The Verandah Resort and Spa
The Verandah has an enviable location nestled between two fine sandy beaches in a tranquil cove. The resort is on the north east coast of Antigua, one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands. British visitors especially will feel quite at home here as the island has a long connection with Britain, particularly the navy. One of the major attractions is the restored Nelson’s Dockyard, built in the 1700s as a base for naval vessels which were hunting down pirates.
The resort’s two beaches provide excellent swimming and water sports. The hotel offers its guests free use of facilities for snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaking, Sunfish sailing and Hobie cats.
On land there is tennis and mini golf to enjoy and, of course, the hotel has a large freshwater pool for swimming and lounging at.
Children have their own activities here, arranged by the Kids’ Club, which include games, climbing and their own pool. Young teens also have their own club which offers many activities such as volleyball on the beach.
If you want to keep up with a fitness programme whilst you are on holiday, the hotel’s Fitness Centre has all the necessary facilities to enable you to do just that. There are treadmills, multi-gyms and free weights along with cool water and towels for your comfort.
Holidays are a time for relaxation and pampering and the Tranquility Spa at The Verandah has a range of spa and beauty treatments to offer in that line. The products that are used in the spa are also available for purchase.
If a wedding is in the offing, The Verandah with its beautiful Caribbean setting is a location worth considering. The resort has experienced wedding planners to assist with all the arrangements and there are wedding packages with many options to choose from.
In fact, guests occupying certain accommodation at the resort can receive a complimentary wedding package.
The three main meals of the day are served here and the restaurant varies its presentation between buffets and á la carte menus. It’s an open air venue and guests can enjoy the view as well as the food.
Nicole’s is only open for dinner and offers fine Caribbean-style dining. The decor reflects the cuisine with its rattan furniture and red walls. Please note, there is an additional supplement for dining at Nicole's.
Light meals are served here throughout the day.
Beach Bar & Grill
Perched above the Main Beach is the relaxing Beach Bar & Grill, offering panoramic views of the entire cove. Stop in here for a light lunch, snacks, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. It's the ideal place to pull up a barstool, kick off your flip-flops and enjoy the fresh sea breeze.
Bars & Lounges
There are several choices of bar and lounge at The Verandah. The main lounge is centrally located and is a good place to socialise with fun and refreshment on tap both day and night. It is also where you will find afternoon tea being served. Guests who don't wish to stray far from the pool can cool off at the Pool Bar. Beachside, there's the Rasta Bar, a funky little shack just off the main lobby building. It offers a full complement of non-alcoholic beverages in a totally relaxed and beachy setting.
The resort’s 179 suites are located in villa-type, single-storey properties. All are the same size and offer the same amenities. Only the views are different, depending on where the rooms are situated. All suites include the following standard amenities.
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Safe, Iron/ironing board
- Air conditioning
Guest rooms are attractively presented and feature classic-style furniture and traditional Caribbean accessories and fabrics.
These one-roomed suites have an open-plan bedroom/sitting room layout. The properties are fully furnished and feature one king bed, one queen-size sleeper-sofa and a bathroom featuring a bath with shower attachment and twin basins. An oversized verandah has dining table/chairs for four and offers wonderful views, which will vary according to the villa’s location.
Hillside Suite – 700 square feet – tropical garden views.
Waterview Suite – 700 square feet – tropical garden with partial ocean views.
Waterfront Suite – 700 square feet – unobstructed ocean views.
The properties have the appearance of semi-detached cottages and accommodate up to four people. If groups or families want larger accommodation, an interconnecting door, which is outside between adjoining verandahs, can be opened. Interconnecting rooms are available on a request basis only, subject to availability.
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