Our guide to the Caribbean
West Coast, Antigua
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.
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
For ultimate privacy, ask for one of the Hillside Cottages right at the top of the hillAnna Bleasdale
Beach side service is amazing, no need to even leave your sun lounger, just raise a red flag and your order will be takenScott Dunn team
Hermitage Bay's Virgin Mojitos are delicious - perfectly refreshing on a hot dayJuliet Morris
Enjoy a yoga class with a view, on the relaxation deck at the hillside spa (Pilates and Meditation are also available)Katie May
The beach suites are steps away from the beach and closely located to the main restaurant and barAlice Moseley
The drive up to Hermitage Bay can be a little bumpy but once you arrive and the gates open, you feel like you have entered paradise!Alice Moseley
Emerging from the reception area at Hermitage Bay and catching my first glimpse of the beach and the azure blue waters, my thought was wow!Scott Dunn team
The herbs and fruit found in your drinks are from the resort’s own organic garden!Clare Leigh
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Hermitage Bay
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 cottage 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 Cottage 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 Cottage Suites, five Beachfront Cottage Suites and three Garden Suites. The Suites have been beautifully decorated in white and neutral shades with ‘contemporary colonial’ furnishings. All suites include: Italian linens by Rivolta Carmignani, Green and Blacks chocolates in the minibar, Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, freestanding bathtubs in en suite bathroom, iPod docking station, flat screen TV with DVD player, wifi and air conditioning.
These suites are set one row back from the Beach front affording them better views whilst remaining a short walk from the beach itself. They feature open plan rooms and a large patio with plenty of space for outdoor dining.
These suites are just steps away from the beautiful sandy beach. They feature open plan rooms and a large patio with plenty of space for outdoor dining.
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The Hillside Suites boast spectacular panoramic views of the Caribbean sea and lush surrounding landscape. They feature private sundecks designed for maximum views and privacy with private plunge pool, double day beds and dining table.
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-d 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, d 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.
Location & Directions
West Coast, Antigua
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.
When to go
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.