Curtain Bluff Resort Awarded Gold status in Antigua

Curtain Bluff Resort Awarded Gold status in Antigua
October 29, 2018 Bradley Cox

Curtain Bluff Resort, located on the beachfront in Antigua, is an all-inclusive 5 star resort ranked amongst the best worldwide. Wedding couples, families and discerning guests are enticed by the charm, intimacy and warm friendly service at this tropical retreat.

Green Globe recently awarded Gold status to Curtain Bluff Resort in acknowledgement of five consecutive years of certification with the property receiving an outstanding compliance score of 98%.

In line with the resort’s sustainability management plan, both management and staff focus on environmental and conservation efforts, and have implemented social initiatives that contribute positively toward regional development.

Environmental Measures

Energy consumption is routinely monitored with reduction targets currently set at 3%. Air conditioning units are replaced over time with energy efficient Daikin inverter units and the property has a support co-generator unit that can be deployed if necessary to ensure no negative impact is made on neighboring communities.

Curtain Bluff has its own reverse osmosis system that produces potable water while wastewater treated at the onsite Zenon Technology Sewage Treatment Plant is used to irrigate landscapes and gardens thereby reducing water consumption. Furthermore, in line with the resort’s waste diversion strategy, a new coconut grinder is being utilized as a composting resource.

Regional Development

Named after a village that sits close to the property, the Old Road Fund was established in 1974 by resort founders, Howard & Chelle Hulford. The fund’s initial purpose was to supply basic necessities for families in need. Thanks to the support of the resort and its guests, the fund quickly outgrew its modest goals and to date over $US 1 million has been spent on various programs ranging from university scholarship assistance and medical relief to sports development. In addition, computers were donated to the Old Road Primary School through the fund.

Each year, the Tennis Center at Curtain Bluff holds special events at its four championship hard courts including Antigua Tennis Week and Tennis Challenge Week. Over the last twenty years, 150 children have been to tennis camp in the USA and 45 have received a full university education. Through the resort’s philanthropic programs, local children acquire skills that can lead to employment either as tennis instructors at the Center itself or careers further afield.

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View Green Globe’s Video of Curtain Bluff Resort here.