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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May 22, 2019 Lyn B London

We spent a week at Curtain Bluff and were upgraded into a suite which was a lovely surprise The food is wonderful and breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner is included so do not come here to diet, it would be a waste!
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May 20, 2019 Katie F Washington DC, District of Columbia

We have been to several luxury resorts in the Caribbean and have enjoyed each one for the qualities that make the place unique. Curtain Bluff Resort has many great qualities, but the attribute that stands out the most and, indeed, is necessary for all of the others to shine, is the outstanding staff and service. From the moment we arrived at the… Read more
We have been to several luxury resorts in the Caribbean and have enjoyed each one for the qualities that make the place unique. Curtain Bluff Resort has many great qualities, but the attribute that stands out the most and, indeed, is necessary for all of the others to shine, is the outstanding staff and service. From the moment we arrived at the airport (and was taken through customs quickly) to the moment we left, every staff member we encountered went above and beyond our expectations to make us feel at home and see to it that our vacation was perfect. We like to make friends when we travel and it was easy here -- Philip at the front desk always had a smile and made time to chat with us; Lundy in the Tamarind Restaurant told me how to make guava jelly (it's superb here) and fed the sugar birds for us one morning so we could get photos; Bob, the elderly local man who drove us to the airport, was a delight, telling us about his own adventures. I wish I could have thanked each person individually because they are that great. It was special to meet Chelle Hulford, the owner of the resort, and see her amazing home on the property, and Rob Sherman, the Managing Director, arranged a wine tasting (CB has the best wine cellar in the Caribbean) for my husband that was the hit of the week for him. The resort is beautiful with rooms strung along the peninsula's Atlantic beach where it's wonderful to go to sleep with the sound of breaking waves, and a five-minute walk to the Caribbean beach with a calm, peaceful sea. For those who love watersports there is waterskiing, Hobie Cats, paddle-boats, windsurfing, kayaks, snorkeling equipment and trips daily to the reef (all included). Also, tennis, basketball, pickle ball, squash, a good fitness center, and gorgeous spa. There is music every night with a different band -- soft, lovely music for dinner and livelier tunes for dancing afterwards. The food is tasty and plentiful with many choices -- you can have the breakfast and lunch buffets or order from the menu or BOTH. Dinner offers a great variety, different chef specials every night, and yummy desserts. Add to this a high tea with a selection of treats and drinks from the bar any time. In addition to spectacular views of the sea, the property itself is beautiful. I especially enjoyed my early morning walks around the loop from the Atlantic beach to the Old Road beside the Caribbean shore and back. Every day I discovered a new or different bloom -- hibiscus, many species of palm, bougainvillea, plumbago -- and enjoyed the bird song. Sunsets are mesmerizing. And there are conveniently-placed benches along the way to stop and rest or take photos. The little things -- very nice wooden palapas for perfect shade when you want to be out of the sun, ice pops and cold water and chilled washcloths, drinks from the bar. This is one place that has thought of everything. In my opinion, for a luxury resort, Curtain Bluff has the best staff, service, and the best deal in the Caribbean. Read less
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May 18, 2019 nicoletteb2015 Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Absolutely perfect 12 days at this fabulous resort. Understated luxury, a real family feel and you just slip into the relaxed vibe where nothing is overlooked. Stayed in a ground floor Junior Suite so it was just a few steps onto the gorgeous sand, a hop onto the lounger and Michael appears with towels and your choice of cold drinks. Food in the… Read more
Absolutely perfect 12 days at this fabulous resort. Understated luxury, a real family feel and you just slip into the relaxed vibe where nothing is overlooked. Stayed in a ground floor Junior Suite so it was just a few steps onto the gorgeous sand, a hop onto the lounger and Michael appears with towels and your choice of cold drinks. Food in the restaurants was excellent, all the facilities are ace, loved the spa! Staff were attentive and good fun.....ahhhhh take me back soon 💕 Read less
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May 13, 2019 jonmagic Vestal, ny

This was our fourth trip to Curtain Bluff and it was every bit as lovely as the first three. For us, this is the place to go and savor doing nothing. This is a resort you can go to and be very busy, but it is also a place to relax and recover from the world. The staff from senior management down to housekeepers could not be nicer and more… Read more
This was our fourth trip to Curtain Bluff and it was every bit as lovely as the first three. For us, this is the place to go and savor doing nothing. This is a resort you can go to and be very busy, but it is also a place to relax and recover from the world. The staff from senior management down to housekeepers could not be nicer and more attentive. The beech is lovely and the food is as good as any we've had at a resort. There is entertainment in the evening. We've already made our reservation for next year. What more can I say? Read less
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May 7, 2019 cfewlass

Wonderful staff, delicious food, spectacular scenery, live music nightly and tons to do (or not do if you just want to relax). All-inclusive made the experience so enjoyable for food, drink and water sports. Highly recommend and will definitely be going back!