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The Verandah

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends the four star Verandah as a great value, all inclusive, family resort, fringed by the dramatic Devil's Bridge National Park. There are plenty of activities to keep the children happy, from the range of swimming pools through to the innovative and lively kids' club. Parents can unwind and indulge at the signature spa, "Tranquility", or the more adventurous can enjoy the multitude of beach, land, and water sports, not to mention the national park's hiking trails. Drinking and dining is diverse, yet all restaurants allow children and live entertainment is often provided. In short, the Verandah is an excellent option for families in Antigua.

    The journey and how you get there

    Caribbean Expressions you fly from London to Antigua followed by a 30 minute private car transfer.

    Complimentary

    Kayaks, Hobie Cat sailing, snorkelling, tennis, volleyball, mini-golf,

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Antigua, private car transfers and all inclusive.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices here are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families.
    Low Season: £5100
    High Season: £6280                
    Based on sharing a hillside suite. Other room types are available on request.

    Special Offers

    • Up to 60% early summer discount Antigua 2018
      Book now and receive a discount of up to 60% on stays until 15 June 2018. Restrictions apply.
    • Up to 35% Early Booking Discount Antigua for 2018(1)
      Book before 15 December 2018 and receive up to a 35% discount on stays until 2 January 2019. Restrictions apply.
    • 25% discount January in Antigua 2019(1)
      Book before 15 December 2018 and receive a 25% discount on stays from 3 January 2019 until 25 January 2019. Restrictions apply.
    • Children stay free Antigua for 2018(1)
      Book before 30 September 2018 and one child will stay free on stays until 2 January 2019. Selected rooms only. Restrictions apply.

    Hotel code

    EXH305

    Our opinion

    A great value, all inclusive resort on the secluded north east coast of Antigua.

    Hotel description

    The Verandah Resort & Spa is located in an idyllic spot on a bluff on the secluded north east coast of Antigua. This all inclusive, eco-friendly resort encompasses 30 acres, fringed by two white sandy beaches and bordered by Devil’s Bridge National Park with its hiking trails and dramatic landmark rock arch. Whether you want to be active or simply soak up the natural beauty of your surroundings, The Verandah Resort & Spa is a great place for families to relax, reconnect and share new experiences. Unwind at the island's largest free-form swimming pool or indulge in rejuvenating and exotic treatments at the resort's new spa Suites. Kayak, snorkel, windsurf or swim in the tranquil waters of the resort's two reef-sheltered beaches and discover eco-adventures in the National Park and around the island. Diving is also available at the resort’s sister hotel, St James Club. A new miniature golf course at The Verandah provides fun for the whole family as you play around lush garden lagoons. There is a choice of restaurants including the main buffet restaurant, fine dining in Nicole’s (supplement applies) and the a la carte Buccaneer. These are complemented by a couple of bars, live entertainment and even a mini-cinema. Children will have a lovely time enjoying the supervised activities at the resort's dedicated Kid's Club, featuring its own pool and climbing adventure. Meanwhile, teenagers can get together for volleyball and other fun-filled activities. The suites are located in single-storey villas (two rooms per villa) and are scattered through the beautifully landscaped resort. Each is decorated in Caribbean style with a private verandah and has a king size bed and queen sleeper sofa, sleeping up to four people. A kitchenette is a handy inclusion and exterior connecting doors between adjoining units make it easy for families to stay together. This all inclusive resort is a great value option for families in Antigua.

    Location

    Antigua

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    Open all year

    Distance from airport

    30 Minutes from Antigua Airport

    Closest airport

    Room types

    There are 186 rooms at The Verandah. All suites sleep at least four people, making them suitable for families and all rooms have external connecting doors on the verandah so that eight people can share a two-room villa. The two bedroomed family rooms sleep up to six people. All rooms have air conditioning, balcony, bath tub, ceiling fan, ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, kitchen, patio, safe, shower, telephone, television and tea and coffee making facilities.
    Hillside Suite with garden and resort views
    Water View Suite with water view
    Waterfront Suite with water view
    Superior Waterfront Suite with waterfront view
    Two-Bedroom Villa with garden view. On request only.
    Two-Bedroom Villa with plunge pool and bay/ocean or garden view. On request only.

    Hotel facilities and services

    3 restaurants and 3 bars, spa, fitness centre, tennis courts, Kids Club, mini golf, mini cinema, library, general store, gift shop, free WiFi in lobby, main bar and by the pool. Laundry at no extra charge. Three swimming pools including one at the Kids Club. There are two sandy beaches, one bordering Devil’s Bridge National Park.

    Water sports

    Chargeable sports - Scuba diving at St James Club.
    Complimentary sports - Kayaks, Hobie Cat sailing, snorkelling.

    Land sports

     Tennis, volleyball and mini-golf.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The island offers a host of activities from kayaking to eco adventure tours, golf and bare boat chartering, shopping and helicopter tours. Antigua rainforest has a canopy tour which can be exciting for older children. Horatio Nelson's fully restored dockyard provides a great day out, as does the capital St John's with its lively market and duty-free shops.

    Sports nearby

    Scuba Diving at St James Club.

    Children

    The spacious Kids Club has been designed as the ideal hideout and fun getaway for children aged 4 to 11. Children’s books and games are available. Onsite medical services are available. Children are allowed in all of the hotel’s restaurants. Extra sofabeds can be added to most room types.

    Minimum stays

    A minimum stay of 7 nights is required during 7 February to 30 April 2018. A minimum stay of 5 nights is required during 1 March to 20 December 2017, 3 January to 6 February 2018 and 1 May to 20 December 2018. A 10 night minimum stay is required in the 2 Bedroom villas between 26 December 2017 to 9 January 2018. Minimum stays if 5 and 7 nights also apply for selected dates in 2019.

    Other information

    Children's club: The spacious Kids Club has been designed as the ideal hideout and fun getaway for children aged 2 to 12, daily from 9am to 10pm. There is lots of room for kids to spread out with a fenced-in outdoor shady play area, as well as an exciting playscape. Inside, the club is like a cosy undersea haven, surrounded by a mural that will make kids feel they have walked into an aquarium. Activities include crafts, games and free play on the rubber mat floors. There is a comfy nap room for little ones. Children aged 8 and above can enjoy sailing, kayaking and paddle boats as well as guided nature walks and swimming. Counsellors lead organised beach games and other age-appropriate activities.
    Teenagers' club: Teenagers can have hours of fun in the Pirates Den games room, open daily from 9am to 10pm. A range of non-alcoholic fruit punches are available to quench teens’ thirst as they compete over a game of pool, foosball or Nintendo Wii.
    Babysitting: In-room babysitting is available at an additional charge. Babysitting must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance.
    Baby listening: Is not available at the hotel.
    Children's entertainment: Children’s books and games are available. Children are welcome to use the Villa Pool and Kids-Splash Mushroom Pool. Children over 8 can enjoy non-motorised water sports as well as guided nature walks. Families may play ping-pong or a game of pool. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when using the Spa facilities.
    Medical services: Onsite medical services are available. 
    Family dining: The three restaurants most suited to families are the buffet-style Seabreeze, Nicole’s fine-dining and the more casual Buccaneer Restaurant serving pizza, pasta and burgers. High chairs and children's menus are available. Everyone may also enjoy daily afternoon tea.
    Family rooms: All suites sleep at least four people. All rooms have external connecting doors on the verandah so that eight people can share a two-room villa. The two bedroomed family rooms sleep up to six people.

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