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Carlisle Bay Antigua

Old Road Carlisle Bay, Saint Mary's Antigua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 7 hotels in Saint Mary's
Carlisle Bay on Antigua is one of the leading luxury Caribbean resorts, its accommodation 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 the tranquility of the spectacular beach.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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craig_2159 wrote a review Oct 20
London, United Kingdom86 contributions114 helpful votes
We stayed here before in 2018 and it was a four star experience, hence our return. In particular the staff had been very friendly and we felt the service was very personal. We didn’t get that this time and the hotel has has gone a bit downhill, but it wasn’t unpleasant, just let down by quite a few service failings. The suites are comfortable - get one on the beach (whether beach facing terrace or beach balcony - which looks over the beach, but doesn’t actually have easy beach access). Those have a large bed in the main living room with a separate twin bedroom, which is ideal for kids. Very comfortable, but not luxurious. Dusk view are lovely. Minibar is free for snacks and soft drinks, but replenishment is spasmodic (maybe every other day?). Kids club is a real highlight. The opening hours, which kids they will take and the activities programmed bear no relation to any published information, but our daughter (3) loved it and it is free for three hours (max) per day. The resort is quite small with only two child-friendly restaurants (plus a pizza restaurant open at lunch which only serves pizza). One of those restaurants is only open for dinner five days a week. Service is a bit hit and miss - long wait for a high chair every time. Wrong orders brought. Good tasty food though, but pretty generic and limited vegetarian options. Five star hotel prices without the full experience. The beach is great - soft sand and very shallow for a good distance out, but not crystal clear. There is supposed to be beach service throughout the day, but we waited hours for even a bottle of water and were only once offered anything more. The pool is also well laid out and we didn’t have any problems getting loungers (nothing like earlier feedback on this point), but there isn’t a separate pool for small children (outside the kids club). Spa was good - plunge pools not available due to COVID and changing rooms adequate, but massage treatment good. We didn’t reserve a transfer (in fact specifically refused one), but one turned up on arrival (we assumed free of charge, but we were charged US$116 for no discernible benefit whatever from an airport taxi at a regulated fixed fare of US$31.). Almost all the guests were from the UK. Like all of them we had an evening flight, so asked for a couple of hours extension on a noon checkout, which was refused because our suite would be occupied that night (presumably an evening arrival, so this seemed like a missed opportunity for goodwill). I wouldn’t say no to coming back, as we had a great holiday, but the hotel is very expensive and for that it feels a bit tired and I expect seamless and personal service we didn’t really get. Just trading off past reputation and not making much effort, which is a shame. We came with kids (during UK school holidays) and almost all guests seemed to be UK based with primary school age children or younger, so probably not ideal for those without children.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Get a beach front room and hire a car, so you can get away easily to other nearby restaurants.
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parrym wrote a review Oct 18
London, United Kingdom36 contributions25 helpful votes
The Carlisle Bay in Antigua re-opened on 1st October 2021 - we arrived on the 2nd when there were only 3 people at the hotel. As our vacation continued more and more people arrived and by the date of our departure (after two weeks) the place was full as the UK half term holidays kicked in. The hotel managed it all superbly. Of course there were glitches - there always are - but for the most part it was seamless. Because of Covid we weren’t able to visit other restaurants in Antigua so all our meals were at The Carlisle Bay - luckily they have four separate restaurants so we had sufficient variety - best of all was the Jetty Grill where they served Caribbean food, it was always packed. Brian and his team are to be commended - always pleased to see you and always helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Manager Manager, General Manager at Carlisle Bay Antigua
Responded 3 days ago
Dear parrym, We are most grateful that you took the time to share your review of Carlisle Bay. We are delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Although it was a bit unfortunate that when you visited you were not able to visit other restaurants on island due to Covid19 restrictions, we are a truly pleased to know that our Food & Beverage offerings gave you a sufficient variety and that you truly enjoyed the Jetty Restaurant. It was a pleasure having you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Carlisle Bay in the future. Kindest regards.
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Lucie Young wrote a review Oct 17
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I have just returned from spending 6 glorious day at Carslisle Bay. Don't even question going it is utterly amazing in every aspect. The staff are wonderfully warm and will do anything for you. It is true paradise it will revive you and give you such inner peace, I just can't wait to go back. Thank you to you all Lucie Young
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Manager Manager, General Manager at Carlisle Bay Antigua
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Lucie, Thank you for your review and your kind words. We are most delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and found Carlisle Bay to be Paradise on Earth. We cannot wait to welcome you back again! Kindest regards.
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Nsmith wrote a review Oct 12
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Carlisle bay is the perfect honeymoon destination. From the food, to the beach, to the exceptional service, we couldn't be more pleased. We enjoyed dining at all the restaurants but East was our favorite! The management and staff are warm and friendly and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a wonderful stay. What more could we ask for!?! Definitely #1 in our books! Mr. & Mrs. Smith
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Manager Manager, General Manager at Carlisle Bay Antigua
Responded 3 days ago
Dear NSmith_2310, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback about your recent stay at Carlisle Bay. We are honored that you chose us to be part of your special occasion. We are truly blessed to have a team dedicated to giving exceptional service and it is pleasing to hear that your expectations were indeed met. Wishing you both a lifetime of love, laughter and true joy. We look forward to welcoming both of you back in the future. Kindest regards.
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simon wrote a review Oct 9
Warrington, United Kingdom4 contributions
A fabulous resort - peaceful relaxing atmosphere- lovely ocean view suites - stunning food and genuine helpful staff. Lots to do if your active - or perfect to do absolutely nothing if all you want is a rest. GM from Ireland 🇮🇪 couldn't be more helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Manager Manager, General Manager at Carlisle Bay Antigua
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Traveler64899498214, I would like to sincerely thank you for the kind words and for sharing your Carlisle Bay experience. I am thrilled that we were able to provide you with a truly positive experience. It was a pleasure having you with us, and I speak for the entire staff when I say; we look forward to welcoming you back to Carlisle Bay in the future. Kindest regards.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carlisle Bay Antigua
Which popular attractions are close to Carlisle Bay Antigua?
Nearby attractions include Ffryes Beach (4.9 miles), Valley Church Beach (4.8 miles), and Darkwood Beach (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Carlisle Bay Antigua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Carlisle Bay Antigua?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Carlisle Bay Antigua?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Carlisle Bay Antigua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carlisle Bay Antigua?
Conveniently located restaurants include Island Fusion, Incanto Restaurant & Lounge Bar, and Jacqui O's BeachHouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Carlisle Bay Antigua?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Carlisle Bay Antigua?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Carlisle Bay Antigua offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Carlisle Bay Antigua?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Berkeley (4.6 miles).
Does Carlisle Bay Antigua have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.