The Verandah Resort & Spa
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Firstly I don't understand the negative reviews on this resort. It is almost like these reviewers have never been here. The staff are the most helpful and friendly people I have ever met at a holiday complex. There is a choice of 3 restaurants in the main building. A buffet with a good selection of food which should suit even the fussiest of eaters, an A La Carte (Buccaneer) with a good variety of choices and a fine dining restaurant (Nicoles). Although there is a supplement on Nicoles it is well worth a visit. The wine that is served in all the restaurants is very nice with the best being served in Nicoles. There is also a grill bar that serves snacks at lunch and a more extensive menu in the evenings which is also excellent.The main bar is situated near the main pool with a wide selection of drinks and cocktails and if what you want is not on the menu the staff will go out of their way to make your drink.Talking of pools there are 2. The main one and an adults only pool with plenty of beds and sunshades so no early mornings reserving sunbeds. There are also 2 beaches with plenty of beds and shade. One supplies all the water sports and the other has a grill and bar. Also a short walk away is yet another beach.We stayed in a waterfront suite which was very good. A large comfortable bed, a sitting area with a sofa, chairs and a large TV also a nice balcony with stunning views.We stayed at this resort for a friends wedding which was handled by an amazing group of people and couldn't have run any smoother.All in all a very nice resort with nothing to complain about. We will definitely return in the future.
The Veranada is exactly what it says. Semi detached bungalows with extra large rooms about 350sq. ft. Everything is more than a 10 out of 10. The Staff goes out of their way to be helpful and pleasant. The food was excellent, except for the fact that a lot of it was Spicy. They promised to work on that. The Beaches had everything from Kayaks to sail boats all for Free. Pools were clean and lots of chairs to sit/lounge on.Continuous Drinks and Soda for Free. Lots of things to do on the grounds. No real need to go anywhere. Shopping, your better off at the Vendors at the resort. But bring your own bath supplies and mosquito and sun tan cream. Those items are very expensive everywhere on the Island.
Stayed for a one week vacation at the end of April, 2017 and would rate this resort at a 4 star.Here are the Pros (good)/comments;â€śBoutiqueâ€ť style resort with 100+ semi-detached cottages. Each cottage has a comfortable king sized mattresses, a safe (mounted quite high, see cons later) in the closet, basic 2 sink washroom, a tub/shower, a microwave, fridge (not stocked or refilled) and a large balcony (see picture). Rooms can connect on the balcony via door (see pictures). We were in a Hillside room, and had a partial view of the bay (again,â€¦.see pictures). Good/average food at the main buffet (Seabreeze) with varying themed menus changed daily/nightly. Try the omelette station for breakfast! 3 â€śthemedâ€ť restaurants, the Buccaneer, Nicoleâ€™s ($ surcharge), and the Beach Bar and Grill. Only had a dinner at the Beach Bar and Grill and it was quite good.2 beaches at either end of the resort, one the smaller Rasta beach, across the street from check-in/lobby is smaller and very quiet/tranquil. It has a wonderful grill restaurant (Wadadli Grill, outdoor seating) serving burgers, wraps, etcâ€¦ + a Bar. The other main beach at the other end of the resort is busier but requires a 39 step stair climb to access it and any food/drink (Beach Bar and Grill). This beach has the pedal/paddle boats, kayaks, hobie-cat sailing boats, etcâ€¦. Both beaches are calm, with no crashing waves, perfect to lounge in. Good WIFI in the lobby area and main bar area chokes up a little as more users use up the broadband, but generally good.There are 4 pools at this property, the main pool as well as a kids pool (adjacent to the kids area), which has a large play structure and Kidz Club (see pictures). There is also an adult pool (picture attached) and a family pool (picture attached). The main pool (picture) is the largest and is closest to all the restaurants, main bar and nightly entertainment.Different themed nightly entertainment starting at 8:00/9:00 PM ending at 11:00 PM.A 24 hour tea/coffee area (adjacent to main bar) that serves those beverages and pastries, small sandwiches (afternoon), fruit, etcâ€¦ This area also houses a number of big screen TVâ€™s (4) for all day viewing and have numerous available channels for varied tastes.This is a big resort geographically and has a number of steep hills to get to the various rooms/venues, but it has an effective transportation system (extended golf cart type vehicles) to move anyone that requires it.Mini Putt, Pool/Billiards, Foosball, Ping Pong, Tennis courts, Shuffleboard are all also availableThere is a fully stocked gift shop adjacent to the front desk that has essentially anything you would need (pricey, as expected).Well-equipped gym on site, located at the main restaurant building.Powerful and effective room air conditioners,.. remote controlledThe Cons;Being picky/particular here,â€¦the room safe is mounted too high,â€¦.my 5 foot wife needed to stand on a chair to access contents. The safe uses a key system (donâ€™t lose it,.. it will cost you $50.00 to replace).Roomâ€™s bathtub/shower combo can be tricky to enter/exit,â€¦.uses caution.Additional comments;30 minute drive from Antiguaâ€™s very modern airport.Must visit Shirley Heights, English Harbour,â€¦. tours available (see next comment) but we chose a local taxi (2-3 hours), â€¦split the cost with another couple, much cheaper, if that is all you want to see/visit/tour. The Pink Panther tour (all day) was very well reviewed by the guests that we discussed that option with.Must see,â€¦. Devilâ€™s Bridge, a 10 minute walk from the resort.Vacationers mix = 50% adults, 30% families, 20% younger/honeymooner typeNumerous palapas at the main pool (chaise loungers) and the decking around the pool (sit down type). There was never an issue finding one.
This was our first trip to Antigua and it won't be our last! We stayed at the Verandah the 2nd week of May and would return anytime. The resort is beautiful and spotless. The rooms are huge and comfortable. We loved sitting out on the balcony in the morning with our coffee and watching the birds. It was bliss.The food is good. We enjoyed the breakfasts at Seabreeze and ate most of our evening meals at the Buccaneer or Beach Bar and Grill. What we enjoyed most was the beach! The main beach is beautiful. There were always plenty of chairs and we loved sitting in the yellow rings soaking up the sun. The beach crew were always working hard and ready with a laugh. Carlos always looked after us and made sure we had what we needed. I don't understand people who say the staff are unfriendly. The staff at the Verandah are wonderful, fun people. I did not see one disingenuous smile or have one unanswered request.The relaxed Caribbean pace is exactly what we needed.We loved this place!!
This is a kid friendly resort and if you have kids this will probably be a good place to visit as a family, but I can't comment as it was just my wife and I who went on our vacation. I did see a lot of couples here as well so it looks like it caters to both groups. The resort grounds are absolutely beautiful and very meticulously maintained. The local birds are everywhere and just adds to the Caribbean tone of the resort. This resort is pretty massive, but fear not they have shuttles that run every 10 minutes or so and you can call for one by pressing 0 on your phone in the room. The staff were very nice and went above and beyond to make our stay fantastic. We stayed in room 169 and it had amazing views of the water and we enjoyed spending plenty of time on our balcony just relaxing. The food was surprisingly very delicious( buffet style usually sacrifices taste)and I think if you choose Verandah you won't be disappointed. Verandah did surprise us with a Complimentary dinner at Nicole's(the higher end restaurant) and the service was top notch and the food was too. Nicole's has one of the biggest T Bone steaks I've ever had. The main pool was usually crowded with families and we didn't even try to get a spot here, the adult pool has a rock waterfall, but is fairly small and was usually packed until around 3pm or so. The resort has 2 beaches=The main, which has the water sports equipment such as kayaks and Hobie cats and is where majority of people hung out and the Rasta beach which was towards the front of the resort and was pretty small, but was the place to go to get away from the crowds. Rasta beach also had food drinks steps away from the beach. I will say both beaches had a ton of seaweed(still attached under water) which subtracted from the beauty of the water, by the way it may be an Antigua thing because we also stayed at Cocobay and it's water was the same. You may ask why the lower rating as everything I typed seems very positive, and it's the beaches that lowered it for my wife and I. The size as well as the abundance of seaweed just didn't do it for us, otherwise the resort is awesome.
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- 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.
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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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