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Carlisle Bayantigua

Thursday January 24
INSIDE SCOOP EMMA SAYS The yoga classes on the pier are worth the early rise. Don't miss the elegant afternoon tea! scoop image

About The Hotel

With cutting edge design, Carlisle Bay resort Antigua brings a new style of contemporary luxury to the Caribbean. Set on the south coast of Antigua against a backdrop of rolling hills and rainforest, you can enjoy one of the best beaches on the island. Every suite boasts unparalleled views of the azure ocean with cool interiors that mark a definite departure from typical Caribbean décor.

Carlisle Bay is much in demand by families attracted by the spacious two-room suites, safe beach and child-friendly facilities. Children receive a welcome pack on arrival and can enjoy the specialist activities on offer at the creche and age-graded kids clubs. There are kids’ movies on show at the cinema screening room, a good choice of beach toys to hand and even a complimentary high tea. The Cool Kids Club and their Crew Blue programme welcomes kids from 6 months to 12 years and includes a paddling pool.

There are four restaurants: Indigo on the Beach is an alfresco all-day spot for health-conscious grills and freshly-caught seafood, whilst East is a dramatic indoor venue specialising in authentic pan-Asian fare, such as Japanese, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese. Ottimo! offers authentic Italian dining in a less formal setting, poolside under the shade. For a parents night off The Jetty Grill boasts another superb setting, overlooking the Carlisle Bay jetty and those clear blue Caribbean waters. Adult-only dining, it still retains a relaxed feel making the most of the unrivalled views and gentle sea breezes. The bed & breakfast rate includes a complimentary afternoon tea.

The irresistibly spacious Suites are furnished with cool calm interiors and all come with a bedroom a sitting area and a separate study. There is the option of a second or third bedroom and even a kitchen. Every suite comes with fantastic ocean views and a terrace or a balcony.

Activities include windsurfing, sailing, kayaking eco adventure tours, boat excursions, snorkelling trips and large swimming pool. Waterskiing and jet skiing are available in the neighbouring bay, reached by motor launch from the jetty. There are no less than nine tennis courts with instruction, yoga and meditation pavilion. There are two restaurants: Indigo on the Beach is an alfresco all-day spot for health-conscious grills and freshly-caught seafood, whilst East is a dramatic indoor venue specialising in authentic pan-Asian fare, such as Japanese, Indian, Thai and Vietnamese. Guests can even enjoy a private luxurious cinema to sit back and enjoy a good movie.

Health and well-being are paramount to Carlisle Bay’s philosophy. The 17,000 square foot spa, Blue, offers a unique and natural approach. There are six luxurious treatment rooms including a couple’s treatment room, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, yoga and pilates area, juice bar, sauna, plunge pools and chill out area.

Read more on our blog about Carlisle Bay >

Your Tots Too expert for Carlisle Bay is Jennifer.



Family Facts

Cots available on request

Babysitting available at $15 per hour

The Cool Kids Club is complimentary for kids aged 2 – 6 years old – and it is also open to children aged 6 months – 2 years (charged at an hourly rate) The Cool Kids Club open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 12.30pm and in the afternoons from 1.15pm to 4.15pm. Operating during the school holiday periods. Crew Blue programme for older children from 7 to 12 years, operating during the school holiday periods.

Pushchair friendly

30 minutes / 12 miles to airport

Awaiting information

No dedicated kids pool and no shallow area in the main pool (minimum depth of 122cm). Paddling pool in kids club.

Baby bottles and warmers

Child car seats available for airport transfers



  • GH 20 February 2018 "Your company was a dream to deal with j sent off an enquiry on a Sunday (on New Year’s Eve) thinking it would be days to get back to us and the holiday was booked and paid for the same day.

    The kids club at the hotel was great- both kids loved it. Couldn’t fault it.

    The all inclusive option is definitely the way to go- I would never advise clients to go any other way as the drinks are expensive and the kids were constantly drinking juice and mocktails.

    That’s all I can think off the top of my head!"

  • LL 09 March 2015 "Thank you so much for all your help in organising our holiday. It was truly wonderful, the most chilled place we've been to ever (apart from maybe our honeymoon). Carlisle Bay is a very special place and worth the money! A definite 5 out of 5. Wish we could have booked for longer! The only thing was we wish the pool was a tad warmer for children. It's very windy in Antigua at this time of year so the pool was a little chilly but that's all I can think of that needed improvement!"

  • ML 05 November 2013 "We had a lovely time, thank you. I would certainly give Carlisle Bay a 5. We had a couple of very minor niggles not worth mentioning and we would certainly go back there which I can’t say we have said about any other hotel. The hotel is absolutely what your remit is about – a luxury hotel for families with no loss of service or facilities. Our kids enjoyed the few activities they did (and these are kids that never take part in kids’ club activities). They would have done more but we had hired a car to explore so it was a bit of a tug of war at times as they wanted to stay at the hotel. If I had one piece of advice for your customers it would be to take their own bucket and spades – there are a couple at the hotel and some other beach toys but not many and not great ones anyway. We loved Antigua too and think it is a very easy long haul destination for Brits to visit.

    I would be only too happy to recommend your services – I don’t have anyone specific in mind at the moment but I would certainly refer anyone appropriate who comes across my radar and will come back to you for future hotel stays (we usually do villa holidays as Jon is fairly antisocial…).

    Thanks for all your help on this one."

  • BCB 14 March 2012 "We had a fabulous holiday thank you and thought that Carlisle Bay was an amazing and beautiful resort – as our first experience of a family holiday it was even better than we expected! After a slightly fractious journey with the little one we were a bit nervous when we got there, but the room was fantastic and all the equipment we needed (sterilizer, nappies, wipes, cot etc) was there ready for us. I thought the service in particular was exceptional and all the staff were so friendly and eager to help – genuinely nothing was too much trouble. We had our room which opened right out onto the beach (perfect for when E was sleeping inside – we could get some rays and room service on the beach!) and we also thought that the food was delicious – a great variety to choose from and all of an excellent standard – again, higher than expected. We will definitely go back again at some stage and would thoroughly recommend Carlisle Bay as a family resort - there was loads to do for all of us. I also thought that your service at Tots Too was excellent (delighted to have found you) and we will definitely be using you again too!"

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