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.

  • Kids stay free: second child, up to and including 11 years, stays free when sharing a room with 2 adults on the same board basis for travel between 1 Apr-19 Dec '19.

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

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Jul '19 to receive up to 40% off the accommodation cost between 1 May '19–6 Jan '20 when staying 4 nights or more. Based on a minimum of 2 adults travelling.

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

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Jan '20 and save up to 15% off the accommodation cost for travel between 20 Dec '20-06 Jan '21 when booking All Inclusive.

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  • Booking bonus: book by 14 Dec '19 and save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 21 Apr-19 Dec '20 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.

  • 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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Sep '19 and save up to 25% off the accommodation cost for travel between 7 Jan-20 Apr '20 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 '18 and 2 Jan-31 Oct '19.

7 nights 27 Dec '18-1 Jan '19.

10 nights 22-26 Dec '18.

*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.

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Jul 21, 2019 benduckworth Market Rasen, United Kingdom

We both had a fantastic 10 days at Blue Waters. The service was always excellent from when we arrived until our departure. The rooms and resort were very clean and modern in great condition. The beach and views were amazing. A fabulous setting. There were 3 restaurants in the resort that were all very very good. We were all inclusive so some of… Read more
We both had a fantastic 10 days at Blue Waters. The service was always excellent from when we arrived until our departure. The rooms and resort were very clean and modern in great condition. The beach and views were amazing. A fabulous setting. There were 3 restaurants in the resort that were all very very good. We were all inclusive so some of the wines were additional, these were reasonably priced and of good quality. Overall we had a great time. Read less
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Jul 16, 2019 Moira M Harrogate, United Kingdom

Excellent stay, lovely staff, delicious food and a really beautiful setting which lives up to the brochure. It was like arriving in our room for the first time every day. Mini bar constantly restocked and towels changed whenever we wanted. Never had to worry about getting a sun lounger and lots of free activities eg kayaking, yoga, fishing,… Read more
Excellent stay, lovely staff, delicious food and a really beautiful setting which lives up to the brochure. It was like arriving in our room for the first time every day. Mini bar constantly restocked and towels changed whenever we wanted. Never had to worry about getting a sun lounger and lots of free activities eg kayaking, yoga, fishing, Pilates, boogie boards to name but a few. Air conditioned gym and tennis court. Definitely would like to come back! Read less
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Jul 15, 2019 Lee C Welton, United Kingdom

A great hotel, with some of the friendliest staff we have ever met. We stayed in the Cove Suites, the room was very comfortable for us, a family of 3! It is a bit of a walk to the main hotel, but the Villa’s private pool is only a short few steps, as is the Cove Restaurant, the best in the hotel. The grounds were perfect, with all of the grounds… Read more
A great hotel, with some of the friendliest staff we have ever met. We stayed in the Cove Suites, the room was very comfortable for us, a family of 3! It is a bit of a walk to the main hotel, but the Villa’s private pool is only a short few steps, as is the Cove Restaurant, the best in the hotel. The grounds were perfect, with all of the grounds team being extremely friendly, stopping and chatting about the holiday! I would love to name all the staff who looked after us, but I can’t remember everyone, so sorry for anyone I miss, Joe, Welgrove, Tarik, Mitchell, TJ, Kina, Carolyn, Alrick, you were all stars, I have no hesitation recommending this hotel. Read less
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Jul 12, 2019 Livelaughlovejada12

I was harassed by a man about my review which goes to show you can't give honest opinions about what needs to be worked on so Ill repost this review again. I just recently stayed 5-night vacation at this resort now before I start my review im going to list the positives before I get to the negative. Pros: Staff was very well mannered,… Read more
I was harassed by a man about my review which goes to show you can't give honest opinions about what needs to be worked on so Ill repost this review again. I just recently stayed 5-night vacation at this resort now before I start my review im going to list the positives before I get to the negative. Pros: Staff was very well mannered, professional, and overall made my 5 boring night stay worthy. The hotel itself is a beautiful nice room, clean for the most part and well kept. THE STAFF AGAIN A PRO. NOW THE CONS BARE WITH ME: Cons: First coming in we were met and greeted by the whole entire staff it was lovely and we had lunch at Carolyns right after despite the lack of an expansive menu the food was simple and delicious and the best food on the property besides the cove. After eating at Carolyns we ate at the palm for dinner, my cousins fish was overcooked and hard my steak was bland the dinner was a flop. Now we have a lot of experience for all-inclusive resorts and eneterinament and activities are KEY to keeping me from not being bored but sadly the only form of entertainment at this resort was a band. We were shocked to wake up the next morning with no form of activities near the pool the beach, some music or flare it was boring. Not to mention breakfast at the palm was horrible. It was the same food everyday for breakfast and it was bland and lacked flavor or diversity of food choices for the money you are paying for. I also want to discuss the problem of the all inclusive plan: Signing for lunch and dinner was the most annoying thing I ever did. it made me feel a bit restricted in the all-inclusive plan and it was annoying that I had to wait for a bill to arrive for me to sign and leave compared to many all-inclusive stays I never once had to sign for anything. Also sometimes errors were made on the bill that was quickly fixed was still a bit of a burden a new system should be in place for people who paid for the all inclusive plan because it was most def not worth it for the money spent you feel so restricted. The Palm: yet again the palm was the worst place to eat lunch they also lacked flavor expect the wings and fries off the menu. I come to Antigua to get the Antiguan experience it did not have any home dishes, no Carribean flare, no real representation or diversity in this hotel at all. The cove and Carolyn's are the only places that taste good. Bartley's was horrible the food was bland, the palm is bland and overall I felt restricted in eating in general because in other hotels restaurants and other food joints are open at good times for me to grab food. Overall I honestly would never come back here it's NOT WORTH THE MONEY TRUST MEEEEEEEEE ITS A WASTE ONLY GOOD PART WAS THE STAFF AND THE FACILITY. the resort is boring, dry, and lacked good food and has so many restrictions to even consider even trying to open up all inclusive plan. No real activities besides water sports and those lack as well, and for you to truly enjoy yourself you must spend more money to go outside the hotel to get the Antiguan experience. Don't waste your money if you want bland food, no entertainment and just being bored by all means do that but it honestly was not worth the 2,000 dollars 5-night stay I was super glad to leave. I will be coming back to Antigua just skipping over the blue waters forever! Read less
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Jul 12, 2019 450charles Cascais, Portugal

Wonderful family holiday in dream surroundings. Truly excellent and superbly friendly staff. Could not have asked for more. Great setting. Superb rooms and restaurants. A definite to repeat one day soon