Carlisle Bay | Designer Travel

Old Rd, Saint Mary's, Antigua

Aapproximately 30 minutes

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About Carlisle Bay

The luxurious Carlisle Bay is one of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’. The aim of this sophisticated and contemporary resort is to offer understated luxury allowing guests to experience the true West Indies – great hospitality combined with amazing surroundings.

This is a striking resort set against a breathtaking backdrop of lush rain forest-covered hillsides and an expansive sandy beach. The resort offers all-suite accommodation furnished in a chic and contemporary style. Interiors are described as being “restful and irresistibly spacious”, with a large daybed on every balcony and terrace, each one promising breathtaking ocean views.

The resort offers a wide range of activities with something to appeal to all ages. There is a boutique for gifts and any ‘bits’ you might need but have forgotten to pack, a film screening room, three restaurants and various bars. East is an Asian restaurant which is reputed to be one of the islands best Asian restaurants and is well worth a visit.


Carlisle Bay is the perfect place to enjoy the blue Caribbean Sea. A wide range of watersports are available including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, paddleboarding and snorkelling. To preserve the tranquility of Carlisle Bay, motorised watersports take place in a neighbouring cove where you can enjoy wakeboarding, tubing and waterskiing. You could also try your hand at deep sea fishing.

Scuba one-day courses and PADI Open Water four-day certification courses are also available, plus children over 8 years can take part in the PADI Bubblemaker programme. Snorkelling is a fantastic way to observe the fascinating sea life.

You could even learn how to sail or improve your existing skills on a three day course aboard a 40ft keelboat.

Back on dry land, the Screening Room at Carlisle Bay is the place where movies are hosted so you can relax on Italian made seats and enjoy the film with 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround sound.

Carlisle Bay is also great for tennis lovers, with no less than nine tennis courts –  four of which are floodlit. Rackets and balls can be provided as well as professional instruction and complimentary tennis clinics.

A peaceful yoga pavilion is available and used for regular group and private classes, plus Pilates and dance classes. There is also an air conditioned Fitness Centre adjacent to the spa.

Young guests are well catered for as well, with a busy and active children’s club plus a teenagers club where older children can hang out and make new friends.

Blue Spa

The resort’s Blue Spa offers a range of luxurious treatments all designed to ensure guests return to the ‘real world’ feeling relaxed and refreshed. The meditative atmosphere offers a great sanctuary offering treatments for both men and women.

There are six air conditioned treatment room, including one for couples, a sauna and wet room. Mail and female therapists are available and the spa menu includes a variety of scrubs, massages and facials.

Make your pampering session go further by taking a trip to the Beauty salon, which offers a manicure, pedicure, waxing and hairstyling as well as many other beauty treatments.

Facilities & Amenities

Leisure & Activities

Whether sipping cocktails, sunning yourself on the beach or taking a treatment in the amazing 17,000 square feet zen-like Blue spa, the resort has something for everyone. Enjoy the swimming pool, gym, tennis courts or the range of water sports on offer. There are also two 18-hole golf courses nearby.

In addition to the three restaurants there are also three bars plus, for guests who want to enjoy the romance and beauty of this wonderful island, there is the option of arranging dinner on the jetty under the stars (24 hours notice required).

For those who are keen to explore their local surroundings why not take advantage of the resorts mountain bikes. There are nature trails, culture and nature guides plus lots more.

You could charter a boat to explore Antigua's 365 beaches, harbours and coves. Great Bird Island is a fantastic place to snorkel and hike or your could take a sunset cruise or picnic excursion. There are also catamaran trips to beautiful Barbuda Island.

Rooms & Suites

Suite Information

Carlisle Bay wants everyone to enjoy the perfect holiday so half of the 500m crescent beach is designed for families, with the other half being for adults and couples. Suites are grouped separately for families and couples.

Suites feature a balcony/terrace with day bed, air con, ceiling fan, LCD satellite TV, docking station, DVD/CD player on request, Wi-Fi, safe, minibar, Espresso machine, tea making facilities, hairdryer and bathrobes. Some interconnecting suites are available.

Garden Suite

Split level Garden Suites have views of the garden and partial sea views and have a king size bed. There is an open plan bedroom and living room.

72 m²

Ocean Suites

Ocean Suites are perfect for enjoy the tranquility of this resort. They are split level in design, have an open plan bedroom/sitting room and offer superb sea views.

72 m²

Bay Suite

Ideal understated luxury for couples celebrating special moments, honeymoons, anniversaries and weddings. These adult only suites have private butler service, vodka and rum bar, luxury bath products and the direct ocean front location is private - the perfect location for a romantic dinner under the stars which can be arranged by the private butler.

72 m²

Beach Suite

Beach Suites are situated in the family section of the resort. Beach Balcony Suites are on the upper level and have a king size master bedroom (studio style) offering direct views of the ocean. The additional bedroom comes with twin beds making this an ideal accommodation choice for families with up to two children (age range 6 years - 15 years). Cribs are available for babies.

Beach Terrace Suites are located on the ground floor and provide direct beach access. The second bedroom will suit two children up to the age of 15.

68 m²

Carlisle Suite

Carlisle Suites (there are two of each type) are the largest in the resort. There are three en-suite bedrooms and a large terrace - great for families of up to six guests or two couples.

Carlisle A - 163 sq m of space, three bedrooms - two king size beds and one twin. All bedrooms are en-suite. Enjoy a sitting room, kitchen and a very large beach front balcony.

Carlisle B - the ultimate in Caribbean luxury. Three bedrooms, a large sitting room, beachfront terrace or balcony allowing guests to make the most of the beautiful view.

180 m² (approx)


Indigo on the Beach delivers a relaxed dining experience for guests to enjoy the wonderful and fresh delights of prepared grilled seafood, breads and pastas.

East, the sophisticated Indonesian inspired restaurant welcomes guests from all over the island to taste the exquisite flavours of Japanese, Thai and Indonesian dishes. The seductive interior of the East Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal. Try the freshly prepared sushi or Balinese specialities for a brilliant tasting experience.

Ottimo! is the place to enjoy your favourite Italian dishes such as freshly prepared wood-burning pizzas and authentic pasta dishes; perfect for a mid afternoon bite to eat for the whole family. A Little Ottimo! menu is available just for the children, with special dishes dedicated to keeping the little ones happy.

The Jetty Grill provides casual dining for adults only and is located adjacent to the beach. Serves delicious fresh seafood, grilled meats and daily favourites.