Carlisle Bay is a luxury resort looking out over white sand and turquoise water, with a backdrop of emerald green rain forest. A quiet tranquil vacation location next to the beach for sun and water worshippers. Relax by the beach, choose beauty treatments at the Cara Spa, try the Fitness and Yoga facilities or one of the many water sports available.
Carlisle Bay is a luxurious Caribbean beach and spa resort nestled on the southern shore of the island of Antigua. Overlooking a dazzling white sand beach and tranquil turquoise waters, it is a slice of paradise, one of the most beautiful among Antiguan resorts.
Carlisle Bay offers a haven of seclusion and relaxation perfectly complemented by the serenity of Cara and a wide choice of superb activities and facilities. Spacious all-suite accommodation with ocean views and separate family areas allows each guest to enjoy their preferred vacation in one of the best 5 star Antigua resorts.
The Caribbean-inflected design of the resort is simple and befitting of its stunning natural setting. Decor throughout is contemporary yet elegant and the meticulous attention to detail means that every convenience is provided for. Quiet, restful colours and maximum use of light bring the idyllic outside in.
The diverse choice of restaurants and bars at Carlisle Bay will allow you to indulge in creatively prepared treats, meals and tropical refreshments. Options range from casual, on-the-beach dining to more formal settings.
As a destination for bespoke, personalised weddings, celebrations and honeymoons Carlisle Bay promises you an experience which will fulfill your dreams and remain with you forever. While Carlisle Bay offers impeccable luxury and service it manages to combine this with a laid-back, unfussy atmosphere you will want to return to again and again.
Rooms & Suites
The 87 exquisitely-appointed suites at Carlisle Bay offer sweeping ocean views through floor to ceiling windows. All feature a balcony or covered terrace with comfortable day beds perfect for a leisurely day enjoying the Caribbean sunshine. All suites have open-plan sitting rooms. The decor is contemporary with calming colours and quietly sumptuous furnishings. Spacious, uncluttered and filled with light, the Caribbean hotel suites at Carlisle Bay perfectly reflect their stunning surroundings.
Dining at Carlisle Bay is an intricate and important part of this luxury resort experience. Choosing from an abundance of fresh local produce the culinary team create menus to entice and delight. Preparation and cooking of food is subtle yet sophisticated. The dishes that are produced are bursting with flavour and taste without being fussy. Reservations are required for Dinner.
Indigo on the Beach - Open sided Casual Dining, serving Salads, Seafood, Steaks and Pasta. Open fpr Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
East - Japanese, Thai and Indonesian cuisine. A sophisticated and stylish dining experience.
Ottimo! - Authentic Italian dining in a less formal setting, poolside
The Jetty Grill - Adult-only dining. A Caribbean fusion of wonderful, fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
If you simply wish to enjoy a fruit punch, a cocktail or an ice-cold beer you can choose from a selection of bars and lounges or order to wherever you are - and wherever you are, the sounds, sights and scents of the island and the ocean will always be there.
Bars & Lounges
Pavilion Bar - The focal point of the resort, the Pavilion Bar is cosy and yet elegant, spacious yet intimate.
Indigo Bar - Zingy fruit punch, cocktails or a glass of wine. No need to dress up or make a plan, just drop in.
Coconut Grove - Tiki torches on a secluded stretch of white sand behind the main beach.
The Jetty Bar - Sit by the fire pit, dig your toes into the sand and watch the evening colours change.
First class relaxation with many activities, sports and entertainment options. Carlisle Bay has a wide array for you to choose from.
The perfect crescent of white sand features a seperate adult area, ideal for couples and the calm waters are good for both swimming and watersports. The resort offers a complimentary boat trip to Cades Reef for snorkelling. Non-motorised watersports including sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and windsurfing are included too.
Tropical landscaping surrounds the pool and the tranquil gardens offer inviting hammocks. Enjoy a serene sunset yoga session on the Jetty, top travel reads at the funky library. The resort has its own cinema, with a big-screen, plush seating and purple mood lighting.
Practice your swing at the extensive tennis facilities, there are nine courts - three are floodlit and all equipment is provided. Visit the fitness centre, a spacious, air-conditioned area featuring the most up-to-date Technogym equipment.
Yoga & Wellbeing
Located in a quiet corner of the 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 palm fronds it is a place ideally suited to unwinding and de-stressing. Both private and group lessons of yoga and Pilates take place here from sunrise to sundown.
The classes and private instruction cater equally for the veteran student as much as those who would like to experience these disciplines for the first time. The expert instructors will provide instruction tailored to your level and the encouragement you need to make this a life-long practice.
Health, wellbeing and feeling fantastic, all three are fundamental to the Cara Organic Beauty Spa philosophy. Treat yourself to a treatment. The spa offers massages, Reiki, Reflexology, Scrubs & Wraps.
Opening onto the lush tropical foliage of the gardens and with partial views of the ocean, guests will awake to the sounds and views of the ocean and the island. These luxury Caribbean suites are perfect for a romantic Caribbean escape
Situated where peace and tranquility are preserved on the calm end of the beach, the Ocean Suites offer expansive views of the water from their floor to ceiling windows. Light-filled with a discreetly elegant decor they are ideal for escaping or re-connecting
Celebrate with an exclusive Bay Suite, a haven of privacy, luxury and indulgence. Reserved for adults only and located at the quieter, more private end of the magnificent crescent-shaped beach. Each suite has a private butler service, Vodka and Rum Bar set up and luxuriant toiletries, among many other special touches
Getting To Antigua The international airport in Antigua is Bird International, airport code ANU. There are regular direct scheduled flights from the United Kingdom with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic and flying time is around 8 - 9 hours. The airport is also serviced by Delta Airlines, American Airlines and Air France allowing connections through major USA hubs and Paris
Getting To The Resorts Shuttle transfers or Private Transfers are available in Antigua for all the resorts that we feature. Antigua is a fairly small island so most trips will be around 30 - 45 minutes. Please allow longer if you are taking a shuttle transfer as this may involve stops at different hotels for fellow travellers en-route