What We Love
- Hillside cottages with stunning views (some with plunge pools) that feel like luxury treehouses
- Inventive four-course dinners created from ingredients from the hotel garden
- A dedication to sustainability
What To Know
- Very couple-y. For much of the year, children under 12 aren’t permitted (the minimum age drops to eight in July, August and most of December)
- Plan on climbing stairs: Even if you get a golf cart ride up to a hillside cottage, you still have to navigate up or down a steep, uneven stone flight.
- The all-inclusive rates don’t extend to treatments in the (very good) spa.
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Simple, sexy and sophisticated. The resort was designed with a pared-down, honest style. A strong emphasis on sustainability means that much of the lush natural vegetation was left intact, so instead of manicured gardens, the windy paths and uneven staircases leading up the hill are flanked by riots of flamboyant bougainvillea, and the cottages are covered with purple flowering vines.
Bed and Bath
The hotel comprises 17 hillside cottages and eight beach cottages, and while the hillside ones cost more, the jury is out as to which are better. It’s a matter of views versus convenience. All the rooms have big open floor plans, outdoor showers, immense bathtubs and copious supplies of Aromatherapy Associates bath products. Although there are richly dark Guyanese purpleheart and greenheart woods in the floors and louvre balcony doors, the otherwise all-white decor cries out for a splash of color somewhere.
There’s a small, essentially private beach (all beaches in Antigua are public, but this one is pretty secluded) and non-motorized water sports. The small, pretty spa offers unusual “color ritual” treatments and well-taught yoga or Pilates classes several mornings a week. The food is superb, with daily changing à la carte menus (even for breakfast, where a decadent standout is french toast drizzled with Cavalier rum and honey-roasted coconut), homemade breads and ice creams, and many ingredients from the on-site organic garden. Cooking classes and garden tours are offered.
In the Area
Although Antigua is a small island, and sights such as Nelson’s dockyard, Falmouth Harbour and Shirley Heights aren’t far away, most guests leave the property rarely, if at all. (That all-inclusive policy — plus the utter peace that pervades the property — can make it hard to leave.) For those who want to splurge on a memorable island tour, Caribbean Helicopters offers sightseeing and photographic jaunts over nearby Montserrat.
How to Get There
Just came back from Hermitage Bay and already missing it so much! There are so many wonderful things to say about this place. Firstly, the staff is incredible. They are some of the most friendly and caring people i have ever met. no request is inconvenient for them, everything is done with a smile and feels very genuine. Simone, Levique, Anthony, Koshane, Carlyle, Felecia, you are all rock stars and are great at what you do!
Secondly, the food is great. In our experience all inclusive resorts don't usually have very good food, it couldn't be more opposite here. They have a different dinner menu every night and it didn't disappoint ever. Great job Chef Desroy!
The beach and views are absolutely beautiful and look exactly like the photos. The water is so clear and blue, it was the most gorgeous beach I've ever seen. If you like to collect seashells this is the place for you because there are a ton of beautiful shells!
The resort only holds 60 people at a time, so it never felt busy. Whether you wanted to be at the beach, the pool, or the bar there is always a place for you! The quests were all very quiet and respectful. This isn't a place to go party, this is a space to relax!
Devon from watersports took us snorkeling which was a great time and is included with the resort. We also got a couples massage which was very nice, and i took a morning Yoga class with Charlotte who is an excellent yoga teacher who really knows her stuff!
If you're looking to have a wonderful time in the Caribbean look no further, the trip advisor reviews speak the truth, this is the place to go!
We look forward to returning to this beautiful island resort. Very clean, delicious food, things to do.
The staff always around to answer questions. Always beach chairs available with service staff on the beach.
Enjoyed the whole experience!
My husband and I went to Hermitage Bay to celebrate our 15th anniversary. We found this resort through Travel and Leisure and researched multiple reviews and websites. The resort could not have been more amazing. The service is out of this world. The employees are always ready to make your stay comfortable...and not in that annoying always bothering you way. I think they have mastered servicing adults who are ready to just get away from it all. The food was probably the best food we've ever had at a resort. 4 course meals with gourmet dining and all of the extras. Put this place on your bucket list now!
Brilliant Hotel! Nicest staff I have seen at a hotel and very good food! The beach is very secluded and as there are not many rooms at the hotel the whole place is very quiet and relaxing. Definitely visiting again 😀
This is the quietest hotel I have ever visited, which was perfect. It was very easy to get there and we were able to relax immediately. The food is probably the best in the Caribbean. This is definitely one of the few all inclusive resorts that is worth the price. They were very attentive to my several food allergies and accommodated me without any issue.