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.

  • 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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Apr 30, 2021 AnthonySharna

I would like to take the time to just say a quick message about the 10/10 experience me and my wife had at Blue Waters. Where do I start...... Firstly with Covid-19 and trying to organise a wedding it is very tricky and can be filled with problems. However Mandie The Wedding planner for Blue Waters made the whole experience very pleasurable and… Read more
I would like to take the time to just say a quick message about the 10/10 experience me and my wife had at Blue Waters. Where do I start...... Firstly with Covid-19 and trying to organise a wedding it is very tricky and can be filled with problems. However Mandie The Wedding planner for Blue Waters made the whole experience very pleasurable and pain free. We are forever grateful for the professionalism she showed us during our Wedding. Mandie was very attentive to our needs and reassured us every step of the way. She calmed our nerves when we had doubts and were blessed with an amazing wedding day. I could not ask for a better experience or a better wedding planner. Thank you so much Mandie and the Blue Waters Team for making it possible. I would also like to give special mentions to Ann the photographer who was very attentive and took some amazing photos on our day. Jascian who was one of the waiters was very professional and gave service with a smile. Very attentive and a delight to be around. Very good and friendly man. Caroline was very nice to us and was caring. These are just a few names that I could think of from the top of my head. The whole staff on the whole were very attentive and we felt special whilst we were there. My wife echoes the same feelings and has high praises for Blue Waters and the Team. The food and drink was on point and I would definitely give that a 10/10. Absolutely no complaints here. Flavours from the food were sublime. The drinks were on Tap and were really chilled and nice. We could not ask for better food and drink. When we return to Antigua we will definitely be staying at Blue Waters again. Thank you guys for giving us a memorable experience that me and wife can relive over and over again. Until we see again bye for now. From Anthony & Sharna Read less
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Apr 27, 2021 dwaynes_1987

As Residents of the Island, we chose Blue Waters as our getaway location for our wedding and we couldn't be more pleased. This was truly a beautiful experience. Our wedding planner Mandie was a sweetheart. She's very punctual and friendly and was always a phone call or text away. The resort is beautiful and relaxing, just about anywhere on… Read more
As Residents of the Island, we chose Blue Waters as our getaway location for our wedding and we couldn't be more pleased. This was truly a beautiful experience. Our wedding planner Mandie was a sweetheart. She's very punctual and friendly and was always a phone call or text away. The resort is beautiful and relaxing, just about anywhere on property made a beautiful scenery for your perfect wedding. The staff was really helpful and fun to be around and the food and decorations were amazing. I really enjoyed my experience and happy i chose Blue Waters Resort as my wedding destination. It was definitely my "little piece of paradise ". Thanks for treating us with so much care. Dwayna and Eric Read less
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Apr 23, 2021 JVANSELME North Miami, Florida

My wedding planner was Mandie. She was greate very punctual. She would help in any way she possibly can. The scene was beautiful. The scene was a true tear tugger for my wife and sister. The gazebo and the beach is perfect for pictures and place to soak in the moment. The staff was awesome very helpful, and was down to have the fun with you.… Read more
My wedding planner was Mandie. She was greate very punctual. She would help in any way she possibly can. The scene was beautiful. The scene was a true tear tugger for my wife and sister. The gazebo and the beach is perfect for pictures and place to soak in the moment. The staff was awesome very helpful, and was down to have the fun with you. Nobody was up tight, and everyone congratulated you. Breakfast and the bar was a positive experience. I'm happy I married my wife at this location. Read less
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Apr 17, 2021 susandJ5163AU

The amazing reservation team, Shenice, Ossia and Tasean were so helpful booking just the right accommodation. We stayed at Rock Cottage, a spacious, large and luxurious 5 BR villa with 2 pools, a private bar and many sun decks to enjoy. The grounds are meticulously cared for by a hardworking, super-friendly staff. The villa was amazing and… Read more
The amazing reservation team, Shenice, Ossia and Tasean were so helpful booking just the right accommodation. We stayed at Rock Cottage, a spacious, large and luxurious 5 BR villa with 2 pools, a private bar and many sun decks to enjoy. The grounds are meticulously cared for by a hardworking, super-friendly staff. The villa was amazing and luxurious but the real gem of this resort is the staff. Nicole, our incredible and accommodating concierge checked in with us daily and was always just a text away-she seemed to know what we needed before we did. Beautiful and bubbly Saron and Winsia greeted us at every meal. They knew us so well they would anticipate our orders. Chef Roy catered a Michelin star worthy meal in our villa of fresh lobster. Masterfully prepared and beautifully presented the pride in his delicious food is very evident. Kevin, the GM is always around the resort, checking in to say "hello" and sets a warm and welcoming tone at the resort. Romaine delivered fresh drinks to us and Akeem was always ready with plenty of ice - we loved talking with them. Quincy, Jason and Tario at the bar made the BEST drinks and would craft a new cocktail every day. Delicious! Amba in housekeeping is a treasure and kept everything in order for us with a super sweet disposition. We will absolutely return to Blue Waters. It felt as though we were with a warm, gracious and generous family. I have never hugged so many people at departure as I did when we left. Outstanding in every sense. Read less
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Mar 30, 2021 bblaval_nyc New York City, New York

My teenage son and I escaped to Blue Waters for his spring break after a long year of no travel during Covid. We stayed in the Cove Suites which was a huge oceanfront room with a pull out sofa for him and large bathroom to share. The resort and grounds are well maintained and the views are incredible. The staff is, by far, the main attraction at… Read more
My teenage son and I escaped to Blue Waters for his spring break after a long year of no travel during Covid. We stayed in the Cove Suites which was a huge oceanfront room with a pull out sofa for him and large bathroom to share. The resort and grounds are well maintained and the views are incredible. The staff is, by far, the main attraction at Blue Waters! Nicole is concierge extraordinaire, taking care of spa appointments, restaurant reservations and excursions with ease and a smile. We enjoyed seeing and chatting with her every day; she felt like an old friend by the time we left! Kevin, the manager, introduced himself when we arrived and was extremely welcoming and pleasant. Although there were very few guests at the hotel due to covid travel restrictions, all of the staff went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The food was very good and the service was outstanding. Also a shout out to Rocky for setting us up with paddle boards and Owen for taking us on a fun snorkeling adventure! Antigua is a gorgeous island with the friendliest people - we can't wait to return! Read less