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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 15/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 15/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 7 hotels in Saint Mary's
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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COVID-19 Update: The Antiguan Government requires all visitors to show a record of at least one vaccination. If you are double vaccinated you need to show a negative rapid antigen test taken within 3 days of arrival. If you have had one dose of the vaccine you must show evidence of a negative RT PCR within 4 days of arrival. We provide on-site pre-departure testing and the issuance of a 'Safe to fly" certificate for your return home. Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice 2021, and 2018, 2017, and 2015 Gold List. The independently owned, all-inclusive Hermitage Bay is comprised of just 30 eco-luxury suites tucked into a secluded bay, featuring a 1200 ft natural beach and reef, on the west coast of Antigua. With a laidback style and promise to deliver barefoot luxury on the beach, Hermitage Bay is an escape for the soul; a retreat for those seeking rest, relaxation, and an authentic Caribbean experience. Each of the 9 Beachfront and 4 Seaview Garden Suites features a spacious split-level lounge and patio, while the 17 Hillside Pool Suites offer large wrap-around decks and private plunge pools. Daily a la carte menus feature freshly squeezed local juices, locally grown produce, and organic ingredients. Free Wi-Fi is included as are private round trip airport transfers with 'meet and greet' and a fast track service through immigration and customs for guests staying 3 nights or more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
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 cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Boating
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 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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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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allisonfarmer16 wrote a review Yesterday
Dallas, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
Not a single complaint! The trip was out of this world. The hillside villas had absolutely stunning views and the service was impeccable and so friendly! Loved the food and drinks as well. We are already planning to come back soon :)
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Date of stay: November 2021
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jschindler192 wrote a review Yesterday
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My husband and I have come to Hermitage Bay four times and will return many, many more! It is truly our home away from home, and all staff welcome you with excitement! Each person is treated as a very special guest! The grounds and villas are amazing, and the staff even more so!! We think the food is exquisite and love the cooking of Chef Desroy and Sous Chef Suga! We are actually booking our next trip as I write this!!! Can’t wait to return ‘home’! I only wish we could be ‘snow birds’ here!
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bwhuebner wrote a review 28 Nov
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My wife and I went for my honeymoon and this place was a dream!!! The food was delicious, the space was beautiful, and the staff could not have been more accommodating. The intimate size of the resort means that within hours the staff already knows your name and your drink order! We just got back from our trip and already trying to figure out when we can return.
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Jason N wrote a review 27 Nov
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We have been fortunate to travel giant places. This was by far the best. The food is over the top. Chef James is a special person who goes out of his way to make the food over the top. Jillian, Stoney, Jesse James were just a few who made our experience even better. If you are looking for an upscale resort where you just relax this is it. Thank you Hermitage Bay we can’t way to come back. Jason and Samantha
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Andy Thesen, Owner at Hermitage Bay
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Dear Jason N Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We’re all delighted to hear that you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes Andy
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CGHIII wrote a review 21 Nov
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We spent 5 night at Hermitage for our honeymoon. 3 nights on a beachfront villa and 2 nights in a hillside villa. Originally, we wanted all 5 nights to be in the Hillside but we booked a little too late. However, I am actually very glad we got to experience both. It was great to get our “beach fix” the first 3 days and then we were able to enjoy the secluded private pool the rest of the week. Both types of rooms are great. The beachfront is obviously a little more convenient being so close to the restaurant, bar, and beach. But the hillside is one of those unique stays that you just can’t find at most resorts. So I strongly recommend both. If I could only pick one, I’d go hillside the whole week and just know you will need to be golf carted to the restaurant and beach. Hermitage has all of the beauty of a Caribbean beach surrounded by green mountains, but the people are what make Hermitage one of my favorite spots that I’ve traveled to. All employees are happy 24/7 and act as if their sole purpose in life is for you to have an enjoyable stay. From the second you arrive they are bringing you drinks and food. When it came time to leave we knew we would miss the scenery but we felt like we were saying goodbye to friends, too. Be on the lookout for Jesse, Patricia, Simone, Galloway, Loretta, Jamaal, and Kajar (house keeping). They all made our special trip all the more special. We came from Keyonna Beach the night before we got to Hermitage. They have happy and kind employees but Hermitage truly takes it to the next level. If you can’t relax here, it is certainly no fault of the resort!! The dinners are 4 courses every single night, with GREAT options each night. Over the course of my week I ate Ribeye Steak, Tuna, Mahi, Scallops, and Duck. All portions are large and if you are still hungry they will bring you more food without thinking twice. We tried a third entree several times as well. The drinks are excellent and the wait times were quick. All special requests were met and met with a smile. Could not recommend Hermitage more to honeymooners or people just looking for a relaxing week. I went fly fishing on the other side of the country and Hermitage packed me a cooler of beer, sandwiches, and even coordinated my transportation. I did not have to lift a finger. Trying to find a con is difficult. I would say the only con is there was not much of a beach sunset. However, this is due to the beautiful mountains you get to look at the entire day, so I see it as a trade off. We stayed at the very top villa and were able to see sunset while we stayed there. I don’t think there is anything Hermitage could do about this, but Mosquitoes are definitely bad. They have mosquito spray in every room and have spray at the restaurant and bar if needed. Just be aware you need to wear some while in Antigua. The spray works like a charm as soon as it’s applied. So no big deal. Could not recommend Hermitage more!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear G Howard Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and particularly enjoyed trying two different suites. Despite it sounding a bit of a hassle to change rooms, invariably guests love the experience. We do hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Andy
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PRICE RANGE
US$1,254 - US$1,944 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hermitage bay hotel st. john`s, hermitage bay st johns, hermitage bay antigua
LOCATION
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 Ffryes Beach (3.8 km), Valley Church Beach (3.0 km), and Galley Bay Beach (4.1 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 Jacqui O's BeachHouse, Hemingway's Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant, and Roti King.
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 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 (5.0 km) and Fort James (5.9 km).
Does Hermitage Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.