Jumby Bay Island

A private island retreat in the Caribbean
Those traveling to Jumby Bay Island will have to venture two miles off the coast of Antigua to a 300-acre private island with crystalline waters and velvety white sand. Part of the esteemed Oetker Collection, the secluded Caribbean luxury resort is a sun-seeker's paradise accessible only by boat, which adds to its exclusivity and charm. The former sugar plantation, said to be discovered by Christopher Columbus, is now a haven for couples, families and celebrities (Mariah Carey, Paul McCartney) looking for an elegant, quietly luxurious vacation with gracious service and breathtaking natural beauty.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The Estate House is the resort’s signature restaurant and it does not disappoint (especially after its recent $6 million restoration. Housed in an 1830s manse shrouded in palm trees and ivy is a fine-dining Italian restaurant where you can while an evening away on the romantic upstairs terrace.
  • Perhaps the most charming (and useful) amenity provided to guests are the beach cruisers that remain assigned to you throughout your stay — you can bike the many winding pathways throughout the resort.
  • Three pools offer a different vibe. The 82-foot Veranda Pool is good for all ages, the secluded Infinity Pool near the Pool Grille is noticeably quieter and the beachfront Jumby Bay Pool caters to those who can't decide between the pool or the beach.
  • You’ll want to spend at least a little time on the sugar-white sand beaches, preferably poised on one of the chaise lounges or sprawled out on a hammock. Beach attendants are on-hand to tend to your every whim.
  • After a day filled with beach activities, head to the luxurious open-air spa for some island-inspired treatments like bamboo massages and body treatments that include native ingredients grown in Jumby Bay Island's gardens.
Things to Know
  • Rates are all-inclusive, which means Jumby Bay Island’s handful of restaurants are far from afterthoughts.
  • The Jumby Explorers program is an impressive kids club that hosts children’s activities including wildlife tours, water sports and science discovery programs. 
  • Active types can hit the resort’s tennis courts and a nearby golf course, while the truly adventurous can take advantage of snorkeling excursions, windsurfing and kayaking. 
The Rooms
  • Twenty-eight resort rooms, 14 villas and 22 private residences are spread across the resort, many with large wraparound terraces and bathrooms with courtyards and outdoor showers.
  • Accommodations range in size and amenities, but some have private pools, outdoor deep soaking tubs and large, airy doorways that open up to manicured gardens.
  • The spaces draw their color palettes from the island's pink sunsets, verdant foliage and crisp ocean blues. Natural materials, woven textiles and local botanicals are incorporated into the design, too.
The Restaurants
  • The open-air, seaside Veranda is a casual-chic spot open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves up international fare along side panoramic views of the Caribbean. 
  • The Pool Grille serves sandwiches, salads and pastas by an infinity pool.
  • At the Estate House, you can indulge in dishes like roasted butternut ravioli with truffle butter and monkfish and black trumpet casserole. 
  • Check out the pop-up offerings, which include a private dinner on the beach or under a tamarind tree, or a picnic on Pasture Bay Beach.
  • For a tropical vibe, step into 1830 bar. Its walls bear painted palm trees, the bar is covered in woven cane and the cocktails are refreshing (try the Antigua Black Daiquiri with English Harbour 5 run, limoncello, local black pineapple, lime and cane).
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Pet friendly
Getting There
Long Island, Antigua, West Indies
Additional Details

Guests must take a complimentary 10-minute ride on the hotel’s catamaran to reach the private island.

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