The Hermitage is nestled in the pastural foothills of the Mountain, which provides cooling breezes. A meandering drive through the local village of Gingerland, we are set off the road and are serenely quiet, a short drive to beautiful beaches, the airport and the capital of Charlestown. Spectacular views, great hikes and walking trails and proximity to other inns and restaurants where you can dine. You will love our place for the feeling staying with family who want nothing but your comfort.
The rooms are all unique and located within replicas of old West Indian chattel houses and stone ruins. They offer large accommodations; with a king sized bed and private bath, private porch and a hammock. Some of these cottages are perfect for a couple but others can accommodate an additional person on the day beds in the sitting room. Like our other rooms, they are uniquely decorated with period antiques, traditional, old world comforts, bric-a-brac and four poster canopy beds.
Each room is full of sunlight, with shutters that open to views on all sides, up the mountain or down to the sea, and strategically located to catch the prevailing trade winds. Set among the rich gardens, fruit trees, palms and pool, they create a community of extraordinary loveliness and warmth. This is a place where fresh air works better than air conditioning.
Proudly screen-free, there are no televisions but, in a nod to modern communication, rooms have WIFI. They also have porches with hammocks where you can lie with a book and ignore your email. All rooms have small refrigerators, facilities for tea and coffee, and in-room safe.
Guests enjoy swimming in the pool, gathering on the terrace of the Main House for their meals, socializing in the sitting room, disappearing with a book in the library or a comfortable spot in the garden, a game of tennis on the tennis court, or sharing a drink and conversation at the bar or on one of our many porches.
Full Planters Breakfast from 8:00am to 10:30am on the verandah. The yogurt is homemade, the sausage is local, the West Indian Omelet is spicy, and the Coconut French Toast is justly famous.
Afternoon Tea and Rum Punch is served in the Great Room or one of the side porches. English teas or our own local bush teas, each with their own restorative effect. The Hermitage Carrot Cake is worth a trip.
Our rum punch deserves special mention. It is a 350 year old recipe that is made with only fresh mountain citrus and local rum. It is made in the morning and sampling has sometimes lead to drinking before noon.
With a resident manager and full staff, we are here for anything our guests need.
Fellow guests become holiday companions on the breakfast porch while planning daily adventures. In the evening, over a chilled glass of sweet relaxation, holiday companions become fast friends while recounting the one another’s adventures.
You will be on a first name basis with everyone here. Our Staff take pride in getting to know you and your preferences. Their care and concern about the little details will have you returning, year after year, to your country home in the Caribbean.
Of course you cannot come to the Caribbean without visiting our beaches, just a few short miles down the mountain side. The sparkling sea that surrounds this island sooner or later beckons everyone. All of the beaches are available for public use, although one or two access roads are privately owned and will be marked at such.
An historic Caribbean Great House turned boutique, plantation inn, The Hermitage is quirky, underrated and totally unique, and has been recognized as one of the Top Resorts in the Caribbean for the second year in a row by Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards.
Set in the serene foothills of the Mountain, yet minutes to nearby beaches, The Hermitage is an intimate hideaway with just 15 spacious, cottage-style accommodations.
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