Jumby Bay IslandAntigua
Jumby Bay Island epitomises paradise and has justifiably become one of the most desirable retreats in the Caribbean. This stunning all-inclusive resort, part of the prestigious Oetker Collection provides a unique hideaway set on its own secluded island, with powder white beaches, swaying palm trees, lush gardens and bicycle paths that meander through the stunning natural environment.
What to love
- A superb all-inclusive private island hideaway set amid 300 acres of natural beauty.
- Everything is included from iced refreshments to gourmet dining, watersports, kids clubs and even rum tastings and cooking classes.
- Make the most of the island's chilled out charm and sway in a hammock on Jumby Bay Beach.
- Feel like Robinson Crusoe as you watch the Atlantic waves roll in and enjoy a private picnic on secluded Pasture Bay beach.
- Pull up a cushion, recline on the sand, tuck in to the popcorn and enjoy a movie under the starry skies at the Cinema on the Beach.
What to know
- There are no cars on Jumby Bay. Explore the island by bicycle on the two kilometres of meandering cycle paths.
- Between June and November Pasture Bay is one of the world’s primary nesting sights for the endangered Hawksbill Turtle.
- Children and teenagers will love the wide range of activities on offer amid the beautiful natural surroundings.
- The resort has three floodlit tennis courts. Tuition and clinics for adults and children are available.
- The resort offers a superb array of water sports including windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, wakeboarding, sailing and snorkelling Complimentary sailing clinics are available for beginners.
If you are seeking a relaxed Caribbean holiday away from the madding crowd then look no further than Jumby Bay Island. Part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, this all-inclusive resort is set amid three hundred acres of lush green landscapes on its own private island and offers its discerning guests a back-to-nature experience that is hard to find in the Caribbean.
The pristine white sand beaches fringed by swaying palms and turquoise waters, rank among the best in the region and encapsulate everything about Jumby Bay's chilled-out charm. Iconic Jumby Bay Beach is lined with thatched bohios and hammocks in which guests can lounge in the shade whilst secluded Pasture Bay on the northern shore of the island where the Atlantic waves roll in, is home to rich marine and bird life.
Jumby Bay Island also offers three alluring pools. The beachfront Jumby Bay pool overlooks the ocean and boasts panoramic views that will take your breath away. The family friendly Veranda pool is set amid the tropical gardens whilst the Infinity Pool at the Pool Grille is perfect for a cooling dip before lunch.
The award winning Jumby Bay spa provides a wide range of therapies that combine modern practices with ancient healing remedies of the West Indies and African cultures using serums derived from local natural ingredients including coconut, aloe, lemongrass, and other essential oils and spices. Yoga and meditation sessions area available in the dedicated pavilion.
However if you are looking for more action and adventure then you will find a host of water sports at the 22 Knots water sports centre including snorkelling, sea kayaking, paddle boarding, waterskiing wakeboarding, windsurfing and an array of sailing boats with weekly clinics for beginners,
On land there is also plenty to do with three floodlit tennis courts (tuition and clinics are available for adults and children), a well equipped gym, a fleet of bicycles for guests to use on the two kilometres of cycle paths and guided nature walks . Guests also have the chance to watch a film under the stars at the Cinema on the Beach. Families are made to feel right at home at Jumby Bay with a host of activities for children and teenagers including a dedicated children’s club.
Superb drinking and dining is also part of the carefree inclusive experience at Jumby Bay. An abundance of fresh sustainable produce is gathered from the island and surrounding seas providing plenty of inspiration for the Michelin starred Chef de Cuisine. Dine à la carte in the classy Estate House, enjoy casual Caribbean fare at the Veranda on the seashore or linger over lunch at the Pool Grille. Sample a rum punch in the 1830 bar, enjoy Tattinger on the terrace, or simply relax with a cocktail and enjoy island life at its best at Genny's Bar.
When to Travel
With warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. The peak season runs from December through to April with an average of 9 hours sunshine per day. This is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months with an increase in rainfall and humidity as the summer season goes on, however the summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. September and October are usually the wettest months with the most humidity and these are also the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region. The average daily temperatures range from approx. 25C in the winter to approx. 28C in the summer.
Location & Directions
Located just two miles north of Antigua in the West Indies, Jumby Bay Island is a stunning 300-acre private Caribbean enclave.
How to get there:
It is approximately 9 hours flight from the UK to V.C Bird International Airport in the North East of Antigua. A 5 minutes drive by private car from V.C.Bird International airport will take you to the resort's dock from where a private catamaran will ferry you for the 10 minute ride to Jumby Bay Island.
Jumby Bay is a superb resort for families with children of all ages. The Jumby Explorers program is designed to provide younger guests with endless possibilities to explore the unique wildlife and natural surroundings (by bike, beach or water), as well as a vast mix of activities especially tailored for specific age groups.
Jumby Explorers - 3 to 11 years: The children's pavilion is Jumby Bay's headquarters for fun, games and discovery. The dedicated program for 3 to 11-year-olds provides a host of opportunities for outdoor excitement and creative expression, including Little Chefs, Wildlife and Ocean Adventures, Discover Science, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dance and Sing, and Day at the Beach.
Encouraging the Next Generation - 12-17 years: Jumby Bay's lineup of teen and youth activities is especially geared for more advanced discovery and experiences, where guests aged 12-17 can come together with others their own age — whether it's for mixed volleyball on the beach or a mocktail mixology class.
Hawksbill Turtle Progamme: Jumby Explorers offers a unique opportunity for children to take an active part in the island's conservation efforts. Under the direction of specialist researchers, our young guests can experience a turtle nesting on Pasture Bay Beach, and participate in the release of hatchlings into the sea, and can even "adopt" a turtle!
Junior Spa Menu: Dedicated treatments for younger guests include Island Bliss mani-pedis and Tides Teen massages.
Nannies and Babysitting: Available on request with the certified childcare team at additional cost.
Parties in Paradise: Available on request at additional cost.