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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
  • p13myl :
What was missing!!

Beautiful location lovely staff genuine very helpful and respectful. Would I come back ? To answer this I pause and wonder why I cannot say yes automatically. An opportunity to do so much but to expensive to enjoy so many facilities go wasted. I.e. 9 tennis courts beautiful left empty. The gym and health treatments left empty. It was 41 dollars for a hamburger. The calibre of food was okay. Lunch amounted to 200 dollars. It was cheaper to go out by taxi, eat out, and return by taxi. There were so many opportunities lost ? The hotel had provision for 250 people. There was only four people total there.We had a brief meeting with the general manager and his wife over limited drinks and canap├ęs.Very nice but lasted only 15 minutes !!The bugs / sand flies not to mention a lagoon to the rear of the hotel contains many insects and all biting. The shoreline contained many branches trees and glass along the shore line so beware. It's a shame as we loved the hotel and the local people.Recommendation The General Manager should be replaced as I don t think he has the ability to want to change or listen to the customer.

  • BethJudah :
Amazing family holiday!

My family stayed here in February. We had the Carlisle suite on the beach and it was stunning.From the moment we arrived at the hotel everything was perfect and staff were lovely, it was our first long haul holiday with our children 3 years & 1 year. They loved the hotel and staff were so helpful it made it easy for us. My only issues were that there was no cot in our room on arrival for my daughter and as it was 8pm and she was already asleep in my arms this was a bit annoying. We had specified this through elegant resorts, maybe the message didn't get passed on.We also chose to do the private beach dinner one night which was disappointing as service was very slow and food was not actually what we had ordered! However the manager dealt with our issues and was very apologetic. Overall we would absolutely return again, location and staff are what make his hotel amazing.

  • Paul F : St. Albans, United Kingdom
The lure of Carlisle Bay

I admit it - I'm fussy and hence it is rare for me to return to a hotel but the wife insisted that we return to Carlisle Bay and everything was just as good as last year and a few things even better. This is five star all round and the staff are quite wonderful. I can quite see why so many people just keep returning. The exchange rate makes things a bit painful but all-in-all, I think it is worth the premium price

  • andika325 : Budapest, Hungary
Caribbean dream

We stayed in February for two weeks in the hotel after spending one week in Barbados. The first impression on the island and with the hotel, the ride from the airport was difficult but from the moment on entering the hotel we enjoyed all the days of our stay. First we have to highlight the comfort and elegance of our ocean view room.20 steps and we were on the beach equipped with everything you would need and with an excellent complimentary service (cold water, fruits, ice, etc.) Although the four restaurants offer good and varied meals usually we were going out for dinners, we preferred the hotel restaurants for lunch. We only missed the afternoon and the night bar intimate.We had our dinners with visiting the most attractive parts of the island like the English Harbour, the Jolly harbour, the places along the coast. In selecting our destination, booking the restaurant, ordering the transfers the staff was always very helpful and courteous. All in all, we had one of our best ever vacation in the Carlisle Bay hotel.

  • Aliyyah m :

Very Suitable for children .This was very peaceful, Calm and quiet beach I have ever been to. I must take my mom to this beach she would absolutely love it here. This is a beach you can goon your last day of the trip very relaxing.

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.