Blue Waters Resort & Spa

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Overview

All-inclusive room rates available
On-site restaurants receive mixed reviews
Close to Antigua's northernmost point, Blue Waters' whitewashed exterior offers a striking contrast to the Caribbean Sea. Couples and small groups can choose from a range of guest rooms, villas and suites to fit their needs (each comes with twin or king-sized beds and private patios or balconies). Larger groups can opt for a stay in Rock Cottage, Turtle Cottage or Pelican House, multiple-bedroom villas that boast private pools. Regardless of your preferred digs, you'll gain access to the resort's amenities, which include a gym, a spa, a tennis court and beach access at Soldiers Bay. When you get hungry, you can choose from three different restaurants, including the intimate Bartley's Restaurant and the oceanfront Cove Restaurant (which is covered by the property's optional all-inclusive rate). However, you may also want to consider trying a dining establishment off the resort's grounds, as some recent guests report dissatisfaction with Blue Waters' menu offerings and open-air settings.
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Location
St. John's
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 110 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Guests can choose from a range of rooms, suites, and high-end villas, all come with private terraces and huge bathrooms, as well as flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. There are three bars and three restaurants, all of which require reservations for dinner.

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A well-heeled Brit crowd goes barefoot at this swank yet understated seaside retreat. The lobby strikes an immediate note of class, with cast-iron columns, mosaic lamps, towering earthenware urns, fountains, and a central mini-jungle.

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Situated on the northern coast of Antigua, the Blue Waters Resort & Spa is just a 10-minute drive from the heart of St. John's, yet feels like an island escape far removed, enveloped by green hills and overlooking the blue Caribbean Sea. Guests can go sailing, snorkeling, or kayaking from the resort’s trio of private beaches while four swimming pools offer a refreshing freshwater plunge.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2075 have reviewed the Blue Waters Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2075 reviews 4.5 (based on 2075 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Blue Waters Resort & Spa offers a variety of accommodation options, including rooms, suites and villas. Standard Superior Hillside Rooms range from 265 to 322 square feet in size and feature twin or king-sized beds and private patios or balconies, which provide views of the resort's gardens or the ocean. For a little more space, separate bathtubs and guaranteed ocean views, visitors can upgrade to a Deluxe Beachfront Room. Suites include additional square footage, and some offer perks like private pools and multiple bedrooms. And for guests who desire more privacy, there are several cottages and homes located along the water and on rock formations. All accommodations have neutral color palettes with white bedding and beige walls and flooring.
  • ELEMIS toiletries
  • Minifridges stocked for free for guests with all-inclusive package
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Standard room size265 to 322 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Situated on the northern coast of Antigua, Blue Waters offers guests a secluded beach setting without total isolation. The property sits less than 4 miles north of the capital city of St. John's, where various shops, restaurants and museums can be found. To explore the surrounding areas, visitors can rent a car on-site or request a hotel taxi.
  • About 5 miles northwest of V C Bird International Airport
  • Free self-parking
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

At Blue Waters Resort & Spa, guests have access to three restaurants, as well as three bars, one of which is located at the beach and another at the main pool. The Palm Restaurant serves casual Caribbean fare for breakfast and lunch and more sophisticated dishes at dinner. The restaurant also offers afternoon tea from 4 to 5 p.m. every day. Bartley's Restaurant is a true fine dining venue, perfect for romantic meals and special occasions. And at the clifftop Cove Restaurant, diners can savor Caribbean and French cuisine in a candlelit, waterfront setting.
  • Dress codes vary by restaurant and meal
  • Room service available daily from 7 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
  • All-inclusive package covers all meals and drinks at the Cove Restaurant
  • Manager's cocktail party held at Veronica's Bar every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

There are three main pools and three beaches at Blue Waters Resort & Spa for guests to use. An adults-only pool provides a relaxing space without the kids. This pool area also houses one of the resort's three bars. The other two family-friendly pools are larger and surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas. An infinity pool is also exclusively available for travelers staying in Cove Suites.
  • Complimentary water sports equipment at all three beaches
  • Beach towels
  • All pools feature ocean views
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The on-site spa has a variety of treatment rooms, plus a separate salon area for hair and nail services. The spa's menu includes various massages, wraps and facials, all of which use ELEMIS skincare products. And for guests hoping to enjoy a treatment outside, spa sessions in the outdoor gazebo can be arranged.
  • All-inclusive package does not cover spa services
  • Wedding spa services

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The complimentary Blue Waters Kids Club offers a range of activities and games for children between the ages of 4 and 12, including arts and crafts, tennis and cricket. The club is open Monday through Saturday for morning and afternoon sessions, each of which includes a drink and snack. Younger children can spend time at the nursery with a team of trained staff members on Monday through Saturday. (A fee of $40 per session or $70 per day is required for nursery visits.) Private babysitting is also available by request.
  • Advance bookings recommended
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The resort's fitness center contains an array of cardio machines and strength-training equipment, as well as medicine balls and free weights. Inside, personal trainers are available to lend guidance and support, while outside, guests can enjoy free access to a tennis court and a mile-long walking path. Complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks, snorkeling gear and Hobie Cat sailboats are also available at all three beach areas.
  • Fitness center open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tennis lessons available (fees apply)
  • Boating and deep-sea fishing excursions can be arranged through property's tour desk (charges apply)
  • Fee-based yoga classes available up to four days per week on spa terrace
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The resort's reception area contains two computer stations for guests. Fax services can be arranged with the front desk (fee applies), and complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. Though there are no designated meeting rooms, Blue Waters' restaurants can accommodate some meetings and events.
    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Wedding

    To ensure privacy during wedding ceremonies, Blue Waters Resort & Spa only hosts a select number of weddings each week. Multiple ceremony and reception venues are available, including a gazebo, a beach area, a private villa and the Cove Restaurant. The property also offers an array of wedding, honeymoon and anniversary packages. The wedding package includes transportation to and from the local courthouse to complete paperwork, a wedding cake, a bottle of Champagne and all legal fees.
    • Wedding package free for couples who stay 10 or more nights
    • On-site wedding coordinator
    • Up to 75 guests can be accommodated for weddings

    Maximum wedding guest capacity75

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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