The intimate, privately-owned Hermitage Bay is comprised of just 25 luxury cottages so that "even at its busiest, the place seems remote and quaint." Whether visiting for the first time or returning as a friend, you'll enjoy a sort of members-only exclusivity and "sensation of belonging" as if the hotel was built for a select few. Tucked into a beautiful bay in one of the most secluded corners of Antigua, it is perfect for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Spanning 16 acres of lush tropical gardens, our eco-chic, luxury hotel provides all the comforts of a 5 star resort without compromising the natural habitat that thrives around it. Our open-air facilities, extensive beach and detatched rooms allow you to unwind in isolated luxury. Each of the 8 beachfront cottages features a spacious split level lounge and patio, while the large wrap-around decks and private plunge pools of the 17 hillside pool suites afford the added luxury of soaking up the Caribbean sun from the privacy of your own sun bathing deck.
Whether enjoying lunch by the pool, dining in the beachfront restaurant, or having breakfast in bed, every meal feels privately catered. The menus change daily and feature freshly squeezed local juices, locally grown produce, and organic ingredients. At Hermitage Bay, entrees are prepared to order, special requests are encouraged, and the kitchen is always open.
One of Hermitage Bay's most distinguishing qualities is our commitment to serve delicious meals made from the freshest, highest quality ingredients. As avid travellers accustomed to world-class cuisine, we consider dining to be an integral part of the holiday experience and hold the restaurant ambiance, service and cuisine to the highest of international standards. Under the direction of our seasoned yet ever-curious executive chef, Hermitage Bay offers a varied menu of Caribbean favourites, American classics, and modern European fare with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Our multi-tiered, al fresco restaurant is quintessentially Caribbean. Set up against the beach, it is just another picturesque element of the property, offering unobstructed views of the bay and a perfectly intimate setting. Though the restaurant is one of the hotel's most charming attributes, you may also enjoy dining by the pool, in the lounge, or on the beach. Room service, private dining under the stars, and picnic lunches are available as an additional service. Regardless of setting our staff go to great lengths to ensure that every meal is artfully presented and just delicious.
Recognizing that true 5 star dining is not limited to fois gras and caviar, the chefs at Hermitage Bay create savoury entrees that are ideally suited to our guiding principles. The menus change daily, so that each meal becomes an occasion to sample different flavours and try original recipes. Local produce, poultry, and seafood are used liberally in accordance with our effort to minimize food miles. With so much emphasis placed on fresh, high quality ingredients and made-to-order entrees, the food is what you would expect from a 5-star restaurant, not an all-inclusive resort.
The staff at Hermitage Bay has but one aim and that is to accommodate your every request. Whilst enjoying any one of our restaurant, beach, or spa amenities you'll find a member of staff is always on hand, delivering a cold cocktail, providing fresh towels or collecting your kayak after a paddle around the bay.
Though we cater to just a handful of guests, our public areas are widespread and spacious - designed with relaxation, privacy and comfort in mind. From our beachfront restaurant serving an all-inclusive menu that is second to none, to our long, secluded beach and Garden Spa, Hermitage Bay offers the perfect setting for a Zen-like experience.
"The resort philosophy is to reduce stress by providing gracious service and minimal distractions in a beautiful environment. It takes about two days to let the sound of the waves, the wind rustling through trees and other discrete nature sounds work their magic". The guest that described Hermitage Bay in such a way truly understood our primary purpose and the hotel's natural appeal.
The serene bay laid the foundation for our guiding principles, including heartfelt concern for the guests, staff and environment, healthy living, and restoration of mind, body and soul. If you are seeking an authentic tropical spa escape, Hermitage Bay is the definition of easy, island living.
With our striking beach, uninterrupted sea views, and tropical gardens, there is no more romantic place to exchange vows than at Hermitage Bay. Offering a variety of picturesque wedding locations and an experienced wedding coordinator, we cater for small weddings in keeping with the hotel's personal appeal and peaceful setting.
With our policy of hosting only one wedding per week, we are able to dedicate full attention to each wedding, allowing the bride and groom to focus on being together, while absorbing the ultimate romantic experience. There is a subtle attention to detail about everything this hotel offers and this fact is not lost on couples who are free to prepare for their ceremony in a laid-back, stress free environment, confident that all will be beautifully arranged on their behalf.
Nestled into a breathtaking, hidden 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, scenic backdrops for the picturesque sailboats and luxury yachts anchored in the bay and nearby harbour. The large, natural mangrove that adjoins the property supports a unique and intriguing eco-system of its own and enhances the natural beauty of the bay with its still, dark waters and diverse plant life.
Hermitage Bay is about 40 minutes from the airport, 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. While the hotel is close enough to accommodate day trips into town or excursions around the island, there is private dirt road that separates Hermitage Bay from the rest of the world and "aids in the isolation of the resort."
Golf Course: Yes
All Inclusive: No
Family Friendly: No
Internet Access: Yes
Hotel Type: Bungalow
Price Range Per Night: Over $500
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Phone 1: (268) 562-5500
Phone 2: (268) 562-8080 (for reservations)
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