Curtain Bluff Resort – All Inclusive
What We Love
- The glamorous weekly cocktail parties hosted by the owner/manager at her Bluff House
- All rooms and suites are air-conditioned and have private patios or balconies with ocean views
What To Know
- It’s family-friendly, with a long list of kid-centric activities on offer
- Foodies should sign up for the Tuesday cooking classes with executive chef Christophe Blatz
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Flanked by water, Curtain Bluff sits on a rocky bluff jutting over the sea. Everything from the ribbon sun loungers to the concertina blinds exudes a 1960s-style glamour, but easy-to-come-by hammocks, a splurge-worthy spa, beach bar and abundant rum drinks — for an all-inclusive price — make it easy to unwind here, too.
Bed & Bath
Updated annually, the 72 rooms and suites are decorated in an ocean-blue and sand palette that mirrors the colors of the beach. Deluxe Rooms are located right on Surf Beach while Bluff Rooms offer room to spread out at 851-square feet. Both include private terraces, as well as refrigerators, air conditioning and oversized soaking tubs.
There are two private beaches, one for swimming and one for water sports, and there’s a freeform saltwater pool with chaise longues on which to unplug and unwind. For a similar degree of repose, the resort’s hilltop spa offers such sea-inspired treatments as its signature caviar and pearl facial, which is applied against an uninterrupted backdrop of Montserrat and the ocean. When the sun goes down, the resort comes to life. Guests don their finest loungewear and head for the Tamarind Tree restaurant for executive chef Christophe Blatz’s take on the classic chateaubriand with bearnaise sauce and a glass of Côtes du Rhone in the plantation-style dining room, which has whirring ceiling fans and a toe-tapping live band.
How to Get There
We were anxious to escape from the nasty weather we were having at home. This was a perfect escape. We never left the resort. We didn't feel the need. The bay side beach was calm and great for swimming. The Atlantic side was windy, wavy, and beautiful. This is an all inclusive resort.....meals, drinks, water sports. The menus offered several choices for all meals. I don't think the food was outstanding, but it was pretty good for the most part. Staff were very attentive and friendly.
Wonderful is how we describe our Honeymoon. We stayed in the Terrace “Honeymoon” suite with private Heated plunge pool. The Heated part is important, as most resorts we’ve stayed for n don’t heat the private pools. Privacy and breathtaking views.
This all inclusive report is top shelf in every way including alcohol. Want a bottle in your room. Just ask.
Live entertainment every night. No TV in your room but you do have fast internet. Be comfortable together it’s a resort to relax and escape.
Try the Sunset Sailing Cruise. A private sail boat.
I can only reiterate the previous reviews. My husband and I booked for ourselves and two grown up daughters to accompany us on a very special week at CB to celebrate our eldest's 30th, our other daughter's last family holiday before her approaching wedding and our 20th wedding anniversary. We had all been looking forward to it and I worried that our expectations and hopes would be dashed for this much-needed break. I needn't have worried, it was just fabulous. Everything and everyone there were so friendly and accommodating. It was such a relaxing week. The food, accommodation, activities and care shown by all the staff was magical. We were all blown away and didn't want to come home! We have since booked to return in April 2019 as it just 'Had To Be Done!' :-)
We travel a lot and over the last few years have stayed in exceptional 5 star resorts all over the world. This place is very nice, but what really makes it stand out is the staff and the service. You always feel welcome. The food was excellent and all premium liquor was included in the all inclusive plan. The beach was exceptional The water was calm and exceptionally clear. We can't wait to return
My husband and I traveled to Curtain Bluff for our anniversary. We stayed 5 nights from May 1-6th… We have done much traveling throughout the Caribbean, love to see and stay at new places, and had yet to visit Antigua. So, after reading many, many reviews, as well as recalling having seen CB mentioned in several “Top Rated” books and travel articles, I thought “Let’s check it out!” (I am always nervous about being the designated travel planner in the household, and feel a fair amount of pressure that our trips live up to the hype—we both have busy work schedules, so a relaxing re-set is great, unmet expectations and hassles not so much!) We booked through a 3rd party, but having done my research, I reached out to the hotel to say Hello & plan for airport transfers. I did not initially get a message back from my communication via the CB web site, but got an immediate response when I sent a note via Facebook.
From arrival at the airport, I began to relax. The CB staff were immediately apparent, and guided us through customs and to our (private) transfer that had been arranged. The drive was about 30-35 minutes to the hotel, and our driver was full of info and history about the island.
Check in at the hotel with Phillip was easy and friendly. He gave us a quick tour and then accompanied us to our room. Unbeknownst to us before entering, Toya (who I communicated with via Facebook & email) had upgraded us to a junior suite (by the way, there is nothing “junior” about these suites) for our anniversary. Chilled champagne and a personal note sat waiting for us just in front of one of the most beautiful views I have seen via a hotel room in the Caribbean. I told Phillip I was restraining myself from hugging him as he left us to get settled!!
Nothing went downhill from arrival and our lovely new “home” for the week. I read over and again how wonderful the staff is at CB. This is 100% true. Within 24 hours, you feel like you are part of the family there. I am sure if you preferred to be left alone, that would easily be accomplished, but if you enjoy chatting & joking around with staff, you will! One of our favorite people we met (while hard to narrow down) is Nigel. Nigel is a tennis pro. We don’t play tennis! We got to meet him while having cocktails on our first night and spent time with him every day. I was also so flattered to meet Chelle, the owner, and spend time with her. She is straight out adorable! Rob, the manager, was also hilarious and a lot of fun. It’s great to see the owner and managing staff so present on the property.
While there are limited dining venues, the food is great, service excellent. (After a day or so, I had Randy, a bartender, ask me if I wanted “the usual”!) The lunch buffet changes daily, and service on the beach is very efficient. Live music at night at the Tamarind was really good.
While my husband and I enjoy visiting new places every year, we may change our tune for 2019. I look forward to returning to Curtain Bluff and catching up with the folks there sooner rather than later!! Thank you to all who took such good care of us during our stay! CHEERS!