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Blue Waters - Luxury holidays to Antigua

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends Blue Waters to both families and others seeking a stunning location and plenty of choice of restaurants and entertainment. The hotel is very child friendly, but also caters well for adults. For activities, there are water sports, a gym, tennis, beauty salon, spa and shop, and to eat and drink, you can choose between 3 restaurants and 3 bars with more available nearby in St John's. A relaxed luxury resort with something for everyone. It is possible to book on an an all inclusive basis representing very good value.
    On her stay at Blue Waters, our Caribbean travel specialist particularly enjoyed the stunning resort grounds, adorned with a variety of rooms, and the sociable and relaxed atmosphere.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Non-motorised water sports, sailing, windsurfing, kayaks, hobie cats, pedal boats and snorkelling equipment. There is a Jacuzzi, tennis courts, fitness centre and guests can take part in morning power walks, yoga and exercise classes and complimentary wi-fi throughout the resort.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include scheduled flights London to Antigua with British Airways in World Traveller or Virgin Atlantic in economy, private car taxi transfer between airport and hotel and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior Hillside double or twin room
    Low season: From £1,635 for 7 nights
    High season: From £2,255 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Family getaway offer to Antigua 2019
      Book now and up to 2 children under 12 will stay for free on stays from 1 April 2019 until 19 December 2019. Minimum stay of 3 nights. Selected rooms only. Restrictions apply.
    • Early Booking Offer for Early 2020(1)
      Book a stay of 5 nights or more before the 31st August 2019 and receive a discount off our rates on bed and breakfast or all-inclusive. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Stay between 7th and 23rd January 2020 and receive a 25% discount.
      Stay between 24th January and 28th February 2020 and receive a 15% discount.
      Stay between 1st March and 20th April 2020 and receive a 20% discount.
    • Early Booking Offer for 2020
      Book a stay of 5 nights or longer before the 14th December 2019 and receive a discount off our rates on bed and breakfast and all-inclusive, for stays between 21st April and 1st June 2020 or 19th October to 19th December 2020. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Stay in a Superior Hillside, Deluxe Beachfront or Hillside Junior Suite and receive a 30% discount.
      Stay in a Cove Suite, Luxury Suite, Cove Penthouse, 3- bedroom Hillside Suite, 3 or 6-bedroom Pelican House, Turtle Cottage or Rock Cottage and receive a 35% discount.
    • Early Booking Offer for Summer 2020
      Book a stay of 5 nights or longer before the 14th December 2019 and receive a discount off our rates on bed and breakfast and all-inclusive, for stays between 2nd June and 18th October 2020. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Stay in a Superior Hillside, Deluxe Beachfront or Hillside Junior Suite and receive a 35% discount.
      Stay in a Cove Suite, Luxury Suite, Cove Penthouse, 3- bedroom Hillside Suite, 3 or 6-bedroom Pelican House, Turtle Cottage or Rock Cottage and receive a 40% discount.
    • Family Offer 2020
      Book a stay of 5 nights or more in a Superior Hillside, Deluxe Beachfront or Hillside Junior Suites on our bed and breakfast or all-inclusive rates and 1 child under the age of 12 will stay for free on the same meal plan as their parents. Valid for stays between 21st April and 19th December 2020. 2 children under the age of 12 can stay free in Cove Suites, Luxury Suites, Cove Penthouses, 3- bedroom Hillside Suites, 3 or 6-bedroom Pelican House, Turtle Cottage or Rock Cottage. Valid for stays between 1st April and 19th December 2020. Please note children can only stay on the same meal plan as the 2 adults. Restrictions apply.
    • Complimentary Room Upgrade for Superior Hillside Rooms
      Book a stay before the 30th June 2019 and receive a complimentary room upgrade from Superior Hillside Room to Deluxe Beachfront Room (dependent on availability) for stays of 7 nights or more between 3rd and 30th July 2019 or 25th August to 5th October 2019. Guests will also receive US$100 worth of spa credit per booking. This offer is combinable with selected other offers only. Restrictions apply.
    • Room and Suite Offer 2019
      Book before 31st July 2019 and receive a discount off our rates on bed and breakfast or all-inclusive in selected room categories for stays until 6th January 2020. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
      Stay between 8th June and 14th August 2019 and receive a 25% discount off stays in Superior Hillside Rooms, 30% discount off stays in Deluxe Beachfront or Hillside Junior Suite or 35% off stays in the Cove or Luxury Suites.
      Stay between 15th August and 18th October 2019 and receive a 30% discount of stays in Superior Hillside Rooms, 35% off stays in Deluxe Beachfront and Hillside Junior Suites or 40% discount off stays in Cove or Luxury Suites.
      Stay between 19th October and 19th December 2019 and receive a 20% discount off stays in Superior Hillside, Deluxe Beachfront or Hillside Junior Suites or 25% off stays in Cove or Luxury Suites.
      Stay between 20th December 2019 or 6th January 2020 and receive a 15% discount off stays in the above-mentioned room categories. Please note this is on all-inclusive only.
    • 2-3 Bedroom Hillside Suite, Cottages and House Offer 2019
      Book a stay before the 31st July 2019 and receive a discount off our rates on bed and breakfast or all-inclusive for stays in 2-3 bedroom Hillside Suites, 3 bedroom Cove Penthouse, 2-6 bed Pelican House, 2-4 bedroom Turtle Cottage, 2-5 bedroom Rock Cottage. This offer applies to stays of 5 nights or more. It is combinable with selected other offers only. Restrictions apply.
      Stay between 8th June and 14th August 2019 and receive a 40% discount on our rates on bed and breakfast or 35% discount on our rates on all-inclusive.
      Stay between 15th August and 18th October 2019 and receive a 50% discount off our rates on bed and breakfast and 40% off our rates on all-inclusive.
      Stay between 19th October and 30th November 2019 and receive a 30% discount off our rates on bed and breakfast and all-inclusive.

    Hotel code

    CE129

    Our opinion

    Blue Waters is an elegant and casual hotel which enjoys a charming location

    Hotel description

    Only about four miles north of St John’s, Blue Waters enjoys a favoured location on a slight hill which descends to two curved white sand beaches nestling between two small headlands. In fourteen acres of luxuriant tropical gardens bursting with hibiscus, flamboyant and bougainvillaea, Blue Waters offers a wide range of accommodation and holiday facilities, priding itself on a style that is both elegant and casual. The scene is set as you enter through the gardens and approach the magnificent reception and lounge area, through which you can see to the green and leafy terraces beyond. There are 114 spacious rooms, suites, villas and penthouses. All rooms at the hotel have been simply but elegantly furnished with dark wood furniture and fabrics that reflect the tropical hues of sea and sand. The newly upgraded Cove Suites and Beachfront Rooms, along with the numerous other types of room, give spacious accommodation for couples or can comfortably take two adults and two children. There is also the magnificent Rock Cottage, a luxury five-bedroom villa with a fully-equipped kitchen, a jacuzzi and plunge pool. The lush grounds on the hillside sloping towards the Caribbean Sea create a feeling of spaciousness and wellbeing and there is an excellent range of facilities and activities both on the premises and nearby. There are three swimming pools and the hotel offers excellent free water sports for the daytime. A further four pools are available for the exclusive use of Cove Suites guests only. A dedicated spa uses ila Spa products and has indoor and outdoor treatment rooms with an outdoor relaxation pool. Blue Waters offers a range of holistic wellbeing programmes, which encompass fitness regimes, use of the fitness centre, yoga and Pilates classes, stress and sleep management, healthy eating, and presentations on different aspects of their ethos and methods to achieve balance and to recuperate. Complimentary afternoon tea is included daily on the verdant terrace, with views of the sea below and in the distance.  In the evening, there are three restaurants to choose from, including the adults-only Bartleys as well as The Palm Restaurant and The Cove. It is possible to book Blue Waters on an all inclusive basis. Blue Waters offers a high-quality hotel environment, friendly and attentive service and is very good value.

    Location

    Antigua

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    15 minutes by car

    Closest airport

    Antigua

    Room types

    Blue Waters offers 114 rooms, suites, villas and penthouses with private patio or balcony,cable TV, wall safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan, hairdryer, telephone, fridge, bathrobes, tea/coffee making facilities. Superior Hillside and Deluxe Beachfront rooms have been newly renovated. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Superior Hillside Rooms - please note that these rooms have large showers and no baths.
    Deluxe Beachfront Room.
    Hillside Junior Suite with lounge.
    Beachfront Junior Suite with lounge.
    Cove Suite with lounge with lounge.
    Luxury Suite with lounge or One Bedroom Beachfront Villa.
    One, Two, Three-Bedroom Villa with separate lounge, dining room and kitchen.
    Turtle and Rock Cottage - one, two, three or four bedrooms with living room, dining room, kitchen, private patio and balcony.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Three swimming pools (one with a jacuzzi), 4 additional swimming pools for Cove Suites guests only. Private bay with two secluded beaches. Spa, Water sports, Fitness centre, Tennis, Beauty salon, Spa, Gift shop. 4 restaurants, 4 bars, Internet access, Laundry service, Room service at US$15 charge, Riding, fishing and boat trips on request. Water sports including windsurfing, kayaks, sailing, snorkelling. Live music and entertainment nightly. Kids club for ages 4-12 years and a creche for 14 months to 3 years (available at a supplement charge).

    Water sports

    Water sports including windsurfing, hobie cats, kayaks, sailing, snorkelling. Fishing and boat trips on request.

    Land sports

    Fitness centre, Tennis, Cycles

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The hotel is in a secluded bay surrounded by country/semi-residential area. Golf nearby. 10 minutes' drive to nearest shops, restaurants and bars.

    Sports nearby

    Children

    The hotel is very child-friendly with a wide range of accommodation to take families. Babysitting is available at a supplement. Please note that Superior Hillside Rooms, Hillside Junior Suites and 1 to 3 bedroom Hillside Villas only accommodate children over 2 years of age. There is a kids club for ages 4-12 and a creche for ages 14 months to 3 years (subject to a supplement charge).

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 3 nights applies year round in all categories. Minimum stay of 7 nights from 27 December to 1 January. Minimum stay of 10 nights for arrivals from 22 to 26 December.

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