On the North Coast of Antigua, four miles from the island’s capital (St. John’s), Blue Waters is located in Soldiers Bay set apart from other hotels and developments, just a short 10 minute transfer from the airport and 15 minutes from all the amenities of the capital city St Johns.Board options at Blue Waters are either bed and breakfast or an all inclusive option.
The hotel encloses itself around its 2 beaches, giving guests the feeling of being in their own private hideaway. The attention to detail that has gone into Blue Waters’ design, giving it its unique character, offers many features and private areas for guests to relax in. The warmth and personal welcome of a family owned and operated property. The relaxed and informal atmosphere with a limited dress code allows guests to enjoy the informal charm whilst lounging in elegant surroundings. Various room categories cater for a variety of different guests, from Superior and Deluxe Rooms to Luxury Suites with lounge areas and extensive balconies, or villas with kitchen, dining room and living area.
- Dark wood furniture, contemporary/classic in design with cooling white and beige fabrics
- A stocked mini bar for those guests on all-inclusive
- A private patio or balcony
- Guest amenities
- Ceiling fan
- Hair dryer
- King-size bed with a small number of twins available for those who request them
- Chaise lounges, tables and chairs
- Iron and ironing board
- Beach towels
- Bath robes
- Cable TV
- Interconnecting doors are included in some Deluxe Rooms
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Air conditioning
- Clock radio
- Wall safe
SUPERIOR HILLSIDE ROOM
Bedroom/bathroom/private patio or balcony. Superior rooms have a garden or sea view, situated above and behind the Beachfront rooms and villas. All have one king-size or two twin beds. Max occupancy, 2 adults or 2 adults plus one child (up to 11 years).
DELUXE BEACHFRONT ROOM
Bedroom/bathroom/private patio or balcony. Deluxe rooms are all just yards from the beach, beautifully appointed with an unobstructed view of the Caribbean Sea. All have one king-size or twin beds, some interconnect to an adjoining Deluxe room. Max occupancy, 2 adults or 2 adults plus one child (up to 11 years)
HILLSIDE JUNIOR SUITE
Spacious suites on the ground floor, featuring a lounge area adjoining the bedroom. Three steps lead from the lounge area into the bedroom area, which has a king-size bed, bathroom and a private patio. Bathrooms feature a walk-in shower and bath. The lounge area can be converted into a further sleeping area with a double bed pull out couch which can be made up on request or rollaway bed provided on request. An interconnecting door maybe unlocked to allow use of the adjoining Superior Hillside room. Suites have a garden or sea view and are situated above the Beachfront rooms and Villas. Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years).
BEACHFRONT JUNIOR SUITES
These large suites are all on the ground floor with an open plan lounge area. Three steps lead from the lounge area into the bedroom area, which features a king-size bed, bathroom and a private patio. The lounge can be converted into a further sleeping area with a queen-size bed or rollaway bed provided on request. An interconnecting door may be unlocked to allow use of the adjoining Deluxe Beachfront room. Beachfront Junior Suites are just yards from the beach with unobstructed sea views. Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years).
Bedroom/bathroom/lounge/private balcony with Jacuzzi bath. Two magnificent second floor suites just yards from the beach. Beautiful sunset views from a spacious balcony outside the bedroom and lounge. Maximum occupancy, 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years). Bedroom has a king-size bed with a lounge large enough to accommodate a queen-size or rollaway bed, provided on request.
THE COVE SUITES
Bedroom/bathroom/lounge/private patio/balcony. These large suites are all on the ground or first floor with an open plan lounge area. The bedroom area features a king-size bed & en-suite bathroom with free standing bath and a private balcony/patio. The lounge area can be converted into a further sleeping area with a queen-size or rollaway bed provided on request. With unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea and a short walk to the beach The Cove Suites have exclusive access to 4 infinity edge swimming pools. Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years)
THE COVE PENTHOUSES
2 x Master bedrooms with en suite bathroom, 3rd bedroom with shower facilities, living room/dining room, kitchen and an extensive private terrace. These magnificent penthouses are perfect for families or those desiring the ultimate in luxury with 220degree breathtaking views from their elevated positions. The Cove Suites have exclusive access to 4 infinity edge swimming pools. Maximum occupancy 7 adults or 6 adults and 4 children (up to 11years)
1-3 BEDROOM HILLSIDE VILLA
bedroom/bathroom/living room/dining room/kitchen/private patio and balcony. Maximum occupancy for 1 bedroom villa: Master bedroom has one king-size bed with the option of two rollaway beds in the living room for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years). Can be connected to Superior Hillside rooms.
2 bedroom villa- each with bathroom and private patio or balcony. All bedrooms in the villas have their own entrance and exit, but if required, can interconnect to the living room.
Maximum occupancy for 2 bedroom villa: As above plus a second bedroom with twin beds and a rollaway bed on request for a total of 5 adults or 4 adults and 3 children (up to 11 years)
Maximum occupancy for 3 bedroom villa: As above plus a third bedroom with a king size bed and a rollaway bed on request for a total of 7 adults or 6 adults and 4 children (up to 11 years)
LUXURY BEACHFRONT VILLAS
Each villa in Pelican House consists of a large living area plus master bedroom based on one bedroom villa and includes master bedroom/bathroom/living room/dining room/kitchen/private patio and balcony. Each villa then interconnects with up to 2 Premium Beachfront Rooms as desired.
Turtle House consists of one magnificently expansive living area plus master bedroom based on one bedroom villa and includes master bedroom/bathroom/living room/dining room/kitchen/private patio and balcony. Turtle House then interconnects with 1 x Beachfront Junior Suite and 2 x Premium Beachfront Rooms as desired.
Electricity- Due to the erratic supply, there may be temporary interruptions in electricity. Blue Waters Hotel is equipped with generators capable of supplying the hotel with emergency power in the event of an interruption.Voltage. All their rooms except the Cove Suites are provided with a least one 220 volt and several 110 volt outlets, the Cove Suites only have the 110 volt outlets. The electrical frequency is 60 Hertz, whereas in the UK and Europe it is normally 50 Hertz.
Accessibility Rooms - Some of the ground floor Deluxe Beachfront Rooms are entered at the front via sliding patio doors and are suitable for wheelchair access. However, the bathrooms in these rooms have not been altered and the shower is situated over the bathtub. There is a ramp from the gardens allowing access to Pelican Bar and Palm Restaurant and reception can be accessed from the gardens via a couple of steps. Bartleys à la carte restaurant is situated on the first floor with a climb of 10 steps (no lift). There are a few steps around the hotel grounds and down to the pool area, the beach and the 3rd pool (adults only) .
Palm Restaurant | Full breakfast buffet; Continental breakfast; Lunch and dinner. Plus afternoon tea &cakes served late afternoon
Bartleys Restaurant | Air conditioned, à la carte (adults only). Opens selected evenings.
The Cove Restaurant | Open selected evenings or for private events, open air, à la carte
Cove Pool Bar | Adjacent to the main pool and beach
Beach Bar | Adjacent to the beachfront pool
Palm Terrace | Light snack menu. Afternoon Tea
Pelican Bar | Adjacent to the dance floor
A free mini-bar is provided in all rooms for guests on fully inclusive packages
Palm Restaurant: During the day we would request that guests wear tops, wraps or shorts and footwear at all times. The terrace outside the restaurant is available for those wishing to be more casual or with wet swimwear. For dinner, smart casual evening attire, tailored shorts are permitted
Smart, elegant evening attire - (shorts, jeans, trainers, or T shirts are not permitted)
Lobby and Public Areas: During the day beachwear with wraps or shorts, tops and footwear is acceptable. In the evening, casual wear is recommended.
- Daily introductory group lesson in sailing and snorkeling, (private lessons incur extra charge)
- Pedal boats
- Snorkelling equipment
- Hobie Cats
There are no motorised water-sports such as waterskiing or jet skis. These may be arranged upon request.
There is no dedicated kids club or young children’s play area at Blue Waters. Dependant on number of children in resort, (minimum 3 children) available Monday to Friday 10.00am – 12.00pm for ages 3 to 12 years. All activities are supervised. Children’s babysitters are available at extra charge. Schedule will be based on the children’s ages and the willingness to do certain activities. Possible activities include;
- Turtle Kayaking and Beach Combing
- Hobie Cat Sailing
- Treasure Hunt
- Garden Walk
- Story Time
- Sandcastle Building and Beach Fun
- Beach Olympics
- Mocktail Class
- Line Fishing
- Kite Flying
- Junior Tennis Challenge
- Finger Painting
- T-Shirt Design
- Junior Yoga
- Kids Calypso Dancing
- Outdoor Sports
- Indoor Games
- Arts and Craft
Open from 7.00am – 9.00pm. Offering a variety of PlayStation games, board games, pool and table tennis.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND SERVICES
- Seven fresh water pools – one reserved for adults only, 4 pools for Cove Suites use only.
- Fitness Centre with trainer available 5 mornings per week
- Complimentary Non-motorised water sports
- Early morning stretch-exercise class*
- Nightly musical entertainment*
- Rental Cars and Taxis*
- Laundry Service*
- Morning workout with coaching in the gym, power walks, yoga and exercises
- Welcome Cocktail and Manager’s weekly Cocktail Party
- Taxi shuttle into St Johns (min 4 people)*
- Weekly Manager’s Cocktail Party*
- Windsurfing/Sailing Lessons*
- Baby Sitting Service*
- Beach cricket*
- Caribbean BBQ Buffet and International Buffet (once per week each)*
- Live local music and entertainment most nights
- One flood-lit, all-weather tennis court
- Various cookery demonstrations*
- Island Tour (min 4 people)*
- Children’s Activities
- Gift Shop*
*Additional Charges will apply
Foreign currency and travelers cheques may be exchanged at the Front Desk. The Hotel accepts the following cards: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Discover. Please be advised that all transactions are in US dollars. For guests wishing to pay with cash or travelers cheques, a deposit will be collected on arrival in order to establish credit privileges.
Antigua has a number of independent dive operators and several hotels and resorts have dive centres. Antigua also has some barrier reefs and offshore ledges, while there are shipwrecks off both islands, notably Barbuda. Most diving is off Antigua. Popular sites include Cade’s Reef, a barrier reef off the southwest tip, now part of a marine park, and Sunken Rock off the south coast with ledges, steep drop-offs and gullies. Reef dives, mainly in relatively shallow water off Antigua’s west coast. The south coast offers deeper dives for more experienced divers, with depths exceeding 100 feet in places, and large rock formations, valleys, ledges and drop-offs providing an opportunity to see larger fish. Barbuda’s many shipwrecks and reefs are relatively little dived. Diverse and colourful reefs with sea fans and other gorgonians, hard corals, sponges and many fish, and various rock formations off southern Antigua. Shallow reefs provide an excellent habitat for small reef fish. Other sea life often seen around the reefs includes parrotfish, angelfish, groupers, lobsters and moray eels while offshore reefs and deeper dives offer larger species including blacktip reef sharks, turtles, stingrays, barracuda and nurse sharks.
BEAUTY SALON & SPA
Enjoy ultimate peace and tranquility in the Tropics. Heighten the bliss of your vacation by luxuriating in the tender, pampering care of their qualified team.
- Musclease aroma Spa Ocean Wrap and Massage
- Beauty Treatments at Blue Waters
- Deep Tissue at Blue Waters
- Tri-enzyme Brightening
- Togetherness Massage
- Pro-collagen Quartz
- For the Groom
- Just for Feet
- Body Sculpting Cellulite and Colon Therapy
- Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Glow
- Elemis Signature Massage
- Healing Stone Therapy
- Skin IQ (Men’s Facial)
- Deluxe Manicure
- Elemis Facials
- Exotic Coconut Rub and Milk Wrap
- Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap
- Swedish at Blue Waters
- Mother-to-Be Massage
- Modern Skin Booster
- Hair Therapies
- For the Bride
FITNESS ROOM – 24 HOUR
The hotel offers a fitness facility with cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. (Fitness instruction is available on request on a charge basis.) Children under twelve years old are not allowed to use the gym. Gym wear should be worn at all times including close-toed training shoes. Fitness Equipment includes:
- Weighing Scale
- Nautilus Personal Circuit (Upper Body Workout Machine)
- Nautilus Personal Circuit (Legs)
- Star Trac 3900 Series Treadmill
- Star Trac UB 4100 Series Stairmaster
- Star Trac UB 4300 Series Exercise Bike
GOLF AT CEDAR VALLEY GOLF CLUB
Enjoy the challenge of playing Antigua’s only 18-hole PGA rated par 69 Golf Course just ten minutes by car from the hotel. Rounds, lessons, club rental and golf cart hire can be arranged. A Pro Shop and a Snack Shop and Bar on site. CVGC is located 3 miles from St. John’s. Extra Charges apply and does not form part of the overall package from the hotel.
Few places in the world exude romance like the Caribbean and Blue Waters stands out amongst peaceful, silver beaches, azure seas, lush gardens and beautiful sunsets; the perfect setting for the perfect wedding. Marriage ceremonies take place in the cliff-top gazebo, offering a private and romantic location for the happy couple’s vows.
On the day, the couple will enjoy a two-tier wedding cake and a bottle of House Champagne. The morning after the wedding, the couple is served a breakfast on their patio or balcony with Chilled Sparkling wine. Blue Waters offers a wide range of Wedding extras, including professional photography, an edited video of the ceremony, beauty salon treatment and, for the ultimate touch of romance, the opportunity to sail off into the sunset on a catamaran cruise. Those on honeymoon or wishing to renew their wedding vows are also catered for, and couples renewing their vows enjoy access to all the optional extras of the Blue Waters wedding.
- Complimentary upgrade, subject to availability
- Breakfast served on your private patio or balcony with chilled Perrier Jouet Champagne on first day married.
- All registration, legal or married office fees including any transfers needed
- Bouquet for the Bride and Button hole for the Groom
- Decorated Cliff Top Gazebo for Wedding Ceremony
- One Tier Wedding Cake and 2nd bottle of Sparkling Wine
RENEWAL OF WEDDING VOWS
- Complimentary upgrade, subject to availability
- Breakfast served on your Patio or Balcony with chilled Sparkling Wine on the morning after wedding ceremony.
- Marriage Officers fees
- Bouquet for the Bride and boutonnière for the Groom
- Decorated Cliff Top Gazebo for Wedding Ceremony
- One Wedding Cake and a 2nd bottle of chilled Sparking Wine
- Complimentary upgrade, subject to availability
- Breakfast served on your Private Patio or Balcony with chilled Sparkling Wine on the first morning with us
Stay 10 nights or more at the hotel and your wedding is free of charge
On arrival at the hotel you will be presented with a welcome letter indicating a date and time for your first meeting with the wedding co-ordinator. Once this has been arranged you can sit back and relax whilst we make all the necessary arrangements.
The Groom is expected to be at the wedding location approximately 15 minutes before the ceremony is due to start, along with all other guests. The ceremony normally takes approximately 15 minutes (with photographs being taken throughout) and then photographs taken after the ceremony. Then it is time to sign the marriage certificate, champagne toast and cutting of the cake, again photographs are taken throughout, followed by the couple being photographed on the beach.
Bartleys a la carte restaurant will cater for small parties of not more than 10 guests with larger parties catered for in Palm al fresco restaurant to the sounds of the hotels live music entertainment, followed by dancing under the starlit sky. For larger wedding groups, a more informal reception can be arranged such as drinks and canapés poolside or a private poolside barbecue. For something extra special The Cove Restaurant can cater for private parties of up to 14 guests, or can be hired for a private function for up to 50 guests.
- Steel Band per hour
- Photography – Various package options are available
- Edited DVD – Wedding walk, Ceremony, Signature etc. Approx. 45mins.
- Private Sunset Catamaran Cruise, following the ceremony
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR WEDDING CEREMONY AT BLUE WATERS
The ceremony will be conducted by a marriage officer and is legally recognized. Ceremonies can be performed after one full working day, subject to availability between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday through Friday, not on public holidays. A Catholic wedding must take place in a church. Marrying in a Commonwealth Country means however that the only record of the wedding outside of Antigua is the marriage certificated which is completed and given to the couple on their wedding day.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS & ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOTEL
- A valid Passport (please note other passport holders require translation)
- Proof of Status i.e. If one of the parties is divorced, the proof of Decree Absolute is required, either the original or a notarized copy sealed by the clerk of the court.
- In the case of a widow/widower, the death certificate of the previous spouse is required.
- If change of name by deed poll or adoption, then proof is required.
- If under the age of 18 the consent of one or both parents or guardian is required in the form of an affidavit stamped by the notary public.
- For church weddings most ministers require proof of membership.
- The marriage must be solemnized by a marriage officer, (usually the registrar for special license), who is entitled to payment of reasonable traveling expenses.
It is essential that original documents are taken to the hotel and anything not in English must be translated into an English document, which is to be signed and stamped by a solicitor stating that they are true translation of the original. Please note that all wedding groups of 5 rooms or more and those with guests attending from other hotels are strictly “on request” basis only.