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12 of the best luxury hotels that love children

From Claridges to the New York Plaza, these iconic hotels deliver a stunning location, superb amenities and extend the warmest welcome to children


Posted: 22 November 2011
by Catherine O'Dolan


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Carlisle Bay, Antigua

Situated on the south coast of the island, against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush tropical rainforest, Carlisle Bay is a cool, contemporary, all-suites hotel that effuses laid-back glamour. The Beach Suites are a perfect option for families, offering a second bedroom and opening directly onto the gently shelving sandy beach. Children are welcomed with a gift on arrival and are given mini bathrobes and access to the Cool Kids Club.

The crèche offers activities including water play, finger-painting, treasure hunts and beach games, while ages four to seven can enjoy art projects, song and dance, tennis and swimming. Eight- to 12-year-olds can try indoor and outdoor activities, as well as two excursions per week, such as Hobie Cat sailing, mini hikes or swimming with stingrays.

The calm ambience of Carlisle Bay is definitely relaxed Caribbean charm with a hint of Asian exoticism. Parents can chill out in the Blue Spa, flex limbs at the Yoga and Pilates Pavilion, indulge in water sports, enjoy a movie in the private cinema, dip into the library, or simply lounge on the daybed on the private balconies, soaking up the stunning view. 

From £980 per night for a family of four with Baby-Friendly Boltholes.

Visit www.campbell grayhotels.com/carlisle-bay-antigua

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