Far away from the usual resort crowds, enjoy a holiday relaxing in charming rooms or your own private cottage, sharing the Great House, pool and other facilities with just a few other guests. An intimate experience to rest, decompress, and discover the healing tranquility of island breezes. For independent or the quietly adventurous, love blossoms, creativity blooms, souls reconnect, thoughts calm and memories embed.
The Luxury Gingerbread Cottages at The Hermitage are replicas of old West Indian chattel houses. They offer larger accommodations; with a master bedroom and bath, a separate sitting room, private porch and a kitchenette. Some of these cottages are perfect for a couple but others can accommodate families with additional sleeping 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 colonial cottage and 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.
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.
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.