Experience the peaceful seclusion of this horseshoe-shaped bay, which has spacious sandy shores framed by palm trees and offshore reefs to explore.
Carlisle Beach arcs along the base of a deep and narrow bay on Antigua’s southern coast. Sheltered by the bay’s undulating coastline, Carlisle Beach has beautifully protected waters and an intricate reef system. Swim in the luxuriously warm waters or explore the bay’s snorkeling sites. Book a room at one of the resorts or villas lining the foreshore and recline on a lounge chair under the shade of a beach umbrella.
Take a leisurely stroll along the gently curving strand. Look east to the southern coast’s striking landscape of rolling hills forested with tropical foliage. A tidal inlet connects with the bay waters on the beach’s eastern edge. Look west where a rocky point separates Carlisle Bay from Curtain Bluff. Find a spot to sit and relax on the soft sands. Palm trees offer dappled shade. Alternatively, rent a beach umbrella from one of the resorts behind you. Gaze out toward the captivating Caribbean Sea, where fishing boats and yachts frequently sail past.
Dip your toes into the warm waters and play in the shallows. Swim in the deeper waters and note the clarity of the water. If you have a snorkel and mask, paddle out to the reefs on the bay’s eastern edge. You might see tropical fish darting in and out of holes in the rocky platforms and coral gardens. Discover the magical world under the sea on a guided tour of some of the southern coast’s best snorkeling sites.
The resorts and villas along Carlisle Bay have easy beach access and convenient facilities. For the ultimate indulgent experience, order drinks and meals delivered to your sun lounger on the beach.
Facing southwest, Carlisle Beach has magnificent sunset views. Watch the sun dip below the entrancingly blue horizon of the Caribbean Sea as evening falls.
Carlisle Beach is located near the village of Old Road, a short distance east of Curtain Bluff. If you’re not staying at a resort here, access the sands via a narrow path on the western edge of the beach.