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“Much Needed Break With 3 Very Young Children”

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Carlisle Bay Antigua
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Saint Mary's
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 29, 2013

This hotel did something for our family i honestly thought was not possible, within moments of arrival with a 4 yr., 3 yr. and 20 month old, we were relaxed! Straight away! Everything we needed was right there. One huge bonus for us was the ease of children's high tea. After a long hard day on the beach, the children were fed and asleep early enough for us to have a lovely evening, no need to get them all dressed for dinner at a time when they are exhausted etc. We were also able to order the food to the room on those nights that organising a sitter and getting dressed up was just too much and this honestly made our holiday. It was the perfect easy option with 3 young kiddies to juggle. The food was amazing, really good, and my husband is a restaurateur so you can trust us.
We are hoping to book for next year and cant wait to go back.
Small drawbacks; Drinks are really expensive. Kids club is a little uninspiring, activities did not always happen as promised. This may have been as we were out-with school holidays. As a result we only used it twice but the resort is so easy to enjoy as a family that this wasn't a problem.

Room Tip: right on the beach at lower level is ideal for children running in and out however the large vaulted...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Traveling with young children can be difficult for even the most season travelers, until you get to Carlisle Bay. Their ability to cater to everyone's needs is unlike any other hotel we've stayed at and have found ourselves back year after year. Because the resort is small and intimate the staff becomes an extension of the family. Another incredible bonus is the rooms are right on top of the beach. Your day ends being lulled to bed by the sound of the waves and begins looking at the most peaceful backdrop. For us, the convenience of not being too far when you assume the roll of sherpa for the day with having little kids, the endless bags and beach toys barely need to be carried. Lastly there is not a task too large for the staff and managers.....it's always met with a smile.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank traceyh2112
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Loved this hotel, excellent room with everything I needed for a couple of nights. Plenty of options for relaxation and entertainment around the resort, great beach, superb massage, and choice of restaurants to give variety of gorumet experiences. Shame the kids in the kids club cried as soon as I made an appearance!

Room Tip: Go well down the room numbers to enssure you gat away from the pool and kids, and also to get a grea...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the nicest places you could ever stay! Staff are a real credit and prepared to go above and beyond to make you welcome and make everything about your stay memorable. Spa is a superb too and we're already planning a further visit later in the year, which must be a high recommendation in itself....

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

My love for Antigua has really increased after staying here . We were welcomed by courteous staff and the check in was smooth. All restaurant was a great experience . And the activities for kids was good which kept them engaged. Along with the wonderful decorations of the hotel , the rooms were comfortable...
Thank you all staff for a amazing time, in especial to Elza

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Babito s
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We spent 9 days over New Year's and it was a super, great experience. Our son loved the resort and can't wait to get back next year. Having the room right on the beach was perfect and the kids' camp and all the other children at the resort, kept him super busy and had lots of fun. All the staff was amazing and very helpful. The food is great and the resort is beautiful and well maintained. We look forward to doing it all again next year!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank RKToronto189
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Our family (with two teenage boys) took a sneaky pre-christmas week at Carlisle Bay and had the most amazing time. We are a family that enjoy independent adventure travel and activity - so traditionally cautious of resorts. However at Carlisle Bay we found: great activities that kept us all challenged and happy, a fantastic team who felt more like friends by the time the week was done, a beautiful corner of the island that is uncompromised by development, and a beautiful island to discover by bike or by car. Oh and by the way ....... the rooms are wonderfully chic, and the food is diverse and delicious.

Room Tip: all rooms look pretty good, all have beach front views, but to get best location, talk to, and book...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Paul Q
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Additional Information about Carlisle Bay Antigua

Address: Old Rd, Saint Mary's 00000, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Mary's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Saint Mary's
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Saint Mary's
#4 Romantic Hotel in Saint Mary's
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Mary's
Price Range: $511 - $2,012 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Carlisle Bay Antigua 5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Carlisle Bay Antigua Hotel Saint Mary`s
Carlisle Bay Hotel Antigua
Carlisle Bay Resort Antigua
Carlisle Bay Antigua Antigua And Barbuda

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