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Carlisle Bay

Saint Mary Parish, Antigua and Barbuda


  • All Inclusive
  • Boutique Spa
  • Day Spa
  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo
  • Outdoors
  • Retreat
  • Super-luxe
  • Wellness


  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Horse riding
  • Kids club
  • Meditation
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Watersports
  • Yoga

Carlisle Bay is a luxurious beach and spa resort located on the southern shore of the Caribbean island of Antigua.

Situated overlooking white sand and tranquil turquoise waters, it’s a small piece of paradise – as perfectly suited to seclusion and relaxation as it is to activities and exploring. The resort offers all-suite accommodation and separate family areas allowing each guest to enjoy the holiday that suits them best.

Architecture is in keeping with the simple yet charming style of the Caribbean and the décor throughout is restful and elegant. A diverse range of restaurants and bars, many opening onto the beach, use the freshest of Caribbean ingredients to create enticing menus.

A visit to the Blue Spa is a must while visiting Carlisle Bay. Creating the ultimate in relaxation, facilities include dip pools, saunas and breezy relaxation areas – tranquil treatment rooms play host to holistic and anti-ageing therapies. Carlisle bay offers dedicated yoga retreats throughout the year and fitness facilities include a gym, tennis courts, a water sports centre and a yoga pavilion.

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 Carlisle Bay.

The Spa

Blue Spa

Health, wellbeing and feeling fantastic, all three are fundamental to the Blue Spa philosophy.

Experienced therapists are trained in a wide variety of massages that will stimulate your senses and encourage relaxation, detoxification and rejuvenation.

With a gentle breeze through the plantation shutters, lie back in the relaxation area and unwind with a fresh juice. Prepare your skin for your treatment in the sauna and plunge pool. Following your treatment, return to the chill-out space and sip a calming organic herbal tea.

Blue Spa works with VOYA – a certified organic, wild hand-harvested seaweed brand which is 100% Irish. You will notice the dramatic results to your skin, body and overall wellbeing following one of the high-end holistic treatments.

Spa Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Plunge pool
  • Treatment rooms
  • Relaxation areas
  • Beauty salon
  • Gymnasium
  • Yoga pavilion
  • Tennis courts

Spa Products

  • VOYA

To Stay

The 87 tastefully-appointed suites at Carlisle Bay are exceptional in that they all boast ocean views through 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 with comfortable day beds for lounging as well as a dining area.

Décor is discreet and understated with clean colours and quietly sumptuous furnishings. Spacious, uncluttered and filled with light, the suites at Carlisle Bay definitely provide a balm for tired bodies and minds.

Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 12:00 PM

To Eat

Indigo on the Beach is the place to go for a laid-back, lunch or dinner and perfectly designed to let the idyllic outside in. Stroll in whenever you feel like a snack or a much-needed chilled drink. Focusing on fresh ingredients the eatery serves up local seafood, salads, freshly baked breads and pasta dishes.

East is the place to dress up and dine in style. With a reputation for the best Asian dining in Antigua, the Asian-fusion restaurant attracts many visitors from around the island. Entering through tall carved Indonesian doors the dark wood and fuschia interior is stunning. Japanese, Thai and Indonesian dishes all feature on the menu, expertly created for a sophisticated and stylish dining experience.

Starring wood-fired pizza, with a menu including antipasti, crispy salads and gelato to cool off Ottimo! offers a perfect poolside meal or snack. The Jetty Grill boasts another superb setting, overlooking the Carlisle Bay jetty and the clear blue Caribbean waters. Adult-only dining, it retains a relaxed feel and serves up grilled meats and fresh seafood.

Facilities and Activities

  • 9 Tennis courts
  • Private boat – Fjord Open 36
  • Watersports – Hobie Cats, Kayaks, Pedalos, Paddle Boards
  • Private screening room
  • Library
  • The Bay Boutique

For the Kids

Carlisle Bay offers organised kids’ activities for tots to teens. Children can start in the Cool Kids Club when aged 6 months to six years and graduate to the Crew Blue programme for older children seven to twelve years.

Children’s clubs are run by qualified childcare professionals who really love what they do. Fabulous facilities include a range of watersports, tennis courts, perfect white sand beaches and even a movie screening room.

Regular excursions around the island are also organised, including rainforest zip line tours and swimming with stingrays.

Getting There

Carlisle Bay Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

Carlisle Bay & The Blue Spa, Antigua
Carlisle Bay & The Blue Spa, Antigua

Review by Lisa Brown