Experience the breathtaking beauty of Antigua at a vacation destination with something for everyone. An oasis of tranquility and amenity located on 30 beachfront acres, The Verandah is the perfect place for a romantic wedding, honeymoon or family getaway. Situated amongst a backdrop of lush green gardens, stunning tropical views and a shimmering turquoise sea, the incredible All-Inclusive blend of engaging activities, delectable cuisine and entertaining nightlife allows you the luxury to do it all, or nothing at all.
Willikies Indian Town Road Antigua Antigua & Barbuda
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Returned to the Verandah Resort for our fifth visit. Having visited other resorts on the island over the last 17 years we are pretty familiar with the excellent holiday the island can give. The welcome by the front desk was good; with the offering of sparkling wine followed by a speedy check in and golf cart ride to our room. The room was up to the normal high standard of cleanliness, size and amenities; with good views over the bay; albeit not one of the refurbished rooms. Only a short walk from the main dining/pool area. One of the highlights was meeting and conversing on many occasions with the new General Manager, Eric, who through his French charm and excellent management of staff made our two weeks stay more enjoyable. His daily personal greeting at breakfast made us feel welcome. He even allowed me to fix the running machine in the gym! Food and service in the restaurants was normal high standard, with Buccaneer for dinner and Beach Bar for lunch being our personal favourites. Our chance meetings with the owner, Rob Barratt, also brought us up to date with his plans for the other hotels in his group. All the staff we came across, including workman refurbishing some of the other rooms were very pleasant and courteous. A special shout out to Aime in the restaurants who works so hard. A couple of negatives are that over the last few years the amount of soft sand on the two beaches has diminished, making it quite hard to walk in places. There is also an amount of seaweed on the seabed making paddling or wading to the floating rings an unpleasant experience. For those planning to visit this hotel or Antigua for the first time, please embrace the culture of the island and the people who live there. The island is not the 51st state of the US nor the 28th country in the EU; it is an independent country and should be treated as such. Do not expect Antigua to be a destination with casinos, sports bars and all-night bars. Some guests I came across “barked” orders at the staff with no respect and then complain they do not smile; giving them a $1 tip does not earn their respect. Please respect Antigua for what it is, or do not visit. Overall, “we will be back”!
So we have just arrived from the UK so a pretty long day. Regrettably the welcome from the young lady at the reception was really poor. No smile, no welcome to the hotel which costs nothing. She just appeared bored with the whole process. It costs nothing to be welcoming and upbeat. Then the poor chap who drove the golf buggy couldn’t find our room so we were taken on a mystery tour. Really hope things improve… fingers crossed.
We had a 10 day stay at The Verandah and it was absolutely fantastic. The resort is spread over a large area and the accommodation is excellent. Large rooms with a large verandah. Although the resort is spread out you can get round by calling a buggy to take you where you want. Even if you decide to walk the chances are a buggy will come past that you can hop on. There are two beaches which are very sheltered and have various water sports you can try out. The min pool is large and despite what another reviewer said there was water aerobics. There is also a smaller adults only pool. There are bars at the two beaches which also serve food from midday to 4.00pm. The main bar is by the pool and restaurants and is open quite early until late. The main restaurant is buffet style and the food was very good. Each night was a themed night. There are two a la carte restaurants with waitress service. The Buccaneers is at no extra cost but Nicole’s has a USD40 cover charge. Again the food was excellent. Also a note of praise for the staff. Every single one was polite and friendly and were more than ready for a little chat or offer help and assistance if you needed it. I can also recommend a trip on the Calypso Cat and also the Pink Panther Safari to see Shirley Heights and English Harbour. If you want a relaxing time I can highly recommend The Verandah.