Luxury Holidays Antigua
Perched on a private peninsula on Antigua’s southern shore, Curtain Bluff is a luxury all-inclusive resort that retains much of its old-world colonial charm. Set amidst 15 acres of lush, tropical gardens and boasts two stunning white sand beaches, it is one of the island’s finest resorts.
Located on the beach or on the Bluff, the spacious rooms and suites all offer breath-taking views from the large floor-to-ceiling windows and are decorated in a simple-elegant style with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay.
The ‘Tamarind Tree’ serves the usual favourites for breakfast followed by a five-course dinner menu that changes daily, accompanied by fine wines from the largest wine cellar in the Caribbean. The ‘Sea Grape’ serves a buffet lunch followed by Italian/Antiguan influenced cuisine at night four times a week.
Leisure facilities are in abundance and include a swimming pool, tennis court, squash court, mini basketball, a putting green and non-motorised water sports including deep sea fishing and scuba diving as well as a fabulous Spa on the bluff.
Grace & Morris Bay Suites
The most luxurious of Curtain Bluff’s accommodations, these 2 generously scaled suites occupy the third floor of a Caribbean-style villa, right on the resort’s “surf” beach.
Both suites are luxuriously furnished with blue-marble bathrooms, colonial furniture, richly colored fabrics and lush palms. The bedroom and adjoining living room lead out on to a sweeping verandah with sun-chairs and a Jacuzzi, the perfect place for private sunbathing or cocktails under the stars.
The suites can be linked to a Junior Suite to create a two-bedroom suite. Extended groups and families can take over the whole floor (four bedrooms).
Executive Deluxe Room
Set into the rocky edge of the bluff, the 5 Executive Deluxe Rooms have same décor, bedroom and bathroom as the Executive One-bedroom Suites, but no living room. Their spacious terraces look out over both the sea and the resort’s Surf Beach.
When combined with an Executive Suite (using an interconnecting door), it creates the perfect space for two couples or a family — with three different levels, a shared living room and well-separated bedrooms.
Our unique Terrace room is the most popular choice for newly-weds thanks to its private location at the very top of the bluff and breathtaking views over the beach, Morris Bay and the Caribbean Sea.
White walls, bright sea-blue fabrics, one-of-a-kind furnishings and glowing woods give the room a sense of calm, timeless sophistication. Its large 567-square-foot terrace with an elevated Jacuzzi is the ideal spot for private relaxation and dining.
Curtain Bluff’s most affordable accommodations, the 18 Deluxe Rooms fill a two-story Caribbean-style villa right on our Surf Beach, a short walk down a shaded pathway from the bar and restaurant.
9 rooms are on the beach level, with spacious terraces that lead straight out on to the sand. Spread out on the floor above, nine more have verandahs looking out over the sand and sea to the distant headland. All are decorated in a colorful West-Indian style, with contemporary dark-wood furniture, white bedcovers and colorful accents that evoke the colors of the sea.
Our 40 Junior Suites are spread through three-story villas right on the resort’s Surf Beach, just a stone’s throw from the water. All have sunken living rooms and separate bedrooms with elegant sea-grass sofas and armchairs, accented with rich blues and greens that mirror the colors outside. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead on to verandahs and terraces looking out over the sea, palms and lushly forested shoreline.
The grand marble-and white-tile bathrooms have double sinks, big tubs and large, open-walled showers.
Executive One-Bedroom Suite
Overlooking our Surf Beach but a few steps higher up the bluff, the 6 one- and two-bedroom Executive Suites are more private and secluded. Their split-level interiors are light and airy, decorated with natural-wood and sea-grass furniture and bright, natural colors. To the side of the large living room there is a sun-drenched garden patio with a hammock. Upstairs there is a breakfast nook and a 16-foot-wide dining terrace that make the most of the panoramic views.
Many Caribbean resorts can claim a beautiful beach, but how many have two…totally different in mood and only steps from your room?
All of the rooms run along the back of our Surf Beach, an undulating stretch of golden sand shaded by palms. The less used of the two beaches, it’s ideal for quiet contemplation, playing in the surf, and swinging in a hammock to the rhythm of the waves.
On the other side of the bluff, our softly curving Bay Beach is the hub of daytime activity (and inactivity). The jetty at one end is the departure point for dive trips, fishing expeditions, cruises aboard the 50-foot Sentio, waterskiing, and rides on the Super Mable (an inflatable raft that is towed behind a boat). Sheltered by Cades Reef (the site for twice-daily snorkeling trips), the water is calm and clear, perfect for swimming, sailing a Hobie and kayaking. Recliners cluster in the shade of palapas. At the other end of the beach is our Beach Café and Bar, the place for delicious buffet lunches and the Monday-night barbecue right on the sand. Throughout the day, waiters walk up and down the sand delivering cold drinks.
At the back of the beach, surrounded by palms, lies the swimming pool with its two lap lanes, the basketball half-court, two courts for bocce and two more for shuffleboard.
At Curtain Bluff you can be as active as you want to be, lying in the shade or jumping from one sport to the next. Since all our activities, including watersports, are included in the room rate, the choice is yours.
•Scuba diving (including all necessary equipment)
•Swimming pool (with two 75-foot lap lanes)
•Waterskiing and wakeboarding (speedboat, equipment and instruction)
•Beach toys (Hobie Cats, paddleboats, kayaks and Windsurfers)
•Snorkel equipment (fins, mask and snorkel) and two daily reef trips
•Deep-sea fishing excursions and equipment
•Beach chairs, hammocks and sun floats
•Boat tubing (Super Mable)
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.
Built in 2007, our 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 fresh picked from the spa's own garden. Afterwards, 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.
Beach Café & Bar
Our other restaurant sits at the far end of the Bay Beach, right on the sand and just feet from the water’s edge. At lunchtime, guests step in from the beach wearing T-shirts and beach cover-ups to enjoy our famous lunch buffets (including the weekly beach-barbeque lunch accompanied by a live steel-drum band).
Most of the year, The Beach Café hosts the much-anticipated "Barefoot On The Beach" barbecue, when Chef Blatz and his team cook a delicious dinner just steps from the water’s edge. Tables and chairs are assembled right on the sand, tiki torches flicker in the darkness, and our chefs fire up the tin-drum barbecues. After dinner a calypso singer gets toes tapping and the crowd dancing.
The Tamarind Tree
Open-walled in the traditional plantation style, our main restaurant looks out over a terrace canopied by the spreading limbs of a majestic tamarind tree.
At breakfast the restaurant is shaded from the bright morning sun and cooled by a breeze from the sea, just visible through the palms. The menu includes favorites like banana pancakes, French toast and Eggs Benedict, plus traditional island dishes, fresh juices and fruit. All breads, croissants and pastries are freshly baked by our accomplished pastry chef.
At dinner the tables are flecked with candlelight and the terrace sparkles with decorative lights. Changing every night, the five-course menu always includes salads, locally caught fish, outstanding meats, healthy options and so many desserts they have their own menu. Each evening there is a different band and, as diners filter out of the restaurant to sit at the terrace tables, the tempo builds and couples dance in the moonlight.
Like our other alcoholic beverages, our excellent house wines are included in the room rate. But for those aficionados looking for a truly special wine, Curtain Bluff keeps one of the finest cellars in the Caribbean, stocked with over 25,000 bottles priced between $US 50 and $US 2,000.
Our sommelier, George Williams, has trained in France and the California wine country. He now oversees the purchasing, storage and serving of our extensive selection of wines from around the world. Ask him for a tour of the cellar or join one of George’s wine tastings held in the cellar’s tasting room on Friday afternoons.