I was also interested in this property and read just about everything I could find on the web. There are some discussions with comments from locals in Antigua on the TripAdvisor forums. Here's an example of one such discussion, if you haven't seen it: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...d_Barbuda.html
I think that when a new property is offered on LL, there are some great opportunities before the price skyrockets. There seems to be a lot of buzz on this one, mostly favorable, with a few negatives. I actually bid when it was a best shot auction, but did not get it. Apparently there was a lot of interest, with bids higher than mine!
If you can deal with the quirks of a new property, this one sounds very interesting. My one concern was the mosquito issue, but it sounds as if the property is taking steps to deal with that. Time will tell if they are successful. I'll be watching for reports, as hopefully members of this community will be reporting back on this property.
Thanks; I did read the tripadvisor reviews. Overall, they sound quite positive, except for the comments about the bugs. The food and service definitley seem a step above what one typically finds in the Caribbean. And the plunge pools look great!
Can't decide if I should add on 4 days to my BVI trip in May to stay at Hermitage Bay, or save my $ and vacation time for a trip to the Maldives. So many beautiful beaches, so little time!
We got one of the pacakages from LL and will be going in June. I will do a posting upon my return. We did read the comments on Tripadvisor and also it has been mentioned in the Travel and Leisure of places to watch. We decided to give it a try. Will update!