The Verandah Resort & Spa
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- All Inclusive Features
Me and my husband came to Antigua to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We chose the Verandah as it seemed to offer everything that we wanted at a price we were happy to pay. From the moment we arrived we knew we would be happy with our choice. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff here, who are so friendly and nice. The hotel itself is kept spotlessly clean - our room was always beautifully made up everyday and the dining and bar areas are equally nice and hygienic. Food and drinks are of an exceptional standard and service in the restaurants is just fantastic. They offer a number of watersport activities and the tour desk is very helpful for when you want to go exploring outside of the resort. Daily activities in the resort are well planned and made alot of fun by the staff. On the day of our anniversary a bottle of champage was left in our room for us which i felt was a really nice touch. We would love to return here again for another amazing holiday
Rooms all have balconies. A bit run down in general. Food is ok, nothing spectacular, but you can always find something decent to eat. Staff in general not super friendly, nothing like what you experience in the All inclusive resorts in Jamaica . General attitude of this staff is not very welcoming or friendly. You get the sense they are here to do the job and wonâ€™t do a bit more. Of course there are exceptions. We have traveled quite a lot throughout the Caribbean and beach resorts (Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Anguilla, St. John & BVIâ€™s -Virgin Islands, Mexico, Aruba,Hawaii + usually book all inclusive, as easier with large family. Seems this concept is fairly new here in Antigua. Nightly bands are good, nice pool, beach is small but nice (other beaches available walking distance but outside resort). We like to stay within resort as it is easier with small children and you donâ€™t get hassled. The tennis pro is really good. This should be promoted more, as it is probably the best program at this resort. Dinner buffet by the pool one evening was ok. Music would have been better entertainment, but they had a woman talking on the speakers, doing raffles and talking about how wonderful the staff is. It was an employee appreciation event, which would have been better suited for a staff party. We were bored out of our minds and quite annoyed at her non-stop talking. Really, keep the music on and save the staff appreciation for a private employee-only event. The guests should not have to suffer through the long winded speeches that mean nothing to us. It could have been a lovely evening if it had not been interrupted by the hour long speech. 3 out of 5 stars in general. Much better experiences at any of the Jamaican all-inclusives.
Just returned for a week in paradise! Overall, this is a beautiful resort. We picked this resort because of the individual bungalows. Each bungalow has 2 rooms and each has a large verandah. We stayed in an oceanfront suite, and the views were amazing. The rooms are very nice, but could use a fresh coat of paint. Each suite has a small kitchenette, though not sure why- you are not able to take any food out of the restaurants. The restaurants are nice- went to all 4, and none were really disappointing. Went to Nicole's for a birthday dinner- worth the upcharge, but very slow service. Also, they were told we were celebrating a birthday, and we watched others get a cake, but we didn't- maybe it was an additional fee?Beaches are gorgeous, and plenty of watersports available. The way the resort is situated, there can be a lot of walking between rooms and restaurants and beaches, but they do run golf cart shuttles, so it is easy enough to try and grab a ride.We rented a car right at the resort, and had no issues either. I would highly recommend a car to get out and really see the island!All in all- a fantastic resort on a beautiful island!
We had a week at the Verandah and it did not disappoint. In short it exceeded my expectation and ticked all the boxes.Great weather in Nov 31 all week with lows of 29 .Staff extremely professional and always helpful and smiling.Restaurant Nicoleâ€™s was worth the extra 35 dollar per head supplement just to quaff the champagne and devour a full lobster .Loved the ambiance at Rasta Beach and Bar .Sea breeze main restaurant very good as was the branded drinks . Did not spend a penny all week and loved the rum punch.Golf carts transport you around the beautiful park setting from beach to beach and bar to bar. Will go back for sure .
This was our 3rd trip to the Verandah, first trip we loved in 2012 was amazing, second in 2016 wasnâ€™t great for many reasons, which are in my review from that trip. We felt that we had to give it one last chance, and Iâ€™m so glad we did.We were welcomed to the resort with cold towels and smiling faces, the receptionist remembered us and there were cold drinks ready. We were checked in and at our room within minutes. The rooms havenâ€™t changed in the years weâ€™ve been here and if honest they could probably do with an update, the bathrooms especially, but they are impeccably clean.The resort has a lovely laid back feel to it, with smiles from all the staff, Nakisha in Seabreeze made a fuss of our little boy every time she saw us, which he loved. We ate mostly at seabreeze as the kids were exhausted after a long day in the sea / pool. The food was ok, but not fantastic, and there wasnâ€™t always a kids option out.Unfortunately I was taken ill on day 2 of our holiday, a sick bug, nothing to do with the resort, the hotel were fantastic, on day 4 they arranged for a doctor to come out. They delivered ginger ale and water to the room and gave my husband packets of crackers for me when he asked at dinner time. They called me twice a day to make sure I was ok. On another note, the doctor is very expensive! But he was very attentive and stayed for an hour to make sure I was ok after giving me medication.The kids loved mini golf which has had a bit of a refurb, and the pool was always clean, with beds in the shade or sun available most of the day. The beach bar is a great spot to enjoy the view of the main beach, the building Work was not intrusive at all, and to be honest I didnâ€™t really notice it. Lunch at the Rasta bar / grill was great, sometimes a bit of a wait, but not a problem when you have a lovely spot to sit in! I will be intrigued to see what the new rooms are like when they are finished, they look like they are the same style as the existing, but they will have fantastic views.All in all a lovely break for the family (unfortunately mine was a mini break due to sickness) and it felt like home the moment we got there.We are generally not people that go to the same place twice, but if the right deal came up again we wouldnâ€™t hesitate in going back.We are a totally normal family with 2 small children, we appreciate the simple things like a smile from a waitress or a wave for my 2 year old son from the buggy bus driver, and these were forthcoming in abundance. Thank you Verandah staff for making fabulous memories for our family, especially as I wasnâ€™t around for much of it :(
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast Daily (Buffet)
- Lunch Daily (Buffet,Â a la carte)
- Dinner Daily (Buffet,Â 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
- AÂ 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.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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The Verandah Resort & SpaAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Indian Town Rd, Saint Philip Antigua
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