Not Your Average Front Porch!

The Verandah Antigua has re-invented the adult-only hideaway

Antigua’s well-known The Verandah by Elite Island Resorts has a brand new brag! Known for its beautiful location along a palm-lined cove, after extensive renovations, The Verandah is now an adult-only property with luxury suites and private beachfront villas for those looking for intimate escapes.

Reopening 17 November, 2023, the all-inclusive resort is located on Antigua’s northeast side, where sandy beaches, warm breezes, and natural scenery greet clients. The island is 14 miles long and 11 miles wide – this tropical paradise is home to unique history, culture, and cuisine. The Verandah is spread over 30 acres of prime beachfront property with lush landscaping.

Guests can take a leisurely walk to nearby attractions such as Long Bay, Indian Town National Park, Nonsuch Bay, Indian Town Point, and the famous Devil’s Bridge.

Envision a resort that offers an elevated escape for discerning travellers.

Jacqueline Stubbs, Sales Representative for Elite Island Resorts, Canada, says, “The Verandah is a remarkable location—it’s truly a destination within a destination—and with this renovation and our transition to adults-only, we are answering the call of many of our travel partners and guests”, and “This transformation reflects our commitment to offering travellers an unparalleled experience that harmonizes contemporary luxury with the timeless allure of the Caribbean.

The Verandah is a great product for clients because we have carefully preserved its Caribbean character while introducing contemporary design elements and state-of-the-art amenities while honouring the delicate ecosystem that surrounds it. By exclusively catering to adults, the resort promises an environment of tranquillity and refined indulgence for romantics, friends and groups alike, where they can bask in the serenity of secluded beaches, unwind by the pools, partake in a host of land and water sports, and explore the lush landscapes that have long defined the resort’s allure”.

Antigua is well serviced by Air Canada according to Erminia Nigro, General Manager for Air Canada Vacations Ontario.

“We’ve got direct flights out of Montreal and direct flights, of course out of Toronto and it gets to a stage where we’ll have four flights per week. And on top of that, we’ve upped up the ante as well with our connectors. So we have over 60 connectors across Canada to get people to Antigua.”

The new Verandah is designed to cater to a diverse range of travelers, including multigenerational families, groups of friends, and members of the LGBT and transgender communities. With its luxurious all-inclusive packages, it is sure to be a popular vacation spot for those aged 16+ and above.

Let’s not forget Romance is in the air! Couples can book private villa enclaves, hang out in their plunge pools, or enjoy a luxurious spa day. All this while sipping champagne!

Refurbished Rooms with More Choices

Two Bedroom Villas w/Pool

Verandah accommodations include Hillside, Waterview, and Superior Waterfront Suites. Clients looking for an elevated stay can book a 2-bedroom villa with its own plunge pool.

All the rooms at the resort have been refurbished to offer guaranteed king or two queen beds. All queen-size sleepers have been replaced with sitting area couches (the size of a day bed) in the rooms with King beds. All accommodations have a cozy Caribbean cottage feel, with whitewashed trim and pale-green exteriors.

An additional 50 new rooms have been added with two full queen-size beds, increasing the inventory of rooms available to 185.

In-room bathtubs have been replaced with walk-in showers unless guests are booked in one of the elevated villas where you can enjoy both a bathtub and walk-in showers.

Everything is Available for Entertaining Guests

The most challenging question about staying at the Verandah – is, which pool should I hit up today? You could toss a coin or go where the mood strikes you.

There are four pools to choose from, along with complimentary cabanas, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas. If guests want to be social and engage with others, the Main Pool – New Baja Shelf is the gathering spot for music and group water activities.

Sea lovers will rejoice because the Verandah offers Kayaking, Sailing, Snorkeling and Windsurfing.

Pickleball is now available at Verandah Resort

Pickleball is the latest rage hitting the courts all over North America. Antigua is the Caribbean capital of pickleball. There are three courts available at Verandah. Pickleball is easy to play, low impact and appeals to a wide range of ages and skill levels. Anyone who has played racquet sports learns pickleball quickly. If guests prefer to play Tennis the Verandah has you covered.

Eating And Drinking Just Got More Exciting

Rasta Bar

One of the most enjoyable aspects of travelling is indulging in good food, wine, and cocktails, especially after a long day of activities. The Verandah has refurbished and added new restaurants to its line-up of eateries. The only difficult choice guests have to make is – where shall I dine tonight? Nicole‘s fine dining experience is still the go-to spot for a romantic dinner. Portofino Ristorante Italiano, a new Italian restaurant, has now replaced Buccaneers restaurant. The Rasta Beach Grill has been expanded and is now called the Beach grill. The new Papa Ricco’s Pizzeria offers casual beachfront dining, complete with fresh made-to-order pizzas. The Wavy Wicket, a new sports bar will open in November. Sails & Tales, next door to Papa Ricco’s Pizzeria, a new restaurant will offer freshest seafood with tropical cocktails.


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