3 pools (plus 4 for use of Cove Suites guests only and 3 additional ones for Villa guests), tennis court, fitness centre with new state-of-the-art equipment and an activities programme including cardio classes, yoga, aquacise and jogging, watersports, the Spa at Blue Waters*, sailing lessons*, cooking classes*, private dining*, regular entertainment, kids' club (4-12 years), crèche* (14 months-3 years), babysitting*, Wi-Fi

Restaurants & bars

Nestled in beautiful gardens overlooking the ocean, the elegant Palm Restaurant has an open front which offers an al fresco feel. Breakfast is served on the sunny terrace and lunch options include salads, sandwiches, burgers and local dishes such as Cajun-spiced mahi mahi. In the evening the restaurant is a lovely venue for sophisticated dinners. Perched dramatically on a clifftop, the renowned Cove Restaurant offers a romantic spot for dinner with breathtaking views over the ocean and is open four to five evenings per week. Enjoy Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist accompanied by fine wines. Bartley's has been reopened as a new pan-Asian Restaurant – head down here for dinner on selected nights of the week to enjoy favourites such as Indonesian and Indian curries and Chinese Dim Sum. All three of these restaurants now have new themed kids' menus.

Carolyn's beach bar and restaurant offers a casual alternative for lunch. Choose from a range of salads, flat breads and light bites such as grilled king prawns. There is also a tempting selection of creamy cocktails, smoothies and gelatos as well as beers and wines. The Caribbean-style Pelican Bar is a bright and airy venue for relaxing drinks during the day and cocktails at night as the infectious rhythm of a steel band creates a lively atmosphere. Enjoy al fresco drinks at the casual Beach Bar or take a break from swimming in the pool and head to Veronica’s to cool off with a refreshing drink or mingle with other guests and sample some inventive concoctions at the weekly manager’s cocktail party.

Daytime dress code
• Tops, wraps or shorts and footwear must be worn at all times
• When wearing wet swimwear, you are requested to use outdoor terraces for dining and cocktails
• In the interest of safety, children require footwear at all times.

Evening dress code
• Shorts (tailored) and collared shirts should be worn at The Cove, the Palm Restaurant and the Pelican Bar.

Spa & wellness

The Spa at Blue Waters has partnered with ila Spa, a celebrated brand which uses products from medicinal flowers to powerful gem stones. The Spa itself has both indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, and a wonderful oceanfront relaxation area with infinity pool for pre- and post-treatment relaxation. As well as luxurious scrubs, facials, massages and more, you can enjoy bespoke therapies including the signature ila Chakra Wellbeing treatment which involves a Marma massage, and the Gold Cellular Face Therapy aimed at skin rejuvenation with frankincense from Ethiopia.

Children's club

The Blue Waters Kids' Club and outdoor activity area is open Monday to Saturday for 4-12 year olds and offers a morning session from 8.30am-1.30pm and an afternoon session from 1.30-5pm.

The Blue Waters Crèche is open Monday-Saturday for little ones aged 14 months to three years and offers a morning session from 9.30am-12.30pm and an afternoon session from 13.30-4.30pm. Charges of US$40 per half day session and US$70 per full day session apply. Crèche places are limited therefore we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

For Children

What’s nearby? Antigua’s capital, St John’s, is just a 10-minute drive from the resort, where candy-coloured architecture shares space with traditional farmers’ markets and cafés serving local dishes like ducana. The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda is also well worth a visit, and charts island life over the years. Dickenson Bay is also a short taxi ride away.

Tried and tested Family dining is a breeze at Blue Waters. From early sitting times for little guests, to a pre-order system that lets families choose dishes ahead of time, it’s all geared up to make things as stress-free as possible.

The sleeping arrangements Rooms at Blue Waters are designed to feel like a homeaway- from-home with plenty of space for families. We recommend the Cove Suites, which sleep up to two adults and two children up to 11 years old. There are exclusive pools for Cove Suite guests. If you want the children to have a separate sleeping space, we love the Deluxe Beachfront Rooms which can be interconnecting and sleep up to two adults and three children. Luxury Suites sleep up to two adults and three children in the lounge area. The Cove Penthouse is a great choice for those with a bigger budget, with three bedrooms and an open-plan kitchen and living area. Villas are also available. Cots are available on request.

*Denotes local charge