Carlisle Bay is a luxury resort looking out over white sand, palm trees and turquoise water, with a backdrop of emerald green rainforest. Sophisticated and contemporary in style, this modern Caribbean classic on Antigua’s south coast is instilled with genuine West Indian conviviality. The accommodation is designed to allow for both families and couples to holiday in peace. Both kinds of traveler have a dedicated end of the resort, which allows for everyone to enjoy the tranquility of the spectacular beach.
The resort is made up of 87 suites: 1 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms and 3 Bedrooms, each irresistibly spacious, with cool calm interiors and fantastic ocean views. Some suites work best for couples; others are for families, with a relaxed contemporary design retained throughout. Thoughtful extras include DVD/CD players, Espresso machines, and luxurious day loungers on every large private terrace or balcony. The architecture is in the Caribbean vernacular with plantation shutters painted a cool grey against which the palms, lawns and forest appear all the more green. Hammocks hang among the trees.
Health, well-being and feeling fantastic are fundamental to Carlisle Bay’s philosophy with the award-winning Blue Spa. Blue Spa offers a fantastic range of treatments from VOYA the prestigious Irish skincare specialist. There are six luxurious treatment rooms, including a dedicated wet room and a couple’s treatment room, a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga and Pilates, sauna and a chill-out area.
Active guests will enjoy the stunning pool, the nine tennis courts (professional tuition available) with four lit for night play and a variety of water sports, including complimentary windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and snorkelling.
Ultimately it’s all about thoughtful service, relaxation and fabulous food. There are three bars and four outstanding restaurants: Indigo on the Beach offering delicious healthy grills, seafood and salads with breathtaking ocean views, East restaurant serving exciting pan-Asian food in a stunning contemporary setting, Ottimo!, the casual Italian venue located poolside with this authentic wood-burning pizza oven, and the adults only Jetty Grill. All restaurants can be enjoyed in cool comfort; there are no fussy dress codes at Carlisle Bay.
Other ‘wow’ factors include the luxurious screening room showing movies, a cool library with a fabulous collection of top beach reads, the Cool Kids Club complimentary for children aged 3 to 12 years, beautiful public spaces and exquisite tropical gardens. Above all, this privately owned hotel and member of Leading Hotels of the World exudes an incredible sense of peacefulness and seclusion.