Carlisle Bay Antigua
The Leeward Islands of the Caribbean Sea provide some of the most spectacular scenery and beautiful weather in all the world. In general, the islands are protected from the worst of the weather that comes in from the Atlantic Ocean and are a favourite for sailors, divers and all other beach lovers from around the globe. In particular, the island of Antigua is known for its hospitality and luxuriousness.
Carlisle Bay Antigua Hotel
The Carlisle Bay Hotel is situated on the southern coast of the island and combines the finest of Caribbean activities and cuisine with accommodations and service in the best British tradition. In fact, the hotel shares the same dedication to its quality and service as its sister hotel in London, One Aldwych.
The hotel itself is nestled between a spectacular white sand beach in front and the lush tropical rainforest behind. Each all rooms at the Carlisle Bay Antigua are suites and range have from one to three bedrooms. Of course, all suites have air conditioning but they are also designed to allow the warm tropical air to flow thought the entire suite from one tot eh other. All suites have a balcony with a large daybed overlooking the ocean or a terrace with immediate access to the beach.
The Carlisle boasts three of the finest restaurants on the island; Indigo on the Beach for Caribbean cuisine and seafood, East for those evenings when a taste of Asia is desired and the newest one, Ottimol, that serves Italian inspired classics. Afternoon tea is served anywhere a guest desires between the hours of 4:00 and 5:30 pm. Nightlife is not left unattended at the Carlisle. There are three bars, a movie screening room and a variety of planned nightly activities.
The Blue Spa offers a variety of men’s and women’s beauty treatments and wellness therapies. There are even some designed for couples. A fully equipped gym, saunas and plunge pools provide everything necessary for a stimulating and healthy workout. In addition, on most days there are yoga and Pilates classes as well as massage facilities available. Don’t miss the Juice Bar in the gym. It serves all the standards but also mixes some distinctly Caribbean “virgin” cocktails.
Obviously, much of the fun at the Carlisle is centred around the ocean. In addition to lounging on the private beach, guests can swim or snorkel in the protected cove. For the more adventurous there are diving trips to see the native underwater flora and fauna or sunken ships. On land, there is tennis, shopping in St Mary’s or a guided hike into the rainforest. There is even a children’s club to take care of the kids if you need some “alone” time.
Book the Carlisle Bay Antigua with Virgin Holidays + Hip Hotels here.