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Part of the Blue Waters Resort, The Cove Suites offers luxurious bed, breakfast and all-inclusive accommodation with easy access to the hotel’s outstanding range of facilities. 28 lavish suites including 4 penthouses, offers spacious living areas and spectacular ocean views. For something even more special, why not treat yourself to a stay at one of the Cove’s 4 Penthouses Suites, with 3 bedrooms each have panoramic vistas and a brilliantly designed kitchen area. Set in 5 acres of tropical landscaped garden, Cove guests enjoy exclusive access to 4 infinity-edged swimming pools. The Cove Restaurant is also right next door with a gourmet menu held in very high esteem locally. When you can drag yourself away from your idyllic surrounds, find out just what Blue Waters has to offer. A truly superb hotel, renowned for its high standard of service, there are activities galore, including tennis and an 18-hole golf course* just 5 mins away. Water sports are complimentary so try your luck at windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling, or hop onboard a Hobie Cat and sail the high seas. Live entertainment is offered some evenings, or enjoy a quiet dinner in one of the resort’s 3 restaurants. Signature dishes at the romantic Bartley's restaurant include grilled Barbudan crawfish and macademia-crusted lamb loin – delicious! Afterwards, relax with a nightcap in the Pelican bar before returning to your suite to retire in luxury.
Located in historic Soldiers Bay on 2 white sandy beaches at the northwest tip of the island. Transfer time from airport: 15 min.
28 Cove Suites including 4 Penthouses (3rd floor) on 3 floors in 4 buildings. Cove Suites are located in an elevated position, a short walk from the beach and facilities of the main hotel. Each lavishly appointed suite comprises spacious living area, bathroom with free-standing baths, bedroom and private balcony/terrace with spectacular sea views and exclusive access to 4 clifftop infinity-edge pools. Sleeps max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
Cove Penthouse Suites – accommodation features 3 separate bedrooms, 2 of which have enormous double balconies boasting panoramic views of the island. Facilities include a separate living room, kitchen and en-suite bathrooms. Sleeps max 7 adults or up to 3 adults and 4 children.
The Palms Restaurant (open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner), The Cove Restaurant (dinner, open days vary seasonally, All Inclusive guests receive a $50 credit per person towards the cost of food, this includes house wine), Bartley's (dinner, open days vary seasonally). 4 bars; Pelican cocktail bar, lounge, beach bar and the Cove Restaurant bar. 7 swimming pools in resort (4 exclusively for Cove Suites guests), Jacuzzi, floodlit tennis court, spa (local charge for treatments), fitness centre, table tennis, water sports: windsurfing, sailing (daily group lessons), kayaks, Hobie Cats, pedalos and snorkelling equipment. Live entertainment most days. Weekly manager's cocktail party. Babysitting available* (reservations required). Gift shop. Internet access*. Laundry service*.
*Denotes local charge.
Child ages up to and including 11 years.
Dress code: Palm Restaurant and Pelican Bar - These facilities, being our informal leisure areas, accept shorts (tailored) and other smart casual wear, including T-shirts. Bartley’s and The Cove Restaurant Elegant evening attire is requested. Shorts are not accepted. (No T-shirts)
Please note: This hotel may be unsuitable for guests with mobility restrictions as there are steps around the grounds and down to the beach.
All meals, afternoon tea and cakes, premium-brand drinks, house wines and mini-bar items. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. (Please note: The Cove Restaurant - All Inclusive guests receive a $50 credit per person towards the cost of food, this includes house wine).
3 nights except for 20 Dec '13-06 Jan '14 and 22-27 Dec '14 when it is 10.
20-21 Dec '14 and 28 Dec '14 - 02 Jan '15 minimum stay is 7 nights.
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Blue Waters is so good, it is difficult to know what to say about it that has not been said already - but because it's so good, it would be unforgivable not to say something. We were there at the... Read more end of November 2013 for just a week following a week in Barbados. Our welcome was superb - as if we were old friends and the most important VIPs. We were then driven by golf buggy to our accommodation at The Cove Suites which was just out of this world. The pictures on the web site hardly do the reality justice, with marble floors everywhere; "proper" air conditioning (no box on the wall stuff here); sumptuous furnishings; massive built in televisions; a bathroom that was something out of a movie set (complete with partially folding wall, so you could sit in the bath and talk to The Damaging Director if you were so inclined!); fabulous lounge area opening out onto your own terrace and then to the infinity pool serving just the suites in your Villa etc etc. Now the Baroness is very fussy about her bed, (and I do mean fussy!) but she thought the bed was even more comfortable than her own at home. Praise indeed! With a view to die for overlooking a beautiful bay with pelicans diving and that endless vista across an azure Caribbean it would be difficult to imagine anywhere more perfect to spend a week. Although there are 100+ rooms and suites at Blue Waters, they are set in 17 acres of what is effectively private botanical gardens, which have obviously been very thoughtfully planned out and are immaculately maintained, and so there is always a "small and exclusive" feel to the place. The facilities were first class and the food was superb. Breakfast is a comprehensive buffet style operation but with fresh coffee and tea brought by the ever smiling waiting staff. Some people groan at buffet style anything, but it was very slick, uncrowded and unhurried with virtually everything you could possibly want - including my favourite of eggs benedict (on request). In the evening, out of the two restaurants, our preference was for The Cove Restaurant, overlooking the bay and right on the edge of a small bluff. The atmosphere was very romantic (only the Damaging Director and me on this trip) and the view was very spectacular. Equally, the food was superb, with novel "back-lit" menus to save peering with squinting eyes in the candlelight to see what was on offer. Fillet steak; lobster thermadore etc were the order of the day and give an idea of the level of cuisine on offer, and at surprisingly reasonable prices for the Caribbean. (Barbados is significantly more expensive in our experience.) But the most enjoyable and impressive part of our holiday at Blue Waters was the people. From the moment we arrived until we left, we were treated with the utmost courtesy, warmth and friendliness. Nothing was too much trouble and everybody (without exception) was smiling and happy. Similarly, we were astonished that from the word go, everybody seemed to know our names - even when we were climbing into the taxi for the airport at the end of our holiday, one of the groundsmen stopped what he was doing and came over with a beaming smile, and addressing us by name, wished us a safe and comfortable journey home! The General Manager, Andy, was always highly visible moving from table to table at breakfast time making sure everything was OK, as were the girls in the Concierge, Karen and Adrienne (she of the smile that could launch a thousand ships!) checking to see if there was anything they could do for us, like booking taxis, trips or tables at the restaurant etc - all very attentive without being intrusive. The waiting staff, the front office staff and the ladies from housing were all equally smiling and helpful every time we encountered them and there is no doubt that the people at Blue Waters are undoubtedly its greatest asset. Would we go back? Like the proverbial shot is the answer. Having experienced a host of holidays of all types and in virtually every continent during my 65 years, I can honestly say that, overall, this was not only superb, but definitely among the best. Read less
This was our fourth visit to Blue Waters over the last four years. In the past would never have gone back to the same place year after year as too many countries to see. But for us Blue Waters puts a... Read more tick in every box. The hotel has a great position on the island and easy to get to St. John's and out and about. Its definitely the staff from the management to each and every other person who works at the hotel that makes it a pleasure to visit. The food on the whole is good, the beaches fine, quiet evening entertainment which suits us and the husband loves the watersports on offer. Looking forward to visit for a fifth time. Read less
We have just returned from two weeks in this lovely place, which is a little piece of Paradise. Not only are the surroundings lovely but so are the staff. I've never said 'good morning' so many times... Read more every day. Everyone is very cheerful and pleasant and nothing seems too much trouble. The beach is small but never seemed crowded and due to the way the resort is laid out it never seemed busy although we were told it was full. The restaurants are OK, possibly the food is the only thing that could be improved although everyone complains about putting on weight! We loved the spa, some great treatments available and it's very peaceful up there. A great spot for watching the pelicans diving for fish. We had a problem with the first room due to a leaking shower that could not be fixed but were moved on the second day without too much trouble, thank you Margaret for sorting this out. We would love to go back and try the Cove Suites, which we couldn't get booked into this time. Thank you to all at Blue Waters for a wonderful holiday. Antigua is a beautiful island and well worth taking time to explore. Long Bay was the best beach we found and Falmouth Harbour, Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights on Sunday evening are all must dos. We took a catamaran trip to Barbuda on the Excellence, well worth it to see the frigate bird sanctuary but beware the crossing is rough and several people were ill so seasick pills would be a good idea, even if you've not suffered before. The return trip was OK though.Tip - if travelling from the UK don't worry about adapters, there are plenty of UK three pin sockets in rooms. Read less
This was our 3rd year running to Blue Waters. As always, the grounds are beautiful and the gardeners do a fantastic job. There are new flowers and plants and all areas still maintained to high... Read more standards. The colours are refreshing after a dull English Winter. It is transquil and relaxing. The location could not be any better. I could never grow tired of watching the amazing pelicans dive. It was fabulous to see our favourite staff still here who are still as warm and accomodating. The majority of the staff here are efficient and make the hotel what it is. They are an enormous asset and credit to the Hotel. I hope this is realised. Thank you as always to the specials such as as Carolyn, Pearl, Tremaine Andre and Angela amoungst many familiar and friendly faces. They work so hard and take genuine pleasure for making your holiday memorable. We liked the new edition of the new staircase from the beach up to the Gazebo walk, and the cosy new private sunbed areas and the new sea raft. Last year it was a little hard to read the menu in the Cove restaurant light, however we smiled this year at the new backlit menus. What a great idea! We enjoyed the new look Bartleys restaurant and we thought it was good that all inclusive guests can now eat in the Cove more than once during their stay as opposed to the original availability last year of once only. We also enjoyed the food throughout our stay. Just sad the previous Food and Beverage Manager, Cameron has moved on and we missed his friendly attentiveness and sincerity! The cold towels, sorbets, and fruit brought round daily make hotel special and give guests nice opportunity to connect with Staff. Areas that we thought could be improved were we were slightly sad that the hotel have stopped the policy of providing returners welcome back bottle and card on arrival. We were also disappointed that the main restaurant Palms has seen an odd change to the menu. The Starters menu has been replaced by a choice of soup or buffet salad only. This is not much of a selection. As a couple we do not care for either. Apart from the fact that this is actually a very pricy hotel for its rating already, we feel a starter is an expected course on any menu and the replacement choices appeal to a minority only. Also, instead of eating for the sake of it when not overly hungry I previously have ordered a starter instead of a main meal. I was disappointed to not be able to order smaller choices anymore. We stayed in the Hillside rooms this year. These were nice but view not as good as the Ocean rooms or the Cove suites where we have stayed previously, as the view was obstructed a little by the roof of Pelican Cottage. However, we could still see the sea and you do not come away to spend all your time on the balcony. The room was nice and spacious, although often noisy due to the adjoining door. Also the bathroom is tatty and of quite a poor standard and definately in need of a refurb to be considered value for money. However, it was adequate. Overall we love this place, it has a lot going for it in the important areas. It is very special to us as we were married here. We will certainly return at some point However, we hope the hotel continues to be maintained in the meanwhile and that we will return to the same warmth and happy staff that make Blue Waters a special place to remember and one we would happily continue to recommend. It is the perfect place for a relaxing retreat. Read less