Luxury hotel holiday Carlisle Bay Antigua

Carlisle Bay Antigua is recommended for stylish luxury with a strong element of health and well-being. 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. 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.

Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic London to Antigua
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Carlisle Bay offers outstanding luxury in a beautiful coastal location. The excellent spa facilities, delicious cuisine and natural location with white sandy beaches, crystal blue sea, and emerald green rain forests offer guests an idyllic island retreat.

Facts in brief

Location On the south coast of Antigua, in the hamlet of Old Road

Annual opening All year except from 24 August to 11 October 2019 and 24 August to 9 October 2020

Closest airport Antigua

Distance from airport The hotel is 25-minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

4 Restaurants, 4 Bars, 9 Tennis Courts, Spa, Gym, Library, Cinema, Swimming Pool, Dive Centre, 24-hour Room Service, Children's club, Creche, Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Snorkelling, Paddle Boarding, Guided Rainforest Hikes (twice weekly), Express Overnight Laundry, Dry Cleaning, 1-hour Pressing Service, New Beach Cabanas exclusively for Bay suite guests where treatments from the Blue Spa are also available.

Complimentary

Complimentary Afternoon Tea.

Complimentary watersports

Non-motorised Water Sports including Sailing, Kayaking, Snorkelling, Windsurfing and Paddle Boarding.

Chargeable watersports

Motorised water sports including Scuba Diving, Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing.

Land sports

Tennis, Gym, Yoga, Pilates.

Out and about nearby

Island Tours, guided hikes through the rain forest and boat excursions are organised by the hotel. The island also offers a range of activities including kayaking, eco adventure tours, golf, shopping and helicopter tours.

Sports nearby

Fishing, Golf.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,190 low season

£3,475 high season

Holiday Code CE42

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Carlisle Bay, Antigua

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.

Room descriptions

Carlisle Bay has 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
Beach Balcony Suite bedroom with sitting area, study/second bedroom
Bay Suite bedroom, living area, bathroom and balcony with sea view with private butler service, vodka and rum bar and enhanced suite amenities. Adults only.
Beach Terrace Suite open plan split-level bedroom and sitting room. Maximum occupancy of four.
Carlisle suite A three double en-suite bedrooms,sitting room with dining area and kitchen. Maximum occupancy of six.
Carlisle suite B three double en-suite bedrooms of which two have ocean views and large balcony, sitting room with dining area and kitchen. Maximum occupancy of six.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,190 low season

£3,475 high season

Holiday Code CE42

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Carlisle Bay, Antigua

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Carlisle Bay in Antigua, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Antigua with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The flying time is about 8 hours and 30 minutes. Carlisle Bay is a 40-minute drive from the airport and Expressions Holidays will organise return private car transfers.

Additional information

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

Children: Children's rates apply for ages 2 to 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.

Special offers

Family meal plan offer 2020 Book a stay in a Beach suite between 15 April and 30 November 2020 and up to 2 children will receive complimentary all-inclusive when sharing with adults. Restrictions and blackout dates apply.

30% reduction Winter 2020 Book a stay before 14 April 2020 and receive a 30% reduction on all room categories except Carlisle Suites. Combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

35% reduction on selected suites Summer 2020 Book a stay between 15 April 2020 and 20 December 2020 and receive a 35% reduction for Garden, Ocean, Bay, Beach Balcony and Beach Terrace suites. Combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

2020 Luxury getaway all-inclusive offer Book an all-inclusive stay in a Garden, Ocean, Bay, Beach Balcony or Beach Terrace suite and receive the following free of charge: fast track airport assistance, meals, afternoon tea, drinks by the glass, non-motorised water sports, kids' club, daily film screenings, guided nature walks and use of mountains bikes. Applicable for stays between 15 April 2020 and 20 December 2020. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden suite for 7 nights

From about

£2,190 low season

£3,475 high season

Holiday Code CE42

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Carlisle Bay, Antigua

About Antigua

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Antigua is an indulgent getaway in a paradise setting. Antigua, the largest of the Leeward islands, has a cosiness and charm that welcomes the first-time visitor to the Caribbean and yet has an ease and sophistication that makes it attractive for those returning for rest and relaxation. The island is home to a great range of luxury hotels and resorts including Carlisle Bay, a boutique hotel located on a beautiful sandy beach which offers a great range of activities; and Hermitage Bay, an intimate and charming hideaway which is ideal for relaxation. Antigua is a low-lying island of yellowish green rolling hills that are gentle on the eye, but it is the spectacular coastline of long sweeping white sand beaches, inlets, bays and coves that is undeniably glorious. The island is surrounded by a sea of turquoise green and deep dark blue protected by coral reefs and on the eastern Atlantic edge cliffs and boulders form excellent perches for pelicans. The cosiness of Antigua is enhanced by the cheerful villages with names such as Liberta, Tyrells and All Saints with their numerous churches and colourful gardens surrounding the gaily-coloured houses, many painted vibrant greens, blues, yellows and pinks.

Highlights of Antigua

Cricket is the national sport of Antigua. Wadadli is the local beer. There are an exceptional number of places of interest to visit including museums, quaysides, old plantations. Some examples are Parham Harbour and St Peter’s Church, Betty’s Hope old sugar plantation and Harmony Hall, restored Great House with a craft centre. Falmouth, English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard is one of the most picturesque and beautiful harbour areas in the Caribbean. A few of the outstanding beaches on the island include Dickenson Bay, Soldiers Bay, Hawksbill Beach, Galleon Beach and Darkwood Beach. Carnival is at the end of July. Fig Tree drive between Old Road and Liberta is through the rainforest.

Travel around Antigua

The roads are fine except for a few potholes. Car hire is easily arranged and highly recommended. Traffic on a Saturday can be quite heavy in St John’s but you can find parking places. Distances are not too great so it really is easy to get around. Signposting is lacking, and an ordnance survey map is more accurate than tourist maps provided locally.

Facts in brief

Capital St. John's
Airport VC Bird International Airport
Size 108 sq. miles
Population 80,000
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