With designated areas for families and couples, Carlisle Bay Antigua is a good luxury option for both demographics. The 87 suites have a modern feel, and boast amenities such as espresso machines, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies or terraces with day beds. All suites also come with Voya bath amenities, espresso machines, fully-stocked minibars, turndown service, yoga mats, complimentary bottled water, and express overnight laundry and dry cleaning. The beach is on the narrow side and the on-site restaurants aren’t overly impressive for a 5-star resort; but the overall service is excellent, and the surrounding private cove scenery ideal. Other highlights include outstanding sailing courses and sunset cruises (all-day cruises to nearby snorkeling spots are also offered), five quality tennis courts (which is rare for the Caribbean), free afternoon tea, free yoga and Pilates classes, solid fitness facilities, and a good kids club for kids up to six years old (it’s free for children over two years, and $15 per hour for children six months to two years). There are activities for older children and teens as well. Non-motorized water sports (including windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, and stand-up paddleboarding) are complimentary, and there’s a scuba diving facility on-site. All-inclusive and breakfast-only plans are available.
The government of Antigua and Barbuda mandates that guests arriving by air must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within seven (7) days of their flight. Departure COVID-19 testing is available on-site, but it isn’t complimentary.