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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
  • RWYNN-JONES : Conwy, United Kingdom
Hotel of contrasts

Beautiful room, lovely beach, both well looked after as befits a 5 star establishment.The rest was a complete disappointment, The catering was not up to standard and we felt the service was not professional, though mostly well meaning and we were left feeling that we had overpaid for this part of our stay.

  • Suzan609 : London, United Kingdom
Complete Family Holiday

Ten family members - 4 couples and children: we have just returned from 2 wonderful weeks in Antigua staying at Carlisle Bay. Everything was excellent: this hotel has a most enviable position on a small cove between the capital and historic dockyard 'English Harbour' and just half an hour from the airport. Accommodation worked very well with our ground floor verandah being the focus for morning coffee/pina colada lunch/afternoon tea right onto the beach and the sea. Babies made friends and loved the crèche. Twice we had baby sitters so we adults could enjoy evenings together off site. The hotel recommended several outside activities and dining places all of which were excellent and of course eating on site at Indigo/East was good too. Breakfast was amazing. Tennis and Water sports - especially hobi cats were enormous fun. It was a huge success.

  • Matt S : Winchester, United Kingdom
As near to paradise as you can get!

As near to paradise as you can get. My first visit, and my wife's second. I can see why she has been wanting to come back for so long! The location is near perfect, you are cocooned within the bay itself with its beautiful views wherever you look.The staff are all fantastic and so friendly, you feel welcome and relaxed from the moment you arrive and the hotel team help you unwind and settle in.All of the eating venues are of a fantastic quality and the theme of great service continues from the restaurant teams, they are friendly and informative and always on hand to offer a recommendation from the extensive Menus, Michael the Sommelier is fantastic and really informative at every price point and the house wines are all perfectly picked.On the beach as soon as you settle into one of the many comfy loungers, a team member has dropped a thermos cooler with iced water for you and the water sports team are friendly and informative. Jerome or Vaughan will bring you afternoon tea on the beach and there is definitely something to be said for eating scones and sipping English Breakfast tea from a china cup while staring out to sea. There is a good range of water sports equipment, I took a one off lesson to use the Hobie Cats (this allows you to book them out as much as you want) and thought it was great value. There are also SUP's and kayaks to use as well as snorkelling equipment, so plenty to keep me entertained. The management team are very hands on, often stopping for a chat and to check that you have all you need. The rooms are huge and well thought out.Nothing is too much trouble for the team at Carlisle Bay, and I will be returning as soon as possible.

  • Seth R :
Luxury Beach Resort

I felt compelled to write a review of our 5 night stay in Carlisle Bay. The staff here are the real winners. Marvin in water sports, Michael the F&B manager, Jerome on the beach, Winston the bell man, Marlon at the Jetty, everyone went out of their way to make sure we had the best time possible. This is a luxury beach resort and they do a great job. The food was very good and I am very picky when it comes to dining out. It does become expensive with the extra surcharges and fees but that is to be expected at a resort like this. Most rates should include free breakfast so that does help. The staff also encourages you to leave the resort in their private taxi van. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Beach is very nice and if you are adventurous you can take a 5 min walk to another smaller beach that was great for beach combing. But lots to see snorkeling in the bay right in front of the resort We hope to come back many times in the future.

  • DGKnowles : London, United Kingdom
Meets and Exceeds Expectation...

Well... I don't often review. My husband and I travel significantly with both business and pleasure. We have stayed in the best of the best worldwide. We are here on day 3 a just get away from it all don't care where trip / celebration but we hit jackpot! If you are considering this hotel stop and book! We spend a lot of time in Barbados and Bermuda and frequent many Caribbean islands. Antigua is a first for us. Although we are still discovering the island it is beautiful. However this hotel ranks at the top. From the first greeting to the suites, the stunning bay, you will not be disappointed. What we love is the small but all important touches. Often you pay for a top hotel and feel aggrieved they can't extend to a simple bottle of water in the room or on the beach without charging a fortune, you pay premium to stay somewhere get there and nothing is included.... Not here - complimentary in room non alcoholic drinks and snacks, fruit and frozen ices on the beach, ice bucket with waters delivered at you bed at 10am, complimentary breakfast anywhere you like (no room charge and no restrictions!) the list goes on. This place is unique in that it allows couples and families to enjoy without either feeling awkward or crossing paths. The hotel keeps the bay discreetly separated. Many hotels could learn from the approach here... Those who say it's expensive for food and drink I would challenge in comparison to any establishment of this nature in the Caribbean it is as you would expect - I've paid more for much worse! If your a busy family, couple or individual and want to de-stress come here... the Owner and Manager have the perfect place for you all ready and waiting.

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.