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 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 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.

  • 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 14 Dec '19 and save up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between 8 Nov '19-20 Apr '20 when booking a Cove Suite. Minimum stays apply.

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

  • Booking bonus: book by 14 Dec '19 and save up to 50% off the accommodation cost for travel between 8 Nov '19-20 Apr '20 when booking a 3-Bed Cove Penthouse. 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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Nov 15, 2019 nkaplinsky

We recently returned from our third family holiday at Blue Waters. It just gets better and better ... The accommodation was second to none; the staff couldn't be more helpful, the weather was perfect, the food was delicious and the water really is that blue! Thank you to the most amazing team at the hotel, we can't wait to return.
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Nov 15, 2019 divoten emsworth

This excellent hotel is set in beautiful grounds which are lovingly tended by head Gardner John and his dedicated team - the guided walk is a must. The staff are the hotel's greatest asset and are some of the most friendly and eager to please I have encountered anywhere in the world. Rooms are well appointed and comfortable with easy access to ice… Read more
This excellent hotel is set in beautiful grounds which are lovingly tended by head Gardner John and his dedicated team - the guided walk is a must. The staff are the hotel's greatest asset and are some of the most friendly and eager to please I have encountered anywhere in the world. Rooms are well appointed and comfortable with easy access to ice and cold drinking water. We were on an all inclusive basis but that did not detract from the excellent fare that was on offer including branded spirits and very drinkable wine at mealtimes. The evening entertainment was also of high quality. The beach was clean and water sports available for those of an active nature although for us the floating hammocks were a greater attraction. If I'm being picky, the water pressure was sometimes a little variable (not uncommon in the Carribean) and some of the lighting on the paths at night was not too clever owing to.the lights being overgrown. However notwithstanding that, it was a wonderful holiday and I would have no hesitation in recommending Ble Waters. Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 colettemary1 Maidstone, United Kingdom

From the moment we arrived the feeling of being welcome was over whelming! We were greeted with a cold flannel and fruit/rum punch, which after a long flight was most needed. The porters took our luggage to our deluxe sea view rooms, two rooms as with teenage daughters which were interconnecting via the balcony. The view from our balcony was… Read more
From the moment we arrived the feeling of being welcome was over whelming! We were greeted with a cold flannel and fruit/rum punch, which after a long flight was most needed. The porters took our luggage to our deluxe sea view rooms, two rooms as with teenage daughters which were interconnecting via the balcony. The view from our balcony was just beautiful. Fully re-stocked mini-bar (as part of all-inclusive) and Elemis toiletries in the bathrooms, which includes a roll top bath are nice luxurious touch. Plenty of mirrors but a full length mirror in the rooms would be my only suggestion for any improvement. Once dressed for dinner it is nice to see your whole outfit and not just the top half. During our stay we also got married in the Wedding Gazebo which was so special and intimate. Cameron, Hospitality Manager was amazing in ensuring every detail was thought of and we were not disappointed. The Wedding Gazebo was beautifully decorated and we also enjoyed our wedding dinner in the Gazebo in the evening. Massive thank you to Cameron and the team for making our day so special and to Celeste in the Spa who did an amazing job of mine and our daughter’s hair! During our two week stay we ate in the Cove twice which was lovely but we did prefer Bartleys which was Asian and the restaurant is air conditioned. The Palm restaurant was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast had a good choice from cearl, fruit, pastries to pancakes, hot buffet and an egg station for made to order requests. We also ate in Carolyns three times which serves lovely flat bread pizzas, wraps and salads. Veronicas bar is open during the day and Joe made some amazing cocktails! During our stay we hired a car and took a trip to Stingray Island which was a great experience...highly recommend. Stingray's are actually very gentle. We also explored the island of Antigua. We didn't get to Shirley Heights but that will be on the agenda the next time we visit Blue Waters. Also, thank you to Kevin, General Manager who is always visible, chatting to the guests and ensuring everyone is enjoying their vacation. There is also a shop at the resort, which sells most things you may have forgotten and the lady who runs it is lovely and so friendly. In fact all the staff were really friendly and clearly enjoy working at Blue Waters. Although we were very sad to leave, I know we will be back...hopefully for our first Anniversary. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday with no loud music and poolside games but a chance to chill, take in the beautiful grounds and enjoy great food then I can't recommend Blue Waters enough! Read less
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Nov 10, 2019 alG9361HB

Lets start off by saying this "resort" will put you to sleep with its nightly so called entertainment ( there is none). My wife and i had to spend so much money on excursions because we got tired of staying in the resort. You feel like a robot with all the timing. 3 restaurants with the same food each night.On the plus side STAFF WAS GREAT. I… Read more
Lets start off by saying this "resort" will put you to sleep with its nightly so called entertainment ( there is none). My wife and i had to spend so much money on excursions because we got tired of staying in the resort. You feel like a robot with all the timing. 3 restaurants with the same food each night.On the plus side STAFF WAS GREAT. I would not recommend this place for lively vacation stay. Way too overrated, the bartenders didn't know how to make the same drink all the time and there was not too much beach area. We did not enjoy this resort at all. I would not even give it 1 star! THE BEDS WERE HORRIBLE. KING size = two twins put together, also felt the springs in my back. Read less
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Nov 8, 2019 thepar2ns Shropshire, United Kingdom

Recently returned from Blue Waters, had a wonderful stay. The resort is beautiful, the grounds are very well maintained by the constant gardening crew they are immaculate. The pool area and beach are less well maintained some sun bed cushions in poor condition and large accumulation of seaweed on some days. Set on a hillside there are many steps… Read more
Recently returned from Blue Waters, had a wonderful stay. The resort is beautiful, the grounds are very well maintained by the constant gardening crew they are immaculate. The pool area and beach are less well maintained some sun bed cushions in poor condition and large accumulation of seaweed on some days. Set on a hillside there are many steps not a problem for me but difficult for some. The accommodation on the surface was a high standard, plenty of room in our suite but small things like finger prints all over the stainless steal refrigerator when we arrived makes me question the standard of cleanliness. I felt there needed to be a more frequent deep clean. The mini bar was never replenished until we telephoned reception to request a refill. The food was a real mixed bag. Firstly the Cove visited twice the first was excellent nothing less than 4 star but the second visit was a disappointment very long wait for food and when it arrived it was very poor it had obviously been held back under heat lamps and was mostly inedible. The staff were very lack lustre. The Pan-Asian restaurant again visited twice the food was not consistent but the service was excellent. The Palm was a fair standard for a buffet restaurant but soon became very repetitive and it was 3 days before we were told there was a children’s menu. Carolyn’s was by far the best quality food but was only open for lunch 3 out of 7 days which was a real shame. Bar service was slow and the quality of alcohol poor on the all inclusive plan, the gin was so harsh it was almost unrecognisable as gin although premium brand were available at a supplement. I have travelled extensively staying in accommodation of all standards and Blue Waters is nearer 3 star than 4 star especially when you measure against cost, it is not good value for money. Read less