Antigua's award-winning, family-run Blue Waters Resort & Spa is an icon of style and sophistication, set within tranquil, tropical gardens overlooking a stunning sandy beach. While we know you'll be wowed simply by its spellbinding setting, here are five further reasons to choose Blue Waters for your luxury Antigua holiday when the time comes...
1. An Enhanced Arrival Experience
Arrival to the resort has never been smoother and as you hop out of your luxury (and fully sanitised, of course) car from the airport and sanitise your hands, you'll be whisked for a swift check-in at one of the socially distanced seating areas in the lobby. While this faster arrival experience reduces your time spent in public areas to keep you as safe as possible, it also means you can get on with exploring your suite, grabbing a cocktail or soaking up the sunshine even sooner - win-win!
2. Luxurious Suites and Villas
Blue Waters comprises a combination of ultra-luxe rooms, suites, penthouses and villas, each one with views of the captivating Caribbean Sea. Décor combines Caribbean charm with cool, contemporary colours, while plush king beds, spacious bathrooms with twin vanities, Elemis toiletries, coffee machines and super-soft bathrobes come as standard. Offering unrivalled decadence, the Cove Suites are luxurious and spacious, offering access to a swimming pool that is shared between just two other suites that make up a villa. If you're seeking complete privacy and yet more space, choose one of the three private villas, offering up to six bedrooms, along with gourmet kitchens, huge living areas and gorgeous private pools. Isolated on an outcrop of its own, the five-bedroom Rock Cottage is the choice for serious seclusion.
3. Plenty of Space
Space has become a top requirement for luxury holidays of late, and Blue Waters offers it in abundance. It is the only resort on stunning Soldier's Bay, offering a serious sense of seclusion, while easily accessed in just 15 minutes from Antigua's capital St. John. Stroll through the resort's 14 acres of lush greenery and bougainvillea, uncovering no less than seven swimming pools, four of which are reserved exclusively for Cove Suite guests. For this year, the resort is currently not offering its Superior Hillside Rooms or Hillside Junior Suites, in order to provide the perfect personalised service and manage occupancy to a safe level for social distancing, as well as providing the exceptional enhanced housekeeping service which includes hospital grade cleaning products and paying special attention to high contact areas such as remote controls, door knobs and light switches.
4. Dreamy Dining Experiences
Feast on fabulous food you'll never forget during your stay here - from exquisite Caribbean/French flavours at the clifftop Cove Restaurant, to tasty tapas at Carolyn's. Our Head of Sales Sarah recently returned from a trip to Antigua, gushing about the cuisine here and awarding the Cove Restaurant the best meal of her holiday! For safety and space, all venues will be open-air (more chance to stare at the Caribbean Sea, yay!) while they will also observe reduced capacities and only offer à la carte menus. Naturally, all table settings, cutlery, bar counters and glassware will be cleaned to the highest international standards, and staff will all wear masks. During the day, don't even worry about leaving your sun lounger - you can order light bites, flavoursome flatbreads, fresh salads and cooling cocktails directly to the beach or poolside.
5. A Fun-Filled Activities Programme
The resort continues to offer their amazing activities programme to ensure you get the most of your time in paradise - from yoga and watersports, to garden itineraries and local rum tasting. Maximum numbers will be reduced for social distancing purposes, though every other aspect will be just the same and as wonderful as ever. If you're in need of a massage, fear not. The dreamy spa is open and offering a range of ila and Elemis therapies, as is the state-of-the-art fitness centre. Blue Waters has also upped its evening entertainment from four nights a week to every evening, so expect Caribbean steel drumming, beachfront dancing and Antigua nights to remember.