February 6, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Hermitage Bay in Saint Mary's, Antigua and Barbuda

An unpaved road on the southeast coast of Antigua leads to Hermitage Bay, a collection of 25 villas clustered around the brilliant blue Caribbean Sea that offers a place to relax, restore and reconnect to a deeper self. Suites are airy and soothing, constructed from purpleheart, greenheart and other woods from sustainably managed forests in Guyana. Daily meditation and yoga classes, along with the natural beauty of deserted beaches, bring a sense of balance nurtured by caring staff.

Match your breath to the breeze rustling through fragrant frangipiani and oleander. Go for a swim among coral fish and dine in a grove of almond trees on a salad from the kitchen’s own organic produce garden. Gaze out at the silhouettes of Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis on the horizon while sipping a glass of prosecco.

Location of Hermitage Bay

Hermitage Bay
Jennings New Extension
Saint Mary's, Antigua and Barbuda

Nearest Airport: ANU

Amenities for Hermitage Bay

  • General Information
  • 25 Guest Rooms
  • Only 8+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • Spa on Property
  • WiFi
  • Gardens
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Televisions
  • iPod Docks
  • Private Verandas
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Outdoor Showers
  • Private Pools
  • Activities
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Luxury Hotel Games
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Hermitage Bay

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 18 hours ago

I have just come back from my third stay at this extraordinary hotel. As ever, Hermitage Bay is the epitome of relaxed luxury. The staff are fantastic, everyone has a smile, nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are beautifully designed - no frills and flounces here - just perfect attention to detail. The beds are incredibly comfortable (very important for me) - i sleep so well here - and the views of the sea from the rooms are to die for. The food too is delicious - many of the vegetables grown in the hotel's organic garden. Thank you again Hermitage Bay for another wonderful week in paradise.

sarje - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 19 hours ago

What can I say other than, why did I ever leave? Hermitage Bay is by far one of the nicest, most idyllic places I've been to. I chose yo travel to Antigua for a bit of pre-Christmas R&R, to escape the stress of London living during the festive season. As soon as I arrived at the hotel, I knew that rest and relaxation is exactly what I would get. Upon arrival I was greeted by the lovely staff with a deliciously scented cold towel, and a virgin mojito. Exactly what I needed after 7 hours in a plane. Being able to sit at the bar, staring out across the beach, I was able to relax. I was then shown to my garden room. Not a beach room, but don't let that fool you! Walk five paces from the room, and the sand is beneath your toes, amazing. The room itself was gorgeous, spacious, and had the Rolls Royce of air conditioning. I'm a chap who can't sleep in humidity, and the air con in the room kept me cool as a cucumber. The beach was perfect. Not private, but the bay is so secluded, people rarely ever come along. The lovely thing is that Hermitage Bay doesn't have hundreds of rooms, so even if the hotel is fully booked, it feels like there's plenty of space. The water sports facilities are brilliant. I took a boat out a couple of times, and it was fantastic! I'm far from a proficient sailor, and the water sports staff were great at talking me through the basics. The staff throughout Hermitage Bay were fantastic. Attentive and friendly, really made you feel at home. From the cleaning staff, all the way to the restaurant staff, everyone was brilliant. Oh, and the restaurant! How to I even begin to describe the food at Hermitage Bay? It's always been a fear of mine that all inclusive will mean limited choice, and pre-prepared/ frozen food. The food at Hermitage Bay couldn't be further from that fear! The menu changed every meal, every day. The quality of the food was fabulous, as good as some of the best London restaurants. Importantly to me, the food was locally and ethically sourced. I could go on and on about this hotel, but I'd risk some sort of typing related injury. You shall just habe to go and experience it for yourself. I will give you one tip if you do visit - don't leave!

Charlie M

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 20 hours ago

I think this is the only time I have ever reviewed a place twice on TripAdvisor. There's a good reason for that; it's utter bliss. My wife and son and I had a very tough last few months of 2017 and when we remembered our trip to Hermitage Bay the previous year we knew that this was exactly what we needed to recharge. I said it all in my previous review but this all inclusive hotel has the ability to become whatever you need it to be. You want dancing...there's dancing. You want've got it. The place was full when we were there, and yet we felt as if we had the hotel to ourselves. The service is attentive and caring. There is a feeling that you are amongst family and nothing is too much trouble. I love the rooms. We were on the beach this time and waking up to the ocean is one of life's great pleasures...the other one is showering outside in the balmy air with the sound of cicadas keeping you company. If you want subservience and to replicate the cookie cutter approach of most 5 stars then this might not be your place. But if you want to feel as if you have been washed up with friends on the most luxurious desert island where there is literally not a care in the world then rush to go. I know I will again.

TheDadofChas - Brighton, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My family and I went to Hermitage Bay on the recommendation of our travel agent. We were initially supposed to go to Anguilla but circumstances arose preventing us from doing so. Typically my husband, family and I travel to the Caribbean or someplace warm in winter to escape the bitter cold of the northeast. We have been doing so for many many years. That being said, we had not heard of Hermitage Bay until is was suggested by the agent and based on the most recent reviews we read (in retrospect I should have gone back further) it looked like a place we would enjoy. So 4 of us went and had 2 beach front "villas". It did not turn out to be the vacation we had planned. First, the pro's. The people at the resort are, overall, some of the nicest individuals I have encountered in the Caribbean. They were friendly, pleasant and genuinely seemed to want to please. The next pro is that the resort is small; 30 rooms in total, which my husband and I like very much. The food at the resort is surprisingly good for an all inclusive. Although there was a fixed menu, it changed daily offering a meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian option. Lastly, the location is lovely. It has a beautiful beach and scenery although the beach isn't pure sand. It is pebbly which makes walking on some parts uncomfortable. Now, the con's. I agree with a previous reviewer when he said "this is a 3 star hotel pretending to be a 5 star hotel. First, our room. As I mentioned we had 2 rooms on the beach. One person in our party was elderly so we had requested rooms close to the restaurant. Little did we realize the bathrooms in those units have no doors and the commode sits in the bathroom not enclosed. Therefore, NO PRIVACY! This was a huge issue for my father in law and daughter who were sharing a room. When I went to the front desk the morning after arrival to see what could be done the woman there offered a folding screen but never told us there were units where the commode was enclosed! It wasn't until 2 days later when we were speaking with some other guests that we found out there were units with an enclosed toilet. They were as appalled as we were of the lack of privacy we had especially since the resort is rather expensive. I went back to the front desk and was told we could be moved 2 days later, i.e. 5 days into our trip and 2 1/2 days before we were leaving. We said no thank you and my daughter and I ended up using the public bathroom near the bar; that at least had doors! Speaking of the bathroom, the shower is outside. It is enclosed by 4 walls but the top is open. That would have been ok if my husband and I had hot water. The water was lukewarm and when we contacted the front desk the first day they sent an "engineer" over to see what could be done. I'm not sure what was done but we still didn't have hot water for the remainder of the trip. Given the lukewarm temperature of the water and the cool Caribbean breeze in the evening there was no waste of water in our unit. My husband and I showered as quickly as possible to get back into the unit to warm up. The spa. We arrived on a Saturday evening. On Tuesday morning, after perusing the spa catalogue (which I borrowed from the front desk as the room binder with all the information about the resort including tv channels, resort amenities, etc.was collected on Monday, ostensibly to "update", was never returned to us for our entire stay) I decided to make some appointments for my daughter and I. What I came to find out was that all the times for spa services that I wanted were already booked, i.e morning and late afternoon, and the only times available were the middle of the day. I was told many people who come there book spa treatments prior to their arrival so the popular times go first. Who knew?? As such, I booked 2 appointments in the middle of the day, one for myself, one for my daughter to "eat up" the spa credit given us through the travel agent and Virtuoso. We were told upon arrival that our complimentary mini bar would be restocked daily. I filled out the form for restocking twice during my stay. The first time it was ignored and we received no restocking. The second time I got part of what I requested; they did not replenish the club soda I wanted. Not a big deal just one more thing. Other issues included poor internet service, especially in the gym where none existed the first 2 days we were there; 2 1/2-3 hour dinners and 1 hour breakfasts because the kitchen was very slow; and intermittent restocking of bathroom items and change of towels. I realize these are not REAL problems and I accept this. I do feel, however, that for what my family and I paid for this vacation we should have been able to have a better time. Perhaps part of the problem for us is that my family and I have had the good fortune of being able to travel all over the Caribbean (and the world) for many years. Had my husband and I been young newlyweds with little or no travel experience the resort would have probably been fine. The upshot of this vacation was that no one in my party had a great time and will probably not return to Antigua or at least Hermitage Bay. The downside for the resort, aside from losing a customer, is that some of the things we had planned to do while there we ended up not doing because we were so discouraged by what we had experienced. So we had planned to rent a boat for 6 or 8 hours to go touring and we did not. My daughter and I would have availed ourselves of more spa services and we did not. It became a lose-lose situation all around.

Kim C - Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been all over the Caribbean: Grand cayman, Nevis, Turks, Aruba, just to name a few. This was the worst resort by far. For what you are paying you would expect much much more. There is no modern spa. I.e. no steam room, sauna, whirlpool or anytning. The main pool is small and does not come with a hot tub. For an all inclusive hotel (that charges insane prices) the alcohol is dirt cheap stuff. However, the staff does not say no. They are incredible friendly and will provide you with whatever they are capable of. The facilities (like the room, gym, spa, and beach) are inadequate. Overall a very disappointing trip with the only bright spots being the food and the service. The rooms are out dated, the bugs are loud at night, the bath doesn’t have enough hot water to fill. THE BEST WAY TO SUM IT UP IS THIS IS A 3 STAR HOTEL HOTEL, PRETENDING TO BE A 5 STAR HOTEL. They just happened to be graced by an amazing chef and fantastic workers.

Mitchell A - Ann Arbor, Michigan

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