The typical journey to a tropical private island likely involves multiple flight changes and long boat rides over open waters. So what if we told you that just 10-minutes from the Caribbean hub of Antigua lies one of the most luxurious and exclusive private islands around? Now that we have you on board, let us tell you about Jumby Bay, a unique private island resort composed of 40 rooms and suites and a handful of multi-million dollar villas and estate homes. This is the place to go for complete seclusion away from the bustle of the usual Caribbean resort.
Jumpy Bay occupies a private 300-acre islet just two miles from the north coast of Antigua. The resort employs a strict policy of allowing only hotel guests, staff and residents on the island at any given time, guaranteeing absolute security and complete serenity on your Caribbean holiday. To further add to that laidback and tranquil atmosphere there are no cars on the island, instead guests get around on golf carts, bikes or simply by foot. Of course the island is blessed with pristine beaches and finding your own private spot to enjoy the calming ocean waters isn’t difficult with Bahia thatched roof huts and hammocks dotted along the island’s beaches.
A series of luxurious one-bedroom suites occupy the main resort grounds, while larger villas and estate homes are scattered throughout the island. All suites feature sweeping views of the sea and infinity pools that dramatically wrap around your private terrace, giving you the illusion of floating on water. Multi-bedroomed villas and estate homes are more isolated along the coast and feature private beaches whilst still benefiting from all the usual resort services and facilities.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Completely unique experiences are what set Jumby Bay apart. A champagne picnic can be arranged as a private dinner on the beach beneath the stars, or spa treatments using ingredients straight from the resort garden can be booked in open-air treatment rooms that each feature their own private terrace. To add to the charm, the island’s Pasture Bay Beach acts as a nesting ground for protected Hawksbill Turtles. Guests are notified of hatching activity and are encouraged to witness their journey from shore to sea.
Children and families are well catered for at the resort too – they even have child-sized robes and slippers. Offering everything from cooking classes to wildlife and ocean adventures, science experiments to dancing & singing and days at the beach, there will be plenty to keep them occupied while you relax. The Hawksbill Turtle Program also encourages kids to sign up for ‘turtle watch’ from June through November and play an active role in the program. In short, Jumby Bay offers the perfect family getaway.