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Hermitage Bay

St Mary's, Antigua

Prices From £3,635 per person
Stay 7 nights from £3,635 p.p. (Low Season) & from £4,735 p.p. (High Season) in a Garden Suite, all-inclusive & transfers. Flights available at an additional cost. Prices are for guidance only. They are subject to availability, change and the current exchange rate. You will be advised of the price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.

Luxury Holidays At Hermitage Bay

Intimate and iconic, Hermitage Bay hotel boasts just twenty-five individual cottage suites set amongst ten acres of tropical gardens, providing a perfect escape for romantic couples and honeymooners, in particular, although families with children over 14 years of age are welcome. Hidden within a picturesque cove beside the turquoise waters of Hermitage Bay, the hotel is sheltered and camouflaged by the surrounding natural beauty. Sumptuously appointed, the Cottage Suites include a large verandah with double day-bed, an outdoor garden shower and state-of-the-art touches, such as iPod docking stations. The Hillside Pool Suites also offer privacy and luxury, as well as breathtaking elevated views, complete with large wraparound terraces and private plunge pools.

  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:Intimate and iconic
  • Feature:Each cottage is secluded and spacious
  • Rooms:25 cottage suites
  • Location:St Mary's , Antigua
  • Nearest airport:Antigua VC Bird International Airport
Hermitage Bay
Location and transfer

Thirty-five minutes from Antigua's VC Bird International Airport by private car transfer. The hotel is located on the west coast of Antigua, approximately thirty minutes from the island's capital, St John's.


Each Cottage Suite features an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, bathrobes, air-conditioning, flat-screen LCD television, electronic safe, DVD player, iPod docking station, wireless internat connection, fully stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities, iron and ironing board, daily maid service and evening turndown.

Beach Cottage Suite:+
  • Room View: Partial Beach View
  • Facilities: The spacious bedroom enjoys full air-conditioning and a luxurious king size bed
Beach Front Cottage Suite:+
  • Room View: Panoramic views of the beach
  • Facilities: The spacious bedroom enjoys full air-conditioning and a luxurious king size bed.
Hillside Pool Suite:+
  • Room View: Views of the bay
  • Facilities: The spacious bedroom enjoys full air-conditioning and a luxurious king size bed, while the suite also boasts a private plunge pool.

Signature Tastes:+
  • Cuisine: International Cuisine
  • Setting: Enjoy the beachfront setting whilst dining on exceptionally fine cuisine with a Caribbean flair.
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
Property Highlights:+

Tranquil and luxurious, book a stay in one of Hermitage Bay's secluded Hillside Pool Suites - complete with a private plunge pool and day bed framed with sheer white curtain - for the ultimate romantic escape. Enjoy a leisurely Champagne breakfast overlooking the waves, before enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour over Antigua's striking volcanic mountains or a trip to a nearby cove in your own private yacht. As evening falls, luxuriate with a secluded, candle-lit dinner at the water's edge, whilst your dedicated waiter takes care of your every need. For an intimate and bespoke wedding in paradise, Hermitage Bay is the perfect venue.

The Beach

Nestled in a breathtaking hidden cove, Hermitage Bay is surrounded by stunning white sand and the crystalline-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Soak up the glorious island sunshine atop a plush sun lounger, before a laid-back and delicious lunch at the beachside lounge. Embrace the inimitably clear water with snorkelling, instruction from the PADI diving centre or cut across the waves on a paddleboard or Hobie Cat. Begin and end your day on the shore with calming sunrise yoga, as well as private dining on the sand by sunset.

Spa & Wellness

The Dorissima spa programme, developed by Doris Brugger, protégée of Gianni Versace, in answer to the stresses she suffered from a busy life in the fashion world, is an holistic experience that promises to balance the body's energy centre through a range of natural body massage oils and aromas based on the seven chakra colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet). Each of the seven chakras represents a different aspect of life and has a very special effect on the psyche and soul – the corresponding Dorissima massage oils and aromas are used to bring harmony and healing back into the chakras, treating the body, mind and soul.

In Addition

There is complimentary access to the fitness suite with state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym, plus Smith machine. Complimentary yoga and Pilates are also available.

For those who like to cook, complimentary cooking demonstrations with the Executive Chef are available on a regular basis.

This is an independent review written by LuxuryBARED. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Elegant Resorts.


Hermitage Bay

Arriving at Hermitage Bay and walking into the resort I had a distinct sense of déjà vu. Was I in Asia? The hotel’s style said so. Exploring further, I was not immediately charmed by the resort as a whole. The suites, although spacious and nicely furnished, were a bit on the dark side and the practicality of some of the fixtures were questionable. Did I make the wrong choice of destination? Yet just twenty-four hours later I had done a complete 180 degree turn and I was glad I had kept an open mind. I had warmed up to the whole environment and become ‘putty in their hands’, as the saying goes.

Yes, there are a few 'quirks' which disturbed me and could be changed for the better including, for example, toilets should be enclosed and the louvered doors need to be replaced in order to let in more light.

Of the 27 suites on offer, all have something to recommend them, depending on what you, the visitor, is seeking. If water views and proximity to the shore are your thing, then the beachfront suites offer lots of space inside and the beach is right there, in all its glory.

On a final note, although the resort welcomes kids over twelve as guests, I personally feel this is a paradise better suited for couples. The beach and sea offer little for them to do. There are no interconnecting suites and so kids need their own room, although if only a single child, they could share a beach or garden suite with their parents. The garden suites do not have a view of the ocean but are still a short walk to the beach and are a more cost-effective option for some. Then there are the hillside suites for those seeking views with maximum privacy. These come complete with a lovely deck area with private plunge pool and two sun loungers. The bedroom here is somewhat smaller than in the beach suites but the benefit of a bathroom with a door is, for most, desirable. It is important to note that that these hillside suites are up an incline and so anyone who has difficulty walking may want to avoid this option.

What makes this hotel stand out from the crowd however is the food and the professional service. Having stayed all over the Caribbean at many of the finest, I can safely say it is hard to beat Hermitage Bay in this arena. Fastidious foodies will be sure to give this resort’s cuisine a thumb’s up; the food is good, wholesome, often organic, exceptionally well-executed and beautifully presented. What’s not to love?

And yet the resort has that very quiet air to it, made in heaven for couples and honeymooners who laze around on the beach all day before wandering off to have dinner. And although there are some good musicians brought over most evenings to entertain, they invariably roll out the modernized Bob Marley routine, not something teens would get excited about really, at least not mine.


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