October 13, 2021
Blue Waters Resort & Spa in Antigua
Set on Antigua’s glittering north-eastern coast line, Blue Waters Resort & Spa is a spectacular hideaway, the luxurious details of which are shared sparingly and in hushed tones so the secret doesn’t get out.
While powdery-sand beaches and gin-clear waters come as standard, the resort’s 83 rooms, including Cove suites and penthouses, offer something more sublime still, with wraparound sea views, expansive private balconies and decadent furnishings. Among the villas, the Pelican house is fit for several kings, featuring two semi-detached, two-storey villas with six en suite bedrooms, airy interiors and a private infinity pool. The Turtle Cottage spans 4,200 square feet and four bedrooms, each with a knock-out vista, while the 2,690 square foot Cove Penthouse is ideal for family and group getaways, with three enormous bedrooms, a kitchen, dining area, spacious living rooms and a stunning set of verandas for al fresco feasts. A private chef can be booked for special occasions or for the duration of the stay, and private barbecues and drinks receptions can be arranged. For unparalleled luxury, the 2,000-squarefoot Rock Cottage is one of the island’s most private boltholes perched on the fringe of a secret bay, offering five rooms plus a serene infinity pool. Concierge and butler services are on hand to help out with everything from shopping and babysitting to arranging excursions and dinner parties.
The resort boasts a plethora of swimming pools and semi-private beach coves, as well as a programme of activities to keep guests entertained. Morning yoga is on offer, whilst Pilates is set on the stunning clifftop overlooking the ocean at sunset. John the head gardener will entertain guests with his brilliant knowledge of the local Antiguan flora on his garden tours and morning hikes and for the energetic, Celene hosts morning Zumba to get your heart rate going. For those who just want to relax but learn something new, Jason, the resort’s sommelier will host a weekly wine tasting, and expert rummier Tario, a weekly rum tasting. For families, Blue Waters has a wide range of activities during high season to keep the little ones entertained. Babysitting and nanny services are also available to give that all important child-free time to relax.
Elsewhere, Blue Water Resort & Spa is a haven for gourmets, with three outstanding restaurants that serve a blend of Caribbean and European flavours, exceptional farm-to-table produce and world-class wine. For a digestif, the Pelican Bar touts bright interiors and lush greenery, offering a wonderful spot to relax at sundown. Cocktails at Carolyn’s are another excellent way to round off the day and are best savoured on a plush sun lounger overlooking the bay below. Whichever restaurant it is, Blue Waters is renowned for its world-class service and warmth.
A sensational health sanctuary comes in the form of the Spa at Blue Waters, where therapies rejuvenate tired limbs and dull skin thanks to the restorative herbs and medicinal flowers used in British brand Ila products. Melt into a blissful haze during one of the spa’s deep tissue massages, or experience revival with a detoxifying scrub, which aims to stimulate circulation and eliminate toxins.
W: Blue Waters Resort & Spa
T: +1 800 557 6536
Twitter – @bluewatershotel