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The Verandah Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Indian Town Rd, Saint Philip, Antigua   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Saint Philip
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11 hotel reviews
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“Great Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in Feb 2012' had a great time, all the staff were great, the food was 100% at all times.

Asked for the banana trees to be trimmed next to the villa, to stop the noise at night, this was done with in the hour!

The room was well looked after each day, the beach was great loads of places to chill and relax, and if you have children. The play areas were also very good.

Will be back for sure in 2013

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is definatly a family resort, if you are looking for a romantic getaway, or looking to party this is NOT the place for you.
The nightime entertainment is only an occasional band that plays for an hour-no "bar"
It is a great resort for kids, plenty of activities for them, even nightly nuggets/fish sticks on the buffet
The beach is spectacular, well kept as is the rooms (which are also spacious)
There is no bar near the beach (you have to go up a long flight of stairs) or the adult bar, but they do have coolers with soda.
The resort is quite expansive so be prepared to walk or wait for the buggy that runs on "island time" if you dont have a room close to the buffet (of which is small with minimal choices-although they do switch it up nightly) The a la carte is fabulous.

our only disappointment is the staff is not nearly as friendly or helpful as other resorts ive been too, they all seem to hate their job and make you feel bad for asking for anything (i understand it can be challenging serving people who expect the world at all inclusives) however on several occasions we were asked if we wanted a drink with our meal and it was never brought, or the lack of someone answering the phone at guest services, being hung up on at reception when calling with a question...

Room Tip: get a room near the main bar/buffet! This way you are also close to the main beach (watersports) and...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I have just returned from a week at the Veranda (26th-2nd Nov)- hubby and 5 year old in tow. This was our first long haul trip with our son and what a perfect week! Rooms were spotless,we had 248, which had a great position near the main pool, bar, restaurants and short walk to main beach. My main wish for this holiday was that our son would be happy, have plenty to do and most importantly little friends. Veranda fulfils all the above and more! So much so he wants to go back for 10 weeks ... The amount and variety of food was good, only slight downer was the length of time it took for food to arrive in the beach bar. Lovely staff, great company, fantastic memories, superb weather !! I cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Our two week family holiday (two adults, two children aged 10 and 13) to the Verandah in June this year was a very relaxing and lovely holiday. We were booked on an all inclusive package and upgraded to a sea view room. However, to be honest i don't think we'd do that again as we spent so little time in the room that it didn't really matter what the view was. The main resturant is a self service open plan dining room with a theme running each night, however this room is open to the elements (As is one of the speciality resturants) and has no air conditioning. This open plan layout with no windows comes with a price with the heat and ingress of some of the wildlife, namely the birds. An improvement to the resort i'd make it would be deal with that issue. Talking of wildlife, the tree frogs sing at night, they make a bit of a racket but you get used to it very quickly and within a day or so we didn't really notice them. The staff were in general fabulous in the resturant and bars. The facilities were all clean, tidy and well maintained as were the grounds. Another area that could be improved is the waterside beach staff who i don't think smiled for the whole two weeks. Also some of the sailing equipment ( the decks of the hobie cats) were in need of some maintence and although this may have been done by now, was indicative of staff on the beach in need of a bit of motivation and training. For those of you who may be sailors the Antigua Sailing Club at English Harnour http://www.antiguayachtclub.com/ have temporary membership facilities and a fantastic clubhouse with use of their dinghies. Its about a 25 minute drive from the resort, but take care on the drive- some of the roads aren't too good and some driving standards aren't too hot either.
We will go back like a shot to the Verandah, our overall experience was fantastic and we've tasked our travel agent with getting us a deal to go back again next year.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are water view rooms and may look onto the lagoon rather than the sea. There are not...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This was our second trip to Verandah Resort & Spa. We had even a better time than last year. The staff was the best we have seen on any of trip to the Caribbean. The bar at the small beach was the best. Saskier did everything she could to make our visit a very happy one.

Room Tip: Our room was 168. We loved the view. All the room facing to the east have great views. Rooms 167...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We just got back from a week at the Veranda Resort , we had a great time and we really relaxed , the rooms are spotless and clean, the food excellent and the beaches are safe and quiet.
Best beach for us was the Rasta beach , the bar is run by a lovely girl who is great at mixing a cocktail and is so happy and joyful she makes you smile.
We will visit again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint John's, Saint John, Antigua
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8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my week at Verandah. The pool, bar, live bands, dining was all awesome. They even have a nice book room with modern bestsellers and I certainly had some good, relaxing moments reading by the pool during the day and dancing by night. I can't wait to go back!!!

Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Address: Indian Town Rd, Saint Philip, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Phillip Parish > Saint Philip
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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:3.5 star — The Verandah Resort & Spa 3.5*
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 
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Also Known As:
Verandah Resort And Spa
Verandah Hotel Saint Philip
Verandah Hotel St Johns
Verandah Resort All Inclusive
The Verandah Resort & Spa Antigua/Saint Philip

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