Jumby Bay Resort – All Inclusive
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Finalist: Best on the Beach
- Free ferry service to and from Antigua from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. (and even later by request)
- Both pools and the stretch of sugar-sand beach fronting the resort are serviced by cocktail waiters
- The weekly White Night beach party (yes, everyone dons ivory) where you can nosh on barbecued seafood and chill around a bonfire listening to a steel drum band
- From June through November, endangered hawksbill sea turtles lay their eggs on Pasture Bay Beach, and you can sign up to watch them at night
What To Know
- You have to cruise over to Antigua for non-hotel restaurants and bars
- Kids of all ages are welcomed and accommodated with children’s menus in restaurants and fun camp-style activities
- The resort shares the island with around 30 privately owned villas, many of which can be rented if you’re traveling with pals
- Prices are all-inclusive, though there’s an extra charge for airport transfers and room service
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Room Service
The sand and sea aren’t technically part of the decor, but they may as well be, as nature is a focal point of Jumby Bay. The resort pays homage to its dreamy surroundings with breezy indoor-outdoor spaces, stone floors that feel cool underfoot, and teak and rattan furniture topped with comfy cushions that invite you to relax. From the main pool area, bikable pathways (easily navigated on yours-for-your-stay Caloi beach cruisers) wind between lush landscaping toward rooms and suites tucked into secluded corners of the property.
Bed and Bath
Mahogany four-poster beds carved with a pineapple motif are situated beneath high vaulted ceilings that keep the guestrooms cool. Bathrooms are the real showstoppers, with his-and-hers stone sinks on black granite countertops, big bottles of Lady Primrose products and a courtyard where outdoor showers let you experience the thrill of sudsing up under the sky. Some rooms also feature deep soaking tubs you can lose whole evenings to, a wraparound terrace strung with a hammock, or a private infinity pool.
Spend your days bouncing between the pair of pools (one’s a 25-meter lap pool; the other, a luxurious infinity) or commandeer a lounge chair under a palm frond-roofed palapa on the beach. It’s entirely possible to be horizontal all day long, but water sports — waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking — await adrenaline seekers. Rates are all-inclusive, and the three on-site dining options include the casual beachside Verandah and the Pool Grille (think sandwiches, salads, pastas), plus Jumby’s signature restaurant, the Estate House, which is in an 1830s sugarcane plantation manse and where such dishes as salt-crusted locally caught snapper are served alfresco. Dinner should end with a nightcap (or begin with an aperitif) at the Estate House Bar, upstairs, which has a louche, British-colonial feel, with palms painted on the walls and rattan fans lazily swirling the air around.
In the Area
On-island diversions include three miles of bike trails and a handful of pristine beaches, from pocket coves to the long stretch of sand at Pasture Bay (where the resort will hook you up with a picnic of goodies such as poached salmon and heirloom tomato salad — just ask). Itching to get off campus? Hop on the ferry over to Antigua to be schooled in British naval history at the excellently preserved Nelson’s Dockyard, try on a few of the 365 beaches for size (yes, they say there’s one for every day of the year), and head up to the Shirley Heights Lookout for a Sunday night party where people line up for plates of jerk chicken and barbecued seafood, then let loose to live reggae and soca bands, Wadadli lager in hand. If there’s one night to go off your all-inclusive food plan, this would be it.
How to Get There
I highly recommend this resort. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. Rooms and resort are 5 star. Food is great and rooms are incredible. Everything about this resort is top notch. Bikes are available to ride around the resort. Spa is top notch as well.
there has been a change of management and the resort feels perky and refreshed .....hopeful and open to change
the people remain the same but all areas /departments are being questioned
food was always good but is now improved further
we had a lovely time again
if you can visit , do try it
Overall the experience at Jumby Bay was positive.
The staff’s attention to detail was very good and in general they were very friendly.
We stayed at a beach villa with pool which was very spacious and well maintained. Great view out to sea!
The food and restaurant selection was very good with choice for all. In general the service was quick and efficient.
A big area for improvement is the service at the beach... or the lack of it! I feel that more servers need to be available as I found myself having to go to the bar as no service was provided. The bar staff at the beach bar also need a little customer service training... quite rude and arrogante!
Overall a great hotel with some areas to improve.
Unbelievable! We can’t wait to return to paradise. We celebrated our 20th anniversary and every person we encountered went out of their way to make it special. It is, hands down, the best service we have ever received. Go and you won’t want to come back!
From the minute you step off the plane you are treated like royalty. The landscape is absolutely gorgeous. We stayed in a beachside suite and although not “beachside” its a beautiful setting and a very spacious room with a wonderful outside shower and bath. The food was great and drinks are served top shelf. Try their “rum punch” which I’ve perfected the recipe at home! The staff is so sweet, the guest relations manager..Kemroy on the beach, little O, Indi, Franca, Maureen, the list goes on and on, we will definitely be back and we don’t duplicate anywhere.