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Carlisle Bay - Luxury holidays to Antigua

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  • About this holiday

    Carlisle Bay Antigua is recommended by Expressions Holidays to those seeking stylish luxury with an element of health and well-being to their holiday. The spa at Carlisle Bay is particularly attractive offering natural botanical therapies and there are excellent tennis courts. There is also open-air yoga on offer, plus a Pilates pavilion, gym and plunge pools. Families are welcomed here at Carlisle Bay Antigua, with a kids' club for children from as young as 6 months up to 12, with services free for those over 2 years old. There are some excellent deals for family stays, too. At Carlisle Bay, entertainment is plentiful, including daily films screened at the cinema, tennis coaching (with tennis deals for our clients), and a wealth of life to explore outside the hotel in nearby Old Road Village, English Harbour, St John's and Nelson's Dockyard.

    Client Testimonials:

    "Best holiday ever."
    Mr C, Dec 2016

    The journey and how you get there


    Complimentary afternoon tea

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include scheduled flights London to Antigua with British Airways in World Traveller or Virgin Atlantic in economy, return car transfer between airport and hotel and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden Suite double or twin room.
    Low season:  From £2,190 for 7 nights
    High season:  From £3,475 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • All Inclusive supplement discount summer in Antigua 2019
      Book now and receive up to a 30% discount on the price of an All-Inclusive supplement for stays between 23 April 2019 until 14 December 2019.

      Or, book a Beach Suite and up to 2 children will receive complimentary All Inclusive on stays between 23 April 2019 until 14 December 2019.

      Minimum stay of 3 nights. Restrictions Apply.
    • Book by 30th June Discount Offer
      Book a stay of 3 nights or more by the 30th June 2019 and receive a discount off our contract rates for stays between 23rd April and 30th November 2019. Please note blackout dates and restrictions apply.
      Stay in an Ocean or Beach Balcony Suite and receive a 40% discount.
      Stay in a Garden, Beach Terrace or Bay Suite and receive a 30% discount.
    • Summer Getaway all-inclusive offer
      Benefit from a special rate for all-inclusive stays at Carlisle Bay from 23 April until 30 November 2019, booked by 4 August 2019. The special features included are:
      Fast track airport assistance, Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and beverages by the glass, Wifi throughout the resort, non-motorised water sports, kids club for children aged 2 to 12 years, films daily in the hotel’s screening room, nine tennis courts including four with floodlighting, a 900 sq ft gym with Techno-Gym equipment, guided nature walks in the rain forest, and use of mountain bikes to explore the area.
      Contact us for tailor-made prices for these room types: garden suite, ocean suite, bay suite, beach balcony suite and beach terrace suite.
      (Blacked out dates are 24 August until 11 October when the hotel is closed and 18-28 October in beach balcony and beach terrace suites only).

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    Our opinion

    Carlisle Bay offers outstanding luxury and is ideal for couples and families.

    Hotel description

    Carlisle Bay is a luxurious boutique-style hotel on a beautiful stretch of white-sand beach on the southwest coast of Antigua, set against a backdrop of hills and rainforest. There is a total of 87 spacious suites with calm, stylish interiors and wonderful views from their private terrace or balcony. Some suites are split-level whilst others have a study, second or third bedroom. Carlisle Bay has bathrooms that are contemporary in decoration and combine space with practicality. Health and wellbeing are fundamental to Carlisle Bay: the award-winning Blue Spa has six luxurious treatment rooms offering a range of treatments, there's also a state-of-the-art gym, open-air yoga and Pilates pavilion, sauna and plunge pools. Other sports facilities include a dive centre, a range of water sports including a sailing course, a large free-form swimming pool and nine tennis courts. Private tennis tuition is available for an extra fee, however, there are complimentary group clinics as well. Carlisle Bay has three excellent restaurants: Indigo on the Beach, which offers light and healthy grills, fresh seafood and salads, East, a lovely restaurant that serves excellent pan-Asian cuisine for dinner in a stunning contemporary setting and Ottimo!, located poolside, which has a fantastic Italian menu, complete with pizzas from an authentic wood burning oven. For guests that wish to fully indulge in the range of restaurants All Inclusive rates are available. Unique bonuses at Carlisle Bay are the luxurious cinema and fabulous library with a collection of books to suit all tastes. A purpose-built kids’ club is available with Cool Kids Club offering a range of activities for children aged between 6 months to 6 years (this is complimentary for children aged 2-6 but a charge applies for those under two). There is also Crew Blue a complimentary activity and adventure programme for 7 to 12 year olds that operates during selected school holiday periods. Carlisle Bay exudes luxury, style and understated elegance alongside high standards of accommodation, comfort and service.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Carlisle Bay will be closed from the 25 August to 12 October 2018 and from the 24 August to 11 October 2019

    Distance from airport

    25 minutes by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Carlisle Bay offers 87 suites all of which include a private balcony or terrace, Air- conditioning, Ceiling fan, TV, Docking station, Telephone, In-room safe, Expresso machine, Fully stocked minibar, Wifi access.
    Garden Suite. Split-level rooms with an open-plan bedroom and sitting room.
    Ocean Suite. Open plan bedroom and sitting room. Private bathroom.
    Beach Balcony Suite. Bathroom, Bedroom/sitting area, Study/Second bedroom.
    Bay Suite. Features bedroom, living area, bathroom and balcony with sea view as well as a private butler service, vodka and rum bar and enhanced suite amenities. Adults only.
    Beach Terrace Suite. Open plan split-level bedroom/sitting room, Bathroom. Max. occupancy of 4.
    Carlisle suite A. 3 double en-suite bedrooms, Sitting room/dining area, Kitchen. Max. occupancy of 6.
    Carlisle suite B. 3 double en-suite bedrooms, 2 double bedrooms have ocean views and there is a large balcony, Sitting room/dining area, Kitchen. Max. occupancy of 6.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Carlisle Bay, Antigua include: Four restaurants, Four bars, Nine tennis courts, Spa, Gym, Library, Cinema, Swimming pool, Dive centre, 24-hour room service, Children's club, Crèche, Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Snorkelling, Paddle boarding Twice weekly guided rainforest hikes, Express overnight laundry, dry cleaning, one-hour pressing service, New beach cabanas exclusively for Bay suite guests where treatments from the Blue Spa are also available.

    Water sports

    Complimentary sports: Non-motorised water sports including sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing and paddle boarding. Chargeable sports: Motorised water sports are at extra charge including scuba diving, water skiing, wake boarding and tubing. 

    Land sports

    Complimentary sports: Tennis, use of the gym.
    Other activities: Yoga and pilates. Island tours, guided hikes through the rain forest and boat excursions.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The island offers a host of activities from kayaking to eco adventure tours, golf, shopping and helicopter tours, all of which are available to guests at Carlisle Bay.

    Sports nearby


    Children's rates apply for ages 2-12 whilst infants under 2 years stay free. There is a complimentary kid's club for ages 2-6 and the complimentary Crew Blue activity programme provides entertainment for 7-12 year olds. Care of children aged 6 months to 2 years is also available for a fee. Child meal prices apply to ages 12 and under. The Jetty Grill restaurant is for adults only.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay is required over the festive season and must include 25 and 31 December.

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