From its inception over 50 years ago, Curtain Bluff has been considered a Caribbean sanctuary for many seeking solace on the shores of Antigua. The resort may have grown over the years, but it has lost none of its original intimacy and charm. Still family-owned and operated, this exclusive, all-inclusive Antigua hotel welcomes back loyal guests year after year.
Standing proudly on a rocky bluff, the hotel is flanked by two amazing beaches, one of which is ideal for surfing, the other is much calmer and perfect for swimming.
Some 72 rooms and suites are placed along the bluff, or right on the palm-shaded Atlantic 'surf' beach, affording incredible views. Grace & Morris Bay Suites are recognized as being two of the very best on Antigua, with a beachfront position and private Jacuzzi making for an ideal luxury honeymoon setting.
Whether active or indulgent, holiday-makers will find something special to occupy their time. Spa lovers can enjoy a range of therapies in any of the five treatment rooms at the stunning oceanfront spa or in the privacy of your room or suite. Boasting four championship courts, the hotel is also renowned for its luxury tennis holidays.
Dining is exceptional too and includes the lunchtime beach buffet served at The Sea Grape, where you can dine with the sand between your toes. Alternatively, spend an evening in stylish restaurant, The Tamarind Tree, where mouth-watering cuisine is accompanied by a bottle from the prodigious Wine Cellar – over 400 different vintages to choose from!
St Mary's, 30 minutes transfer from VC Bird International Airport.
72 magnificent suites, all with stunning sea views, air-conditioning and stylish bathrooms await guests at this world-renowned resort. The suites and guestrooms are situated either along the Surf Beach or just a few steps from the pristine white sand up the rocky bluff.
All accommodation is incredibly spacious and decorated in elegant tropical style. Curtain Bluff and luxury go hand in hand, so the rooms include modern features such as over-sized soaking tubs, wood-panelled ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Room configurations are flexible to ensure that every need is met – rooms and suites can be linked together for larger groups, couches can be converted into beds if parents wish for their children to share their room, and king-sized beds can become two twins.
A wealth of activities are included in the all-inclusive room rate, such as scuba diving, waterskiing, gardening tours, water aerobics and Pilates classes.
One of the highlights at Curtain Bluff is the two gorgeous beaches – both are just a stone’s throw from your room and both offer completely different Caribbean beach experiences. Bay Beach is the livelier of the two, offering an array of watersports in the perfectly calm, clear water, which is sheltered by Cades Reef, a popular snorkelling site. The beach is also home to a Cafe and Bar, where divine buffet lunches and weekly barbecues take place. Surf Beach is located on the other side of the Bluff and boasts a beautifully secluded stretch of sand, ideal for lounging in a hammock or playing in the surf.
The tennis facilities at Curtain Bluff are exceptional. There are four championship hard courts, beautifully designed and in excellent condition. With three resident pros, the resort is the perfect base for Antigua Tennis Week, an international pro-am tennis festival attracting tennis stars from around the world. For guests, this means that there is no better location to improve that backhand or to simply have a little knock up!
Curtain Bluff’s award-winning culinary team deliver innovative, diverse and delectable dishes at two exceptional restaurants. The Tamarind Tree is the resort’s main restaurant, serving delicious banana pancakes, freshly baked pastries and fresh juices at breakfast, and offering an ever-changing five-course menu in the evenings, including locally caught fish and a wealth of tempting desserts. There is a different live band playing every evening, guaranteeing a vibrant Caribbean vibe. The resort’s second restaurant is located at the far end of the Bay Beach directly on the sand, and is home to renowned lunch buffets, including the weekly beach barbecue with a live steel drum band. Four nights a week, the Sea Grape also serves delicious Italian and Antiguan cuisine – an intimate beachfront venue lit up by tiki lights and starry skies.
Curtain Bluff also caters well for younger guests – early dinners are served on the Tamarind Terrace, after which babysitters are available to look after the children in your room, allowing parents to make the most of the delicious food and buzzing live music.
Alongside the fine dining at Curtain Bluff, another highlight is the phenomenal wine cellar, one of the finest in the Caribbean with over 25,000 bottles. Spending a Friday afternoon wine tasting in the cellar is highly recommended.