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Head To Curtain Bluff In Antigua For A Tropical Escape This Fall

Head To Curtain Bluff In Antigua For A Tropical Escape This Fall

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.

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Looking for a tropical escape to visit this fall? Look no further than Curtain Bluff, the fully inclusive resort in Antigua in the Leeward Islands, which is now offering a 20% discount for stays of five nights or longer.

The all-inclusive rate, which must be booked by November 1st, includes three meals daily, bar drinks and much more, starts at $865 per night for two adults. The rate applies to visits that take place between October 26 and December 17, 2019 (blackout dates are November 23rd to the 30th).

Curtain Bluff is an ideal setting for an authentic Caribbean destination wedding or celebration. Seen here is Bluff House, a popular spot for events at the resort.

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Located on the South Coast of the island, Curtain Bluff is one of the Caribbean‘s finest ultra-inclusive luxury resorts. Owned and operated by the Hulford family since its founding in 1962, the resort has 200 staff members which enable it to offer a high level of service not found at most other resorts. As a result, Curtain Bluff is known for its loyal guests, many of whom are “repeaters,” returning year after year. “On average, 65%  of our guests are repeat guests,” says Wendy Eardley, Resident Manager of Curtain Bluff. “But we do see a trend with a lot more new families coming here—sometimes, as many as half of our guests are new families.”

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The library at Curtain Bluff is a comfortable place to read a book.

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The resort is a top destination for honeymooners, as well a popular destination wedding location (with a wedding coordinator on site). The resort’s unique Terrace Suite is the most popular choice for newlyw thanks to its private location at the very top of the bluff and breathtaking views over the beach, Morris Bay and the Caribbean Sea. Families are also drawn to the all-inclusive resort which is located in the Eastern Caribbean, in large part due to its attentive staff and manageable scale.

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Overlooking the Surf Beach are five one and two bedroom Bluff Suites. Each offers three-level interiors that are light and airy.

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The resort unveiled a $13 million renovation in October 2017 including an update to many of its private and public spaces which is the most significant refurbishment of its kind since opening. Its 72 spacious beachfront rooms and suites feature pristine ocean views. Accented with sea foam blues and greens that evoke the surrounding Antiguan waters, its guest rooms are serenaded with verdant palms and drenched in sunlight to create the ultimate oasis. Its 12 Bluff Suites will be refreshed with new stone tiling and furnishings in time for the resort’s season reopening this year.

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Each of Curtain Bluff’s spacious rooms offer expansive ocean views.

Photo by Carrie Coolidge

In addition to its picture-perfect location, the resort offers gourmet cuisine, and superb facilities that are incorporated in a fully inclusive rate that is truly one of the best values in the region. In addition to meals and beverages (including house wines), activities from scuba diving (for certified divers only), sailing, snorkeling and water skiing to tennis, squash, Pickleball, yoga and kayaking are also included in the daily rate (the resort has four resident tennis professional instructors on staff). Curtain Bluff’s fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and offers daily yoga, Pilates, water aerobics and muscle toning classes.

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The resort’s 5,000-square-foot spa offers a tranquil setting and is steps away from the sea.

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The beachfront resort, which is located on the south and east side of Antigua, is widely known for its award-winning full-service spa. The 5,000-square-foot spa, features four single treatment rooms and one couples treatment room with wide-open views over the water to picturesque views of Montserrat, Cades Reef, St. Kitts, Nevis and Redonda in the distance.

The spa menu includes a full repertoire of massage techniques from Swedish and Shiatsu to Deep Tissue. There are also body treatments and herbal aromatherapy wraps offered, as well as facials, manicures and pedicures.

Before receiving treatments, guests sit outside sipping tea brewed from herbs fresh picked from the spa’s own garden. Afterwards, they relax on an open verandah, sitting in a Jacuzzi that rests on the edge of a cliff.

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The whirlpool at the Spa at Curtain Bluff.

Photo by Carrie Coolidge

The resort offers two restaurants, Tamarind and Seagrape. Located beachfront, Seagrape offers a dinner menu that features a blend of Italian-Antiguan fare (an extensive buffet lunch is also served here daily).

Tamarind is open-walled in the traditional plantation style, and looks out over a terrace canopied by the spreading limbs of a tamarind tree. It features a five-course menu that changes nightly, includes locally caught fish, such as fresh lobster, and many healthy options. Each evening, Tamarind hosts a different band and guests dance in the moonlight. Both restaurants offer daily breakfast. The resort’s extensive wine collection, which is stored in its wine cellar, offers 400 carefully selected wines from 10 countries. Its sommelier, George Williams, was trained in France and California.

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Curtain Bluff has been praised by culinary magazines for its food and beverage programs, which are included in the room rate. The Tamarind Tree terrace is seen here.

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Afternoon tea is served at the stone Sugar Mill terrace overlooking the gardens while hors d’oeuvres are served during the cocktail hour at the Sugar Mill Bar. “Room service is also included in the rate, so if you want a drink or a snack or breakfast, it can be brought to a guest’s room and there is no charge for it,” says Eardley.

Curtain Bluff offers a Beach Concierge service on its calm Bay Beach as well as on its Surf Beach on the other side of the bluff. Guests can now select a beach that fulfills their every need — including drinks, towels, cabanas, hammocks, lounge chairs, etc. — supplied by attentive staff. The resort is not affected by the sargassum seaweed impacting other parts of the island.

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Curtain Bluff offers two expansive beaches–one that is ideal for swimming while the other is perfect for surfing.

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Many airlines offer direct service to Antigua from major cities in the U.S., Canada and London, including Jet Blue, United Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Air Canada. The resort offers its guests a complimentary VIP meet-and-greet service at V.C. Bird International Airport upon their arrival.

For more information about visiting Curtain Bluff, see this link.