Bordering two beaches, this award-winning, family-friendly resort nestles in a secluded cove on 17 acres of tropical gardens, making it the perfect 'get away from it all' destination.
Blue Waters is an exceptionally well-managed smaller hotel and is a superb choice for those who need a break from the fast pace of everyday life, as it extends an open invitation to come and relax – Caribbean-style. It's the perfect place to hide away from your mobile phone, laptop and e-mail, and do absolutely nothing… all day long. Accommodation is spacious and extremely well appointed, with everything gently focused on relaxation and recuperation.
A warm, sociable atmosphere prevails, with live local music and impromptu gatherings at The Pelican Bar all being part of the scene. Dine at the Palm Restaurant surrounded by lavish gardens or, for something truly unique, take in some of the Antigua’s most breathtaking vistas at the The Cove Restaurant, directly overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Alternatively, Bartleys Restaurant is fully air conditioned and is open for dinner to adults only.
Golfers will be delighted to know that the Cedar Valley Golf Course is just five minutes away, or if that seems just too much like hard work, you could always take a helicopter tour over this beautiful island. With this resort's philosophy of 'do everything, some things, or nothing at all', whatever kind of holiday you're looking for, you'll find it here.
This summer, guests can also opt into the Living Retreat programme as part of their Caribbean holiday. The programme takes a holistic, individualised approach to well-being using exercise, relaxing spa treatments and health cuisine to leave you recharged and can be booked for just one day of your holiday or the whole stay.
Blue Waters comprises 75 guestrooms and suites plus 3 villas, including Rock Cottage Villa, the ultimate in luxury accommodation. Rooms are elegant, spacious and airy, with many offering astonishing views of the alluring Caribbean Sea. Guests can choose from hillside and beachfront rooms, as well as suites with private patios or balconies. Alternatively, opt for an exclusive Cove Suite, the true definition of luxury!
Furnished with elegant hues of mahogany, the rooms boast views of the resort’s gardens. Each room features either a king sized bed or two twin beds and en suite bathroom.
Located next to the beach, guests enjoy views of the Caribbean Sea from the Deluxe Beachfront Rooms. Each room features either a king sized bed or two twin beds and en suite bathroom.
The suite combines modern luxury with classic beach living and features open plan spacious living area and bedroom with en suite bathroom.
Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Pelican House is available with either three or six bedrooms. Each villa features three spacious bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, private patio or balcony, swimming pool and dining room.
Guests are able to savour views of the hotel’s gardens from the private patio or balcony. Each Hillside Villa has a spacious living area, bedroom with either one king sized bed or two twin beds plus en suite bathroom.
Possessing open plan living area and bedroom with a en suite bathroom, each Hillside Junior Suite is ideal for guests seeking extra space.
The Cove Penthouse’s rise above the ocean and feature separate living area, dining area, kitchen, three bedrooms each with en suite bathroom and a private balcony
With a private patio or balcony and with views of the ocean and surrounding nature. Turtle Cottage displays contemporary beach décor and features an expansive living area with kitchen, four bedrooms, each with king sized bed, luxury en suite bathrooms and private swimming pool.
The expansive Rock Cottage features expansive accommodation and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, which can be admired from the private terrace. Rock Cottage is available with either two or five bedrooms and features a kitchen, a living area and plunge pool.
With dramatic sea views from the private balcony each Luxury Suite features a separate living room, spacious bedroom and en suite bathroom
Guests at Blue Waters can do as much or as little as they please – both options are equally enticing at this luxurious hotel with its wealth of facilities and relaxing atmosphere. Have a game of tennis on the floodlit courts, enjoy a complimentary introductory lesson in a new watersport, such as laser sailing or kayaking, or work off some of that delicious Caribbean cuisine at the state-of-the-art gym with a personal trainer.
When it comes to swimming pools, you really are spoilt for choice. There’s a secluded adults-only pool, two family-friendly pools and a beachfront pool, which overlooks the enticing Caribbean Sea. There are also four infinity pools for the exclusive use of guests staying in the Cove Suites. Alternatively, sunbathe on one of the relaxing sun loungers at the lovely beach.
Antigua’s only 18-hole PGA rated par 69 golf course, Cedar Valley Golf Club, is just three miles away from the resort – perfect for a leisurely day out in the sun. Guests at Blue Waters also benefit from the resort’s tour desk, which can help to arrange luxurious bespoke excursions so that you really get to know the vibrant island of Antigua.
While you enjoy a well-deserved pampering session at the Spa, you can rest assured that your children are also having the time of their lives, thanks to the resort’s excellent kids’ activity programme, which includes arts and crafts, snorkelling, treasure hunts and paddle boat races.
No visit is complete without a walk around the resort’s perimeters. Thanks to the new 1.5km path that meanders around the premises, it is now even easier to enjoy the beautiful architecture, colourful gardens and unforgettable views.
With three exceptional restaurants, dining at Blue Waters is a truly luxurious affair. Indulge in a distinctly Caribbean experience at the al fresco Palm Restaurant, overlooking the enticing sea and surrounded by the resort’s gorgeous landscaped gardens; enjoy a romantic dinner at Bartleys or treat yourself to some delicious Caribbean and French cuisine at the Cove Restaurant, where a candlelit hall and a unique cliff top location make for a spectacular evening. Spend your days lounging by the dazzling sea while sipping on a delicious cocktail from the Beach Bar.
Evenings at the resort are lively and fun, thanks to the live local music and frequent themed nights, such as a Latin night. Steel bands entertain guests in the evenings and during Sunday brunch at the Pelican Bar, an authentic Caribbean bar named after the magnificent birds which frequently visit the bay at Blue Waters.
The hotel also offers a fully licensed babysitting service to keep your little ones entertained while you worship that glorious Antiguan sunshine.
Overlooking the Sea, the Palm Restaurant provides guests with an al fresco dining experience.
An adults only restaurant, Bartleys combines an intimate atmosphere with delectable cuisine
Gentle breezes and wonderful sunsets set the mood at the Cove Restaurant
The spirit of the Caribbean is represented by this bar – enjoy the night with old and new friends
Sip a cocktail as the sun sets over the horizon or sip an ice cold drink in the midday sun
Located by the main pool this bar is the ideal place for guests to take a refreshing dip.
Dedicated creche for the little ones, a kids' club and outdoor activity area; here children of all ages are catered for. The Creche is available for children ages 18 months – 4 years. Blue Waters Kids' Club 4-12 years
Opening times: Tue - Sat
9:30-12:30 – morning session
13:30-16:30 – afternoon session
Blue Waters Creche is complimentary during some months of the year. At other times charges of US$ 40 per half day and US$ 70 per full day apply. Blue Waters Kids Club for children 4+ is complimentary
Soldier's Bay, 20 minutes transfer from VC Bird International Airport.