Curtain Bluff Resort
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We have travelled to several resorts in the Caribbean , both on Antigua and elsewhere. While each was lovely in its own way, Curtain Bluff is the only one to which we have returned and will continue to do so. Another reviewer apparently had a recent experience encountering guests who not into the whole " relax, you're on vacation" bit. Unfortunate , but that's not been our experience at Curtain Bluff. Just two days ago we met two lovely and pleasant couples at a wine tasting who could not have been more funny and friendly . We laughed and enjoyed fantastic wine hosted by George, the expert sommelier , who is simultaneously the most knowledgeable and least snooty sommelier I've encountered. ( and the wine cellar has no rival in the Caribbean) . The staff and guests are all treated as family at CB. There are many hugs all around at seeing a friend you've not seen for a year. The food is exceptional. It is expertly prepared , the menu changes often according to what is fresh , and the tamarind restaurant is covered , but open air next to a large patio where there is excellent live entertainment and dancing each evening. The sea grape restaurant on the beach is superb for lunch. My adult son took a tennis lesson and said the instructor was amazing and improved his forehand and backhand in one hour. My wife reports that the spa is fabulous , with all the services one might expect. The demographic has been older, but is shifting younger. The new renovations include a kids club, and we saw many young families there. The concierge can arrange excursions off premises , and Antigua is a beautiful, friendly island worth exploring. That said, we stayed on the resort the entire time, reading, swimming, sailing, eating, being lazy, eating, doing spa stuff, eating,...you get the idea. Each week Chelle Hulford, the founder ( with her late husband) hosts a cocktail reception in her home. Chelle is a delight . She is everywhere, and her mission seems nothing short of ensuring that everyone has the best possible time . Her love of her guests extends to the senior staff ( and all of the staff) , who are casual and friendly and helpful and funny. When Leon, who, among other things , serves drinks on the beach , walks up and refers to you as " friend" rather than "sir" , he means it and that's the vibe at this place. We met Norma , the controller and chief accountant at cocktails the other evening because while her duties are back-office, she wanted to meet the guests. Wonderful lady. I could go on. If you want snooty, go somewhere else. If you want genuine people who are an integral part of their community on the island and who you look forward to encountering next visit . This is the place. And did I mention the relaxing, and the food ? Yes, I did .
We returned to Curtain Bluff after a nine year absence. We visited the first time for our honeymoon twenty five years ago and have returned in the interim with our family. Our mistake was taking nine years off! This resort delivers in many ways. The staff is incredible. You will not find a person who is not nice to you and the service is excellent without being too much. The food at every meal is great--you will enjoy it more if you try to control yourself! The beaches are both fantastic and our room directly on the water was well appointed. All the rooms are on the water. We have travelled to many warm and cold weather destinations and often there are points of our stay that are not as advertised. After this trip I realized that there really is nothing at Curtain Bluff that I would like to change, or maybe it was so relaxing that I did not care. We hope to be back next year!
I recently stayed here, and the resort is beautiful. What I really appreciated was being able to step out my suite directly onto the sand...no more than two feet from the room. Some of the guests, which the hotel can’t control, seemed to be snooty for no reason. Again “some” not all. Others were pleasant. I have traveled extensively to luxury resorts in St Barths, Turks & Caicos, Cayman Islands, Amalfi Coast, etc etc you get the idea. And this was a first to be at a resort where you get negative energy vibes from fellow guests. Granted many were in their 70s and 80s, as the resort seems to cater to that crowd. However, it’s no excuse to be unhappy or crabby on vacation, no matter your age. And I just observed how some of these guests talked to the staff, like they are their servants & they need to jump for them. I’m sure in the US, Canada, or Europe they don’t talk to waitstaff & such in that manner. People are people, no matter what, and should be treated with respect. However, I guess different rules apply in the Caribbean. The staff were great, very warm and friendly, and you can tell they are used to discerning clientele which is great. The service was also top notch which I appreciated. The food though, fell short of being delicious. I’m a foodie and the food was lacking in flavor and more options. Room service menu, even for lunch is limited (no fries, no jerk chicken wrap, for room service. only in the restaurant. And those are not big ticket menu items). They also do not have late night room service. Around 11:30pm we wanted a snack as we were hungry and we were told the kitchen in closed. There should be a late night menu available as not everyone is asleep at midnight. Also, if you have travelers from the west coast they may be hungry around midnight or 1am, as that’s only 9pm California time. And guests from cities like NYC, also have a tendency to eat late. And having dinner at 7pm, one can be hungry by midnight, if not asleep. Again, perhaps thinking of catering to a more diverse crowd. Not everyone is sleep by 10pm. I loved not having a tv in the room as you can definitely unwind and unplug from news & politics. Overall, we had an enjoyable stay, and would most likely return. Hopefully, the hotel will continue to market to a variety of audiences/demographics so they can attract new visitors, such as ourselves. Many of the guests are return guests coming every year which is great, but it’s also great to have new guests. That’s what life if all about!
From the moment we disembarked at the airport we were delivered in to the caring hands of the Curtain Bluff Resort. We were greeted by a delightful staff and management who guided us through a brief orientation. Our room was spectacular and beautifully appointed and from the snacks and cold beverages to the Antiguan Rum waiting for us, there was nothing but happiness for 10 days. The Resort is set on land jutting out with The Caribbean Sea on one side and Atlantic Ocean on the other. This provided unending natural beauty that changed everyday. The tennis courts and pro staff are top notch. Stop in at the spa and you will feel like you are in a magical soothing place. If you sit at the beachside for much more than an hour, you are treated to a cool cloth, fresh fruit delivered to your cabana & chaise and of course the bar waiters are always at the ready. The water sports are just waiting for you to try. The swimming pool is beautiful and one can get a really good swim work-out if one wants to. Each day there is a large lunch served at the beach. Dinner is served with a live band at the ready for dancing and enjoyment of the Caribbean rhythms. Did I mention they have room service. Honestly, it was hard to leave - so we’re booked for next November and can’t wait. We think it will become a tradition. Our thanks to everyone - you are imprinted on our hearts.
Love it from start to finish. rooms are stunning and the resort is beautiful with thoughtful trees and stunning beach. Staff were polite, helpful, fun and charming! Food was delicious, either up on the main restaurant or by the tamarind by the beach. Lunch is buffet and different everyday very tasty. Good gym, and watersports are all free (we used them to the max).We are already to book again for next year
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 72 Rooms
- Spa and Beauty Salon
- Fully equipped Air Conditioned fitness centre
- 4 Tennis Courts
- Games Room with sitting area
- 2 television rooms in the hotel
- Wine Cellar
- Gift Shop
- Car rental service
- Room Service
- Complementary coffee
- Parking On Site
- Laundry Service
- Concierge service
- Common Area High speed Access
- Business center
- Meeting facilities
- 1 king-size bed
- 1 Shower/Tub combination full bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Clock radio
- In-room safe available for a fee
- Wireless Internet Access
- Maximum occupancy of 3
- 1 king-size bed
- Separate Bedroom
- Balcony or terrace with Sea View
- Sunken living room with with a mini library
- 1 Shower/Tub combination full bathroom
- Air conditioning and Ceiling fan
- Stocked mini bar
- Maximum occupancy of 4
- Water Sports (small sailing boats, kayaks, snorkelling trips, deep sea fishing, scuba diving)
- Complimentary use of fitness centre, yoga, pilates and aerobics classes
- Live music is played nightly for dancing in on the terrace underneath the spreading Tamarind tree
- Weekly beach barbeque lunch accompanied by a live steel drum band.
Resort Location Map
Curtain Bluff ResortAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Old Road, Saint Mary's Antigua
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