Luxury hotel holiday The Verandah Antigua

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
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on all-inclusive
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic London to Antigua
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury hotel holidays to The Verandah, Antigua

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

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location Antigua

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Antigua Airport

Distance from airport About 30 minutes' drive

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.

Complimentary

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

Complimentary watersports

Kayaks, Hobie Cat sailing, snorkelling.

Chargeable watersports

Scuba diving at St James Club.

Land sports

Tennis, volleyball and mini-golf.

Out and about nearby

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.

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Holiday Code EXH305

Luxury hotel holidays to The Verandah, Antigua

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.

Room descriptions

The Verandah Resort and Spa has 186 rooms, suites and villas. 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 or ocean or garden view. On request only.

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Holiday Code EXH305

Luxury hotel holidays to The Verandah, Antigua

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to The Verandah Resort in Antigua, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Antigua with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The flying time is about 8 hours and 30 minutes. The Verandah Resort is a 40-minute drive from the airport and Expressions Holidays will organise return private car transfers.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stays of 5 and 7 nights also apply for selected dates.

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.

Special offers

Up to 50% early booking offer Book by 28 February 2020 and receive a reduction of up tp 50% depending on season of travel. Applicable to all room types. Combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

£50 reduction per night March early booking offer Book before 15 February 2020 for a stay from 2 to 19 March 2020 and receive a £50 reduction off the contracted room rate per night. This offer is combinable with other offers and is available for all room types.

£40 reduction per night early booking offer Book before 15 February 2020 for a stay from 3 to 25 January or 20 April to 24 May or 24 August to 15 October 2020 and receive a £40 reduction off the contracted room rate per night. This offer is combinable with other offers and is available for all room types.

£30 reduction per night early booking offer Book before 15 February 2020 for a stay from 26 January to 1 March or 25 May to 23 August or 16 October to 1 November 2020 and receive a £30 reduction off the contracted room rate per night. This offer is combinable with other offers and is available for all room types.

£25 reduction per night Winter early booking offer Book before 15 February 2020 for a stay from 2 November to 23 December 2020 and receive a £25 reduction off the contracted room rate per night. This offer is combinable with other offers and is available for all room types.

Honeymoon offer 2020 Book a honeymoon stay of 5 nights or more and receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit plate in your room upon arrival. Also receive a 25% voucher to use in the spae. This offer is valid for all room types.

From about

Holiday Code EXH305

Luxury hotel holidays to The Verandah, Antigua

About Antigua

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Antigua is an indulgent getaway in a paradise setting. Antigua, the largest of the Leeward islands, has a cosiness and charm that welcomes the first-time visitor to the Caribbean and yet has an ease and sophistication that makes it attractive for those returning for rest and relaxation. The island is home to a great range of luxury hotels and resorts including Carlisle Bay, a boutique hotel located on a beautiful sandy beach which offers a great range of activities; and Hermitage Bay, an intimate and charming hideaway which is ideal for relaxation. Antigua is a low-lying island of yellowish green rolling hills that are gentle on the eye, but it is the spectacular coastline of long sweeping white sand beaches, inlets, bays and coves that is undeniably glorious. The island is surrounded by a sea of turquoise green and deep dark blue protected by coral reefs and on the eastern Atlantic edge cliffs and boulders form excellent perches for pelicans. The cosiness of Antigua is enhanced by the cheerful villages with names such as Liberta, Tyrells and All Saints with their numerous churches and colourful gardens surrounding the gaily-coloured houses, many painted vibrant greens, blues, yellows and pinks.

Highlights of Antigua

Cricket is the national sport of Antigua. Wadadli is the local beer. There are an exceptional number of places of interest to visit including museums, quaysides, old plantations. Some examples are Parham Harbour and St Peter’s Church, Betty’s Hope old sugar plantation and Harmony Hall, restored Great House with a craft centre. Falmouth, English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard is one of the most picturesque and beautiful harbour areas in the Caribbean. A few of the outstanding beaches on the island include Dickenson Bay, Soldiers Bay, Hawksbill Beach, Galleon Beach and Darkwood Beach. Carnival is at the end of July. Fig Tree drive between Old Road and Liberta is through the rainforest.

Travel around Antigua

The roads are fine except for a few potholes. Car hire is easily arranged and highly recommended. Traffic on a Saturday can be quite heavy in St John’s but you can find parking places. Distances are not too great so it really is easy to get around. Signposting is lacking, and an ordnance survey map is more accurate than tourist maps provided locally.

Facts in brief

Capital St. John's
Airport VC Bird International Airport
Size 108 sq. miles
Population 80,000
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