The Verandah Resort & Spa
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- All Inclusive Features
The resort is located in the North Eastern extremity of the Island and sits next to a picturesque inlet from the Atlantic. Overal we really enjoyed our relaxing week here - it generally does as it promises (With a few caveats). Whether it's 4 Star is debateable but its hard not to like the place.We had a water view bungalow - which was ok. Not a great "sea view" to be honest but the accomodation is comfortable (The bed was brilliant - so comfy !). Its a tad dated and a tad sparse - not really 4 star but nothing actually wrong with it. Each bungalow is split into 2 so you do have a neighbour through a wall - and if you sit on your verrandah you are generally overlooked by other people (Not secluded). There is a fridge and a microwave oven and cutlery which is odd for an all inclusive resort. Flat screen tv with lots of channels incl BBC America CNN HBO and so on..... Its very nice accomodation really - comfy for sure but not convinced its 4 Star. Housekeeping are brilliant - keep it very clean.The resort has 2 beaches - a large-ish one with watersports and a smaller more secluded one. The watersports are good - just wander up and borrow a canoe or small sailboat or peddalo. Liked that element. When we were there the beaches never seemed crowded - no problems getting a lounger or a spot near the waters edge. Nicely landscaped with palm trees etc and the resort goes to great lengths to keep the sand looking good. The sea isnt great for snorkelling - very limited fish and banks of seaweed - but when sat on your lounger looking at the sea both beaches are quiet picturesque and very relaxing. No annoying music which is a big plus. There are occasional vendors selling Alloe Vera or souveniers but theyre not pushy and not a big problem at all. Theres also a large pool area where most people tend to hang out (And a smaller adults only pool). Also there is a great crazy golf course and a kiddies area - all very good stuff. Lots for kids n families.There are numerous eating options - the main Sea Breeze buffet, a couple of smaller beachside eateries and for evenings Buccaneers which is A la Carte (You book but its no extra charge) and another "exclusive" restauraunt with a hefty surcharge. Food quality is generally speaking very very good there is a lot of it and the staff great. Continual at table top ups with wines and spirits or non alcoholic drinks. (Although the ambiance is a tad Bultlins in the Sea Breeze). Drinks are the genuine article - not some dodgy locally breweed alcaholic lucky dip. Endless drinks on demand - cool water and squash dispensers on the beach and a fizzy pop dispenser in one of the beachside bars. All super stuff.The staff were without exception polite attentive and friendly. The grounds very well kept and although the resort estate is somewhat spread out the small driven shuttle golf carts are available (run a scheduled shuttle or phone for one) and to be honest we liked walking about the place.So whats not to love ? Well..... Wifi - kind of available in the main bar and reception but sometimes intermittent and always very slow. There is a router in every room - at $10 a day !!! You buy a McDonalds to eat most places in the world in and generally you get free wifi - you spend thousands for a 4 star resort and its $10 a day in your room. Bit steep I think. But if the wifi is as patchy as it is in the public areas then may be best to keep the $10.The evenings revolve around the bar near the main pool and one night was Kareoke - another a DJ fashion show and another bingo. Its very Camber Sands or Tenby as opposed to the Carribean or the tropics. There was a great steel band one night - lots of ambiance - but generally the only place to go ie the bar - can have the same entertainment as a Northern Workingmans club. And there is no other option - no other quiet bar of cocktail bar.This brings me onto another drawback - as the location is somewhat isolated (which makes it serene and picturesque and in many ways a bonus) so you are very much a captive customer. Nowhere else to go of an evening - no small villages or local bars to explore - the on site shops prices are astronomical (Over $5 for a bottle of water $20 plus for insect repellant !) and to go anywhere is a minimum $50 taxi fair. We hired a car at just over $50 a day from the on site company who were great - brilliant investment as any excursions are equally very expensive. Driving is very easy on Antigua so going to Shirley Hts or St Johns is cheaper if you do it yourself. There are also some hefty and not well justified extra charges for keeping the room a few hours past mid day. Oh and as the water tank is solar powered and on the roof if your neighbours have a massive bath then youn have no hot water.It sounds like a lot of negatives but most are minor. We really enjoyed our week here - relaxing on the beach below a palm tree with a cool drink going for an occasional dip or paddle in a canoe is possibly what its all about and the resort provides that element extreemly well. Food and staff are great. Not quite 4 star - a few minor issues but it's hard not to love the ambience of the place and we would certainly concider coming here again.
Resort was beautiful and mature tropical landscape. Lots of walking from beach to lobby. Lots of hills. They do have a shuttle service but we found it was not scheduled per se. We had a room near the beach grill which overlooked the bay. It was quite lovely. The pool was ok but not real large. They have two beaches which are both private alcoves in a bay. No walking along the beach at this resort which we really missed. Weather was terrible the week we were there. Rainy and cloudy most of the week. Resort is really off on it's own with one other resort next door and another that is shut down....not exactly what you want to be looking at from your lounger...Food and drinks were all good. Entertainment was good in the evening. The mini golf was very good. Nice overall but would not go a 2nd time. May try the other side of the island next time. Hotel rooms are a bit older but well maintained.
My husband and I celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary with a 10 day trip to this resort. We had such a wonderful time. From the accommodations, (we had an ocean view) to the food, (definitely gained a few pounds) to the staff, everything was what we hoped it would be. The beach is on the smaller side, but in a cove, which made swimming and the various water sports easier as the water was calmer and there was plenty of water sports offered. Douglas and Olsen were more than happy to assist with the equipment and give lessons if asked. There is a buffet were each night was a different theme so we never tired of eating there. Mr. Peters and Neville will greet you with a smile as you enter and Nevelyn will cook you an omelet like you've never had before. I would recommend this resort and many of the people we met, it was their 2nd, 3rd or 4th time there. Even though it's ranked as a 4 star resort it's a 5 star in my eyes!
I dont understand how anyone could be complaining or saying anything negative about this place. Every staff member i've encountered greeted me with a warm friendly smile and asked me how my stay was. Food at the seabreeze restaurant is delicious. The service is FANTASTIC. Very efficient. The rooms and everywhere else is clean and housekeeping does an excellent job here. Didnt eat at nicoles or bucaneers but I imagine it would be excellent as everywhere else. Keep up the excellent work!!!! Will be returning and recommending this place to everyone i know. Thank you very much Verandah Resort and Spa for the most amazing and relaxing vacation i've ever had.
We have never been on such a wonderful all inclusive holiday, and we have been to quite a few in the Caribbean including some big names. It started by a very smooth and easy check in, then being taken by golf cart through a very pretty landscaped resort to our cool, clean airy room with the most amazing view from our veranda. It felt very private and quiet, yet good access to everything. Yes there was a little walking involved, but with all the great food we ate, we felt like we needed a little exercise then went back for more. Everyone was so friendly and happy and went out of their way to please. If your looking for a little R&R this is the place to go. If your looking to party go somewhere else. I like to go to different places for the experience but this is a place I will go back to again and again as long as it's owned by Mr Robert Barrett. Great job everyone, I am recommending it to everyone I know, young and more mature. Everyone needs a break and this is the place to take it. See you next year if not sooner
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- 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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