Blue Waters

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

This is a truly superb recently refreshed hotel with elegant surroundings, outstanding service and an enviable location on two white sand beaches lapped by gentle aqua waves, epitomising the Caribbean fantasy. The 17 tropical acres of gardens are beautifully tended and each of the buildings is romantically draped with brightly coloured bougainvillea — just adding to the delightful ambience. There's plenty to do during the day and you'll no doubt be tempted on to the beach by one of a generous array of water sports. Tennis and table tennis are popular and there's an 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away. Wind down in the evening (if you haven't done so already!) with a delicious coconut crush — liberally splashed with local rum — while you watch pelicans dive and swoop for their meals. Your dinner can be taken at one of the hotel's gourmet restaurants, complimented with an excellent Claret from the wine list. An amazing holiday experience.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Located in historic Soldiers Bay on two white sandy beaches at the northwest tip of the island. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

61 rooms, 5 suites and 3 villas ranging from 1-5 bedrooms on 2 floors with no lifts. All with private patio or balcony (most with sea views), air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, alarm/clock radio, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar or fridge, safe, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. Superior Rooms, situated on the hillside, have luxury showers, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: 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: should All Inclusive guests wish to choose from the Connoisseur’s Choice section a supplement of US$10 per adult/child will be incurred, payable locally, subject to change.

Please note: all Villas, Cottages and Houses are based on a Breakfast Included board basis. These accommodations are on a request basis only.

 

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms have been recently refurbished, and are just steps from the white sand beach, bathrooms with glazed shower enclosure and free standing bath, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child (on a rollaway bed).

Hillside Junior Suites are situated on the ground floor with terrace and views of the gardens, with open plan living area and bedroom with 1 king-size bed and double pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Luxury Suites are on the 2nd floor with balcony and have 1 king-size bed and doors separating the lounge area which can accommodate either a queen-size bed or rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 3 children (with 3 rollaway beds).

Blue Waters Villas & Cottages

1-Bedroom Hillside Suite, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (please note: children under 3 years are not permitted to stay in the Hillside Suites).

2-Bedroom Hillside Suite, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 4 adults and 3 children (please note: children under 3 years are not permitted to stay in the Hillside Suites).

3-Bedroom Hillside Suite, sleeping maximum 7 adults or 6 adults and 4 children (please note: children under 3 years are not permitted to stay in the Hillside Suites).

Pelican House is comprised of 2-story houses, boasting luxurious living areas, kitchens, outdoor and indoor dining areas, and infinity edge pool overlooking the ocean (exclusively for Pelican House guests). Concierge service is also included (between 8:00am—6:00pm):

2-Bedroom Pelican House, with Hamptons inspired decor, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 3 children.

3-Bedroom Pelican House, with Hamptons inspired decor, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 4 children.

Turtle Cottage is 4,200 sq ft with ocean views, living area with kitchen, private patio and balcony, and private swimming pool (exclusively for Turtle Cottage guests). Concierge service is also included (between 8:00am—6:00pm):

1-Bedroom Turtle Cottage with contemporary beach decor and expansive open-plan living area and private swimming pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Turtle Cottage with contemporary beach decor and expansive open-plan living area and private swimming pool, sleeping maximum 5 adults and 3 children.

3-Bedroom Turtle Cottage with contemporary beach decor and expansive open-plan living area and private swimming pool, sleeping maximum 7 adults and 3 children.

4-Bedroom Turtle Cottage with contemporary beach decor and expansive open-plan living area and private swimming pool, sleeping maximum 9 adults and 5 children.

Rock Cottage spans 2,000 sq ft and overlooks the Caribbean sea, with beach inspired dècor, living area, kitchen and private pool overlookinh the ocean. Concierge service is also included (between 8:00am—6:00pm):

2-Bedroom Rock Cottage with separate living area, kitchen and plunge pool, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 3 adults and 1 child.

3-Bedroom Rock Cottage, with separate living area, kitchen and plunge pool, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

4-Bedroom Rock Cottage, with separate living area, kitchen and plunge pool, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 5 adults and 3 children.

5-Bedroom Rock Cottage, with separate living area, kitchen and plunge pool, sleeping maximum 9 adults or 6 adults and 3 children.

Please note: all Villas, Cottages and Houses are based on a Breakfast Included board basis. These accommodations are on a request basis only. Included is daily breakfast, and unlimited soft drinks and icea creams for children 11 and under (between 10:00am—6:00pm). All Inclusive is available at a supplement.

  • Kids Stay Free: 1st child (0-11 years) stays free when sharing a room with two adults, for travel completed between 21 Apr– 19 Dec '21. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: book by 15 Apr '20 and receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost, for stays between 1 Mar '20–10 Jan '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

The Palm Restaurant (open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner), The Cove Restaurant (dinner, open days vary seasonally. Supplements apply for the Connoisseur’s Choice section on the menu for All Inclusive guests), Bartley's (dinner, open days vary seasonally). Carolyn's Beach Bar & Restaurant is open daily for lunch and throughout the day for a refreshing cocktail. 4 bars: Pelican cocktail bar and lounge, Carolyn's Beach Bar, Veronica's bar and the Cove Restaurant Bar.

Live entertainment most days. Weekly Manager's cocktail party.

7 swimming pools (4 exclusively for Cove Suites guests), Jacuzzi, floodlit tennis court, spa* with Elemis treatments, fitness centre, table tennis. Water sports centre offering windsurfing, sailing (daily group lessons), kayaks, Hobie Cats, pedalos and snorkelling equipment. Kids' Club* encompassing a dedicated creche (ages 18 months-4 years), a kids' club (ages 4-12 years) and outdoor activity area (Tue-Sat, 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm). Blue Waters Kids' club is complimentary for children ages 4-12 years (pre-booking is recommended).

Complimentary WiFi access. Babysitting available* (reservations required). Gift shop. Laundry service*.

3 nights between 7 Jan-21 Dec '20 and 2 Jan-19 Dec '21.

7 nights between 27 Dec '20-1 Jan '21.

10 nights between 22-26 Dec '20. 

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: families booking the Superior or Deluxe room category with children under 12 will be allocated ground floor rooms.

Please note: all Villas, Cottages and Houses are based on a Breakfast Included board basis. These accommodations are on a request basis only. All inclusive available at a supplement.

Dress code: during the day within the resort we request that you wear tops, wraps or shorts and footwear at all times. When wearing wet swimwear, you are requested to use outdoor terraces for dining and cocktails. In the interest of safety, children require footwear at all times. In the evening, all restaurants are smart casual - this includes tailored shorts and collard shirts (flip flops are not permitted). Dress Code for Christmas Eve & New Years Eve is Black Tie.

Please note: this hotel may be unsuitable for guests with mobility restrictions as there are steps around the grounds and down to the beach.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a restful place!

Mar 25, 2020 HappyTank Weymouth, United Kingdom

My wife and I entered Antigua with less than 24 hours notice, and Blue Waters made us welcome. The place is top notch. But the people really make the place, the staff are so competent, thoughtful, proactive, confident and pleasant, that they really stand out from our extensive experience of the Carribean. Thank you, staff, if you read this.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely day pass at Blue Waters Resort

Mar 23, 2020 TDHSNJ New Jersey

We booked a day pass directly by calling the resort as we were on the NCL Epic with a stop in Antigua on Thursday, 3/12. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and were in awe of this magnificent and well-appointed resort. This review is specific to the lobby area, pools, beach and Carolyn's. We opted for the non-inclusive option as we were only… Read more
We booked a day pass directly by calling the resort as we were on the NCL Epic with a stop in Antigua on Thursday, 3/12. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and were in awe of this magnificent and well-appointed resort. This review is specific to the lobby area, pools, beach and Carolyn's. We opted for the non-inclusive option as we were only there for about 5 hours (an amazing 5 hours!). This place is gorgeous! We enjoyed 2 different beaches and the pool near Carolyn's with comfy lounge chairs, gentle lapping waves along the soft sandy beach, while enjoying mainly sun and some short rain showers too. The banana daiquiri was fantastic, as was the flatbread pizza at Carolyn's. We really didn't want to leave, abd we truly look forward to returning for an extended stay in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our wedding was amazing!

Mar 15, 2020 laura613 Toronto, Canada

We live in Toronto, Canada but own a Cottage in Antigua within a 5 minute drive to the Blue Waters resort. We got married at the cliff-top Gazebo last week and it couldn't have been more perfect! It was like a dream with the exquisite bougainvillea archway, the white gauze curtains swaying in the balmy breeze, the gorgeous turquoise Caribbean Sea… Read more
We live in Toronto, Canada but own a Cottage in Antigua within a 5 minute drive to the Blue Waters resort. We got married at the cliff-top Gazebo last week and it couldn't have been more perfect! It was like a dream with the exquisite bougainvillea archway, the white gauze curtains swaying in the balmy breeze, the gorgeous turquoise Caribbean Sea behind us and palm trees all around the cobblestone pathway! Mandie, the fantastic wedding coordinator set everything up for us, and made it an effortless and wonderful day which we will cherish for the rest of our lives. She is such a lovely caring person with a calm, soothing and friendly personality, and we felt like we had known her for a long time, right from my first contact with her over the phone from Canada. She took care of all of the details and paperwork. Once we arrived in Antigua, we literally met with her only once, two days before the ceremony and then just showed up for the big day and everything went off without a hitch, and added extra unexpected touches. I cannot say enough good things about this wedding venue and wedding coordinator ;) Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 Warner H Cohasset, Massachusetts

We had an unplanned stay in Antigua and through Trip Advisor discovered Blue Waters. The grounds were beautiful and there were many water sports options. We had an excellent meal by the infinity pool. The staff were very friendly and accomodating. We'll be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Made our wedding experience magical

Mar 12, 2020 melstone998

We had been to Blue Waters previously and it made perfect sense to get married there this February on their beautiful ocean bluff. Not only is this a boutique hotel experience to begin with - staff know you and address you by name - but the wedding experience was bliss. We were blown away by the level of attention and detail that each and every… Read more
We had been to Blue Waters previously and it made perfect sense to get married there this February on their beautiful ocean bluff. Not only is this a boutique hotel experience to begin with - staff know you and address you by name - but the wedding experience was bliss. We were blown away by the level of attention and detail that each and every member of staff and management extended to us whole-heartedly. They went so above and beyond our expectations. If you have the opportunity to stay in the Cove Suites, we would highly recommend it. Private pool for each building of suites and poolside service is so luxurious. Our Cove Suites manager Toriefa chatted with us daily and was so lovely and accommodating to our every request (and there were many as my husband is detail oriented!). Thank you Kevin, Jasper, Carolyn, Tremaine, Pearl, Monique, Kelisha and more. Mandie our wedding planner, you made every detail perfect, grateful for you! You are all truly amazing. I only wish we could do it again. With thanks and our best regards, Mr and Mrs Robert Stone Read less