Luxury hotel holiday Jumby Bay Antigua

Jumby Bay offers exclusivity and elegance. Reached by a 10-minute boat trip from the mainland, the hotel is housed on its own 300-acre island, which is also home to endangered Hawksbill turtles. With a wonderful tropical feel the hotel is surrounded by pristine white-sand beach and shallow waters, making swimming and snorkelling ideal. There are plentiful activities for everyone from children to adults seeking pilates classes, croquet or even cooking classes. This is a world class hotel in a stunning island setting..
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on full board with drinks
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic London to Antigua
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Jumby Bay, Antigua

Jumby Bay is a spectacularly luxurious 5-star private island getaway. Perfect for couples and families alike, younger guests are offered a variety of programmes and clubs, whereas adults can enjoy superb dining and spa facilities as well as pristine beaches.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is on Long Island, north of Antigua

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Antigua

Distance from airport The hotel is 15-minutes' drive from the airport

Hotel facilities and services

2 Swimming Pools, Gym, Golf Course, 2 Restaurants, Cookery School, Spa, Sailing, Fishing & Scuba Diving arranged on Antigua mainland, Boutique, Children's Play Area, Nightly Entertainment, Laundry, Pilates, Championship Croquet Lawn.

Complimentary

Tennis, Gym, Croquet, Biking, Putting Green.

Complimentary watersports

Waterskiing, Snorkelling, Sailing, Windsurfing.

Chargeable watersports

Sailing, Fishing & Scuba diving arranged on Antigua mainland.

Land sports

Gym, Pilates, Tennis, Championship Croquet Lawn.

Out and about nearby

Day trips by yacht, sightseeing and shopping in St John's, the capital of Antigua. In addition, private picnics can be arranged on Pasture Bay Beach.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Rondavel double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£3,150 low season

£4,240 high season

Holiday Code CE46

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Jumby Bay, Antigua

Two miles off the northeast coast of Antigua, Jumby Bay Island, cut adrift on the Caribbean Sea and reached only by boat, is surrounded by bone-white beach and a mosaic of turquoise shallows. Here, occupying nearly a third of the island's 300 acres, the Jumby Bay resort is an exclusive, achingly elegant beachfront hotel crowned by a creakingly elegant, 180-year old stone-and-mahogany Estate House. Jumby Bay is an exceptional island hideaway, one of the most beautiful and now one of the most luxurious in the Caribbean. Scattered either side of the Estate House, Jumby Bay's rooms, suites and villas nestle amongst coconut palms and lush tropical foliage. Inviting the outdoors in, rooms have open-air bathrooms in lush, private courtyards, the scent of orchids and bougainvilleas drifting in on the breeze, the sound of sea on sand gently murmuring as you go to sleep. Rich in indigenous materials, including woven bamboo mats, cane chairs and rich teak furnishings, rooms have private verandas and elegant four-posters, echoing the island's colonial past. The jewel in Jumby Bay's newly polished crown is its spa. This has six treatment suites arranged around a serene sculpture garden, with sea-views from the terrace of every suite rivalled only by those from the spectacular Oceanfront Infinity Pool, one of two pools at the hotel. Also renovated, the open-air Verandas restaurant and bar at the Jumby Bay hotel serves market-fresh produce and same-day caught seafood in a stunning setting overlooking the beach. It also boasts a new cook school. Alternatively, there is a brasserie by the pool, as well as Mediterranean fine-dining in the graceful Estate House Restaurant, which has one of the most extensive wine cellars in the Caribbean. Lined by white-cushioned sun loungers, thatched umbrellas, and hammocks strung between palm trees, Jumby Bay beach is a sumptuous spot for hours of unrepentant indolence, with frosted daiquiris and fresh sorbets delivered by friendly, attentive staff. Across the island, Pasture Bay Beach is one of many secluded beaches you can reach by bike along shaded nature trails. A natural preserve for endangered Hawksbill Turtles, the beach can double as the ultimate private picnic spot, with staff delivering hampers while you swim and sunbath. Spectacularly luxurious and located in one of the most sumptuous of settings in Antigua, the Jumby Bay hotel is a private-island resort to match any in the Caribbean.

Room descriptions

Jumby Bay has 40 rooms and 12 villas with twice-daily maid service, bathrobes, safe, TV, DVD player, Bose Radio/CD player, bicycle for every guest.

Rondavel Room private courtyard and wrap-around terrace with sea-view
Rondavel One Bedroom Suite private garden and wrap-around terrace with sea-view
Beachside Courtyard Suite open-air bathroom and wrap-around terrace with sea-view
Pool Suite open-air bathroom sea-view terrace and private pool, twice-daily maid service, bathrobes, safe, TV, DVD player, Bose Radio/CD player, bicycle for every guest
Estate Suite sea-view infinity pool and two additional optional connecting room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Rondavel double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£3,150 low season

£4,240 high season

Holiday Code CE46

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Jumby Bay, Antigua

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Jumby Bay in Antigua, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Antigua with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. The flying time is about 8 hours and 30 minutes. Jumby Bay is reached by a short private car transfer from the airport to the dock and a 6-minute ferry transfer to the island.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Rondavel double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£3,150 low season

£4,240 high season

Holiday Code CE46

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Jumby Bay, Antigua

About Antigua

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Antigua is an indulgent getaway in a paradise setting. Antigua, the largest of the Leeward islands, has a cosiness and charm that welcomes the first-time visitor to the Caribbean and yet has an ease and sophistication that makes it attractive for those returning for rest and relaxation. The island is home to a great range of luxury hotels and resorts including Carlisle Bay, a boutique hotel located on a beautiful sandy beach which offers a great range of activities; and Hermitage Bay, an intimate and charming hideaway which is ideal for relaxation. Antigua is a low-lying island of yellowish green rolling hills that are gentle on the eye, but it is the spectacular coastline of long sweeping white sand beaches, inlets, bays and coves that is undeniably glorious. The island is surrounded by a sea of turquoise green and deep dark blue protected by coral reefs and on the eastern Atlantic edge cliffs and boulders form excellent perches for pelicans. The cosiness of Antigua is enhanced by the cheerful villages with names such as Liberta, Tyrells and All Saints with their numerous churches and colourful gardens surrounding the gaily-coloured houses, many painted vibrant greens, blues, yellows and pinks.

Highlights of Antigua

Cricket is the national sport of Antigua. Wadadli is the local beer. There are an exceptional number of places of interest to visit including museums, quaysides, old plantations. Some examples are Parham Harbour and St Peter’s Church, Betty’s Hope old sugar plantation and Harmony Hall, restored Great House with a craft centre. Falmouth, English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard is one of the most picturesque and beautiful harbour areas in the Caribbean. A few of the outstanding beaches on the island include Dickenson Bay, Soldiers Bay, Hawksbill Beach, Galleon Beach and Darkwood Beach. Carnival is at the end of July. Fig Tree drive between Old Road and Liberta is through the rainforest.

Travel around Antigua

The roads are fine except for a few potholes. Car hire is easily arranged and highly recommended. Traffic on a Saturday can be quite heavy in St John’s but you can find parking places. Distances are not too great so it really is easy to get around. Signposting is lacking, and an ordnance survey map is more accurate than tourist maps provided locally.

Facts in brief

Capital St. John's
Airport VC Bird International Airport
Size 108 sq. miles
Population 80,000
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