This glamourpuss sets the tone with a sweeping open-air lobby crammed with custom-designed Indonesian teak and louvered shutters. It’s set between a sugary palm-fringed beach and, on its backside, a protected nature reserve—many of the resort’s oversize bathtubs look out on those sparkling reserve waters and the rain-forest hills beyond. Tip to toe, Carlisle Bay is full-service luxe, but the vibe is warm and low-key enough to puncture any pretentious peacocking. It’s built for maximum comfort and relaxation, and families are a big part of the equation. The 82 suites have a sleek contemporary look, done in whites, grays, and dark woods and outfitted with every necessity and then some (bedside fiber-optic reading lights, Gaggia espresso machines, yoga mats). The Carlisle Suites are the resort’s biggest units, with three en-suite bedrooms and roomy terraces. With three restaurants (Italian, Japanese, and island), three bars, a screening room, spa and yoga pavilion, kids' programs, and more, this is one of the Antigua’s top full-service lodgings.
Old Rd., St. Mary’s
Our Rating Neighborhood St. Mary's Phone 866/502-2855, 268/484-0000 Prices $1,654–$2,510 double. Rates include breakfast and afternoon tea. Children $85 per night; extra person $180 per night. Packages available Units 82 Amenities 3 restaurants, 3 bars, babysitting, beauty salon, bikes, boutique, concierge/excursions, Cool Kids Club children's programs, screening room, fitness center, library, nature trails, outdoor pool, room service, 9 tennis courts (4 lit for night play), watersports center/equipment, Wi-Fi (free) Web site Carlisle BayBook a Room Now
MapOld Rd., St. Mary’s Antigua
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