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, offer open plan living space 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
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

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. All open plan suites are lavishly appointed and comprise of a 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 sundowners and canapés).

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.

Nanny service and 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. 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 Rock Cottage: Magical Family Vacation during Covid!!

Feb 8, 2021 ellensR50NK Mamaroneck, New York

When we arrived at Blue Waters Resort we were met by Nicole, the resort concierge. She told us that there was a surprise for us. She walked us to the far end of the resort and we entered large gray doors which revealed where we would be spending the next 10 days. Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined getting upgraded to stay at the… Read more
When we arrived at Blue Waters Resort we were met by Nicole, the resort concierge. She told us that there was a surprise for us. She walked us to the far end of the resort and we entered large gray doors which revealed where we would be spending the next 10 days. Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined getting upgraded to stay at the Rock Cottage. a secluded compound with 5 bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, open air living room and dining room, kitchen, bar, infinity pool, plunge pool all surrounded by the gorgeous blue Caribbean waters with amazing 360 views. We also had a dock with access to the Caribbean for swimming and boating. When we decided to extend our trip, the hotel moved us to the Presidential Suite in Villa 3, a spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom unit with amazing views and large outdoor space. The staff at Blue Waters is top notch. Nicole was the most proactive, responsive concierge one can imagine. She touched base throughout the day with us through What’s App to see if we needed anything. She took care of all of our lunch/dinner reservations, and all other sign ups at the resort that were required due to Covid, ie. Fitness center, tennis, etc. She made our stay so stressless and enjoyable. The manager, Kevin was friendly and professional. The waitstaff at Blue Waters were outstanding. Kina, Curtesha, Winsia, and Natalie at breakfast and lunch provided wonderful service and were helpful in catering to any of our special requests. They knew that I was gluten free and did not get to enjoy the croissants and pastries in the bread basket each morning. On our last day, they surprised me with delicious gluten free muffins!! We did a great rum tasting with Tario which I would highly recommend. Owen and Rocky at the boat shack were great with setting us up with kayaks and taking us out for a fun ride on a Hobie Cat. Antigua is an absolutely beautiful island and with a friendly, laid back vibe. We will definitely return!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding!!!

Jan 8, 2021 sallyj999 Harlow, England, United Kingdom

All I can say is thank you to blue waters and my lovely travel agent (Perfect Travel). Absolutely fantastic holiday, with functional, beautiful, clean accommodation. Food was absolutely wonderful, varied and more than satisfied my very difficult to please husband (struggles with lack of choice and all inclusive usually). The service, help and… Read more
All I can say is thank you to blue waters and my lovely travel agent (Perfect Travel). Absolutely fantastic holiday, with functional, beautiful, clean accommodation. Food was absolutely wonderful, varied and more than satisfied my very difficult to please husband (struggles with lack of choice and all inclusive usually). The service, help and information from reception, house keeping, restaurants and bars and even groundsmen was second to none. The beach (though quite small), pools and all communal areas were beautiful and pristine. Praying I will get to go back to this paradise! Felt safe with Covid measures too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful December break

Jan 8, 2021 sammybones London, United Kingdom

We stayed at Blue Waters for a week in December and it was absolute bliss! A very beautiful setting and the food over all 3 venues was exceptionally good (The Palm, The Cove and Carolyn's) but the best bit about it was the staff; so warm and wonderful. From Jermoy and Liam making bespoke virgin cocktails at Veronica's for our 9 year old to the… Read more
We stayed at Blue Waters for a week in December and it was absolute bliss! A very beautiful setting and the food over all 3 venues was exceptionally good (The Palm, The Cove and Carolyn's) but the best bit about it was the staff; so warm and wonderful. From Jermoy and Liam making bespoke virgin cocktails at Veronica's for our 9 year old to the amazing Tremaine, Elias and John rushed off their feet serving cocktails to thirsty holiday makers at Carolyn's and Saron at the Cove who remembered exactly what my son ate every time to Kina, Sparkle and Natalia at the Palm - the list goes on and on! Also to remember that usually a buffet would be served at the Palm but due to Covid it was all table service and whilst occasionally there would be a blip, in the main it was excellently managed. The rooms are also extraordinarily quiet and we had an interconnecting room and still didn't hear anything which was great. The only slight niggles were tiny like not re-stocking the bar, slight communication issues between different departments so possibly not the slickest of resorts but my goodness, absolutely the warmest and that applies to the guests too - my son met lots of kids and had the best holiday EVER and I think we may well have done too! Wonderful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent family trip with children

Jan 5, 2021 Meechan2

We visited this resort with extended families plus five children under 7. Stayed at the rock cottage since we are a large which was truly remarkable experience, particularly during covid since it felt so isolated from the rest of the resort. While the location and surroundings are fantastic, the staff is really exceptional which made the whole… Read more
We visited this resort with extended families plus five children under 7. Stayed at the rock cottage since we are a large which was truly remarkable experience, particularly during covid since it felt so isolated from the rest of the resort. While the location and surroundings are fantastic, the staff is really exceptional which made the whole experience very smooth. A special shout out to Nicole who went above and beyond to organize us most efficiently and was very responsive. Shenice was fantastic while we were arranging reservations. Roy and Jescian were great as well as chef and servers. Rocky and Dave at the sports center were fantastic as well. Would highly recommend this experience Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Proper Resort and Service

Jan 3, 2021 dbarbanel london

What an amazing place, the staff all trained brilliantly - all know your name and your room number and all couldn't do enough, the food excellent, the rooms fab. Overall a very chilled relaxing and classy resort where you can relax knowing your kids are safe and you are being looked after and entertained by a fabulous team - we moved here after a… Read more
What an amazing place, the staff all trained brilliantly - all know your name and your room number and all couldn't do enough, the food excellent, the rooms fab. Overall a very chilled relaxing and classy resort where you can relax knowing your kids are safe and you are being looked after and entertained by a fabulous team - we moved here after a horrendous experience at The Royalton and to say the Royalton has a higher star rating is simply an embarrassment! Kevin and his team should be commended. We will be back again Read less