The Island of Elba is the biggest and the closest island to the continent in the Tuscan Archipelago.
The mild weather, the pristine beaches, the small fishing villages and the ancient fortresses make of it a unique and striking destination.
Staying at the Hotel Hermitage you will have the chance to explore the most fascinating sides of the island.
You can go by sail boat or private yacht to the magical bays of the Tuscan Archipelago.
Don’t be afraid to let the locals help you discover the many beaches of the island too and visit the island’s most glamorous boutiques or let yourself be captivated by the exquisite local wine and food.
Go by a private yacht all along the coast of the Island of Elba and the Tuscan Archipelago islands such as Capraia, Giglio and Giannutri. The on-board staff will also prepare a light meal for you so you will be able to enjoy the wonderful bays of our islands as a background.
With the wind through your hair, the smell of the sea and the call of the seagulls as your companions you will gracefully ride the waves: sailing all along the Island of Elba’s coast. Let our experienced skipper and professional crew take care of you and teach you the basics for wind sailing, captivating both adults and children, you can enjoy one of the most refined and relaxing activities the sea has to offer.
Our staff will organize customized pleasant horseback rides along the mountain paths, among castles and poetic viewpoints looking onto the beaches of the Island of Elba.
Forno, Scaglieri, Fetovaia and Cavoli are just some of the charming Island of Elba beaches: the hotel can arrange an on demand car rental or customized tour for each of your needs or desires (Biodola Bay).
The Island of Capraia, Giglio, Giannutri and Pianosa are the pride of the Tuscan Archipelago and are definitely worth a visit. Guided tours by boat or stunning panoramic excursions on an aquarium-ship will ensure you discover the crystal clear waters and the most striking beaches of our coast.
Museums, sanctuaries, churches, fortresses and archeological sites: the Island of Elba has a millennial history to tell. Our experienced guides will show you the most meaningful places of Napoleon Bonaparte’s exile (Villa of San Martino), the remains of the superb Roman villas and countless Medici fortresses built around 1550 in order to protect the island (Villa Dei Mulini).
Only few people know how the Island of Elba is home to some of the most prestigious products of Italy. Visit our Locman factory, where the famous watches are produced, and the Acqua dell’Elba Laboratory, where the refined fragrances and cosmetics offered by the Hotel Hermitage itself are created. Let our personal shopper take you to the best boutiques of Marina di Campo and Porto Azzurro.
Our exclusive visits to the local canteens will enable you to learn what the best wines of our territory are: our sommelier will kindly explain the wines’ characteristics, the grapes that have been used and the land of the Island of Elba terroire. He will then take you to try the Ansonica, Aleatico DOC and the Mortella, a typical local spirit based on myrtle, catmint and wild fennel seeds.
San Giovanni Spa offers an extraordinarily pleasant wellbeing experience. It is located in Portoferraio and is equipped with a thermal centre surrounded by eucalyptus, palm trees and tamarisks where you will be able to undergo thalassotheraphy treatments based on water, mud and seaweeds, a valid alternative to the beach if you want to recover your energies and find your psychophysical balance again.