Carlisle Bay Antigua


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  • Family friendly hotel, and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World
  • Award winning Blue Spa with a full range of treatments and massages
  • Luxury, contemporary suites with ocean views
  • Onsite movie room screening your favourite films

The Carlisle Bay enjoys an enviable position overlooking a white, sandy beach edged with warm, turquoise waters and is perfect for both families and couples. Enjoy seclusion, relaxation and luxury amidst charming Caribbean architecture and beautiful garden areas creating a unique, laid-back and deluxe piece of paradise. Select from 87 contemporary suites with ocean views and separate family areas allowing everyone to fully immerse themselves in holiday mode.

Guests can indulge in a range of West Indian and Western cuisine at the excellent choice of restaurants and bars overlooking the beach and sea. Choose from lively family orientated places and romantic adult only eateries. In between gourmet meals, check out the water sports and tennis courts, or unwind in the movie screening room or library. Be sure to take time out to pamper yourself with a selection of massages, facials and treatments at the award-wining Blue Spa which will leave you feeling refreshed in both body and mind. Younger guests won’t be left out either, with their own tailored activities at the onsite Kids’ Club.



Bars & Restaurants


The resort’s signature restaurant attracts visitors from all over the island where you can dress up and dine within a stylish dark wood Indonesian restaurant with an intimate and enchanting ambiance. Sample exquisite Japanese, Indonesian and Thai cuisine with a twist.

Open: 18:00 – 21:00

Children under 10 years are permitted in the restaurant before 19:00.

Reservations are required.



The Jetty Grill

Enjoy lunch or dinner beside the water on the rustic wooden pier where you can take in the unrivalled sea views, exclusively for adults. Sample grilled meats and fresh seafood on the terrace accompanied by a fruity wine punch, Caribbean style. 

Open: 19:00 – 21:00.

This restaurant is for adults only.

Reservations are required.



Indigo On The Beach

Step into the open-walled dining room by the sea and enjoy a light snack or cool drink or stop off for dinner overlooking the beach. Sample freshly cooked local products including tempting seafood, mouth-watering salads and pastas, with a children’s menu available. 

Open: 07:00 – 22:00.

Reservations are required.




Enjoy authentic Italian dining on the poolside terrace beside a wood burning oven. Sample sublime pizzas, fresh salads and exquisite gelato, with a dedicated children’s menu allowing the whole family to relax, unwind and enjoy the Carlisle Bay holiday experience.

Open: 19:00 – 21:00.

Reservations are required.



Pavilion Bar

Sit and relax in the typically Caribbean open-sided bar as you enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze. Choose a refreshing fruit punch at lunchtime or a pre-dinner aperitif from within a cosy, peaceful and elegant bar area.

The Jetty Bar

Enjoy a light snack or sundowner beside the jetty with the water lapping at the edge, the fire pit at the centre, and with fresh coconuts providing decoration and a truly Caribbean feel.

The Coconut Grove

Situated on a secluded piece of sand behind the main beach, guests can enjoy a tranquil drink under the palms lit by tiki torches, with the Caribbean waters lapping on the shore.

Indigo Bar

Opening onto the beach, guests can sit on comfortable rattan chairs overlooking the sea with a cool juice or glass of wine, and admire the sunset.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Take a dip in the refreshing freeform swimming pool or laze on the plush sun loungers under a swaying palm.


The resort sits on a golden sandy beach backed a by lush, green rainforest. The warm, shallow waters are perfect for family friendly paddling and swimming.

Spa & Wellness

Blue Spa

The award-winning intimate Blue Spa has six treatment rooms where you can enjoy treatments provided by a hand-picked team of experts. Take a dip in the cooling plunge pool, or select from unique treatments, facials, massages and body wraps which will rejuvenate and refresh you from head to toe. There is also a Beauty Salon area where you can enjoy a pampering manicure or pedicure.

Open: 08:00 – 18:30.

Children over age 10 years are able to use the Spa.



Yoga Pavilion

Nestled in a tranquil corner of the tropical gardens, the serene yoga pavilion is designed exclusively for meditative pursuits. Enjoy yoga and Pilates from sunrise to sunset led by expert instructors.

Fitness Centre

The spacious, air conditioned Fitness Centre features up to date Technogym equipment, in addition to a team of gym instructors if required, allowing you stay fit on holiday.

Activities & Entertainment

Kid's Clubs

Cool Kids’ Club

Children from six months to six years will enjoy the activities at the Cool Kids’ Club, with expert staff on hand to make sure they’re having fun all day. 

Ages: 6 months to 6 years.

Open: 08:30 – 12:30 and 13:15 – 16:15.

Crew Blue

Seven to twelve year olds can join the Crew Blue Programme and enjoy organised activities, from arts and crafts to scavenger hunts and team games to sporting activities.

Ages: 7 – 12 years.

Open: 08:30 – 12:30 and 13:15 – 16:15.


Water Sports

Select from paddle boarding and raft building, or kayaking and windsurfing suitable for both beginners and experts. If you fancy a bit more power, water skiing and wakeboarding are available in the local area. Guests can also hire the hotel’s luxury yacht or try scuba diving courtesy of the onsite PADI diving school.

Movie Screening Room

The Screening Room at Carlisle Bay is used for movie nights and allows you to watch all the action from stylish Italian leather seats in a state of the art multimedia venue. It can also be hired out for meeting and events.


With nine tennis courts, including three floodlit courts, Carlisle Bay is the ideal spot for tennis fans. Training from the hotel’s head tennis Pro and equipment hire are also available.


Step into the 21st century in the modern library with coloured optic lighting. Select from an extensive choice of reading or take advantage of the computers and WiFi within relaxed surroundings.

About the location

Nestled in the south-west corner of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is situated in St Mary’s on a golden sandy beach with a backdrop of emerald green forest. Picture perfect Turner’s Beach offers warm, turquoise waters ideal for swimming, and snorkelling, or you can simply relax on the soft, powdery sands and soak up the sunshine. When it’s time for a break, enjoy a freshly caught seafood lunch accompanied by refreshing, cool drinks at the beach bar.

St Mary’s nightlife centres around the luxury hotels along the beachfront where you can enjoy live music with a cocktail. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy within southern Antigua, from zip-lining to scuba diving and boat trips to horse riding.

Transfer Time

Carlisle Bay is 30 minutes from Antigua Airport
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Garden Suite

2 adults

Garden Suites are split over two levels with an open-plan living area and bedroom. The balcony or terrace features a daybed with views of the gardens and ocean in the distance. Room facilities include air conditioning, telephone, satellite television, complimentary WiFi, safe, minibar, espresso machine, hairdryer, bathrobes and Molton Brown® bathroom toiletries.


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Ocean Suite

2 adults

Ocean Suites are the same as the Garden Suites but are located by the beach with magnificent views of the Caribbean Sea.


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Beach Balcony Suite

3 adults

Beach Balcony Suites are located on the upper level of the family section of the hotel and feature a master bedroom with living area, views of the bay, a bathroom and a second bedroom with twin beds.


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Bay Suite

2 adults

Bay Suites have direct ocean views and a preferred beach location. The suite boasts a vodka and rum bar, a private butler service and Temple Spa luxury bath products.


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Beach Terrace Suite

3 adults, 1 child

Beach Terrace Suites are the same as the Beach Balcony Suites but are located on the ground floor with direct access to the beach.


Carlisle Suite A (3 Bedroom)

6 adults

Carlisle Suites have three bedrooms, two with king size beds and one twin bedded all with en-suite bathrooms. The suite also features a large sitting room, kitchen and a spacious balcony with views of the beach and ocean. 


Carlisle Suite B (3 Bedroom)

6 adults

Carlisle Suites have three bedrooms, two with king size beds and one twin bedded all with en-suite bathrooms. The suite also features a large sitting room, kitchen and a spacious balcony with views of the beach and ocean.


Complimentary Half Board

Complimentary Half Board for stays completed between 14 April - 21 December 2024.

Room discount

35% discount for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 24 February - 21 December 2024.

Applicable to stays on All Inclusive.

30% discount for stays completed between 04 January - 21 December 2024.

Applicable to stays on Bed and Breakfast.


Kids Stay and Eat Free

One child stays and eats for free per paying adult, up to two children stay free per roomfor holidays between 04 January 2023 - 21 December 2024

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Amazing staff in a beautiful setting


Tripadvisor review May 17 2024
Amazing views from such a perfectly, private beach! The staff are super friendly and attentive- they have a super set up for all water sports ! The food was super too, honestly the best fish tacos at...
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Idyllic Caribbean vacation


Tripadvisor review May 17 2024
This luxurious hotel enjoys a beautiful location in an idyllic bay. All of the suites are beachfront with pretty views and there were always sunbeds available. The service was outstanding and the...
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