Accessible only by boat from Antigua, this Caribbean hideaway offers a casual and elegant island lifestyle.
With tropical foliage and pristine white beaches, the beauty of nature and the tradition of elegance have long graced Jumby Bay.
This private enclave is a haven for relaxation, offering spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea.
Accessible only by boat, Jumby Bay Island, originally called Long Island, took its name from the Antiguan word “Jumbie” meaning playful spirit. It is an ancient coral reef, a rocky outpost, situated a few miles off the North East coast of Antigua, and became part of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the America’s in 1493. It was Columbus who named Antigua, from an icon, “Santa Maria de la Antigua”, found in the Cathedral in Seville where Columbus is laid to rest. Long before Columbus, a people called Amerindians, or “Arawaks”, reached Antigua around 3000, BC.
In more modern times, the island was held by the British Crown during several periods, but eventually ended up in private hands. Held by various owners and entrepreneurs, including a family of sugar planters, the island was developed as a private island community resort and luxury destination in the 1980s. Today, Jumby Bay, with its rich wildlife, lush and abundant landscape and its pristine beaches, presents itself as a peerless and secluded hideaway for the sophisticated and discerning traveler.