Jumby Bay Island
Jumby Bay Island is a fabulous all-inclusive luxury retreat, set on its own enchanting 300-acre private island, two miles off the coast of Antigua.
When it was a privately owned estate, elegant partygoers famously waded into the surf at night carrying lanterns, laughing and chasing lobsters in what is still some of the clearest water in the Caribbean. Happily, there is something special about this island that means that this spirit has remained. It's a truly unique and wonderful place where couples can find privacy, as well as being fantastic for families as children can safely roam free and enjoy the outstanding Jumby Explorers kids' club.
Fresh from unveiling an extensive and elegant redevelopment in October 2018, Jumby Bay flaunts a new look from renowned Brazilian interior designer, Patricia Anastassiadis. Contemporary flair and elegance seamlessly combines with laid-back Rattan furnishings and nautical touches, a nod to Antigua’s heritage and breathtaking natural beauty. The lovely public areas – including the lounge, bar and reception - have also been transformed into natural, calm and tasteful spaces.
From honeymooners to large groups; there's somewhere perfect for all to stay on a luxury Antigua holiday here. Seclusion and elegance can be enjoyed across the variety of luxury accommodation. The traditional Rondavel Cottages boast a range of exclusive features, such as a rain shower, hammock and a private garden. Beachside Suites enjoy a gorgeous beach location, magnificent vaulted ceilings and an outdoor shower and soaking tub set in a calming private courtyard. Or opt for the Pool Suite, an elegant one-bedroom suite with an antique privacy gate, spacious terraces overlooking the sea and a private pool.
Dining options include the Verandah Restaurant and Bar and The Pool Grille, overlooking a fabulous oceanfront infinity pool, which seamlessly draws your eyes towards panoramic views of the sea. The most recent addition is the Beach Shack, situated on the pristine white sands of Jumby Bay Beach, serving breakfast and smoothies in the morning and delicious local “street food” for a grab-and-go lunch.
Allowing you to embrace your enviable location on the Caribbean Sea, the Jumby Bay Watersports Centre offers an array of thrilling activities atop the waves – from paddle boarding and snorkelling to exploring the island aboard the resort’s custom-built catamaran. An incredible Sailing Academy hosts various courses for guests of all ages and abilities, using state-of-the-art boats and expert instructors.
Then, of course, there’s the world-class Jumby Bay Spa with its five treatment suites surrounding a dramatic sculpture garden, each boasting a private terrace overlooking the sea. Bliss! Indulge in one of the many luxurious treatments available; the spa’s signature therapies embrace the indigenous herbs that grow on Antigua.
Whether you've come to chase the lobsters, indulge in the spa or read a good book, make sure you spend at least one day in indolent relaxation, toes in the sand, cares carried out to sea on Antigua's warm trade winds…and let this island work its magic on you.
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November - April
8 hours 25 minutes
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from London Gatwick
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