Activities & Things To Do
Time moves slowly at Curtain Bluff. There is room in every day to play a set of tennis, scuba dive or snorkel on the reef, skim across the bay on a Hobie Cat.
Maybe you'll choose to work out on the elliptical, melt into a massage, cast a line in the deep blues, whoosh through the forest canopy on a zip-line and delve into Antigua's rich history... or simply swing in a hammock to the rhythm of the waves and lose yourself in that long-awaited novel.
At Curtain Bluff you can be as active as you want to be, lying in the shade or jumping from one sport to the next. Since all activities, including watersports, are included in the room rate, the choice is yours. A big favourite is the twice daily snorkeling trips, by boat, which is also included in your stay!
All water activities are at no extra cost to guests at Curtain Bluff: scuba diving (including all necessary equipment), aqua aerobics, use of the Lap Pool, Waterskiing and wakeboarding (speedboat, equipment and instruction), Beach toys, such as Hobie Cats, paddleboats, kayaks and Windsurfers, Snorkel equipment (fins, mask and snorkel) and two daily reef trips, Beach chairs, hammocks and sun floats.
Many Caribbean resorts can claim a beautiful beach, but how many have two ... totally different in mood and only steps from your room?
The softly curving Bay Beach is the hub of daytime activity (and inactivity). The jetty at one end is the departure point for dive trips, water-skiing and rides on the Super Mable (an inflatable raft that is towed behind a boat). Sheltered by Cades Reef (the site for the twice-daily snorkeling trips), the water is calm and clear, perfect for swimming, sailing a Hobie and kayaking. Recliners cluster in the shade of palapas.
At the other end of the beach is the Beach Cafe and Bar, throughout the day, beach concierges deliver cold drinks, coconuts, ice lollies and other small treats.
At the back of this beach, surrounded by palms, lies the swimming pool with its two lap lanes; the basketball half-court - perfect for a pick-up game with the guys, the court is lit and stocked with basketballs. You'll also find two courts for bocce and two more for shuffleboard.
All of the resorts rooms run along the back of Surf Beach, an undulating stretch of golden sand shaded by palms. The less used of the two beaches, it's ideal for quiet contemplation, playing in the surf and swinging in a hammock to the rhythm of the waves.
Enjoying these two features of beach life is truly unique. Being in the thick of it on the calm Bay Beach or letting the sound of the surf erase stress and allowing the calming moments of solitude bring you back to centre on the Surf Beach. Experiencing it will really make you appreciate the added dimension these two beautiful beaches bring to Curtain Bluff.
Very few resorts can claim the quality and beauty of the courts, pros, equipment and events that you find at Curtain Bluff. Squash is an easy sport to pick up and is excellent exercise.Squ ash time is included at Curtain Bluff, as are complimentary rackets, balls, goggles and even instruction, all available through the Tennis Pro Shop.
The Tennis Centre has four championship hard courts centered around a Pro Tennis shop - an easy lob shot from the sea. All are in impeccable condition and lit for night play. The three resident pros — Rennie, Nigel and Dillo — are trained in the U.S. to teach aptitudes right up to 5.5 (nearly a pro) and ready at 7:00 AM to take a guest's challenge, pair guests together for a game or work on that backhand. Private lessons cost $US 70 per hour.