Antigua is a jewel of the West Indies, blessed by consistently good weather and a tropical landscape of 365 beaches and miles of countryside. Intimately sized, its capital of St John’s has many picturesque corners, including Soldiers Bay, where Blue Waters Antigua fans out across the shoreline. Giving you the best of both worlds, it’s close to many bars and restaurants, as well as the airport, less than half an hour away by taxi.
Home to a renowned Elemis spa, Blue Waters has treatments to write home about. The serene setting includes a pool overlooking the sea, and comforting areas for relaxing before and after your session. Pro-collagen quartz facials, luxurious manicures, massages and signature body therapies are all on the menu and can be combined for an afternoon – or week – of pure indulgence.
Just a few miles from the resort is an 18-hole course par excellence. PGA-rated Cedar Valley is renowned for its fine fairways and gorgeous greens, and by booking at the concierge desk guests receive reduced fees. Club rental, golf buggies and instructors can all be provided as required, and be sure to sink a drink or two in the club bar afterwards.
Fresh and inviting, the superior rooms overlook either verdant gardens or the endless Caribbean Sea. Private balconies or patios are perfect for stepping out onto in the morning, and you’ll rest easy on the king-size beds adorned with fine linens. Ultra-modern, they come with walk-in showers, flatscreen TVs and free wi-fi. Upgrate to a superb suite or villa – the Cove Suites in particular offer decadent interiors, a private pool and ultimate seclusion.
Staying healthy is easy here, with tennis courts, a high-tech gym and water sports centre with instructors all on hand to keep you active. Though if you prefer a more sedentary pace, book on a tour of the island by boat, perhaps for a lobster lunch cruise, or heading further out for some deep-sea fishing. A special 1.5km path around the hotel is great for a stroll among the wonderfully colourful exotic plants and palm trees.
Supper at Blue Waters is an experience not to be missed. Settle down under a star-lit sky at Cove Restaurant, which fuses Caribbean and French flavours in its delectable dishes. Perched on a clifftop, its jaw-dropping views are matched by the skill of its chefs. More fine wining and dining is on offer at Bartley’s with its elegant interiors, or at Palm Restaurant – an all-day affair that morphs at night into a refined alfresco locale.
P.O.Box 256Soldiers BaySt JohnsAntigua