• a group of lawn chairs sitting next to a palm tree on a beach

Blue Waters and Cove Suites

Exclusive luxury in a picturesque island setting

At home in 17 acres of tropical gardens, Blue Waters And Cove Suites is picturesque ocean views, relaxation, and secluded beach coves, interspersed with seven freshwater pools, restaurants and bars, and well-appointed rooms and suites. Unwind on the sand under a swaying palm, experience the lavish spa and its extraordinary views, and rest in rooms and suites that ooze contemporary elegance; you'll experience Antigua at its best. For a little action, the resort offers water sports, tennis and evening entertainment too.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 £2,529  per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 2185 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Spacious and elegant rooms and suites
  • Perfect for couples and young families alike

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 104 rooms
  • Floors do not have lift access

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Blue Waters and Cove Suites

  • Beach
  • Approx. 15 minutes from V.C Bird International Airport
  • A short drive from the island's capital St. John's
  • On a stunning secluded part of the island
  • Not far from Dickenson Bay
2185 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1653
  • Very Good 366
  • Average 96
  • Poor 47
  • Terrible 23

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 20, 2020

Getting better all the time

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 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.
Jan 19, 2020

Wonderful relaxation!

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 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!
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Blue Waters and Cove Suites

Room Types

Superior Hillside Room

Superior Hillside Room

These well-appointed rooms are nestled within the tropical hillside and come with balconies or terraces and bright luxurious interiors. With a choice of king-size or twin beds they can accommodate up to two adults and a child. Minibar stocked to order if staying on an all inclusive basis. 

Please note that the hotel does not permit children under the age of 6 into Superior Hillside rooms.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
a bedroom with a bed and desk in a room

Deluxe Beachfront Room

Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are located slightly set back from the beach, with unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. These rooms can sleep a maximum of two adults one child aged up to 11. Minibar stocked to order if staying on all inclusive. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Shower over bath
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
a bedroom with a bed and a chair in a room

Cove Suite

Part of the Luxury Collection and set in an exclusive area of the hotel, with an infinity pool and special concierge service available 8am to 6pm, Cove Suites have spacious interiors with oversize bedrooms, bathrooms and large terraces, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Boasting spectacular ocean views and just a short stroll to the beach, they are perfect for romance. Perfect for families these suites can sleep up to three adults or two adults two children aged up to 11. Minibar stocked to order if staying on all inclusive. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
a bedroom with a large bed in a room

Luxury Suite

Luxury Suites are elegant and well-appointed, located just steps away from the ocean, offering stunning sea views. They include a separate living area large enough to accommodate a queen sized or rollaway bed and a bedroom with king-sized bed. There is a private balcony as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and a mini-fridge which is stocked to order for guests staying on all inclusive and sleep a maximum of three adults or two adults two children aged up to 11. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room
Blue Waters and Cove Suites

Food & Drink

The Cove Restaurant

The Cove Restaurant

An entrance highlighted by flaming torches, leading you to an open-air dining room by the sea, lit by candlelight; The Cove Restaurant provides a memorably intimate dining experience. Its menu is included in the all inclusive package but for something extra special, you can opt for the 'Connoisseurs Choice' menu at an additional supplement of US$10 each. Open four nights a week Dress code: Elegant evening attire; collared shirts for men and tailored shorts or trousers. T-shirts and flip flops not permitted.

Bartley's Restaurant

Bartley's Restaurant

Exclusively for adults only, Bartley's provides an intimate atmosphere and delectable internationally-inspired cuisine. It is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for a special occasion. Open three nights a week (season dependent) Dress code: Elegant evening attire; collared shirts for men and tailored shorts or trousers. T-shirts and flip flops not permitted.

Palm Restaurant

The Palm Restaurant

The Palm Restaurant offers an open-air relaxed Caribbean al fresco dining experience. The perfect start to any day is to enjoy breakfast on the terrace serving either continental and full English, also open for lunch. When the sun goes down the restaurant offers an a la carte menu five nights a week with weekly barbecues one night of the week. Continental breakfast: 07:00 - 11:00 Full English breakfast: 07:30 - 10:30 Lunch: 12:30 - 14:30 Afternoon tea: 16:00 - 17:00 Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30

Pelican Bar

The Pelican Bar

A bright and relaxed place to enjoy a casual evening drink; Pelican Bar is close to The Palm Restaurant and provides the perfect location for an after-dinner refreshment accompanied by live music from a steel band.

Veronica's Bar

Veronica's Bar

Located by the main pool, Veronica's is the ideal spot to enjoy a sip of your favourite cocktail whilst enjoying a refreshing dip in the pool.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Food: Full English breakfast taken in the Palm Restaurant, lunch (at Carolyn's or Palm) and afternoon tea (at the Palm), dinner in Palm or The Cove(supplement applies for certain menu items), or Bartley's restaurant. Note - only two dining experiences are guaranteed to be open every evening at management's discretion and new 'pop-up' restaurant concepts.

Drinks: Unlimited premium (a supplement may apply for some brands)and local brand alcoholic and soft drinks including house and sparkling wine by the glass. A fully stocked mini bar is provided in all rooms on an all-inclusive basis only.

Activities: Non-motorised water sports including snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking and hobie-cat sailing. Landsports include tennis and use of gym. Evening entertainment consists of themed nights, managers cocktail parties and steel bands.

Blue Waters and Cove Suites

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