Blue Waters Resort & SpaSoldiers Bay / Antigua
Blue Waters is a luxurious and elegant retreat set amid 17 acres of stunning tropical gardens on the north-western corner of Antigua, lapped by the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Boasting several freshwater pools, secluded beach coves, superb facilities and unsurpassed level of service, the award-winning Blue Waters has earned an enviable reputation as being one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean.
What to love
- If you are seeking seclusion and privacy The Cove provides an exclusive collection of luxurious suites and penthouses. Set away from the hustle and bustle of the main resort guests of The Cove have exclusive use of the infinity pool with stunning ocean views.
- If you want to smooth, soften and nourish your skin then try the Exotic Coconut Rub and Milk Wrap at the Spa. A warmed Elemis milk bath is poured over your body before you are cocooned in a comforting wrap followed by either a stress-reducing scalp treatment or foot massage.
- Relax on a sun longer and listen to the lapping waters of the Caribbean Sea as you sip your chosen cooling cocktail from the extensive list at the rustic beach bar.
- Savour the very best of French and Caribbean cuisine as you admire the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea at the The Cove Restaurant.
What to know
- A 1.5km path leads through the verdant gardens enabling guests to view the delicate blend of traditional and modern architecture and experience the exquisitely kept gardens rich in brightly coloured exotic plants and lush palm trees.
- The complimentary Kids Club includes a “Secret Garden” – a sanctuary in which children aged 4-12 years can enjoy a wide range of activities. The resort crèche operates in an adjacent building for children from 14 months (local charge applies).
- Guests staying in any of the villas at Blue Waters or the Cove Suites benefit from the services of a dedicated Concierge Team who will personally assist guests with any requirement from restaurant reservations to car hire, suggesting interesting excursions to booking spa treatments.
- All beaches in Antigua are open to the public however the resort’s three stunning white-sand beaches are so secluded you will feel as though you are on your own private island.
Blue Waters Resort is one of the longest established resorts in Antigua and it still very much retains the charm it had over 50 years ago. Set amid beautful gardens full of colourful flowers and lush palm trees, Blue Waters is an elegant beachfront plantation style resort that boasts enticing sea views.
The well-appointed air-conditioned rooms and suites have a contemporary and stylish ambience that is wecloming and relaxing. Larger family groups or groups of friends can also choose to stay in one of the luxurious spacious villas at Pelican House, Turtle Cottage or Rock Cottage whilst The Cove features an exclusive collection of suites and penthouses perched on a bluff with stunning ocean views and an infinity pool reserved for Cove Suites guests to provide a perfect retreat for guests seeking to get away from the madding crowd.
If you are seeking relax and unwind you can take your pick of the sun loungers on the picture-postcard beaches or if lounging by the pool is more to your taste, you’ll be pleased to know there are several to choose from including an exclusive yet picturesque adults-only pool located close to Pelican House, family friendly pools near to Veronica’s Bar and a beachfront pool which offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Complimentary non-motorised water sports can be enjoyed on the calm waters of Soldiers Bay, with tuition provided for beginners. The resort also features a well-equipped gym, floodlit tennis court and an excellent Elemis spa. Families will love the safe sandy beaches as well as the complimentary Kids Club with its own charming “Secret Garden” and creche for younger children.
When it comes to eating and drinking you will also not be disappointed. International cuisine as well as Caribbean inspired dishes are on offer in a choice of restaurants complimented by the exceptional choice of cocktails and drinks served in the bars from poolside to beach from morning til night.
When to Travel
With warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. The peak season runs from December through to April with an average of 9 hours sunshine per day. This is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months with an increase in rainfall and humidity as the summer season goes on, however the summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. September and October are usually the wettest months with the most humidity and these are also the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region. The average daily temperatures range from approx. 25C in the winter to approx. 28C in the summer.
Antigua Sailing Week Taking place from late April to early May, Antigua Sailing Week consists of intense yacht racing, music concerts and rum parties. Sailors, spectators and partygoers, from around the world visit Antigua to enjoy the racing atmosphere both on and off shore.
Blue Waters enjoys a prime location in Soldiers Bay, an exclusive residential area on the north western corner of Antigua. Here guests can enjoy unrivalled privacy as well as easy access to Antigua’s many attractions. The resort’s bay provides calm waters for swimming and water sports whilst the resort’s west-facing orientation allows guests to enjoy the sun’s rays all day, as well as some of the Caribbean’s most breath-taking sunsets.
Blue Waters Resort is approximately 15 minutes by private car from V.C.Bird International airport.
Families are well catered for at Blue Waters with childcare for children from 14 months and a complimentary kids club.
Blue Waters Kids Club - 4-12 years open Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday)
Operated in conjunction with the World Wide Kids Company, the Blue Waters Kids Club is a complimentary club offering a wide range of activities in the dedicated club room and the “Secret Garden”. Activities include arts and crafts, football, tennis, cricket, jewellery design, ice-cream trips and team challenges. Morning Session 08:30 to 12:30 Afternoon Session 13:30 to 16:30. Places are limited so pre-booking of the kids club before arriving in resort is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Blue Waters Crèche - 14-47 months open Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday)
Located next to the kids club, the crèche is operated with a strict ratio of 1 staff member to 3 children. Pre-booking is strongly recommended. Morning Session 08:30 to 12:30. Afternoon Session 13:30 to 16:30
Babysitting: Babysitting is available from childcare staff or staff trained by Worldwide Kids Club experts and is organised by the childcare coordinator in resort. Babysitting can be pre-booked or booked whilst in resort and is charged to the guest’s room and will be payable at the end of their holiday.
There are also a range of activities and excursions for the whole family to enjoy:
Private Beach: The resort has three stunning beaches set in Soldier’s Bay and although beaches in Antigua are open to the public, the beaches feel so secluded you will feel as though you are on your own private island.
Swimming Pools: There are family friendly pools located by Veronica’s Bay and a beachfront pool with stunning views of the Caribbean.
Other Activities: Guests can enjoy a variety of non-motorised water sports including snorkelling, windsurfing and kayaking. Complimentary beginner lessons are available. Motorised water sports such as water skiing and jet skiing can be arranged on request. The resort also features a tennis court and a well-equipped gym.
Golf: Tee off on Antigua’s only PGA-rated golf course, Cedar Valley Golf Club, an 18-hole par 69 course, located just three miles from Blue Waters Resort.
The Capital City of St. John’s - Enjoy some great value duty-free shopping in the Heritage and Redcliff Quays area of St. John’s including wines, spirits, jewellery and perfume and visit the local market at the south end of town full of colourful fruits, vegetables, and spices, and people from all walks of life haggling for them. Visit the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda, housed in the old Court House which dates from 1750 and is the oldest building in Antigua. Exhibits include Antigua’s geological origins and political history, the culture of the Arawaks (with a life-sized house), and a model sugar plantation. The museum is also a good source of information on other historic sites dotted around the island.
English Harbour & Nelson’s Dockyard - Antigua was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and was a British Colony up until its independence in 1981. As a result, it has an incredible history. English Harbour is one “must see” destination as it was Lord Horatio Nelson’s home for quite some time.
Diving - Antigua and nearby Barbuda are great diving spots as there is little to no current and the water temperatures average 26C. Coral reefs, walls, and shipwrecks can be found in several areas surrounding the coasts. The Andes merchant ship in Deep Bay is a must for wreck divers.
Cricket at the Sticky Wicket, Antigua Recreation Grounds or Sir Viv Richards Stadium - World-class cricket players and an electric atmosphere are just two of the reasons why a trip to one of Antigua’s cricket grounds is a must. Deep Sea Fishing - The Caribbean Sea is rich in all manner of exotic sea life. The tour desk at the resort can arrange deep sea fishing trips to suit all levels of fishing enthusiasts.