Some Luxury Included Boutique Resorts have extraordinary facilities, others are small and personal with modern amenities and authentic Caribbean experiences, but none offer the Outstanding Value of Curtain Bluff, Antigua. This Antiguan Beachfront Hotel is 100% all – inclusive and consistently ranked among the best Inclusive Resorts and tennis centers in the world!
Our 72 spacious suites and guestrooms run along the palm-shaded, white-sand Surf Beach and rise up the rocky promontory that gives the resort its name.
Either right on the sand or just a few steps from it, all our accommodations have breathtaking, gaze-all-day views. Large, floor-to-ceiling windows and verandahs or ground-floor terraces look out over the beach and across the sea to a lush-green headland. At night, the scene is a canopy of stars and the only sound is the rhythm of the waves.
Our 40 Junior Suites are spread through three-story villas on the resort’s Surf Beach, a stone’s throw from the water. Junior Suits feature a sunken living room with sea-grass sofas and armchairs, accented with blues and greens that mirror the colors outside. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead on to verandas and terraces overlooking the sea. The grand marble-and white-tile bathrooms have double sinks, big tubs and large, open-walled showers.
The Junior Suite contains one KING bed, which can be converted to 2 twin beds. Maximum occupancy of 4 persons
Curtain Bluff’s most affordable accommodations, the 18 Deluxe Rooms fill a two-story Caribbean-style villa right on our Surf Beach, a short walk down a shaded pathway from the bar and restaurant.
9 rooms are on the beach level, with spacious terraces that lead straight out on to the sand. Spread out on the floor above, nine more have verandahs looking out over the sand and sea to the distant headland. All are decorated in a colorful West-Indian style, with contemporary dark-wood furniture, white bedcovers and colorful accents that evoke the colors of the sea.
The Deluxe Rooms contain a King Size bed which can be converted to 2 twin beds. Maximum occupancy 3 persons
Overlooking our Surf Beach higher up the bluff, are the 5 one and two bedroom Bluff Suites. Their 3 level interiors are light and airy, with natural-wood and sea-grass furniture. The living room has 3 walls which provide an inviting indoor/outdoor feel that lets in the cool breeze and the sound of the waves and incorporates a garden patio with a relaxing hammock. Upstairs there is a breakfast nook and a 16-foot-wide dining terrace. Beyond the dining terrace is the single bedroom with en-suite bathroom and adjoining oceanfront patio.
The 1 bedroom Bluff Suite accommodates up to 4 people sharing the single bedroom.
The 2 bedroom Bluff Suite accommodates up to 8 people sharing the two bedrooms.
Bluff Top Luxury and Amazing Views
Our Bluff Rooms are 23ft x 17ft with 10ft high ceilings and offer a King Size bed, large terrace and a marble bathroom. For families requiring two bedrooms, the Bluff Room can be added to a One bedroom Bluff Suite . The terrace affords a sweeping view of the surf beach.
The most luxurious of Curtain Bluff’s accommodations, these 2 generously scaled suites occupy the third floor of a Caribbean-style villa, right on the resort’s “surf” beach.
Both suites are luxuriously furnished with blue-marble bathrooms, colonial furniture, richly colored fabrics and lush palms. The bedroom and adjoining living room lead out on to a sweeping verandah with sun-chairs and a private plunge pool, the perfect place for private sunbathing or cocktails under the stars
The suites can be linked to a Junior Suite to create a two-bedroom suite. Extended groups and families can take over the whole floor (four bedrooms).
Our unique Terrace room is the most popular choice for newly-weds thanks to its private location at the very top of the bluff and breathtaking views over the beach, Morris Bay and the Caribbean Sea.
White walls, bright sea-blue fabrics, one-of-a-kind furnishings and glowing woods give the room a sense of calm, timeless sophistication. Its large 567-square-foot terrace with infinity edge plunge pool and romantic daybed is the ideal spot for private relaxation and dining.
Tucked into the hill side, this refurbished suite with specious living room and large patio off from living room with infinity soaking pool with unobstructed views of Grace Bay beach. Separate bedroom with king-size bed, marble bathroom and second terrace overlooking the surf beach.
Restaurants and Bars
If our guest questionnaires are anything to go by, the food is one of the biggest reasons our loyal guests keep coming back year after year. Imaginative, varied and simply delicious, it has been praised by culinary magazines from Gourmet to Northeast Flavor. And, especially since all meals are included in the room rate, it’s what truly sets our value apart from our competitors.
In addition to breakfast and dinner (served in the Tamarind Tree Restaurant and the Seagrape) and buffet lunch (in the Seagrape), we serve afternoon tea on the stone Sugar Mill terrace overlooking the gardens and hors d’oeuvres at cocktail hour in the Sugar Mill Bar.
Open-walled in the traditional plantation style, our main restaurant looks out over a terrace canopied by the spreading limbs of a majestic tamarind tree. Serving a wide variety of local and global delicacies.
Savor Italian and Antiguan cuisines at the far end of the Bay Beach, open to the sea breezes, right on the sand, and just feet from the water’s edge.
For those aficionados looking for a truly special wine, Curtain Bluff keeps one of the finest cellars in the Caribbean, stocked with over 400 carefully selected wines from 10 countries, all priced between $US 50 and $US 2,000.
Amenities and Activities
Time moves more slowly at Curtain Bluff. There is room in every day to play a set of tennis, scuba dive or snorkel on the reef (all included in your stay), skim across the bay on a Hobie Cat, work out on the elliptical, melt into a massage, cast a line in the deep blues, whoosh through the forest canopy on a zip-line, and delve into Antigua’s rich history… or simply swing in a hammock to the rhythm of the waves and lose yourself in that long-awaited novel.
ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE ROOM RATE
Scuba diving (including all necessary equipment)
Tennis courts, rackets and balls
Swimming pool (with two 75-foot lap lanes)
Waterskiing (speedboat, equipment and instruction)
Beach toys (Hobie Cats, paddle-boats, kayaks and Windsurfers)
Snorkel equipment (fins, mask and snorkel) and reef trips
Beach chairs, hammocks and sun floats
Fully equipped fitness center
Squash court, rackets and balls
Water aerobics, yoga, muscle toning, and Pilates classes
Bocce and shuffleboard courts
Half basketball court
Computer rooms (one for children, one for adults)
Cee Bee Kids Club and playground
A Creative Camp and tennis clinics for kids (specific dates only)
A TALE OF TWO BEACHES
Many Caribbean resorts can claim a beautiful beach, but how many have two…totally different in mood and only steps from your room? Our softly curving Bay Beach is the hub of daytime activity (and inactivity). The jetty at one end is the departure point for dive trips, water-skiing, and rides on the Super Mable (an inflatable raft that is towed behind a boat). Sheltered by Cades Reef (the site for twice-daily snorkeling trips), the water is calm and clear, perfect for swimming, sailing a Hobie and kayaking. Recliners cluster in the shade of palapas.
AMAZING KIDS PROGRAMS
Finding a resort that works for all members of a family is not always so easy. Yet Curtain Bluff seems to have cracked the code…so much so that many of our families return year after year, quickly turning their annual vacation into a family tradition. Centered around a shaded “basecamp” down on the calm-water beach, activities range from chocolate making to crab races, mocktail lessons at the bar to designing wind chimes.
The resort is quiet and self-contained, with all the activities included in the room rate (see WHAT’S INCLUDED). Which means that you and your kids can sail Hobie Cats and Windsurfers, dive, water-ski, go on snorkeling trips, and play tennis, basketball, squash, bocce and shuffleboard as often as you want, at no extra cost. There is a shaded sandbox with full Jungle Gym for the little ones. We have a Games Room designed specifically for our younger guests and equipped with board games, computers (loaded with all the latest video games) and a wide-screen TV (with cable and DVD player) on which we show age-sensitive films.
For our youngest guests, early dinners are served outside on the Tamarind Terrace at 6:00 PM. Babysitters (arranged for an extra charge) can then look after children back in the room, freeing up parents for leisurely dinners and dancing to our nightly live bands
WORLD CLASS TENNIS FACILITIES
Very few resorts can claim the quality and beauty of the courts, the tennis program, pros, equipment and events that you find at Curtain Bluff.
SPECIAL SERVICES (not included in room rate)
Spa and beauty salon treatments
Tennis and squash lessons
Caribbean-cooking and wine-appreciation classes
Our Tennis Shop, Spa Shop and Gift Shop
Off-property island excursions
What makes a great spa? Walk down the winding path past the tennis courts and the lily pond and you will soon find out. And when you walk back down that path an hour or two later, something inside you has changed.
Our tranquil and intimate 5,000-square-foot spa sits apart from the rest of the resort just feet from the sea. All four treatment rooms have wide-open views over the water to distant Montserrat, Cades Reef, St. Kitts, Nevis and Redonda. Before their treatments, guests sit outside sipping tea brewed from herbs fresh picked from the spa’s own garden. Afterwards, they relax on the open verandah, sitting in the Jacuzzi on the cliff edge and snacking on “Spa Bites” like steamed asparagus, fruit and vegetable kebabs.
Weddings and Romance
Great vacations get-a-ways celebrate life’s simple pleasures…time with the family or spouse, a good book, a delicious meal, or an outstanding bottle of wine. So it’s not surprising that many of our guests take the celebration concept a step further…planning a romantic destination wedding and/or honeymooning at Curtain Bluff, organizing family reunions, and gathering groups of old friends. For many, it’s an annual tradition (hopefully not the weddings:).
Curtain Bluff Antigua is the ideal setting for an authentic Caribbean destination wedding, or celebration of any kind. It’s large enough to accommodate big groups and there’s room for everyone to spread out to follow their own interests. Yet the intimate resort is small enough that you will never get lost in the crowd. We’re happy to discuss extra events just for your party (cocktail parties, sporting challenges, etc.) and extend special discounts.