The Cove Suites at Blue Waters

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

Part of the Blue Waters Resort, The Cove Suites offers luxurious all-inclusive accommodation with easy access to the hotel’s outstanding range of facilities. 28 lavish suites including four 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 four Penthouses Suites, with three 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 four 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 minutes 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 three restaurants, two of which are located in the main hotel, Blue Waters. Afterwards, relax with a nightcap in the Pelican bar before returning to your suite to retire in luxury.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Babysitting service
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Hobie Cats
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Wedding
  • Games Room
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

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

24 Cove Suites and 4 Penthouses 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 of a spacious, open-planned living area and bedroom, bathroom with free-standing baths and private balcony/terrace with spectacular sea views and exclusive access to four clifftop infinity-edge pools. Sleeps maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive of: All meals, afternoon tea and cakes, premium-brand drinks, house and sparkling wine and mini-bar items. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. (Please note: All starters, mains and desserts are now included at The Cove Restaurant apart from a small selection of mains on the connoisseur's menu which are available for a US$10 supplement.)

Please note: Cove Penthouse Suites are based on a breakfast included basis. All Inclusive is available at a supplement.

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, sleeping maximum 7 adults or 6 adults and 4 children. Please note: this room is on a breakfast included basis, all inclusive is available at a supplement.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Apr '20 and save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 7 Jan-19 Dec '21 when staying a minimum of 5 nights on All Inclusive.

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

  • Kids Stay Free: up to two children, up to and including 11 years, when sharing a room with at least 2 adults on the same board basis for travel between 1 Apr-19 Dec '20 and 1 Apr-19 Dec '21.

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

  • Free Weddings: Conditions apply.

  • Honeymooners: receive VIP check-in and welcome amenity, Champagne and chocolates in room on arrival, romantic nightly turn down service, Champagne breakfast served on your patio one morning of your choice when staying a minimum of 5 nights for travel between 7 Jan '20-19 Dec '21. Proof of marriage required, must be taken within 6 months of wedding.

4 restaurants, 2 of which can be found at the main hotel, Blue Waters: 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, Carolyn's Beach Bar & Restaurant is open daily for lunch and throughout the day for a refreshing cocktail. 3 bars: Pelican cocktail bar and lounge, Carolyn's Beach Bar and Veronica's 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* (local charge for treatments), fitness centre, table tennis, water sports: windsurfing, sailing (daily group lessons), kayaks, Hobie Cats, pedalos and snorkelling equipment. Complimentary Kids Club (for ages 4-12) and Creche* (for ages 14 months-3 years).

Babysitting available* (reservations required). Gift shop. Internet access*. Laundry service*. Concierge service (8:00am-6:00pm).

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

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

10 nights 22-26 Dec '20. 

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: 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). Black tie is requested Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

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

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1668)
  • Very good (370)
  • Average (96)
  • Poor (48)
  • Terrible (23)
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
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Wonderful Day Pass!

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