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.