Jumby Bay Island

Jumby Bay Island P.O. Box 243 | Long Island  [SEE MAP]Long Island  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Travelers praise the resort's chic accommodations, ample amenities and superb customer service
A stay here is expensive

If you're seeking over-the-top luxury on Antigua, look no further than Jumby Bay Island. For a pretty penny, you can bask on this small private islet 2 miles off the northeast coast of Antigua and soak up the rays on its powdery white sands. Despite its cost, recent guests thought their money was well-spent: With spectacular vistas and top-notch service, visitors had very few complaints. As for digs, Jumby Bay's Rondavel rooms reside in octagonal cottages, and each features a four-poster bed, a private courtyard, a wraparound terrace and an outdoor shower. If you can shell out some additional coin for a private villa (read: estate), you'll get your own pool and direct beach access. The resort itself offers land and water sports, three pools, a tennis club and The Jumby Bay Spa. When hunger sets in, you'll have your pick of three sit-down dining venues, which serve everything from casual poolside fare to Italian-inspired dishes to upscale Caribbean cuisine. A grab-and-go beach shack with West Indian-style street snacks (think: fresh seafood and wraps) is available as well. All meals, snacks and beverages are covered by the resort's all-inclusive room rates.

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Location
Long Island
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 40 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Families, Couples

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Fodor's

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This refined resort proffers all the makings of a classic Caribbean private island hideaway, right from the stylish airport sedan pickup, private launch, dockside greeting, and registration at your leisure. The main beach is simply sublime – except when jets whoosh by.

Frommer's

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It's a 10-minute boat trip to reach this luxury island retreat, a ride you may be sharing with moguls and captains of industry and their well-tended broods. ... This all-inclusive resort, alone on its own 300-acre island, has just about anything you might desire.

Condé Nast Traveler

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With 40 villas off the coast of Antigua, there's no need to worry about getting off the all-inclusive island. You'll be plenty busy on one of the resort's three tennis courts, three pools, more than four miles of beach, and kids' club, for when you want to be anything but busy.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 696 have reviewed the Jumby Bay Island, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 696 reviews 4.5 (based on 696 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Jumby Bay Island's standard Rondavel guest rooms are located in octagonal-shaped cottages and feature wraparound terraces with sea views and bathrooms with private courtyards and outdoor garden showers. The traditional West Indian colonial-style decor includes four-poster beds and dark wood furnishings, accented with tropical fabrics and accessories. All guest rooms come with amenities like fully stocked minibars, Nespresso coffee makers, Bose sound systems, 42-inch flat-screen televisions and iPod docking stations. Upgraded villas offer extras like private pools, direct beach access and golf carts.
  • James Heeley bath amenities
  • All-inclusive room rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access and evening turndown service
  • Complimentary loaner bikes in each room

Standard room sizevaries square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on a 300-acre private island 2 miles northeast of Antigua and only accessible by boat, this former sugar plantation – a haven for celebrities and A-listers – is arguably one of the Caribbean's most exclusive resorts. Guests can enjoy two pristine white sand beaches and lush tropical landscapes. The resort does not allow automobiles, but visitors can get around by one of Jumby Bay's loaner bikes.
  • Round-trip airport transportation costs $85 per adult and $40 per child; free for children 2 and younger
  • Closest airport is V C Bird International Airport
  • Outside of resort's amenities, most things to do will be located on the main island
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Jumby Bay's upscale restaurant, The Estate House, features three colonial-style dining rooms, an outdoor lounge and a wine room where guests can savor modern Caribbean fare for dinner. For afternoon tea, Italian-inspired dishes and beach barbecues (select evenings), travelers can visit the oceanfront Jumby Bay Veranda. A pool grill and a beach shack with West Indian-style street bites are available as well.
  • Bars inside The Estate House and The Jumby Bay Veranda
  • Private beachside dining can be arranged
  • All meals included in resort's all-inclusive rate
  • Culinary classes hosted at The Jumby Bay Veranda

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesItalian, American, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

In addition to offering free family-friendly amenities like bicycles, water sports equipment, two beaches and two swimming pools, Jumby Bay features the Jumby Explorers kids club. Here, children can participate in supervised games and land and water activities, such as cooking classes, zip line excursions and nature tours. One of Jumby Bay's most unique activities is the Hawksbill Turtle Program, where kids can watch a turtle nesting on Pasture Bay Beach and help release the hatchlings into the sea. Kids can also "adopt" a turtle and track its progress through the summer season on Jumby Bay's Facebook page.
  • All-inclusive room rates cover kids club activities
  • Free guided snorkeling tours
  • Kids spa treatments
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

Jumby Bay's 24-hour fitness center features a yoga pavilion and strength and cardiovascular equipment, including treadmills, isometric machines, stationary bicycles and a variety of weight-training machines. If you'd rather get in your exercise in the water, the property's private beach offers a variety of complimentary water sports equipment, such as paddleboards and kayaks. Jumby Bay also has a tennis club with three courts, a ball machine and complimentary courtside amenities, including loaner rackets, water, sports drinks and towels.
  • Tennis lessons, tournaments and clinics available for an additional fee
  • Two of three tennis courts feature lights for nighttime play
  • Free loaner bicycles
  • Boot camps and yoga and Pilates classes (charges apply)
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

Jumby Bay does not have designated meeting rooms. However, private villas can be booked for corporate events and business gatherings with up to 40 people. For even more space, the entire island can be reserved. Other venue options include Jumby Bay Beach and the property's various eateries. A 24-hour business center is also available for guests to use.
  • Group activities can be arranged through resort
  • Jumby Bay Beach can host up to 180 guests for receptions
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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