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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an amazing hotel. The detail is so impressive - for example, most hotels will have metal rooftops in Antigua but this hotel has a wood material roof for each of its 27 villa suites (very important if it rains in the night in terms of keeping down noise). Each suite blends into the surroundings really well. The food menus...

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Andy T, Owner at Hermitage Bay, responded to this review

Dear SJB2012_08 Thank you for your review and kind words. We are delighted to hear that you plan to come back and will be trying out a different category of suite. Many people have a dilemma having experienced both types. We'll be interested to hear your thoughts next time. Best wishes Andy

Staten Island, NY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great location for a couple going on their honeymoon. Excellent staff, everyone is so friendly and helpful and they will know you by name by the second day you're there. Dining experience is amazing. and the beach and pool are wonderful. The room is perfect from views, to private pool, the lounge chairs and the outdoor shower;...

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Andy T, Owner at Hermitage Bay, responded to this review

Dear 372drewb Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was disappointed to see that you found the bed not to your liking. We do tend to go for a firm mattress which is not necessarily to everyones liking. I liked the beach full of sand analogy. Best wishes Andy

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful resort with excellent service and fabulous food. No buffets here, just a changing menu every day with the freshest ingredients. Very very quiet so if you are looking for excitement , this is not the place for you. The staff really make the experience; warm, friendly and professional.

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Andy T, Owner at Hermitage Bay, responded to this review

Dear jeanette_levine Thank you for your review and kind words. It is good to point out that it is very quiet here because we focus on providing a quiet, relaxing energy to help people to unwind from the stresses of their daily lives. We do hope to see you back soon. Regards Andy

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are just at the end of a nine night stay in a pool hillside suite no 38 .... absolutely stunning and very private, only one suite higher, no 39!! Extremely relaxing as the hotel is very small with only 37 suites. The food is top drawer ... the menu changes daily!! If there is something special that you would...

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Dear marie m I really like the heading you used. It's great to hear that you are planning a return trip already. Thank you for giving us some feedback. All the staff love reading these reviews. Best wishes Andy

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Total experience was terrific. Service and staff were excellent. T staff were so friendly, cheerful and efficient and in many ways they made the holiday but we were also in a paradise location, on a clean sandy beach, watching turquoise waters and listening to the waves drinking whatever we wanted! What's not to like? The location was peaceful and idyllic...

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Andy T, Owner at Hermitage Bay, responded to this review

Dear chrismS67FF We were delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations and that you found that the staff made the difference. We do hope to see you back soon. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Regards Andy

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon at Hermitage Bay and it was ABSOLUTE PARADISE. Unlike many surrounding resorts the bay is quiet and the only views are of breathtaking green mountains and the Caribbean. I woke up in the middle of the night our first night from excitement and stared at the ocean wishing the sun...

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Andy T, Owner at Hermitage Bay, responded to this review

Dear limegreen28 Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I also recognise from a few clues in the review that you emailed me personally to express your thanks. We all really appreciate the feedback and love to have our approach to hospitality confirmed by guests as the right path. I do hope to see you both back...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, special place to go for peace and tranquility. Organic food, amazing meals prepared by a lovely chef trained in New York. Not much in the gift shop - don't forget your toothbrush. Fantastic staff who are clearly well trained.

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Dear C S Thank you for your brief review. I'm glad you mentioned the organic food and the staff. We'll see what we can do about the boutique. Regards Andy

Wetumpka
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our son Rob and daughter in law Kelly spent their honeymoon at Hermitage Bay. Their dream was for our family to go back together and experience this beautiful place. All our expectations were met from friendliness of staff to service in all categories. Now our dream is to return one day.. The entire Bannon family

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Dear beckybT5804OM Thank you for your review and kind words. We were delighted to hear that your family came back to experience Hermitage Bay. We look forward to welcoming you all, including some more extended family perhaps, many times in the future. Best wishes for 2017 Andy Thesen

Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

First of all, I want to explain that this resort is the ORIGINAL reason I elected to begin reviewing locations on TripAdvisor; however, I am leaving this until the end/bottom in order to make this review easier for those — probably most of you — that just want to know about this resort. TOP NOTCH service beginning with ‘pre-stay’ emails...

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Andy T, Owner at Hermitage Bay, responded to this review

Dear Douglas P Thank you for your review. I particularly liked the heading but also read the entire review with great interest. I was intrigued to know whether you found us by reading bad reviews at other resorts or you read our bad reviews and thought they were balanced out by the good ones. I would love to hear more....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location, great food (as in really great) and some of the nicest staff you could come across. Listing their names individually would fill a review so easier to say simply all of them. On our short list of destinations to return to. Thanks for a great stay

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Dear Alexander S Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Andy Thesen

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
~ Conde Nast Traveler 2015 Gold List Winner ~ The quiet, independently owned Hermitage Bay is comprised of just 27 luxury cottages so that "even at its busiest, the place seems remote and quaint." Whether visiting for the first time or returning as a friend, you'll enjoy a welcome familiarity and "sensation of belonging" from the moment you arrive. Tucked into a beautiful bay in one of the most secluded corners of Antigua, it is perfect for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Spanning 16 acres of lush tropical gardens, our eco-chic, luxury hotel provides all the comforts of a 5 star resort without compromising the natural habitat that thrives around it. Our open-air facilities, extensive beach and detached rooms allow you to unwind in isolated luxury. Each of the 7 Beachfront and 3 Garden Suites features a spacious split level lounge and patio, while the large wrap-around decks and private plunge pools of the 17 Hillside Pool Suites afford the added luxury of soaking up the Caribbean sun from the privacy of your own sun bathing deck. Whether enjoying lunch by the pool, dining in the beachfront restaurant, or having breakfast in bed, every meal feels privately catered. The menus change daily and feature freshly squeezed local juices, locally grown produce, and organic ingredients. At Hermitage Bay, all dishes are prepared to order, special requests are encouraged, and we are always happy to help with dietary requirements. Non-motorised water sports are included and a shuttle service to and from town and Shirley Heights is available for an additional charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hermitage Bay

Address: Jennings New Extension, Saint Mary's, Antigua
Region: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Mary's
Price Range: $1,554 - $3,325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Hermitage Bay Hotel St. John`s
Hermitage Bay St Johns
Hermitage Bay Antigua
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Saint Mary's
#1 Romantic Hotel in Saint Mary's
#1 Spa Hotel in Saint Mary's
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Mary's
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Saint Mary's
#4 Family Hotel in Saint Mary's
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“The top cabins have spectacular views of the bay”
 of 5 bubbles 615rupertw, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles essexlala2017, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Villas up the hill have lovely views, but beachside is beautiful too. Don't know which I would choose next time!”
 of 5 bubbles smj10123, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Beachside rooms very convenient but there is noise from sea. We loved the closeness. Hillside rooms may be more private.”
 of 5 bubbles SJB2012_08, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We loved the beachfront suite. We looked at one on the hillside and while beautiful with a plunge pool, the convenience of being steps away from the water, bar and restaurant far outweighed the view. Loved going to sleep to the sound of the waves. ”
 of 5 bubbles jeanette_levine, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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