Accessible only by boat, Jumby Bay is everyone’s idea of a desert island paradise, with its milk-white beaches, emerald palm fronds and crystalline waters – not to mention the 5 star accommodation! Offering elegantly appointed rondavels, suites and villas, this luxury Antigua resort also boasts world-class dining venues and leisure facilities as well as a kids club catering to younger guests. This combination of superlative amenities makes Jumby Bay one of the most sought-after getaways in the Caribbean and the perfect destination for a fun-filled family holiday by the sea.
Holiday resort information
RondavelThe Rondavels are housed in octagonal cottages with charming wrap-around terraces affording views of the Caribbean. Each room boasts a plush king-sized bed, gleaming modern bathroom equipped with Lady Primrose bath products, and a private courtyard with outdoor garden shower. There is also a variety of cutting-edge technology ranging from a 42” flat screen TV to free Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station.
Beachside Courtyard SuitesFor more spacious accommodation why not opt for one of the suites, such as the Beachside Courtyard Suites which occupy a prime position on the beach. With their delightful seating areas, vaulted ceilings and sumptuous bathrooms – which come complete with an indoor rain shower, dressing area and double vanity – these suites are bound to impress, and that’s even before you step outside into your tranquil courtyard, with its outdoor shower and soaking tub.
Pool SuitesHowever if you want to enjoy refreshing dips with effortless ease, then you may want to reserve one of the Pool Suites instead. This palatial 1,346sqft accommodation consists of a grandiose living area, expansive master bedroom, sleek modern bathroom and a garden with tub and outdoor rain shower. There is also a spacious terrace and pristine private pool.
The resort’s fine dining venue is The Estate House, surrounded by fragrant gardens of wild orchids and hibiscus. An ivy-shrouded colonial house – hence its name – the Estate House is a gourmet eatery offering authentic Italian cuisine guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. Before your meal enjoy a classic drink at the Estate Bar then go on to feast on seafood risotto or roasted butternut ravioli. Jumby Bay also offers a variety of other eating experiences certain to delight, such as a Black Pineapple and Mango Farm Tour, romantic beach dinners or a private BBQ on the sand. In between meals slip away to Sense, a Rosewood Spa where you can savour a truly decadent pampering in one of its 5 lavish spa suites. The menu consists of an array of amazing treatments ranging from the likes of an Island Embrace for Two to a full-body Island Bamboo massage and a Jumby Wave Manicure.
For a more active way to unwind head to the state-of-the-art fitness centre where you can enjoy an invigorating work-out or perhaps try some yoga, Pilates or Aqua Fitness. Then there are always the hotel’s pristine swimming pools or the island’s sugary white beaches, perfect for cooling dips in the heat of the day. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s world-class tennis facilities and impressive array of water sports, go island-hopping or tee off at the world-class championship Cedar Valley Golf Course.
Meanwhile, for children, there is the Rose Buds program, with its outstanding age-appropriate activities, and Rose Buds Camp Jumby; there is even a special junior spa menu so kids can enjoy a pampering too. Activities are also available for older kids and teens.
The Estate House & BarFor sophisticated fine dining head to The Estate House and savour delicious Italian-inspired dishes against the romantic backdrop of this historic colonial house, but for a relaxed al fresco meal try The Veranda. This recently expanded Caribbean open-air restaurant serves up a tempting menu of fresh seafood, prime steaks and other specialties guaranteed to titillate your taste buds.