Blue Waters Resort & Spa

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
  • Honeymoon
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

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. 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).

All Inclusive of: all meals, premium-brand drinks, house wines and mini-bar items. Sundowner service at Veronica’s bar (includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 5:00pm-7:00pm each evening).

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.

 

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.

Please note:Luxury Suites, Six Bed Pelican House, Three Bed Pelican House, Four Bed Turtle Cottage and Rock Cottage are all on request basis. For enquiries to book, please call our sales team on 0344 472 9646.

  • 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. 

The Palm Restaurant (open daily for à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Cove Restaurant (open on a rotation basis during the evening for à la carte dinner. Supplements apply for the Connoisseur’s Choice section on the menu for All Inclusive guests), Carolyn's (pop-up dining experience on selected evenings, offering an à la carte tapas menu). A Pool and beachside food/beverage service from Carolyn’s. 4 bars: Pelican 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. Spa* with Elemis treatments. Fitness centre. Table tennis. Water sports centre offering windsurfing, sailing (daily group lessons), kayaks, Hobie Cats, pedalos and snorkelling equipment.

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

7 nights between 27 Dec-1 Jan.

10 nights between 22-26 Dec. 

* 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 Blue Waters Wedding

Jul 26, 2021 amyb6038

Our daughter was married at Blue Waters this past January! We couldn’t have had a better experience. Mandie the wedding planner was incredible! She took care of everything! We couldn’t have imagined a better wedding and in the middle of a pandemic!! Thank you for letting us celebrate such an important event at your beautiful hotel! Thank you for… Read more
Our daughter was married at Blue Waters this past January! We couldn’t have had a better experience. Mandie the wedding planner was incredible! She took care of everything! We couldn’t have imagined a better wedding and in the middle of a pandemic!! Thank you for letting us celebrate such an important event at your beautiful hotel! Thank you for such a wonderful memory! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A truly 5* resort!

Jul 24, 2021 laurawhsg London, United Kingdom

A truly 5* resort! From the moment we arrived we were impressed! We felt very safe both in the resort and on the island in general in terms of Covid, so absolutely no concerns there. The room was just amazing, huge bathroom, and lovely outdoor seating area just up the stairs from the beach, so you could listen to the waves rolling in at night. The… Read more
A truly 5* resort! From the moment we arrived we were impressed! We felt very safe both in the resort and on the island in general in terms of Covid, so absolutely no concerns there. The room was just amazing, huge bathroom, and lovely outdoor seating area just up the stairs from the beach, so you could listen to the waves rolling in at night. The food was delicious each and every meal, with plenty of choice, and flexibility to order off-menu at breakfast & lunch. Considering breakfast would usually have been buffet style, the a la carte was done so well, I've never seen a breakfast like it! The staff were all so friendly and welcoming, whether they were at the front desk, in the bar/restaurants or just passing you by outside, always greeting us with a smile. There was entertainment only a couple of nights during our stay, but expect this to increase as the hotel gets busier. When it was there it was a great mix of music being played! The hotel manager Kevin was always around, on-hand to check everything was running smoothly. I visited the Spa on my last day, and found this to reinforce the 5 star rating! This was our 11th visit to Antigua, our first to Blue Waters resort, and we wouldn't stay anywhere else in the future! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another perfect family holiday!

Jul 24, 2021 807adelew Cranleigh, United Kingdom

Thank you so much Blue Waters for another amazing stay. Our 3rd! We were worried at the impact that COVID would have had but needn’t have...you made the whole experience hassle free, and every bit as lovely as it always has been. The staff were so kind, cheerful, positive and welcoming. The food was better than ever and we will look forward to… Read more
Thank you so much Blue Waters for another amazing stay. Our 3rd! We were worried at the impact that COVID would have had but needn’t have...you made the whole experience hassle free, and every bit as lovely as it always has been. The staff were so kind, cheerful, positive and welcoming. The food was better than ever and we will look forward to sipping coconut smoothies with you for years to come. Thank you. Read less
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Jul 23, 2021 Smooth6

Have recently returned from another lovely stay at Blue Waters, having been fortunate enough to visit several times before from the UK. Staying as a couple in Room 115 during mid-late July, we had another lovely holiday, and it was so nice to get away! We cannot recommend the Blue Waters highly enough. Kevin and his fabulous team cannot do enough… Read more
Have recently returned from another lovely stay at Blue Waters, having been fortunate enough to visit several times before from the UK. Staying as a couple in Room 115 during mid-late July, we had another lovely holiday, and it was so nice to get away! We cannot recommend the Blue Waters highly enough. Kevin and his fabulous team cannot do enough for you, and it is no surprise that we go back time after time. We are already booked for May 2022 staying in a Cove Suite, having switched to a Deluxe Beachfront Room this year for a change. You would be pleased with either option....both are beautiful in their own way. This Hotel has amazing staff, and we are so thankful to them as always for making out stay special. There are too many to mention as they are all outstanding, from the fabulous gardeners who look after the impeccable grounds, to every team member.....they all go out of their way to look after you and make sure that you are happy. Wearing Covid Face Masks ALL day in the 30 degree heat gained them even more respect from us this year.....they truly are amazing. Our special thanks to Natalia this year who was so attentive, and as always Karen, Tramayne, Pearle, Dehra, Sparkle......there are too many to mention. Kevin is always visible and friendly as General Manager, and we could not have received better attention. As always the food is beautiful here, in any of the retaurants that you choose to attend, but it is the friendly attentive service and the impeccable standards that make it a simple decision for us to return regularly. We cannot recommend Blue Waters highly enough, and would thank all the staff for looking after us so nicely at such a difficult time. Even our Covid Testing to return home was arranged by the team there, with help from the On-Site Doctor, Jonathan. We look forward to coming back next year! Read less
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Jul 22, 2021 cwilson12187 Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

My stay was relaxing and fun. My fiancée and I stayed for 4 days with our 1 year old. We’ve read that this hotel is good if you are with a family, but they exceeded expectations with how accommodating they are. The room was clean and a nice size. To our surprise they even provided us with a crib. The bathroom had a beautiful tub along with a… Read more
My stay was relaxing and fun. My fiancée and I stayed for 4 days with our 1 year old. We’ve read that this hotel is good if you are with a family, but they exceeded expectations with how accommodating they are. The room was clean and a nice size. To our surprise they even provided us with a crib. The bathroom had a beautiful tub along with a separate shower. The grounds were also immaculately maintained! The resort itself was not packed at all and everyone was spread apart. The pool area is excellent as they have a wait staff, where you can order drinks. They have three pools two for families and a adults only one. Directly outside of the main pool area by Veronicas Bar is the beach. My only complaint about that side of the beach has a lot of seaweed. I recommend using the beach by carolyn’s. The food was fantastic every meal was amazing breakfast, Lunch, and dinner. The island bbq thats held on Friday nights was phenomenal. The live steel pan music set the perfect vibe for the evening! I had a very pleasant experience overall. I would definitely recommend blue waters and I would stay again in a heartbeat!! Read less