Curtain Bluff

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Overview

All-inclusive rates cover all water sports activities, fitness classes and meals and drinks
Resort's accommodations do not have TVs
With just 72 rooms and suites nestled into a cove on Antigua's southern coast, Curtain Bluff emphasizes its Caribbean setting – wild nightlife and modern luxuries are secondary. Reviewers are quick to stress that this all-inclusive resort doesn't cater to the party crowd. The property offers an immersive vacation experience – guest rooms don't include televisions. Instead, you'll get floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea. Spend your days enjoying spa treatments (for an extra fee), playing tennis, scuba diving or napping on the beach. In the evening, dine at The Tamarind Tree or The Seagrape, or savor a glass of wine from the resort's specialized cellar. Curtain Bluff may not boast some of the conveniences of home, but visitors find the resort's other amenities outweigh those needs. Note: Curtain Bluff closes annually between mid-August and late October.
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Location
Old Road
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 72 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Couples, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Fodor's

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An incomparable beachfront setting, impeccable service, superb extras (free scuba diving), effortless elegance: Curtain Bluff is that rare retreat that stays modern while exuding a magical timelessness. The lavish gardens and legendary 25,000-bottle wine cellar bespeak late owner–founder Howard Hulford's passions, which management is continuing and the loyal multigenerational clientele (yes, families are coddled) shares.

Condé Nast Traveler

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Stuccoed accommodations are filled with wicker furniture and overlook the beach. Dinner is served alfresco four nights a week at the Sea Grape restaurant.

Travel + Leisure

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A dream location straddling two beaches – a protected swimming lagoon on the Caribbean side and a wilder, white-sand stretch along the Atlantic – has made Curtain Bluff a favored getaway since 1962. A clubby, old-world atmosphere pervades; many guests have been coming here for years and are on a first-name basis with staffers.

Frommer's

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Classy, old-fashioned, and as cozy as a mink throw, this independently owned, all-inclusive resort still rattles its jewelry as one of the grande dames of the Caribbean. Some 65 percent of its guests are repeat customers, who keep coming back for the informal elegance, the gracious, pampering staff, and the thoughtful luxury touches.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 538 have reviewed the Curtain Bluff, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 538 reviews 4.5 (based on 538 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Every guest room and suite at the all-inclusive Curtain Bluff resort features floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony or terrace with ocean views. Standard Deluxe Rooms are located in a two-story villa on Surf Beach and are decorated in a seaside palette of blues and tans. Deluxe Rooms also feature a combination of West Indian colonial-style dark wood furniture and natural rattan and seagrass furnishings. Room rates cover all meals and drinks (room service and minibar items, too).
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi access
  • No tipping required during stay (10 percent gratuity added to final bill)
  • No televisions in any rooms; two television lounges available on property grounds
  • Grace and Morris Bay suites have private plunge pools on terraces

Standard room size360 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Built and opened by Howard Hulford in 1962, Curtain Bluff is located on the southern coast of Antigua and is mostly surrounded by water. The resort's name comes from the bluff that separates the Caribbean and Atlantic beaches on either side. The all-inclusive property is not within walking distance of a town but offers on-site restaurants, a beach bar, a spa and salon and retail shops. Attractions nearby (a short taxi ride away) include Nelson's Dockyard National Park and Jolly Harbour.
  • Less than 14 miles southwest of V C Bird International Airport
  • Hotel greeters meet with guests at airport to shorten taxi hire process (fee applies)
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

French chef Christophe Blatz, who trained with renowned chef Alain Ducasse and worked in several Michelin-starred kitchens in France, oversees the two restaurants at Curtain Bluff. The Tamarind Tree, a plantation-style, open-air eatery shaded by its namesake, serves both traditional island dishes and classic French favorites for breakfast. At night, the restaurant offers a five-course dinner menu that includes salads, local seafood and desserts, as well as healthy options and vegetarian dishes. House wines are included in the room rate, but the resort also offers an extensive wine cellar with more than 400 bottles for oenophiles who wish to purchase a favorite vintage. The property's other restaurant, The Seagrape, is located at the far end of Bay Beach on the water's edge. The Seagrape serves a lunch buffet and an Italian-inspired menu several nights a week for alfresco dinners.
  • Afternoon tea served on the Sugar Mill terrace; pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres and cocktails available in the Sugar Mill Bar
  • Specialty dinners, wine tastings and cooking classes can be arranged for additional fee
  • Dress code enforced for dinner services
  • Room service available from 7 to 9:30 a.m. for breakfast, noon to 3 p.m. for lunch and 6 to 10 p.m. for dinner
  • Meals and drinks at all dining venues covered by all-inclusive room rates

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Italian, American, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

Surrounded by shady palm trees and tropical foliage, the lagoon-style pool overlooks the ocean and features two lap lanes. Curtain Bluff also features two beaches (one for relaxation and another for water sports activities).
  • Complimentary pool and beach amenities include snorkeling gear, water aerobics classes, beach chairs, hammocks, floats and scuba diving equipment
  • Private plunge pools in select suites
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The 5,000-square-foot spa at Curtain Bluff is located near the ocean and features four open-air treatment rooms with views of distant Montserrat, Cades Reef and St. Kitts. Available treatments include specialty facials for men and women, a variety of massage therapies and signature body wraps. Couples treatments and teen spa services are also available. Before all appointments, guests are given herbal tea to enjoy in the garden. And once treatments finish, visitors can take advantage of the spa's cliffside Jacuzzi and various small bites like fruit and vegetable kebabs.
  • Fees apply for all spa services
  • Waxing and hair services

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Children are welcome at Curtain Bluff. The resort offers a variety of kid-friendly amenities, including a sandbox with a jungle gym for toddlers, a video and board game room for teens and complimentary water sports like sailing, snorkeling and water skiing for older children. The resort's free CEEBEE Kids Club for children ages 3 to 10 features supervised activities like crab races, arts and crafts projects and coconut harvesting demonstrations. Kids club programs are available in the morning and afternoon five days per week. Early dinners for kids are also served daily on the Tamarind Terrace to accommodate early bedtimes or date nights for parents.
  • Children younger than 2 stay free ($100 per day for children between 2 and 5 years old)
  • Babysitters available for additional fee
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

Curtain Bluff offers a fully equipped fitness center for guests, but recreation at the resort is focused on the property's two beaches and various outdoor activities included in room rates. Surf Beach is a quiet, palm-shaded area for swimming, while Bay Beach acts as the hub for activities like dive trips, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking and water skiing. Tennis, squash, bocce ball, shuffleboard, basketball and a putting green are also available on the resort grounds.
  • Complimentary yoga, aerobics and Pilates classes
  • Free clubs, rackets and balls for land activities
  • Tennis and squash lessons cost $70 per person
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

Curtain Bluff offers a small meeting room that can accommodate up to 26 attendees. For larger events, group room bookings or a resort buyout are also available. Various excusions and private functions with 20 to 120 people can be arranged as well. Audiovisual services are available for meetings, and the property offers free Wi-Fi access.
  • Two on-site media rooms with computers, phones and TVs
  • Private dinners and receptions held in The Bluff House
  • Group packages
  • Resort buyout recommended for events with more than 50 room bookings

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Wedding

Curtain Bluff can host weddings for up to 140 guests through its resort buyout option. Room bookings are also available for smaller affairs. Ceremonies are held outdoors on the patio of The Bluff House or on Bay Beach, while receptions can be accommodated in an area next to The Tamarind Tree or at The Seagrape. A variety of wedding packages with inclusions like marriage licenses, reception dinners and wedding cakes are available.
  • Wedding spa services
  • On-site wedding coordinator
  • Honeymoon package

Maximum wedding guest capacity140

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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