Nestled in the charming parish of Saint Philip, The Verandah Antigua is an adult-only, all-inclusive resort with a great range of facilities. There’s a spa, sporting activities and a large free-form pool. The resort is set in 30 acres of beachfront grounds and borders the Devil's Bridge National Park, with a choice of two sandy beaches backed with lush greenery and spectacular tropical scenery all around.
Antigua offers plenty to entice visitors including 365 white-sand beaches and an indented coastline, scores of fascinating museums and historic sights. A daily shuttle takes you into the capital of St John’s for a small fee while also serving the popular lookout point of Shirley Heights on Sundays. The island has two golf courses. Tee off at Cedar Valley, approximately 35 minutes' drive, or at Jolly Harbour some 45 minutes away.
There are literally hundreds of beaches to enjoy in Antigua and all of them are open to the public. Some of the best examples include Honeymoon Cove, Sea Grapes Beach, Eden Beach and Royal Palm Beach. The waves are perfect for surfing at Half Moon Bay, while for the optimum jet skiing experience head to Dickenson Bay at sunset. Hike up to the island’s highest point Boggy Peak at 1,300 feet. You can indulge in some premium souvenir shopping amid colourful buildings and artworks at Redcliffe Quay. Admire the views of the arched limestone bridge called Devil’s Bridge near Indian Town Point. You can visit Devil’s Bridge on a guided history tour across the island, also calling in at Nelson’s Dockyard, the Blockhouse and art gallery Fig Tree Studio. Go snorkelling at Turtle Beach and take in shipwrecks, tropical fish, turtles and stunning natural rock formations. You can also visit Fort James, built to guard the entrance to the harbour at St John’s. Antigua’s airport is a 30-minute drive away.
The accommodation includes spacious single-storey suites, featuring classic Caribbean architecture and decor. All enjoy private terraces while waterfront accommodation offers stunning views over the sea. The interiors are cool and spacious with elegant, vaulted ceilings. All rooms include mini-fridges, clock radio alarms, celling fans, hair dryers and ironing equipment. Hillside Suites are sizeable with one king-size bed and a queen sofa sleeper. Waterview Suites enjoy elevated views of the lush gardens and partial sea views, whilst Waterfront Suites have high ceilings, spacious sitting areas, and bathrooms with walk-in showers and double sinks.
Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00
10.5 mi / 17.0 km from city centre
- Laundry/Valet service
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Coffee shop
- Exercise gym
- Hair dryer
- Internet services
- Beauty shop/salon
- Ironing board
- 3 Restaurant
- 3 Pool
- 4 Lounges/bars
- Pool Bar
- Game room
- Free parking
- Massage services
- Safe deposit box
- Live entertainment
There’s a fantastic range of activities at The Verandah with water sports including Hobie Cat sailing, snorkelling (with equipment included) and kayaking.
Back on land you can play tennis (there are two hard-surfaced, floodlit courts to play on, while lessons with a pro instructor are available for a fee), pool, table football, table tennis and beach volleyball or access the well-equipped fitness centre and a range of fitness trails that criss-cross the grounds. Enjoy endless games on the 18-hole tropical mini-golf course, which takes you on a journey through waterfalls, secret paths and bridges. You can then test your skills at one of the competitive tournaments, held on Wednesday afternoons and Friday evenings.
There are no fewer than five pools to enjoy, including a spectacular free-form pool to lounge around. Closest to the lobby is the pool on Rasta Beach. It's a large, elegant pool, raised up high giving fabulous ocean views from the surrounding deck.
Treat yourself to an indulgent spa treatment at the Tranquility Body & Soul Spa. The spa offers stress-relieving Swedish massages, aromatherapy, reflexology, body wraps using seaweed, essential oils and aromatic salts, manicures, pedicures, facials, hair styling and more.
There’s a lively programme of nightly entertainment including steel-pan drumming and weekly cocktail parties.
Seabreeze is the resort's main restaurant, serving a varied buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nicole's is a fine-dining restaurant that offers a blend of stylishly presented, modern French and Italian cuisine (an additional supplement applies, payable locally), and Buccaneers is an a la carte restaurant serving lighter dishes. There's also a coffee shop serving afternoon tea, a wide selection of teas and coffees, fruit smoothies, sweets and pastries.
You will get that relaxed, island feeling from the moment you arrive at The Verandah, starting with a refreshing fruit punch to welcome you. A choice of four bars keep you cool with a wide range of signature cocktails, top-shelf spirits, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages by the glass.
Get into the island spirit at the beachside Rasta Bar, a funky little shack just off the main lobby building. If you don't want to stray far from the pool, you can cool off at the Pool Bar, outfitted in natural stone in keeping with the surroundings.
The expansive and centrally located main lounge also overlooks the pool and the winding, limestone-walled pathways of the common. It's the place where you can meet and socialise, with fun and refreshments on tap day and night.
Perched above the main beach is the relaxing Beach Bar & Grill, offering stunning views of the entire cove, serving light lunches, snacks, beer and non-alcoholic drinks. It's the ideal place to pull up a barstool, kick off your flip-flops and enjoy the fresh sea breeze.
In the restaurants, shoes should be worn, and bathing suits must be covered. After 18:30, men should wear trousers and collared shirts with short or long sleeves (no t-shirts or tank tops). Women should wear dresses, skirts, trousers, culottes or tailored Bermuda-length shorts (no short shorts or cut offs).
American Express Credit Cards are NOT accepted, due to ongoing issues with American Express credit card processing, therefore cannot be used to pay for any local charges and incidentals while in resort. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are welcomed.
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