I was at the Carlisle Bay about 3 weeks ago and am sadly just getting the time to write a review now. Too bad the great relaxation I felt at the Carlisle Bay didn’t last a long time since it was a wonderful experience. I had made a last minute booking to the resort for some much needed R&R and got exactly that. Simply put, the resort is extremely relaxing……gorgeous bay, beautiful beach, OUTSTANDING service, caring staff, delicious food, luxurious room (I stayed in an Ocean view room on the 3rd floor which had a wonderful view). From the second you arrive in the serene lobby area (which is lovely because it does not have that normal industrial hotel lobby feel), you are treated to a great experience. It is clear that they try to improve all aspects of your stay and strive to keep the resort at a very high standard. I had traveled on my own, and felt very safe and well taken care of by an attentive staff (I miss breakfast on the balcony!). I had booked the tennis week and was thoroughly impressed with the tennis coach Ken. He is a great trainer!! The tennis week came with a massage which was fine. The spa area needs soft background music or such since the outside noise can be heard in the massage room. Nevertheless, I would still give the Carlisle Bay a 5. It truly was a relaxing and beautiful resort!
Traveller from New York, NY
This Carlisle Bay hotel is by the ocean, nestled on a private sand beach and within easy reach of area attractions such as …More
It is hard not to have a good time in a place as lovely as Antigua. But we had more than a good time at Sandals, it was an excellent time. The food was very good, with our favorite dining at Barefoot by the Sea. Great jerk chicken, broiled lobster and, of course, a cheeseburger in paradise. It met our standards for fantasy dining at the beach. We had to restrain ourselves at the various bars around the property because the bartenders did such an excellent job of mixing interesting tropical beverages. Excellent food and beverages everywhere at Sandals. We tried to keep from gaining weight by participating in the different water sports that were included, including free boat transportation to snorkeling spots, as well as walking around the property to enjoy the tropical splendor. The staff was always friendly and helpful as well. Seven days at Sandals and we never felt compelled to leave the resort. A great vacation.
This award-winning resort sits along the powdery white sands and calm waters of Antigua's Dickenson Bay, 10 minutes from the …More