10 Reasons to Escape to Blue Waters Resort & Spa Antigua

10 Reasons to Escape to Blue Waters Resort & Spa Antigua

Mesmerizing aqua blue water, powder sand, gently lapping waves -- Blue Waters Resort & Spa lives up to its name. Nestled away in their very own private bay on Antigua’s northwestern coast with sunset views, the spacious yet intimate resort is family-owned with roots dating back more than 40 years. This "hidden gem" resort offers 83 luxury rooms, suites, penthouses, and villas that are spread over 17 lush tropical acres, and remain faithful to the timeless Colonial Caribbean character that guests find so comforting.


Blue Waters Resort beach

The waters of Antigua are some of the finest in the Caribbean.  Enjoy relaxing at one of the resort's three beach coves with powder soft sand which will lure you into to the beautiful blue sea for which the hotel is named after. Cast away to Blue Waters Resort & Spa and discover classic Caribbean living at its finest.


Blue Waters Resort gardens

Stroll within 17 acres of stunning tropical gardens and renew your mind, body and soul in the relaxing atmosphere. Although the resort is family-friendly, it doesn't take away from the incredible romantic atmosphere.

Escape into Romance...

Blue Waters is the perfect escape for couples of all ages to celebrate love in the Caribbean. Experience the dreamy Sunset Champagne Package while sipping Champagne and enjoying uninterrupted views of Antigua’s beautiful sunset at the resort’s clifftop spa. Dine under the stars through Blue Water’s many Private Dining Experiences. Choose from the hotel’s many charming dining locations such as a private gazebo with cliff top views or a private beach picnic surrounded by the beauty of the sea. 

Sail through the Caribbean waters on the brand new 24-foot private resort boat and experience the Romantic Monty Wave & Rock Pool Package, perfect for couples on their honeymoon. This exclusive package includes a four-hour private rental on the extravagant vessel, where guests are invited to indulge in cocktails on board before arriving to the beautiful destination of Sheer Rocks Restaurant. Upon arrival, guests can then relax by the pool, enjoy Rosé and Champagne, as well as taste the Chef’s personal selection of tapas and canapés. 


Blue Waters Resort restaurantThe Palm restaurant

Fully al fresco dining and à la carte experiences in all three restaurants: The Palm, The Reef, and The Cove. Blue Waters Resort is renowned as one of the best ‘foodie’ resorts in Antigua. There is also poolside food and beverage service throughout the day. All together they offer you the perfect Caribbean experience.

Blue Waters Resort The Cove restaurantThe Cove restaurant, Image courtesy of Blue Waters Resort & Spa

Blue Waters Resort dinnerDelicious cuisine

‘The Reef’ restaurant was built in October 2022 and is a chic new beachfront dining venue open for lunch by the beach from 12pm – 4pm, and for dinner on some evenings. The Cove restaurant on the other side of the resort also has a stunning waterfront setting, offering Caribbean/French cuisine and open on a rotation for dinner.

Blue Waters Resort The Reef restaurantThe Reef restaurant

The Reef is a new tiki-style restaurant & bar where guests are invited to enjoy lunch on the terrace, sip an ice-cold drink beneath the sun, or enjoy a light lunch while gazing out at the beautiful sea.

Blue Waters Resort fine diningSumptious cuisine, Image courtesy of Blue Waters Resort & Spa

Additionally, Blue Waters has formally appointed award-winning Executive Chef, Michael Harrison, to the resort's culinary team. A native of Barbados, Michael has gained culinary experience across various luxurious restaurants and resorts throughout the globe, as well as received several prestigious awards and accolades such as the Governor General award for excellence and Barbados chef of the year. Michael is extremely passionate about utilizing local ingredients and developing his expert team of chefs and stewards to ensure the finest experience for his guests.

Blue Waters Resort Antigua Barbuda local lobsterLocal lobster


Blue Waters Resort Cove SuitesCove Villa with The Cove Suites & Penthouse, Image courtesy of Blue Waters Resort & Spa

Accommodations start with Deluxe Beachfront rooms surrounding the main resort area. There are 48 of these rooms and all have views of the ocean with some feeling like they are right on the water. Some of these rooms can interconnect and the hotel can guarantee this on booking for families if they are available. 24 Cove Suites & 4 Three-Bedroom Cove Penthouses are set a short stroll away from the main resort area on the way to the Spa. Each Cove Villa has 6 Cove Suites and 1 three-bedroom Cove Penthouse, with shared infinity pool, exclusive for Cove guests.

Blue Waters Resort luxury suiteLuxury Suite (there are only two of these and we highly recommend them), Image courtesy of Blue Waters Resort & Spa

The property’s two Luxury Suites have undergone a contemporary refresh within the past 18 months. Decorated with brand-new flooring, fabrics designed in beautiful shades of blue, modern furniture, and glass balconies with sun loungers to take in the most breathtaking sea views, the suites offer the ultimate escape in comfort and style. Conveniently located in the heart of the property, near the restaurants, bars, pools, and beaches, the suites offer the perfect hideaway to relax and unwind.

Blue Waters Resort Rock CottageRock Cottage, Image courtesy of Blue Waters Resort & Spa

The resort boasts 3 luxury villas with private pools and direct beach access, including the four-bedroom Turtle Cottage, and three or six-bedroom Pelican House, to the stunning five-bedroom Rock Cottage where A-listers have stayed.


Blue Waters Resort spaImage courtesy of Blue Waters Resort & Spa

The Spa at Blue Waters works with ila to bring you a range of sumptuous, organic treatments. There’s no better way to get into holiday mode than by soothing your tired muscles and rejuvenating your mind, body and soul with a treatment at the spa. You will feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated with unique treatments and facials when you visit Blue Waters' spa.

I treated myself to the 90-minute "Pearl & Jasmine Body Renewal" and it was as enjoyable as it sounds!  This treatment is an energizing full-body exfoliating scrub using mineral rich Himalayan salt designed to make your skin silky soft and rejuvenate you from head to toe. The scrub is followed by a soothing Jasmine body wrap and massage to relax and restore the nervous system, stimulating the circulation, and regeneration of skin cells.  Afterward, I felt like a new person!

Alternatively, you can treat yourself to ultimate pampering at Blue Waters’ salon, where a range of hair treatments are designed to make you look and feel fabulous while on holiday. In addition, the resort offers a full bridal service for your intimate destination wedding in Antigua.


Blue Waters Resort water sports

Non-motorized watersports are available including sailing, paddleboards, and kayaks. There is a daily activities program including yoga, pilates, walks, tennis and more. Blue Waters’ air conditioned fitness center is equipped with brand new state-of-the-art cardio machines by Cybex. The resort has its own private boat, Monty Wave, and private hire excursions can be arranged around the island. The resort has also added a new and larger vessel to its collection designed to offer an exclusive journey from the island of Antigua to the stunning, pink sand beaches of its sister island, Barbuda.


Blue Waters Resort rum tastingRum tasting with Tario Herbert, Food and Beverage Supervisor

Blue Waters Resort historySugar Mill remains on the property, a reminder of the island's history, Image courtesy of Blue Waters Resort & Spa

Tario Herbert, Food and Beverage Supervisor, offers a weekly rum tasting where he explains the history of rum making on the island. We learned that light rums are used for mixed cocktails and aged rums can be sipped and enjoyed over ice. Our favorite was the 5-Year English Harbour Rum which tasted so smooth and pleasurable. Tario also makes his own small-batch rum right at the resort.

The resort's staff is a pleasure.  Whether we were at breakfast, dinner or at the pool bar, they always remembered our names and preferences. You will leave feeling like you are part of the family.


Blue Waters Resort Antigua family friendlyImage courtesy of Blue Waters Resort & Spa

Blue Waters is a family-owned resort by the Randall family from the UK, and they welcome children of all ages. The resort offers a comprehensive kids program for ages 5–12 and they have a wide range of accommodations that are perfect for families. Accommodation options are as flexible as they are luxurious, perfect for families of all sizes. Families of three or four will feel right at home in the Deluxe Beachfront Rooms that can adjoin and the Luxury Suites. For large or multi-generational families, the palatial penthouses and villas offer generous living spaces, replete with plush furnishings, private infinity pools and breathtaking sea views.

For families staying at the resort, Blue Waters invites children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old to experience the resort’s private kid’s club.  Ran by Ainsley Smith, an educated and trained pre-school teacher with over 15 years of experience in early childcare, she is always thinking of new creative ideas to spark children’s curiosity. Centered around an indoor play area & shaded secret garden, kids are invited to catch lizards, fish off the rocks, and design Antiguan shak-shak paintings. The club is open Monday to Friday with morning sessions from 9am to 12pm and afternoon sessions from 2pm to 4pm.


Blue Waters Resort lobbyPelican Bar off the lobby
Blue Waters Resort Pelican Bar

We loved the expansive, open airy lobby and bar for an inspiring and comfortable place to hang out any time of day. Entertainment is offered most nights of the week featuring live bands. The resort offers three bars -- Veronica's Bar by the pool and The Reef bar by the beach are open during the day, and Pelican Bar off the lobby is open each evening.


Blue Waters Resort rainbow

From rainbows to sunsets, Blue Waters Resort & Spa provides a wonderful, relaxing, and picturesque Caribbean experience. As if these reasons listed above weren't enough, other benefits include: quick and easy transfer from Antigua VC Bird Airport to the resort, as well as an all-inclusive option for a stress-free vacation. The All-inclusive program includes dining in all restaurants, premium branded drinks, as well as a daily re-stocked minibar.

Blue Waters Resort sunset

The Allure of Antigua...

Antigua is one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful and prosperous destinations, surrounded by miles of sandy beaches, secluded bays, and coral reefs abundant with colorful and exotic wildlife. The island continues to provide a private and intimate setting for those dreaming of a tropical escape. Whether couples are seeking a romantic hideaway filled with heartwarming experiences, or families looking to create long-lasting memories full of new adventures, Antigua serves as the perfect destination to be the center of it all. For an easy and streamlined travel experience, JetBlue offers direct flights from NYC while American Airlines and Air Canada offer direct flights from Atlanta, Miami, and Toronto.

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