The Hermitage Bay Antigua is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens next to a sandy beach as well 140 acres of lush mangroves and undeveloped land on the hillside with a stunning view of the natural Hermitage Bay on the west coast of Antigua.It is perfect for romantic getaways and destination weddings. This detailed review should give you all the information you need about the Hermitage Bay Antigua.
Accommodation Type: 5-star Hotel
Number of Rooms & Suites: 30 suites
Pricing: starting at $1,063
High season: November through April
Nearest airport. V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU) is about 8 kilometers from St John and 35 minutes from the resort.
Suitable for: Romantic getaways and destination weddings.
- 2017 TripAdvisor Top 25 in the Caribbean for 4 categories – Service, Luxury, Romance and Small Hotels
- 2017 Condé Nast World Traveler The Gold List (The 100 best hotels in the world)
- 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame
The purpleheart, greenheart and other woods used in the construction of the suites came from sustainably managed forests in Guyana. As such, the suites feature the richness of the wooden floors and furniture complemented by creamy white walls, ivory cushions, and white linens. The slatted louvre windows allow the tropical Caribbean breezes to enter the suites.
The Hermitage Bay Antigua has 30 suites set in private cottages with 13 suites on the beach and 17 on the hillside to give guests the best view of the bay and maximize privacy. All rooms have outdoor showers, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, flat screen televisions, DVD players, Wi-Fi, and an iPod docking station or a smartphone USB connection.
Furthermore, the resort offers several choices for your dining pleasure. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner on the patio, under the almond trees by the beach. In addition, at night, the candle-lit lounge is the place to gather before or after dinner for canapés, drinks, coffee, and dancing. The gourmet restaurant serves a varied 5-star menu with a mixture of modern European cuisine, Caribbean favorites, and American classics. At night, the restaurant is transformed with more subtle lighting, candles, a drapery, and live music. Moreover, for couples, a more intimate candle-lit dinner with a private waiter is available on the beach at the water’s edge or in your room.
Also, to serve the best and freshest ingredients and to support local businesses, the Hermitage Bay resort is continuing to expand their locally sourced and organic food offerings, which includes their own on-site organic kitchen garden.
For your health, fitness, and well-being, the resort has a garden spa with in-suite treatments available, a fully-equipped fitness center, early morning yoga and meditation sessions on the spa deck, early morning Pilates sessions, and individual yoga and Pilates sessions scheduled at your leisure for a fee.
The Hermitage Bay resort offers many activities for their guests. For example, once a week, the resort has a free cooking demonstration on the deck by the pool. However, reservations are recommended. Guests at the resort also have the unique opportunity to take a tour of the farm of one of the resort’s local tropical fruit suppliers.
V. C. Bird International Airport (ANU) is about 8 kilometers from St Johns and 35 minutes from the resort. Guests can take a taxi, hire a limousine, or rent a car.
Main Attractions Around the Hermitage Bay Antigua
The Hermitage Bay resort is ten minutes from the Jolly Habour marina and 30 minutes from the capital of St. John where guests will find restaurants, shops, golf courts, and tennis. In addition, full and half day deep sea fishing excursions, diving charters, catamaran cruises, and private boat charters to Bird Island, Green Island, and Cades Reef can be arranged at the front desk. Guests can also enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing, paddle boards, kayaking, Hobie cats, and sunfish.
Caribbean Helicopters Ltd.
Carribean Helicopters Ltd is located at the V. C. Bird International Airport. They offer a variety of breath-taking tours over Antigua, with a seating capacity of 4-6 passengers.
Adventure Antigua offers a variety of tours around Antigua, including snorkeling, sailing, and beachcombing. Also, their eco-tour through the reefs and mangroves with Eli Fuller is highly recommended.
Address: Dickenson Bay, Saint John’s, Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua Rainforest Zip Line Tour
Antigua Rainforest Zip Line Tour has provided zip line tours through the rain forest for guests from 4 to 99 years of age. Moreover, the staff provides state of the art equipment, water and a certificate of achievement upon completion.
Address: Fig Tree Drive Antigua and Barbuda
Segway Antigua offers tours of sites and beaches around Antigua on Segways. So when you complete these three tours, you can say that you have seen Antigua from the land, sea, and air.
Address: Fort James, Woods Centre, St. John’s, Antigua
All in all, The Hermitage Bay Antigua is a perfect romantic getaway for couples and for small, intimate destination weddings. Located in the Caribbean on the west coast of Antigua, the resort mainly caters to couples. So book your reservation at the Hermitage Bay in Antigua and then share your experience with us when you get back home. Another beautiful Carribean destination with incredibly lush landscapes you might want to consider is the Four Seasons Nevis Resort, in the West Indies.
Address: Jennings New Extension, Jennings, St. Marys, Antigua & Barbuda