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 island of Antigua, in the vicinity of Five Islands, You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. While Antigua has beaches that are more secluded than Hermitage Bay, it retains the right amount of intimacy and natural beauty to attract beachgoers.

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 plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the West coast of Antigua. It is near some interesting sites like Taino's & Millennium Galleries, which is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting 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.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 in the Jolly Harbour area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Jolly Harbour is the closest city and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist area, it shouldn't be that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your party are wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the following table shows the accommodation options closest to Hermitage Bay.

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


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Castaways. This restaurant offers both Asian and Creole dishes on the menu. They are also known for their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Hermitage Bay in Antigua.

Another location you may want to try is Hawksbill Bay, another great Antigua beach site.

Perhaps Hermitage Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Antigua you might like.


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