About this hotel
- Secluded location on a magnificent beach.
- Luxurious all-suite accommodation.
- Two of Antigua’s most outstanding restaurants.
- Blue Spa, yoga pavilion and lots of tennis!
The lush countryside, the colour, the warm disposition of the people – these might be what distinguish Antigua from other Caribbean islands, but for Gordon Campbell Gray, the decision to invest in Antigua was swayed by the special beauty of Carlisle Bay. This natural harbour in the most remote corner of the island, defined by a fine crescent of sand, is straight out of an ideal Caribbean press release. Its emerald green waters are surrounded by forested mountains and plenty of swaying palms, with a small village nearby that consists entirely of brightly painted wooden clapboard houses. There's even the perfect Caribbean church on the headland. Best of all, there are not, nor ever will be, any other hotels to share it with. Campbell Gray's Carlisle Bay is the only hotel in this idyllic location and, having negotiated title to the entire beach, he intends to keep it that way.
Creating a buzz when this all-suite hotel opened, it remains one of the Caribbean’s premier addresses. With the proprietor's assured taste (One Aldwych is a sister property), Carlisle Bay has been groomed as a Caribbean option for discerning adults. There are two of Antigua’s most outstanding restaurants, East and Indigo on the Beach plus a poolside Italian with pizza oven and gelato, the Blue Spa with yoga pavilion, tennis courts with Champagne mixers, a luxury film screening room and various water sports to explore the bay. But it’s the magnificent attention to detail that further sets Carlisle Bay apart. From the orchid pool with flaming torches that defines the entrance, to the bleached grey timber, to the abundance of orchids, to the custom-made furniture and the swimming pool tiles bought in from Bali – no detail large or small has escaped Gordon's magnificent obsession.
82 spacious, contemporary suites ranging from junior to three bedroom options. Cool, calm, luxurious interiors, each with a private balcony or terrace and breathtaking ocean views.
Garden Suites - spacious open-plan junior suites with King bed (sleeps 2 adults) and spacious bathroom, steps down to a separate living area and terrace or balcony with tropical garden or partial bay views.
Ocean Suites – Have the same layout as above with balcony views over the gardens to the Ocean.
Beach Suites- Are located with direct access onto the shoreline so you can watch your children play in the shallows from your own terrace. All Beach Suites have a spacious open-plan King-bed with living area plus an additional second bedroom or study. Some have terraces (ideal for small children, others are with balcony on a higher floor). They sleep up to 3 adults or two adults and two children.
Carlisle Suites- have 3 en-suite bedrooms and can sleep up to 6 adults or 2 adults and up to 4 children with a central waterfront location.
Travel Guru tips
Super Chill Out 2013 includes all meals. Dine at Indigo on the Beach (it’s the Caribbean outpost of Indigo, London and its right on the beach) or the intimate, oriental East– sushi to satay to sambal. Also includes daily afternoon tea enjoyed anywhere you like, yoga, water sports, tennis and the excellent Pineapple children’s club.
- Save up to £530 when you book the Ocean Suite Simply Offer. From£3459 per person in January Please contact us for further details.
Want to find out prices and availability?
£3,459 per person
Return flights with Virgin Atlantic, private transfers, 7 nights, garden suite, breakfast included, V Room access
Call to book:
0844 573 2451
Hip List Member Extra $200 Resort Credit for most travel dates until August which can be used throughout resort excluding gift shop. Call for more information.
Fly direct with Virgin Atlantic from Gatwick to Antigua (approx 8 hours 40 minutes). You will be collected by private car for the 30 min drive to Carlisle Bay.