Ideal for a rustic, quiet getaway, the decidedly romantic Curtain Bluff is one of the more luxurious all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Rates can be steep and some of the more rustic elements may not be for everyone (rooms lack TVs, for example); but the property offers two excellent restaurants in The Tamarind Restaurant and The Sea Grape (collared shirts required for men, no shorts), world class tennis facilities with private lessons, a great kids club, an outstanding staff, and split-level accommodations with beautiful terraces that have private infinity plunge pools and second-to-none ocean views (the Bluff Suites have the best views). The spa boasts ocean views of its own, plus Swedish and Shiatsu massages, body polishes, herbal aromatherapy wraps, and couples treatments. The two beach areas are on the narrow side and there’s no central swimming pool area (these factors have a negative effect on the Overall Beach Resort Rating, downgrading it from Aaa to Aa1); there is a lap swimming pool, but it’s far from most rooms and not near the center of the property. Water sports such as scuba diving, snorkeling trips, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, and water skiing are included in the rate. Other activities include yoga and Pilates classes, squash, water aerobics, and basketball. The resort caters more to couples, but it’s also a great option for families.
The government of Antigua and Barbuda mandates that guests arriving by air must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within seven (7) days of their flight. Departure COVID-19 testing is available on-site, but it isn’t complimentary. Both antigen tests and PCR tests cost $250 USD per test. In the event of a positive test, asymptomatic guests can quarantine at the hotel for a food and beverage rate of $450 plus tax, for a maximum of two persons sharing a room.