Carlisle Bay Resort
Welcome to Carlisle Bay, a luxurious beach and spa resort located on the southern shore of the Caribbean island of Antigua. Situated overlooking white sand and tranquil turquoise waters, it is a small piece of paradise. Carlisle Bay is as perfectly suited to seclusion and relaxation as it is to activities and exploring. Our 5 Star Antigua Resort offers all-suite accommodation and separate family areas allowing each guest to enjoy the holiday that suits them best.
The 87 tastefully-appointed suites at Carlisle Bay are exceptional for any resort in that they all boast ocean views through their floor to ceiling windows. Suite sizes range from 72-150 square metres and all feature sitting rooms. Each also has a balcony or covered terrace to allow optimal enjoyment of outdoor leisure and with comfortable day beds for lounging as well as a dining area you will be able to take full advantage. The décor is discreet and understated with clean colours and quietly sumptuous furnishings. Spacious, uncluttered and filled with light, the Caribbean hotel suites at Carlisle Bay provide a balm for tired bodies and minds.
All suites are subject to maximum occupancy.
Opening onto the tropical foliage of the gardens and with partial views of the ocean, the Garden Suites have a true Caribbean feel. The scent of the gardens mixed with the gentle ocean breeze makes them feel airy and fresh. At 72 square metres (770 square feet) they are also spacious and laid out in a split-level, open-plan design. Sleeping two adults with a king-size bed they are perfect for an idyllic Caribbean escape – just the two of you! Alternatively, two pairs of Garden Suites interconnect to suit families or groups of friends.
Located where peace and tranquility are preserved on the calm end of the beach the Ocean Suites offer sweeping views of the water from their floor to ceiling windows. Light-filled with that same simple yet luxurious décor they are ideal for getting away from the world and re-connecting. On arrival, just walking into these restful rooms will be enough to have you on your way to unwinding. The Ocean Suites are split-level and have open-plan bedrooms and sitting areas. Space is not an issue with floor areas of 72 square metres (770 square feet)
Ideal for a romantic break in the Caribbean, the Bay Suites are the newest suites at Carlisle Bay. They are the first choice for couples on honeymoon, getting married, celebrating a milestone or simply marking a special relationship. They are reserved for adults only and are located at the quieter, more private end of our magnificent crescent-shaped beach. When you wake in the morning after a restorative deep sleep you will only be steps away from your morning swim in the balmy Caribbean Sea. The design is spacious and contemporary while the décor is restful, perfectly accentuating their spectacular ocean views. Each suite has a private butler service, Vodka and Rum Bar set up among many other special touches. Your private butler can even organise a dinner for two on the adjacent jetty under the Caribbean moonlight for the ultimate romantic gesture.
Located on the family-dedicated area of the resort the upper level Beach Balcony Suites have the advantage of two separate bedrooms and a balcony off the master bedroom with beach views. This makes them ideal for family holidays in the Caribbean, offering space and privacy as well as proximity to all the activities of the beach. The master bedroom boasts a king-sized bed and the second bedroom has twin beds for up to two children to the age of 15. Cribs for babies are also available on request. Nothing has been compromised in regard to luxury or with the extra touches included with the Beach Balcony Suites. The simple, uncluttered décor is again in evidence. You can be assured that all of the family will be thrilled with their stay here.
The Beach Terrace Suites are the same in layout and configuration as the Beach Balcony Suites except that they are on ground level. Emerging from the suite you will be directly on the beach which for children eager to swim and build sandcastles will be a huge bonus! The furnishings display the same discreet luxury while the sense of space and light is present throughout. Bedrooms have a king-size bed in the master and twin beds in the second bedroom for children up to 15 years. Baby cribs can be provided. Outdoor living is also provided for as in all of our suites with a terrace, day beds and dining area for the family to get together and still never miss a moment of the glorious Caribbean sunshine.
We limited ourselves to creating four of these exclusive suites at Carlisle Bay so we could make sure that every detail would be impeccable and unmatched. As a result, our Carlisle Suites are the ultimate choice for resort accommodation in the Caribbean. Spacious, sun-filled and beautifully appointed they are ideal for sharing with other couples or for small family groups. Alternatively, why not indulge yourself as a solo traveler and book one for yourself? The oceanfront terraces are large with uninterrupted views which are all your own. There are two types of Carlisle Suites each comprising two king-size bedded rooms and one twin bedded room, all ensuite. Both also feature large sitting room areas extending onto the outdoor terraces, offering expanded living areas for your family or group. Carlisle Suite A also boasts a kitchen making it ideal for entertaining or preparing snacks and drinks. Carlisle Suite B has an L-shaped terrace giving you those uninterrupted views in every direction.
Restaurants and Bars
A diverse range of restaurants and bars, many opening onto the beach, use the freshest of Caribbean ingredients to create their enticing menus.
Indigo on the Beach is perfectly designed to let the idyllic outside in. We know how reluctant our guests can be to leave the beach even to come and eat so our open-sided room and terrace with wooden floors allows them to combine the best of both.
Japanese, Thai and Indonesian dishes all feature on the menu, expertly created by our culinary team. This is a sophisticated and stylish dining experience but at the same time we maintain the welcoming, relaxed atmosphere for which the resort is renowned.
Authentic Italian dining poolside under the shade. Could anything be better for lunch or a casual dinner with the family? Our wood-fired pizzas and wholesome Italian favorites.
This is a great place to sit back and enjoy simple yet exquisite food in good company in that special unhurried atmosphere of the Caribbean.
Pavilion Bar – The Pavilion Bar is a beautiful space in a traditional Caribbean style, open-sided with wooden shutters to allow the luscious smells of rainforest and ocean to waft into the interior.
Indigo Bar – Indigo Bar is an easy place to slip into at any hour for a zingy fruit punch, a cocktail or a glass of wine.
The Coconut Grove – If you are looking for quiet and tranquility you will find it at Coconut Grove, situated as it is on a secluded stretch of white sand behind the main beach. Comfortable seats are positioned around small tables and sheltered by strong palm-fronds. Lovely for taking some time out with drink in hand and the space to think or chat.
The Jetty Bar – Enjoy a light snack and a very cold beer or a sundowner while sitting around the fire pit reflecting on a day of perfect leisure. Our fire pit is made from an authentic ‘copper’, originally used to boil cane juice! Fresh coconuts also feature in the Jetty Bar giving you that cool taste of the Caribbean.
Amenities and Activities
Facilities include tennis courts, water sports centre, library, yoga pavilion and movie screening room. Staying at Carlisle Bay you will also be ideally situated to explore the fascinating Caribbean island of Antigua, both land and shore.
Carlisle Bay is a dream destination for water sport enthusiasts and equally for those wanting to try new things and experience all that the clear, warm Caribbean waters make possible.
The resort offers a comprehensive range of complimentary non-motorised water sports on site. These include kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, raft-building and snorkeling. All are suitable for beginners and expert tuition and equipment is provided.
Motorised water sports are provided in a neighbouring cove to prevent disturbances to the tranquility of Carlisle Bay. These are chargeable activities. Try water skiing, wakeboarding or tubing for the greatest thrill of your holiday!
Cool Kids Club
Nothing means success to a family holiday like happy children and teens! When you see the excitement on their faces each morning as they race off to meet their new friends, you know you are on a winning holiday. At Carlisle Bay we offer organised kids’ activities for all those from tots to teens. Children can start in our Cool Kids Club when aged 6 months to six years and when you return year after year they can graduate to our Crew Blue programme for older children seven to twelve years.
Our children’s clubs are run by qualified childcare professionals who really love what they do. With our fabulous facilities including a range of watersports, tennis courts, perfect white sand beaches and even a movie screening room, the possibilities for fun children’s activities are boundless!
A visit to Blue Spa while visiting Carlisle Bay is a must for the ultimate holiday treat. Health, well being and feeling fantastic, all three are fundamental to the Blue Spa philosophy. Choose from an extensive spa menu featuring massages, local spa healing, body treatments, and facials.
A manicure, pedicure, or a new hairstyle will really have you feeling renewed and ready for the evening ahead.
Located in a quiet corner of our tropical gardens the yoga pavilion is a serene space, designed exclusively for more meditative pursuits. Surrounded by the rich colours of the foliage and the quiet rustling of the sea breeze it is a place of escape and reflection where it is easy to lose yourself and learn to connect again. Both private and group lessons of yoga and pilates take place here from sunrise to sundown. Our classes and private instruction caters for you whether you are a veteran student of either discipline or would like to experience them for the first time. Our expert instructors will provide instruction for your level and the encouragement you need to make this a life-long practice.
Just because you are on holidays does not mean that your fitness routine should be totally disrupted. Adjacent to Blue Spa you will find our fitness centre in a spacious, air-conditioned area. Featuring the most up to date Technogym equipment you will slip right back into where you left off at home. It is also the ideal opportunity to take your first step on the path to fitness. Being on holidays gives you extra time and energy to think about you and what your body needs. If exercise is part of what you need, then we will help you find your way. Our highly-trained staff are on hand and delighted to offer advice and instruction should you require it. They will show you how to use the gym equipment, create a personal fitness programme for you and monitor your progress. This could be a life-changing holiday for you in so many ways
Tennis is something we really enjoy at Carlisle Bay and we are unique among Caribbean hotels in providing extensive, high-quality facilities. With nine courts including three floodlit courts, allowing you to play in the cooler evenings, it is a very popular choice with our guests. All equipment is provided to guests of Carlisle Bay and we also run complimentary tennis clinics as part of our weekly activities programme. Head Tennis Pro is Clifton Simon and with his team he offers the best instruction, tips and advice to help get you started or improve your game.
Sting Ray City
Island Helicopter Tours
Some activities are available for additional charge.
Weddings and Romance
There are so many incredible possibilities for weddings at Carlisle Bay and each one of them more romantic than the next. Just saying the words ‘Caribbean beach wedding’ are enough to make both you and your guests experience a shiver of excitement. Of course if it is to be just the two of you then you will be starting your married life with the most romantic of honeymoons.
From an intimate event where you exchange vows silhouetted against the shimmering sea at the end of the jetty to a stunning beach ceremony for all your friends and family, this is the ultimate Caribbean wedding destination. You can go grand and book out the entire resort for your guests or choose to have a simple ceremony at the beginning of your honeymoon on Antigua.
Our weddings are highly personalised events created by us, in collaboration with you. They are bespoke occasions that reflect your personalities and the special image you hold in your minds of this important day. We will also do everything possible to help you with arrangements, local services and legal paperwork particular to Antigua.