“Perhaps one of the most exclusive places to stay in the world, this small island off the north coast of Antigua hosts the rich and famous who come to unwind on the sandy beaches and lounge in the lavish villas. Superb fresh Antiguan cuisine; chic bar. Gorgeous, luxurious and family friendly.”

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“Perhaps one of the most exclusive places to stay in the world, this small island off the north coast of Antigua hosts the rich and famous who come to unwind on the sandy beaches and lounge in the lavish villas. Superb fresh Antiguan cuisine; chic bar. Gorgeous, luxurious and family friendly.”

Hotel Review

“From the moment you step on the private transfer boat at a dock just 10 minutes drive from VC Bird international airport you know you are going to be well looked after. Jumpy Bay Island is a 300-acre private resort, which is now part of the Oetker Collection. You can choose to either stay in one of the luxurious hotel suites, or an extravagant villa that could accommodate the extended family. Bicycles and golf carts help you navigate this car-free island and you can investigate the sugar mill or the island’s farm. Loungers stretch along the main beach with full beach service and dining is superb, whether you opt for a private candlelit dinner on the beach or a sociable Caribbean barbecue at the farm. Have a game of tennis with the resident pro, take a paddle board out on the still sea, relax in the spa or rejuvenate with early morning yoga. Bring the children along and they’ll be well looked after in the kids club and get to help with the conservation of the resident Hawksbill turtles.”

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
 

Written by Antonia Windsor

Facilities

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

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

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Other Reviews

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)

World's Best Private-Island Resorts

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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Hotel Overview

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
  • Scuba course
  • Sailing
  • Other Activities
  • Day trips to nearby Caribbean islands
  • Yoga
  • Yoga and pilates teachers available
  • 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
  • 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

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