Hermitage Bay is well established as the ultimate haven for anyone wanting to relax, rest and rejuvenate. At this luxury Antigua resort, making yourself at home takes priority over making an impression, and the outside world stays firmly outside.
Combining the luxury of all-suite accommodation with the ease of all-inclusive dining, Hermitage Bay has it all. Choose between Beachfront Suites, Garden Suites (set just a short distance from the beach) and Hillside Pool Suites. All offer sea-facing aspects and come with day beds, freestanding bathtubs and open-air showers. The Hermitage Bay Hillside Pool Suites have their own private plunge pool and sunbathing deck, nestled into the lush hillside you'll enjoy magnificent Caribbean views. The secluded nature of these elegant suites makes them a great choice for couples, or even a luxury honeymoon.
Restaurants at Hermitage Bay
The restaurant and bar enjoy an equally breath-taking setting on the long, sweeping beach. Unusually for an all-inclusive resort, the menu here is all à la carte, with excellent house wines and premium branded drinks on offer. Most evenings dinner is accompanied by the serenading of local musicians, followed by a relaxing drink at the bar or dancing the night away on the platinum sand beach of this elegant, yet informal property.
Days can be spent lazing in the sun, or at the hillside Garden Spa, where Hermitage Bay invites you to ‘take control of your own wellbeing’. Cooled by Caribbean breezes with panoramic ocean views, this wellness-focussed centre offers tranquillity and a host of indulgent therapies. Nestled amongst fragrant gardens overlooking the bay, here you can choose from a unique selection of two-hour long multi-sensory therapy rituals, each tailored to target a specific chakra. Target your throat chakra through the ‘Clearing Ritual’ or the base chakra with the ‘Empowerment Ritual’.
In fact, this Antigua resort is award-winning, being rated in the top 25 hotels in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor users across the categories of all-inclusive, romance, luxury and hotels. So, follow the path forged by luxury lovers just like you to the verdant hillsides and azure-blue waters of this hidden cove of Antigua at Hermitage Bay.
Hermitage Bay hotel offers a range of 30 stunning luxury suites, providing the perfect retreat for couples and families. 13 are nestled right on the beach, with the remaining 17 built on the hillside to maximise views and privacy. All enjoy sweeping views of the bay, the luscious mangroves and the islands of Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis on the skyline.
Hermitage Bay’s chic dining scene offers incredible cuisine in a truly impressive environment. The restaurant and bar enjoy an equally breathtaking setting on the long, sweeping beach, with delicious meals cooked by Executive Chef, Desroy Spence, in a 5-star menu that fuses the best of Modern European cuisine with Caribbean favourites and American classics.
The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients, many of which are grown in the resort’s own organic kitchen garden, which provides delicious peppers, tomatoes, spinach. callaloo, aubergine, okra, cucumbers and herbs such as thyme, parsley, coriander and basil.
Come evening, the restaurant transforms into an ambient dining area with subtle lighting, candles and drapery. Dine on a menu of freshly-caught seafood, fine meat cuts and much more, as live bands play the steel drums, calypso and jazz.
If you’re celebrating a special occasion, why not book a special candle-lit dinner for you and your partner right at the water’s edge of the beach or on your own private terrace? Alternatively, visit the lounge to unwind with a juicy cocktail or cup of tea and canapes.
Activities and Entertainment
The Caribbean islands are famous for their stunning shorelines, and Antigua is no different. At Hermitage Bay, guests can feel the thrill and the wind in their hair with a range of non-motorised watersports, including windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and Hobie cats. Alternatively, take a stunning sailing trip to Bird Island, Green Island and Cades Reef to see some of the most picturesque spots on the island. Those who are fascinated by the secrets of the underwater world will relish Antigua’s famous snorkelling and diving opportunities, whether taking a PADI-certified open water course or simply snorkelling off the resort’s shores. All of these activities are led by a team of experienced instructors.
Avid anglers will jump at the chance to experience traditional Caribbean deep sea fishing at Hermitage Bay. The fishing in Antigua is second to none, with marlin, kingfish, wahoo and barracuda swimming the shores. Various charters with skippers are available to give you a taste of island fishing and find the best big game catches.
If there’s one thing everyone who visits the Caribbean raves about upon their return, it’s the food. Learn how to recreate some of Antigua’s most mouthwatering dishes with Hermitage Bay’s cooking courses. The whole family will enjoy the fun of cooking with local produce, some of which comes from the hotel’s organic kitchen garden, under the guidance of a fantastic professional chef.
Discover where the delectable food you’re tasting comes from, join one of the resort’s farm tours. Visit local farmer, Mr Christian’s smallholding, where you may have the chance to see and taste tropical fruits such as ackee, custard apple, sugar apple, soursop, cashew, genip, shaddock, West Indian cherry, guava, dumbs, tamarind, noni and as many as 14 different types of mango - depending on the season.
Hermitage Bay resort also runs various discover tours around Antigua for the adventurous guest. Attend a historical tour to visit the Georgian-style English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard, and explore countless local arts and crafts boutiques. Alternatively, join an eco-tour to visit the hinterland, including the mangroves and reef systems of Antigua. For a jaw-dropping experience, book in on a helicopter tour to see the majesty of Antigua from above.
Hermitage Bay is a hub of entertainment and culture. Most evenings feature dinner accompanied by the serenading of local musicians to set the atmosphere for an unforgettable night. Savour a relaxing drink at the bar or dance the night away on the platinum sand beach of this elegant Caribbean resort.
Hermitage Bay perfects the elusive art of maintaining a natural, small-island feel whilst offering the finest facilities you can expect of a luxury Caribbean hotel.
To get energised and feel your best on the beach, visit Hermitage Bay’s modern fitness centre for a refreshing workout. The gym is fitted with state-of-the-art Technogym and Jordan Smith workout machines, which you can use under the guidance of the resort’s expert personal trainers. Alternatively, do some calming laps of the swimming pool, or visit the nearby Jolly Harbour to enjoy four floodlit tennis courts and one glass-backed squash court, attended by a resident tennis pro, who you can arrange private lessons with to hone your racquet skills.
Golf lovers won’t want to miss the chance to visit The Jolly Harbour course. This is an established par 71, 18-hole championship golf course, and is open to visitors on a daily fee basis. There could be no better to spend an afternoon than golfing with friends in some of the world’s most inspiring surroundings.
Sitting peacefully among the luscious hillside gardens overlooking Hermitage Bay, the Garden Spa is the perfect retreat for guests in need of a little rebalancing. Surrounded by gorgeous flowering frangipani and oleander, the spa reconnects visitors with nature through a range of healing rituals designed to correspond with the Chakra systems of the body and bring about physical, emotional and spiritual renewal. Experience the relaxing effects of music and aromatherapy in your own personalised spa journey.
Antigua has a way of inspiring its visitors to live a more well-rounded life, and if you find yourself wanting to embark on a journey of health and mindfulness during your stay, you’re in the right place. Join the resort’s dawn meditation and yoga classes on the hotel’s spa deck, enjoy a Pilates class or even book private yoga, pilates and meditation sessions at your discretion.
Hermitage Bay Resort is located in St John's, a 35-minute transfer from VC Bird International Airport.
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