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
This was our first time staying at this amazing resort. We already signed up for next year – but for two weeks rather than just one. We were in room 75, the “Honeymoon suit” and it just could not have been better. The staff is like family to the resort and treat guests like close cousins. The waterfront people have worked there for 25 and 30 years respectively, so the reef is like their backyard with them knowing details like exactly where the octopus lives or the spotted drum hides. The food was delicious with the lunch buffet among the best meals. They have a broad wine list, but we found the house wine delicious, so never bothered to purchase the fine wines they offer. The resort has a relaxed atmosphere, but the activity level is up to the guest. There are many tennis courts, Hobie cats, kayaks, paddle and sail boards, water skiing and tubing all available – but resting on the beach is also an often used “activity”.
Next year we will explore this interesting island more since we never left the property this year.
There are many all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean to choose from but Curtain Bluff is a unique experience. The setting is wonderful, the food is fabulous, the rooms are luxurious...but it's the people that make it special. Every person we interacted with from a gardener, to house keeping, the kitchen staff, tennis pros, beach attendants, maintenance staff, front desk staff up to the manager and owner are friendly, gracious, welcoming and hospitable. It made a great vacation absolutely amazing.
This was our first time to CB but my parents have been going for over 30 years. We hope to return again soon!
After many visits to Antigua over the last 23 years we finally visited Curtain Bluff and can honestly say it was by far one of our favourite places to stay in wonderful Antigua.
We could not wish for any better facilities or staff, everything and everyone was perfect. The hotel has a wonderful family and personal vibe running through it with Chelle the owner, Rob the GM and gorgeous Wendy as the resident manager. Every single member of staff was a delight to talk to made us feel so welcome. Whiz and James in Watersports were absolute role models and ambassadors for the hotel and took us for some incredible snorkelling daily trips.
We were spoilt for choice on the sumptuous food with countless choices and culinary delights. All of it freshly prepared daily and individually.
As a special treat at the end of our wonderful week I went to the spa and had the most incredible massage and facial in the most unique and divine ocean facing spa room. My only regret was I hadn’t visited it at the beginning of our week as well!
I cannot recommend CB enough to anyone considering visiting there, you will not be disappointed and like us will want to return time and time again.
This was our second time at Curtain Bluff . It is a very unique hotel and this is down to the fact that it is privately owned. Chelle , the lady who built the hotel with her husband in the sixties still has a huge presence there. She is a wonderful character and you kind of feel that you are in her home. The cocktail party at her private house was very personal and all guests were invited.
We had a deluxe room which was ok. Nice view of the Atlantic beach and very comfortable bed. It's not the biggest room but it was fine.
The hotel has undergone a multi million pound refurbishment but I think they maybe should have spent some of it on the beach bar which is plain and uninspiring and exactly the same as last time we came.
The food at Curtain Bluff is a good standard and generous as are the drinks. The rum punch is more like a knockout!
Most of the staff are very nice, especially Seth on reception and Rohan in the restaurant.
The beach is calm and the sun lounger are very comfortable, which is important to us as we spend all day on the beach.
On the last day it was Caribbean buffet for lunch which was fine but the salad bar wasn't well stocked even with a half hour of service left. We also noticed they cooked fresh meat etc for the staff and not really for the guests.
Overall, we would come back again. It just needs a few small tweaks but there are few places which are perfect.
We certainly are lucky to be able to enjoy the experience of meeting Chelle and long may she continue.
I first visited Antigua in 1986 and have been back many times over the years due to its beauty, the people, beaches and weather. In 1996 I discovered Curtain Bluff and have repeatedly stayed at this amazing, independent property over the years.
Once inside the gates, guests are transported back to a simpler time, but with an attention to detail that would make the Four Seasons blush. With a guest-room count of 72 and a staff of around 220, the staff to room ratio is over three staff members to every room. Trust me, they pamper you.
Every desire is accommodated, the food, drinks and recreational opportunities are amazing. Little touches like chilled, scented washcloths are brought around chair by chair on the beach for a refreshing morning interlude. The beach staff helps you get going on the sail boats, takes you water skiing, tubing or snorkeling or you can just float in the gently rolling waves of the bay. And if you like to exercise, they have world class tennis, a state of the art fitness room, yoga facility and luxe spa.
Great for couples and families during holiday weeks. If you’re a discerning traveler, do yourself a favor and visit Curtain Bluff.