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Carlisle Bay - Luxury holidays to Antigua

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  • About this holiday

    Carlisle Bay in Antigua is a five star resort that is perfectly suited to family holidays, with a huge range of activities and a unique charm that proves very popular with repeat guests. The island itself offers a host of activities from kayaking to eco-adventure tours, golf, shopping and helicopter tours. At the hotel, however, a children's club (for children up to 6 years) offers a playground, small pool, and four mini tennis courts, among other activities. There is also a club for children aged 7-12 which includes a variety of activities. While the children are being entertained, there are plenty of land and water-based activities alongside a fabulous spa and delicious dining options. Carlisle Bay is the perfect Caribbean family destination, offering limitless possibilities and an idyllic setting.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays includes direct scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic from London to Antigua and private car transfer from the airport to the hotel and back (taking about 25 minutes).


    Complimentary afternoon tea

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic from London to Antigua, private car transfers and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a family holiday at Carlisle Bay, Antigua are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights in the lowest priced room type for families on a bed and breakfast basis.
    Low Season £10,100
    High Season £13,100
    Based on sharing a beach terrace suite. Many other room types are available on request from us.
    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.
    • Family Offer 2020(4)
      Book a stay in a Beach suite before 30 November 2019 for between 15 April and 13 December 2020 and up to 2 children will receive a complimentary all-inclusive supplement when sharing with adults on the same board basis. Restrictions and blackout dates apply.
    • Up-to-date Caribbean special offers
      We are in the process of up-grading our website and until it is launched not all up-to-date offers will appear on our website, so we ask you to contact us for information on current special offers for all holidays to the Caribbean. Our sales team will be able to include all up-to-date special offers in the holiday prices, so please speak to us for the latest information.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Carlisle Bay, Antigua represents stylish luxury for all the family in the Caribbean.

    Hotel description

    Chic and stylish, situated on the undeveloped southern coast of Antigua, Carlisle Bay is a luxurious boutique hotel on a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, set against a backdrop of hills and rainforest. There are 87 spacious suites at Carlisle Bay with calm stylish interiors and wonderful ocean views from their private terrace or balcony. The beach suites have a separate study area, which can be converted into a second bedroom for children under 12. Bathrooms are contemporary in decoration and combine space with practicality. Sports facilities include a range of water sports, large freeform swimming pool and nine tennis courts with the service of a pro. Carlisle Bay has three excellent restaurants: Indigo on the beach offers delicious West Indian cooking with grills, fresh seafood and salads, East serves excellent pan-Asian cuisine for dinner in a stunning contemporary setting and new poolside Ottimo! has a delicious Italian menu, featuring pizzas from a wood burning oven and home-made gelato. An added bonus, particularly for families, is that All Inclusive rates are available to book as well, except during the festive season. Unique bonuses of Carlisle Bay are the luxurious cinema and fabulous library with a collection of books to suit all tastes. The complimentary Cool Kids' Club organizes activities for children aged 6 months to 6. The Club consists of a fully air conditioned centre, large shaded terrace, jungle gym, paddling pool and four mini tennis courts. Please note that for children under the age of two there is an extra charge. Crew Blue – an action-packed sports and activity programme is available during selected school holidays for children aged 7-12. The excellent facilities for children are coupled with luxurious surroundings and top quality health and wellbeing facilities, including an award-winning Spa with six luxurious treatment rooms, a state of the art gym, a juice bar, sauna and plunge pools.



    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.

    Other information

    Children's club: The Cool Kids' Club offers entertainment to children aged from 6 months to 6 years. There is a fully air-conditioned main block, with a shaded terrace, jungle gym, paddling pool and four mini tennis courts. Open Monday to Sunday from 8.30am to 12.30 and 1.15pm to 4.15 pm, the club is complimentary, and includes high tea. All staff are CPR certificated and are trained in first aid. The club is complimentary for children aged 2-6, however for children under the age of two there is an additional charge.
    Crew Blue: an action-packed programme of activities are available in selected school holidays for children aged 7-12.
    Babysitting: available at an extra charge and must be booked in advance.
    Children's entertainment: DVDs, videos and a cinema are available.
    Medical services: The nearest emergency room is 30 minutes by car. A doctor is on call. Many of the staff are trained in first aid and this is available 24 hours a day.
    Family dining: Children are allowed in the main restaurant. High chairs are available and there is a children’s choice on the main menu. However, children under the age of ten are requested to dine before 7. Please note that The Jetty Grill is an adults only restaurant.
    Family rooms: Beach terrace suites have an extra room/study which can be converted into a bedroom to accommodate two extra children under 6. Beach balcony suites are the same configuration as the beach terrace suites but on the first floor and can accommodate two adults and two children. The Carlisle Suites consist of three bedrooms for larger families.
    Children's amenities: Baby bath, potty, bottle sterilizing kit, bottle heating facilities and kettles are provided. Changing mat and night lights are available on request.
    For children: Children's robes are provided.


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