Privately-owned and totally exclusive, Hermitage Bay offers its guests a privileged experience that cannot be found anywhere else. Home to just 25 luxury cottages, even at peak times it feels remote and quiet. Maybe this is your first time, or you are a regular, you can enjoy that ‘members only’ sensation, and feel as if it were built for just a select few. Sheltered in a secluded bay on Antigua, it allows its guests to totally escape the stresses and problems of modern life.
Set in 16 acres of lush and landscaped gardens, the eco-chic style is evident everywhere you look, while providing all the luxury of a 5 star resort. The environment is not compromised and worked in harmony with the accommodation and open-air facilities on offer. The 8 beach-front cottages feature a spacious two level lounge and patio, while the large wrap-around sun decks of the 17 hillside suites, complete with private plunge pools, afford you the added luxury and convenience of soaking up the sun on your very own sun bathing deck.
Total convenience with your meal options means you can enjoy lunch by the pool, dinner while enjoying the views from the beach-front restaurant, or opting for breakfast in bed. Everything will feel privately catered. With daily changing menus featuring fresh, locally grown and organic ingredients, you can be sure of a healthy and delicious selection. At the resort, entrees are prepared to order, special requests and encouraged and the kitchen is always open.
Accommodation at Hermitage Bay consists of 25 individual cottages that begin on the edge of the beach and spread discreetly up the hillside as if carved out of nature. In keeping with the resort philosophy, each has been constructed with purpleheart, greenheart, and other woods harvested from sustainably managed forests in Guyana. All rooms feature open floor plans, outdoor showers, and screened louvres in place of glass doors and windows – prompting guests to describe them as luxurious cabins or high-end tree-houses.
Whilst each suite faces the sea, the views vary from tranquil tropical gardens and a white sand beach to spectacular panoramas of the bay, natural mangroves and a distant harbour. The décor is simple and unassuming; pristine white Italian linens, plush ivory cushions and light, textured walls soften the rich hues of the floorboards, large, comfortable furniture and vaulted ceilings.
Deluxe amenities complement the rooms’ naturally beautiful, rustic charms. Elegant, mesh canopies adorn king size beds draped in luxurious Italien linens by Rivolta Carmignani. There are Green and Blacks chocolates in the mini-bars and Aromatherapy Associates bath soaps on the oversized, freestanding bathtubs. For your convenience and comfort, rooms are also equipped with an iPod docking station, 26″ flat screen TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Restaurants & Bars
One of Hermitage Bay’s most distinguishing qualities is our commitment to serve delicious meals made from the freshest, highest quality ingredients. As avid travellers accustomed to world-class cuisine, we consider dining to be an integral part of the holiday experience and hold the restaurant ambiance, service and cuisine to the highest of international standards. Under the direction of our seasoned yet ever-curious executive chef, Hermitage Bay offers a varied menu of Caribbean favourites, American classics, and modern European fare with an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Our multi-tiered, al fresco restaurant is quintessentially Caribbean. Set up against the beach, it is just another picturesque element of the property, offering unobstructed views of the bay and a perfectly intimate setting. Though the restaurant is one of the hotel’s most charming attributes, you may also enjoy dining by the pool, in the lounge, or on the beach. Room service, private dining under the stars, and picnic lunches are available as an additional service. Regardless of setting our staff go to great lengths to ensure that every meal is artfully presented and just delicious.
Recognizing that true 5 star dining is not limited to fois gras and caviar, the chefs at Hermitage Bay create savoury entrées that are ideally suited to our guiding principles. The menus change daily, so that each meal becomes an occasion to sample different flavours and try original recipes. Local produce, poultry, and seafood are used liberally in accordance with our effort to minimize food miles. With so much emphasis placed on fresh, high quality ingredients and made-to-order entrées, the food is what you would expect from a 5-star restaurant, not an all-inclusive resort.
The Beauty Salon and Spa offers a variety of relaxing treatments for both women and men. The Salon and Spa Treatments Menu consists of massages, facials, wraps, manicures, pedicures, and more.
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