Antigua is one of those islands that has always exuded the ever elusive laid-back, under the radar, vibe. That being said, it is home to some fantastic resorts, where the rich and famous can let loose and enjoy the tranquility. Perfect example of that is the classic style with a Caribbean twist at Carlisle Bay. When they say they offer simple discreet luxury, there are no two ways about that.
All 82 suites have been designed to each have an ocean view. Some are directly on the sand, while others have a soft green lawn in front of them just before touching the sand. The design and layout of the property allows each guest to maintain their privacy while sharing spectacular ocean views. Step off the lawn and dip your toes in the sand as you choose from a lounge chair, hammock or their newly installed canopy loungers, perfect for that romantic kiss or cuddle, without feeling too exposed. Beach days at Carlisle Bay are never without options, and the sea goes without mentioning. Sunset cruises, standup paddle boarding, snorkeling and all the water sports imaginable are tucked into the strand just at the end of the cove, beside the newest dining option, The Jetty Grill.
Carlisle Bay always remembers to give a nod to tradition. High Tea can be had in its most island-formal setting at Indigo restaurant on the beach or in your own fashion… anywhere you wish. The resort will bring tea service right to you, even on the beach. Insider recommendation: Have it brought to you after the West Indian Massage in the Blue Spa, if you’re not too mellowed-out to lift the cup. carlisle-bay.com
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