Curtain Bluff Resort

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

Picture this. Curtain Bluff is sandwiched between two wow-worthy shores. One’s a hammock-strung, palm-peppered beach, washed by ocean surf and lined with many of its seaside-inspired guest rooms, with their sand and sky palette, seagrass furniture, and oversized seaview-framing windows. The other has calm bathing waters, complimentary water sports, and an offshore reef hosting the hotel’s free snorkelling adventures. That’s just the start of the complimentary treats here – with the premium All Inclusive promise covering everything from Champagne to scuba diving, gourmet dining to tennis, and crab-racing to mocktail-making classes at the kids’ club. (If you fancy a little splurge though, the ocean-side spa’s worth the treat for the views alone.) Curtain Bluff’s luxury is most evident as you tuck into five course feasts at Tamarind Tree, or dine by tiki torchlight just steps from the sand at The Sea Grape.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

With two beautiful beaches, this hotel sits on a peninsula between Surf Beach, a quiet stretch of golden sand with hammocks, and Bay Beach, with its calm waters for swimming and water sports, jetty for boat trips and activities, and sheltering Cades Reef, where you can take complimentary snorkelling trips. Within driving distance of Shirley Heights, St. John’s, and attractions like Zip-line Canopy Tour. Transfer time from airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

72 rooms and suites. All set along Surf Beach with sea views, floor-to-ceiling windows, a verandah or terrace overlooking the beach, air-conditioning, WiFi, pre-stocked mini-bar, oversized soaking tub and no TV's for pure escapism. Deluxe Rooms are 360 sq ft, and are in two storey buildings on Surf Beach. Each has 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Please note: Deluxe Rooms have shower only.

All Inclusive of: full breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Hors d'oeuvres. Bar drinks, house champagne and wine by the glass. Room service during dining room hours. All activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated.

Bluff Rooms are 816 sq ft, are on the bluff with sweeping views of Surf Beach, and have 10 ft high ceilings, 1 bedroom, and a large terrace. Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Bluff Rooms can connect to One Bedroom Bluff Suites for larger groups requiring 2 bedrooms.

Junior Suites are 861 sq ft, are in three storey buildings on Surf Beach, and have a sunken living room with seagrass furniture, and a sunken bath and open-walled shower. Each has 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

One Bedroom Bluff Suites are 1,759 sq ft, are higher up the bluff in a more secluded spot overlooking Surf Beach, are split-level, and have a large living room, a garden patio with hammock, a breakfast nook, a dining terrace (16 ft wide), and 1 en-suite bedroom with oceanfront patio. Each has 1 king-size or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Two Bedroom Bluff Suites are 2,756 sq ft, are higher up the bluff in a more secluded spot overlooking Surf Beach, are split-level, and have a large living room, a garden patio with hammock, a breakfast nook, a dining terrace (16 ft wide), and 2 bedrooms. Each has 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Terrace Suite is 891 sq ft, is in a private location at the very top of the bluff, and has a terrace (567 sq ft) with an infinity edge plunge pool and daybed, and views over the beach, Morris Bay, and the Caribbean Sea. It has 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Cliff Suite is 1,500 sq ft, is tucked into the hillside, and has a spacious living room, a large patio with infinity soaking pool with unobstructed views of Grace Bay beach, and a separate bedroom with a second terrace overlooking Surf Beach. It has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

One Bedroom Morris & Grace Bay Suites are 1,944 sq ft, are on the third floor of a villa on Surf Beach, and have a bedroom and living room, which lead out to a verandah with a private plunge pool and amazing views. Each has 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Two Bedroom Grace & Morris Bay Suites consist of a One Bedroom Morris & Grace Bay Suite and a Junior Suite, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Tamarind Tree (Continental and Antiguan breakfasts and five course evening menu, open for breakfast and dinner, with live music). The Sea Grape (Italian and Antiguan menu, open daily for buffet lunch and 4-5 times a week for dinner, with weekly beach barbecue with live steel drum band). Stone Mill terrace (afternoon tea). Sugar Mill bar (cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres). The Wine Cellar* (Sommelier-led tours*, Friday wine tastings*). Room service. Beach Concierge service (with cold drinks, coconuts, ice lollies, and other treats).

Caribbean cooking class*. Wine appreciation class*. Weekly cocktail party (at owner’s home, Bluff House). Weekly beach party. Live music every night.

Beachfront swimming pool (with two 75 ft lap lanes). Spa* (5,000 sq ft, with cliff-edge Jacuzzi, spa shop, and healthy Spa Bites menu). Fitness centre (water aerobics classes, yoga, and Pilates). Water sports centre (with windsurfing, paddle boarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, Hobie cats, kayaking, and with scuba diving for certified divers). Snorkelling equipment. Snorkelling trips to Cades Reef (twice daily). Beach chairs, hammocks, and sun floats. Championship tennis centre (4 hard courts, Pro Tennis shop, lessons*). Squash court (lessons*). Basketball (half court). Bocce. Shuffleboard.

Gift shop. Concierge service (deep sea fishing charters*). Complimentary WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: hotel is closed between 15 Aug–24 Oct '20.

Please note: Virgin Holidays has a restriction on under 16s in this hotel, but it is not an adults-only resort.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply marvelous time at Curtain Bluff

Jan 16, 2021 CastanPohr

Our extended family spent 6 nights at Curtain Bluff over the holidays and it was a dreamy experience all around. There was something for everyone, young kids, teenagers and adults...everyone had a blast. The resort is gorgeous and the staff were all so friendly and accommodating! There is really alot of attention to detail and very elegant… Read more
Our extended family spent 6 nights at Curtain Bluff over the holidays and it was a dreamy experience all around. There was something for everyone, young kids, teenagers and adults...everyone had a blast. The resort is gorgeous and the staff were all so friendly and accommodating! There is really alot of attention to detail and very elegant touches, such as the management's hand-written welcome greeting. The rooms are super nice with special attention to detail and extra perks, such as a bottle of local rum and ice replenished every day along with many other treats. The all-inclusive concept makes for a super relaxing time, no need to wait and sign a bill, back to the beach you go! The food in the restaurants and the bar all wonderful, with excellent service all around, our waiter Jeffrey was always friendly giving insights into the local dishes and making sure we always had enough banana bread in the morning, Glouster so knowledgeable about wines worldwide, Auslando made us terrific cocktails like the Jungle Bird, Jason and Carlos always ensured we had a nice seat and fulfilled our wishes. On the beach Kavier swung by often with popsicles and rum punsch and water to keep us hydrated. We had fallen in love with the local fruit the sugar apple, not always so easy to find, and after coming back from the local fruit stand empty handed one day, Akimba from the front gate brought me some himself a few days later which was very kind. It was an added bonus that all the water sports were included, as our 9 year old twins could not get enough of the tubing experience, thank you Junior, EZ, Reggie and Jennerd for taking them out so often and for the super snorkel trip we had, The kids also enjoyed the kids camp where Eileen had fun activities prepared and was flexible and fun even to the last minute, helping the boys make T-shirts on the morning of our departure. In the spa, friendly Babs does a nice manicure and Wayan and Shelly are terrific at massage. I also had fun in the aqua fitness with friendly Samantha keeping us moving back and forth in the pool. In sum, everyone at Curtain Bluffs contributed so nicely to make it a very special stay with nothing to be desired. Thank you and hope to see you again soon! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Curtain Bluff ...A Chance to Breathe

Jan 5, 2021 Departure33965669563

Well, it took a trip to CB to renew my spirits. Having been under kind of house arrest since March in the States, I had no idea what to expect. Well, it was beyond fabulous. Never have felt safer and was surrounded by every bit of the 5 star service, one expects and CB always delivers. Only wish I could stay until this pandemic is over. … Read more
Well, it took a trip to CB to renew my spirits. Having been under kind of house arrest since March in the States, I had no idea what to expect. Well, it was beyond fabulous. Never have felt safer and was surrounded by every bit of the 5 star service, one expects and CB always delivers. Only wish I could stay until this pandemic is over. Rooms , food, service all just perfection. From breakfast in the morning through the last drink in the bar, the CB staff was attuned to your every need and all happy to chat. For me, that service is what I look for. Beach, tennis, spa just perfect. The spa actually one of my favorites anywhere. Sitting there in the late afternoon renews ones soul. Totally felt safe on island too. Antigua has taken this seriously and it shows in their low numbers.Travel easy to get there and always felt safe. We all deserve a break...CB does that and more....do not miss it.... Read less
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Dec 21, 2020 K9526XNmarkn

We had the most amazing holiday. The staff made you feel at home and the service was excellent. We were originally booked in to Carlisle Bay but due to cancellation of flights we had to change to Curtain Bluff and glad we did. We met lovely people at the hotel and there was a band on every night and the music was good. We had two young children… Read more
We had the most amazing holiday. The staff made you feel at home and the service was excellent. We were originally booked in to Carlisle Bay but due to cancellation of flights we had to change to Curtain Bluff and glad we did. We met lovely people at the hotel and there was a band on every night and the music was good. We had two young children with us and they were looked after by Ainsley at the kids camp and she was exceptional! I have to specifically mention the food as for an all inclusive resort it was outstanding! With what is going on in the world at the moment we all need a holiday and we would highly recommend it here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Curtain Bluff Resort when you visit you become family.

Dec 19, 2020 dfen2n

They know your name the minute you arrive and go the extra mile to please. Please experience their wines and their wonderful wine cellar. In addition be sure to check out the Bluff House, its breathtaking!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating If you cannot Vacation do a Staycation

Dec 15, 2020 antillaisdu28 Antigua

Last weekend I decided to book a Birthday Staycation for one at Curtain Bluff Resort. When I arrived at the Resort, I was warmly greeted at the Security Gate by the Guard on duty. When I got to the porch, a Hostess was already waiting for me with the protocol procedure- sanitizer and thermometer, followed by a cold towel. A few minutes later,… Read more
Last weekend I decided to book a Birthday Staycation for one at Curtain Bluff Resort. When I arrived at the Resort, I was warmly greeted at the Security Gate by the Guard on duty. When I got to the porch, a Hostess was already waiting for me with the protocol procedure- sanitizer and thermometer, followed by a cold towel. A few minutes later, the Resort Manager arrived to greet me. She invited me to tour the Resort while helping me with my hand luggage. A Bellman was already waiting to disinfect my luggage which he did with a smile that reached his eyes. In his hand, he had a box filled with cleaning goodies nicely presented . I eventually reached Room 66, a Duplex Suite overlooking Montserrat on the bluff, with the best Ocean View ever. The waves provided the most beautiful and perfect music for my Birthday on December 11th. I was very impressed with the accommodation I would have for the next two days.There were so many details- Full Mini Bar stocked with rum, beer, juice, water, wine, snacks. A bottle of bubbly shyly welcomed me from the Ice Bucket. Mosquito bracelets,beach bags, a torch,sanitizer were the, "New Normal", amenities. On the first night, which was my Birthday, I had cocktails at the Bar. I had a delicious 5-course dinner served by very friendly staff while being serenaded by a band which played some lovely tunes . Breakfast in the morning was A La Carte and of course a Caribbean Breakfast was also available. The second night was even better than the first. I was invited to a lovely Cocktail Party at the Owner's Villa where I met some new people and some I already knew. The owner herself greeted me. She did an amazing job saying hello to all of her guests which is very rarely seen in the "New World". I felt extremely special. There are a few activities you can participate in if you wish- snorkeling, sailing, tennis , reading. I just enjoyed relaxing and doing absolutely nothing , There is also a Spa overlooking St Kitts where there is a full menu of treatments. On arrival, if you are suffering from jetlag there is a 19 minute Muscle Relaxing Massage free of charge in preparation for the Local Rum Punch at Dawn . Overall my whole experience was delightful and enjoyable. If you want space, freedom, fabulous food, wonderful staff and a disease-free environment , you will not be making a mistake by treating yourself to a vacation at Curtain Bluff Resort. Read less