Did you know that some resorts in the Caribbean close for a certain amount of time to prepare for their new season with refurbishing, renovating and training?
Such is the case with award-winning Check PricesCurtain Bluff in Antigua.
Improvements for this new season include new patio furniture, artwork and soft furnishings. The beach concierge service (lounge chairs, cabanas and bar service) now includes the Surf Beach and there’s a new kitchen in one of their restaurants, The Seagrape.
Recently they spent over $13M for renovations, which took about six months to complete. As a family-owned resort they wanted to stay in line with their overall colonial “theme” but still create a fresh new look, and to do so they sourced items from around the world with tile from Turkey, hand-carved dining chairs from Spain, handmade lights from California, and Caribbean artists were commissioned for the artwork. They also kept their Caribbean vibe with blues and greens in the decor.
Previous makeovers included the resort entrance, restaurants, bar, reception area and the lounge as well as updates to the 72 guest rooms and suites, which are just steps from the beach and are also equipped with eco-friendly air conditioning units (so if it’s been a while since you’ve been there, it will seem like an entirely new resort!).
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Check PricesCurtain Bluff is also known for their tennis program as they offer four annual tennis weeks throughout the year. Equally important is the fact that they have two beaches and they’re a bit different from one another. Bay Beach is where you go for some of the activities like snorkeling and kayaking. Dive trips leave from one end of the beach and by the way, scuba diving and all the necessary equipment is included. There’s also a beach concierge that will bring drinks and treats to guests and set up activities and water sports. The second one, Surf Beach, is a bit more quiet and closer to the rooms. (Save me a hammock….pure bliss!)
Cooking Classes with the Chef and wine-appreciation classes can be added and Curtain Bluff has one of the largest wine cellars with over 420 varieties. (For my fellow spa-lovers) Curtain Bluff’s 5000-square-foot Spa, which is secluded from the rest of the resort, is equipped with 5-treatment rooms with balcony and sea views and it also features a waterfall. Fitness classes are offered including Yoga, Pilates, and other classes including private fee-based fitness classes.