Blue Waters Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Top-notch service that’s always a step ahead
- Secluded location on a private bay 20-minutes from St. John’s
- Two semi-private sandy beaches
- Seven infinity pools; four are exclusive to guests staying at Cove Suites
- Water sports like kayaking, sailing and snorkeling — tours will pick you up right on the beach and all non-motorized water sports are included in the rate
What To Know
- Tabs at the on-site restaurants can add up quickly
- The semi-private beaches are under 500 feet, within a five-minute walk from Cove Suites and are open to the public (for those who purchase a resort day pass)
- All rooms are air-conditioned
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set on a private bay with two pristine beaches, Blue Waters resort delivers all the Caribbean goods: bright sun and warm sea, plus amenities like seven swimming pools, a full-service spa and water sports. Within a 20-minute drive from Antigua’s capital city of St. John’s, the 32-suite property is on a clifftop surrounded by 17 acres of lush gardens.
At over 730 feet, guests have room to spread out in Cove Suite rooms, decorated in a modern, Caribbean-style with and balconies overlooking the ocean. Mod con include iPod docking stations, a flat screen TV and air-conditioning, and Cove Suite guests also have exclusive access to four of the resort’s seven pools. Deluxe beachfront rooms are on the ground level, just steps away from the sand.
On the food front, you can choose between Bartleys, which serves upscale cuisine in a romantic setting, and the more casual Palm, ideal for a relaxed lunch with a view of the beach. In the evenings live entertainment is usually offered at the hotel’s Pelican Bar. Active travelers will welcome the wide range of water sports available, including kayaking, jet-skiing, snorkeling and sailing; the resort also has an on-site fitness center and can arrange for private training sessions.
In the Area
On-island diversions include three miles of bike trails and a handful of pristine beaches, from pocket coves to the long stretch of sand at Pasture Bay (where the resort will hook you up with a picnic of goodies such as poached salmon and heirloom tomato salad — just ask). Itching to get off campus? Hop on the ferry over to Antigua to be schooled in British naval history at the excellently preserved , try on a few of the 365 beaches for size (yes, they say there’s one for every day of the year), and head up to the Shirley Heights Lookout for a Sunday night party where people line up for plates of jerk chicken and barbecued seafood, then let loose to live reggae and soca bands, Wadadli lager in hand. If there’s one night to go off your all-inclusive food plan, this would be it.
How to Get There
Just come home from a 10 day stay at Blue Waters and I am already looking at a trip back next year. The staff were impeccable (special mention for Dehra, Joe & Wingrove), the room (superior hillside) was perfect for what you need but the view from the balcony was the best part. You also get an amazing choice of food at breakfast, lunch & dinner. The Cove resturant has an incredible backdrop that you must experience. The resort was fully booked for our 10 days but you wouldn't know it was and that's what makes it so special. You arrive being told welcome to paradise and they weren't wrong at all. Fantastic holiday that was worth every penny. Thank You Blue Waters.
This boutique resort surpassed our expectations in every way. The room was lovely, the bed comfortable, and the view was beautiful. Service, food, landscaping - everything was 5 star all the way. We will definitely return!
We stayed here for a week in March. Our room was on the ground floor, overlooking the sea and once in bed the view was like being on a boat. It was very clean and apart from a bit of a problem with the water draining from the bath it was kept to a high standard with our mini bar being refilled (with water) every day. The resort itself is well maintained and all staff are friendly and polite. We thought the food was pretty good. I loved the Cove restaurant, and Veronica's and the beach bar. We ate most of all in the Palm which was fine. While some people seemed to get up at the crack of dawn to put down towels on sunbeds there never seemed to be a problem (unless you wanted the exact same place every day). There are two beaches and at least three pools, so plenty of room for everyone. The sea was lovely to swim in, calm and blue with a raft to swim out to. There was entertainment every night, some great dancing to work off those rum punches. I also used the gym everyday which was never busy (well, not at 7.45 in the morning). We took a taxi guide one day (Dane, who was recommended by hotel). This was a great day out, saw most of the island including a bit of cricket at the Viv Richards ground, Shirley Heights, Nelson's Dockyard, St John's and all main sights. Gave us a really good feel of the island and he was full of information. However, I am a bit ashamed to say that the resort was so lovely and we were there to relax so this was our only trip out.
Everything about this resort was first class. Not too big but four eating options. Attentive, friendly staff. They know your name in five minutes. Only left once in a week stay. The beaches were beautiful. Three pools too! Go before folks from the US discover this gem.
We stayed in the Cove Suites, on the ground floor. Very comfortable and we really liked being on the ground floor as we could just wander out to sunbeds and the pool. There is a private pool for each block of suites, which is great but to be honest it was almost too cold to swim in as it doesn't get a great deal of sun. There was also excellent pool side bar service. The main hotel was lovely with various bars and restaurants. The main Palm restaurant was good for a buffet lunch but rather disappointing in the evening. We really liked The Cove restaurant. A beautiful setting and the food was always delicious but the portions were huge! Everywhere the staff were helpful and charming. Overall we had a wonderful 11 night stay.