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#1 of 3 all-inclusives in Saint Mary's
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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Hermitage Bay is an all-inclusive, boutique resort situated on a hillside overlooking a secluded bay in Antigua, with luxury suites, fine dining, and a wonderful spa. Our top-class staff will make your stay memorable as you experience peace, warmth, and the untouched beauty of the Caribbean.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Free airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
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Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
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5.0 of 5 stars
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Romantic
Ocean View
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ScubaSteve11 wrote a review Feb 2024
Sewell, New Jersey28 contributions36 helpful votes
We had a beautiful time at Hermitage Bay! We stayed in a Hillside pool suite and enjoyed the room immensely. The food is absolutely wonderful with creative meals that are sure to leave an impression on you. The beach and pool are perfect to relax and let the day go by. The staff are fabulous and really went the extra mile to make our stay a great one. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear ScubaSteve11, Thank you for sharing your experience, it was an absolute pleasure hosting you. Our Chefs and staff will be happy to hear your kind words, and we would love to welcome you back to Hermitage Bay! Warm regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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BoardingPass570670 wrote a review Feb 2024
6 contributions8 helpful votes
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Just returned from a 4 night stay at this beautiful resort, from start to finish was an amazing experience, Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, rooms were exceptional, and the food was incredible, most relaxing place we’ve ever stayed at, Would highly recommend. Will definitely be returning in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear BoardingPass570670, Thank you for your review and for choosing Hermitage Bay as your home away from home vacation. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not-so-distant future. Warm regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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Skip wrote a review Feb 2024
Stamford, Connecticut3 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the second January in a row that we stay at Hermitage. We specifically returned because we were thrilled with the dining options. In 2023 the menu was varied and consistently high-quality. In 2024 we experienced a change in ownership and a change in the diversity of the menu. For example the daily ledge menu changed last year but this year Management apparently adopted weekly lunch menu. it was disappointing not only because the quality was diminished but also because of the limited options. This was particularly true for the vegetarian in our party. This staff remained spectacular. We could see that the Management change is fundamentally altering that joy that we experienced during our first visit the fact that the new ownership is in the process of constructing a new standalone restaurant that will not be part of the all inclusive package at Hermitagewill likewise alter the resort that attracted us in the first place.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Daydream30533678908, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We’re so sorry to learn that the menu selection did not meet your expectations. One of the hallmarks of a stay at Hermitage Bay is our Chefs’ desire to go above and beyond to create bespoke dining experiences for all our guests to enjoy and we sincerely wish that you afforded us the opportunity to make this right during your stay. We want to assure you that any changes implemented will be thoughtfully executed and with the utmost consideration for the property’s identity as a peaceful, idyllic retreat. Our objective is not to alter what guests already love about the property but rather to build upon its strengths and to enhance what is already a remarkable experience. Rest assured the changes that we have and will continue to implement are thoughtfully executed with the utmost consideration that builds only on what guests already love about the property; so this does mean our planned beachfront restaurant will be an added all-inclusive option available to guests. Despite your apprehension, we’re happy to hear that the staff was again a highlight of your stay and hope that you will give us another chance to surpass your first experience in the future. Warm regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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petersar2024 wrote a review Feb 2024
Tenterden, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was our second visit to Hermitage Bay. It is an excellent, first rate hotel. The situation is idyllic and quiet, you do not feel you are staying in a busy hotel. And the staff are, without exception, fantastic. They make the hotel what it is, a warm friendly welcoming place. These next comments are purely personal and relate to our visit in January 2024. The last mile of the road leading to the hotel is appalling. Our rep reckoned it takes her an average of over 20 minutes to drive it. The potholes are huge! It is a kind of barrier to venturing out to explore the island. We resorted to using a powerboat to take us to the nearby harbour to pick up a private tour of the island, just to avoid the road. Also the open plan bathroom and the outdoor shower in our beachfront suite, which was a novelty on our first visit, became a nuisance on our second. There are signs of expansion, with a second restaurant and beach jetty planned. Although these would be assets to the hotel, if it results in more day visitors rather than residents, the aspects of quietness and exclusivity could be lost.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear petersar2024, Team Hermitage Bay thank you for your return and appreciate your valuable feedback. Please note that your mention of the potholes in the road leading up to the resort has been taken into consideration as we have plans to meet with the authorities to have the issue rectified as soon as possible. We are sorry to learn of your experience in the outdoor shower and hope upon your return we can make your experience a memorable one. We can guarantee the plans set ahead will indeed be that of your past visits and should not affect your experience as being great as in the past. Your feedback is appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not-so-distant future. Warm regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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Michael R wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois18 contributions19 helpful votes
First visit and hope it will not be the last. Our travel agent suggested it, and she was dead on. It is an oasis of tranquility. We stayed in a beach unit , and to sit (or lie on the day bed) and watch the sea practically at your doorstep is just good for your soul. And I was amazed at the variety and quality of the food offered in their very comfortable open air restaurant. We just felt relaxed all the time.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear miker11647 We are so happy you loved the serenity of Hermitage Bay and our by the water Beachfront Suites! Our Chefs will be delighted to read your comments as they go above and beyond to create our menu options using the best and freshest ingredients that can cater to a variety of palates and dietary requirements. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Warm Regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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antony p wrote a review Jan 2024
10 contributions13 helpful votes
This was our 5th visit to Hermitage Bay. The resort alway feels like, we are returning to a second home. The new updates are very nice addition to the resort .especially because we stayed in a beach front suite , which have really seen some alterations to the insides and the front decking area The pace and attention to your personal service is remarkable. There is not a member of staff on in the resort that does not do there utmost to-enhance your day that little bit more. We only have one concern , that is the new owners seem to have big plans and alterations scheduled for later this year. There’s a new restaurant, and alteration to how the hotel may operate ? We love the uniqueness of the existing system, no children, no outside guests and the great service that Hermitage always delivers. I hope the new development will not detract from a destination that produces many return customers, year after year. The progress and forward changing of Hermitage is inevitably. However the one thing that truly holds the magic together is the Staff first and foremost Thank you for another great 10 days of pure bliss
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The beach front villas now deliver a perfect setting , plus convenience
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Dear Antony P, It warms our hearts to hear that coming to Hermitage Bay year after year feels like coming home! We have implemented thoughtfully executed updates with the utmost consideration for the property’s identity as a peaceful, idyllic retreat. The objective is not to alter what our guests already love about the property but rather to build upon its strengths and enhance what is already a remarkable experience, and so we are happy to learn that you have appreciated those changes thus far. Our Team; the true heart and soul of what makes the Hermitage Bay experience so magical, all hope to welcome you back home for another blissful stay. Warm Regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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jl041298 wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Beautiful! The view, the accommodations, the food and the staff -all perfection! The food is locally sourced, organic and prepared specifically for you. The villas are well appointed and the entire staff takes care of your every need. We can not wait to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Jan 2024
Dear jl041298, Thank you for sharing your experience and It was our pleasure to host you in January! Our Team will be happy to hear all the kind words you shared in your review, especially our Chefs who go above and beyond to curate our menus for the maximum enjoyment of guests. We would love to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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Emily W wrote a review Jan 2024
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We spent our honeymoon here and it was a dream. Everything was incredible from the airport pick-up, welcoming at resort, the room, food and drinks were all excellent. The resort has been freshly updated with bright and upscale furnishings. Every meal was delicious and the beach and pool were clean, calming and spacious. However, the best part of our stay was the staff. Simone went above and beyond for us and was truly the most amazing person. Anthony always brought the laughs and good times to the bar. Jamal, Shalanda and Kyle made every day a joy. We truly couldn’t have asked for a better honeymoon experience.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 26 Jan 2024
Dear Emily W, Thank you for staying with us and sharing such beautiful pictures of Hermitage Bay. We aim to ensure all our guests are taken care of from the time they land in Antigua to the time they leave, so to hear your honeymoon experience was nothing short of a dream is the ultimate kudos for our Team. Simone, Anthony, Jamal, Shalanda, and Kyle will be happy to hear of your special mentions, as the rest of our staff will be hearing that their service was the highlight of your stay. We hope to welcome you back to more laughter and good times in the future! Warm Regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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2$Bill wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had "The Hermitage Resort" in Antigua recommended by our Travel Agent Tom Varghese "Travel Tom" this is our 7th or 8th trip that Tom has booked for us, and service and quality is always what we get… and I have to say this was beyond anything we expected. When something is that good, you want to try it again… It was wonderful, we are re-booking! Every aspect was perfect. We had the highest Hillside Pool Suite, and the view was spectacular; plunge pool, large patio and porch, great for sunning or relaxing in a shaded area. I was a little skeptical about the resort having just one restaurant; but each night the Chef’s creations were different including a 12-ounce spiney Lobster tail on Sunday evening. I am a steak fan, and I had a prime Filet one night and a delicious prime ribeye on another. OBTW... fresh fish every night as well. Breakfast and lunch menu offerings do not change but trust me there is something for every appetite. Wednesday’s, they offer a beach side Bar-be Que offering ribs, chicken, sausage or even a burger on request. As far as food was concerned if it wasn't on the menu the chef would do his best to prepare it. The staff is over the top... satisfaction guaranteed, and every employee remembers your name! Each one has such a kind-hearted, servant’s attitude and trust me they are there to please each visitor and do it well. Beautiful beach, and pool area, and the beach bar are always very inviting and relaxing. It has that old Caribbean feel right out of Hemmingway novel, but your visit will be nothing less than a 10. Don't take my advice Call Tom Varghese from Travel Tom and do yourself a favor and try Hermitage Bay for yourself. 2$Bill and Edna
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 26 Jan 2024
Dear Bill & Edna, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are all delighted that you had an exceptional experience with us, and the all-inclusive food & drink options left you spoilt for choice. We appreciate your high praise of Hermitage Bay, and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Warm Regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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GoMets wrote a review Jan 2024
NY,NY51 contributions169 helpful votes
We are very picky, experienced Caribbean luxury resort travelers. Our favorite is Jade Mountain, in fact that's the only place we have ever repeated (3x). Wanting to try something new, we chose Antigua because we heard the island is friendly, and we chose Hermitage over the others (Jumby, etc) because it's similar to Jade. It was very very nice - the mountainside pool suites are, in fact, very similar to Jade. Not quite as breathtaking a view (there is nothing like the Jade view), but really nice. Pool was great. Food was very very good. Not the best we have had, but really good. Activities were good, we did a yacht trip around the island and tennis . Both were great. The real differentiation is the friendliness of the Antiguan people. By far the friendliest island we have ever been. I read a review where someone said it was so over the top, it may have been fake. Honestly, I don't care - when on vacation you want to feel welcome. The island and specifically Hermitage made that happen - every single person was friendly and welcoming. A couple of development points if management reads this: no hooks in the bathrooms, need to change the dessert menus more often, need a dock (I know it's in process), and the hot water tanks in the room need to be bigger. This last one was the only 'serious' issue - there is a huge tub, but you can't even fill it with warm water - even if it's the first warm water used in the day. Not terrible, but why have the tub. We had a couple of issues (AC leaked), but they were handled right away. There is a new owner (we saw him there) and he has big plans, including new restaurant and a dock to attract the big yachts. All in all, it's very close to a Jade experience. It would need a little more 'polish' to get there. But the service is really amazing and slightly more warm than even Jade. Would we go back? Probably not - but that's not a negative at all. It's just there are so many places to try. But if you are reading and debating, you should definitely try this if you like the smaller, more boutique lux hotels w/ more privacy (as opposed to say Jumby). So, while we will likely not return, we would have no issue returning, and frankly we have only said that about 2-3 places out of the 100's we have visited. Just wanted to make sure this was taken as a positive review despite all the caveats! If management reads this, great job, and take good care of the staff, they really made this a great anniversary trip.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear GoMets, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are all delighted that you had an exceptional time with us, and as experienced travelers, this is very high praise. You are correct, the unique allure of Hermitage Bay is not just the beauty of the location, but it’s the genuine warmth of the staff and the people of the island that keeps many of our guests returning time after time. Also, the insights on the areas you shared that could be improved are much appreciated, as this gives us the opportunity to make the changes that allow our guests to have the best experience possible. We hope you return to the island for another great stay! Warm regards, The Hermitage Bay Team
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HK$14,498 - HK$23,133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hermitage bay hotel st. john`s, hermitage bay st johns, hermitage bay antigua
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CaribbeanAntigua and BarbudaAntiguaSaint Mary's
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hermitage Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Hermitage Bay?
Nearby attractions include Diamonds International Antigua (6.4 km), Ffryes Beach (3.7 km), and Valley Church Beach (2.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hermitage Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hermitage Bay?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hermitage Bay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hermitage Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hermitage Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roti King, Hemingway's Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant, and The Fox House Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hermitage Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Hermitage Bay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hermitage Bay offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hermitage Bay have airport transportation?
Yes, Hermitage Bay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hermitage Bay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hermitage Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Barrington (5.1 km) and Fort James (5.9 km).