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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Apr 14, 2021 Becky P Houghton Lake, Michigan

There is something to be said when the Owner of over 60 years lives onsite and is present throughout your stay! We can't say enough about the outstanding hospitality! From the moment that we walked in the Customer Service was outstanding! Everyone that we were in contact with were friendly and always willing to accommodate our requests. The… Read more
There is something to be said when the Owner of over 60 years lives onsite and is present throughout your stay! We can't say enough about the outstanding hospitality! From the moment that we walked in the Customer Service was outstanding! Everyone that we were in contact with were friendly and always willing to accommodate our requests. The onsite amenities were great (I think we had the opportunity to use/try all of them). It was also nice how the resort assisted in communicating and organizing our excursions away from the property. Read less
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Apr 11, 2021 1954ScottS

Excellent vacation resort. Worth the price. Great food, great service. Plenty of beach activities. All of the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Stayed in the Bluff Suite and the room was outstanding. Bit of a walk up the bluff, but the view from the room and balcony was awesome.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vibe; service spectacular

Apr 10, 2021 JJK13 New York City, New York

The resort is impeccably maintained and the service the best I’ve experienced the Caribbean. It felt like you were part of a community or welcomed into Shelly’s (the owner) home. Resort is small and everything is accessible. First class all the way around.
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Apr 10, 2021 L2529QYjenniferb Somers, New York

Curtain Bluff is a magical place! We were so impressed with the friendliness and efficiency of the staff from the moment we arrived until we left. We were nervous about traveling during covid but they even managed to make that easier by having employees at the airport guide us through customs & actually bring you to the front of the line! We were… Read more
Curtain Bluff is a magical place! We were so impressed with the friendliness and efficiency of the staff from the moment we arrived until we left. We were nervous about traveling during covid but they even managed to make that easier by having employees at the airport guide us through customs & actually bring you to the front of the line! We were greeted by Morris, who drove us to try resort and kept us laughing the whole way. Pulling up to Curtain Bluff we could already tell we were going to have an amazing week. The resort is immaculate with a timeless elegance. Upon check in we were given delicious rum punches and felt right at home, thanks to Wendy! Our jaws dropped when we saw the gorgeous waterfront balcony that our room looked out to. We were also blown away by the food, we were so impressed with every meal! Not only was the food amazing, but the people making it happen were so genuine and caring about making sure we had everything we could possibly want! We also loved that the water sports were included. We were able to paddle board, snorkel, water ski, kayak and do scuba as many times is we wanted. Finally, we indulged ourselves with an afternoon in the spa and were so happy that we did. The massage was great and the lounge afterwards felt like we were in heaven. Thank you Curtain Bluff for having us and giving us one of the most memorable & magical weeks of our lives! We are already planning our next trip back! Read less
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Apr 3, 2021 CARM8888

We just returned home from another stay at Curtain Bluff. This has become one of our favorite beach vacation resorts. The entire staff and management go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect. Great beach, water sports, tennis, spa and dining. Couldn’t recommend Curtain Bluff more, and can’t wait to return.