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
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Private island all-inclusive with top-notch eats, a splurge-worthy spa and complimentary beach cruisers
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.
Jumby Bay Resort - All Inclusive
Jumby Bay Island
Long Island, Antigua and Barbuda
How to Get There
Flights are available to V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) via connecting flights from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Ferry transfers to/from ANU, about three miles away, are approximately $60 per person, round-trip, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from ANU are not available.