Hermitage Bay

The Ultimate Guide Of Hermitage Bay; Everything You Need To Know Before Your Visit

Are you ready to have the perfect Caribbean vacation? Check out the ultimate guide of Hermitage Bay for a perfect holiday.

Hermitage Bay is the perfect place to do everything and nothing at the same time. Discover this “all-inclusive”, 5-star luxury boutique resort in the heart of the Caribbean. Located in Antigua & Barbuda, nestled on the hillside of a hidden, sandy bay, where the scent of the fragrant ocean fills the air, the sound of waves rolling on the shore surrounds you, Hermitage Bay awaits for you. We will provide you with a full detailed guide of things you MUST do while staying in the resort so you enjoy the full Hermitage Bay experience.  


About The Resort

In 2003, Andy Thesen, the owner of Hermitage Bay and an avid environmentalist, embarked on the development of the bay with a strong sense of the responsibility he had to retain the spirit of this beautiful, unspoiled and peaceful place. A small team started to clear small areas on the hillside overlooking the bay by hand. Sustainable building materials were used for the construction, and the resort was built to blend in naturally with the bay. They still adhere to these principles today and make conscientious efforts to use solar energy technologies, natural detergents and beauty products, and locally grown fruits and vegetables. The team at Hermitage Bay is the heart and soul of the resort. They are caring, friendly, efficient, and discreet. But what makes them really special are the sincere smiles, genuine kindnesses, and unique personalities that shine through when you interact with them.

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Are you ready to dine at one of the Caribbean’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts? If it's authentic Antiguan dishes featuring freshly caught seafood or a romantic dinner in the moonlight, when it comes to dining, Hermitage Bay is all about creating moments that will stay with you forever. Their menus change daily but always combine local favorites with classic American dishes and modern European cuisine. They also offer plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes, and their Executive Chef can create personalized meal plans based on specific dietary requirements or personal fitness goals. And with many of their ingredients grown in their very own organic kitchen garden, you're guaranteed a true taste of the Caribbean.

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  • Restaurants & Lounge

Spend lazy mornings tucking into freshly prepared breakfasts at their beachfront restaurant, take lunch under the shade of the parasols in the poolside lounge, and enjoy afternoon cocktails and canapés as the sun begins to set. As darkness falls, head to the restaurant for candlelit dinners before dancing long into the night in the company of their steel drum, calypso, and jazz bands.

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  • Organic Kitchen Garden

Hermitage Bay believes in using the freshest ingredients in its restaurant. That's why they grow many of their own fruits, vegetables, and herbs right here on the resort in their organic kitchen garden. This ensures the quality of the products they use in their dishes and they even offer guided tours with their gardeners, for those looking to find out more.

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  • Daily Seasonal Dining

As an all-inclusive property, Hermitage Bay is all about ensuring that your stay with them is as carefree and effortless as possible. During your stay, you will enjoy limitless cocktails and beverages as well as a generous seasonal menu that changes daily. Whether you choose to dine poolside, or at their beautiful beachfront restaurant, their service is as warm as the Caribbean sunshine.

Each day you'll enjoy:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner from menus that change daily
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Canapés at cocktail hour
  • Beverages including premium branded drinks and a selection of house wines
  • A choice of pink or white French Champagne during the winter months and Prosecco in the summer
  • Deluxe branded drinks and a comprehensive wine list are offered at an additional charge. You can also arrange room service, private dining, and picnic lunches for an additional cost.



Experience the best of Antigua at Hermitage Bay with some of the island’s best teams that will provide you with a rich array of experiences so you can truly immerse yourself in the soul of the Caribbean. From cooking authentic Antiguan dishes using freshly picked produce from their organic kitchen garden to discovering the secrets of the bay's beautiful turquoise waters with one of their scuba diving sessions, there are a whole host of experiences for you to enjoy here in Antigua.

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  •  Cooking Demonstrations

Have a taste of the Caribbean in Hermitage’s Bay cooking demonstrations. Once a week, they host an outdoor cookery demonstration on the deck by the main pool. These sessions support their philosophy of recognizing how important food is to the Hermitage Bay experience and allow guests to witness their talented chefs cook authentic Caribbean dishes using locally sourced produce.

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  • Fishing

Caribbean deep sea fishing is second to none in the waters off Antigua, with marlin, kingfish, wahoo, and barracuda all commonly caught by fishermen.

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  • Scuba 

Discover an underwater paradise where you will see from tropical fish to vibrant, colorful reefs, there's so much to discover in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the nearby Cades Reef. You can take an open-water four-day certification course or for those who have never dived before, there are Discover Scuba one-day courses to give you a taste of the experience.


  • Water Sports

Explore the bay by water by doing the following non-motorized water sports, all of which are perfect for soaking up the sights and sounds of the bay:

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Hobie Cat sailing
  • Sunfish sailing

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  • Farm Tour

For guests that are interested in where the food on their plates comes from, they offer a guided tour of a farm belonging to one of their local fruit and vegetable suppliers, Mr. Christian. As well as having the opportunity to see and taste tropical fruits such as ackee, custard apple, West Indian cherry, guava, tamarind, and as many as 14 different types of mango, you'll be able to explore a truly authentic Antiguan small-holding.

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Have a secluded wellness retreat surrounded by fragrant, tropical gardens. Drawing influence from ancient wellness rituals and the beauty of the landscape that surrounds us, Hermitage Bay’s Garden Spa is a tranquil space designed to soothe the soul and help you reconnect with the world around you. Take some time out to indulge in a range of nourishing treatments, or try one of their pilates or yoga sessions overlooking the ocean.

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  • Garden Spa

Their peaceful retreat nestled high in the hillside offers a range of luxury treatments and bespoke healing rituals designed to bring about physical, emotional, and spiritual renewal.

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  • Meditation, Yoga & Pilates

Practice the art of mindfulness every morning with their complimentary pilates, yoga, and meditation classes, or enjoy a private session in the Garden Spa.

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  • Fitness Suite

Take some time out to energize your mind and body during your stay by making use of their range of state-of-the-art cardio, strength, and flexibility training equipment.

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So what are you waiting for? If you’re looking to have the perfect Caribbean getaway Hermitage Bay is the perfect place for you. Enjoy all of Hermitage’s Bay activities and experiences as you relax and renew while getting a tan and a fresh zip of piña colada.

This eco-luxury dream resort is part of our curated collection,  Eco Hotels & Resorts. If you want to learn more and make a reservation you can book through our site https://ecohotelsandresorts.com/hotels/hermitage-bay/

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