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Jennings New Extension, Saint Mary's Antigua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 7 hotels in Saint Mary's
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
COVID-19 Update: In light of the uncertainty for travelers, we have revised our cancellation policy for new bookings so that there are no penalties for cancellations at least 8 days before arrival. For existing bookings, we are allowing postponement of your stay for up to 12 months. Conde Nast Traveler 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. Daily a la carte menus 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)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Windsurfing
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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SheepBoss wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The Food is truly exceptional alongside very good service. The Bar is enjoyable & friendly. local Music good. Setting amazing. Beach very clean and well managed. Good Gym. All round this is first class hotel that can be highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear sheepBoss1 Thank you very much for taking the time to write and post your review. We're delighted to hear that you found the hotel of such a high standard and thank you for sharing your thoughts with the world. Best wishes Andy Thesen
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ccmcdonald12 wrote a review Dec 2020
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
Hermitage is everything we could ever dreamed of for our honeymoon. Top-notch views and service - could go on and on about the incredible food as well. You are treated like royalty here and all staff goes above and beyond with anything you may need. Plenty of things to do around like excursions if that is your style, but more than enough peace & quiet to relax. Cannot recommend Hermitage enough!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Dear ccmcdonald12 Thank you very much for posting a review. We are delighted to hear that your honeymoon was such a success. We hope those memories stay with you for many years to come. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Andy Thesen
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JWB wrote a review Dec 2020
Flower Mound, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
I cannot begin to express my thanks to all the Hermitage Bay staff, from top to bottom, for what I feel was an extremely successful trip during these trying times. The attention to detail this resort is known for carried right over into being diligent about every guest and staff member's health in this new day of constant cleaning and disinfecting. The entire property is immaculate. A great deal of thought has gone into laying out a strategic plan for keeping all of the staff and guests safe and healthy. Masks are the norm throughout the resort, with all staff. All of the guests followed suit and wore a mask whenever they moved about the resort and around others. We felt completely safe, yet not overburdened by the experience of wearing a mask. The restaurant, bar, lounge, and pool areas are open-air and expansive for the number of guests the resort will accommodate. If you want to escape away to a place where you can relax away from the day-to-day strains of this pandemic-Hermitage Bay is your respite. Now, the really good stuff. Since Hermitage Bay is setting a very high standard on their COVID protocols, we were able to have one of the greatest travel experiences we have ever had. All of the 5 Star reviews you read are accurate. Even before Lisa greeted us at the airport, I knew we were in good hands. Judith had worked with me back and forth for weeks over email. She made sure that everything was completely set up before we arrived. From a special suite request (suite 25), a 50th birthday dinner, an anniversary dinner, and in-room couples spa treatment, all the way down to extra diet cokes in our fridge. The service was impeccable! The food was delicious. The variety and creativity of the chef were evident in the menu changes daily. (We loved our cooking class with Sugar!) We often had Jilian as our server, and she was wonderful. So sweet, with just a hint of deadpan sarcasm, seemingly reserved just for me, first thing in the morning. This and my daily porridge started each day out with a smile. The beach is quiet and secluded. I never got tired of sitting in a lounger looking out at the yachts anchored in the small protected bay. Devin, Geron, George, Anthony, Stoney and Levique were wonderful and we loved getting to know them all. We never "wanted" for anything whether we were by the ocean or the resort pool or our own plunge pool. We were sad to leave, but like everyone said..."You must leave so you can return."
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Dear JWB Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review and express your thoughts. We are all delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were particularly pleased to hear that you found our COVID protocols made you feel safe. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Best wishes Andy
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Lauren wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I spent 4 days here as a brief escape from the London Winter just prior to the third lockdown, and it was everything we needed for the perfect escape from what has been a very tough year. From start to finish everything about our stay was perfect, including the express airport immigration check out, a saviour given the long queue while everyone’s covid tests were checked. We stayed in a hilltop pool suite, with the most stunning views. It was such a treat waking up to that view every day and I highly recommend paying more for the hilltop room, we definitely felt it was worth it. We didn’t leave the property (other than a brief morning scuba diving) and spent our days switching between the beach and the pool in our villa. The beach is also lovely - maybe not quite as spectacular as some other places in the Caribbean that I’ve been (eg Anguilla and Turks & Caicos), but still really beautiful, clean water and the location of Hermitage is perfect as it’s very secluded so the beach is used almost exclusively by hotel guests even though there are no private beaches. Onto the food. I am usually not a fan of ‘all inclusive’ places but here it was done well - good selection of food and decent enough wines, thankfully no buffet and the menu changed daily. We felt it the whole stay was really good value for money. Now onto the staff, which is what really sets Hermitage Bay apart from other places - I cannot praise the staff highly enough. They were all so welcoming, friendly and professional, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome and accommodate all requests. As our flight was leaving at 10pm, they even arranged a different room for us on the last day when we had to check out of our room, something I’ve never had before. We’ve both stayed at many five star hotels all over the world and I think the staff here were some of the best I’ve come across! We chose Antigua mostly because of the direct flight from London and the relatively long covid testing window compared with other Caribbean countries, but when Covid has passed we will definitely be coming back to Hermitage Bay as it exceeded all expectations! For now we can only look back at the photos while stuck inside during another lockdown. Thank you to Hermitage Bay and all the amazing staff for a brief escape from the misery of 2020 - can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Lozzie Thank you very much for writing a review. It seems your timing was perfect for escaping London's winter and lockdown. It's amazing how easy it is to do a short break from the UK all the way to the Caribbean. I do hope you had a good Christmas despite the more stringent rules. We look forward to welcoming you back very shortly. Best wishes Andy
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squarebody wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had the privilege of visiting Hermitage Bay from 12/12/20-12/19/20. Judith in reservations promptly answered all of our questions prior to arrival. Every detail was meticulously cared for including emailing us the correct Customs & Immigration form prior to travel. The airline gave all passengers on our plane the incorrect form, but thanks to Hermitage Bay we had the correct information. The VIP welcome at the airport allowed us to traverse the airport in less than 15 minutes. We were extremely impressed! The staff went out of their way to ensure our stay was flawless. Any request was met with a quick response & prompt follow through. The staff remembered our names, drink preferences, preferred table & dining times, dietary requirements, suite numbers & cleaning preferences during the duration of our stay. Everyone asked us if everything was good & if we needed anything. We were nervous to travel during COVID-19, but the staff put all of our worries to rest with the level of care & cleanliness shown throughout the resort. Our safety was their top priority. Our beachfront suite was beautiful. We especially loved the outdoor shower & ocean front veranda. Our housekeeper Camilla meticulously cleaned every inch of our suite daily. We were so impressed with the level of cleanliness & attention to detail that she maintained! The chef’s are absolutely amazing! They created Michelin star quality cuisine that was second to none. We especially loved the goat cheese & spinach omelette as well as Eggs Benedict for breakfast; snapper, mahi-mahi and fried stuffed chicken breast for lunch; lamb shank, lobster and pasta for dinner. Every plate was impeccable! George & Garon the beach attendants were excellent. George never stopped moving our entire stay. The flag service offered at the beach was attentive without being intrusive. Levi, Simone, Stoney & Jemoll at the bar were the dream team! Levi was a world class mixologist. We loved his personality. Simone was so kind & sweet. Every night we looked forward to interacting with them. Galloway & Jamiel in Watersports provided us with excellent boat tours. We enjoyed conversing with them. They were knowledgeable tour guides. We really appreciate boat tours being complementary during our stay. Koshane was a standout. He helped in many areas of the resort. We loved his personality. He coined us the “golden couple.” Jilian, Annis, Loretta, Elizabeth, Patricia, Sandy, Melesia, Shanteica, Shebekie & Annette were all superstars in hospitality. We looked forward to seeing them daily. We will miss hearing stories about their children & families. Kimpton addressed the only issue we had promptly. In our review we listed some staff members we encountered in a hope management will reward their talents. We apologized if we accidentally left anyone out or spelled anyone’s name incorrectly. Everyone truly offered us exemplary customer service. We will miss Spark Plug & Snowflake. We cried when we had to leave as we felt like we had become family. Thank you for an amazing vacation! Hope to see you all soon!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear squarebody Thank you very much for posting a review. Thank you so much for your comprehensive review. We're delighted to hear that you found your stay excellent. Many of the staff mentioned were delighted to see their names included. We have a wonderful team here and they all recognise that cooperation and collaboration enables us to provide the best levels of service we can. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. With kind regards Andy Thesen
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PRICE RANGE
$1,254 - $1,944 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hermitage bay hotel st. john`s, hermitage bay st johns, hermitage bay antigua
LOCATION
CaribbeanAntigua and BarbudaAntiguaSaint Mary's
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hermitage Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Hermitage Bay?
Nearby attractions include Ffryes Beach (2.4 miles), Valley Church Beach (1.9 miles), and Galley Bay Beach (2.6 miles).
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 Jacqui O's BeachHouse, Fred's Belgian Waffles and Ice Cream, and Sheer Rocks.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hermitage Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Hermitage Bay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hermitage Bay offers an airport shuttle 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hermitage Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hermitage Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Barrington (3.1 miles) and Fort James (3.7 miles).