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.

Overview
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
  • Kona3241 : New Jersey
Nice but not great

I have to agree with many of the reviews which state that this is not a luxury 4-5 star resort. The rooms (especially the balconies & bathrooms) need updating. The gym was about the worst I have encountered with 2 of the 3 treadmills broken. It is a very laid back and casual resort that definitely caters to the Brits who make up approx. 90% of the clientele . Actually while we were there, the average age was above 70. The star of the facility is the beach. The beach is spacious and beautiful . The beach attendants do try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. But the service is not on par with a Ritz or Viceroy. For example, we booked jet skis with one of the beach sport guys and the jet skis never arrived. When I went to check on them, I was told oh well, I guess they are not coming. Service in the restaurants is about the same. We made the most of our trip by visiting other parts of the island and dining out every night. Nothing is walkable from the resort, taxis are easy to get.

  • DGKnowles : London, United Kingdom
Excellent

The rooms here are just wonderful - RIGHT ON THE BEACH! beds overlooking the sea large well equipped rooms. I love the concept they have here both couples and families welcome. However they split accommodation - one side of the bay is for families the other couples... allows the families to have fun and couples to relax. Beach bar is wonderful. And the beach/bay itself is idyllic! Restaurants could be better but are adequate but hire a car and travel! Service is excellent. Highly recommend.

  • kmstrips : San Francisco, California
Favorite Family hotel with young kids

If you have kids this is the hotel to stay at. The kids club accommodates kids as young as 6 months old. The ground level beach front rooms are perfect for enjoying your time at the beach and only being a few feet away from your room. The beach water is super clam and perfect for kayaking, wind sports, swimming and relaxing. The hotel pool is off of the beach, but perfect for late afternoon shaded swims. My kids happily went to the kids club at least once everyday so the adults could also enjoy a luxury vacation too. We left the property a few times, but easily could have spent the whole trip on site and been entertained with enough food choices if we choose too. The size of the hotel is perfect and even if it was full it would not have felt crowded.

  • Raaders10 : London, United Kingdom
FANTASTIC hotel

I recently stayed at Carlise Bay with my family for over a week. The facilities are excellent, the views absolutely stunning and the staff are brilliant and friendly. I 100% recommend this resort for all those looking for a extraordinary stay in Antigua.

  • Tom49022 : Charlotte, North Carolina
The Pleasure of a Smaller Boutique Resort with the Amenities of a Large Resort

This place is AMAZING. We ended up here by accident - having gone to another resort on the island where we were disappointed with the beach, food, amenities, etc. We decided to switch to Carlisle Bay and are so Thankful. As soon as you pull up you are greeted by so many friendly and helpful people. First off - It is a resort that is very laid back - people are very friendly and the staff is awesome. Service is fantastic. We ordered room service one night and they delayed the delivery of the dessert so it would not melt. From the beach to the bars to the restaurants, the service is second to none. The food is fantastic and anything but bland. We ate at Indigo and had appetizers, main courses and desserts that were not only good, but pushed the envelope on flavor with success. You also have many choices at the main restaurant, Indigo, but complimented by Asian and Italian restaurants and a good "local grill" that blends traditional burgers and sandwiches with local flair and a chef who was willing to get creative when requested. The beach itself is amazing. No fighting for chairs and there is essentially one row of chairs so nobody fighting for good spots because they are all on the water. The staff on the beach takes care of everything - coolers of cold water, coffee, drinks, meals from whatever restaurant you want. I saw a post about outdated rooms, but we had two suites and they were both spectacular. We had beach balcony suites which are spacious, modern and very clean/comfortable. The rooms are right on the water so we had great views and sunsets. The bay is so calm and clean it is like a pool. The pool itself is large and never crowded. A variety of watersports are offered and we loved the ability to meet people from all around the world who were as relaxed and friendly as we were - something that comes with such a laid back place as this. We have traveled the islands quite a bit over the years. Our favorite place in Cayman was taken over and closed - but we have found our future getaway from the daily grind at Carlisle Bay.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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
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  • 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.

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