Antigua Lodging Past and Present

If you are like me and follow The Bachelorette each week,

you know that tonight wraps up this season 

on the beautiful island of Antigua.

Last week I showed you some photos and links of where the Bachelorette cast stayed on the island.  I also mentioned that while I vacationed in Antigua years ago, I stayed at Jumby Bay.  

Well, actually before taking the ferry over to to the exclusive island where Jumby is located, we spent the first half of our getaway at the breathtaking Curtain Bluff

suite photo via Curtain Bluff.com

Curtain Bluff  is located on the south side of Antigua.  It is an all-inclusive resort (which many in Antigua are) and has something for everyone. From their variety of room types to two totally different beaches, you could spend your whole vacation without the need to leave this beautiful resort.

While the exterior of the resort has not changed much over the years,

you will see that rooms have gone through some lovely renovations!

Here is the Junior Suite we stayed in about 10 years ago.

We had an amazing view of the water…

Our room looked out towards the “Surf Beach”

and was so close to the water that the crashing waves

lulled us to sleep each night!

The beautiful beach felt so private.

And gave us the perfect location

to sit and view the sailboats race by

during the Antigua Sailing Week.

If you stay in one of these rooms now,

the view would be the same but the rooms have been beautifully updated:

via Curtain Bluff.com

Now I really want to go back!

But this time I might stay in one of the 

Terrace Suites:

via Curtain Bluff.com

How peaceful is that?!!

Anyway, besides the Surf Beach,

Curtain Bluff also has a sleepy Bay Beach

where we spent some lazy afternoons.

The grounds of the hotel were so peaceful.

And we enjoyed many dinners in the lovely

restaurant and lounge area.

Even though Curtain Bluff is an all-inclusive resort,

we rented a car and explored the island a bit.

Here is the view of English Harbour from Shirley Heights.

If I wasn’t 6 weeks pregnant at the time,

I would have enjoyed a cocktail at this famous lookout area.

It was just fun exploring around the island though.

And we did seize the opportunity

to swim with the dolphins!

What a fun experience that was!

I definitely recommend you try it sometime!

Antigua is on my list of places to return.

The beaches and color of the water are breathtaking

and as you can see, 

the one of a kind resorts are luxurious.

I would recommend staying in one of the all-inclusives

because some areas of the island are a bit

“rough around the edges” to put it nicely.

Be sure to watch the Bachelorette tonight

on ABC to see the finale

as well as more of the gorgeous island of Antigua.

Will you be watching?

Have you been to Antigua?

Linking to:
The Tablescaper – Oh the Places I’ve Been
Travel Photo Discovery – Travel Photos Monday

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8 Comments

  1. Robyn@SimplyMe1970
    August 6, 2013 / 12:48 am

    I don't watch that show but these photos are beautiful! I would love to go there one day! I can see why you'd want to go back.

  2. ND Chic
    August 7, 2013 / 2:35 am

    I do watch the show and it looks so beautiful there. I would definitely want to go too.

  3. Carolyn@Sweet Chaos
    August 8, 2013 / 12:53 am

    Never been there, but now that I've seen your gorgeous pictures, I want to go yesterday!! I'd like to be sitting on that terrace with a cocktail… beautiful view. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Chris
    August 8, 2013 / 3:25 am

    Hi Shelley, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chrishttp://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

  5. Noel Morata
    August 9, 2013 / 12:46 am

    wow, the views from the hills are spectacular and what a beautiful area!I'm inviting you to come join us also For Travel Photo MOndays, it runs all week starting Mondays, come link up with us 🙂

  6. Muza-chan
    August 12, 2013 / 5:49 am

    So cute,I love dolphins too…

  7. Abby
    August 12, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    I love hotels decorated in the colors of the sea. Gorgeous beach!!

  8. Ruth Kelly
    August 12, 2013 / 11:39 pm

    I haven't been there but I would love to go. Love your before and after photos.

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