Surrounded by 17 acres of tropical gardens and boasting pristine beaches, Blue Waters Resort & Spa in Antigua is the place to go for a ‘get away from it all’ Caribbean holiday. My partner and I touched down and couldn’t wait for a relaxing few days.
Whisked to The Cove Suites, this is some of the most luxurious accommodation on the resort. Private and secluded, yet just a short stroll from the resort’s extensive facilities, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted sea views from your terrace. Housed within four villas, each of which enjoys its own private infinity-edge swimming pool, plus poolside drinks service throughout the day, meaning your next cocktail is never too far away. The strawberry pina colada is a must!
Enjoying a very spacious suite with open-plan living room and freestanding roll-top bath, we were some of the first guests to stay in the suites since their renovation. Upgraded with a contemporary interior designed to mimic the tropical island vibes, the suites now have a white and turquoise colour scheme, complementing the ocean-hues just out the window. As a Cove Suite guest, you’ll also have the concierge team on hand to ensure your stay is as wonderful as possible.
Days at Blue Waters begin at The Palm Restaurant. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea and the resort’s landscaped gardens, this is a relaxing way to begin the day. A buffet breakfast is available, offering everything from cooked food to fresh pastries; you can even opt for a chilled mimosa!
During the day, we chose to explore Antigua. The Inspiring Travel Company team in Antigua were full of suggestions for how we could make the most of our time on the island. Our first day trip was ‘the Xtreme Circumnavigation’ – a 45 foot speedboat which took us all around the island, collecting us directly from the Blue Waters beach! A fun and adrenaline-fuelled day, we managed to see all of Antigua’s 365 beaches and stopped off at a secluded island for lunch, even paying a visit to Stingray City, allowing us to snorkel with the local marine life.
Another day was spent exploring English Harbour. Once a fort, colonial trading-hub and naval ship base, this is now the heart of all yachting activity on the island with a great dining scene. We headed to Boom Restaurant, an al fresco dining venue complete with a spectacular infinity pool overlooking Nelson’s Dockyard. A leisurely lunch here, complete with cocktails, is a must while holidaying in Antigua, followed by a heavenly afternoon lazing in the hammocks. After spending the day exploring, it was always a treat to return to Blue Waters in the evenings.
For me, the resort really came to life at night. Evenings would begin at Pelican Bar with a chilled glass of prosecco, often accompanied by the sound of a pianist or steel drum band, adding to the soothing and relaxing atmosphere.
Blue Waters also offers copious dining choices, with three restaurants, all of which are lovely in their own unique way and I recommend you sample them all. We opted for the all-inclusive package and this offered excellent value, including everything from three meals a day (plus afternoon tea!) to poolside cocktails, as well as our in-room mini-bar re-stocked daily with our beverages of choice.
The Cove restaurant was a personal favourite – uniquely situated on a cliff top, we were greeted with flaming torches and a candlelit walkway. Opt for the ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ and enjoy succulent steak. Bartley’s is an elegant restaurant perfect for a romantic evening and the Palm had a chilled atmosphere with a rotating à la carte menu, meaning each evening holds a different delicious meal.
Our time at Blue Waters was relaxing and delicious – the view from our suite was a particular highlight. Waking up to the stunning turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea never got old.
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