The Verandah Resort & Spa
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Just back from our second stay at the Veranda and it was even better than our first trip almost 3 years ago. Love the location, food, hospitality, water sports, and the natural beauty. The spacious, clean, well appointed suites have gorgeous views and comfortable beds.
Awesome resort for rest and relaxing. Wonderful ocean views and the staff is phenomenal. All water is on a filtration system, so you can drink directly from the tap. Food was delicious, especially at Nicole's. I would recommend this resort to any family or friends!
We spent 10 nights at the Verandah for our wedding. Andrea the wedding co-ordinator could not have been better, a wonderful lady who helped create exactly the wedding we wanted.
The accommodations at the Verandah are all in bulgalows, our sea view was stunning and peaceful yet close to the main pool and restaurants. A kettle and fridge were invaluable for our early coffee in the mornings.
Food was fantastic, we never had a bad meal in the buffet and we ate at Nicole's on our wedding night, where they had a special table for us and we ate lobster. The meal was amazing and for our wedding dinner, was well worth the extra. Sadly we did not find Buccaneer's as good, one evening the service was sooo slow yet the food was nice. The next time we ate there the service was impeccable but the food was awful. We'd probably stick with the buffet as the selections are amazing and the dining room comfortable. We ate lunch once at the bar grill near the main beach but did not eat there again as we didn't find the quality of the food as good as at the buffet.
We did visit Pineapple beach, we had lunch at the Outpost, amazing ribs in a stunning location. Their italian restaurant was amazing too and their evening entertainment was fantastic. But overall we preferred the Verandah as the beaches and layout of the resort were nicer.
One evening there was a bbq on Rasta beach, it was a stunning event and so much hard work went into it to make it perfect, which it was. The staff here work tirelessly and are all so wonderful, we enjoyed spending time with the staff as well as the other guests as the resort is such a friendly, happy place.
My only small quibble was that bathroom toiletries do not get replenished. We did ask after 8 days if we could have some more shampoo, it was delivered the same day but just 2 small shampoo bottles and nothing else, we didn't receive enough to last us for the rest of the stay. A small thing as I'm just used to hotels replenishing shampoo, conditioners and lotions.
I would not hesitate to recommend the Verandah resort and spa, especially for a beautiful wedding location. We'd love to return one day, fingers crossed!
This hotel complex is just perfect. We have combined our 2 week stay in Antigua with 9 days at the verandah Resort and Spa. A truly Team ethos approach to providing an excellent all round stay. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The Sea breeze main buffet restaurant has a wide variety of menus and we also tried 2 other restaurants, which we booked in advance. There are 2 beaches, both of which were relatively quiet. The evening entertainment caters for all age groups, staff very happy and obliging. We ventured out on a few trips. Shirley heights is a must on a Sunday evening. Great entertainment and sun set views. An historical trip round the island was also fab. St. John’s is rather basic with a small duty free outlet. Coming from the Uk we did find items very expensive, so glad we were all inclusive. A fabulous 9 day break
Can't say enough about this resort, we had such a wonderful experience here!
My daughter was married here just last week and there were 59 of us, I didn't hear any thing negative from any of them.
From the staff at check in (who remember your name throughout our stay) to the restaurants and bars, the service was fantastic!! Met some wonderful people who worked there.
Our wedding coordinator Andrea, what an amazing woman!!! Thank you for going above and beyond, you made the whole wedding so much more special. couldn't of asked for a better day. The officient you organized to perform the ceremony left a huge imprint, his words were so heart warming and we will always remember that special day and his words of love! The dinner and reception was also fantastic, the staff was on top of everything and always so friendly.. special shout out to Lorenzo... thank you for all you did to make the dinner and dance so wonderful.
The DJ who my daughter hired from St. John's was amazing, kept the party going until 12:30am and played every song that was requested from the ceremony to the end of the night, we would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a DJ. Please call DJ Riddimaster I believe his name is!!!!
We also had a great experience with one of the tour guides, Javier Stapleton, we hired him a few times and would recommend you ask for him, just let the reception know and they will contact him.
Enjoyed our week and would like to commend the Verandah Resort and their staff for making this possible... a very intimate place to visit and party!