Jumby Bay Island, A Secluded Hideaway

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Inspiring Travel Company | 4 Apr, 2018

Now under new management, we took a closer look around Jumby Bay Island to find out more about this idyllic island retreat in the Caribbean

Introducing Jumby Bay Island

Nestled on a private island just two miles from Antigua, Jumby Bay Island is an exclusive 300-acre, unspoilt hideaway. With no cars and no need for room keys, the island is a safe haven for all, with a rich ecology surrounded by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

After touching down at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport, guests are chauffeur-driven less than five minutes to the resort’s dock to board a private catamaran for the seven-minute private cruise to the island resort. This first-class start sets the tone for each visitor’s experience; transporting them to a place of fully inclusive indulgence where everyone is treated like a VIP.

A Child-friendly Haven

This Antiguan island is a paradise for all ages, with the fully inclusive offering for all guests ensuring you can truly switch off the second you step foot off the plane. Included in your stay are all food and beverages, watersports, the kids’ club and bicycles to cycle around the island.

Precious family holiday time can be spent on the white sands of the 300-acre island, beside the two swimming pools, or even watching endangered Hawksbill turtles coming ashore at night to nest and lay their eggs.

What’s more, because Jumby Bay is a private island with no cars, it’s an incredibly safe destination to take children to; with younger ones able to play freely and teens allowed their independence. Activities at Jumby Explorers are all about immersing young guests in the environment; nature tours, local cooking classes and music created with traditional instruments that will have three to 11-year-olds spellbound. Plus, the special turn-down service with cookies and milk will prove the perfect end to perfect days.

Guests aged 12-17 years old are specially catered for as well, with everything from paddle-boarding to mocktail mixology classes to ensure teens are treated to a VIP service too.

Room to Relax in Style

Jumby Bay Island’s chic rooms and luxury villas are spread across the entire island, just steps away from pristine white sand beaches and the enticing Caribbean Sea. There is a host of attractive accommodation options for families, with several individually styled two to four-bedroom villas available; just the thing for those who require more space than a room or suite. These spacious homes are located along Pond Bay, Davis Bay, Harbour Hill and Jumby Bay, creating a dreamy private retreat filled with thoughtful touches.

The Ultimate Privacy

For small groups and families, eighteen exquisite private Estate Homes (ranging in size from three to eight bedrooms) offer the ultimate in space and style, each with its own private pool and ocean view. With all of the facilities of the wider resort close at hand, the estate homes at Jumby Bay Island are an ideal choice for your Caribbean villa holiday, whether you require the added privacy of a property set within its own grounds with personal staff to see to your every whim, or you need space for a group travelling en masse where each person’s needs are met.

The layout of each property varies considerably, from those with a main villa and guest cottages in their grounds to single storey bungalows on their own beach. Each unique in its architecture and interior design, there is an option to suit groups of all sizes, whether travelling with the grandparents, with a group of friends and their kids too, or perhaps as a large wedding party. Some Estate Homes even include extras such as a tennis court or gym, and all have at least one golf buggy to help you navigate the island with ease. Each Estate Home is fully inclusive, with a chef, housekeeper and butler, as well as all meals, afternoon tea, cocktails and house wine.

Dining Delights…and Much More

Five exceptional venues offer superb gastronomic choice, from fine-dining romance at the Estate House to the casual Caribbean fare of the Pool Grille and the street-food style dishes at the Beach Shack. Having been sympathetically restored to its former grandeur following a $6 million restoration, the resort’s glamorous Estate House reopened in November 2016. The 1830 plantation house now plays host to a restaurant and bar, as well as three private dining rooms and a wine room, all of which are inspired by the island’s colonial-era and West Indian heritage.

Elsewhere highlights include the pristine, secluded sands of Pasture Bay Beach; tennis with a pro at the resort’s top courts facility; and the Hawksbill Turtle Programme, where from June to November guests can assist in the resort’s pledge to support these endangered creatures.

Then of course there’s the world-class spa with its five suites, each having a private terrace overlooking the sea. Treatments utilise native ingredients grown in Jumby Bay’s own gardens, and unique experiences are often incorporated such as a yacht excursion to uninhabited Maiden Island for a beachside massage for two, offered as part of the popular ‘Castaway Experience’.

For a bespoke quote to Jumby Bay Island, speak to our Inspiring Travel Specialists on 01244 355 600.