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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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 11/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 7 in Saint Mary's
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
COVID-19 Update: Effective 16 March vaccinated visitors will no longer need to show evidence of a negative Covid test. We provide on-site pre-departure testing for your return home. UK visitors no longer require a pre-departure test for returning home. Unvaccinated visitors will not be allowed to enter the country. 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 and sun bathing areas. Daily changing a la carte menus offer vegan and vegetarian options and 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)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Free airport transportation
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
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
Horseback riding
Evening entertainment
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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redschweiss81 wrote a review 20 May
Virginia Beach, Virginia5 contributions3 helpful votes
What an amazing resort. Hermitage Bay is like no other resort that we have been to. The details are there in every area of the resort from the front desk, bell hops, restaurant, bar, housekeeping, spa and water sports. The people truly make the difference from a very good resort to a fantastic one. Kudos to Shawna, Rosalia, Solounge, Toni-ann, Marc, Khawisi, Martin, Simone, Stoney, Jullian, Annette, Sugar , Des, Devin and the two Masseuses. We truly felt like family and hated to leave. My wife and I will share the stories of this hidden treasure forever. Thank you everyone. Sandy and Daniel
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Andy Thesen, Owner at Hermitage Bay
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Sandy and Daniel Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review to share your impressions with the world. We're all delighted to hear that you had such a great stay and do please keep sharing. We all hope to see you back in the not too distant future. With kind regards Andy
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Matthew S wrote a review 17 May
2 contributions1 helpful vote
WOW! Simply Amazing! If you are looking for a relaxing vacation with good food and drinks this is your place! It is absolute paradise and the team at Hermitage Bay does an incredible job at making sure you are always taken care of. I would highly recommend the hillside suite with amazing views and private pool. From the Bellman, to housekeepers, to restaurant staff everyone truly makes sure you have a memorable time. Jesse, George, Anthony, Jillian, Toni Ann, Lisa, Alissa, Devon, Nikita, Patricia and the entire team at Hermitage Bay thank you for making our Honeymoon so memorable!
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Date of stay: May 2022
1 Helpful vote
Response from Andy Thesen, Owner at Hermitage Bay
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mathew S Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're delighted to hear that your honeymoon with us was a big hit and that our entire team helped to make it a such a memorable experience. We hope to be welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Andy
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greendaddy0211 wrote a review 15 May
Altadena, California9 contributions13 helpful votes
Great location & facilities! We will come back when there are easier & more routes from LAX. 1-on-1 check-in and personal assistance to our room. Unlimited mini-bar in room. Very good food at in-house restaurant & very quiet grounds & beach. NOT. A resort you want if you’re looking for loud music and party time.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Andy Thesen, Owner at Hermitage Bay
Responded 1 week ago
Dear greendaddy0211 Thank you very much for posting a review. It's a shame that your break got disrupted with lost days travelling from LAX. The vast majority of our guests travelling from California do get here without a hitch so we hope you try it again. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the two nights you did manage to stay with us. Best wishes Andy Thesen
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Sarah M wrote a review 12 May
8 contributions3 helpful votes
I will rate the experience a 5.....the airport greeting, transit, resort greeting, beach, food, views are all simply phenomenal. The rooms are incredibly appointed and truly feel like you are stepping into your own luxurious retreat, there is even seating for around 10 people on the porch area of the Hillside Suites, even for just 2 people. So you have so many options to be where is most comfortable. The staff is just amazing and willing to help with anything. Having a fruit snack come by on the beach at 10:30 in the morning was certainly a highlight, as well as the constant water service provided on the beach. The focus on service is so clearly highlighted at this resort that I was able to fully relax for the first time in over 5 years. I was ready to make this an annual trip I loved my time here so much, until my last day at the resort when I was packing...... (1/5) - While packing I was stung by a scorpion that had hidden in the clothes in the closet I was using.
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Date of stay: May 2022
3 Helpful votes
Response from Andy Thesen, Owner at Hermitage Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 1946sarahmo Further to our correspondence, we were delighted that you had such a wonderful time at Hermitage Bay but of course were all shocked to hear about your experience with the scorpion. As I've already explained in our email correspondence, scorpions are rare in Antigua and in all the 15 years that the hotel has been open, I have never seen a scorpion there and we have never had a guest report one. It is very unfortunate that you were unlucky enough to have this upsetting experience. At least it is comforting to know that the sting is very mild and comparable only to a wasp sting. We would love to welcome you back to Hermitage Bay sometime in the near future. Kind regards Andy Thesen
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5donator wrote a review 5 May
New York City, New York13 contributions3 helpful votes
Absolutely incredible !! From A to Z !! Staff, location, weather, airport retrieval, car service, room, view from room or from any vantage point, cuisine, live music, couple massage, etc.. Truly a memorable experience to treasure. Staff made the trip astounding. Not an exaggeration by any means. Simone, Anthony, Galloway, Devon, and all the other staff were hospitable and professional. Nothing like we’ve experience before ..
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hermitage Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Hermitage Bay?
Nearby attractions include Ffryes Beach (3.7 km), Galley Bay Beach (4.2 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 Hemingway's Caribbean Cafe & Restaurant, Jacqui O's BeachHouse, 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 (5.1 km) and Fort James (5.9 km).
Does Hermitage Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.