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.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 10 Feb '20 and save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 3 Jan-19 Dec '20 when booking a Cove Suite, minimum stays apply.

    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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel, amazing staff, highly recommended.

Jan 26, 2020 Libertysurf United Kingdom

This is a stunning hotel with the staff in general being attentive and smiling. They even know your names. Special mention of Gina and Jasper. They went above and beyond in making sure our holiday was just fantastic. Charming Owen and the watersports team are also lovely to meet. The sailing boats are excellent and the area was good to sail in,… Read more
This is a stunning hotel with the staff in general being attentive and smiling. They even know your names. Special mention of Gina and Jasper. They went above and beyond in making sure our holiday was just fantastic. Charming Owen and the watersports team are also lovely to meet. The sailing boats are excellent and the area was good to sail in, but the weather at times conspired against us. The food quality is top notch, and the Cove in particular is a beautiful setting. There’s a gym with top quality equipment too. The beach is wonderful. Soft sand, stony part, then soft sand again. Spent most swimming time in the sea. Lots of excellent quality towels, even the beach towels would be excellent quality in any other hotel bathroom. The bed is great, the rooms excellent. The outlook from the room is fantastic. We can’t find words enough to say how good this hotel is. Just to say, the weather in January 2020 has been dreadful. So much rain! Sailing was closed for many days. Small craft warnings for whole island. Read less
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Jan 25, 2020 GeoffA_13 Basingstoke, United Kingdom

We went to 3 bars @ this place to try and get 2 coffees, we gave up, it was 4 in the afternoon . The first bar the lady there said she wasn't open. The second bar, by the pool , the lady was tapping away on her screen for ages and totally ignored us, even though I was standing next to her. The beach bar 2 ladies discussed possibly getting us a… Read more
We went to 3 bars @ this place to try and get 2 coffees, we gave up, it was 4 in the afternoon . The first bar the lady there said she wasn't open. The second bar, by the pool , the lady was tapping away on her screen for ages and totally ignored us, even though I was standing next to her. The beach bar 2 ladies discussed possibly getting us a coffee then referred us back to the first bar. A joke. What is customer service? You need to train your staff better. Read less
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Jan 25, 2020 Nataliesussex

We have just had a wonderful 10 day holiday at Blue Waters resort to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff here are exceptional and cannot do enough for you to ensure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. The food and cleanliness of the hotel are excellent and will definitely be returning.
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Jan 20, 2020 Nashes_5 London , UK

We’ve stayed at Blue Waters in Antigua twice before and this, our third visit, was the best yet. Simply excellent. Didn’t want to come home. First, the whole complex is very beautiful. The gardens are lush and manicured, and although you’re drawn to the Caribbean sea, sunset, beach, etc, I noticed the architecture and styling too. So often it’s… Read more
We’ve stayed at Blue Waters in Antigua twice before and this, our third visit, was the best yet. Simply excellent. Didn’t want to come home. First, the whole complex is very beautiful. The gardens are lush and manicured, and although you’re drawn to the Caribbean sea, sunset, beach, etc, I noticed the architecture and styling too. So often it’s left to get grotty round the edges, but this has taken on a new kind of swank without screaming refurb. The original charm remains, but everything feels a better quality than before. Small touches like the plantation shutters, thoughtful lighting, very comfy Lloyd Loom chairs and gorgeous bedding. This really matters because if you are indoors on the odd occasion that it rains, you don’t mind. It’s honestly a very beautiful place to be indoors. Secondly we were on the all inclusive which has improved a great deal since our last visit. The same extensive choice but better quality. Sunday lunch and the evening BBQ was especially good and lobster Thermidor at The Cove on our last night really quite special. I used to only eat lobster when visiting Bar Harbour, but this was fresh, flavoursome and had good texture. Thirdly the staff are all very jolly and helpful. This is an important point because it wasn’t always the case. Everyone wants you to have a lovely day and they can’t do enough for you. The woman who did our housekeeping was singing to herself! Finally since our last visit they’ve added the Spa and it’s grrrreat. Not cheap (but this is Antigua), but $120 for an hour long exfoliating massage left me floating and ready for the flight home. Celeste was superb and overall worth every penny. They put on cabaret/dancing/wine tasting/bands, etc, in the evening, we went out in the speedboat and snorkelled (their reef isn’t as big but fish per square foot would rival Australia!), watched a wedding, spotted numerous interesting birds, made use of the golf buggy to nip about and found a few goodies in the shop. All in all if you want to relax in subtle luxury this is the place. Not too blingy, ostentatious, in your face - just stylish, great service and attention to detail. Will definitely be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful relaxation!

Jan 19, 2020 minidiscoverer Stamford, United Kingdom

Wonderful, relaxing family holiday! I have just returned from 2 weeks at Blue Waters with my husband and 17 month old daughter and I would definitely recommend it. The property is not huge (we were expecting something bigger but I’m not sure why), but it was adequate enough for us to walk with the buggy after dinner but a longer walk would have… Read more
Wonderful, relaxing family holiday! I have just returned from 2 weeks at Blue Waters with my husband and 17 month old daughter and I would definitely recommend it. The property is not huge (we were expecting something bigger but I’m not sure why), but it was adequate enough for us to walk with the buggy after dinner but a longer walk would have been ideal. The food is lovely.......fresh, lots of choice with a mix of buffet and a la carte, fabulous BBQ with good service. We did struggle on the odd day but we were there for 2 weeks so overall we were not disappointed. We had a couple of niggles with our room and a taxi but they were sorted immediately (and by immediately I mean by the time we returned from dinner after raising it!). We did a couple of trips out to St Johns & English Harbour of which I would recommend both. The hotel staff are super friendly and cannot do enough for you so if you do have any issues or requests let them know as they will do everything they can to help you! Finally the atmosphere is relaxed and peaceful but not too much so you can’t enjoy yourself. It seemed to suit couples and families in equal measure. There are not many places I’d return to as there is too much to see in the world but this would be one! Read less