The Verandah Resort & Spa

(West Indies, Devils Bridge)

Antigua’s newest eco-friendly retreat

The Verandah Resort & Spa

The Verandah Resort & Spa, located just 30 minutes from Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU), is a 30-acre, eco-luxury all-inclusive resort. Situated on Antigua’s northeast coastline and bordered by Devil’s Bridge National Park with its dramatic landmark rock arch, The Verandah Resort & Spa is an ideal vacation for family getaways or romantic escapes.

ACCOMMODATIONS
The Verandah Resort & Spa has 186 villa-style one and two-bedroom suites that have vaulted ceilings and Caribbean décor with bamboo accents. Built as side-by-side, single-story duplexes, the resort’s one-bedroom suites offer the look and feel of a Caribbean villa while comfortably accommodating up to four guests with a king-sized bed and queen sleeper sofa. All suites have now been updated with electronic key access. They come equipped with LCD satellite televisions, air conditioning, ceiling fans, in-room safes, direct-dial telephones, mini refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Spa Suites are as above with 5 spa treatments per person (non transferable) included weekly except on day of arrivals or departure.

Perfect for families and small gatherings of up to six guests, six two-bedroom villas are included in the resort’s inventory. Situated on top of a hill with an idyllic bay view, each villa has a living/dining area, a flat-screen television and a verandah. Kitchens are fully equipped with a breakfast bar with seating for two, a microwave oven, a two-burner stovetop, a small refrigerator, a toaster, a coffee maker, granite countertops and a dining table with seating for up to six guests. The master bedroom has a private verandah, a flat-screen television and an en suite shower room with two pedestal sinks. The second bedroom offers twin beds, an en suite bathroom with a bathtub/shower combo, a flat-screen television and a large walk-in closet. Additionally there is a pull-out queen sofa bed in the living room with flat-screen television.

DINING
The Verandah Resort & Spa has four restaurants on the resort property.

Seabreeze, the resort’s main restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a wide range of choices that are sure to please guests of all ages. A fully air-conditioned dining room is enhanced by light pine pergolas, ceiling fans, exposed beams and lofty vaulted ceilings for an airy, outdoor feeling. Seabreeze offers buffet-style dining seven days a week with internationally themed evenings.

Nicole’s, a fine dining air-conditioned restaurant, offers a blend of elegantly presented, modern French and Italian cuisine. Warm red walls and dark wood trim create a cozy ambiance, and rattan, bamboo and upholstered furnishings create a welcoming, Caribbean feel. For a $40 (USD) per person surcharge, guests can celebrate a special occasion or have a romantic private dinner. Dinner reservations are required. The restaurant is now open for a fifth night in the week due to demand, in order to support this extra night the resort will be extending the kitchens onsite herb garden. This will ensure that all three of the resorts restaurants and the two grills are in bountiful supply of fresh herbs and vegtables.

The Buccaneer, an a la carte dining restaurant, serves Caribbean-inspired, family-friendly fare. Dinner reservations are required.

The Beach Bar & Grill, perched above Lovers’ Beach, offers spectacular views of the cove along with light lunches, snacks, beer and alcoholic beverages. An evening grill menu is served. Dinner reservations are required.

Wadadli Snack Shack, our newest addition to the property is situated directly on Rasta Beach near the dock and reception building. Enjoy a variety of grilled snacks while relaxing on the beach with views of the turquoise bay. Due to its popularity the opening hours have now been extended!

Afternoon tea is served by the main pool bar daily from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

DRESS CODE
During the day, the restaurants’ dress code permits covered and dry bathing suits. After 6:30 p.m. a summer casual dress code applies. At Nicole’s Restaurant dress is elegant (long trousers and a collared shirt). Ripped jeans, flip flops, all beachwear, t-shirts and trainers are not considered summer casual.

BARS AND LOUNGES
The resort has four bars and lounges with a wide variety of signature cocktails, top-shelf liquors, wines, beers and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests can get into the island spirit at the beach side Rasta Bar.

The resort additionally features a poolside bar and The Common, where guests can enjoy refreshments during the day and evenings as well as live entertainment on select evenings, ranging from fire-limbo dancers and steel bands to a variety of live bands.

The Beach Bar opens daily at 10:00 a.m. and serves guests’ favourite tropical cocktails.

The Seabreeze Bar offers a variety of wines and cocktails during meal times.

SPA
Tranquility Body & Soul Spa offers eco-conscious, restorative treatments for the body and skin. Guests can settle in with a relaxing cup of herbal tea, accompanied by the sounds of Caribbean waters lapping upon the shore. Treatments include a well-being massage, a Sabai Stone treatment, a caviar and pearl anti-aging facial and a green coffee wrap designed to reduce cellulite and water retention. Spa Tranquility uses Pevonia Botanica products. A full-service salon, offering hair and nail treatments, is also available.

ACTIVITIES
Guests can sunbathe on the resort’s two white-powdered beaches, play tennis, exercise in the fitness center or swim in the resort’s main pool, the Oasis Pool (adults-only), the Villa Pool or the kids-splash mushroom pool. Other activities include weekly aqua Soca-aerobics, a variety of fitness classes, Caribbean cooking classes, nature walks, beach volleyball, and other beach games. Non-motorized water sports include windsurfing, Hobie cat sailing, snorkeling, pedalos, stand-up paddle boarding, water hammocks and kayaking, which are ideal activities in the resort’s reef-sheltered waters.

Guests can take the short walk to neighboring Devil’s Bridge National Park to hike. A visit to the historic town of St. John’s, only 30 minutes from the resort, can be arranged for sightseeing, shopping and dining. All excursions can be coordinated by the tour desk.

A 18-hole tropical mini-golf course, set amidst waterfalls, ponds and local landscaping, has been designed to replicate the bends and breaks found on real golf courses. Complete with tunnels, bridges, sharp corners and obstacles, this well-designed course is a welcomed addition for guests. Golf clubs are available for guests’ use. In addition, families can have fun playing a game of pool or ping pong.

Kid-friendly amenities include the adult-supervised Kids’ Club, which is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for potty-trained children ages 2 to 12. The Kids’ Club includes a fenced-in, outdoor play area, an integrated playhouse and a sheltered back porch and splash pool.

Kids eight and older can enjoy sailing, kayaking and paddle boats as well as guided nature walks and swimming. Counsellors lead organized beach games, arts and crafts and other age-appropriate activities.

Teenagers can have hours of fun in the Pirates Den game room, which serves a range of non-alcoholic fruit punches to quench the thirst of any teen playing a game of pool, foosball or Nintendo Wii.

Babysitting services are also provided at the resort for an additional charge. Guests are advised to give management a 24-hour notice prior to using the babysitting service. There is a minimum babysitting time of two hours.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Please note guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. At check-in a US$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on your card to cover any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include things like tours, excursions, gift shop purchases, and dining in our specialty restaurant. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. The pre-authorisation is released at check-out, assuming you have not charged any purchases to your room.

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