Carlisle Bay

5* out of 5 stars

Located on the south coast of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is surrounded by green hills in a secluded and picturesque bay. St. Johns, the island's capital, is just a thirty-minute drive away, allowing you to enjoy everything it has to offer whilst being removed from its bustling activity. You’ll definitely enjoy the isolation of Carlisle Bay. The rooms are furnished to an exceptionally high standard, with calming interiors of a contemporary feel and either a balcony or a terrace providing views out to the Caribbean Sea. Dine with a choice of four excellent restaurants, pamper yourself at the spa and receive the warmest of welcomes from magnificent staff. There are also four bars to choose from when the time comes for a night cap.

Things to do at Carlisle Bay

Alongside the luxury of the hotel, there’s a lot of activities to enjoy in Carlisle Bay. With nine tennis courts (rackets and balls can be provided complimentary) you may enjoy professional tuition for all age groups and skill levels. At the ‘Blue Spa’ you’ll experience total serenity in one of the six luxury treatment rooms or the couple’s treatment room. Relax in the sauna or soak in the plunge pool. There’s a hair salon to get you ready for an elegant evening in the restaurant, or just recline at your pleasure in the chill out zone. Additionally there’s a state-of-the-art gym with the most updated equipment as well as a personal trainer to cater to your individual fitness needs.

Water Sports at Carlisle Bay

There are a number of notable non-motorised water-sport activities to be enjoyed, with Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling. Discover the reef formations of the Caribbean Sea on boat or by snorkel. Alternatively, let PADI professionals guide you through the waters of Cades Reef. Open seven days a week the ‘Cool Kids Club’ is air-conditioned and fully fitted with a sandpit, paddling pool, terrace, jungle gym and a set of four mini-tennis courts surrounded by the plush environs of the hotel’s gardens.

Please note: Carlisle Bay will be closed during the following period: 21 August 2022 - 08 October 2022.

Please note: The Antigua government has introduced a tourist levy of $5.00USD per person, per night for anyone aged 6 years and over, payable locally at your hotel.



One Bedroom Garden Suite

The 72 square meters (770 square feet) Garden Suites are spacious, split-level rooms with an open-plan bedroom and sitting room. The king-size bed sleeps two adults. Views are predominantly of the gardens, which are full of tropical foliage, with partial views of the turquoise Caribbean waters. Two pairs of Garden Suites interconnect.

One Bedroom Ocean Suite

Located on the calm end of the beach, the 72 square meters (770 square feet) Ocean Suites are perfect for those in search of peace and quiet. They are split-level and have an open-plan bedroom-sitting room. They also have exceptional sea views and have an uncluttered, luxury design. Ten pairs of Ocean Suites can interconnect.

One Bedroom Bay Suite

The Bay Suites at Carlisle Bay are ideal for couples celebrating weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries and ‘just because’ moments. At 72 sq m/ 780 sq feet, the resort’s six direct ocean front suites specifically intended for adults only are spacious and understated. Private Butler service and a Vodka & Rum bar are just a few of the enhanced suite amenities. The preferred beach location is private and calm. Adjacent to The Jetty, romantic dinners for two can be pre-arranged by the private butler for that special Caribbean experience while dining under the stars.

Two Bedroom Beach Balcony Suite

With half the 500m crescent beach designed for families and the other half for adults and couples, Carlisle Bay allows everyone to enjoy a perfect getaway. Located on the family half of the resort, the Beach Suites come with a studio-style king-bedded master bedroom with direct views of the bay and a second bedroom with twin beds. The Beach Balcony Suites are upper-level suites with a second bedroom with twin beds, making the rooms appropriate for two adults and two children (aged from 6 to 15), with cribs available for babies. The balcony of the master bedroom looks towards the beach.

Two Bedroom Beach Terrace Suite

The Beach Terrace Suite rooms are positioned on the ground level to provide direct beach access. The configuration is the same as the Beach Balcony Suites - with a second twin bedroom accommodating children up to the age of 15 (cribs are available for babies). The ease of stepping out on to the sand is what makes these rooms stand out.

Carlisle Suite A

Carlisle Suite A is a three-bedroom, 163.5 square meters (1950 square feet) suite with two king-size rooms, and one twin (all ensuite). There is a large sitting room, kitchen and a double-width beachfront balcony, making this elegant, sunny space ideal for a family of six, or two couples.

Carlisle Suite B

Carlisle Suite B is among the most luxurious suites in the Caribbean: a three-bedroom configuration sleeping six in two king-size double rooms, and one twin, with a large sitting room opening on to an L-shaped, beachfront balcony or terrace to take in the spectacular white sand views.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bars (4)
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Onsite Shop
  • Restaurants (4)
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool (2)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Watersports
  • Wedding packages available
  • Wi-Fi


Food & Drink

Coconut Grove

Next to Indigo on the Beach, it’s the ideal spot under the palm trees for a relaxed cocktail at sunset. Lovely for taking some time out with drink in hand and the space to think or chat.


One of Antigua’s finest restaurants, East takes its name from the exciting mix of eclectic Asian dishes served in a striking designer setting. Japanese, Thai, and Indonesian dishes all appear on the menu, with sushi, sashimi and Balinese specialties among the main draws. Reservations are essential. Open daily from 6:00 - 10:00pm with dinner reservations required between 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Indigo Bar

An open-sided bar beside the beach with rattan chairs and sofas, where guests gather at any hour for cocktails, fruit punches and drinks.

Indigo on the Beach

Magnificent open air dining pavilion at the heart of the resort with its warm sea breezes and sweeping ocean views. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily Indigo is noted for its fresh local produce, grilled seafood, home-made breads and pastas and weekly Caribbean beach barbecues.

Jetty Bar

Fun, toes in the sand beach bar right by the Jetty. Enjoy fresh coconut, beers and rum punches served around the fire pit as the sun sets across the bay. There is a fun, light-hearted atmosphere here, making it a great place to kick back and catch up with friends and family.

Jetty Grill

The resort’s adult only restaurant right at the water’s edge overlooking the Jetty and the Caribbean Sea. Freshly caught seafood, grills and wines by the carafe are favourites. Open for lunch daily.


Casual Italian restaurant at the poolside serving classic Italian dishes and featuring a wood burning pizza oven. Open for lunch and dinner with a Little Ottimo! menu that is suitable for children.

Pavilion Bar

Elegant lobby pavilion with traditional wooden shutters opening up to the sounds and scents of the sea and the rainforest beyond. Perfect for an aperitif before dinner in East Restaurant next door or for a quiet lunchtime drink of delicious fruit punch.

Weddings & Honeymoons

Weddings & Honeymoons at Carlise Bay

Weddings at Carlisle Bay offer you the chance to create your own bespoke wedding experience, with the help of our professional Wedding Coordinators. They will also be available to you pre-travel and during your stay to ensure that your entire experience is smooth and stress-free. As a starting point we have an introductory offer complimentary to all our wedding couples. This will allow you to begin your wedding planning for your special day. Wedding receptions and wedding breakfasts are the other aspect of your wedding experience that you will want to plan for. We understand that the needs of wedding couples vary and may simply involve dinner for two.

We also specialise in Honeymoons should be a once-in-a-lifetime holiday experience with your loved one. Carlise Bay offers first class luxury, on a stunning beach. Carlisle Bay promises romantic to allow you to build your dream honeymoon.

For more information regarding getting married at Carlisle Bay, please enquire on 020 7749 7291.

Free Wedding Package

If your emphasis is on relaxation, unwinding and reconnecting then the Cara Organic Beauty Spa is advised. This beautiful stand-alone pavilion with its shutters open to the tropical gardens immediately help you to feel restored. Spa treatments and relaxation facilities at Cara Organic Beauty Spa include couple treatment rooms, a relaxation area and traditional Antiguan signature treatments. This is a wonderful way to allow yourself to be pampered.

  • Inclusions are
  • Free Weddings
  • VIP Fast Track Welcome at Airport
  • Round Trip Transportation to Licensing Office
  • Government License Fees
  • Services of a Licensed Civil Wedding with a Priest & Minister
  • Marriage License and Wedding Certificate
  • Bride Bouquet, Groom Boutonniere
  • Arch decorated with local
  • Tropical flowers
  • Signing Table with Arrangement
  • Wedding Cake to serve up to 6 persons & Champagne Toast for Bride and Groom.