Carlisle BaySaint Mary's / Antigua
Situated on the un-spoilt south coast of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is a luxurious resort overlooking a palm fringed white sand beach and turquoise water where chic and simple luxury is brought to the beach. Nestled against a dramatic backdrop of tropical rainforest-covered hills it offers the perfect haven for a Caribbean holiday.
What to love
- Carlisle Bay is a stunning hideaway where contemporary and understated elegance blends beautifully with the resort’s stunning natural setting
- Sit back, relax and enjoy a blockbuster or old classic movie in the luxurious, air-conditioned Screening Room
- Indulge the senses with a wrap, scrub or massage in the Blue Spa or try out a yoga class in the yoga pavilion.
- The calm waters and crescent shaped beach are perfect for water sports, swimming and family fun.
What to know
- This is a tennis enthusiasts' dream with nine tennis courts including three floodlit courts, complimentary tennis equipment and a tennis clinic.
- Choose from four excellent restaurants including the renowned East which serves delicious Pan-Asian cuisine and the beachfront Jetty Grill, an adult only restaurant.
- There are children’s clubs for children from six months to 12 years and a separate teenager’s club. The Cool Kids Club for 2-6 years has a paddling pool, sand pit and jungle gym and fun activities include crab racing and lizard hunting!
- All of the suites boast floor to ceiling windows and stunning ocean views.
Carlisle Bay offers its guests a haven of seclusion and relaxation where impeccable luxury and service are combined with a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere which encourages guests to return year after year.
The Caribbean inspired design throughout is cool and contemporary and reflects the resort’s stunning natural setting with quiet, restful colours and maximum use of light to bring the idyllic outside in. Each of the 87 spacious suites have a terrace or balcony with stunning ocean views and meticulous attention to detail throughout means that every convenience is provided for.
Dining at Carlisle Bay is an integral part of the experience with four outstanding restaurants renown across the island for their delicious local and international dishes created from an abundance of fresh local produce.
A comprehensive range of complimentary non-motorised watersports are available on site, including kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, raft-building and snorkelling with expert tuition available to assist beginners. Motorised watersports including waterskiing, wake-boarding and tubing are provided in a neighbouring cove to prevent disturbance to the tranquility of Carlisle Bay. The resort also boasts a large free form pool and water sports centre with a scuba diving facility.
Carlisle Bay also offers extensive, high-quality tennis facilities for the use of resort guests with nine courts including three floodlit courts, allowing guests the option to play in the cooler evenings. There is also a fully equipped gym .
For guests seeking to relax and unwind the Blue Spa provides the perfect haven of health, relaxation and wellbeing with a range of treatments and a wet room and sauna. There is also a yoga pavilion set amid the tropical gardens where yoga and pilates classes are available.
Whether you want to relax into guilt-free inactivity, participate in one of the many watersports on offer, enjoy a movie in the Screening Room or indulge in a Blue Spa treatment the resort offers something to suit couples and families alike.
When to Travel
With warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. The peak season runs from December through to April with an average of 9 hours sunshine per day. This is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months with an increase in rainfall and humidity as the summer season goes on, however the summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. September and October are usually the wettest months with the most humidity and these are also the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region. The average daily temperatures range from approx. 25C in the winter to approx. 28C in the summer.
Antigua Sailing Week
Taking place from late April to early May, Antigua Sailing Week consists of intense yacht racing, music concerts and rum parties. Sailors, spectators and partygoers, from around the world visit Antigua to enjoy the racing atmosphere both on and off shore.
Carlisle Bay is nestled on the southern shore of Antigua overlooking a dazzling white sand beach and tranquil turquoise waters. The resort is approximately 30 minutes by private car from V.C.Bird International airport.
Carlisle Bay is a a superb choice for families in Antigua with children’s clubs for children from six months to 12 years and a separate teenager’s club. All of the clubs are run by qualified childcare professionals who really love what they do. The Cool Kids Club for 2-6 years has a paddling pool, sand pit and jungle gym and children can even try fun activities such as crab racing and lizard hunting!
Facilities include a range of watersports, tennis courts, white sand beaches and a movie screening room giving endless opportunities for fun for the whole family.