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 2155 Reviews
Shirley Heights

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
2155 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1632
  • Very Good 362
  • Average 92
  • Poor 47
  • Terrible 22

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 16, 2019

Blue Waters Cove Suites - breathtakingly stunning with Antiguan charm and personality

London, United Kingdom

From the moment we arrived in Antigua for the first time we totally fell in love with the island, with its natural beauty, the friendliest of people and its laid back vibe. The Bluewaters had arranged a fast track arrival at The Airport, and we were amazed that from touching down in Antigua to arriving at the stunning resort took just 45 minutes. Our first impressions were good. Our taxi driver was the nicest chattiest man, and told us so much about the island in the short drive from airport to resort. As we had already completed the online check in we very quickly were shown to the Cove Suites to settle in our room, after a refreshing arrival drink. When we arrived at The Cove Suites we were shown a room on the first floor. We asked to move as we have a child who we felt would be better on the ground floor with direct access to the pool. Toleifa (Cove Suite Manager) immediately got on to moving us, and although a room was not ready, she saw to it that housekeeping sorted a room out and we were in and settled within an hour and a half. This did have a huge effect on our holiday, as being on the ground floor made a huge difference to us. I have to say the Cove Suites are total luxury, with bags of space, a stunning pool which is shared with just a few other guests and access to a private bar serving cocktails and beverages until 6pm. It was heaven retreating to the cool air con of our room late afternoon, either choosing a drink from our well stocked mini bar (part of the all inclusive package) or ordering a cocktail from the bar, having a swim and socialising with the other guests in the Cove Suites watching the Pelicans fly by then relaxing in the roll top bath with all the Elemis products then popping on super soft robes and slippers chilling out on the worlds most comfortable bed! It was well kept, tastefully furnished and the housekeeping was faultless. We loved coming back to our room turned down. The only one thing would be to cut the hedge lower, or put in the walls of glass as from the ground floor the view of the sea was a bit limiting. Though you could hear it, which was wonderful! The rest of the resort did not disappoint. We loved the pool around Carolyns bar, we chose to sit with a view of the pool and the white sandy cove. It was stunning. The food at Carolyns during the day was fantastic, the daily specials of fish and flat bread were simple but just so tasty. The pizza flat bread were really good too. Carolyn is a real character and really cares about her bar. She always remembered your room number and your drink! Sometimes the service can be slow by some of the other bar staff, but if you want robot staff who are uber efficient then go to Dubai. The locals that worked at Blue waters were obviously happy to work there, which rubbed off on us, as we were happy to stay there, even if things were a bit slow. Its the Caribbean! Some employees went the extra mile, like Curtesa did for us on many occasions during our stay. These are the people you really appreciate. Breakfast in the Palm was nice, the egg lady was amazing, she must of been so hot yet she had the most beautiful winning smile and the best omelettes/ pancakes/ eggs! I found the birds a little scary that flew inside during breakfast, but I just sat outside and got my husband and daughter to get me food!! We didn’t eat in the palm much other than breakfast - we aren’t big on buffet food. We had one afternoon tea/ one alacarte dinner & lunch and one BBQ. All of which was ok and perfectly fine. The two other restaurants were outstanding. The situation, service and food at the Cove was five star. Not much else to say other than do try the lobster on the connoisseur menu, it's to die for! Bartley's was Asian fusion, which we loved too. Its a shame it was not in a better location/ Al fresco, but the air con is nice, the food and service is five star and we loved that it was named after the resorts oldest employee. A nice touch. Out of the two restaurants The Cove had the edge, also because it was the only restaurant that did a full kids menu. On that note too, I would like to suggest that Carlyns Bar offers something for children too, as there wasn’t any menu choice for them, and it was very popular with kids being next to the pool. My daughter used the kids club a few times. The fishing was a great activity from the rocks which she loved and actually caught lots of fish. I didn’t feel the other activities on offer were as inspired but it was great to have an inside area fir kids none the less to get out of the sun. I thought a kids disco once a week might have been nice too. There was 2 movie nights whilst we were there (one a week) but both movies were deemed to boyish for my daughter, so she didn’t go along. The water sports is great, you have a variety of activities at your disposal to go out snorkelling/ kayaking/ paddle boarding etc. It was great there were no motorised water sports, as the noise can be annoying. I went to the gym, its decent and has good range of all the latest equipment and weights etc. There isn’t much to do at night, but that is what we liked. There are a couple of bars open but we found ourselves up early every day with time change and enjoyed going to bed early after a lovely dinner. There was some live entertainment/ steel drums to be enjoyed. The only thing I think would have been an addition is a beach bar/shack serving "sundowners", so you could watch the sun go down with sand between your toes. And perhaps a hammock! I had visions of lying in a hammock between two palm trees! On that note, the grounds are outstanding. It was so beautiful. When we went out of the resort it was hard to find anywhere else with such natural lush beauty. We went out of the resort a couple of times, with the help of the wonderful Tony who sorted us out a boat for half a day for snorkelling, which was amazing, we also went to Shirley Heights. This should not be missed even with kids. The sun set is to die for and the steel band is MESMERISING! Our final trip was to Stingray City then on to Sheer Rocks for lunch - I could not recommend a better day out on the island. I will never forget it! I really hope we will return to the Bluewaters Resort. Its been about 2 weeks since we got back and I am still closing my eyes and drifting off to my happy place and it's there - The Blue Waters Resort, with is views, its beautiful small private cove and all it wonderful Antiguan charm and personality. TAKE ME BACK!!!!
Sep 14, 2019

Peaceful getaway

Hotel is classy and clean. On my arrival I was greeted with a cocktail that was lovey and refreshing. The staff welcomed me with open arms. During the stay I had a sea view room. The view was amazing, blue sky’s and blue seas was my permanent view. The rooms are clean and equipped with a kettle. Bed very comfortable. The beach is quiet so easy to relax by the sea. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Very impressed by the level of professionalism. The manager is always in sight at hotel and pleasant and approachable. He is always checking everything is ok with your stay. I had a breakfast package. The breakfast was lovely. A good variety of food on offer. Great omelettes made perfectly everyday. The location of hotel is in easy reach of most places as Antigua is not that big. Had a great stay at this hotel and would definitely go back.
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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

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

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

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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