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

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

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.

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. CARA Organic Beauty 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, windsurfing 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.

Please note: a room levy of $5 per guest, per night applies to guests aged 6 years and above (payable locally, subject to change).

3 nights between 22 Dec '21–2 Jan '22.

* 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 22 Aug-7 Oct '21.

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Oct 18, 2021 parrym London, United Kingdom

The Carlisle Bay in Antigua re-opened on 1st October 2021 - we arrived on the 2nd when there were only 3 people at the hotel. As our vacation continued more and more people arrived and by the date of our departure (after two weeks) the place was full as the UK half term holidays kicked in. The hotel managed it all superbly. Of course there were… Read more
The Carlisle Bay in Antigua re-opened on 1st October 2021 - we arrived on the 2nd when there were only 3 people at the hotel. As our vacation continued more and more people arrived and by the date of our departure (after two weeks) the place was full as the UK half term holidays kicked in. The hotel managed it all superbly. Of course there were glitches - there always are - but for the most part it was seamless. Because of Covid we weren’t able to visit other restaurants in Antigua so all our meals were at The Carlisle Bay - luckily they have four separate restaurants so we had sufficient variety - best of all was the Jetty Grill where they served Caribbean food, it was always packed. Brian and his team are to be commended - always pleased to see you and always helpful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise on Earth

Oct 17, 2021 717luciey

I have just returned from spending 6 glorious day at Carslisle Bay. Don't even question going it is utterly amazing in every aspect. The staff are wonderfully warm and will do anything for you. It is true paradise it will revive you and give you such inner peace, I just can't wait to go back. Thank you to you all Lucie Young
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The perfect honeymoon

Oct 12, 2021 NSmith_2310

Carlisle bay is the perfect honeymoon destination. From the food, to the beach, to the exceptional service, we couldn't be more pleased. We enjoyed dining at all the restaurants but East was our favorite! The management and staff are warm and friendly and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful stay. What more could we ask for!?!… Read more
Carlisle bay is the perfect honeymoon destination. From the food, to the beach, to the exceptional service, we couldn't be more pleased. We enjoyed dining at all the restaurants but East was our favorite! The management and staff are warm and friendly and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful stay. What more could we ask for!?! Definitely #1 in our books! Mr. & Mrs. Smith Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Antiguan mainland - lovely high class resort.

Oct 9, 2021 Traveler64899498214 Warrington, United Kingdom

A fabulous resort - peaceful relaxing atmosphere- lovely ocean view suites - stunning food and genuine helpful staff. Lots to do if your active - or perfect to do absolutely nothing if all you want is a rest. GM from Ireland 🇮🇪 couldn't be more helpful.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great romantic getaway!

Oct 4, 2021 G4656CZrichardf

We spent an awesome weekend at Carlisle Bay Hotel in October 2021. Wish we had the time to stay longer. The hotel had only just reopened after its usual closure for September so the staff were just settling in. The setting is gorgeous - and the food is divine, especially the Asian restaurant. We also sailed in the Hobie cat, in the bay, which was… Read more
We spent an awesome weekend at Carlisle Bay Hotel in October 2021. Wish we had the time to stay longer. The hotel had only just reopened after its usual closure for September so the staff were just settling in. The setting is gorgeous - and the food is divine, especially the Asian restaurant. We also sailed in the Hobie cat, in the bay, which was great fun - and the watersports staff were first class. Without exception the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We had a very romantic time! Highly recommended, especially for a romantic break. Read less