Carlisle Bay Hotel

Antigua (1 other), Caribbean (34 others)

About this hotel

  • Secluded location on a magnificent beach.
  • Luxurious all-suite accommodation.
  • Three of Antigua’s most outstanding restaurants.
  • Award-winning spa.

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.

Creating a buzz when this all-suite hotel opened, it remains one of the Caribbean’s most talked about resorts. With the proprietor's assured taste, Carlisle Bay has been groomed as a Caribbean option for discerning adults. There are three of Antigua’s most outstanding restaurants, pan-Asian East, informal Indigo on the Beach and poolside Italian, Ottimo! The hotel is home to the award-winning Blue Spa, as well as a yoga pavilion, tennis courts, a luxury film screening room and watersports 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 which defines the entrance to the bleached grey timber, the abundance of orchids and custom-made furniture. They’ve even brought in swimming pool tiles from Bali – no detail large or small has escaped Gordon's magnificent obsession.

The rooms

Custom-made furniture and interiors designed by London-based Mary Fox Linton.

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

The Fully Inclusive Super Chill Out includes all meals and drinks. It also includes daily afternoon tea enjoyed anywhere you like, yoga, non-motorised watersports, tennis and the excellent Cool Kids Club.

Special Offers

    November Savings

  • Save up to £140 per person. From £2399 per person. Departing on 02 Dec 14. Private return transfers included. Please contact us for further details.
  • Book early and save!

  • Save up to £180 per person. From £2199 per person. Departing on selected dates in May 2015. Private return transfers included. Please contact us for further details.

Want to find out prices and availability?


0844 573 2451

Mon to Fri: 09.00 - 17:30

Saturday: 09.00 - 17:00


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Prices from:
£2,199 per person

Based on:

  • Return flights with Virgin Atlantic
  • Private transfers
  • 7 nights
  • Garden suite
  • Breakfast included
  • For travel May 2015

Call for more information:
0844 573 2451

Special offers

  • November Savings
  • Book early and save!

HipList offer

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.

Location information

Antigua , Caribbean

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.