Carlisle Bay

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
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • 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-aging 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

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 offer 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 island are also organised, including rainforest zip line tours and swimming with sting rays.

Getting There

Carlisle Bay Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

+1 268 484 0000

+1 268 484 0026 (Spa)

Sitting on the southern shores of Antigua overlooking crystal clear waters, with a verdant rainforest backdrop Carlisle Bay really is a small piece of paradise. Perfectly suited for absolute privacy, an air of tranquility and laid back luxury hits you as soon as you enter the vaulted reception pavilion. All-suite accommodation fringes the calm palm-strewn beach, and open air bars and a beach side restaurant create a vibrant hub.

The resort was a game-changer when it opened and is renowned as one of the best in the Caribbean. Attracting royals, a-listers and elite vacationers over the years is no surprise – service, accommodation and facilities are second to none.

Facility highlights include tennis courts, a water sports centre, a yoga pavilion, a movie screening room and a glorious spa.

Blue Spa

The Blue Spa nestles in tropical gardens in the centre of the resort. The plantation inspired space is cool and calm with breezy relaxation areas, his and hers dip pools, saunas and five treatment rooms. There’s also a hair and beauty salon to cover beauty essentials – from blow drys and manicures to waxing and threading.

Treatments on offer come from one of my favourite Irish organic brands, VOYA and range from marine facials and seaweed eye treatments to holistic rituals, reiki, reflexology, massages and scrubs. There’s also a Teen Spa menu on offer with a specially selected range of treatments including T Facial, T Manicure and T Massage.

The Treatment

The Rescue Me Ritual is a complete relaxation journey from head to toe. My intuitive therapist Michelle began with deep inhalation of a blend of uplifting citrus oils, followed by an invigorating foot ritual. My whole body was then gently exfoliated with a dry brush (it might sound painful but it’s actually an incredibly relaxing sensation!) followed by a gentle massage combining seaweed oil and wave-like techniques. The blissful journey concluded with a pressure point face and scalp massage. My muscles were tension free and I left feeling like I was floating on air. Sipping a cup of VOYA herbal tea, lounging in the relaxation area, and my holistic journey was complete.

To Stay

Rooms range from Garden Suites to the super-posh Carlisle Suites – all boast views of the sea and hills through floor to ceiling windows. Each has a balcony or covered terrace with double day beds as well as a small dining area. Décor is discreet and understated with crisp clean walls and aqua hues. All suites have separate sleeping and lounge areas and most can be interconnected for families. Spacious, uncluttered and filled with light, suites feature king size beds, mini bars with complimentary soft drinks and snacks, espresso machines and Green Park by Molton Brown toiletries.

To Eat

There’s a choice of four restaurants; East is a contemporary eatery in the hub of the resort and serves up an Asian-fusion menu with delights including Lobster amuse bouche, Beef Satay, spicy curries and Thai noodles. Indigo on the Beach offers oceanside dining with a menu of fresh fish, seafood and grills. There’s also Ottimo – a great lunch spot for pizzas, antipasti, crispy salads and gelato. The Jetty Grill sits in a superb setting, overlooking the Carlisle Bay jetty – the adult-only eatery it serves up grilled meats and fresh seafood.

Facilities and Activities

Dedicated yoga retreats are on offer throughout the year and staff at the gym will create a personal fitness programme for you and monitor your progress.

Fitness offerings include tennis courts, water sports, Yoga, Pilates and Personal Training. There’s also a range of complimentary classes throughout the week including Barefoot Zumba, Reef Snorkeling and Sailing and Tennis clinics.