About Antigua

Island Exploration

 

We include so many things in our rate that many guests never leave the resort. We do recommend the following excursions if you are thinking of seeing the island. Remember that we drive on the LEFT in Antigua, so if you rent a car, be sure to drive on the correct side of the road and enjoy exploring!

 

  • NELSON’S DOCKYARD: Just a few minutes by taxi from Curtain Bluff, Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour is one of the Caribbean’s finest historic sites. Developed as a base for the British Navy in 1725, during the great age of sail, the dockyard was home base for Britain’s Leeward-Islands fleet under the command of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest naval hero in British history. Finally closed in 1889, the dockyard has been completely restored and is now designated as a World Heritage Site.

 

  • SHIRLEY HEIGHTS: High above the harbor and reached by car or on foot via the Lookout Trail, Shirley Heights is a former fortress with superb views across the Caribbean to Montserrat and Guadeloupe. On Sundays there is steel band music from 3 to 6 PM and reggae from 6 to 9 PM. At the Dow’s Hill Interpretation Center you can watch an impressive multimedia presentation of Antigua’s history, from its initial settlement to independence.

 

  • MUSEUM: For another glimpse back through the centuries, spend an hour in the cool interior of the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda in the middle of St. John’s, ½ hour ride from the resort. The collection of artifacts and exhibits ranging from a life-size replica of an Arawak dwelling to the bat of Viv Richards, one of the greatest cricket players of all time — tells the islands’ captivating story.

 

  • STINGRAY CITY: If it’s the natural side of Antigua that interests you most, then take an eco-tour with Antigua Paddles, based out of Seatons on the island’s eastern shore. Experienced guides lead you through a half-day filled with kayaking, snorkeling, powerboating and hiking adventures. To get even closer to the local marine life, snorkel Stingray City, a crystal-clear ocean pool protected by its own reef where you can actually swim with the rays.

 

  • ZIPLINE CANOPY TOUR: Only a few minutes taxi ride away from the resort you can get geared-up for an adrenaline-coursing ride through the rainforest canopy and over plunging valleys on a Zip-line Canopy Tour. Perfectly safe even for young children, the full tour includes 21 different lines. Photographs are available once you get back to base.

 

  • Adventure Antigua offers three award-winning, full-day, water-based excursions: “Eli’s Original Eco Tour” and the “Xtreme Circumnav” (on specially-designed power boats); and the “Classic Sailing Tour” on a traditional wooden sloop. All tours have themes of history and ecology; a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor and include snorkelling equipment, lunch and drinks.

 

Getting Here

All  flights into Antigua land at the V.C. Bird International Airport.  Curtain Bluff is ½ hour away from the airport and remember to send us your flight details so that we can have your luxury VIP Meet and Greet Service at the airport for you

Curtain Bluff has an AIR+HOTEL booking engine for your convenience. You may book your flights plus your rooms with us HERE (insert link)

Direct Flights from the U.S.A

  • American Airlines flies direct from JFK and from Miami on a daily basis. 
  • United Airlines flies direct from Newark (EWR) every Saturday and Sunday
  • Delta Airlines flies direct from Atlanta (ATL) and from JFK every Saturday. 
  • JetBlue flies direct from JFK every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

Direct Flights from Canada

  • Air Canada flies direct from Toronto (YYZ) every Saturday and Sunday. 
  • West Jet flies from Toronto to Antigua on Wednesdays & Sundays in Winter
  • Sunwing flies from Toronto to Antigua on Fridays

Direct Flights from the U.K

  •  Virgin Atlantic flies from London Gatwick every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in summer and every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Winter
  • British Airways flies daily from London Gatwick

 

Flights from Europe

  • Condor flies into Antigua in the Winter from most major airports in Germany and also partners with a variety of other carriers out of Europe.