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.

  • Free nights: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 6 for travel between 24 Oct-17 Nov '20 when booking a Bluff Room or higher, book by 1 Oct '20.

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

  • Booking bonus: book by 1 Aug '20 and save up to 20% off the accommodation cost for travel between 3 Apr-14 Aug '20 when staying 5 nights or more, in a Bluff Room or higher (excluding Ground Floor Junior Suites).

    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, 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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Traveller rating

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Jun 18, 2020 Markobie Manchester, United Kingdom

Stayed here before and it is excellent. Should have been here in April for a week but curtailed due to Covid-19. No quibble and prompt return of deposit. Great response from Rob and his team. We will be back as soon as we can.
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Apr 9, 2020 AmandaEdgar Woking, United Kingdom

My husband and I had a lovely 8 days at Curtain Bluff . I had previously stayed on my own last February for 6 days solo R & R and knew that my husband would love the property and it’s laid back but classy atmosphere ! We stayed in the Grace Bay Suite with a small plunge pool and outside lounge ! The suite was a great size with everything you… Read more
My husband and I had a lovely 8 days at Curtain Bluff . I had previously stayed on my own last February for 6 days solo R & R and knew that my husband would love the property and it’s laid back but classy atmosphere ! We stayed in the Grace Bay Suite with a small plunge pool and outside lounge ! The suite was a great size with everything you could want . An exceptional view from the roomy balcony , comfy sun beds and chairs . The view was stunning overlooking the Atlantic or bluff side . You had the sun from sunrise till around 4 o’clock . We always went back mid afternoon when the carribean beach became too hot for us . I understand the suite is due for some updating so will be even more comfortable and luxurious once it’s done ! All the facilities are top notch from the superb tennis courts , yoga area and the gym . My husband used the gym as he was training for the London marathon ( now moved !! ) and said it was small but well maintained . We didn’t use the Spa this time but I used it last year and would rate it very highly having been in Spas all over the world . The grounds and the 2 beaches are amazing both in different ways . The bluff side being much wilder and rougher but still beautiful and then the more sheltered main beach . A beautiful bay with great swimming , stoney to get in in places it has gentle seas and the most comprehensive non motorised and motorised ( no jet skis thankfully) water sports that I’ve seen anywhere manned by a friendly team . There are numerous sun beds for every type of sunbather, sun , shade and plenty of fixed umbrellas . There is a pool that looked very nice but doesn’t have a direct beach view . We’re early risers possibly because of the time difference the beach was at its best first thing , just an amazing place to watch the horizon and chill . We keep ourselves to ourselves as we’re so busy at home and value our time together . People were mostly couples of the older demographic at the time we were there but as we were leaving families were arriving for Spring break which wouldn’t be our time to travel . Without doubt with the exception of the Maldives which we visit a couple of times a year the staff and service were very , very good . We hardly came across anyone that had an attitude , they were always so friendly . The resort looks after there staff very well and I think that shows in the service you receive ! Food and drinks were good , a little “ old school “ for us but well presented and cooked . They also have an extensive wind list at an extra cost and George was always on hand to find us a nice bottle of something . I wanted to thank Wendy for all she did for us along with our travel agent Ana at Scott Dunn Private for arranging a special event for us . It was a beautiful afternoon/evening and was perfect no detail missed ! We shall always remember it . We left on the 7th of March just before Covid 19 was taking a hold and I wish all the staff the very best at this time ! We will hopefully return for another beautiful holiday sometime in the future !! Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 DavidG15368

This was my family's second visit to Curtain Bluff. After our trip last March we couldn't wait to return again. The resort is located on a beautiful bay in Antigua. The staff have worked there for so long and remember you like family when you return. We traveled with our 2 boys ages 12 and 14 who love everything about it. From all the… Read more
This was my family's second visit to Curtain Bluff. After our trip last March we couldn't wait to return again. The resort is located on a beautiful bay in Antigua. The staff have worked there for so long and remember you like family when you return. We traveled with our 2 boys ages 12 and 14 who love everything about it. From all the included activities, the wonderful food and welcoming atmosphere we couldn't ask for a more wonderful resort to visit. We thank the staff at the beach who took us boating all week and especially to James who taught my son how to sail. To Karl for the endless tubing and water skiing. We thank all the wonderful staff around the resort and at the restaurants for treating us so well. To the wonderful bands who also allowed my son to play the drums with them! We were there during a very uncertain time with the global pandemic and unfortunately had to cut our trip short to return home. Wendy was so incredibly gracious and helpful to us throughout our visit and so welcoming when we arrived. We can't wait to return again next year to this wonderful tropical home. It is truly a wonderful place to visit with your family. Read less
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Mar 14, 2020 jpassa2 Mount Desert Island, Maine

This was our eighth trip to Curtain Bluff over twenty seven years, our third in a row. This is a reasonably small resort and is very personal. The hotel is defined by its staff who will do anyting for you. They are genuinally nice people! The food is amazing for all three meals. The beaches are awsome as well. We saw multiple couples and… Read more
This was our eighth trip to Curtain Bluff over twenty seven years, our third in a row. This is a reasonably small resort and is very personal. The hotel is defined by its staff who will do anyting for you. They are genuinally nice people! The food is amazing for all three meals. The beaches are awsome as well. We saw multiple couples and families that were there last year at this time. There is a reason why there are so many repeaters. Come here and you will not be disappointed. We will be back.... Read less
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Mar 12, 2020 Tony_and_Chris Cirencester, United Kingdom

We visited Curtain Bluff as it had great reviews on Trip Advisor. What a gem! This is an amazingly flexible resort ideal for families, sporty types or a quiet fly n' flop. The personal service was exceptional as was the attention to detail in everything from the rooms to the beach loungers. Can't recommend it highly enough. It felt like visiting… Read more
We visited Curtain Bluff as it had great reviews on Trip Advisor. What a gem! This is an amazingly flexible resort ideal for families, sporty types or a quiet fly n' flop. The personal service was exceptional as was the attention to detail in everything from the rooms to the beach loungers. Can't recommend it highly enough. It felt like visiting old friends even though it was our first visit. Little wonder the returnees rate is very high. We definitely hope to visit again soon. Read less