Hermitage Bay

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Why we like it

  • Individual cottages are scattered down a hillside towards one of Antigua's most beautiful beaches below. All have private plunge pools
  • Hermitage Bay is set among acres of lush vegetation and terraced gardens
  • Executive Chef, Dezi Banhan, mixes Caribbean and European flavours with an emphasis on local, organic ingredients
  • The spa offers an exclusive 'Dorissima' experience. Created by Doris Brugger, Dorissima offers treatments based on the seven 'Chakra' colours
  • An infinity edge pool is separated from the beach by a tranquil outdoor lounge area
  • Other facilities and activities include non-motorised water sports (including snorkelling, windsurfing, hobie kats, sunfish and kayaks), boat trips to secluded bays, and morning yoga, meditation and Pilates classes

A&K Top Tip

While it might be tempting to have an evening in on Petit St Vincent, don't miss out on a movie under the stars on the beach, cocktail and popcorn in hand, or listening to an authentic steel band play while enjoying a special beach BBQ barefoot.

Guest Testimonial

We had three different guides - they were all exceptionally courteous and helpful. Kapil our guide in Delhi was exceptional with excellent English and great knowledge of just not the places we visited but also of Indian history. He was very happy to fit in with any of our request and occasional changes to our schedules. We would rate him very highly and would request him if we went back to Delhi.

- KB, London

Tucked into a beautiful bay in one of the most secluded corners of Antigua, Hermitage Bay is a perfect, retreat - exclusive, spacious and beautiful. Spanning 16 acres of lush tropical gardens, this eco-chic, luxury hotel provides all the comforts of a five star resort without compromising the natural habitat that thrives around it.

Each of the eight beachfront cottages has a spacious split level lounge and patio, while the 17 hillside pool suites afford the added luxury of large wrap-around decks and private plunge pools. Each has been constructed using purpleheart, greenheart, and other woods harvested from sustainably managed forests in Guyana. All have open floor plans, outdoor showers, and screened louvres in place of glass doors and windows - giving them the feel of luxurious cabins or 'high-end tree-houses'.

The décor is simple and unassuming throughout the resort - pristine white Italian linens, plush ivory cushions and light, textured walls soften the rich hues of the floorboards, large, comfortable furniture and vaulted ceilings. Even so, Hermitage Bay's open-air facilities are the unmistakeable highlight. Even when the resort is full, the sense of space is overwhelming.

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Fly to

Antigua (British Airways daily from Gatwick; Virgin Atlantic 3 times a week from Gatwick)

flying time

8 hours 30 minutes

time difference

GMT -4 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations

Best time to travel

December - April


The best time to visit Antigua is during our winter and spring months of December to April. Although drier than most other Caribbean islands, Antigua has a tropical climate with low humidity. The island is tempered by sea breezes and trade winds. The hot season is between November to May.

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