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... a reported ten million dollars during that time; WOW! Eric Clapton has a beautiful sprawling mansion that’s camouflaged on a mountain top. Clapton also built a luxury rehab hospital here that’s free for the islanders, but very pricey for the rich and famous. Clapton spends six months of the year here on the island. One of the other things that impressed us was how they take care of their government provides for the children and ...
... weren't doing pancakes today. I asked for a local beverage, and they didn't have anything. I asked finally got the only thing on the menu I could order, which turned out to be some sort of spinach tomato eggs benedict. Considering that I'm not a fan of eggs, I was a bit unhappy about the choice, but I was also overly hungry and not in the mood to go out into the downpour and try someplace else.
As I waited for my food, my ears were regaled ...
... started the festivities while Clark who had participated in the opening ceremonies in costume took the helm. The captain noted that Clark was in costume and so he asked him if he wanted to go back and join in. Clark said that he did and the captain said he was sure I wouldn’t mind taking the helm for him. Lordy! I hated standing helm and I think everyone was aware of that. The last time I had done it was 3 months prior. Helm is hard. There are no ...
Friday 30th May.
It’s finally started. We are actually at the airport, and true to form sitting near
the captain and crew of our flight in
the departure hall of Jersey Airport. As usual things have not gone totally
Seemed like a perfect time for an obscure Soup Dragons reference.
At about 9am on Saturday, for the last time, I climbed down the side of the boat and piled into the skiff with all of my gear and headed to shore. I still don't quite understand why, when there's a ladder at the back of the boat, Norman made us scale the side everytime we got on and off the boat. I mean, the usual reason didn't apply... it wouldn't cost anything to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hermitage Bay St. John's
If you want to get away from it all, eat well, sleep well, get pampered and really feel like you've been on holiday we suggest you give this place a try - its gonna be popular when word gets out.
We have just returned from a week at Hermitage Bay and this is the first time we have been moved enough to write a review about where we have stayed.
Normally it is "better to travel hopefully than to arrive" when it comes to holiday hotels but Hermitage Bay is the true exception. Fantastic setting, wonderfully spec'd cottages, really lovely staff and food to die for. And for once all inclusive means exactly that so if you want champagne with your afternoon tea then that's what you got.
A couple of extras: get Carol to do the 60 minute deep tissue massage - well worth the pain, do Tai Chi on the beach, and explore the hidden beaches by boat.
I have been home from Hermitage Bay for a month now and am counting the days until my family and I return.
We visited in January 2007 and had a fabulous time. Many others have already detailed here how great the rooms are and I can vouch for that - we had a very spacious hillside room and loved it. Detailing makes a difference, and everything was top quality, from the towels to the contents of the minibar (delicious Dean & Deluca chocolate and nibbles!) and clever little things like a can of Evian spray water, for when you're sat by the pool - all included in the room rate. The only thing we ended up paying for was a daily newspaper, which because of some clever 'newswire' system, was actually that day's paper, printed out, rather than yesterday's flown in via the airline (why haven't hotels thought of that before!!).
We have just got back from eight wonderfully relaxing days at Hermitage Bay. Fifteen minutes down a dirt road (how else do you get off the "beaten track"?) brings you to a beautifully secluded bay with cottages scatterred on the beach and hillside. We were fortunate enough to have a choice and settled on a hillside cottage for the privacy, and the stunning views from the sweeping verandah.
Having just returned from this delightful privately run hotel, we can thouroughly recommend a visit if you want total relaxation. Opened in early December there are still a few teething problems which the management are addressing, in particular the "buggs and mozzies." Experts have been brought in from the States and there were noticable improvements prior to our departure. "Don't forget your Jungle Juice."
Under the guidance of Michael, the extremely experienced food and beverage manager, the staff could not have been more willing to assist with all our wishes.
Don't be surprised if you have difficulty getting a reservation in a few months time when this "Gem" becomes well known,we have already booked!!
We have just returned from a wonderfully relaxing stay at Hermitage Bay, a new boutique hotel in Antiqua. The setting of the hotel is utterly beautiful - a long secluded bay with stunning white sand beach and blue blue sea - with the wooden cottages set sympathetically into the hillside. And, amazingly, there is nothing in the whole panoramic vista - not a single building - to spoil the natural beauty of the scenery. We felt we had arrived in paradise!
Just returned from a disastrious time with five others family and friends. Location fabulous beach and sea great. Hotel just up and running lots of teething problems. Rooms quickly finished off therefore quality not great.Workmen and their machines, hammering, banging and talking from 7.30am.Bar running out of various drinks, restaurant slow and not always having basics. Receiving food to your table hot was a bit hit and miss. Walkways to and fro rooms, bar, restaurant, reception poorly lit, uneven, slipperey when wet or muddy. Biting insects a major problem sandflies on beach mozzies all around and tiny bugs and flying insects in bar restaurant and seating. Road in and out to hotel takes 25 minutes of careful driving due to the rough terrain surface. I think in my opinion hotel should have waited a further 6 months before opening, we felt like guinea pigs whilst we were there. Could say more but hope you ask many many questions of the standards before you go.