Our guide to the Caribbean
based on 7 nights
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per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Garden Suite on an All Inclusive basis, including flights and private road transfers.
At a Glance
A hidden gem, boutique property with only 25 luxury suites some at the beach others with a commanding position into the hillside.
Refined all inclusive with world class cuisine and creative menus
Relaxed, quiet and secluded - perfect for honeymoons or a romantic getaway
Luscious and green, and really in touch with nature
Expansive and peaceful beach with uninterrupted views
Tranquil spa with a range of sensory treatments
Best time to Visit
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Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.
Set on one of the most beautiful coves in Antigua, Hermitage Bay is the epitome of Caribbean barefoot luxury. With only 25 suites and friendly, discreet service this is definitely a place to experience true island living.
Hermitage Bay brings a new style of luxury resort to Antigua. Set on a 1,200 feet long, protected, white sand beach with uninterrupted views of the Caribbean Sea, the resort consists of 25 single storey Cottage Suites with locations on the beach front or on the hillside.
All the Suites have glorious views of the sea and have rich wooden floors built from tropical hardwoods from Guyana; the décor is in white and neutral shades and, along with the furnishings, can be described as ‘contemporary colonial’. Each air-conditioned suite has a sumptuous bed with crisp white Italian linen and a spacious bathroom with double bathtub, a perfect spot for relaxing while the sun goes down. Each Hillside Pool Suite has a private plunge pool with sunbathing area as well as a wrap around open-air deck incorporating a lounge, day beds and dining area. The Garden and Beachfront Suites are located along and just back from the beach and have an extensive terraced veranda with a day bed.
The restaurant and bar are located in front of the long sweeping beach with an imaginative menu that features the finest local produce. If you are feeling active you could try your hand at sailing in the sheltered bay or, alternatively, just indulge in a relaxing spa treatment.
The delightfully boutique Hermitage Bay features 17 Hillside Pool Suites, five Beachfront Suites and four Garden Suites. The Suites have been beautifully decorated in white and neutral shades with ‘contemporary colonial’ furnishings and wooden floors. All suites feature Italian linens, smartphone connections, mini-bar, flat screen TV with DVD player, wifi and air conditioning.
We would recommend this resort for adults. Hermitage Bay does not accept children under the age of 14 years.
Children over fourteen years may only stay in Garden Suite or Beachfront Suites, maximum of 1 child per suite.
Facilities at Hermitage Bay include a beachside restaurant and bar, pool, Spa, non-motorized water sports including kayaks, snorkeling, sunfish sailing and Hobie Cats.
All-inclusive rates include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening canapés and dinner, together with a choice of several house wines and all drinks. A full wine list and deluxe brand beverages are available at an additional cost. Fully stocked mini bar on arrival (charge for replenishment)fresh fruit on arrival, cold towel and drink service on the beach,
In order to preserve the peace and tranquillity at Hermitage Bay, motorized water sports are not offered.
Complimentary activities include airport transfers (must stay at least 3 nights), yoga, Pilates, meditation, sunfish sailing, kayaks, Hobie Cats, snorkeling and windsurfing (plus water sports tuition).
Activities at an additional cost include spa treatments, room service, golf available off site, land and sea excursions.
Clare Leigh (Staff)
It was the serene tranquillity that greeted me on arrival at Hermitage Bay that I noticed first; not the cold towel pressed into my hand or the fresh mint & lime juice, just the quietness and peacefulness that descended like a veil!
Set on a 1,200 ft long protected white sand beach, Hermitage Bay isn't a large resort, as it only has 25 units of accommodation ranging from Garden or Beach Suites to the Hillside Pool Suites overlooking the bay and resort.
The outdoor showers are quite a feature!
Days can be spent lazing on the beach, or in the hillside Garden Spa. Cooled by Caribbean breezes with panoramic ocean views, the spa offers a host of indulgent therapies.
If you are looking for complete relaxation then Hermitage is definitely worth considering, or maybe stay a few nights at the start of your vacation to boost that relaxation process and switch off from the outside world.
Melissa Channe (Staff)
The hotel is tucked away in a beautiful bay on the West Coast of Antigua. It is perfect for couples who want to completely get away from the rest of the world. The Hillside suites have amazing views while the Beach suites are steps away from the beach.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
Hermitage Bay is one of my favorite hotels in Antigua, hidden away down a little track! It has Asian influences with dark woods and has a minimalist feel to it. Some of the rooms are open plan with the bathroom being at the back. Lovely day beds on the veranda to hide from the sunshine. There are some rooms located on the beach, or higher up the hill offering beautiful views over the mangroves and the bay. An all inclusive hotel - amazing food! This hotel is excellent for couples who want to completely switch off from the outside world!
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
Hermitage is a very special property for me as it is so far from the old Caribbean style, yet has not gone the other way either trying to be contemporary and minimalist.
I loved the open style of the suites here, the dark woods, Asian influences and jungle retreat feel are really unique.
As it is a bit of a bumpy ride to get to the hotel on an unfinished road, the beach is deserted and therefore locals tend not to visit here. The beach is beautiful, one of the best in Antigua in my opinion with completely unobstructed views. I personally would take a hill suite as the views are out of this world across the sea, however the beach suites are also fabulous and offer easy access to and from your room.
If I was asked where to go on honeymoon in the Caribbean this would be in my top 3 choices. It was refreshing to have an adult only resort, the peaceful atmosphere really stands out and the sophistication in the dining really does come as a direct result of focusing on just adults.
Katie May (Staff)
Hermitage Bay has what I think is one of the most beautiful locations of all the properties I visited whilst in Antigua. The drive down the bumpy road to get to the remotely located hotel gives a feeling that you are about to enter your own exclusive hideaway, which is exactly what it is! Each of the suites is beautifully appointed, with all of the hillside suites having their own plunge pool - perfect for a honeymoon.
Juliet Morris (Staff)
Hermitage Bay is one of my favorite properties in Antigua. It is perfect for a romantic getaway and ideal for honeymooners who really want to get away from it all. I love the style and design of the rooms - much more Balinese and Asian in style compared to the traditional Caribbean decor. The service is excellent, and discreet. This is definitely somewhere I would choose to go on my own vacation.
Sarah Jane Tichacek (Staff)
A little gem.... on a lovely long stretch of beach with nothing else in sight. Hermitage Bay have their own Organic gardens, where all produce is used in the kitchen, and guests can even have a tour. The hilltop accommodation is very private with their own plunge pools so perfect for a romantic getaway.
Anna Northeast (Staff)
Tucked away on its own stunning white sandy beach at the end of a rather bumpy road, Hermitage Bay is certainly worth the slightly uncomfortable journey. Apparently they keep the road this way to discourage locals and island visitors from coming down to the beach, so they can keep it just for the guests at the hotel. I can see why they do, the beach is phenomenal, perfect for long walks or for a refreshing dip.
The hotel itself is small and intimate, this is definitely a couple's getaway and is popular with honeymooners as well as hosting the occasional wedding as well. There had been a wedding the day before I was there and there was a large group of friends and family staying with the wedding party. This may be worth considering when booking as the property is small and large groups may alter the ambience.
The style of the hotel is certainly not typically Caribbean. It is more Balinese with dark woods, white linens and clean lines. Accommodation is split into two types, cottages right on the beach or up the hillside. The beach cottages offer direct beach access but less privacy. The Hillside cottages offer their own private plunge pools and spectacular sea views. I would recommend one of these if the budget will stretch to it. Be aware though, with the great views means a hefty climb back up to your cottage.
All guests stay on an all inclusive basis. This is simply because there isn't anywhere else to go. If you want to be able to go out shopping or exploring, this probably isn't the place for you as it's around 20 minutes drive from any towns. This is the place to escape and relax and the all inclusive package allows guests to simply chill out and wait for the next cocktail or meal. There is only one restaurant but they are imaginative with the food and try to change the menu as much as possible.
So in conclusion, this is the perfect away from it all honeymoon or romantic getaway, just check they don't have a wedding party there first.
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Location & directions
Nestled into a cove on the southwest coast of Antigua, Hermitage Bay is surrounded by lush, untouched hillsides and the brilliant blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. In the distance, the islands of Montserrat, St. Kitt’s and Nevis form silhouettes on the skyline. Hermitage Bay is about 30 minutes from the capital of St. John’s and just 10 minutes away from the Jolly Harbour marina complex that offers shops, restaurants, golf and tennis.
How to get there
On the northeast corner of Antigua, V.C. Bird International Airport is the point of entry for visitors arriving by air (9-hour flight). An airport "meet and greet" service is provided by Hermitage Bay and comprising of assistance with immigration, luggage collection and customs. Their personal airport attendant will arrange transportation and will be waiting outside the arrivals terminal to greet you. Hermitage Bay is about 40 minutes from the airport. The last part of this journey is very bumpy