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 7 Jun '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. 

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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May 9, 2019 Steve B

This was our 2nd trip to Antigua and it didn’t disappoint !!! The views are amazing the gardens are well taken care of and sound of the sea lapping around you is very relaxing I would suggest you go all inclusive as the prices are pretty steep and there is nowhere in walking distance where u can eat The food is also very good and the portions… Read more
This was our 2nd trip to Antigua and it didn’t disappoint !!! The views are amazing the gardens are well taken care of and sound of the sea lapping around you is very relaxing I would suggest you go all inclusive as the prices are pretty steep and there is nowhere in walking distance where u can eat The food is also very good and the portions are quite big u will not go hungry here !! They have 3 main restaurants the cove which is a bit more formal and amazing at sunset, but didn’t feel u had great amounts of choice as we went 3 times and the menu was the same everytime and the chefs specials weren’t very good Another is Bartley’s wasn’t keen on that as with it being the only air conditioned room u feel a little boxed in The palm does all the lunches and breakfast and on a night they do evening meals with again a great view The rooms are spacious (we had a ocean view room) bed is huge !!! Iron and board safe hair dryer and Elemis toiletries !!! You also have a mini bar which is refilled daily. We did find the rooms probably the weakest point tho as there were stains on lampshades and some of the sheets were also marked and this wasn’t noticed but this is me being picky Generally the staff are very warm and inviting and remember your name and greet u personally and nothing is too much trouble All in all the place is amazing I would defo go again a little on the formal side but well worth it Pic is the view from the cove restaurant at night Read less
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May 8, 2019 KKFreedom Poole, United Kingdom

A most amazing setting in it's own private bay. The staff were incredibly friendly, could not have been more helpful and were always smiling. The selection of food was excellent with a great choice of restaurants. We could not fault Blue Waters and hope to return.
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May 4, 2019 Giles R

Wonderful setting, great rooms and food and very friendly and warm staff. Very difficult to fault. Everyone from the general manager to the housekeeping staff were so attentive and welcoming. Even when we experienced to odd little 'bump' they dealt with it perfectly.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service at beautiful location. Jean Marie and Alicia at Front Desk are awesome.

May 1, 2019 NM4Trip Dorado, Puerto Rico

Anticipation of needs is not everywhere these days. From the welcome drink, to the clean room, to housekeeping, to guest services, great staff. They made my stay great. The grounds are lovely, plenty to do for fun and comfortable place to do business.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quiet, relaxing venue

May 1, 2019 TaraLovesTravel London, United Kingdom

I stayed here in April 2019 with my family; we stayed for 11 nights and had a lovely holiday. I originally thought the resort was 5 star and was a little surprised when we got there as it wasn't quite as luxurious as I expected but its a 4 star resort (which I think is accurate). We had a lovely holiday; I would recommend it for families. Pros… Read more
I stayed here in April 2019 with my family; we stayed for 11 nights and had a lovely holiday. I originally thought the resort was 5 star and was a little surprised when we got there as it wasn't quite as luxurious as I expected but its a 4 star resort (which I think is accurate). We had a lovely holiday; I would recommend it for families. Pros of this resort: (1) hotel is quiet - no-one talking loudly on the phone, few children using iPads etc and there are no games etc during the day (which I hear some resorts organise). There are no motorised water sports - yay! (2) we had one of the basic rooms (number 101) overlooking the water sports area; it was quite - we never heard other guests. The beds were comfortable - we all slept well (3) housekeeping was great (esp turndown service - nice to come back to a spotless room every evening) (4) water sports - we went kayaking (no charge) and out to Boone's reef to snorkel on a catamaran with Robert from the water sports team (there is no charge but do give a tip). The water sports equipment is in great condition and there is a lot of emphasis on safety (5) kids club; my daughter would have went every day if we'd let her. The staff are lovely and put so much effort into every activity. There were cookie decoration classes on when we visited - big hit! Tanya is super with the children as are all the team The few areas for improvement I'd highlight are: (1) whilst we enjoyed the food at Cove restaurant, the food could be improved upon. They (literally) have all the ingredients but could be more imaginative; breakfast is nice esp the Coconut French toast but could be finessed eg nuts, condiments etc are stored in attractive Kilner jars but these are not cleaned daily (they are all messy around the rim). This lack of attention to detail is replicated across the food offering at the resort. Things feel a little unimaginative here. The menu at Carolyn's would benefit from a little more variety (Carolyn is a fantastic person and an asset to the hotel) (2) staff are quite mixed - many members of the team are exceptionally pleasant and professional but its a little hit and miss (in The Palm in particular). People like Nicole and Tameka are really very special and a real asset to the hotel. The manager, Kevin (ex Sandy Lanes), is visible and very approachable Read less