The Verandah Resort & Spa
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This was our second time staying at the Verandah. And it was better than the first time two years ago. The resort has everything you would want for a comfortable and relaxing vacation. The rooms are very clean and comfortable,The beaches are great with lot of shade for everyone that needs it. The pools are refreshing and relaxing. The staff are friendly and attentive and the food is just outstanding. We will definitely be back.
Spent several nights at this Resort was splendid, the compound is very eco-friendly, the water front rooms provided a relaxing view of the mesmerizing beach. The food was very nice and the whole was ambiance relaxing. Definitely was worth the stay.
In summary - a fantastic stay.Weâ€™ll definitely be back and recommend this resort to everybody.The resort was at 89% capacity and very quiet. No waiting for a drink. Always spare sun loungers. Always very relaxed and calm in a very clean and well maintained resort.Thereâ€™s only a few minor points that prevent it from being 5* star experience. Read below for more details . . .We arrived at The Verandah Resort & Spa at about 1830 to a glass of champagne and a warm welcome from the lovely ladies behind reception.After a brief introduction to the resort and a few doâ€™s, donâ€™tâ€™s and some house rules we were driven by buggy to our room.Mini buggies drive around all day ferrying you about - a great touch but quite often needed to get to reception (itâ€™s a bit of a hilly trek, but you donâ€™t really need to go to reception except check in and check out, thereâ€™s guest services by the main pool who are like a mini reception).After a quick 2-3 minute drive we arrived at 145 - our home for the next 9 nights. We opened the front door to a refreshingly air conditioned, well presented and immaculate room.The room was in a very good state and both myself and my partner both commented on how impressed we were.Flowers and towels in the shape of a heart on the bed and the sunset that we could watch from our balcony gave it a big wow factor for our first night!Our room was both very clean and very well maintained. The only negative we had was the fact the curtains in-front of the balcony doors didnâ€™t meet in the middle. A bit strange but not exactly a major issue.The view off the balcony was absolutely breath taking.The remainder of the holiday was pretty much flawless all the way to the end.Food/DiningThere is 1 main restaurant (Seabreeze), 2 grill shacks, 2 A La Carte restaurants, plus 1 of the grill shacks which turns into A La Carte for dinner.Every day, at every meal, at every restaurant - there was a wow dish!Whether it be lunch down at the Beach Bar & Grill, dinner at Buccaneerâ€™s, or dinner in the main restaurant - every meal was fantastic.We didnâ€™t try Nicoleâ€™s (1 of the A La Carte restaurants). To dine here, itâ€™s an extra $35 per person. The other A La Carte restaurant (Buccaneerâ€™s) was included in the All Inclusive.Thereâ€™s normally 2 A La Carte restaurantâ€™s open each night. We only tried Buccaneerâ€™s and the food was amazing there.The only negative we found with Buccaneerâ€™s is the fact the dress code was not enforced. We were under the impression trousers and a shirt/collar had to be worn. Nobody adhered to this and staff members didnâ€™t enforce it.The staff in each eatery were fantastic. Very attentive in topping up drinks and clearing plates.However, this service did drop slightly at the main restaurant at weekends when it was busier.There was always food available. The grills at both beaches served paniniâ€™s, burgers, pizza, hot dogâ€™s etc. all day (1100-1800) outside of breakfast and dinner times incase you missed breakfast or didnâ€™t fancy buffet for lunch.Popcorn was always available by the main pool all day.Overall the food and dining experience was great.We never dreaded a meal and found there to be a good choice of restaurants.For those who like an afternoon tea or coffee there is also a â€ścoffee shopâ€ť next to the main bar that serves all types and flavours or coffee and tea as well as cookies, cake and sandwiches 24hrs a day. Itâ€™s almost a bit refreshing to have such a facility for an afternoon coffee after a day in the sun! PoolsOverall there is 3 pools.1 main pool next to the main bar.1 Adult only pool - with its own bar. This pool was always quiet and rarely saw more than 4-6 people at a time. It was like a private pool at times!Finally, a pool behind room numbers 402-412. Whether this pool was exclusive to those villas or not we didnâ€™t establish - however it was always quiet so made nicely for a private swimming pool.WiFiThere was strong WiFi in the rooms, and immediately outside the bar and around each pool.However, itâ€™s charged $10/night, $43/week or $55 for 10 days for the use of WiFi in our rooms. Itâ€™s quite pricey but we made full use of it.WiFi in public areas was free.The WiFi wasnâ€™t fully reliable in all public areas. It worked in most - but not all areas.BarsThereâ€™s 4 bars altogether.1 main bar. 1 at each beach and 1 by the adult pool.All bars had very attentive staff members - in fact all the staff whatever there job were friendly and all round fantastic. Evening entertainment was good. There was always a fantastic band with some really good singers.Entertainment didnâ€™t start until 9pm which we thought was quite late. Most people had had dinner by then and were sitting round the bar.In our opinion - entertainment could do with starting earlier - 1930/2000.Water sports are complimentary and we made great use of them. Thereâ€™s a larger beach 5 minutes down the road outside the resort - that beach is great for a walk.Mini golf was great fun, itâ€™s a shame we didnâ€™t get chance to play tennis.We didnâ€™t feel it necessary to get our room made up every day so ended up going 3 days without a maid touching it (our choice). However a nice touch was that they left towels outside the room. It just showed to us that they didnâ€™t just move onto the next room and forget about us.When it came to checking out we had the option of keeping the room until 1630 - at the charge of $75, or using their shower room for $25.We went for the shower room and booked it for 1600-1700. The room was very clean and in a very good state.All in all it was a fantastic stay and we definitely recommend The Verandah Resort & Spa to anybody. Weâ€™ll definitely be returning.The staff are fantastic, the grounds and rooms are well kept and the food was brilliant...we couldnâ€™t have asked for more!
We stayed here in August 2016 - and I have to say it was one of the best holidays we have had! The kids loved the beaches, food, activities, and pretty much everything there. The accommodation consisted on a single room off the pool, with us all in it together. However, the kids are old enough for them not to disturb us, and there is so much on during the day they were knackered anyway!The main restaurant opposite the pool (Buffet), was great for the kids as they could choose what they wanted; either being adventurous or not.The beach restaurant grill was loved by our steak-loving little man as well - and the ice cream there was a welcome treat to cool down with.Snorkelling here was excellent too - if you aren't sure whether you should go - do!
After returning from a weeks break with my family we have had time to reflect on what was the worst accommodation and Hotel we have ever stayed in.When making the booking we took time to read other reviews in lots of resort options for Antigua. We decided on the Verandah as the reviews were pretty even and the price was by far the cheapest - which is when the penny should have dropped. A lesson learnt is if something has availability when other options are full and is still cheap then it shouldnâ€™t be considered.The accommodation has just been refurbished ( apparently ) in my opinion a coat of paint conducted by a blind person doesnâ€™t fit the mark. Sorry- a bit flippant, the accommodation is just tired.Dining is the worst - simply, the food is terrible, the glassware and crockery are made to resist surly staff - with bounce back abilities. Thatâ€™s if you can find anything other than a plastic beaker to drink from.Bottled water is chargeable as is any branded drinks, local drinks are adequate - WiFi is chargeable at $10.00 per day. Or free up at reception. Choice of two beaches, the better of the two had building works to one end with a Unique smell of sewage or days of built up litter bags and dining debris at the other. Overall we found the place to be grubby, tables left pool side and beach piled with used glassware until the morning. I guess if you like 70â€™s style Butlins from the UK then itâ€™s a good place for a holiday, cheap and functional - but donâ€™t expect paradise in Antigua.In contrast St Johns Harbour was well worth a visit, as is days out in many of the great beaches of Antigua.
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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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