Flanked by water on both sides, Curtain Bluff sits on a peninsula between two beautiful beaches. One is calm, ideal for swimming and water sports; the other beach is washed by ocean surf. 72 rooms and suites, all with staggering seascape views, are spread out along the Surf Beach and up the bluff. There are two restaurants: the open-walled Tamarind Tree serving breakfasts and candle-lit dinners, and The Sea Grape restaurant where barefoot casual lunches and romantic dinners are enjoyed one step from the sand and a few feet from the water’s edge.
The resort’s exceptional facilities include a championship tennis center, a fully equipped water-sports center (scuba, Windsurfing, paddle-boarding, water-skiing, Hobie Cats and kayaks), a squash court, and a fitness center. When it’s time to relax, there’s the tranquil spa overlooking the sea, a beach-side swimming pool, a beach bar, and hammocks swaying in the shade of coconut palms. Except for a few above-and-beyond luxuries (Cuban cigars, vintage wines, spa treatments), everything is included in the room rate, making it one of the Caribbean's best values.
Guest Rooms and Suites - The 72 spacious suites and guestrooms run along the palm-shaded, white-sand Surf Beach and raise the rocky promontory that gives the resort its name. Either right on the sand or just a few steps from it, all the accommodations have breathtaking, gaze-all-day views. Large, floor-to-ceiling windows and verandahs or ground-floor terraces look out over the beach and across the sea to a lush-green headland. At night, the scene is a canopy of stars, and the only sound is the rhythm of the waves. Inside, the accommodations are decorated in a “simply-elegant” tropical style, complete with all the modern luxuries from air-conditioning and over-sized soaking tubs to wood-paneled ceilings, refrigerators, and high-speed Internet access. There are no TVs in the rooms in keeping with the resort's timeless ambiance (there are two dedicated television rooms elsewhere on the property). Sleeping arrangements are designed for a couple sharing a king-sized bed. For larger groups, there is a lot of flexibility. The king-sized beds can be converted into two twins. Couches can be made into beds for young children sharing a room or suite with their parents. Rooms and suites can be linked together to create the perfect configuration for your needs (up to four bedrooms).
Dining at Curtain Bluff - If guests questionnaires are anything to go by, the food is one of the biggest reasons the loyal guests keep coming back year after year. Imaginative, varied, and simply delicious, it has been praised by culinary magazines from Gourmet to Northeast Flavor. It’s what truly sets the value apart from the competitors. In addition to breakfast and dinner (served in the Tamarind Restaurant and the Seagrape) and buffet lunch (in the Seagrape), serving afternoon tea on the stone Sugar Mill terrace overlooking the gardens and hors d’oeuvres at cocktail hour in the Sugar Mill Bar.
Many of the great activities are included! Time moves more slowly at Curtain Bluff. There is room in every day to play a set of tennis, scuba dive, or snorkel on the reef (all included in your stay), skim across the bay on a Hobie Cat, work out on the elliptical, melt into a massage, cast a line in the deep blues, whoosh through the forest canopy on a zip-line, and delve into Antigua’s rich history… or swing in a hammock to the rhythm of the waves and lose yourself in that long-awaited novel.
Activities Included - Scuba diving (including all necessary equipment), Tennis courts, rackets and balls, Swimming pool (with two 75-foot lap lanes), Waterskiing (speedboat, equipment and instruction), Beach toys (Hobie Cats, paddle-boats, kayaks and Windsurfers), Snorkel equipment (fins, mask and snorkel) and reef trips, Beach chairs, hammocks and sun floats, Fully equipped fitness center, Squash court, rackets and balls, Water aerobics, yoga, muscle toning, and Pilates classes, Bocce and shuffleboard courts, Half basketball court, Computer rooms (one for children, one for adults), Cee Bee Kids Club and playground, A Creative Camp and tennis clinics for kids (specific dates only), Pickleball.
Special Services (not included) - Hammock, Spa and beauty salon treatments, Tennis and squash lessons, Caribbean-cooking and wine-appreciation classes, the Tennis Shop, Spa Shop and Gift Shop, Off-property island excursions.
The Spa at Curtain Bluff - What makes a great spa? Walk down the winding path past the tennis courts and the lily pond, and you will soon find out. And when you walk back down that path an hour or two later, something inside you has changed. The tranquil and intimate 5,000-square-foot spa sits apart from the rest of the resort just feet from the sea. All four treatment rooms have wide-open views over the water to distant Montserrat, Cades Reef, St. Kitts, Nevis, and Redonda. Before their treatments, guests sit outside, sipping tea brewed from herbs freshly picked from the spa’s own garden. Afterward, they relax on the open verandah, sitting in the Jacuzzi on the cliff edge and snacking on “Spa Bites” like steamed asparagus, fruit, and vegetable kebabs.