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Hermitage Bay

The intimate, privately-owned Hermitage Bay is comprised of just 25 luxury cottages so that "even at its busiest, the place seems remote and quaint." Whether visiting for the first time or returning or hosting an unforgettable destination wedding or honeymoon, you'll enjoy a sort of members-only exclusivity and "sensation of belonging" as if the hotel was built for a select few. Tucked into a beautiful bay in one of the most secluded corners of Antigua, it is perfect for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Spanning 16 acres of lush tropical gardens, our eco-chic, luxury hotel provides all the comforts of a 5 star resort without compromising the natural habitat that thrives around it. Our open-air facilities, extensive beach and detatched rooms allow you to unwind in isolated luxury, perfect for desintination wedding events.

Each of the 8 beachfront cottages features a spacious split level lounge and patio, while the large wrap-around decks and private plunge pools of the 17 hillside pool suites afford the added luxury of soaking up the Caribbean sun from the privacy of your own sun bathing deck.

Whether enjoying lunch by the pool, dining in the beachfront restaurant, or having breakfast in bed, every meal feels privately catered. The menus change daily and feature freshly squeezed local juices, locally grown produce, and organic ingredients. At the resort, entrées are prepared to order, special requests are encouraged, and the kitchen is always open.

Beach-From their base at the far end of the beach, the water sports staff are always on hand. Noted for their engaging personalities and zest for life, they "truly love their jobs and enjoy whisking you away on a motorboat" to explore the nearby bays. With a number of remote, unspoilt beaches around the luxury spa resort, one of the more popular excursions is the "deserted island experience" – albeit complete with picnic lunch, sun umbrella and "rescue" at your leisure.

Lounge-Often noted for its remarkable ability to calm even the most restless of minds, the lounge area is the ideal place to unwind with a cup of tea or a good book. Set on the edge of the white sand beach, this open-air pavilion is arguably one of the hotel’s most powerful amenities. With the infinity pool on its right, the calm shimmering waters of the bay to the left and the Caribbean Sea extending for miles in front, one cannot help but give in to the commanding views.

Room Service-Without a doubt, the often-elusive luxury of breakfast in bed or catered dining in private comfort is one of the pampered 5 star experiences most look forward to whilst on holiday. With spacious beachfront cottages just steps away from the sea and hillside suites that feature private pools and sundecks, spending all day in the room is a perfectly suitable - and popular - option at Hermitage Bay.

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

Accolades & Press Releases

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"What really makes this resort special is a combination of ingredients (design, location, sea, mountains, beach, food etc) and the people who manage it"

Though only recently opened, Hermitage Bay is already a proud recipient of numerous awards and guest accolades. Humbled by each commendation, we take great pride in our unique property and the staff role in supporting its success. In recognition of the high standard to which Hermitage Bay is held, we continuously aim to exceed guest expectations.

Below is a list of awards the hotel has received since opening in Spring of 2007.

• 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 #1 on TripAdvisor in Antigua
• 2011 CNN Travel's Top Ten Romantic Carribbean Retreats
• 2009 #2 spot in Brides’ 10 Sexiest Resorts in the World
• 2009 The Tatler Travel Guide Best 101 Hotels in the World
• 2009 Andrew Harper Hideaway Report Grand Award Winner
• 2009 Travel + Leisure 50 Best Romantic Getaways
• 2008 Condé Nast World Traveller UK Hot Hotel List
• 2008 Condé Nast World Traveller US Hot Hotel List
• 2008 Condé Nast World Traveller UK Hot Spa List
• 2008 TripAdvisor No 3 Best All-Inclusive Hotel in the World

For more information on weddings and honeymoons at this property please complete the CONTACT US form.

Weddings

"I was the most laid back I have ever been in my whole life and literally just stepped into my dress on the day of my wedding"

Our striking beach wedding location with uninterrupted sea views, and tropical garden wedding locations, there is no more romantic place to exchange vows than at Hermitage Bay. Offering a variety of picturesque wedding locations and an experienced wedding coordinator, we cater for small weddings in keeping with the hotel’s personal appeal and peaceful setting.

With our policy of hosting only one destination wedding per week, we are able to dedicate full attention to each wedding, allowing the bride and groom to focus on being together, while absorbing the ultimate romantic experience. "There is a subtle attention to detail about everything this hotel offers" and this fact is not lost on couples who are free to prepare for their ceremony in a laid-back, stress free environment, confident that all will be beautifully arranged on their behalf.

Our Destination Wedding Package includes the following:

  • Complimentary upgrade from a Beachfront Cottage Suite to a Hillside Pool Suite with private pool and sunbathing deck
  • Personal assistance in obtaining a marriage license
  • Government fees, registrar costs and ceremony costs
  • Marriage Officer to perform ceremony
  • Bridal Bouquet of fresh tropical flowers & Groom’s Boutonniere
  • Ceremony at a location of your choice at Hermitage Bay, decorated with tropical flora
  • Two tiered Caribbean wedding cake and a bottle of French Champagne
  • Private, romantic dinner on your wedding night in a candle lit setting on our pristine beach
  • Champagne Wedding breakfast served on your veranda to celebrate your first day of marriage
  • Original state-issued birth certificate or a valid passport
  • All pages of the court certified final divorce decree, if applicable
  • State issued death certificates with related marriage certificate, if applicable
  • Legal name changes or legal adoptions papers, if applicable

All legal documents must be in English or legally translated into English. All translated documents must be from a legal translator with letterhead, stamp and seal from the translator’s office. All couples must hand carry all original state-issued and/or court certified documents with raised/embossed seals & stamps.

Priya and David got married and spent their honeymoon at Hermitage Bay and they now have a beautiful baby daughter.

Vanessa Hall, whom we highly recommend, did their wedding photography and this is one shot we particularly like.

 

For more information on weddings and honeymoons at this property please complete the CONTACT US form


Honeymoons

"For a honeymoon when all you care about is rest and romance, Hermitage Bay is perfect"

Leaving the stress and excitement of wedding plans and parties behind, newlyweds will find absolute pleasure with a honeymoon in the secluded cove and private suites at Hermitage Bay. Our collection of cosy, individual cottages are luxuriously appointed and perfectly romantic, creating the ideal honeymoon destination. As one guest said, "if you are celebrating your honeymoon, your engagement, or just your relationship, and you want to selfishly steal all of your significant others' time with no distractions (except for the truly amazing view)", then Hermitage Bay in Antigua is where you want to be.

Featuring a stylish décor, rich, wood panelled walls and soft ambient lighting, our suites exude sensuality. The Beachfront Cottages open to the white sand beach and sea, both of which are often vacant and always inviting. With private plunge pools and sun decks, shaded outdoor living spaces and daybeds framed by sheer white curtains, the Hillside Pool Suites are the ultimate romantic escape. As if living on your own private island, you’ll find it easy to forget the world, abandon your inhibitions and enjoy living in the moment.

Hidden by lush vines, the outdoor showers are like tropical rain baths – exhilarating and refreshing. Our aromatic bath soaps have been carefully chosen for their ability to stimulate the senses and fill the large, cavernous bath with long-lasting, luxuriant bubbles. Plush bathrobes and bedroom slippers are provided for relaxing on the patio or balcony whilst sipping champagne and watching the sunset. From the secluded bay and natural beauty to our luxuriously appointed, rustic facilities and ensuite amenities, Hermitage Bay "is delivering exactly what people want these days" and provides all the ingredients for a blissful and unforgettable honeymoon in Antigua.

For more information on weddings and honeymoons at this property please complete the CONTACT US form


 
   
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