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 guestrooms, 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.

  • Honeymoon offer: honeymooners receive a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, a romantic dinner in a gazebo and a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival).

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

  • 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

  • Booking bonus: book by 1 Nov '19 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 26 Oct–17 Dec '19 when staying in the Bluff Room or higher.

    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 18 Aug–27 Oct '19.

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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Jul 21, 2019 WestonHockeyMom Weston, Connecticut

We loved everything about our stay at Curtain Bluff. It is a beautiful property with the friendliest staff. They thought of everything so we didn't have to. I was there with 3 generations and we all enjoyed ourselves. Something for everyone: Two beaches, water sports, gym with a view of the water, yoga and pilates, amazing food, and everyone… Read more
We loved everything about our stay at Curtain Bluff. It is a beautiful property with the friendliest staff. They thought of everything so we didn't have to. I was there with 3 generations and we all enjoyed ourselves. Something for everyone: Two beaches, water sports, gym with a view of the water, yoga and pilates, amazing food, and everyone willing to bend over backward to help my mom with her walker - they even gave her a wheelchair when she needed one. The rooms are spacious and cool and the beds are very comfortable. A complimentary minibar with more drinks and snacks, although I never had room to indulge because the meals were not to be missed.. Plus afternoon tea and "light snacks" (roast beef sandwich!) before dinner for my teenage son. Live entertainment every night at dinner. Be sure to get the buffet at lunch. There is fresh fish bring grilled in front of you and so many interesting things to try, from soups, salads, local specialties and an amazing dessert selection. And did I mention how friendly everyone is? From the owner to the manager to everyone who kept the place sparkling, and everyone who kept us in towels and floats and cold washcloths at the beach. It was so decadent. We loved everything about it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible resort and experience! Surpassed all expectations

Jul 19, 2019 AllieGrant3

We visited Curtain Bluff in June 2019 and it was one of the best vacations we have ever had. They had every beach activity you could imagine - scuba diving, snorkeling, hobie cats, stand up paddleboarding, etc . The staff was incredible and was very patient when teaching my family how to hobie cat and when scuba diving. We also had massages at the… Read more
We visited Curtain Bluff in June 2019 and it was one of the best vacations we have ever had. They had every beach activity you could imagine - scuba diving, snorkeling, hobie cats, stand up paddleboarding, etc . The staff was incredible and was very patient when teaching my family how to hobie cat and when scuba diving. We also had massages at the spa. The view was unbeatable and my massage was one of the best I've ever had! We will definitely be back soon and I understand why people have been coming back every year for generations! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely fabulous!

Jul 18, 2019 lauromso New York City, New York

We needed a place for a family vacation, various interests , and most importantly, all different age groups. Curtain Bluff nailed it for everyone. The waterfront was perfect with loads to do that appealed to the 3 yr old, the 35 yr old wake boarder, and the 65 yr old waterskiing hopeful! Staff couldn’t be nicer and more helpful. Lunch was casual… Read more
We needed a place for a family vacation, various interests , and most importantly, all different age groups. Curtain Bluff nailed it for everyone. The waterfront was perfect with loads to do that appealed to the 3 yr old, the 35 yr old wake boarder, and the 65 yr old waterskiing hopeful! Staff couldn’t be nicer and more helpful. Lunch was casual and by the beach, which allowed us all to eat together. Food was good , and there were plenty of choices. Again, staff was helpful and attentive. Afternoons were spent on the less calm beach which offered the perfect amount of privacy and relaxation. Again, there was a beach attendant who got us anything we wanted! Towels , drinks , even hot coffee. I’m typically not a fan of all inclusive resorts. And I can’t say that I would go to any other all inclusive resort. Curtain bluff however, hits all the marks , and we will surely be returning . Thank you to all for a wonderful vacation! Read less
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Jul 16, 2019 EminGus8

Curtain Bluff is just great in so many ways. The food is delicious (best food we've had at any resort in 15 years of traveling). The rooms are great, with amazing ocean views and ocean noise that just puts you to sleep at night. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location and the two beaches are wonderful, and all of the activities… Read more
Curtain Bluff is just great in so many ways. The food is delicious (best food we've had at any resort in 15 years of traveling). The rooms are great, with amazing ocean views and ocean noise that just puts you to sleep at night. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location and the two beaches are wonderful, and all of the activities (including water skiing, tubing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, tennis, etc.) are included. We spent the entire day doing activities. I even took our 5 and 8 year old kids tubing, kayaking, snorkeling and paddle boarding. They also have an amazing kids club with daily activities all over the resort. The kids loved going there and gave us an opportunity to hang out as a couple. It really was the best vacation we've had in years. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We Found Paradise!!

Jul 9, 2019 MattShouse Greenville, South Carolina

Not really sure where to start with this review, but I can say without hesitation that Curtain Bluff Resort is a must-do if you are planning a trip to the Caribbean. The other reviews I have read are spot on in their description of everything about Curtain Bluff. Our oldest son recently graduated from high school and celebrated his18th birthday… Read more
Not really sure where to start with this review, but I can say without hesitation that Curtain Bluff Resort is a must-do if you are planning a trip to the Caribbean. The other reviews I have read are spot on in their description of everything about Curtain Bluff. Our oldest son recently graduated from high school and celebrated his18th birthday on July 4th and we decided on a family trip to celebrate both occasions. We had several resorts from which to choose, but are so lucky we ultimately decided on Curtain Bluff. From the time we landed and were greeted by the transportation contact, to the time we checked out, the entire team made our stay remarkable. Chelle, Rob, Andrea, Wendy, Carolyn, and their entire staff could not have been more friendly and everyone was sincere in their efforts to make our experience unforgettable. Throughout the day on the 4th, the staff made it a point to wish Matthew a Happy Birthday and the entire wait staff helped us celebrate at dinner that evening. Even Chelle helped Matthew with blowing out his candles and making a birthday wish!! There were several staff members that made an extra effort to create a phenomenal week for us, but rest assured that the entire staff is outstanding. Akeem, "Big" Javid, "Little" Javid, Kemoy, Danny, Neville, and George W. were all a huge part of making our meals sensational. Of course, the food was over the top and both restaurants provided wonderful settings. Junior, Wiz, Kenroy, and the crew at the watersports Read less