Jumby Bay - an inside look
Jumby Bay Island
- 7 nights
- from $3700 per person for 7 nights
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.
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
A walk along the beach here is sure to delight young children as you can often find starfish lazing in the shallowsGemma Dobson
Get around the island using bicycles, it's so flat so a great way to explore. They even have small bicycles with stabilisers for young children much to my daughter's delight!Gemma Dobson
Pastures Bay, one of the island's unspoiled quieter beaches, is where turtles return every year to lay their eggs. There's a special project running to protect them and if you're lucky you may be able to witness eggs hatching at night. The hotel can call your room to let you know!Gemma Dobson
If it's seclusion that you are after, then cycle over to Pasture Beach on the Atlantic side of the island. For a small delivery charge, the hotel will bring you a luxury picnic hamper for lunchKatie May
For a Bloody Mary with an Antiguan twist, try a Suzi Special, made with a dash of the island's famous Susie's Hot SauceKatie May
Stroll through the gin clear waters along the sandbar for a great view of the beachVictoria Douglas
If you see one of the gardeners cutting the coconuts from the tree, feel free to ask for it to enjoy the coconut water - it doesn't come much fresher than that!Alice Moseley
The transfer from the airport to Jumby Bay is so short - just a 5 minute drive to the dock then 5 minutes on the boat and you arrive at this island paradise!Scott Dunn team
All suites come with bicycles for exploring the island. Just remember to drive on the left as Antigua is a former British colony!Clare Leigh
Every Sunday evening Jumby Bay beach is transformed – there are tiki torches and white tables for the ‘White Night Beach BBQ.’ Put on your finest white attire, kick off your shoes and enjoy grilled meats, seafood and rum-flamed banana crepes!Clare Leigh
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Jumby Bay Island
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.
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.
When to go
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.