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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 Oct '19 and adults save up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between 4 Jan-14 Dec '20 when staying a minimum of 3 nights. Discount not applicable on board basis supplements. Excludes Carlisle Suites, blackout dates apply, please call for further details. 

    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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 14 Dec '19 and adults save up to 40% off the accommodation cost for travel between 11 Nov- 14 Dec '19. Discount not applicable on board basis supplements. Excludes Carlisle Suites.  

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

  • Booking bonus: book by 14 Dec '20 and adults save up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between 4 Jan- 14 Dec '20. Discount not applicable on board basis supplements. Excludes Carlisle Suites.  

    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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Nov 12, 2019 Jo G Epsom, United Kingdom

We recently spent a few nights at this hotel. We had been moved by our tour operator and knew nothing about it before we arrived. The Carlisle Bay Hotel is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. The staff were lovely, very friendly and helpful. The food and cocktails were delicious. We particularly enjoyed the snorkelling trip. The hotel has… Read more
We recently spent a few nights at this hotel. We had been moved by our tour operator and knew nothing about it before we arrived. The Carlisle Bay Hotel is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. The staff were lovely, very friendly and helpful. The food and cocktails were delicious. We particularly enjoyed the snorkelling trip. The hotel has a boat which takes you out to the reef where we led through the water. We saw a huge variety of fish and a fantastic eagle ray. We can't wait to go back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel that saved our holiday

Nov 4, 2019 Trek219943

We were moved by British Airways to the Carlise Bay after some issues with our previous hotel and were delighted with the outcome. What a beautiful hotel, with gorgeous welcoming staf and fabulous food. The only shame was that we were only there for four nights. Thank you do much for saving my birthday celebrations and our anniversary and for… Read more
We were moved by British Airways to the Carlise Bay after some issues with our previous hotel and were delighted with the outcome. What a beautiful hotel, with gorgeous welcoming staf and fabulous food. The only shame was that we were only there for four nights. Thank you do much for saving my birthday celebrations and our anniversary and for all the care and attention detail. Your hotel was truly wonderful and we will definitely return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Book it if you want to be treated like a celebrity!

Nov 2, 2019 Quiche87 London

I cannot praise this hotel and its wonderful staff enough. Starting off with the VIP welcome, staff were warm and friendly and kept us informed on when the room would be available. We were seated comfortably for the check-in process and given cold towels and welcome cocktails. It was also really lovely meeting members of staff from my mother’s… Read more
I cannot praise this hotel and its wonderful staff enough. Starting off with the VIP welcome, staff were warm and friendly and kept us informed on when the room would be available. We were seated comfortably for the check-in process and given cold towels and welcome cocktails. It was also really lovely meeting members of staff from my mother’s homeland of Guyana! Once our room was ready, we were escorted to it, which was upgraded to a beautiful sea view. The room was clean, beds were comfortable and bedding soft and good quality. Complimentary drinks and snacks in the mini bar was a nice touch. Room service was delicious, though a little pricey, service fast and fantastic. Beach was gorgeous, very thankful it was not a busy time of the year, so had no problems securing seats. The service here was fantastic too, there is a call button by your seat which enables you to order drinks and snacks with beach staff. Grounds were beautiful and expansive; with so many activities, you could not be bored here. The library had a great selection of books. What can I say about breakfast? Absolutely fantastic and we were seated facing the beautiful beach. Menu options were plentiful, but we were still able to adapt it as desired. We wanted to eat the remainder on the beach, so food containers were provided for us to do so. We did not have to leave for the airport till 3:30pm, Tony was so helpful in allowing us to check out later, we really appreciated this! I will definitely be returning to this hotel for the 5* star treatment we received. Every member of staff we encountered were incredibly friendly, welcoming and professional. Top marks! Read less
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Oct 31, 2019 779louises

Just returning home after 4 nights at Carlisle Bay and we have all had a great time. The location is fantastic as were the staff. We did the hike to Signal Hill with Junior who was very knowledgeable of the area. All the staff were friendly and helpful and we were made to feel very much at home. Having wanted to stay here for a long time it didn’t… Read more
Just returning home after 4 nights at Carlisle Bay and we have all had a great time. The location is fantastic as were the staff. We did the hike to Signal Hill with Junior who was very knowledgeable of the area. All the staff were friendly and helpful and we were made to feel very much at home. Having wanted to stay here for a long time it didn’t disappoint. We will be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating DREAMY - DIDN'T WANT TO GO HOME

Oct 31, 2019 SassyIrishLassy

My husband and I just returned from our 30th anniversary trip; we stayed at the Carlisle Bay Resort and are more than pleased with our choice. The staff was exceptional - more than happy to hear your story and happy to share theirs. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms comfortable & clean and the beach was out of this world. I can honestly say it… Read more
My husband and I just returned from our 30th anniversary trip; we stayed at the Carlisle Bay Resort and are more than pleased with our choice. The staff was exceptional - more than happy to hear your story and happy to share theirs. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms comfortable & clean and the beach was out of this world. I can honestly say it was like being in a dream; we didn't want to come home! Can't wait to return to this island; it's a hidden gem! Read less