The Cove Suites at Blue Waters

Antigua, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Located on the Northwest tip of Antigua, the Cove Suites are part of the Blue Waters resort, offering luxurious all-inclusive accommodation within easy reach of the hotel’s outstanding range of facilities. Set in 5 acres of tropical landscaped garden, 28 lavish suites (including 4 penthouses) offer island-inspired décor, spacious living areas, and spectacular ocean views. Cove guests can enjoy exclusive access to four infinity-edged swimming pools, and the Cove Restaurant is right next door, with a gourmet menu that’s well-esteemed by locals. When you can drag yourself away from your idyllic surrounds, it’s time to explore what Blue Waters has to offer – a truly superb hotel, renowned for its high standards of service, and with activities galore – including an 18-hole golf course just 5 minutes away! Watersports are complimentary, so try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkelling, or hop onboard a Hobie Cat and sail the high seas. If you wish to go further afield, there’s a WhatsApp service for guests that can be used to arrange everything from spa treatments to excursions, as well as a Cove Concierge service that’s exclusive to Cove guests. Enjoy a peaceful dinner in one of two restaurants – one of which is located in the main hotel, Blue Waters – before enjoying live entertainment, which is offered most evenings. Afterwards, relax with a nightcap in the Pelican Bar until it’s time to return to your suite to retire in luxury. For something even more special, treat yourself to a stay in one of the Cove’s four exquisite Penthouse Suites, each beautifully appointed, with three bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

Amenities

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

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, sundowner service including cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, some 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.

 

 

3 restaurants, 2 of which can be found at the main hotel, Blue Waters: The Palm Restaurant (open daily for breakfast, lunch, 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), 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.

Daily activities and live evening entertainment most days. 

7 swimming pools (4 exclusively for Cove Suites guests), Jacuzzi, floodlit tennis court, spa with Elemis and ila treatments* (local charge for treatments), fitness centre, table tennis, pool table, yoga, aqua aerobics, water sports: windsurfing, sailing (daily group lessons), kayaks, Hobie Cats, pedalos and snorkelling equipment. Complimentary kids activity programme Monday-Friday (for ages 5-12). Access to a WhatsApp service for arranging excursions, spa treatments, and more*.

Babysitting available* (reservations required). Gift shop. Internet access*. Laundry service*. Cove Concierge service, exclusive for Cove guests.

Please note: a government room levy of $5 per guest, per night applies to guests aged 6 years and above (payable locally, subject to change).

6-night minimum night stay for all arrivals 4th March – 24th March 2022.

* 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. At 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sun, Beautiful Sands and Even More Beautiful People

May 16, 2022 HappyTravelers1981 Plano, Texas

We had a great vacation experience at Blue Waters. Nicole, Kevin and every staff member were welcoming, friendly and attentive to our every need. Nicole especially took care of us from special alcohol requests, to cigars, to restaurant reservations, all with a genuine smile and that perfect British accent. We would also like to give a shout out… Read more
We had a great vacation experience at Blue Waters. Nicole, Kevin and every staff member were welcoming, friendly and attentive to our every need. Nicole especially took care of us from special alcohol requests, to cigars, to restaurant reservations, all with a genuine smile and that perfect British accent. We would also like to give a shout out to Owen, our boisterous and kind boat captain, who showed us the sites of the island while telling us about the history and people of Antigua. Arriving at a gorgeous, empty mile long beach to explore and play on was an incredible experience. This excursion was the highlight of our stay. The Cove 1 Penthouse suite was perfect for our needs and couldn't have been more beautiful especially at sunset. Restaurant fare was good but we missed the lobster (out of season). Our only issue with the whole experience was the spotty pool drink service and fairly weak pours of said drinks. But no biggy, our room stash took up the slack. Oh, and no Woodford Reserve, our favorite bourbon. But again, these are nits. We'll pack Woodford next time! All and all, an intimate, unhurried, incredible Caribbean resort experience that will not disappoint from the beginning to the end. Read less
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May 16, 2022 CA_NYC_Traveler New York City, New York

We had a fantastic stay as a group of 3 friends traveling to celebrate a birthday. We initially selected this trip mostly for the convenience factor for a shortly beach trip - a 4 hour direct flight from NYC and a quick ride from the airport to this particular hotel. It meant being on the beach by lunch time. Blue Waters went above and beyond to… Read more
We had a fantastic stay as a group of 3 friends traveling to celebrate a birthday. We initially selected this trip mostly for the convenience factor for a shortly beach trip - a 4 hour direct flight from NYC and a quick ride from the airport to this particular hotel. It meant being on the beach by lunch time. Blue Waters went above and beyond to make our long weekend extra special. HUGE thanks to Nicole who personally coordinated lots of details and fun extras for us from taxi service and spa treatments to a lovely birthday cake for our friend. She truly made the experience like a 5 stars. Thanks Nicole! We loved the 3 bedroom Cove villa with semi private pool, too. All in all a great choice for a quick and easy beach getaway. We'll be back! Read less
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May 15, 2022 thetravellinggem Blackpool, United Kingdom

It would have been 5 stars other than a couple of things lacking from a top end resort. Very little service around the pool so most people head to the bar themselves. The other nagging issue for most people I spoke to, the toilets are in the lobby so a bit of a walk if you need the toilet, then the all inclusive doesn't start till 11am, so your… Read more
It would have been 5 stars other than a couple of things lacking from a top end resort. Very little service around the pool so most people head to the bar themselves. The other nagging issue for most people I spoke to, the toilets are in the lobby so a bit of a walk if you need the toilet, then the all inclusive doesn't start till 11am, so your very restricted for drinks, even soft drinks unless you want to walk back to breakfast. I did try on one occasion to order food at the sun loungers, they have menus advertised that you can to be told by a gentleman that I had to go to the bar to do this, seems a little odd calling it sun lounger menu if you have yo go up and order it. They were the negative sides to the resort which for me shouldn't have any when you pay premium prices. The positives, most of the staff are so friendly and will do anything for you. Especially Tramaine my daughter loved her. The food is fantastic although a little to similar in each restaurant but the standard is excellent so you can't fault it. Drinks from all the bars are excellent. As for rooms, if you want your own shared Pool then book a Cove suite, ask for Villa 1 or 2 if you love a sea view. If you prefer to be close to everything them just go for a beach front room, these aren't really beach front, I personally would change the name, they are just front of the accommodation and close to everything, none of the rooms are actually beach front. We have had a fantastic trip, very boutique feeling and would recommend giving it a try Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing hotel, lovely staff

May 11, 2022 RobCl9 Truro, United Kingdom

We had a fantastic nine days at Blue Waters. Wonderful facilities, great food, and an idyllic setting. Kevin and the team were so warm, welcoming and helpful. Our girls declared it ‘Best holiday ever’.
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May 7, 2022 Gingertraveller1962 Elland, United Kingdom

From the moment we arrived this is a great hotel.super facilities, wonderful location and the staff can’t do enough for you. Especially Pearle and Jess in the Pelican bar. Must try cocktails Orange gin mule & a dark and stormy.