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Carlisle Bay is the Caribbean beach and spa resort you have always dreamed of visiting, a place where your every wish has already been anticipated. A secluded island paradise of white sandy beaches and sparkling, clear waters with a perfect climate awaits you. Nothing has been overlooked in making this an exquisite resort experience for you whether you are a solo traveler, traveling with a partner or with family. Exceptional facilities, all-suite accommodation and separate family areas means that everyone can have the holiday they want. You will also be ideally situated to explore the fascinating Caribbean island of Antigua both land and shore, should you wish. Carlisle Bay is a wonderful blend of West Indian and western cuisine, hospitality, activity and leisure with a laid-back, unfussy atmosphere you will immediately fall in love with.
Celebrating life’s milestones is so important and whether they are big or small a chance to celebrate should always be embraced. With our private dining areas, indoors and out, as well as restaurants and bars there is an option for every type of celebration at Carlisle Bay. You can book the entire resort for your celebration or simply reserve a number of our family and interconnecting suites for a smaller group. Dining arrangements range from a more formal meal in East Restaurant to a beach barbeque and bonfire for a more casual atmosphere. Speak to us about your celebration and how you envisage it happening and we will work with you to make it truly memorable. A special birthday, a christening, a family reunion or a significant wedding anniversary are only some of the celebrations that we have been honoured to be a part of over the years. It is always a magical time and often the guests we welcome to these happy events will return again and again for other celebrations. That is the wonder of Carlisle Bay.
There are so many incredible possibilities for weddings at Carlisle Bay and each one of them more romantic than the next. Just saying the words ‘Caribbean beach wedding’ are enough to make both you and your guests experience a shiver of excitement. Of course if it is to be just the two of you then you will be starting your married life with the most romantic of honeymoons. From an intimate event where you exchange vows silhouetted against the shimmering sea at the end of the jetty to a stunning beach ceremony for all your friends and family, this is the ultimate Caribbean wedding destination. You can go grand and book out the entire resort for your guests or choose to have a simple ceremony at the beginning of your honeymoon on Antigua. Our weddings are highly personalised events created by us, in collaboration with you. They are bespoke occasions that reflect your personalities and the special image you hold in your minds of this important day. We will also do everything possible to help you with arrangements, local services and legal paperwork particular to Antigua.
The 87 tastefully-appointed suites at Carlisle Bay are exceptional for any resort in that they all boast ocean views through their floor to ceiling windows. Suite sizes range from 72-150 square metres and all feature sitting rooms. Each also has a balcony or covered terrace to allow optimal enjoyment of outdoor leisure and with comfortable day beds for lounging as well as a dining area you will be able to take full advantage. The décor is discreet and understated with clean colours and quietly sumptuous furnishings. Spacious, uncluttered and filled with light, the suites at Carlisle Bay provide a balm for tired bodies and minds. The architecture has a distinctly Caribbean flavour with plantation-style shutters painted in cool shades providing a striking contrast to the verdant green of the surrounding lawns, palm trees and rainforest. Every modern convenience has been thought of in designing these superb suites as well as a range of complimentary extras that will have you feeling especially pampered. Best of all you are only ever a matter of steps from that soft white sand and warm Caribbean Sea.
Nothing has been overlooked when it comes to providing a complete Caribbean resort experience at Carlisle Bay. Should you decide never to leave the resort you will find everything you could possibly want right here. From the gentler pursuits of reading, movies and yoga to the thrills of watersports and the availability of our prestigious tennis facilities. Children are very welcome and are cherished by all our staff. Entertainment through our Cool Kids Club will keep them busy and more importantly happy during their stay at Carlisle Bay. Alternatively, the purpose of your Caribbean family holiday may be to connect again as a family by taking part in activities together. Should you wish to explore beyond the resort this can easily be arranged by land, sea or even air. Contact us to discuss how you can best enjoy your time at Carlisle Bay, availing of our extensive first-rate facilities.
Part of escaping to a Caribbean island resort is the luxury of having the most heavenly food and drinks handed to you whenever and wherever you feel like having them. From a cocktail at sundown on your balcony to a healthy lunch in the shade of a palm tree, we offer every possibility to our guests. Formal, casual, time alone or romantic celebration – you choose and we will deliver in each unique setting. We also offer options of authentic Antiguan cuisine allowing you to immerse yourself through food in this wonderful, rich culture and tradition. Daytime food is perfectly suited to a warm climate with fresh salads, juicy tropical fruits and ice cold gelato among the many tempting offerings. Evenings will see you hungry after a day of sunshine, sea and activity but there will be plenty of choice with authentic Italian food, Asian fine dining and the freshest grilled meats and local seafood to satisfy every taste. Afterwards you can enjoy a casual ice cold beer while watching the sun set or if you prefer a more sophisticated setting to crack open a bottle of champagne and celebrate the day we have a venue to suit.