There is a true sense of arrival at Hermitage Bay from the moment guests enter the resort gate. Immediately the lush, local flora and fauna of the naturally landscaped grounds becomes center stage, bookended by a soaring hillside and white sandy beach. The light scents of flower blooms and jasmine tickle the senses as guests make their way through the tranquil mangroves up to the welcome pavilion, where the walls dramatically open up to the turquoise hued bay. The owner and developer’s true love for the raw space and appreciation for the natural island beauty can be found in all of the property details. All guest accommodations and public spaces are built into the hillside and beachfront where the “land dictated placement” rather than a blueprint, with each lodging and public space carved out by a hand machete, creating natural edifices rather than a resort full of foreign objects. All materials used have an eye towards preservation and environmental awareness, utilizing indigenous materials (such as dark wood), and installing energy conserving utilities and systems throughout.
To aid in guest relaxation, Hermitage Bay does not accept children under the age of 12, except for the period between July 1st to August 31st and December 1st to 28th when children aged 8 and above are welcome. Children may share with two adults in the Garden Suites, maximum of one child per suite
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Canapés, Snacks and Dinner
Freshly mixed cocktails, premium brand drinks, soft drinks and water
Poured house wine, French Champagne in high season and Prosecco in summer
Fully stocked minibar, replenished according to guest's preference
Room Service - available from 7:30am - 9.30pm. US $15 plus tax and service payable locally as tray charge.
Hermitage Bay is proud to offer guests an award-winning spa experience. Earning a ranking on Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List,” the spa provides travelers the perfect complement to their holiday experience. Located in a secluded section on the hillside, the freestanding spa is a tranquil oasis, yet brims with Caribbean vitality and energy. Similarly to the rest of the property, the spa utilizes the finest quality products, and incorporates local aromatherapy and ingredients into the services. The skilled therapists offer a wide range of body massages, holistic therapies and facial and body treatments.
There is a championship 18-hole Golf Course at Cedar Valley. Alternatively, a challenging 18 holes of golf may be played at Jolly Harbour, which is located adjacent to the hotel. Rounds, lessons, club rental and golf cart hire may be arranged.
The sparkling bay is a huge property draw, and what better way to enjoy it than through the water sports offered at the resort. The use of all equipment, along with instruction if needed, is provided complimentary to guests daily. Available water sports include: double and single kayaks, windsurfing, snorkeling, sunfish, paddleboards, and hobie cat sailing. In order to preserve the peace and tranquility at Hermitage Bay motorized sports are not offered or encouraged.
After many guest requests, Hermitage Bay has recently added a state of the art Fitness Center with a range of equipment from Technogym that satisfies the most avid gym users.
Complimentary Yoga classes are held at the Spa on Mondays and Fridays, 8.00am - 9.00am. There is a maximum of 6 guests per session, so please book your place at Reception. Individual classes may also be arranged, by appointment, through Reception (At an additional cost).
Tours and Excursions
During your orientation, information regarding tours and excursions in and around the island will be provided.
Please contact Reception for further information regarding tennis lessons at Jolly Harbour, which is located adjacent to the hotel.
Complimentary Pilates classes are held at the Spa on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7.45am - 8.45am. There is a maximum of 6 guests per session, so please book your place at Reception. Individual classes may also be arranged, by appointment, through Reception (At an additional cost).
Board games, books and playing cards may be obtained from the armoire in the Bar area. Please return items after use or hand them to your Personal Housekeeper prior to departure.
Barbuda day tour
It takes about 45 minutes across the water to have a look at Barbuda’s fine, pink sand beaches... You are sure to enjoy the cruise. Your friendly crew is delighted to serve you cool refreshments along the way. The layout of this luxury catamaran is comfortable and inviting, plenty of deck area both inside and outside. You can choose to relax in the sun or shade.
Unique eco-tour through Antigua's lush rainforest where you embark on an
unforgettable journey through the verdant forest, high above the trees. After being fully briefed by our experienced Rangers, who will also assist you with the required harness and equipment, your exhilarating tour of the rainforest journey can begin!
Full Canopy Tour - approximately 2 1/2 hours duration Your guided tour of the full 21-element experience starts at the architecturally pleasing Old Pump House with a walk over an 'Indiana Jones' inspired suspension bridge, which spans the gorge to the far bank and the start of the tour.
Is an ecological and historical tour of the North Sound area. During the tour
guests have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. Before lunch, a snorkeling lesson will be given for those who have not snorkeled before or who want a refresher. All equipment is supplied and crew members will accompany both guided snorkeling sessions after lunch.
High speed Miami Vice style run, through the amazing islands of the north
sound with its myriad coral reefs, the Stingray City Marine Park swim where you can have your picture taken actually holding one of these ancient and beautiful fish; the Robinson Crusoe style, buffet lunch at Green Island with your toes in the water; the tour of Nelson's Dockyard with your own on-board local historian; the guided snorkel trip at the awesome Pillars of Hercules with its volcanic boulders below the surface, and the swim and beach combing at the extremely secluded and beautiful Rendezvous Bay. This tour is done within the same timeframe as the Eco-Tour, and we manage to do this because our newest boat is FAST. Between stops our new boat will race you past the beaches and shores of Antigua so you'd better be a quick counter to get the 365! or this can be done on a Catamaran boat via a leisurely sail seeing all our beaches and stopping for lunch and snorkeling.