Carlisle Bay Summary
Ideal for wedding couples seeking an upscale haven where they can fully immerse themselves in all that is Antigua. This highly acclaimed resort offers a treat for the senses; the gentle lapping of the waves, the warm breeze that sways the palms and the quiet chatter of the birds. Above all, these are the memories that stay with guests long after they have returned home.
Located along the spectacular southern coast, weary travelers will be grateful that Carlisle Bay is a mere 30 minutes from the airport and the vibrant capital city of St John’s. Set against a dramatic backdrop of rolling hills and lush tropical rainforest, this is paradise – plain and simple!
Carlisle Bay are proud to be featured amongst the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’ and as such, you will find that the facilities here are extensive, for couples and families alike. A wide variety of water sports are available in and around Carlisle Bay; complimentary sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing and paddle boarding. All with a team of expert staff to show you the ropes. For the thrill seekers, motorized activities such as water skiing, wake boarding and tubing take place in a neighbouring cove to preserve the tranquillity of the bay. Scuba diving courses are available and, as one would expect, sailing is one of the main attractions. It’s also a fabulous way to see a few of the 365 beaches for which is Antigua is famed. If you’re happier on land than in the ocean, join a hike and get a bird’s eye view of Antigua’s southern coastline. Carlisle Bay is the only hotel on the island to offer hilltop treks through the rainforest. What’s more, zip-wiring sessions can be arranged.
Rest assured, while Carlisle Bay can do action, it is also rather good at tranquility and calm. Here, in addition to the beautiful beach and extensive pool area, you will find the ‘Blue Spa’ offering indulgent treatments.
With four fabulous restaurants and four relaxing bars and lounges to choose from, the resort offers wining and dining options to suit every occasion. Chef Anthony Dawodu leads the team in delivering menus that are clever in design but still feature the home-grown tastes of the Island. Here, you will find restaurants that are chic and yet friendly. We particularly love the adult only ‘Jetty Grill’ where freshly caught seafood is served right at the ocean’s edge.
Where do we begin? The intimate location, the picture postcard surroundings and the true professionalism of the wedding team. These are the key elements that make Carlisle Bay the perfect place to host your destination wedding. There are a number of options for your ceremony and reception. However, we recommend the beach side ‘Coconut Grove’ which makes for a truly atmospheric event, complete with tiki torches. Whatever your preference, your wedding here will be a magical day to remember.
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