Fodor's Expert Review Verandah Resort & Spa

Antigua and Barbuda

Verandah's splendid hillside setting overlooks calm, reef-protected Dian Bay, and hiking trails snake around the property to Devil's Bridge National Park. Though some local activists disagree, this ecocentric resort emphasizes low-impact environmental responsibility, without sacrificing upscale contemporary conveniences. The mint-and-apricot New England–meets-Creole cottages built on pylons incorporate solar energy. Waterfront suites (76 in total) have been upgraded with new flooring and luxurious walk-in showers and double sinks. There are plentiful activities for kids, including ecological edutainment, an 18-hole mini-golf course, a playground, and a dedicated pool and restaurant. The sizable, villa-style units offer unobstructed ocean or bay views (units 167–186 are primo); vaulted ceilings; stylish touches like granite counter tops; natural materials such as wood, bamboo, and stone; family-friendly sofa beds and kitchenettes; and such high-tech necessities as TVs and Wi-Fi access (in those closest to the public spaces and pool). Other first-rate facilities include an enormous free-form swimming pool that doubles as a social center, an adults-only grotto pool, a two-tier plunge pool, several appealing restaurants, a mini-cinema, and the Tranquility Body & Soul Spa.


  • gorgeous remote location
  • scads of amenities
  • good kids' club and facilities with own pool


  • smallish beaches
  • noise carries between adjoining units
  • though shuttles ply the resort, its hilly layout is problematic for the physically challenged


Family, Green, Views


Phones: 268-562–6848 | 866-213–2359-reservations


185 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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