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Do not disturb' may as well be etched in the sand at this sublime, secluded island where you can enjoy the most amazing dreamlike experience. Named after the Antiguan word 'jumbee', meaning playful spirit, Jumby Bay offers a luxurious tropical retreat with some fabulous facilities that make the most of the natural environment. Imagine Caribbean paradise, and Jumby Bay is it.
Setting the scene
"'Do not disturb' may as well be etched in the sand at this sublime, secluded island where you can enjoy the most amazing dreamlike experience.
Named after the Antiguan word 'jumbee', meaning playful spirit, Jumby Bay offers a luxurious tropical retreat with some fabulous facilities that make the most of the natural environment. Imagine Caribbean paradise, and Jumby Bay is it."
Combining the beauty of nature with elegant sophistication, 40 tastefully decorated rooms and luxury villas are spread across the beautiful island.
Rondavel rooms and suites on the western side of the island are set in octagonal shaped cottages, prettily scattered in sloping gardens. Several suites are nestled by the beach, just steps away from the postcard-perfect sand, whilst the Pool Suite features an expansive terrace and private pool.
No need to lift a finger at the luxurious Rosewood Estate Suite, with a private butler and gorgeous infinity pool.
Simplicity and sophistication are the essence of dining at Jumby Bay. At the heart of the island, the Verandah boasts panoramic Caribbean views and a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be enjoyed in this open-air restaurant featuring tapas, a la carte and traditional Caribbean food.
For a more formal dining experience, The Estate House, next to a windmill at the top of a gentle slope, allows romantic Italian cuisine to be savoured here.
The Pool Grille serves lighter options by the poolside, and the Beach Bar is a perfect venue to enjoy your favourite drink.
The hotel also arranges 'a sense of taste' experiences, with private tours to explore some of the exotic local farmland on Antigua.
Two picturesque beaches are perfect for exploring.
On Jumby Beach, a sprinkling of hammocks strung between palms are hard to resist. At the beach bar, nothing is too much for the attentive staff to summon up - from frozen daiquiris to fresh towels.
Pasture Bay is a perfect crescent of unspoiled natural beauty with fascinating rich marine and bird wildlife. Go snorkelling, enjoy a private picnic or simply take in the breathtaking sunsets. There are three tennis courts, thoughtfully lighted for evening play and a tennis coach is on hand to help you refine your game.
Jaunts to the golf course on Antigua can be arranged, as can island-hopping expeditions between Antigua's neighbouring islands.
For watersports enthusiasts, Jumby Bay is a playground, with instructors on hand to assist with water-skiing, windsurfing, paddle-boarding, kayaking and snorkelling.
Of course, no luxury retreat would be complete without a pampering session at the spa. Massages, body treatments and facials are offered here and exercise programmes can be provided at the fitness centre - from yoga and Pilates to beach boot-camp!
The two outdoor swimming pools - one suitable for families, one designated a 'quiet pool' are a perfect alternative to sea bathing.
Jumby Bay has fantastic facilities for children and the beach is calm and shallow.
Their 'Rose Buds' Camp Jumby for three to 11 year olds provides a host of opportunities to keep little ones entertained, from 'Little chefs' to 'pirates of the Caribbean' and wildlife and ocean adventures. Kids are encouraged to take part in the islands' conservation efforts with the Hawksbill turtles.
Spa treatments are available for 4-16 year olds.
Teens are catered for with beach volleyball, mocktail mixiology classes, watersports lessons, stargazing and tennis coaching.
Babysitting can also be arranged.
No cars are allowed on the island so the only way to reach the resort is by boat from the mainland of Antigua.
Airport transfer time from V.C. Bird International Airport, Antigua is approximately 15 minutes by road and boat.
The boat ride from the coast of Antigua to Jumby Bay is only six minutes.
- £3605pp in low season
- £5290pp in high season
- 7 nights all-inclsive Rondavel Room, including flights and transfers