Curtain Bluff Resort

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

Revamped for 2017, 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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Jan '20 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 1 Mar–31 Mar '20 when staying 5 nights or more, except in the Ground Floor Deluxe and Ground Floor Junior Suites.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable

  • Room Upgrade: Book by 31 Jan '20 to receive a complimentary room upgrade from a Deluxe Room to a Bluff Room for completed stays between 1 May–14 Aug '20, when staying a minimum of 5 nights.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

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, wake-boarding, hobie cats, and 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 Loudness ruined the tranquility

Jan 26, 2020 GigiMacMurray4 Princeton, New Jersey

Many nice things about our stay at Curtain Bluff. But the part that nagged us was the loudness of the staff. One morning we were awakened by the yelling of “Room Service” for the neighbor’s breakfast. We didn’t want to wake up then. It was like it was done on purpose. Surly staff amongst the elder men. I guess they forget that the guests are… Read more
Many nice things about our stay at Curtain Bluff. But the part that nagged us was the loudness of the staff. One morning we were awakened by the yelling of “Room Service” for the neighbor’s breakfast. We didn’t want to wake up then. It was like it was done on purpose. Surly staff amongst the elder men. I guess they forget that the guests are actually allowing them to make a living. Many return guests, but I can’t imagine going to the same resort for decades. The loud music that lasted every night from the Tamarind Restaurant, and wouldn’t stop until 10:30 pm. T The waiter noisily emptied out the ice from the salad bar behind our heads as we were eating lunch. At tea time, the 2 male waiters would talk very loudly to each other in their dialect, again, we wanted to relax and read, and not hear anything else. Limited choices for vegetarians, especially at tea time. It was very pricey to stay there, and we felt we were subsidizing all the drinkers, as we don’t drink alcohol, only water. We loved the younger waiters, especially Javid. Dinner was mostly just vegetables, it would be good to add some tofu or brown rice, instead of that unappetizing wild rice. Maybe a puff pastry filled with vegetables? The worst offense was on our last evening there, we were the first to arrive. The host sat us at the front corner table, right by the sand. The entire table was filled with sand flies,I guess since we weren’t regulars, maybe the host thought we wouldn’t notice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great stay at Curtain Bluff

Jan 23, 2020 chrishB7553BV Chicago, Illinois

It’s to find a place to start! The staff was amazingly friendly and attentive, there is staff everywhere. The food is amazing especially the dinners. The menu changes nightly. Lunch and breakfast also very good, offered some new item and same items, but everything was great. Beach service was good, probably my only complaint was the… Read more
It’s to find a place to start! The staff was amazingly friendly and attentive, there is staff everywhere. The food is amazing especially the dinners. The menu changes nightly. Lunch and breakfast also very good, offered some new item and same items, but everything was great. Beach service was good, probably my only complaint was the infrequency of drink service. The spa was also really nice with a very talented staff and really reasonable prices. We stayed on the bluff side and the rooms looked like they were just updated. They were very clean with amazing views. We really enjoyed our time at Curtain Bluff, I was sad to go. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating THE BEST!

Jan 14, 2020 crorbach San Diego, California

40 years of visits. Nothing beats this wonderland. I always gain friends forever visiting there. Total class and everyone there is for the same reason....fun and relaxation. No other place I’ve been to compares. Very unique and I never want to leave.i actually think it’s cheap/fair valued compared to everywhere I’ve vacationed. All inclusive is… Read more
40 years of visits. Nothing beats this wonderland. I always gain friends forever visiting there. Total class and everyone there is for the same reason....fun and relaxation. No other place I’ve been to compares. Very unique and I never want to leave.i actually think it’s cheap/fair valued compared to everywhere I’ve vacationed. All inclusive is the only way to go. I challenge anyone to find a better deal or more beautiful setting. The owners include you into their family the entire time. They truly love having you there. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Curtain Bluff is VERY Special

Jan 12, 2020 jjharmon NY

everything, yes everything was tip top splendid. The team at Curtain Bluff 'gets it' with regards to making ones stay perfect......have been here before and am amazed how it gets better each time we come back. Thank you for all the continual improvements and smiles !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Curtain Bluff never fails to deliver!!

Jan 11, 2020 SWD123456 London, United Kingdom

I was tempted not to write a review as I want to keep Curtain Bluff the world's best kept secret. In a word, wonderful! Service, beach, food, rooms, views and just the general ambience of Curtain Bluff are amazing. We will be back again and again and again....!!