Alluring Antigua: Five Highlights of Curtain Bluff

Inspiring Travel Company | 16 Jul, 2018

Following a $13m renovation completed in October 2017, Antigua’s stunning Curtain Bluff resort showcased a fresh, contemporary look from renowned architect, Andrew Goodenough.

Boasting a complete overhaul of the entrance, reception, accommodation and dining spaces, the resort now truly makes the most of its location on the Caribbean Sea, with turquoise hues and natural décor running throughout. In celebration of this staggering transformation, we have selected five highlights that we believe make Curtain Bluff ideal for a luxury getaway to the Caribbean...

1. Terrific Tennis

A resort renowned for its tennis facilities, Curtain Bluff’s very own Tennis Centre features four impeccably-maintained, floodlit championship hard courts. Friendly, fun and informative, the resident pros can provide private lessons, challenging games and top tennis tips, while, just next to the glorious courts, you can enjoy a browse in the Pro Tennis shop.

Unsurprisingly, these world-class courts often hold a number of high-profile events. Antigua Tennis Week, started way back in 1975, is attended by some of the biggest names in tennis; an international pro-am tennis festival, it is held every spring at Curtain Bluff – book a stay for when it is on for an unforgettable tennis experience!

2. Authentic Antiguan Heritage

As well as offering five-star luxury, a trip to Curtain Bluff also ensures you get a true taste of life on Antigua. A family-run hotel that has been in the Hulford family for over 60 years, the owner Chelle ensures that every discerning guest feels truly at home. Taking a very active role in the hotel, expect a warm welcome from Chelle herself!

While Curtain Bluff epitomises luxury, the resort also gives back to the community around it. Set up by the owners in 1974, the Old Road Fund has ensured that over $1m has gone towards numerous programmes to support the community – from vital medical treatment, to technology donations and sports development. With the fund ever-growing, Miami Dade Community College and Florida International University have recently agreed to provide scholarships to local people for tourism and hospitality degrees.

3. World-Class Wellness Facilities

Ensuring that you leave Antigua feeling as good as you possibly can, the resort houses some incredible wellness facilities. Walk towards the glimmering sea, past palm-fringed lily ponds, and discover the haven of serenity that is Curtain Bluff’s spa. With four treatment rooms, a herb garden, a cliff-edge jacuzzi and a menu of luxury treatments, look forward to feeling truly revitalised. After a relaxing massage or hydrating facial, snack on healthy ‘Spa Bites’ or sip freshly-brewed, herbal tea on the veranda – bliss!

Continuing your journey of wellness, there is also a fully-equipped fitness centre at Curtain Bluff, in which expert trainers offer muscle toning, yoga and Pilates classes, alongside water aerobics in the pool.

4. Wonderful Watersports

If you want to make more of the turquoise sea than just sunbathing beside it, Curtain Bluff offers an array of thrilling watersports to choose from. Discover an underwater kingdom of tropical fish as you scuba dive or snorkel in the surrounding reef – all necessary equipment can be provided by the resort.

For thrills above the waves, enjoy exhilarating waterskiing (alongside expert instruction), or head out on a selection of Hobie Cats, paddle-boats, kayaks and windsurfers.

5. Glorious Gastronomy

As an all-inclusive resort, Curtain Bluff certainly does not compromise on its quality or variety of food, offering innovative and flavoursome à la carte menus in two beautiful restaurants. The Tamarind Tree, named after the striking tree that shades its terrace, offers delicious breakfasts and fresh juices in the morning, alongside tasty treats from the accomplished pastry chef. As evening falls, enjoy a stunning five-course menu made using the finest and freshest ingredients, backed by music from a live band.

Serving exquisite Italian and Antiguan-influenced dishes to no more than 40 guests each night, the exclusive Sea Grape Restaurant overlooks the torch-lit sand. A truly impressive wine selection accompanies the delicious food. Throughout the day, enjoy afternoon tea on the Sugar Mill terrace, or hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the Sugar Mill Bar.

Interested in a stay at Curtain Bluff? Get in touch with our expert team on 01244 355 600 to find out more and book a bespoke luxury holiday.

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