Ever thought it is not possible to find an exclusive exquisite retreat from an Antigua holiday? Think again, Hermitage Bay is it. From the moment you enter the resort you know you have landed amongst the elite, and for those of us that just usually dream, you seriously need to consider treating yourself just once to experience this gorgeous haven of luxury.
Hidden away in a stunning calm bay, the hotel is made up of 25 detached cottages that rise from the beachfront, up into the steep hill behind, spread out nicely amongst the 16 acres of lush tropical gardens. When I sat sipping my freshly made mojito amongst the eco-chic décor, I felt truly relaxed and like I was where I had always wanted to be on a Caribbean holiday. Nothing is too much trouble, and if you are celebrating something special, or simply just being together, every couple should head over to one of the 2 private beaches on the speedboat with a picnic basket packed with luxuries and champagne.
My favourite thing about the hotel is the huge roll top baths in the cottages which simply have to be seen to be believed?! If you want to be blown away by attention to detail, this is the place to be!
Children: Children aged 14 and over are welcome in Garden and Beachfront Suites all year round.
Airport: Approximately 35 minutes from V.C Bird International Airport.
Complimentary facilities: Guests receive VIP meet and greet on arrival with a priority pass through airport immigration and customs, plus complimentary airport transfers for stays of at least 3 nights. At the resort, guests have access to a calm beach with a full beach service, chaise lounge chairs, umbrellas and towels, a resh water swimming pool, non motorised water sports including kayaking, snorkelling and sailing, yoga, pilates and access to a full fitness centre. Guests also receive a complimentary weekly cooking course/demonstration and complimentary tours of the hotel's organic kitchen garden and/or main gardens.
Additional facilities: Hermitage Bay has a beautiful spa set amongst the hillside with views stretching over the coastline. A full and comprehensive range of treatments is available for an additional charge.
Tours and excursions: Your personal in-room ambassador will be happy to arrange any tours or excursions you may wish to take part in such as visiting Stingray City or enjoying a helicopter tour over Montserrat.
Meal arrangements: Stays at Hermitage Bay are on an all-inclusive basis consisting of breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and a la carte evening dining. Guests can also enjoy all beverages including house wines, beer, premium brand spirits and soft drinks. Champagne or Prosecco is also included during certain times of the year.
Dining: Dining at Hermitage Bay focuses on local and fresh produce and is served on the patio overlooking the sea for breakfast and in the restaurant in the evening. Much of the resort’s produce is sourced from their organic gardens.
30 Cottages and suites spread amongst the gardens, along the beachfront and nestled into the hillside. Each suite or cottage is a detached unit offering guests privacy and space. Each cottage has air conditioning, ceiling fans, king-size beds, fine Italian bedding, a flat screen TV, safe, DVD player, Ipod dock, tea and coffee making facilities and a stocked mini bar.
Seaview Garden Suite: Set in the second row of suites along the beachfront, these suites are amid the gardens whilst being only moments from the beach. Inside, guests can enjoy a split level living area with a king-size bed, a sitting area and an open plan bathroom with a free standing bath tub and a shower. Outside, guests can enjoy the large day bed and furnishings on the terrace. These rooms can accommodate a maximum of three adults.
Beachfront Suite: Lining the beachfront, these suites have a large verandah complete with a daybed and loungers from which guests can enjoy view over the bay and to Nevis and St Kitts. Inside, guests can find a large bedroom with a king- size bed, a sitting area and bathroom with a large bath and an open air shower. These rooms can accommodate a maximum of three adults.
Hillside Pool Suite: The most luxurious of accommodation at Hermitage Bay, these suites are nestled amongst the greenery of the hillside and offer panoramic views over the bay. Inside, guests will find a large bedroom with a king-size bed, a bathroom with an outdoor shower and a bath. Leading from the large sitting area, guests can step out onto the verandah with a day bed, loungers, a dining area and pool. These rooms can accommodate two adults.
Hotel Annual Closure: The hotel will be closed between 31 August 2019 - 9 October 2019 and 30 August 2020 - 9 October 2020.