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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
  • Joanne G : Ascot, United Kingdom
Wonderful hotel

Fantastic location , beautiful beach and great food . Stayed for 5 nights and every meal was perfect . Friendly staff . Snorkelling in the bay , saw sting rays and turtles . Great water sports too .Rooms have a wonderful view out to sea

  • lottiemillie : sussex Uk
Utter Bliss!

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and my 70th at Carlisle with four of our familyWe arrived after all the BA problems at Gatwick to Paradise we were welcomed by Tony and shown immediately to our Ocean suites followed by rum punches on the beach. Dinner was fantastic and the cocktails amazing, by this time we were all really happy!. Carlisle goes out of it way to make you feel relaxed . Children are catered for they have a kids club at the far end of the beach and we did not hear a peep out of any children except joyful laughter. There is a full operational gym, spa, yoga on the beach Pilates The is a daily bulletin of activities which you are given on arrival so you may choose your activities Water sports are free and we took advantage of all the facilities. we booked the all inclusive option, which includes service and tax most alcohol was included except fine wines and spirits nothing was too much trouble the staff have a great attitude with efficient service, we were in heaven we were given VIP treatment at the airport and transfers were handled by Maureen at St James travel the service was sublime, thank you so much! If you are considering Antigua, you will not be disappointed in this beach resort . Look out for the wonderful array of beautiful coloured sox that Michael wears, it made me smile Late check out was given freely thank you so much for making our week with you so special, we will be back!

  • Joanne C : Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Better than ever

Just returned from yet another visit to Carlisle Bay Resort. If you want a relaxed vacation there is nowhere better. Rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean and simply furnished - no unnecessary clutter. You can relax on your own terrace /balcony which is furnished with a day bed and table & chairs, great place to start the day with breakfast, the only distraction might be the tiny birds or maybe a small gecko. The view is spectacular - palm trees, beach and sea, all a few steps from your room. If you are lounging on the beach you will be served a complimentary fruit skewer and in the afternoon an ice lolly (made from fruit puree - delicious). This is followed by afternoon tea served between 3.30 and 5.00. In between the staff will bring you drinks and food whatever you order. The staff are very friendly but do not expect express service (this is the Caribbean). The food in the restaurants is better than ever, particularly the Jetty Bar which I think is much better than a year ago. John Rogers and his team are doing a great job,. special mention to Michael Eutrope - Guest Services Manager. Very much hoping this team can stay together so the hotel has more continuity than in the past. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Hillcountryhousegirl : Fredericksburg, Texas
Marvelous Experience with Kind, Warm Staff in a Beautiful Setting

We had a wonderful week as a family (with adult children in their twenties) at Carlisle Bay. Everything was absolutely amazing - from the cleanliness of our suite to the delicious food to the friendly, warm and helpful staff. (We really enjoyed our conversations with all of the people we visited with who work at Carlisle Bay, and since we did not explore outside of the resort, the folks we talked with gave us a feel for the culture of the island.) This resort is special because it is simple and elegant, not glitzy or pretentious at allIt is expensive, and a few of the evenings we wished there were less expensive options for dinner! (I'd suggest to the resort that they create an option for evening soups, sandwiches, and salads at a lower price point.) Truly, it may sound corny to say, but our experience was magical! We were sad to leave this beautiful place and the sweet, down to earth people who work there. Clearly, the employees are trained in extraordinary customer service, but almost every one of them seemed sincere in their attempts to make us comfortable. We really, really loved our time at Carlisle Bay.

  • _stephkknight : New York City, New York
Fabulous vacation destination, can't wait to go back!

My husband and I went visited Carlisle Bay in late May. The weather was stunning and the hotel beautiful. We have never experienced such kind, personalised service. Everyone on staff - from housekeeping to the spa to the dining service members and management, was a dream.The room (we had the Ocean suite) was clean, modern and perfectly situated between the restaurants and facilities.The food at the restaurants was outstanding and they have a great sommelier, Michael, who helped us pick the perfect wines to complement our meals. I also organised a private dinner on the Jetty to celebrate my husband's birthday and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.We can't wait to go back to Carlisle Bay - I've been raving about it so much that my dad wants to surprise my mother with a trip there!

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.