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: 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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cheeky November Getaway - Perfection!

Nov 16, 2020 1010LA London, United Kingdom

For a quick week away in the Caribbean sunshine beautiful Blue Waters in Antigua was perfection. The hotel was absolutely wonderful in every way. From the smiling courteous staff, to the stunning well manicured landscaping, to the sumptuous accommodation we could not recommend Blue Waters enough. Every effort was made to make guests feel… Read more
For a quick week away in the Caribbean sunshine beautiful Blue Waters in Antigua was perfection. The hotel was absolutely wonderful in every way. From the smiling courteous staff, to the stunning well manicured landscaping, to the sumptuous accommodation we could not recommend Blue Waters enough. Every effort was made to make guests feel welcome and looked after. Absolutely stunning week and on the all inclusive deal we did not need to leave the hotel all week as the variety of restaurants and bars delivered first class food and drinks all week. Will definatly return. Read less
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Nov 13, 2020 Z7071HCsamc

Having been to BlueWaters 5 years ago, we knew the hotel and had total confidence to travel during the difficult Covid restrictions. Easy & direct flights from the UK, very low instances of covid, solid in country controls and good security screening gave confidence to travel. BlueWaters is outstanding on every level. Staff are long serving, very… Read more
Having been to BlueWaters 5 years ago, we knew the hotel and had total confidence to travel during the difficult Covid restrictions. Easy & direct flights from the UK, very low instances of covid, solid in country controls and good security screening gave confidence to travel. BlueWaters is outstanding on every level. Staff are long serving, very friendly and helpful and observed covid measures really well. Food was of superb quality, good range of choices, very well prepared and service in all restaurants was excellent. We stayed in a Cove Suite which was outstanding. Very spacious, situated in a quite location at one end of the resort, lovely sea views and pool just outside the room that was very relaxing, clean and beautifully situated. Good choice of drinks and entertainment, outside trips to suit all needs and a lovely array of wildlife to observe above and below the water including turtles and reef fish. Watersports team were excellent, lots to do including Hobbie Cats to sail and the team always on hand to help and advise. Excellent team !! We will certainly return again, so tells you all you need to know. Read less
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Nov 11, 2020 Kate H Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

We did not expect things to be normal when traveling during a Pandemic, but we were pleasantly surprised! Arrival to the hotel, check in, and room service, all handled feeling safe and following the rules. The kids club was closed but they offered outside activities for the kids to keep them entertained. The breakfast was relaxing as there was… Read more
We did not expect things to be normal when traveling during a Pandemic, but we were pleasantly surprised! Arrival to the hotel, check in, and room service, all handled feeling safe and following the rules. The kids club was closed but they offered outside activities for the kids to keep them entertained. The breakfast was relaxing as there was not a buffet. Slightly longer wait, depending on the time but I found it nice to not be getting up to get the food. We met many lovely families, had some lovely sundowners and can’t wait to go back. It’s the Caribbean so if you can go and relax- slow down and enjoy it. Staff was always polite and smiling, even with a mask on. Read less
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Nov 10, 2020 ollowood London, United Kingdom

Travelling during the pandemic isn't easy and we changed from Barbados originally to Antigua and so glad we did. Blue Water is a beautiful hotel on a lovely beach with great restaurants and lovely ocean front rooms and suites. What makes this hotel so great is the fantastic team of staff. Everyone from security, front desk, restaurant and bar… Read more
Travelling during the pandemic isn't easy and we changed from Barbados originally to Antigua and so glad we did. Blue Water is a beautiful hotel on a lovely beach with great restaurants and lovely ocean front rooms and suites. What makes this hotel so great is the fantastic team of staff. Everyone from security, front desk, restaurant and bar staff to management were incredibly friendly and helpful, it makes this place so brilliant and it will be on our regular list from now on. We have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world but Blue waters will be in our top 5! There are too many staff members to thank but I would like to Thank them all for making us so welcome and having a fantastic holiday at such an uncertain time. Well done and keep up the excellent work..... Read less
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Nov 10, 2020 GCHOnTour Surrey, United Kingdom

We have recently returned from a fabulous stay at Blue Waters - our first visit to Antigua, and we were very impressed. We had a Cove Suite which was the perfect size for our family of 2 adults and 2 children. It was great to have access to the pool right outside our terrace. There were always plenty of sun loungers available at our cluster of… Read more
We have recently returned from a fabulous stay at Blue Waters - our first visit to Antigua, and we were very impressed. We had a Cove Suite which was the perfect size for our family of 2 adults and 2 children. It was great to have access to the pool right outside our terrace. There were always plenty of sun loungers available at our cluster of suites and we had our very own barman who did an excellent job of supplying us with cold beer, cocktails and milkshakes- thank you Wingrove. The food was delicious, and whilst things were clearly different due to Covid, the "dine around" worked well and all three restaurants that we ate at offered a good choice of food, and all of high quality. Whilst we missed the traditional "buffet breakfast", the staff made sure we did not miss out on anything - a special thank you goes to Natalia from my son for his supply of chocolate pancakes! We did an island tour one day, but sadly many of the main sights were still closed due to the ongoing pandemic, and it was very sad to see all the businesses closed up down at the cruise port. Like everywhere in the world, Antigua has suffered due to lack of tourism. At the hotel, all the staff wore their masks without exception .. sadly quite a few of the guests did not give the same respect in the reception areas. However what made the holiday so special for us was the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff. Kevin, the general manager, was always on hand to ask how everything was and to make sure our day was going well and Karen checked on us every morning and booked us in for our dinner. There were many others who helped make our holiday so enjoyable - I can not name them all incase I miss anyone out, but thank you to each and everyone of you. Blue Water and its amazing staff exceeded our expectations, and we hope to be back. Read less