We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Wonderful resort - comfortable, relaxing and beautiful.”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
The Verandah Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint Philip
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
New Jersey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful resort - comfortable, relaxing and beautiful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2010

First stay at an all inclusive and loved it. Very relaxing. Beautiful grounds, spacious rooms, wonderful pools and beaches, staff were friendly and helpful, food was good, entertainment in the evenings. This place is a dream come true. It is a family place - so be ready for little children as well as teenagers. The lawn maintenance in the early morning - it felt like 7am but too sleepy to know and lack of air conditioning or ventilation in the main dining area were the only areas that could be improved, but overall they were not a deal breaker.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank sekororo15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

3,650 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    2,012
    1,145
    324
    123
    46
See reviews for
1,232
1,841
38
32
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (1,357)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2010

We have stayed at an Elite Island Resort in Tortola but wanted to try a new island and checked out the Verandah on the web. It all sounded quite good and we just got back from a week's vacation. The resort is a bit out of the mainstream of activity on Antigua but that also meant that it was a bit secluded and private. We rented a car so we could go off site and we did a few times.

The employees at the resort were about the most friendly, accomodating and helpful as any place I have been. They became people we recognized and had conversations with. Everything you could possibly want (including great ice cream to cool off with) was there. The three restaurants offered different levels of food and I have to say that dining at Nicole's (the top level) was a great experience. The food in all three was very good and the menu choices were varied for all tastes.

Our room overlooked their private beach and the ocean and the location to the beach, restaurant, guest services (where tours, trips and various days journeys can be arranged) and the pool was great. Just a few steps away. They keep the grounds, pool area and beach area extremely clean and orderly. Every morning I noticed that someone actually raked the beach to make it neat and clean and the beach chairs were all lined up in very neat order, until everyone got down there and rearranged all the chairs only to be straightened before dinner time. We WILL be returning, no doubt about it.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank mrkdlt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Boyertown Pa
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2010

My fiance and I stayed at the Verandah last May and it was our second trip to Antigua. We enjoyed everything about this resort! We were a little nervous about this resort being a "family resort" since we do not have children and just blown away how big the resort was that we hardly seen anyone! We could go to the smaller beach which was adults only.. which was a bit of a hike if you didnt catch the golf cart. but also had the main beach and two pools to choose from(most of time we had the adult pool to ourselves almost everyday!) The rooms were very spacious,clean and a big bathroom with large soaking tub! We also enjoyed walking up to devils bridge quite a few times...not a far walk at all.There was a little path right of the main beach that we took to get there but it was so awesome to watch the waves come in!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank guccigrl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kalamazoo, MI
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2010

I had read many reviews before going to this resort and I needed to write one of my own. My husband and I stayed at this resort from Feb 27th thru March 6th, 2010. This was our first stay at this resort. We enjoyed the cottage feel of the resort instead of the big resort feel. Very quaint and quiet. The food was good and not boring at all. There was a wide range of variety among the selections available. The salads were very good and the deserts as well. Some of the reviews that I read stated that the staff wasn't friendly. We did not find that at all. The staff that we encountered were very friendly. We did tip and found out that the service was even better yet. The grounds of this resort are very beautiful. We would stay again at this resort if and when we would return to Antigua.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dam318
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
montreal
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2010

We stayed at The Verandah at the end of Feb. and had a wonderful vacation overall. Here is what we thought point by point:

Rooms: We had a Waterview near the main pool at my request. Best room we've ever had. The room was huge & very clean. The beds were very comfortable and the view was simply amazing!

Main pool area: Great pool, plenty of chairs & close to bar.

Main beach: Very beautiful, plenty of chairs & free water toys (paddleboats, floaters.......) & close to the Beach bar & grill for lunch.

Guest services: Right next to main pool, very helpful for tour reservations, restaurant reservations, quick internet consult. and for borrowing a good book to read.

Service: We had no problems at all. Everyone was very nice. We did however, tip at every meal and also left $1 when ordering drinks (same as we do when goinig out for drinks back home) . I do think if you treat people nicely, they will generally respond in the same manner.

Location of resort: We loved the location because we were within walking distance of Devil's bridge (A National park) and Longbay Beach (A public beach, one of the best in Antigua). Bothe were fun to visit, we even went a few times to each just for the fun of walking. On Longbay, you will find local merchants selling souvenirs and you also get to see another hotel you may have considered staying at???

Restaurants: There are basically four. The beach bar & grill which was wonderful for lunch. What a view and the food, although abit fattening, was wonderful! The burgers and the fish & chips were especially yummy! The buffet was smaller than we were used to therefore, had less choices. Breakfast was the best, lunch was ok and dinner is where you were limited. But please note, the food was well prepared. Is just that there was little to choose from. If your not picky like me & my 14 year old, you will not complain. there is always something good to eat. If you are picky like my husband, you will have a problem with the lack of choice on some nights.
There are 2 "a la cartes", one is included in your all-inclusive and one costs $25us per person per meal. The included one is average and you can go as often as you can get a reservation. The other one ($25pp), Nicoles, is absolutely wonderful. I wasn't happy about the $25 extra fee, but we went twice anyway because it was so great. The lobster was better prepared than anywhere else I've been during our travels. The wine was fantastic, the dessert (a chocolate cake hot out of the oven with a strawberry sauce) was to die for and a soup with scallops in it was the best. You really should go!

Airport: Once you clear the manual luggage search (they search evry single luggage by hand in front of evryone standing in line behind you) then it's no worst than Dom.Rep.or Cuban airports. By the way, if traveling with AirCanada Vacations, the airport departure tax is included in your package with Air Canada. ($25 us Approximately, it changes)

Tour: We only did the shopping tour to St -Johns. It was only $14 us per person and only for the morning. Was fun to see some of the island on the ride to St-Johns. Was also fun to see St-Johns and some locals and cruise ship docked in the port.

Overall we had a great vacation with a few bumps. We didn't like the extra costs the hotel keeps trying to suck out of their guests. $25 for Nicoles resto, $2 for small bottles water, $25 for use of a room on last day to shower if needed, .50 cents per page if need to print something on internet.......Get the picture. We paid over $6000 cnd for 3 people for one week and they managed to suck $162 us out of us when we checked out. That did leave a bitter taste in my mouth.

We were also amazed at how peaceful it was. No music at pool area or beach area. No entertainment staff, basically no nightly shows...... We were very rested when we left which was actually quite nice. I guess it depends what your looking for.....?We even were lucky enough to see donkeys come down to drink at the main beach! It was back to nature at this place. Alot less commercial than other islands we've been. The resort is also very hilly. If you have mobility problems, I would recommend going someplace else. We enjoyed the terrain but we are very active and have no health problems.

We would not go back simply because we always look for something or someplace different from year to year.

OOPs, forgot to mention the water. The hotel has its own desalinization plant so you can drink the tap water and will not get sick. We found it didn't taste very good but probably because we're used to drinking bottled. You can buy bottles for $2us small & 4$us big bottle. Again I felt the hotel was cheap with its guest. They pay you any drink you want except water if that is what you would like to order????????

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank AnnieMontreal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ingleside
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2010

This was our first time to visit Antigua and the Verandah Resort & Spa and we loved it.
The property is beautiful and very clean with lush vegetation.
Our room was spacious with a breathtaking view.
The food was excellent and plenty and so were the drinks.
We ate at all three Restaurants and especially liked Nicole’s; we had the Caribbean Lobster, which was delicious.
The staff was friendly and attentive most of the time, housekeeping was also efficient and clean.
All in all we found this Resort very well managed and we had a wonderful, relaxing time there and would like to return with our two children and granddaughter one day.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank RWS12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2010

What a fantastic stay at this resort, everything you need.....However hire a car, as the taxi fares are a minimum of $50 anywhere on the island, and they charge by the person. We went out one night (Only 12 miles away) and for the 9 of us the trip cost $190............ very steap.

Also suggest hiring a catamaran, great value, and the staff were excellent....Not the best snorkling i have been on, however the views are certainly worth a look

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jason024
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Saint Philip
11.1 mi away
Blue Waters Antigua
Blue Waters Antigua
#2 of 15 in St. John's
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,794 reviews
6.5 mi away
St. James's Club & Villas
0.3 mi away
Pineapple Beach Club Antigua
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
13.5 mi away
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa
13.7 mi away
Galley Bay Resort
Galley Bay Resort
#1 of 1 in Five Islands Village
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,219 reviews
14.0 mi away
Cocobay Resort
Cocobay Resort
#1 of 3 in Bolans
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,227 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Verandah Resort & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Verandah Resort & Spa

Property: The Verandah Resort & Spa
Address: Indian Town Rd, Saint Philip, Antigua
Phone Number:
Region: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Phillip Parish > Saint Philip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint Philip
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Verandah Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Verandah Resort & Spa is a world-class all-inclusive resort overlooking the crystal blue Caribbean waters of Antigua. Perfect for couples, friends, families, honeymoons, and weddings. Guests love the resort's friendly, romantic atmosphere, with lots of activities for adults, teens, and children--not to mention our Two White Sand Beaches!The Verandah's four restaurants, four bars, four swimming, including the largest freeform freshwater swimming pool in Antigua. Activities include hobie cat sailing, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, pedal boats, supervised Kids Club, 18-hole miniature golf course, and much more.Indulge at our Spa Tranquility, featuring a wide array of massage and beauty treatments, or enjoy a workout in our air-conditioned fitness center.We look forward to having you as our guest, and thank for your choosing The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, TravelUp, Holiday Gems, Southall Travel, Odigeo, Travelbag, Traveltool, S.L.U., TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Verandah Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Verandah Resort And Spa
Verandah Hotel Saint Philip
Verandah Hotel St Johns
Verandah Resort All Inclusive
The Verandah Resort & Spa Antigua, Antigua And Barbuda

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing