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Carlisle Bay

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Set in a sweeping bay on a ravishing beach with a backdrop of rolling hills and lush tropical rainforest, the Carlisle Bay is list in The Leading Small Hotels of the World. Nothing short of 5 star elegance, this resort does not disappoint.

Carlisle Bay Antigua is a truly exciting new resort in the Caribbean. Located on the unspoilt south coast of Antigua, this resort is sister hotel to the award-winning One Aldwych in London. Bringing chic contemporary luxury to the beach, cool calm interiors and 80 spacious ocean-facing suites. There are two outstanding restaurants, East and Indigo on the Beach and three great bars.
The fabulous, friendly service and serene ambiance of Carlisle Bay is sure to leave every visitor wanting more. Guest will also enjoy the exceptional Blue Spa with 100% pure and natural products, gymnasium, yoga and pilates with personal training.
Location: Carlisle Bay is situated on the magnificent undeveloped south coast of Antigua. 30 minutes drive from the airport and St Johns, 20 minutes from Nelson's Dockyard and English Harbour.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 479anon : England, United Kingdom
Beautiful Visit, Excellent Customer Service

We received such wonderful customer service that I felt the need to write a review. The hotel, rooms, beach & amenities are all beautiful at Carlisle Bay, but with this visit the customer service really deserves the most credit. The staff made us feel so welcome & special that they deserve to be recognised for their hard work. This is a very special place & I hope we can return to enjoy everything about this resort again.

  • Jack K : Toronto, Canada
Carlisle Bay does it again, 5 star hotel with 10 star service!

This was our family's fourth Christmas in a row at Carlisle Bay. The service as always was incredible!The beach is amazing, the staff are very friendly and very attentive.The restaurants are very good as well.

  • Mrs-Scanlan : Sheffield, United Kingdom
Wonderful stay at Carlisle Bay

This was our second visit to the hotel and if possible, we found it even better than our trip the previous year. We had a beach terrace suite, which are spacious 2 room suites opening directly onto the beach. A lovely large day bed on the terrace to relax on and watch the world go by. With 2 children aged 4+7, the location couldn't have been any better. They were on the beach from the moment they got up to when we dragged them in at sunset. There is a lovely beach service- fruit kebabs mid morning, regular drinks waiter, filled ice boxes with plentiful water bottles and the option of afternoon tea on the beach or anywhere you might want it. There are plenty of sun loungers and this was never an issue.Our boys took part in various kids club activities, out turtle watching, Hobie cat, pool games, to name but a few. They loved it! The guys in the kids club were all fantastic and very approachable. They also had tennis lessons from Ken, which they enjoyed. For us, there was a good selection of eating options. We tried all the restaurants and our children were welcome in all bar the adults only Jetty Grill (which we went to once without them). The staff in all areas were friendly, helpful and polite, nothing was too much trouble. There are mosquitoes and sand flies, but this is a tropical beach destination, so I'm not sure why this would surprise people. There are repellants provided in the room for you to use. Yes there probably are some things that could be improved, but overall, we had a fantastic stay and hope we will return again soon. Thanks Carlisle Bay - we came home feeling rested and well and truly spoilt!

  • Juliet B : Solihull
Great staff, beautiful setting but in need of some TLC

I first visited this hotel in Dec 2009 and it was lovely. Clean, beautiful setting and luxurious rooms. However, after returning in Dec 2016, it looked like there had been no real care and attention to the facilities. Rooms, although still lovely were a bit shabby. Stained mirrors, cracks on doors etc. Areas needed painting. With the exchange rate it was all very pricey which was probably not justified with facilities. It all felt a bit tired and deflated. This may have also accounted for the empty rooms over a peak holiday period. The staff were great as always. With my sister (a frequent visitor) and her two children it was fine. As an adult who has stayed in some beautiful hotels, I wouldn't visit again. A very expensive (3/4 star( hotel.

  • lissiehart : London, United Kingdom
Oasis of luxury!

My husband and I visited Carlisle for two nights after island hopping to St Kitts and Nevis!Upon arrival we were greeted with a cocktail and taken on a tour of the property. We were then shown our room which was a sea view suite with unobstructed views over the ocean, absolutely a dream come true! There was a fan, king size bed, air con, an additional twin room and a large bathroom with shower, bath and separate toilet. My only complaint is there was no hairdryer or iron and when we called they didn't bring one, but that's island life sometimes. The restaurants are varied with a beach bar further down the private beach, fantastic fresh fish and lovely wine selections at the main restaurant which overlooks the sea. Great pizza, great live music in the evenings. Expect to spend a few pennies here, there is 10% tax and generally 10-15% compulsory service on top of already high prices but that's Antigua.Take mosquito spray, it's an absolute must!!! Weather was wet but still warm in mid Nov. Staff are charming, especially the concierge! Beach beds, towels and water with an ice cooler is all included, you even get free afternoon tea, most people have their special spots but if you have a sea view suite your beds (which are in front) are generally left alone until you need them. Hotel taxi service to the airport is $60USD and is booked through the hotel. Don't expect a smooth ride though.Recommend to couples!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Breakfast daily
  • Afternoon tea
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Tennis
  • Introductory yoga and pilates
  • Movies in onsite theatre
  • Use of beach chairs and towels
  • 80 spacious ocean-facing suites
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Water sports
  • 9 tennis courts
  • Yoga
  • Gym
  • Pilates
  • Private screening room
  • 24 hour room service
  • Express overnight laundry and one hour pressing
  • Dry cleaning
  • Internet access (fee)
Ocean Facing Suites include:
  • Cool calm spacious interiors
  • Bespoke furniture
  • Luxurious silks
  • Crisp white Frette bed linen
  • Individually controlled air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Large day bed on every balcony and terrace
  • Pure and natural bath products
  • Stunning original photography
  • Fresh fruit delivered daily
  • Private balcony or terrace
  • Breathtaking ocean views from every single suite
  • Fully stocked minibar
  • Hairdryers
  • DVD and CD players
  • Satellite TV
  • Gaggia espresso machine
  • Bedside fibre optic reading lights
  • Mobile telephones available for hire (fee)
  • Wireless Broadband internet access (fee)
  • In room safe
2 and 3 Bedrooms Suites also available. Please inquire for details.
Kids Corner:  For children aged between 3-12, there is a comprehensive program of supervised activities from Monday to Saturday from 10.00am - 6.30pm. Complimentary activities include face painting, jewellery making, beach olympics, puppet making, treasure hunts, tie-dye and, for children aged over eight, kayaking with the watersports team.  In addition a children's movie is shown each day in the screening room. Babysitting is available 24 hours a day.

Please note that children cannot be accommodated in Ocean Suites but the Beach and Carlisle Suites are ideal for families.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details. 

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  • Carlisle Bay
    Antigua,Antigua And Barbuda

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Carlisle Bay Antigua
Old Rd, Saint Mary's 00000 Antigua

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.