If you have ever imagined your own Caribbean hideaway, you will swoon upon arrival at Hermitage Bay. Hidden away on a stunning bay on the west coast of Antigua, this singular resort boasts just 25 individual Cottage Suites, blended into the natural landscape. Your sublime retreat might reside on the beach just steps from the water, or it may be tucked into the hillside with its own plunge pool. A casually elegant beachfront restaurant focuses on locally sourced ingredients, and a discreet, attentive staff tends to your every need.
On this pretty little corner of the island, you are just half an hour from the capital of St. John's, home to an inviting Saturday market and Nelson's Dockyard National Park, with its archaeology sites, nature trails and restored Georgian naval dockyard. You can learn about the history of the Caribbean islands at Dow's Hill Interpretation Center - or for an unforgettable day trip, take a helicopter to visit the volcano observatory at neighboring Montserrat.