Hermitage Bay

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Overview

Resort's 30 suites reside in private bungalows on the beach or a lush hill
Property is not ideal for families
Hermitage Bay, a boutique, all-inclusive resort on Antigua's secluded western shore, gives guests optimal sunset panoramas from private bungalow suites. All of the resort's 30 accommodations face the ocean and are outfitted with outdoor showers, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and hardwood floors. The organic fare served at the on-site restaurant received high marks from reviewers, but it's the staff's attention to detail that guests appreciate the most. Hermitage Bay caters specially to romantic vacationers, offering wedding and honeymoon packages, as well as a spa with the tantalizing Siddhartha Art of Love treatment, which includes aromatherapy services and exotic tea tastings. When visitors are not relaxing in their room or at the spa, they can get their hearts pumping while enjoying complimentary activities, such as scuba diving, windsurfing and kayaking.
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Location
St. Marys
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 30 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s), Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Couples

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Travel + Leisure

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The ... sea-facing cottages, which spread from the unspoiled beachfront to the fertile hillside, are outfitted with sustainably harvested wood, outdoor showers, freestanding bathtubs, and canopied king-size beds fitted with bone-white Italian linens. And that's just the tip of the opulent iceberg at this everything-included Caribbean resort.

Frommer's

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Quiet, choice, and secluded, Hermitage Bay is that rare property that truly deserves the designation 'boutique.' It's tailor-made for honeymooners and an ideal retreat for those looking for a little peaceful R&R.

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Down a long dirt road, this secluded resort stands between a steep slope and a small bay. Its 30 individual suites – each a spacious contemporary cottage of dark wood and white linens – stand in lush foliage rich with birdlife and come with an outdoor shower and day bed; ceiling fans twirl above mosquito-netted beds.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1225 have reviewed the Hermitage Bay, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1225 reviews 5.0 (based on 1225 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The individual bungalow suites at Hermitage Bay are named for their locations, with 13 beachfront suites and several garden suites located behind the beachfront accommodations. Hillside pool suites are situated higher up on the property grounds for extra privacy. Additionally, pool suites offer private sun decks and plunge pools. All accommodations have sea views, are constructed from sustainable materials and offer outdoor showers, separate tubs, dark wood decor, flat-screen televisions, DVD players and iPod docking stations.
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-suite Wi-Fi
  • Aromatherapy Associates bath amenities

Standard room size1149 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This sophisticated and secluded all-inclusive resort sits in a cove on Hermitage Bay along Antigua's western shore. Located off of a long dirt road in a remote part of the island, Hermitage Bay's individual cottage suites are positioned on the beach or a steep slope covered with tropical foliage. Golf carts transport guests around the property, which was built with sustainable materials to help it blend into its surroundings. The Jolly Harbour marina complex with shops, restaurants, golf and tennis is about 2 miles south of the resort.
  • Roughly 10 miles southwest of V C Bird International Airport
  • Free airport transfers for all guests; complimentary airport meet and greet service for travelers staying three or more nights
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Dining options at Hermitage Bay include everything from modern European cuisine to traditional Caribbean favorites and American classics. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on the spacious patio that overlooks the beach. Menus, which feature locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, change daily, and the resort has its own organic garden for growing many of the fruits and vegetables. During dinner hours, the restaurant becomes a formal, fine dining venue with candles, drapery and live music. For a more casual setting, there's the lounge, which is located near the beach and pool and offers lunch during the day. At night, the lounge serves coffee, cocktails and canapes.
  • Private beach or in-room dining with a personal waiter available for additional fee
  • Cooking demonstrations (offered by pool on Wednesdays) and all meals covered in all-inclusive room rates
  • Free guided tours of local farm
  • Room service available between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. for breakfast, 12:30 and 9:30 p.m. for snacks and 7 to 9:30 p.m. for dinner (extra charges apply)

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

Hermitage Bay features a large swimming pool within steps of the beach. Several lounge chairs and umbrellas surround the pool on its deck. Hillside pool suites also come with their own private pools, all of which overlook the mountains and ocean. Travelers can also lounge on the property's beach in a beach chair, swim in the ocean or take advantage of the resort's all-inclusive water activities.
  • Poolside service from pool's lounge bar
  • Complimentary cooking lessons by pool on Wednesdays (advance bookings recommended)
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Garden Spa at Hermitage Bay is located within the property's hillside gardens that overlook the bay. The spa specializes in healing Dorissima color rituals that correspond with Chakra systems of the body, as well as a full line of body treatments, facials and massage therapies. All services are enjoyed in treatment rooms that feature calm music, ambient lighting and aromatherapy. One of the spa's signature treatments for wedding couples and honeymooners is the Siddhartha Art of Love massage, which begins with exotic tea and a foot massage and ends with a relaxing bath and glass of Champagne.
  • In-room treatments
  • Spa services available every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Meditation, Pilates and yoga classes held on spa deck

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Fitness

In addition to offering a modern fitness center outfitted with TechnoGym cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, Hermitage Bay has complimentary meditation, yoga and Pilates classes on select days of the week. Guests also receive free access to nonmotorized water sports equipment, including paddleboards and kayaks. Instruction from the resort's water sports attendants is complimentary.
  • Golf and tennis facilities located nearby
  • Private instruction in yoga, meditation and Pilates available (charges applies)
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Wedding

Hermitage Bay is known as a romantic destination for weddings, honeymoons, vow renewals and romantic getaways. The resort only hosts one wedding per week and offers assistance with obtaining both the marriage license and officiant, as well as receiving required permissions from the government. Wedding and honeymoon couples receive a complimentary upgrade to a Hillside Pool Suite, which boasts its own private deck and plunge pool. Hermitage Bay's wedding package includes flowers for the bride and groom, a private wedding night dinner on the beach, a Champagne wedding breakfast, a Caribbean-inspired wedding cake and a bottle of Champagne.
  • Couples can choose where on the property to have their ceremony
  • Couples spa treatments

Maximum wedding guest capacity50

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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