Jumby Bay Antigua and Barbuda (Jumby Jay Island), Caribbean

“Sensational island resort. Rooms & villas are contemporary yet full of character with colourful prints, muslin draped four-posters and dark wood furniture. Outdoor pools, direct beach access, gym, tennis courts & spa. Superb fresh Antiguan cuisine; chic bar. Gorgeous, luxurious and family friendly.”

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“This sublime island resort was renovated in 2013, thus villas and rooms now host surround sound, ipod docks, fully equipped kitchens and enormous lounges overlooking the sea. Of course, at this hotel they also come with private pools and personal golf carts to get around. The decor is tropical-chic with white walls, muslin drapes, shutters, darkwood furniture and private terraces. Just about every beach-activity is catered for, along with a superb spa offering treatments using island-grown flora, plus there are bicycles at your disposal. Extremely friendly and attentive service, from the restaurants to the beach. An unmatchable sense of privacy and luxury. ”

Written by  James Henderson

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Antigua fever: The Caribbean favourite that's as h

As well as a hotel of jaw-dropping luxury (refurbished at a cost of $28million), it's a co-op villa community for millionaires and a nature reserve, home to the white egret, blue pelican and the endangered hawksbill turtle. Celebrity villa owners, such as Lord Sainsbury and author Ken Follett, and short-term visitors including Sir Paul McCartney (there, incognito, at Christmas) are no less carefully nurtured. My courtyard suite is a house of marble-floored grandeur, with a front and rear courtyard (the latter with open-air bathtub) and a four-poster bed swathed in mosquito nets. I don't know what Jumby Bay was like before its refurbishment, but if you want high-end luxury of the kind that would be ideal for honeymooners, this is it.

Originally published by The Daily Mail (view article)

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For somewhere so new, the look is resolutely old-school, ostensibly 'British colonial' with terracotta (or roseate stone) floors, loud colours and prints. But every room is impressively kitted out, right down to the provision of Nespresso machines, Bose sound systems and bicycles (each villa has its own golf cart). There's a substantial 
spa and an excellent kids' club (the whole place is supremely child-friendly), and as a big, slick, luxurious, happy holiday resort, it's hard to fault. Only its proximity 
to the main flight path is a disincentive.

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)

Jumby Bay, Antigua

"Totally over the top yet tastefully so—it's like living in a dream." Named for the local patois word for a playful spirit, this former sugar plantation on a private island has room palettes of pale cream and café au lait, with bright coral and jewel tone accents. In the Pool Grille, which has a casual atmosphere and views of the Caribbean and the pool, guests recline on loungers in canopied areas. "It's a wonderful resort that gives you a first-class stay." The kids' club, Rose Buds, runs an endangered hawksbill turtle adoption program.

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)

The paradise club: Jumby Bay

The point is, Jumby Bay is as exclusive and luxurious as the Caribbean gets – a 300-acre pure paradise reached only by private ferry; an island owned by its 56 villa owners, where no cars are allowed so transportation is by bike, golf cart or a slow amble along the white sand. Yet, its palatial villas aside (the most expensive sold for US$28m), obsequious and flash it’s not.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

Jumby Bay hotel, Antigua: review

The hotel and handful of private villas - are set on their own 300-acre island a couple of miles off the north coast of Antigua. The sea barrier and the space (some people use bicycles to get around) give it a very different, leisurely feel from Antigua. It has a lovely, west-facing beach which is effectively completely private.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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Facilities

Bicycles available
Bar
Family Suites
Towelling robes
Safe
Kids Club
Free wifi
Wifi
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Outdoor dining
Sit-out Terrace
Library
Massage
Cots available
Sauna/Steam
Swimming Pool
Self catering to rent
Restaurant
Spa
Garden
Hot Tub
Room service
Child friendly
Gym

Activities

Other Activities
Day trips to nearby Caribbean islands
Yoga
Yoga and pilates teachers available
Sailing
Scuba course
Tennis coaching
Cycling
Fishing
Great walks
Tennis
Three courts in the gardens
Golf
Cedar Valley Golf Course
Diving
Sights nearby
Monserrat volcano tour
Watersports

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Rates from $1050 per night

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Recommended for

Families
Wide variety of activities for children, as well kid's club for snorkelling, learning about turtles and children's spa
All inclusive
Total relaxation
An island resort, meaning miles of beaches for your enjoyment, watersports, excellent spa and tennis
Beach Life

Activities

Sailing
Other Activities
Day trips to nearby Caribbean islands
Yoga
Yoga and pilates teachers available
Scuba course
Tennis coaching
Cycling
Fishing
Great walks
Tennis
Three courts in the gardens
Golf
Cedar Valley Golf Course
Diving
Sights nearby
Monserrat volcano tour
Watersports

Other highlights

Family Suites
Eco
Kids Club
Views
Free wifi
Luxury
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
Barefoot Luxury
Contemporary
Boutique
On the beach
Self catering to rent
Restaurant
Spa
On an island
Beach nearby
5* Luxury
Child friendly
Self catering
In the villas
Gym

Hotel size

40 suites, 14 villas
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