Travel Spotlight

Upon Arrival: Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Few moments are as exciting as first landing in a tropical destination and climbing into the car to head towards the beach with the windows rolled down and the sun warming your face. To ensure that those high expectations are met, Indagare has outlined an ideal itinerary upon arriving at Carlisle Bay.

  • Late Lunch: Order a pizza from the wood-burning oven at Ottimo!, located next to the pool. Couples may also enjoy a more intimate lunch at Jetty Grill, the adults-only restaurant at the water’s edge.
  • Restore: Book the exclusive Island Bathing experience, where you’ll be whisked away by private boat to a secluded island off the coast of Antigua for a guided meditation at sunrise or sunset.
  • Get Active: Swim in the calm, turquoise waters or take advantage of the many onsite activities including sailing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing.
  • Shop: Visit local artist Nancy Nicholson’s gallery, Rhythm of Blue (Dockyard Drive, English Harbor), which features pottery made with locally sourced clay and finished with bright blue glazes. The gallery also hosts rotating exhibitions from talented local artists.
  • Stroll: The horseshoe-shaped beach with a Antiguan rum punch in hand.
  • Dine: At Indigo on the Beach, located only steps from the water, and order freshly caught seafood and vegetables grown in the hotel’s garden.
  • Check the schedule: For sunrise yoga and pilates, rainforest hikes, sailing lessons and boat excursions.
  • Culture Moment: Visit Nelson’s Dockyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Antigua’s English Harbor, which dates back to 500 BC. Arrive by private boat and have an on-board picnic, then go snorkeling around the reef.


More Inspiration

Plan Your Trip With Us

We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities.

Get In Touch
Indagare employees walking up stiars

Enjoy 30 Days On Us!

Start your Self Planner
membership trial today.

Unlock access to 2,000+ first-hand hotel reviews, 300+ Destination Guides and the most up-to-date travel news and inspiration.

Already a member?

Welcome back,
log in to Indagare

Not a member?

Forgot Password

Enter your email and we’ll send you a link to reset your password.

Type the first 3 letters to begin