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Curtain Bluff, Antigua

  • Ideal for Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Especially Romantic
  • Allows Children
  • Luxury resort
  • Gourmet food
  • Pool
  • Diving / Watersports
  • Spa
  • Kid's Club
Curtain Bluff in Antigua is a privately owned, all-inclusive hotel which combines luxury service and relaxation all in one. Set on a rocky promontory between an Atlantic beach and a Caribbean one, Curtain Bluff can fulfill all your Caribbean expectations. The property is also perfect for families thanks to the range of accommodation, facilities and activities.
 
The resort underwent a variety of renovations during the 2016 annual closure period, including the upgrade of signature suites and the creation of new buildings for water sports and Ceebee kids camp. The resort has launched a beach concierge service which allow guests to place food and beverage orders from the comfort of their lounger. There will be further developments during the 2017 closure period. 
 
The hotel's 72 rooms and suites all overlook the gentle surf on the Atlantic beach, ensuring guests never feel far away from ocean views at any point. All of the elegant accommodation options have French doors leading out onto a private balcony or terrace, with the most luxurious suites offering private Jacuzzis and infinity pools.
 
The Caribbean beach is an idyllic white sand beach which is perfect for swimming and is the focus of daytime activities. There are varied complimentary activities available for water lovers, including kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, scuba diving, Hobie Cat sailing and snorkeling. Water aerobics is held in the swimming pool, while there is also an incredible range of activities offered on dry land. The hotel's tennis centre offers lessons with experienced coaches and there is also a half-basketball court, squash court, fully equipped fitness centre, putting green and shuffleboard courts.
The spa is a tranquil facility where guests can indulge in treatments, take part in yoga and pilates lessons, sip herbal teas brewed with herbs grown in the spa garden and enjoy light and healthy snacks. 
 
CeeBee is the superb children’s club, overseen by Ainsley – a British ex-teacher and nanny.  Children can spend their days fishing off the dock, making ice cream with the chefs and designing their own t-shirts. The club is open daily from 9.30am - 12pm then reopens from 2pm - 4pm, giving families the opportunity to have lunch together then spend time together in the evening and swap stories. Curtain Bluff includes access to the children's club within their rates, making it extremely good value. 
 
Dining at Curtain Bluff is continuously evolving under the watchful eye of head Chef Christophe Blatz who focuses on fresh, local produce presented with an elegant flair. Guests are able to enjoy breakfast and dinner served at either the Tamarind Tree Restaurant or at The Sea Grape, while lunch is served only at The Sea Grape. Afternoon tea is served on the Sugar Mill terrace and evening canapes and drinks are served at cocktail hour. 
The resort is home to one of the Caribbean’s finest wine cellars which holds over 400 wines selected by head Sommelier, George Williams. For a special experience, guests can arrange a wine tasting session or perhaps a private cooking lesson.  
 
Curtain Bluff is a perfect destination for celebrations with a chance to have an ‘all resort buyout’ if you require 50 rooms or more, making it a popular choice for weddings.

Curtain Bluff will be closed between 6 May and 27 October 2017 for extensive refurbishments.


Our Opinion

Curtain Bluff is a truly beautiful Antigua hotel, and will tempt you to book your holiday in a flash. For those looking for the best of both worlds, you have a beach both on the Atlantic and the Caribbean side. To complement this, you can also choose whether your room be on the bluff or the beach side of the resort. As a high end All-Inclusive property, you will want for nothing here. There is a choice of restaurants ranging from Italian, French, Caribbean, and beach grill style cuisines, all of which I have to say tempted my taste buds.
 
The lobster salad at the beach Sea Grape restaurant is especially delicious! I also love the underground wine cellar where you can indulge in the weekly wine tasting. I was amazed to find out there are over 20,000 different bottles of wine on offer here. If this is not enough, you also have a new Martini bar which will be ready in time for high season.
 
My favourite thing about Curtain Bluff, besides the elegance and sophistication it oozes, is the friendly feeling of the resort, together with the huge range of sporting activities on offer. If you are a tennis player, or simply aspiring to be one, the tennis weeks spread out over the year will be enough to lure you here. For those who simply want to relax and be pampered, you will struggle to find a more beautiful spa. If you are looking to really treat yourself and book into sheer luxury, what are you waiting for?
 
- Julia
 
 
To find out more about Curtain Bluff and other resorts, read Julia's Antigua Trip Diary.

Fact File

Children: Children are extremely well catered for at Curtain Bluff and their children’s club is a Tropic Breeze favourite. Children can enjoy the CeeBee children’s club between 9 am -12.30 pm and 2 - 4pm and can spend their days learning to make ice cream with the chefs, t-shirt decorating, treasure hunts, fishing on the dock and kites crafting.  CeeBee is run by Ainsley Smith, who was previously a school teacher and nanny in the UK.  CeeBee is included within the rates so there is no additional charge. 
 
In addition to the children’s club, children can also enjoy a range of activities and adventures with their parents such as tennis or sailing lessons; snorkeling or kayaking. Babysitting can be arranged locally for a charge. Young guests are asked to dine at 6pm on the terrace of the Tamarind Restaurant. 
 
Airport: Approximately 35 minutes by car.
 
Location: Curtain Bluff is located in the south of Antigua on a bluff (hence its name!).  As it’s on a promontory, this means that Curtain Bluff has two fantastic sandy beaches, one of which is slightly rougher making it ideal for watersports while the other is the white sandy beach guests would recognize as being truly Caribbean.
 
Dress Code: Curtain Bluff is informal during the day, however men are asked to please wear shirts with a collar and trousers during the evening. 
 
Check In /Out: Guests are invited to check in from 3pm and kindly asked to check out at 12pm.  Please note that Curtain Bluff is able to offer changing rooms for guests with late departures. 
 
Facilities: Swimming pool, four tennis courts with professional coaches, a tennis shop, non motorised watersports (Hobie Cats, paddleboards, kayaks, windsurfing), snorkeling equipment, squash courts, yoga/ pilates classes, scuba diving, access to a putting green, half basketball court and an ocean-front spa.
 
Spa: Renowned for being one of the finest spas on the island, Curtain Bluff’s spacious Spa is perched on the bluff with the water crashing below.  At 5,000 sq feet, the spa has five treatment rooms, couples treatment rooms, outdoor relaxation areas and a large jacuzzi with panoramic ocean views.  During their stay guests can book in for a range of treatments including signature facials, tropical wraps, reflexology and a range of beauty treatments. 
 
Business Centre: For guests who may need to work whilst they are on holiday Curtain Bluff has a full business centre with computers and video conferencing.  
 
Internet Access: Guests are able to use WiFi throughout the property. 
 
Entertainment: Curtain Bluff offers a fantastic range of entertainment with seven different bands playing at the resort.  Each night there is live entertainment.  
 
Wine Cellar: Overseen by head sommelier George Williams, who trained in both France and California, Curtain Bluff has one of the finest wine collections in the Caribbean. With over 400 carefully selected wines guests can choose, with the help of George, the perfect accompaniment to their meal. Friday afternoons can be spent enjoying a wine cellar tour with George for a cost of $70 per person. A good selection of wines is included within the all-inclusive rates, however, for guest looking to sample something a bit more special, prices vary from $50 to $2,000. 
 
Board basis: Curtain Bluff is a high quality, all- inclusive resort. The rates include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, hors d’oeuvres and dinner daily, as well as room service during restaurant meal hours. Drinks such as beers, soft drinks, house wines and champagnes are all included. Additional charges apply for fine wines from the wine cellar. Also included in the price are evening entertainment, non motorised water sports (kayaking, twice a day snorkeling trips, diving for certified divers, water skiing, Hobie Cat sailing and windsurfing) and land sports (tennis, fitness centre, pilates, yoga and aerobic classes, access to a golf putting green and a half basketball court). 
 
Minimum Stay: Curtain Bluff operates a minimum stay over the Christmas and New Year period of seven nights.  
 
Accommodation
All 72 of Curtain Bluff’s rooms and suites offer guests incredible beach and ocean views which are accentuated by the floor to ceiling glass doors and can be enjoyed from a private balcony or patio. In keeping with the resort, Curtain Bluff does not provide TVs in the rooms or suites.  There are two dedicated TV rooms in the resort. Guests can enjoy complimentary WiFi within their room. 
 
Deluxe Room: Set within a two storey villa style building on the surf beach, these rooms are spacious and offer either direct access (if staying on the ground floor) or views over the beach and ocean. 
 
Bluff Room: Set on the rocky edge of the bluff, these spacious rooms have fantastic ocean views from the balcony. Bluff Rooms can be combined with Executive suites to create a spacious accommodation option for families or groups travelling together. 
 
Junior Suite: These forty Junior Suites are set in villa style buildings along the surf beach. Inside guests can enjoy a bedroom with a large king-size bed before stepping down into their sunken living room where guests can walk straight out on to their balcony or patio.  Through the glass doors, guests can enjoy ocean views from their bed. 
 
Terrace Suite: Set at one of the highest points of the hotel and with a large terrace complete with a Jacuzzi, the recently refurbished Terrace Suite is popular with honeymooners or those seeking privacy.  Guests can enjoy a spacious bedroom leading out to a 567 square foot terrace with an infinity pool. 
 
One Bedroom Bluff Suite: Set above the Bluff Rooms, these split level suites have fantastic views from their terraces. Inside, guests can enjoy a spacious bedroom complete with a separate living area while upstairs, guests can enjoy a breakfast dining area and a private 16 foot wide terrace.
 
Cliff Suite: Incredibly luxurious, the Cliff Suite features a spacious living room, bedroom with a king-size bed and a marble bathroom. Outside, guests can enjoy a plunge pool on the terrace offering incredible panoramic views. 
 
One Bedroom Suites - Morris Bay & Grace Bay: These two incredibly spacious suites are Curtain Bluff’s most luxurious accommodation. Set on the top floor overlooking the surf beach, guests can enjoy panoramic views from every room. Inside, guests can enjoy rich fabrics, marble bathrooms and elegant furnishings throughout the living rooms, bedroom and bathroom. Outside, guests can enjoy the spacious and private verandah where they can relax on the loungers or soak in the Jacuzzi or new infinity pool. 
 
Two Bedroom Bluff Suite: These suites are in the same location and offer the same facilities as the One Bedroom Bluff Suites but have an additional bedroom making them ideal for families and couples.
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