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
We have been home from our amazing stay at Blue Waters for less than a week and we are already hankering to return. If you were thinking of booking a holiday in Antigua, there is simply nowhere better than Blue Waters.
The accommodation, the extremely warm welcome, the delicious food, the powder white beaches and the aqua blue water have all made it one of our most memorable holidays to date. The Bower Family
We stayed here for a week over half term and cannot speak highly enough of Blue Waters.
We were in a Luxury Suite (402) which was perfect for our family of four with the children sleeping in 2 single beds in the separate lounge (even with these in place there was still plenty of space in the room). The suite is right next to the main restaurant and overlooks the main pool which was ideal for us as it meant we could pop back to the room as required during the day or of an evening.
We took full advantage of the facilities on site and used the hobie cats, paddle boards and kayaks and took a trip out to the reef for some snorkelling. Even though it was 1/2 term and the hotel was reasonably busy there was never an issue with availability of equipment or having to wait to use things - the water sports team were always helpful and friendly as well and happy to give advice where needed.
The children also used the kids club a couple of times - again this was great (well organised with a good variety of activities) with the optional evening activities being a welcome bonus. All the children ate together at 6:30 and then went to the club to watch films leaving the parents to enjoy dinner.
On the subject of dinner we ate in all three restaurants while the main Palm restaurant was fine; the other two offered more of a sense of occasion - the setting for the Cove being stunning.
The good facilities, food and accommodation were all supported by great staff as well. Every member of staff we saw - from gardeners to management - was polite, smiling and keen to help in any way they could. They all seemed to take genuine pride in working for Blue Waters and this really came across.
All in all this was one of our best experiences in the Caribbean with the feel of the hotel being ideal for a luxurious but relaxing holiday.
We will definitely return.
Have just spent a week in this glorious 5* hotel for a friends wedding! From being checked in with cold towels and welcome drink, the choice of 3 equally delicious restaurants, 3 pools including an adults only, beautiful, clean sandy beach, the happiest staff all wishing you a good morning/evening including ground/bar/restaurant/reception nobody could have been happier! The spa girls were all lovely and the treatments were great! The wedding was spectacular on the most amazing sunny day! Held in the gazebo which stretched into the Caribbean ocean. The bride was greeted by a steel band and after champagne and cake we then had an exclusive cocktail reception in one of the beach bars followed by the wedding dinner actually held on the sandy beach with lights cascading down all around us! Was the most idyllic/perfect time! Be in no doubt you will have the best time ever at this hotel. Top class!
Blue Waters is everything you would want in a resort. It was even more beautiful than we expected! But, what made it over the top for us was the staff. Robert at the water sports taught my husband and I to sail. He made it relaxing and fun to learn. We were so excited. We took that one lesson and the next day we were solo sailing! They kept an eye on us from the shore which made me feel so safe. Thanks Robert for our exciting adventure. Then we fished with Alex off the pier at sunset. I tangled my line a few times, but, Alex was there to help me out. Spectacular sunset views and so relaxing. And, don't miss out on taking the garden tour with John the head groundskeeper. There are so many different palms and flowers and John is passionate about them all as well as his love for Antigua. He could be the good will ambassador of Antigua! Wonderful stay
I've travelled to Antigua a few times over the last 5 years and have stayed at different hotels each time. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel.
On arrival, I was shown to a sitting area where the front desk staff came to me with the relevant forms to complete the process. It was a really hot day and without my asking, a staff member brought me a cold towel to cool down and another brought a cold fruit drink. This level of courtesy and helpfulness extended throughout my stay. The reservation and housekeeping staff continually worked to ensure that I had what I needed to have a great stay. The banquet and conference staff accommodated special requests and changes and did so with a high level of professionalism and courtesy.
My room was really beautiful, clean and well laid out. I would definitely stay here again.