LAST UPDATED: 7th December 2013 at 11:50am

If your idea of honeymoon hell is a beach with nothing to do, read on, because Carlisle Bay has a tempting menu of activities. Snorkelling, naturally, is a must, but as well as gorgeous coral reefs, you've got the option of trekking through rainforest-covered hills, where your guide will unearth a dreamscape of tropical flora and fauna.

There's also sunset yoga, private tennis coaching, yachts to sail and kayaks to paddle. After all this, you'll have earned your cocktail on the beach, and the palm-lined shore is just the place to sip a rum punch.

Carlisle Bay is the epitome of Caribbean cool, with its whitewashed wooden floors, luxurious silks and crisp white linen.

Food is another big plus - don't miss the heavenly combo of plantains, crispy bacon and avocado for breakfast with fresh watermelon juice on tap.

WOW FACTOR: Three gourmet meals a day not enough? Then top up with complimentary fruit kebabs at 11am and afternoon tea at 4pm.

FLIGHT TIME: 8 hours

GO: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit for more details or email

LAST UPDATED: 1st November 2012 at 2:35pm

A laid-back slice of Carribean chic on Antigua's quiet southern coast, Carlisle Bay is the perfect fly-and-flop destination. The 82 suites have vast bathrooms and outdoor terraces or balconies overlooking the white-sand beach. Large pool and watersports centre? Check. Two restaurants offering killer breakfasts, fresh seafod and a choice of Asian and international cuisine? Check. A fabulous spa? Of course. Romantic dinners served under a canopy of stars? Almost obligatory. There's even a screening room. Spend your days in slow motion then watch the sun set over the island of Montserrat with that tingly sunkissed feeling on your shoulders. Wow factor: There are nine tennis courts; four are lit at night. Flight time: Eight hours and 40 minutes.

Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit for more details or email