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Carlisle Bay Antigua


Optional all in
Baby Friendly
Toddler Friendly
Child Friendly
Family Suites

  • A member of Leading Hotels of the World
  • 82 contemporary suites with ocean views
  • Screening room showing movies
  • Spa offering Natura Bisse facials

Situated on the south coast of Antigua nestled amongst luscious green palms, Carlisle Bay offers the utmost in luxury and comfort. Afternoons can be spent relaxing on the balcony or terrace dozing on the outdoor daybed of the contemporary yet elegant suites. To dine, there is a choice of restaurants on offer including the adult's only 'The Jetty Grill', and for families, try 'Indigo' or 'Ottimoi' which feature a children's menu. For the ultimate indulgence, a visit to the Blue Spa is a must. Experience a relaxing facial, body treatment or ritual by one of the experienced therapists who use Natura Bissé products.

Please note Sovereign only accept children in the Beach Terrace Suites, which located on the ground floor. A range of hotel child prices applies to ages 2-12 & 13-16 years. 

Optional All Inclusive - what's included

Lunch & dinner - three courses plus coffee from the a la carte menus at Indigo on the Beach, East, Ottimo! & Jetty Grill, including drinks.

Added value

Free all inclusive for children

Up to two children between 2 - 12 years old receive free upgrade to all inclusive when sharing a Beach Terrace Suite with adults for holidays between 16 April - 14 December 2018.

Please call our Trusted Adviser for further assistance.


Bars & Restaurants


Opening Times:
East is open daily from 18:00 - 22:00
Dinner Reservations required 18:00 – 21:00

East is the resort's signature restaurant, attracting a cosmopolitan crowd from all over the island. The ambience is decidedly intimate, with romantic reds and sultry dark wood surroundings helping to create the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner. The menu tends to revolve around Asian flavours, with Balinese dishes and sushi in hot demand.

Please note those with young children under the age of 10 are asked to come earlier, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. This retains the sophisticated spirit that makes East particular popular with couples

Reservations are essential.

The Jetty Grill

Opening Times:
19:00 – 21:00

Set on a rustic wood pier that juts boldly into the Caribbean Sea, the Jetty Grill is a relaxed spot for lunches and dinner by the water. It's adults only, too, so the vibe is decidedly carefree and casual.


Dinner reservations are required.

Adult's only.


Opening Times:
19:00 – 21:00

Italy comes to Antigua at Ottimo! - the resort's authentic pizzeria. Wood-burnt bases and the freshest of toppings means that the pizzas are as delicious as those in Italy, and the dedicated children's menu means that families are more than welcome to join in the fun.

Reservations are required.

Indigo On The Beach

Opening Times:
07:00 - 22:00

Indigo on the Beach takes beach dining back to basics, with a wonderfully airy open-walled dining room and a carefully-created menu involving fresh and light dishes that take advantage of some of the best local ingredients. A family-friendly children's menu is also available to appease the young ones.


The resort offers up four characteristic bars, dotted across the resort grounds. Not just open for evening drinks, these bars provide afternoon teas, light midday libations and places to relax during the daytime heat. Of course, the evenings are when the bars come alive, and there are many a cocktail for guests to sample during their stay.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The resort's swimming pool is a palm-tree dappled affair, designed in a freeform style and offering plenty of terrace space to lounge in the sun. 


The Caribbean-themed Cool Kids Club offers supervised fun for guests aged 6 months to 6 years, with activities raging from lizard hunting to scavenger hunts. There are also clubs available for older age The resort sits right on a stunning sandy beach, backed by soaring forested hills. The azure waters are excellent for a paddle, and there are loungers available should you wish to simply relax by the sea.

Spa & Wellness

Blue Spa

Opening Times:
08:00 - 18:30

The resort's Blue Spa is an intimate boutique spa with just six treatment rooms and carefully-picked dedicated staff who are on hand to provide a wide array of treatments, many of which are unique to Carlisle Bay. New features include a couples room and a soothing plunge pool.

Children aged 10 years and above are able to use the spa.

Activities & Entertainment

Kid's Clubs

The Caribbean-themed Cool Kids Club offers supervised fun for guests aged 6 months to 6 years, with activities raging from lizard hunting to scavenger hunts. There are also clubs available for older age groups, including Crew Blue, where zip-wiring and kayaking are just some of the thrilling activities that guests aged 7 to 12 can enjoy.


Carlisle Bay takes the library into the 21st century with their spectacular venue, complete with ever-changing coloured optic lighting, and complimentary Wi-Fi compatible computers. There are also the top ten beach books from many of the world's leading travel journalists, curated on a regular basis for maximum relevance and variation.


Carlisle Bay is the undisputed champion of tennis in Antigua, boasting nine tennis courts, four of which are illuminated for night play. Equipment hire and training can also be organised. 

Water Sports

Thanks to the stunning natural location of Carlisle Bay, guests are treated to an exciting and varied range of watersports. For those after a gentle past time, mangrove kayaking proves a great way to see the surrounding area, while windsurfing and paddle boarding prove more challenging, but also equally just as rewarding. Diving and motorised watersports can also be organised should guests wish to experience 

About the location
St. Mary’s sits in Antigua’s south-west corner, home to a powder-white coast and a clutch of the island’s best hotels. You’ve got the famous Turner’s Beach on your doorstep – a better-than-the-postcard kind of deal. It’s got the sort of pure, shallow waters you come to the island for, with spotless white sand that’s even finer and softer than it looks. There’s a lovely beach bar, too, good for cold beers and a seafood lunch. The nightlife in St Mary’s is generally reserved for the luxury hotels that speckle the beachfront, where you can spend an evening listening to local music with a cocktail. 
Transfer Time
30 minutes from Antigua airport
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CaliLondonFoodie, London, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Aug 14 2018
Our third time at this breathtaking hotel on the calm Bay. A beautiful picture perfect location with a hotel to match. Incredible food and a real chance to recharge your batteries. Water Sports...
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"A 3-star but not a 5 but they try really, really hard!
GJS811, Coral Gables, Florida
Tripadvisor review Aug 11 2018
My husband, 14 year old son and I just came back from Carlisle Bay after celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. First, I want to begin by saying that it will be a long review but I want to write...
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