Carlisle Bay

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All-suite boutique resort with a spa, four restaurants and beach access
Some say rooms appear worn
Tucked in a lush green cove on the southern coast of Antigua, Carlisle Bay specializes in offering an atmosphere that is both sophisticated and relaxing. All of its 87 suites boast ocean views, espresso machines and floor-to-ceiling windows that lead to private balconies or terraces. However, some visitors caution that the decor is a bit dated. The resort features four restaurants, including Ottimo! (a pizzeria with a wood-burning oven) and the adults-only beachside Jetty Grill. After a late afternoon tea, guests can go to the beach with their children or drop the kiddos off at the Cool Kids Club before unwinding by the pool or in the Blue Spa's sauna. Part of The Leading Hotels of the World, the property participates in the Leaders Club loyalty program.
Carlisle Bay
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 87 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean



  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019



This cosmopolitan, boutique sister property of London's trendy One Aldwych hotel daringly eschews everything faux colonial and Creole. The monochromatic, magazine-worthy result combines cool, classy minimalism with unsnobbish warmth.

Fodor's Choice



The 82 suites have a sleek contemporary look, done in whites, grays, and dark woods and outfitted with every necessity and then some (bedside fiber-optic reading lights, Gaggia espresso machines, yoga mats). The Carlisle Suites are the resort's biggest units, with three en-suite bedrooms and roomy terraces.

Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure


For tranquility, hit the 45-seat screening room, the Blue spa, or the Asian-inflected bistro. The library is a glass-and-white linen sanctuary stacked with the latest beach reads – no crushed paperbacks allowed.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1120 have reviewed the Carlisle Bay, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: 

Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1120 reviews 4.5 (based on 1120 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Each suite at Carlisle Bay is designed for a particular kind of traveler. Bay suites are were created with adults in mind, with features like private butler service and vodka and rum bars. Ocean suites are primarily for adults (kids in these accommodations must be at least 12 years old) and can be found on the quietest section of the beach. Garden suites, which are large enough for two adults, include garden and partial sea views, while Beach Balcony and Beach Terrace suites cater to families thanks in part to their two-bedroom layouts. For even more space, travelers can book one of four Carlisle Suites. All accommodations feature minimalist decor in a neutral color palette, plus modern amenities like daybeds on every balcony and terrace, HD televisions with DVD players, stocked minibars, espresso machines and yoga mats. In the bathrooms, guests will find bathrobes, high-end bath amenities and separate showers and bathtubs.
  • Beach Terrace Suites offer direct beach access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Turndown service
  • One Carlisle Suite has a kitchen

Standard room size770 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on the southern coast of Antigua between a beach and a rainforest, Carlisle Bay is a cosmopolitan resort in a tropical setting. Few amenities sit within walking distance, but if guests want to check out the shops and restaurants in nearby areas like Jolly Harbour and St. John's, resort staff can arrange luxury car service with English drivers. An all-inclusive booking package is available, which covers airport assistance.
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Approximately 10 miles south of V C Bird International Airport
  • Airport shuttle service included in select booking packages
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Carlisle Bay features four restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to casual beachside meals. The open-air Indigo on the Beach and its adjacent bar offer a healthy menu of casual fare, including grilled seafood, salads and pastas. Furnished with comfortable rattan sofas and chairs, this is a place to kick back for a beach break (no shoes required). Open for lunch and dinner, Ottimo! is a casual Italian eatery near the pool that specializes in wood-fired pizzas, salads, antipasti and homemade gelato. Back near the beach, the adults-only Jetty Grill serves grilled meats, fresh seafood and wines by the carafe. For a more upscale dinner, East offers an eclectic mix of Japanese, Thai and Indonesian dishes within a fuchsia and dark wood space. Guests can grab a cocktail at the Jetty Bar, the Pavillion Bar, Indigo Bar or Coconut Grove.
  • Children's menus available at Ottimo! and Indigo on the Beach
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Reservations recommended for East
  • Complimentary afternoon tea served at Coconut Grove
  • Optional all-inclusive package covers all meals and drinks

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesAsian, Italian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The lagoon-style swimming pool at Carlisle Bay has a shallow children's section, as well as a deep end for adult swimming. The pool is surrounded by lounge chairs, umbrellas and lush vegetation. The resort also has a beach, where beach attendants are on hand to pamper guests and assist with complimentary activities like snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing and paddleboarding.
  • Poolside dining available through Ottimo! restaurant
  • Resort pool used for scuba diving certification courses
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Blue Spa at Carlisle Bay features six treatment rooms, including a couples room, a sauna and a wet room. Gender-specific services are available, plus multiple West Indian-inspired treatments like an Indian head massage and a floral massage ritual that incorporates traditional Indian holistic principles. A yoga pavilion, fitness center, beauty salon and juice bar are also located in the spa complex.
  • Facials use Natura Bissé products
  • Salon services include waxing, makeup applications, haircuts and hair braiding
  • Spa open daily from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (open until 9 p.m. on select days)

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The resort's Cool Kids Club is open daily for children 6 and younger and includes activities like treasure hunts, arts and crafts and lizard hunting. The kids club also has a shallow pool, sand pit and jungle gym for outdoor play. Activities for kids ages 7 to 12 are offered via the Crew Blue program.
  • Daily movies in on-site screening room
  • Crew Blue activities include raft building, football games and zip lining
  • Complimentary water sports equipment available for teens
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The fitness center at Carlisle Bay features Technogym cardio and weight-training equipment. The resort also offers a yoga pavilion in the garden, where complimentary group classes are held. Free rackets and balls are provided for the tennis courts, and both the tennis courts and a nearby basketball court are lit for night play. Additional complimentary activities are available on the beach, including sailing, kayaking, snorkeling and windsurfing.
  • Private yoga or Pilates classes and personal training sessions available (fees apply)
  • Complimentary weekly tennis clinics
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Carlisle Bay features both indoor and outdoor meeting venue options for small groups. The Carlisle Room offers rainforest views and can accommodate up to 50 guests for a reception or 26 attendees for a boardroom meeting or seated dinner. The resort also features a private screening room with DVD projection and surround sound equipment, which can host up to 45 people. All of the property's bars and restaurants can be reserved for business functions.
  • Discounted group rates available from late April to early December
  • Complimentary computers and printers in the library
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the resort

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Carlisle Bay offers wedding packages for ceremonies and weddings with 10 or more people. While the resort's beach is the most popular on-site ceremony location, The Carlisle Room can also accommodate an indoor wedding or reception for up to 50 guests. Available wedding services include catering, photography, flower arrangements and entertainment. The property's wedding specialist will also assist with completing legal paperwork.
  • Beach can host up to 90 people for wedding ceremonies
  • Bridal spa services
  • Resort restaurants can accommodate 40 to 160 attendees for seated dinners
  • Screening room also available for wedding related events

Maximum wedding guest capacity90

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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