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 side of the island of Antigua, close to Five Islands, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. At Hermitage Bay, you'll find everything you need for a stress-free afternoon on the beach, without straying too far from the town proper.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Antigua. It's located near Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is one of a number of area's attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda. This museum is located easily reached by taxi away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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
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
The Museum of Antigua and Barbuda Museum 4.2 mi. NE Antigua

Cities and Towns

Hermitage Bay is very close to Jolly Harbour, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Jolly Harbour, a city which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


How many other people you encounter at Hermitage Bay will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Those seeking a place to stay not far from Hermitage Bay are in luck, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest booking options by perusing those listed below.

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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is Castaways. The restaurant offers both Asian and Creole cuisines. They are also known for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Hermitage Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Castaways (268) 562-4446 Asian, Creole, International -- -- --
Al Porto (268) 562-7848 Italian -- 1.3 mi. SE
Peter's BBQ Steak House (268) 462-6026 Steak house -- -- --
Saffron Restaurant (268) 562-4781 Asian, Eclectic, Indian Fine Dining -- --
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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Antigua besides Hermitage Bay.

Vacationers may also want to visit Hawksbill Bay, which is an additional nearby Antigua destination.

Maybe Hermitage Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Antigua you might like.


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