The Resort & Spa Hotel The Verandah is within walking distance of Devil's Bridge National Park and just 25 minutes' drive from Antigua V.C. Byrd International Airport. It has reopened after a complete refurbishment of all sea view suites. The 80 rooms received new furniture, upgraded bathrooms, painted walls and parquet flooring, brought in artwork and soft furnishings, while retaining the elegant Caribbean décor.
Most of the other rooms are arranged as interconnecting suites that connect to create cozy Caribbean cottages with simple finishes, a pale green exterior and a shared veranda.
hillside suites have private furnished verandas, granite top tables and can accommodate up to four people.
The Two-Bedroom Plunge Pool Villas have a separate living room and a fully equipped kitchen. All apartments are designed with maximum comfort in mind.
A lot has changed in the area too. The new coffee shop and confectionery Coffee Shop serves great coffee, sweets and afternoon tea. Nicole's gourmet restaurant has also undergone a major upgrade. A gift shop has recently opened, a new swimming pool has been added to the beach, and the fitness center has come to life after a complete renovation.
There is certainly no shortage of restaurants and bars, from buffets and international themed nights at Seabreeze to Caribbean-inspired dishes at The Buccaneer, from light bites at Beach Bar & Grill to grilled specialties at Wadadli Snack Shack, located on the beach overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Five complimentary bars and lounges ensure there's always a place nearby to unwind with a drink like The Verandah's famous rum punch.
Guests of the hotel have access to two white sand beaches and four magnificent fresh water pools, including the main pool with a fountain in the center, one of the largest pools in Antigua. You can snorkel in the sea to see tropical fish and vibrant marine life, go kayaking, pedal boats and boards, and when it's time to relax a bit, lie back and enjoy the sun in the water hammock. Even beginners in water sports can feel comfortable trying something new — all non-motorized water activities are included in the price. Back on land, guests can play table tennis, billiards, beach volleyball and tennis. There's even an 18-hole mini golf course.
Children have fun at the free kids' club, where most of the activities are outdoors.
In addition to the wide range of options offered by the resort, the excursion The bureau can book tours of interesting historical sites such as Admiral Horatio Nelson's shipyard, rainforest trips, scuba diving or sport fishing, and island safari tours.