Kick Back and Relax this Winter at Hermitage Bay, Antigua

- Melissa Mewdell,

Hermitage Bay Resort in Antigua
January and February are the perfect months to escape the cold and enjoy the warm, azure waters of the Caribbean. Hermitage Bay on the beautiful island of Antigua is an eco-friendly hotel designed for guests who really want to discover the natural beauty of the region.

Hermitage Bay is one of the most luxurious hotels in Antigua, and prides itself on its green initiatives and building practices, locally sourced food for its restaurant and secluded, lush location.

Found on the west coast of the island, Hermitage Bay overlooks the Caribbean Sea. The resort has 25 spacious Cottage Suites set within 140 acres of undeveloped tropical land. In fact, its location is one of the major things that make this resort stand out – guests are left with a totally relaxing sense of being far away in a private, tropical paradise.

If you really want a to take the experience of seclusion even further, the water sports team can drop you off by boat at one of the many deserted beaches surrounding the hotel with a picnic. Someone will come and pick you up when you are ready to go home.

Health and eco-conscious guests will really enjoy dining at Hermitage Bay. The resort uses organic, locally sourced ingredients for its cuisine, which is not only excellent for the local economy, but the environment as well.

hermitage-bay_7320_02In addition, nothing is wasted at Hermitage Bay – the property composts on site and participates in a pig feeding program with a local farmer to ensure food scraps are always recycled. The hotel grows its own herbs on site and guests can expect a memorable experience when sampling any of award-winning Chef Dezi Banhan’s culinary masterpieces.

The suites, which are perfect for extended stays on Antigua, boast gorgeous views of the island.

If privacy and seclusion is what you’re looking for, be sure to stay at one of Hermitage’s Hillside Cottage Suites. These cottages have private plunge pools complete with sunbathing areas and chaises, a wrap-around deck and (one of our favourite features) an outdoor “garden shower”, which allows guests to bathe under the stars.

Sunset at Hermitage Bay, Antigua ResortSun worshipers may want to check out the Beachfront Cottage Suites, which are found right along the sand. Major features of these suites include prime beach access and extensive terraced verandas with daybeds – perfect for relaxing, reading or star gazing.

After enjoying the grounds at Hermitage Bay, be sure to indulge in a spa treatment at its award-winning spa. This hotel’s spa is not to be missed as it made Conde Nast Traveler’s “Hot List”. You’ll find it on a secluded hillside.

In keeping with Hermitage’s philosophy, they are about to launch a new spa product line from Dorissima which uses only organic ingredients.

Remember that if you’re staying more than three nights, you can make use of the complimentary VIP ‘meet and greet’ at the airport and free transfers to and from the resort.

What a way to relax this winter!

  1. Andy Thesen says:

    Great job Melissa. I like your style.