Blue Waters Resort & Spa

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 2157 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Amazing Time!

    Reviewed by rospin123(Somerset, United Kingdom) on Oct 08, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary at Blue Waters, having got married there 30 Years ago. We had an amazing time, the staff were extremely attentive and the hotel is beautiful! Thoroughly recommended.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    What more can I say?

    Reviewed by LeBaronRouge(Warwickshire, United Kingdom) on Oct 04, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I have struggled for some time now since our last to come up with something novel to say about Blue Waters, given that notwithstanding our travels throughout the rest of the world (nine different countries so far this year!) we have returned every year since 2013, and I have written various reviews of this wonderful resort. Perhaps, the fact that we have been six years in a row says more than mere words can about how much we enjoy the resort and the wonderful accommodation of the Cove Suites; the restaurants (especially The Cove); the beautiful grounds, and above all, the fabulous staff, who are undoubtedly Blue Water's greatest asset and make each visit so special. We have booked to return for a seventh time next month!

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Amazing service Amazing location

    Reviewed by Tigbox C(Yorkshire, United Kingdom) on Oct 02, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    First off, the general manager has the staff trained to a very high standard, each & every member of staff are pleasant & welcoming. To stay in the cove suites was a pleasure only spoilt by inconsiderate smokers, no smoking in the suites but smoking allowed on the patio & around the pool. Not good, not nice, why the cove buildings are not split so for majority of guests who don’t smoke can enjoy the pool areas is baffling. When we pointed out the problem we were moved to an empty cove building which was in the process of being refurbished for the high season. We were very impressed to be moved quickly, but again it does not eliminate the problem for other guest who may not be as lucky as we were. The whole hotel/resort is as near perfect as it gets, we are hoping that changes maybe made regarding the smoking problem as that is the only reason why we will return or not.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Fantastic trip

    Reviewed by AliP78(Wareham, United Kingdom) on Sep 30, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My daughter and I visited from 18 to 23 August and had a fantastic time. Beautiful site with gorgeous views. Comfortable beds, lovely Elemis toiletries and everything we could wish for in the room. Service was good, food excellent and staff very friendly and helpful. For 3 days we had the adult pool to ourselves (possibly due to lots of families on site for the U.K. school holidays) so we were able to read and relax, although all children on site were beautifully behaved. Antigua was beautiful and I hope to revisit in the future. You have it just right!

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

    Reviewed by curdybirdy(London, United Kingdom) on Sep 16, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    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!!!!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5