Hermitage Bay

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There's a serenity and quiet to Hermitage Bay, empty with the exception of the close by resort of the same name. It's a little known locale, with dark green hills on either side of the bay and a beautiful view of the turquoise Caribbean sea.

Located on the western edge of the island of Antigua, near Five Islands, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Hermitage Bay is by no means quiet and secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in Antigua either. This makes it a good option for travelers who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but also want to skip out on the crowds.

How to Access The Beach

Beautiful, quiet and close to Jennings village and Jolly Harbour, an off-road car is recommended for the journey to Hermitage Bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Undisturbed and not easily accessible, Hermitage Bay boasts a quiet atmosphere and an arc of perfectly white sand. The primary visitors to the Beach are guests of the Hermitage Bay resort, though the beach is still open to the public.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Set on the West coast of Antigua; it's located near attractions like Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. This museum is located easily within the range of a cab, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Hermitage Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Taino's & Millennium Galleries Art Gallery 1.3 mi. SSE Antigua
Jolly Harbour Golf Course Golf Course 1.3 mi. SSE Antigua
Casino at Jolly Beach Casino 1.6 mi. S Antigua
Royal Antiguan Gambling Arcade 2.6 mi. N Antigua
Greencastle Hill Park Historical Site 3.0 mi. E Antigua
Fort Barrington Historical Site 3.1 mi. N Antigua
Fort James Historical Site 3.7 mi. NE Antigua
King's Casino Casino 4.0 mi. NE Antigua
Gismary Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.0 mi. NE Antigua
ZEMI Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.0 mi. NE Antigua
Paradise Casino Casino 4.0 mi. NE Antigua
Asot's Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 4.1 mi. NE Antigua

Cities and Towns

Jolly Harbour is nearby and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do.


How many other people you encounter at Hermitage Bay will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those seeking a place to stay close to Hermitage Bay should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Hermitage Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hermitage Bay -- -- Resort
Tranquility Bay -- -- Hotel
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 1.6 mi. S Resort
Hawksbill Beach Resort 2.1 mi. N Resort
Sugar Ridge Resort Limited -- -- Hotel
Cocobay Resort 2.3 mi. S Resort
Cocos 2.4 mi. S Hotel
Galley Bay 2.4 mi. N Hotel
Grand Royal Antiguan Beach Resort 2.6 mi. N Hotel
Coconut Beach Club 2.9 mi. NNE Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. Castaways is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Asian and Creole dishes on the menu. They are also known for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Hermitage Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Castaways (268) 562-4446 Asian, Creole, International -- -- --
Peter's BBQ Steak House (268) 462-6026 Steak house -- -- --
Saffron Restaurant (268) 562-4781 Asian, Eclectic, Indian Fine Dining -- --
Al Porto (268) 562-7848 Italian -- -- --
Melini's Ristorante (268) 562-4173 Italian -- -- --
The Crow's Nest (268) 562-2637 International Very Casual -- --
Bocciolo Italian Restaurant (268) 462-0061 Italian -- 1.6 mi. S
Hemispheres International Restaurant (268) 462-0061 International -- 1.6 mi. S
Lydia's Caribbean Seafood Restaurant (268) 462-0061 Caribbean -- 1.6 mi. S
Ustav Indian Cuisine (268) 462-0061 Indian -- 1.6 mi. S
Sugar Club Restaurant (268) 484-3702 International Informal -- --
Carmichael's (268) 562-7700 ext. 329 Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Antigua has many beaches, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also enjoy Hawksbill Bay, another great beach choice in Antigua.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Antigua, but Hermitage Bay is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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