Carlisle Bay

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

A natural harbour in the most remote corner of the island, defined by a fine crescent of sand, is straight out of an ideal Caribbean press release. The lush countryside, the warm disposition of the people and genuine hospitality is what distinguishes Antigua from other Caribbean islands. Its turquoise waters are surrounded by emerald green hills and plenty of swaying palms, perfectly framing this all-suite hotel. Guests reap the benefit of the proprietor’s assured taste and magnificent attention to detail, from the lights that illuminate the garden at night, to the abundance of orchids and the custom-made furniture and interiors. Look out for Super Chill Out packages throughout the year; with yoga, water sports, tennis, children’s club, afternoon tea and meals at four tantalising restaurants all included. This is the best way to experience Carlisle Bay!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Hobie Cats
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

Nestling on the magnificent undeveloped south coast of Antigua — set in a sweeping bay on a ravishing beach with a backdrop of rolling hills and lush tropical rainforest. Transfer time from Antigua Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

87 spacious, contemporary suites. Cool, calm, luxurious interiors, each with a private balcony or terrace and breath-taking ocean views. Garden Suites are spacious open-planned suites with a large bathroom, steps down to a separate living area and terrace or balcony with tropical garden or partial bay views, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: includes full breakfast, three-course lunch at Indigo on the Beach or at the restaurant by the pool, Ottimo!, daily afternoon tea, 3-course dinner from the à la carte menu at Indigo on the Beach, Ottimo! or East restaurant. Drinks including all cocktails, spirits, house wine, beers and soft drinks. Premium spirits and wines are excluded from the fully inclusive rates and may be purchased at an additional charge.

Half Board option: includes 3-course lunch and coffee selected from the à la carte menus at Indigo on the Beach, East, Ottimo! and the Jetty grill (adults
only). Does not include beverages.

Ocean Suites have a balcony with views over the gardens to the ocean, with 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 3 adults (children must be 12 years and older).

Beach Balcony Suites have beach views, master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, and second bedroom with 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Bay Suites are oceanfront, adult-only suites featuring a four-poster king-sized bed and a beachside location, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Beach Terrace Suites are located with direct access onto the shoreline. All Beach Terrace Suites have a spacious open-plan layout, 1 king-size bed with living area plus an additional second bedroom or study. Some have terraces (ideal for small children), others are with a balcony on a higher floor. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Carlisle Suites have large sitting area which extends onto an outdoor terrace, 3 en-suite bedrooms and can sleep maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children with a central waterfront location. Carlisle Suite A also has a kitchen, and Carlise Suite B has an L-shaped terrace with uniterrupted panoramic views.

  • Kids eat free: up to 2 children (up to and including 12 years) when booking All Inclusive for travel between 23 Apr-14 Dec '19 when booking a Beach Terrace Suite.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 4 Aug '19 and save up to 28% off the accommodation and all inclusive cost for travel between 1 May–30 Nov '19, applicable for up to 2 adults. 4 night minimum stay required.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 and adults save up to 30% off the accommodation cost for travel between 4 Jan-30 Nov '20 when booking a Garden Suite or Bay Suite when staying a minimum of 3 nights. Discount not applicable on board basis supplements.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 and adults save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 4 Jan-30 Nov '20 when booking an Ocean Suite when staying a minimum of 3 nights. Discount not applicable on board basis supplements.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 and adults save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 4 Jan-13 Feb '20, 24 Feb-27 Mar '20, 15 Apr-17 Oct '20 and 29 Oct-30 Nov '20 when booking a Beach Balcony Suite and Beach Terrace Suite when staying a minimum of 3 nights. Discount not applicable on board basis supplements.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Kids eat free: up to two children (2-12 years) receive a complimentary upgrade to All Inclusive when booking a Beach Balcony Suite or Beach Terrace Suite for travel between 23 Apr-14 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

4 restaurants: Indigo on the Beach serving grills and healthy salads in an informal setting, Pan-Asian cuisine at East. Poolside Ottimo! serves classic Italian fare from a wood-burning oven and the adults-only Jetty Grill serves fresh seafood and salads overlooking the resort’s Jetty and Caribbean Sea.

Swimming pool. Blue Spa* offers a full and comprehensive spa menu. Yoga and Pilates classes* available in the Garden Pavilion or on The Jetty at sunset (the first class is complimentary). 9 tennis courts with professional tuition upon request* and champagne tennis mixers. PADI dive school*, complimentary non-motorised water sports including snorkelling, kayaking, wind surfing and Hobie cats. Boat excursions*. Fitness centre. Screening room with movie nights. Creche*. Cool Kids Club with its own paddling pool, sand pit and jungle gym (2-6 years). Crew Blue activity programme for children 7-12 years, including raft building, five-a-side football, zip-wiring and star fish hunting (during school holidays).

Beauty Salon*. Complimentary WiFi access.

7 nights between 25 Dec '19—1 Jan '19/'20.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: children 12 years and under are not permitted to stay in Ocean Suites. Children under 15 years old are not permitted to stay in the Bay Suite room types.

Please note: hotel is closed between 24 Aug-11 Oct '19.

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Jul 14, 2019 jacquiNewcastle newcastle

Just returned 2 weeks ago from the fabulous Carlisle Bay. From the moment we arrived the staff could not have been more helpful. We had a beautiful Ocean view suite which had a lovely comfortable bed with a fabulous view of the Beach. We completely chilled out as the hotel was a little quiet. We ate at all of the restaurants and found them all to… Read more
Just returned 2 weeks ago from the fabulous Carlisle Bay. From the moment we arrived the staff could not have been more helpful. We had a beautiful Ocean view suite which had a lovely comfortable bed with a fabulous view of the Beach. We completely chilled out as the hotel was a little quiet. We ate at all of the restaurants and found them all to be very good. Would not hesitate to return as we loved it. Read less
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Jul 11, 2019 bolands England

Hotel was quiet which suited us and it added to the chilled atmosphere, not sure we'd have enjoyed it as much if the hotel was full but that's a personal view. Downside was not all the restaurants open each night, they rotate the openings. We had dinner half the evenings during our stay and ate out the other evenings. Hotel food was good although… Read more
Hotel was quiet which suited us and it added to the chilled atmosphere, not sure we'd have enjoyed it as much if the hotel was full but that's a personal view. Downside was not all the restaurants open each night, they rotate the openings. We had dinner half the evenings during our stay and ate out the other evenings. Hotel food was good although we felt the evening menu at Indigo's wasn't very inspiring but what they served was tasty. Breakfast menu offered plenty of choice. Many of the island restaurants close in the low season, but we found enough places to go. English and Falmouth Harbour had enough choice of places to eat but again some of them only open a few nights a week, something to bear in mind if you book on BB basis. Return taxi from hotel was about $40. The hotel has the best setting on the island, we hired a car and drove round the island and didn't see any hotel where we thought we'd prefer to be. Our garden suite rooms were spacious,very well presented and clean. My son cerainly took advantage of the complimentary snacks in the mini bar and the coffe machine was well used too! All staff were lovely, always helpful and smiling. We loved the sunrise and sunset Pilates and Yoga on the jetty, perfect start or end to the day, first time for my husband but he thoroughly enjoyed it. Well equipped gym. Tip, worth putting your name on snorkelling trip list before arrival, especially in high season. A flyer sent round each week to let you know what complimentary activities are planned, sounds a bit holiday camp but it is definitely far from it. It lets you know what day the snorkelling trip is, times of Pilates, guided hike into the forest and more. Suggested they added beach volley ball to the info. A net was up near the water sports at the beginning of stay but never used, if on the flyer it may corral enough people to make up teams. All watersport equipment was to a high standard. Definitely the place to stay for peace and quiet. Read less
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Jun 18, 2019 Tara Marsh W Houston, Texas

My husband and I stayed here on a prize company trip that was for our top performers. It was just what we needed. It was not crowded, the weather was good and the staff were awesome. We had ZERO complaints the entire week. The beach in the bay was nice....nicer beaches down the road but it was no issue. We loved the smoothie of the day for… Read more
My husband and I stayed here on a prize company trip that was for our top performers. It was just what we needed. It was not crowded, the weather was good and the staff were awesome. We had ZERO complaints the entire week. The beach in the bay was nice....nicer beaches down the road but it was no issue. We loved the smoothie of the day for breakfast each day. The omelet station at breakfast was the number one stop for everyone at breakfast! There is also a gym that has everything that you need to do your workouts. I would recommend to anyone staying in Antigua. Read less
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Jun 11, 2019 Allisonarcher St. Petersburg, Florida

This placed is priced and rated as a luxury hotel, but it is not. The room was clean and the property is kinda pretty, but otherwise this place was very disappointing. The staff was only okay; many were rude. The food is eh. The beach and water in the bay is eh. The pool is ugly and the staff there are laughably bad. My partner and I can… Read more
This placed is priced and rated as a luxury hotel, but it is not. The room was clean and the property is kinda pretty, but otherwise this place was very disappointing. The staff was only okay; many were rude. The food is eh. The beach and water in the bay is eh. The pool is ugly and the staff there are laughably bad. My partner and I can definitely be picky travelers, so maybe to some people this place is great, but if you are at all used to real luxury and/or great service, you will be disappointed. Read less
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Jun 5, 2019 vinodgirdharv Staymonth=11

We stayed at Carlisle Bay Resort in Antigua for a week and enjoyed this place thoroughly. It was ideal time of the year as the resort was not too busy and the staff were so friendly and attentive. The staff went out of their way to fulfil our wishes to have tropical fruits coming to season. Our room which was a sea view room was very spacious and… Read more
We stayed at Carlisle Bay Resort in Antigua for a week and enjoyed this place thoroughly. It was ideal time of the year as the resort was not too busy and the staff were so friendly and attentive. The staff went out of their way to fulfil our wishes to have tropical fruits coming to season. Our room which was a sea view room was very spacious and also had a lounge area and a balcony. The room was clean and comfortable. The beach was located on a cove and was very safe to swim. It was lovely to see small turtles in warm sea. The restaurant were all a la carte and provided a good choice for vegetarians and vegans. It was al lovely break. I would suggest al inclusive package as it could be expensive. Direct flights to Antigua with a flight time of 7.5 to 8 hours was not too long. Read less