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Hermitage Bay - Luxury holidays to Antigua

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  • About this holiday

    Hermitage Bay Antigua is recommended by Expressions Holidays to those seeking ultimate luxury beside a stunning beach. With just 30 cottage suites this is a very exclusive getaway, offering an elegant full-length decked veranda in each cottage, some with personal plunge pool. Hermitage Bay prides itself on its calming and sophisticated ambience, only allowing children 14 and over to stay at the hotel. The peaceful atmosphere extends to watersports where only non-motorised sports are allowed. Complimentary tuition for these non-motorised sports is available to all guests at Hermitage Bay.

    The journey and how you get there


    Fresh fruit on arrival, evening canapes, cold towels and water on departure, water sports equipment and tuition, a range of land sports and fitness classes, live entertainment, weekly cooking course/demonstration with the chef, tours of the hotel's organic garden and/or main garden, live entertainment and Wifi in suites and all public areas.

    Included in your holiday

    Expression Holidays include scheduled flights London to Antigua with British Airways in World Traveller or Virgin Atlantic in economy, private return car transfer between airport and hotel and full board with drinks.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Hermitage Bay are per person based on two people sharing a Garden double or twin room
    Low season: From £4,150 for 7 nights
    High season: From £5,970 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Garden Suite 15% Early Booking Offer for Antigua 2019
      Book 60 days or more prior to arrival and receive a 15% discount on stays from 1 April 2019 until 23 August 2019, and 10 October 2019 until 20 December 2019. Blackout dates apply. Garden Suites only. Restrictions apply.
    • Honeymoon room upgrade for Antigua 2019
      Book now and receive a complimentary room upgrade from Garden Suite to Beachfront Suite on honeymoon stays from 1 April 2019 until 23 August 2019, and 10 October 2019 until 20 December 2019. An exciting range of other benefits are also available. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.
    • Up to a 15% discount for repeat Hermitage Bay bookers 2018 and 2019
      Book now and receive up to a 15% discount on stays from 1 June 2018 until 20 December 2018, and from 4 January 2019 until 20 December 2019. Repeat clients only. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.
    • Complimentary room upgrade Antigua for summer 2019
      Book now and receive a complimentary upgrade from Garden Suite to Beachfront Suite, or Beachfront Suite to Hillside Pool Suite, on stays from 15 March 2019 until 20 December 2019. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.
    • 15% Early Booking Offer for 2019
      Book 60 days prior to arrival and receive a 15% discount on stays from 1 April 2019 until 23 August 2019, and from 10 October 2019 until 20 December 2019. Minimum stay of 7 nights. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.
    • Complimentary upgrade for honeymoon stays in 2019
      Book now and receive a complimentary upgrade from Garden Suite to Beachfront Suite on honeymoon stays from 1 April 2019 until 23 August 2019, and from 10 October 2019 until 20 December 2019. Restrictions apply.
    • 20% Discount Offer(1)
      Book a stay of 7 nights or more before the 28th February 2019 for stays until the 21st December 2019 and receive a 20% discount off our contract rates. This offer is not combinable with any other offers. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Hermitage Bay in Antigua is an intimate, charming and luxurious hideaway

    Hotel description

    Hermitage Bay in Antigua opened during the last few years and is a luxurious boutique resort of just 30 individual, cottage suites landscaped into the natural beauty of a bay and hillside of tropical gardens overlooking the white sand beach which is 1200 feet long. The bay was discovered a few years ago by the current owners of the hotel in one of the most secluded corners of Antigua and the land had been in private ownership for over a hundred years. The cottages nestle into the hillside and also are landscaped along the beach facing the beautiful white sand. Hermitage Bay is managed by people who have worked in Antigua for many years and they have selected their staff carefully for their friendliness and efficiency. Service is discreet and attentive. Your days can be spent on the beach, partaking of some of the non-motorised water sports on offer (no motorised ones are available to maintain the peaceful environment), enjoying a spa treatment, either in the peaceful ambience of the spa itself or the privacy of your beachfront or hillside pool suite, or even lounging by the pool or in a private area of the gardens. Hermitage Bay's beachside restaurant, tiered at different levels to afford each table a spectacular view, serves a varied menu of both Caribbean favourites and modern European with the emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Lunch is also offered around the shaded patio and pool areas. The cottage suites are detached and are built from tropical hardwoods and have shingle roofs. They are decorated in white and neutral shades and have contemporary colonial furnishings. The hillside suites have a spacious deck area that incorporates open air lounge area, dining area and day beds. In addition these suites have their own plunge pool and panoramic sea views. The beach cottages are located in two rows just back from the beach and all have a large veranda with day bed. Hermitage Bay is a charming, luxurious, intimate hideaway, quite unique for Antigua.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Closure dates for 2019 are 31 August to 9 October.

    Distance from airport

    35 minutes by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Hermitage Bay offers 30 Cottage Suites with King bed, Air-conditioning, Ceiling fan, Living and sleeping area opening onto a full-length decked veranda, Bathroom with indoor bath, Garden shower, Electronic safe, Mini-bar, Tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV, DVD player, iPod dock.
    Room categories are as follows.
    Garden Suite: Located in the second row with a partial sea view, large veranda and bathroom featuring a bath and an open air shower.
    Beachfront Cottage Suite: Located in the first row with a full sea view, large veranda and open plan bathroom featuring a bath and an open air shower.
    Hillside Pool Suite suite: Situated on the hillside for complete privacy and stunning views, this suite features a sunbathing deck and personal plunge pool. 

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at Hermitage Bay include: Beach, Restaurant, Bar, Beach and pool service, Fitness centre, Yoga and Pilates classes, Personal Trainer, Spa, Beauty treatments, Non-motorised water sports, Swimming pool, Room service, Gift shop, Weekly cooking course, Garden tours, Live entertainment, Private beach dinner. Honeymoon packages are available for pre-booking. Weddings can be arranged.

    Water sports

    Complimentary: Use of water sports equipment including hobie cat and sunfish sailing, snorkelling, paddle boards, windsurfing and kayaking (with tuition).

    Land sports

    Complimentary: Yoga, pilates, meditation (on alternate days).

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Jolly Harbour is about 10 minutes away and St John’s about 30 minutes away.

    Sports nearby

    Golf, Tennis, Sailing, Fishing, Scuba diving.


    Children under the age of 14 are not allowed to stay at the hotel. Children aged 14 to 16 are accepted year-round. They are only permitted to stay in a Garden Suite or Beachfront Suite.

    Minimum stays

    For arrivals between the festive season, 21 December to 4 January, there is a 7 night minimum stay. For the rest of the year, there is a minimum stay of 3 nights.

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