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Discover Antigua and Barbuda, a West Indies paradise known for its pink- and white-sand beaches, while staying with Inspirato at our hotel: the eco-friendly, all-inclusive Hermitage Bay. This five-star boutique hotel is nestled amid 140 acres of tropical gardens on the western coast of Antigua.
Spend your days indulging in fine dining on site, snorkeling in the turquoise waters just offshore, enjoying live entertainment, or relaxing with a pampering massage at the spa. Hermitage Bay offers a luxurious oasis ideal for beach lovers and couples.
Five-time winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, the lovingly staffed Hermitage Bay is a five-star boutique hotel on the impressive shores of west Antigua. Located next to a peaceful cove at the end of a private road, the ecologically minded resort provides its visitors with 140 acres of paradise. Friendly and engaging islanders, warm and steady winds, historical shipwrecks and duty-free shopping are just a few of the draws to this comforting retreat. Antigua is a refuge of pink and white sand beaches, 365 in total, providing a different place to explore on the the coastline for every day of the year.
The friendly and gentle stingrays at Stingray City have been posing for photo ops with travelers for years. In a shallow pool of white sand, you'll feed the rays and snorkel to see them in action.
At these stables in English Harbour, make a reservation for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of riding bareback in the ocean. The horses are well-cared for and the riding sessions are led by an experienced equestrian.
Paddle in paradise in Seatons Village at Mercers Creek. On a half-day ecotour that begins on a motorboat and ends with a kayak, you'll also have the chance to snorkel and enjoy a nature hike on an uninhabited island.
The hotel's kitchen features organic produce from an on-site garden. You'll find tomatoes, spinach, okra, cucumbers and more in the dishes you order at the restaurant or lounge. Informal tours of the hotel garden are also offered.
On the eastern side of the island near Bethesda, the Donkey Sanctuary is a wonderful day trip for children and animal lovers. Offering safe haven and care for the island's donkeys, you can visit any day except Sunday.
On Mondays and Fridays at 7:30 a.m., the hotel offers a guided dawn meditation on the deck of the spa from 8 to 9 a.m., stretch in a yoga class. Pilates is also available; ask your hotel concierge for a schedule.
The national dish of Antigua and Barbuda is fungie, a cornmeal-based food similar to polenta. Other local favorites you will encounter include tamarind stew made of Indian dates, Jamaica-inspired jerk meats, saltfish and lobster.
To navigate from Antigua to Barbuda, take the Barbuda Express, a ferry capable of transporting 50 passengers at a time. The journey takes about 90 minutes and runs five days a week. Ask your hotel concierge for information.
The Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the local currency in Antigua and Barbuda but you can expect almost all restaurants, shops and vendors to accept major credit cards. Should you find yourself in need of cash, make a withdrawal at the airport when you arrive.
Antigua and Barbuda are well-known for their breathtaking beaches, which exceed 350 on the two islands alone. The natural inlet on the western side of Antigua is the most striking and significant of them all.
While they enjoy the same pleasant temperatures and sunny skies as their Caribbean comrades, Antigua and Barbuda benefit from lower-than-average rainfall and humidity. You'll likely find an ideal setting for sailing and other water sports whenever you visit. Of course, some storms and precipitation do occur, most often from June through October.