Jumby Bay - an inside look
Jumby Bay Island
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Rondavel Room on an all inclusive basis, including private road/shared boat transfers.
At a Glance
300-acre private island just two miles north of Antigua
A secluded hideaway accessible only by boat creating a very exclusive atmosphere
Crystal clear waters and one of Antigua's most stunning beaches, complete with a sandbank to walk out to the ocean
Kids club with a highly qualified and passionate team
Superb all inclusive dining with choice and no restrictions
Beautifully appointed rooms, suites, villas and some out-of-this-world private homes available for rent
Tennis, jogging track, watersports and a great gym for the fitness concious guest
Each suite has bikes for exploring the island and villas have a golf cart for your personal use
Best time to Visit
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Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.
Jumby Bay Island is an exclusive private island hideaway, off the coast of Antigua, accessible only by boat. Pristine white beaches, luxury villa style accommodation and superb dining, make this a perfect romantic retreat or family treat.
Jumby Bay is one of the Caribbean's most exclusive resorts on a 300-acre private island just two miles north of Antigua (a seven-minute boat ride). The location, ambience and exclusivity of this resort offers a truly attentive and flawless vacation for both couples and families with enough space for everyone to enjoy a private piece of paradise.
This luxurious all-inclusive hideaway features 40 suites and 11 two, three and four bedroom villas with their own pools. Each suite comes complete with a bicycle for each guest or a golf cart for the villas. Suites and villas are elegantly designed with sumptuous Italian linens, Bose sound system complimentary high-speed WiFi and some have private or shared pools for the cluster of villas. There are three restaurants, the cuisine inspired by Caribbean and Mediterranean influences delivered to the highest standard. The Estate House, the plantation house which dates back to 1830, has been completely restored, offering classic dishes with a modern twist. Comprised of the main restaurant and bar plus three private dining rooms, there is a host of island-inspired fare to choose from, alongside a wide selection of rum.
A stay at Jumby can be an island escape of pure relaxation and indulgence, however there are many water sports including snorkeling, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing off the island’s pristine white sand beaches, tennis courts and pros to play with and a superb gym for the more active guest.
Jumby Bay has a Hawksbill Turtle conservation project and, should you opt to, you can be contacted during the night if there is a sighting. This elegant resort is ideal for couples and families wanting a peaceful and quiet setting.
Jumby Bay offers 40 suites and 11 villas. In addition, there are 2, 3 and 4 bedroom Harbour Villas and Estate Homes available. With beautifully refurbished rooms and suites and luxury vacation villas rentals spread across nearly a third of this private Caribbean island off Antigua, guests feel deliciously ensconced in their own secluded hideaway. Each suite is an oasis of luxurious idleness embodying the island's stylish good taste. Amenities include Italian linens, a 42" flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, Bose sound system for CDs/DVDs, complimentary high-speed Internet with WiFi, mini bar, in-room safe, individual air-conditioning and ceiling fan controls, Lady Primrose bath amenities, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Jumby Bay is a very family friendly resort and has a good children's program - Rose Buds®. This is designed to provide their youngest guests from aged three to 12 years old with special services and amenities just for them. From kids' menus to special events and fun activities, your children will be exceptionally looked after. Jumbie is an Antiguan colloquial word meaning playful, mischievous spirit which is befitting this warm and friendly Caribbean island. It's a wonderful place for children of all ages to explore the wildlife and natural surroundings. Children can also become involved in the Hawksbill Turtle Programme.
Nannies and babysitting are available on request but at an additional charge.
Facilities at Jumby Bay include three restaurants, a bar, two swimming pools, three tennis courts, gym, croquet lawn, putting green and Sense Spa featuring six treatment rooms, beauty salon, yoga and Pilates pavilion and offers personalized treatment programs using natural, local ingredients.
The Estate House features the main bar and restaurant, plus three private dining rooms - the Blue Room, the Map Room and the Tent Room, which all offer menus pulled from different areas of inspiration.
In-suite dining, picnics and private beach dinners available on request, babysitting, laundry service, boutique.
Complimentary activities include sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, sail boarding, tennis, gym, bicycles, croquet and putting green and nightly movies. Activities at an additional charge include off-site scuba diving, golf available on mainland Antigua, deep-sea fishing, tennis lessons, day sailing, pilates, beauty and massage, sightseeing excursions and island tours.
Clare Leigh (Staff)
Jumby Bay is on the 300 acre Long Island, just 2 miles off the north coast of Antigua, which means that you can only get to it by boat! After an 8 minute boat ride you arrive at a pristine white sandy beach adorned with palm trees gently swaying in the Caribbean breeze, an instant feeling of relaxation and exclusivity!
A $28 million redevelopment saw the redesign of rooms, new suites, luxury villas and fully staffed private Estate Homes. From honeymooners to large groups; there's somewhere perfect for everyone.
I loved the slightly quirky Pond Bay Villas with their open-air feel, spiral staircases and small infinity plunge pools looking directly out over Pond Bay.
Facilities are, as you can imagine, second-to-none and include all the non-motorized water sports you can think of as well as tennis, biking, movie nights and there is even a croquet lawn and putting green.
Children are really well catered for in terms of activities as there is a Kids Club for 3-12 year olds for them to join in and make friends! There are children's menus in most of the restaurants and nannies/baysitters can also be arranged.
Jumby Bay is a special place with a special price tag!
Sarah Turner (Staff)
Jumby Bay enjoys the luxury of being on its own private island, which is just a short boat ride from "mainland" Antigua. This gives the resort a real exclusive and secluded feel - but with the convenience of being only a 5 minute drive followed by a 5 minute boat ride from the airport. The beaches at Jumby Bay are a real delight with white, white sand and blue, blue water. Although like all beaches in Antigua and other islands in the Caribbean, the beaches of Jumby Bay are technically public - the geographic status of island means that they are pretty much private.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
You really do feel as though you are in for a treat when you are taken by a private Jumby Bay boat to the Rosewood resort - Jumby Bay. White powder sand is all the way around the resort's beaches. Each guest is given a bicycle to get around the island which makes it a fun way to explore. Spot the 12 resident sheep which have lived on the island for many years. Guests stay on an all inclusive basis and the food is exceptional. One of the best lunch buffets I have enjoyed! It really is a hidden gem Jumby Bay, excellent for couples, families or larger parties.
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
I knew I was in for a treat at Jumby when the security was almost airport levels. After agreeing to take me over to the island, I hopped on the Jumby boat and was delivered to a tiny slice of paradise. The first thing that takes your breath away about Jumby is the beach, powdery white sands and crystal clear calm waters. The second thing is the attentive and friendly service from just about everyone here.
I was delighted that the island has not been manicured to look like something out of Desperate Housewives but the natural vegetation in places is left to grow naturally creating a tropical environment.
The rooms are elegantly crisp and have a calming effect immediately as you enter with linens and furnishings are to the standard you would expect in a true 5 star resort.
The kids club here is a delight, open air with beautifully handpicked toys - think Melissa and Doug - and I particularly loved that in the kitchen area there are mini kitchens so that the children can mimic the chefs who make their fresh lunches.
I had lunch at the pool grill and this was fresh and tasty, not too over complicated just great quality and fresh ingredients.
I personally view this property as one of the iconic Caribbean island retreats and would highly recommend for anyone looking for an exclusive and very private stay. Both families and couples will enjoy this resort as there is so much space that you can not help but feel as if you have your own little slice of paradise.
Katie May (Staff)
I stayed in a Courtyard Suite at Jumby Bay, and loved the proximity of the suite to the beach, and to the Pool Grill with its stunning infinity pool and delicious lunchtime menu (try the fish tacos). It was great fun exploring the island by bike (provided complimentary with each suite, with baskets for the ladies!) My favorite spot on the island was the secluded Pasture Bay which I had all to myself on an early morning bike ride. I loved that they have a list of Antiguan and Caribbean themed cocktails. My favorite being the Suzi Special, which is a Bloody Mary with an added kick from the local Susie's Hot Sauce.
Juliet Morris (Staff)
I recently stayed at Jumby Bay in one of their Estate Homes - Turtle Reef. This was a beautiful 4 bedroom villa with a stunning infinity pool and spacious living area. All the Estate Homes come with your own golf buggy for getting around the island - this was great fun and there is so much to explore. I also enjoyed cycling around the island... until my bike had a puncture! I was pleasantly surprised by how much space there was at Jumby Bay. The island was larger than I was expecting and there were lovely green pastures in the center of the island with sheep roaming around. I half expected there to be a golf course on the island! The service was excellent at Jumby Bay and I had the most wonderful meal at the Estate House restaurant - delicious food in an amazing setting.
Gemma Dobson (Staff)
On a small island located just a short boat ride from the mainland this private island has an exclusive yet relaxed feel to it. From the moment you arrive at the jetty and step foot onto the island you will be warmly welcomed with a refreshing cocktail and cold towel before being whisked off to your accommodation by golf buggy. There are no cars on the island and with excellent flat roads winding their way all around the island it is perfect for exploring by bicycle that are provided with each suite. For smaller guests bicycles with outriders are provided and children will love the freedom they have to whiz around the place without any cars to worry about. There's an amazing unspoiled rugged beach on the island which is a nesting beach for the hawksbill turtles, if you're lucky enough to be there in nesting season you can watch the turtles coming ashore during the night to lay their eggs an incredible once in a lifetime experience!
Jumby Bay Island, Antigua - Bonus NightsEnjoy seven nights for the price of six when booking a stay in a Beachside Suite at Jumby Bay Island in Antigua.
|Book from||29 January 2018 to 16 December 2019|
29 April 2019 to 24 August 2019
07 October 2019 to 16 December 2019
13 September 2018 to 17 December 2018
Jumby Bay Island, Antigua - Escape RateEnjoy reduced rates when booking at least four nights in a Beachside Suite at Jumby Bay Island in Antigua.
|Book from||29 January 2018 to 16 December 2019|
08 April 2018 to 25 August 2018
08 October 2018 to 17 December 2018
29 April 2019 to 24 August 2019
07 October 2019 to 16 December 2019
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Location & directions
Jumby Bay is set on a 300-acre private Caribbean island two miles off the coast of Antigua, noted for its lush landscape, stately palm trees and three superb, white sand beaches.
How to get there
On the northeast corner of Antigua, V.C. Bird International Airport is the point of entry for visitors arriving by air (9 hour flight). At the airport you will be met by a Jumby Bay representative for a 5 minute transfer by private car to the dock, where it is then a 5 minute boat trip to Jumby Bay.