Blue Waters sets out to be the place you think of when you visualise a Caribbean paradise, and very largely succeeds. Set among dazzling tropical gardens, alight with flame trees and bougainvillea, and alive with humming birds, it provides a warm island welcome with some delightfully sumptuous accommodation, notably the super-luxurious Cove Suites, perched on a cliff top with fabulous views and private infinity pools. There are a variety of other rooms and junior suites as well, including opulent 3-bedroom Penthouse Suites, plus five villas with up to four bedrooms — all ultra-modern, but built in Colonial style.
All the restaurants at Blue Waters are relaxed and welcoming in true Caribbean fashion. There is the Palm Restaurant, by the sea and framed with lavish gardens and foliage, the Cove Restaurant with sensational cliff-top views — this is the restaurant that has the inspired idea of illuminated menus, so you can read them even in romantic candlelight — or there’s sophisticated Mediterranean dining at Bartley’s. The Pelican Bar, named for the pelicans that swoop around it throughout the day, is the place to go for lively entertainment, with impromptu gatherings and live local music. The resort likes to make you feel special for your wedding too — there is a beautiful romantic gazebo, and you are promised that your wedding will be the only one on the day.