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Verandah Resort & Spa
St. Philip, Antigua and Barbuda
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Why Stay At Verandah Resort & Spa
This all-inclusive Antigua resort is a top choice for families, thanks to two pools, a kids' club, white-sand beaches, and plenty of snorkeling spots.
Two tiers of island-style cottages fan out over a rocky point overlooking a quiet bay to create the Verandah Resort & Spa. Unlike the cookie-cutter, cement-happy all-inclusives the Caribbean is oftentimes known for, the Verandah takes pride in making you feel like you are indeed actually on Antigua, and not just some random tropical resort. Ceiling fans dangle beneath wood beams, the open-air public spaces attract sea breezes, arched roofs nod to the isle's architectural past, antique-style street lamps glow around the main pool at night, and old-fashioned pastel-colored porch chairs encourage horizon viewing and day dreaming. Embracing thirty bleach-white beachfront acres and adjacent to the Devil's Bridge National Park on Antigua's northeast coast, the bucolic setting is far from the maddening crowds. Kids and teenagers can keep busy with their own activity centers, Mom can lose herself in the on-site spa, and Dad can hit the isle's greens with complimentary golf club rentals. If this is the next generation of Caribbean all-inclusives, count us in.
Pack some nice clothes. Unlike other all-inclusive resorts, Verandah does not allow flip flops or tennis shoes in its evening restaurants, when long pants, dresses, and dress shirts are required.
Don't pack your clubs. Although Antigua's two golf courses (Cedar Valley and Jolly Harbour) are 35 minutes away by taxi, Verandah does offer complimentary Taylor Made golf clubs.
Get on the water. Beyond the free water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, Hobie Cats, and paddleboats, you can also take boat tours to the neighbor islands of Barbuda and Montserrat, and the uninhabited nature sanctuaries of Green Island and Bird Island.
Arrive at VC Bird International Airport (ANU), which is approximately 11 miles from the resort. Anticipate about 20 miles of travel time.Indian Town Road, St. Philip, Antigua and Barbuda
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- 2 Beaches
- Hiking Trails
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa On Property
- Fitness Center
- Kids Club
- Teen Activities
- Mini Cinema
- Private Balconies
- Vaulted Ceilings
- Flat-Panel Televisions
- Direct Dial Telephones
- Mini Refrigerators
- Wet Bars
- Coffee Makers
- Air Conditioning
- 3 Restaurants
- 4 Bars
- Pool Bar
- Live Entertainment
- 2-person occupancy in Waterfront Suite (extra person rate: child up to age 12 $40/night, adult $60/night - payable directly to resort upon arrival)
- 5-person occupancy in Waterview Family Suite (extra person rate: child up to age 12 $50/night, adult $75/night - payable directly to resort upon arrival)
- All meals - breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, late-night snacks
- All beverages
- Non-motorized watersports
- Fruit Platter in room upon arrival
- Bottle of local rum in room upon arrival
Why We Love St. Philip
Calling all surfers, wake boarders and boating enthusiasts: St. Phillip is home to Half Moon Bay, an epic beach with action-inspiring waters and silky sands perfect for the beach bum sidekicks.
Top Restaurant: If you want to taste what freshly-caught conch, lobster, or shrimp plucked straight out of the sea tastes like, and to do so in a two-story reconstructed colonial building amid stone walls of an 18th century fortress facing the sea, then make a reservation for Russell's Bar and Seafood Restaurant at Fort James.
$35-45 per person for dinner without wine.
Best Cocktail Spot: Sip on the local English Harbour Five Year Old Antigua Rum mixed with anything sweet, and drink in the best views of the island at Shirley Heights Lookout. For a quarter of a century, island bands belt it out every Sunday afternoon (come rain or shine) for the hot spot's famous weekly party, where many a Hollywood celebrity has been spotted letting their hair down.
Cover charge of $10 includes your first drink.
Best Shopping: Nick Maley (aka "the Yogaguy") worked as a makeup artist on the Star Wars movies and then moved to Antigua and opened up Island Arts, a fascinating shop where you can purchase his own fine-art reproductions, rare Star Wars art, and movie relics and memorabilia.
Why Go Now
April 16 - 23, 2014
A + B International Kite Festival
Look up in the sky to see a colorful parade of kites doing their aerial acrobatics.
St. John's, Antigua.
April 26 - May 2, 2014
Antigua Sailing Week
The island's biggest annual event, with world-class races and nighttime revelry.
Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour.
July 26 - August 5, 2014
56th Antigua Carnival Celebrations
This 11-day emancipation celebration includes a parade, steel band competition, colorful costumes, and dancing in the streets.
July 19, 2014
Antigua Mango + Pineapple Festival
Fruit lovers, and most importantly Mango Lovers are in for a treat when they visit Christian Valley for this two day event.
Christian Valley, Jennings Village, Antigua.