“If you like Pina Colada……
Holding hands in the rain”……
Thanks to Jimmy Buffett this could have been the theme tune of our recent holiday to Antigua, booked the day before Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean.
If your idea of holiday heaven is blue skies, lush green gardens, getaway from everyone rooms and food to tempt every palate……then Hotel Hermitage Bay is for you.
No pool aerobics, beach volleyball or jetskis……this isn’t the place for fun seekers .
Maybe early meditation followed by a yoga or pilates class is as energetic as it gets.
But if you’re happy in your own world – reading, sitting by the pool, strolling through the gardens (a guided tour can be arranged with the head gardener highlighting the kitchen garden) this might be the place for you.
For the first half our holiday, we stayed in a hillside suite – complete with outdoor shower (as anyone knows me will tell you I am not that girl, but it was quite lovely), private deck and plunge pool. Ideal for someone like myself who is quite happy not to speak to another person apart from Mr OGM for the first few days of my holiday.
The second half we stayed in a beach front suite. A more spacious room with a large deck a step away from the sandy cove and bright blue Caribbean sea.
A phrase often used in hotel reviews is that the staff couldn’t do enough for you. This truly is an understatement where the Hotel Hermitage Bay is concerned. From minute one, day one, they knew our names and seemed genuinely pleased to be part of the Hermitage Bay team. From finding a special table for dinner to an impromptu mini jump-up in the bar, we could not fault any member of staff. A trait of the Antiguan people is their wonderful sense of humour – and we felt the benefit of this ten fold.
I can’t recommend the Hotel Hermitage Bay highly enough. It’s not for everyone – the other guests were mostly young American honeymooners and older Brits, many returning to the hotel a second or third time. I definitely hope to go back one day.
Have a lovely day,