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Carlisle Beach showing general coastal views and a sandy beach

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.

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Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay
5 out of 5
Old Road, St. Mary, Carlisle Bay, Antigua
The price is £426 per night from 21 Aug to 21 Aug
Nestled on the beach, this Carlisle Bay resort is within a 5-minute walk of Carlisle Bay Beach and Fig Tree Drive. Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (184 reviews)
"The property and the staff are top notch. The Bay is beautiful. 2 things that make this a 4 star for me and not a 5 star. 1. The water in Carlisle Bay is not as clear or blue as the rest of the west side of Antigua. So if clear blue water is your thing then this is not an ideal spot geographically. ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2021

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The Beach Residence at Carlisle Bay
The Beach Residence at Carlisle Bay
Old Road, Antigua and Barbuda
This family-friendly Carlisle Bay apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Carlisle Bay Beach and Fig Tree Drive. Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological ...
The Beach Residence at Carlisle Bay
Curtain Bluff Resort - All Inclusive
Curtain Bluff Resort - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Old Road Village, Curtain Bluff, Carlisle Bay, Antigua
Nestled on the beach, this Carlisle Bay resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carlisle Bay Beach and Fig Tree Drive. Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (55 reviews)
"A memorable time with family at a wonderfully memorable resort."

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2021

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