Leaving behind the social media, along with the city pollution and fast-paced environment, I escaped to the Caribbean’s all-Inclusive luxury resort Curtain Bluff. Located in Antigua and Barbuda, it has consistently ranked among the finest resorts and tennis centers in the world, and is a prime destination for weddings, family gatherings and spa holidays. More importantly, it’s the perfect place to decompress, and indulge in activities for your body, mind and soul that can be personalized based on your interests and needs. Just a short ride from the airport, you arrive at the relaxing, luxurious atmosphere of the lovely Curtain Bluff Resort, greeted with a refreshing drink from friendly staff. Just as impressive as the atmosphere, the food can’t be beat! Being in the Caribbean, your natural inclination is towards the fresh seafood, but meat lovers are also catered to with steak, veal, and chicken options, and not to be overlooked, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices. Award-winning chefs Christophe Blatz and Rodrick Beazer ensure that every food preference is available on any given menu! The best part is that most of their food, excluding the red meat, is grown organically and cultivated locally on the island. The result is a guaranteed flavorful and healthy meal.
INSIDER HINT! Make sure to try the fruits and vegetables, like tomatoes and mangos; the taste is so different from what you’re probably accustomed to – it really cannot be described, only experienced.
To my pleasant surprise, most meals are accompanied by live music. My favorite is Curtain Bluff’s fantastic reggae band. A wine tasting can be arranged right before dinner from the Resort’s extensive collection. They tout one of the biggest wine cellars in the Caribbean, including many fine exclusive European and American wines and champagnes. You will be delighted by the wine along with the knowledgeable wine experts. This is one of the not-to-be-missed highlights of this inclusive luxury resort.
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Kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, yoga, tennis classes, a playground for kids, basketball court, gym, pool and spa are some of the amenities offered at Curtain Bluff! And if you’re not into organized activities, you can lie down on one of the many hammocks or beach chairs and just relax and admire nature while drinking one of the Resort’s signature award winning cocktails. Caribbean Fantasy (similar to a frozen piña colada, but made with banana) was an easy favorite, and so was the Wadadli Rock (another mix blended rum cocktail).
Curtain Bluff is really a perfect place to celebrate any occasion. You will find yourself among many honeymooners and anniversary celebrations since it’s the ultimate couples getaway destination. Most of the rooms give a new meaning to the concept of “on the beach” since this inclusive luxury resort is literally located on a white-sand bluff between two beaches. At night, you can seat outside your room and listen to the waves and birds while gazing at the stars and the moon.
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Not to be missed, the Resort’s Spa is one of the ultimate sources of relaxation. It is not just the available treatments offered that make you stop and think “WOW,” but the feel of the natural products, the plush bathrobe, the terrace with breathtaking ocean views, the muscle-soothing Jacuzzi and the never-ending supply of refreshing drinks (available based on your mood including champagne, wine, sparkling water and fresh juices). At one point, I felt as if the staff were hidden throughout the Spa, awaiting the opportunity to refill my glass at the moment of my last sip (are they popping out of closets or from under my massage table?). After or before treatments, you can sit and relax in the lounge area on the terrace. Or take a dip in the jacuzzi, conveniently located on the same terrace. But it’s the quality of the products and the plethora of treatments available that keeps the Spa busy not just with guests from the Curtain Bluff, but also visitors from other locations and even locals – with the Spa’s rating as best on the island, it’s no wonder that reservations are coveted. Afterwards, you will be offered a refreshing pineapple gazpacho or some other fruits.
INSIDER HINT! Make sure to try the signature caviar facial and/or caviar and champagne massage….it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Your skin will be glowing for days following either treatment.
Last but not least, Curtain Bluff is well known for hosting tennis training sessions, tournaments, and championships. Very few resorts can claim the quality and beauty of the courts, the tennis program, pros on staff, equipment and events available. Their Tennis Center has four championship hard courts centered around a Pro Tennis shop, which is an easy lob shot from the sea!
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your own visit to Curtain Bluff Inclusive Luxury Resort and experience it for yourself.