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
I don't know where to start. This is THE most beautiful resort. The second you walk onto the property you are in paradise. The trees, the plants, the flowers...it's just perfect. Our oceanfront room was more than I expected. The room has plenty of closet space and was spotless, comfortable and quiet - except for the ocean! Loved it! There is a snack basket and small fridge loaded with bottled waters, sodas and local beer. Beach chairs and a hammock were just steps away from the sliding glass door. We ended our nights outside our room, on the beach, looking up at the extremely bright stars.
From tennis and skiing to snorkeling and bocci ball - we had SO much to do. We took advantage of the twice-daily snorkeling. The reef is just a 4-5 minute boat ride where we saw lobster, sting rays, turtles, and tropical fish galore.
One of the best and most fun meals was grill day. Jerk grilled chicken/meats, plantains and their version of mac-n'-cheese. And a steel drum band! From seafood to pastas to fruits and desserts, we were full. There are really no snacks in between, but it turns out that didn't matter. We were SO full. Breakfast and dinner is by menu. Lunch is a buffet. Try the French toast at breakfast. WOW. Live music during dinner and fun - sometimes goofy - dancing after dinner. Everyday is an adventure - or not. You can just swing in a hammock on the beach - found on either side of the resort - and just read or nap. Or head to the spa!
I highly recommend taking the 7 a.m. walking tour. Yes, I know that sounds early on vacation, but it's so worth it. It is a power walk. Literally. So glad I had my workout clothes on. You leave the resort and learn more about the neighborhood, the resort founders and more. You should be somewhat in shape. It's a happy island...the neighbors would wave and say hi.
Wendy and her staff were just wonderful. Because it's a fairly small resort, you get to know a lot of them by first name.
From start to finish it was a perfect vacation. Even the ride to the airport was an adventure because Maurice took us through St. Johns...so we were treated to a little history and sightseeing on our way home.
I WANT TO GO BACK!
From the time I step foot on property until I had to leave, I have not one complaint.The staff at this property is so friendly and welcoming. Top notch on Food and Drinks. And the spa team was also outstanding. I can not wait to return.
This was my first trip to Curtain Bluff and it certainly left a memorable impression. Given this was my first time to Antigua and to Curtain Bluff, it was nice to be greeted by Curtain Bluff's outsourced concierge service who directed me to a "fast track" line to clear immigration and then walked me through to customs and onto curb side where one of Curtain Bluff's designated taxi's was waiting. I had the pleasure of riding with Tom who made the 30min trip to Curtain Bluff super informative and enjoyable. The round trip which was an additional cost of $110 ($60 from the airport, $50 om the return).
The beach on the Caribbean side was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of water sports on offer which included scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, hobie cat AND for the kid in all of us, being towed around at speed in the towable tubes. The team at the beach, a few who I remembered, (Tyra,Carl, James, Wess, Lenroy, Jenson, Viola, Philmore) were simply awesome from setting up your chairs to helping with the various activities. Finding your perfect seat on the beach (at 9am) was never a problem (especially when traveling solo) - I guess there was a good ratio of beach front chairs to guests. The beach on the Atlantic side was a little rougher and guests were discouraged from wading into the water. If you enjoy watching the sun rise, early morning walks or runs, this was the best side of the beach for that.
The were two on property dining options - Tamarind Tree restaurant and the Beach Cafe & Bar. The Beach Cafe & Bar was the only choice for lunch and it was fairly decent in terms of the variety of food during the week. You knew it was lunch time when the beach goers herded toward the Beach Cafe & Bar at 12:30pm sharp. I do wish lunch was served a little earlier. The food at Tamarind was fairly good (pictures attached). You do have to make reservations. There was a good variety on the menu and the daily specials kept it interesting over the week so I managed to try a different appetizer, main and dessert combination every night.
Mosquitoes were a tiny problem even with the mosquito bands that were provided. I would recommend bringing your own bug spray.
There were a lot of repeat guests who I got to know during my one week stay and I have to agree with them, the family-like and friendly service are what draw guests back to Curtain Bluff year after year.
Last day of our second trip at Curtain Bluff Antigua..
If you want a fantastic get away I highly recommend...
Small resort, ~70 units, oldest on the island.. started in 1958. Beautifully updated..
The service here is second to none.. almost old school.. no attitudes, just attention to every detail. Most staff is multigenerational, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, cousins... many have worked at the resort over 30 years..
Sports opportunities include snorkeling, scuba, sailing, tennis, and more.. We took four tennis lessons from the pro and they were great!
Beaches on both the Atlantic side of the island and Caribbean side... Curtain Bluff has both and a large pool..
Food.. phenomenal! Gained 10lbs.. back to running every day when we get home..
Wine selection is amazing for a resort this size.. every price point $50-$2,000
Rooms are serviced three times a day..
views are phenomenal...
The thing I love the most is the resort has a foundation that serves schools in the township called Old Road Foundation. The Resort matches all donations and has sent over 200 kids to colleges all over the world. Many return to work as management in the resort or other businesses on the island. Also, the foundation just completed a tennis court facility at the elementary school down the road... bringing up the next generation of tennis stars!
If your looking for a get away.. Consider Curtain Bluff!
We spent a week at Curtain Bluff and were upgraded into a suite which was a lovely surprise
The food is wonderful and breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner is included so do not come here to diet, it would be a waste!