Welcome back, and I continue this week with counting down the Top 20 Resorts of 2021.
Today I feature one of two luxury resorts in the Top 10, that come out of the most beautiful Caribbean island which also has some of the best beaches in the entire Caribbean, it is the island of Antigua!
As always this countdown is based on overall clientele in 2021.
#8 - Curtain Bluff, Antigua
Located on the southern tip of Antigua in the Leeward Islands, Curtain Bluff encompasses 20
acres of lush tropical gardens on the Curtain Bluff peninsula, overlooking the Caribbean
Sea. For more than 50 years, Curtain Bluff’s extraordinary service and amenities have
set the standard for excellence throughout the Caribbean. Renowned hotelier, the late
Howard Hulford (who passed away in 2009), selected the private location for the resort in
1957– a peninsula surrounded by a reef which protects the property’s two beautiful sandy
beaches: the tranquil waters of the bay beach and a dramatic surf beach. The resort has been
under the same outstanding ownership since it first opened in 1962
My Preferred Partner Benefits Include:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
- $100USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Encompassed by lush tropical gardens and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the iconic Curtain Bluff is considered the best value for an all-inclusive luxury resort. Along with 72 intimate oceanfront rooms and suites, the signature Hulford Collection of suites features private infinity-edge pools and impeccable attention to detail and service. At this award-winning resort, visit the spa, wine cellar, and gym, or try out scuba diving, paddleboarding, tennis, squash, yoga, and Pilates. The hotel has just completed a $13 million renovation of its lobby, Tamarind Restaurant & Bar, library, and terraces.
Guests continue to be smitten with Curtain Bluff; the resort generously offers visitors a
real Caribbean experience for one all-inclusive price. The resort’s luxury accommodations all have ocean views and include premium activities such as scuba diving, reef snorkeling and more, along with all gourmet-caliber meals and top-shelf bar drinks. No wrist-bands or buffet lines here – dinners at Curtain Bluff are al fresco fine dining with a menu that changes nightly, under the helm of chef Christophe
Blatz who trained with Alain Ducasse. Curtain Bluff boasts the Caribbean’s largest wine
cellar and even had the honor of receiving two Condé Nast Johansens awards (Most Excellent
Service in the Caribbean). The resort has also received accolades from top national media: ranked top resort in Antigua in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” and ranked as one of the top resorts
in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler
The 72 guest rooms and suites all overlook the sea and are steps from the beach. Whether on the beach
or on the bluff, every room offers breathtaking ocean views and a private balcony or patio. All Curtain Bluff rooms and suites have eco-friendly air conditioning units.
Rooms on the Beach
18 Deluxe Rooms (renovated 2019)
40 Junior Suites (renovated 2021)
Morris Bay Suite
Grace Bay Suite
Grace Bay & Morris Bay Suites
The Grace Bay and Morris Bay Suites, both 2,000
square feet, are the resort’s premier accommodations.
The suites have a bedroom and separate living room
that looks out onto a large terrace with a private Jacuzzi
and sweeping views of the turquoise Caribbean waters.
Rooms on the Bluff (renovated in 2019)
5 Bluff Rooms
5 One Bedroom Bluff Suites
1 Terrace Room
1 Cliff Suite
Curtain Bluff offers incredible value with breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the price. French-born Christophe Blatz has been overseeing the kitchen at Curtain Bluff as Executive Chef for the past 20 years.
COOKING CLASSES WITH THE CHEF
Chef Christophe Blatz teaches guests his personal style of
fusing French flavors with Caribbean cuisine every week in
the kitchen at the resort. Classes can be booked with the
BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER
Breakfast and dinner are served al fresco in the Tamarind Tree
restaurant with European and Caribbean fusion. Dress code
elegantly casual, no denim, no shorts. Lunch is served at the
Sea Grape. Room service is available during meal hours.
Afternoon tea is served on the Sugar Mill Terrace.
THE SEA GRAPE
Curtain Bluff’s beach restaurant offers evening dining right on
the sand, just feet from the water’s edge. Open between
three to five nights per week, the restaurant serves delicious
Curtain Bluff has one of the most highly regarded wine cellars in
the Caribbean. Wine tasting can be booked via hotel concierge.
Other Honors for Curtain Bluff in 2021:
#7 in Caribbean & #2 in Antigua
All Images Courtesy of & used with permission by Curtain Bluff & its proper photograper credits.
The Top 20 of 2021 so far:
- #9 - Blackberry Farm, Tennessee
- #10 - Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico
- #11 - Rosewood Mayakoba, Mayakoba Mexico
- #12 - Casa de Campo, D. Republic
- #13 - Eden Rock, St. Barts
- #14 - Four Seasons Maui, Hawaii
- #15 - Paws Up, Montana
- #16 - Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Kona/Hawaii
- #17 - The Breakers, Palm Beach
- #18 - Sea Island, Georgia
- #19 - Four Seasons Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- #20 - Montage Healdsburg, California (Sonoma/Napa Region)