind and waves. The peaceful main beach has sail boats, kayaks, stand-up paddle surfboards... to use for no additional fee.-Attractive buildings from the exterior-Good value, for the reasonable price we paid-Seemed well-suited for kids and familiesNegatives:-Marginal service, especially housekeeping and restaurant staff-Dated interior facilities. The main buffet restaurant (Seabreeze) feels like a cafeteria, with gas station quality bathrooms. The sleeping rooms are spacious, but spartan.-Food in Seabreeze is OK but not special. Food at the reservation-only dinner restaurants are better.-The interior could be better maintained.If you want a memorable world class resort with excellent food and service, don't come here--spend a lot more and go to another resort. If you want a scenic, comfortable, relaxing place with pretty good food and facilities at a reasonable price-come here.Fair balance-we have stayed at several 5 star resorts in Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, Nevis... but also routinely stay at the dog-friendly Days Inn when we drive across the US. We evaluate a hotel/resort on a value scale vs. the price we paid. To be "special", we have high standards for food and service. The food and service at Verandah is far below standards at "world class" resorts, especially in Asia! But, so was the price.
Viva VerandahIgnore any negative resorts , I have no idea where these people have been staying We stayed here from the 29th Nov to 13 DecThe weather was absolutely beautiful , just a few rain showers the second week late afternoon but they only last about 15/20 mins.Obviously if you are reading this you are planning to come here do not hesitate you will not be disappointed .Yeah as you will have already read the rooms could use a little updating but that would only be curtains and bedspreads I would love to see Caribbean colours .But that is all I would improve onThe room was huge and spotlessly cleaned by housekeeping every day , very good toiletries in the rooms so you won't need to take shower gels or body moisturiser.The bed was one of the best I have ever slept on so comfy. We had room 321 which was right opposite the main restaurant , gym and next to guest services , perfectly placed in our opinion .The resort is very large and spread out it is beautiful.Never any problems with sun beds or beach towels.Food overall was very good we ate at the beach bar and grill most days for lunch ,and a couple of evenings We also ate at Nicole's twice , the first time was great the second time not so good it seemed like they were short staffed but the food was always good.The staff are what make this hotel , they are amazing and friendly , don't know why some people say they are rude or unpleasant , just say hello and smile you will always get a response.There is not a great deal to see on Antiqua so if I had to recommend 1 trip it would be the pink panther tour it takes in just about everything , the girls were brilliant and made it really fun.Loved it!!!!!!!Will definitely return Thanks Verandah for a great 60th birthday.
My family visited this resort Jan 2017. This was our first time traveling internationally with our 8 month old. Not only did we enjoy the resort but our daughter had a blast. This resort is gorgeous. Boasting 2 beaches you have a choice to no matter where you are on the resort. If you are up for a 5 minute walk off the resort you have a third beach to venture too. They provide equipment for non motorized sports. I was able to kayak from one beach to the other. We went with the waterview suite - room 129 (swordfish). I highly recommend this suite as I felt the views offer the best bang for your buck. All suites will have some form of waterview but with us having an infant we figured we will be in the room more than usual. The resort is beautiful and they do a wonderful job with the pest control. It's amazing that a resort with a tropical setting can have little interference with nature. We saw one mosquito the entire time we as there (6 days). The only thing you will see is tiny lizards and they stay clear of your path. Birds will come to your balcony and enjoy the scenery with you. It is to be noted that this resort is pretty isolated so if you are looking for entertainment when the sun goes down this place may not be for you. You can taxi to the other places on the island. While this place is isolated and kind of on it's own location it is very safe! They do bring in nightly entertainment in the form of live music and the bars remain open well into midnight. The only thing that may catch you off guard is how hilly the resort is. You will get some great exersice in. The first day I tried to walk with only flip flops. That changed quickly as I navigated to tennis shoes and saw the same throughout the resort. But if you are not up for walking they have guys who will easily haul you around in the golf carts.The people on the resort are very friendly and personably . They pretty much knew us on a first name basis by day 3. Everyone speaks and they will go out of their way to make your vacation awesome. The food was ok. They have multiple restaurants where you can make reservations. We were so busy we opted for the buffet every night. It wasn't bad but it wasn't the idea meal for authentic Antigua food. It's eatable. That's probably the only thing holding me back from giving this place a 5 star rating. My rating is more so 4.5 - 4.75.Is this the perfect resort? NO but it was perfect for us and this place helped make for a memorable vacation especially for our 8 month old daughter who was able to play at 5 beaches. I would not only return here but recommend this resort to other people.
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- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast Daily (Buffet)
- Lunch Daily (Buffet, a la carte)
- Dinner Daily (Buffet, a la carte)
- Domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and selected International drinks
- Sunfish sailing
- Hobie cats
- Evening entertainment on some nights
- 200 rooms
- Buffet restaurant
- A la carte restaurant (International)
- 2 bars, including: Pool bar, Beach bar
- 2 pools
- Fitness Centre
- 2 tennis courts
- Beauty salon
- Children's playground
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Internet Cafe
- 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofabed
- 1 full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Satellite television
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Iron and ironing board
- Kitchenette facilities including Mini fridge, microwave, coffee and tea facilties
- Max occupancy 4
For the Kids - Mini-Club available for children 4 to 12 years old.
Weddings - Wedding packages including a free wedding with minimum stay are available. Please inquire for details.
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The Verandah Resort & SpaAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
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Indian Town Rd, Saint Philip Antigua
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