2 freeform pools (1 adults-only), non-motorised watersports, tennis, fitness centre, spa*, 18-hole mini golf course, live entertainment, kids’ club (potty-trained 2-11 year-olds) with outdoor play area
Restaurants & bars
Dine beneath lofty vaulted ceilings at Seabreeze, the main restaurant, which serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner – which make it a popular choice for families – and also offers regular themed evenings. For a slightly more formal atmosphere head to Buccaneer which offers an à la carte menu (reservation required). Splash out on a fine dining experience at Nicole's, an elegant venue serving Caribbean-inspired cuisine and deliciously fresh lobster (US$40 dining supplement payable and subject to season and availability).
Beach Bar & Grill sits above the main beach and is a scenic spot to enjoy light lunches, snacks and beers with the cool sea breeze on your skin as you admire stunning views of the whole cove. It is also open for dinner on select evenings and reservations are advisable as the twinkling lights of the bay below provide a romantic setting for dinner. The Wadadli Snack Shack serves burgers, hot dogs and ribs from 11am-6pm.
The Main Lounge overlooks the pool and serves as the resort’s social hub and here you can mingle with other guests while sipping on cocktails. Soak up the laid back island atmosphere at the Rasta Bar, a charming beachside shack serving non-alcoholic drinks. The Pool Bar is a relaxed venue for afternoon tea and nightly music and entertainment.
There are also a couple of new additions. The Lazy Pelican Beach Bar is on the watersports beach and serves up soft drinks, tropical juices, rum punch and cold beer. The Coffee Shop lounge area next to the main Pool Bar does speciality coffees and teas, home-made pastries in a chilled environment – afternoon tea is served here daily from 3.30-4.30pm.
Spa & wellness
The kids’ club is open from 9am-10pm for potty-trained children aged two years and over. Children can enjoy games and activities in the cosy indoor area or play outside in the adventure playground.
• Splash pool
• Climbing frame
• Nature trails
• Art classes
Teens can enjoy their own range of games and social events including:
• Mini golf
• Games area
What’s nearby? Devil Bridge National Park is close by – the Atlantic waves have eroded the cliffs over the years and left a sweeping arch, which is worth a visit for the dramatic views. Willikies is just over a five-minute drive from the resort, and this rainbowhued village has a cluster of restaurants and bars, and a string of lovely beaches.
Tried and tested The Verandah Resort celebrates local culture in a big way. Families love the nightly live music, which welcomes Antigua’s best steel pan drum bands, fire breathers and dancers.Parents are more than welcome to join the children in activities at the kids' club, which is open from 9am to 10pm.
The sleeping arrangements Whichever room type you choose at the Verandah Resort, you can look forward to a spectacular view. This is an all-suite resort, with rooms split among three categories – Hillside, Waterview and Waterfront. Décor is typically Caribbean – outside, it’s all whitewashed walls framed by palm trees and shrubs. And indoors, shades of blue and green are complemented by rattan and dark woods.
Diving is available at sister resort St James's Club & Villas*
*Denotes local charge