EPICUREAN ENCOUNTERS

Guests are invited to celebrate Antigua’s luscious backyard of extraordinary flavors and aromas. Through various unique private tours, participants are exposed to diverse products obtained directly from local neighboring croplands. By sampling and learning about regional produce, guests can truly appreciate and understand the greatness of Antigua’s vibrant food culture.


Black Pineapple and Mango Farm Tour

BLACK PINEAPPLE AND MANGO FARM TOUR

The journey begins after breakfast with a short ferry ride across the island. Upon arrival, guests embark on a drive through the island’s lush rainforest to reach the first destination: the Antiguan Black Pineapple and Mango farm, where guests can sample and learn more about these two national fruits. The journey then continues along Antigua’s most picturesque road, Fig Tree Drive (fig is the Antiguan word for “banana”), before descending to the coastline again. This scenic drive is highlighted with banana, mango and coconut groves, as well as old sugar mills and small churches.

The next epicurean encounter takes place at the beautiful beachfront bar and restaurant, Jacqui O’s, where a sumptuous lunch is served. Under the beautiful Caribbean skies, guests can enjoy freshly made organic jerk chicken, line-caught mahi-mahi, Barbudan lobster salad, Calypso rice with grilled caramelized black pineapple and a fresh mango smoothie cocktail. On the ride back to the hotel, rum is served while guests take in the breathtaking Antiguan sea views.

All participants take home a bottle of fine English Harbor Five-Year-Old Antigua Rum to end this incredible experience. 

This experience can be enjoyed by two to six guests at a time.
Duration: Approximately five hours
Price: USD285 per person
Breakfast at the Market

BREAKFAST AT THE MARKET

Participants meet the chefs at the dock at 8:45 a.m. for a 15-minute boat trip to OACIS Farmer’s Market. Upon arrival, owner Owen Clashing guides the group to discover Antigua’s regionally harvested produce. While the resort chefs are busy preparing breakfast with freshly sourced ingredients, Owen shares stories about life on this pulsating island. Caribbean-style breakfast is then served under the idyllic tropical skies. At the end of the journey, every member of the group can bring home a jar of homemade jam as a fitting end to this authentic Antiguan experience.

This experience can be enjoyed by two to six guests at a time.
Duration: Approximately one and a half hours (including travel time)
Price: USD65 per person

BESPOKE DINING

Even the most cultivated food mavens are impressed by the wide range of culinary specialties offered at Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort. For intimate moments, private BBQs on the beach and romantic beach dinners are ideal for an unforgettable romantic holiday. For families and friends looking for a relaxed evening near the water, a family-style Caribbean beach dinner steeped in Antiguan flavors is the perfect choice.


Participants meet the captain and the chef at the dock for a short boat trip to Bird Island and its secluded beach. Beach lovers can enjoy the sandy retreat whilst sipping fresh cocktails and savoring deluxe snacks. While butlers prepare for the picnic, the chef assembles the finest ingredients, including lobsters, crabs, and local produce for an unforgettable al fresco outing.

This experience can be enjoyed by two to six guests at a time.
Duration: Approximately three hours
Price: USD195 per person

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For a personalized and intimate evening, the resort chef tailors a five-course tasting menu according to guests’ preferences. Welcomed by a cocktail reception, guests are escorted to a private table set in a secluded area of the beach. Served under a starlit sky, the dinner showcases meticulous preparation and the distinct flavors of some of the best ingredients the Caribbean has to offer.

This experience can be enjoyed by two to six guests at a time.
Price: USD250 per person

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Before setting foot on a culinary trip around the island to pick fresh ingredients, participants consult with the chef in advance to design an ideal menu. Then, a family-style Caribbean dinner filled with Antiguan and Caribbean zest is served privately at the intimate Pool Grille.

In the evening, guests are greeted with cocktails at sunset by the infinity pool, followed by a private dinner at a large communal table. Delicacies range from tropical salad with local fruits, to conch chowder, assorted charcoal-grilled meats and Cajun-marinated fish. Dishes are presented on small and colorful cocottes and plates, embracing the true spirit of a Caribbean family-style dining experience.

This experience can be enjoyed by four to 12 guests at a time.
Price: USD250 per person

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PARTNERS IN PROVENANCE

The Partners in Provenance initiative is borne out of respect for local farmers and indigenous agriculture. Striving to maintain the kitchen’s integrity by partnering with local farms and farmers, Rosewood restaurant chefs are committed to locally grown produce, the freshest meals and the finest cuisine.

As much as possible, Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort chefs use sustainably harvested and produced fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats from the surrounding farming communities. The Estate House, a nearby plantation restaurant, is a fine example of the resort's dedication to offering fresh, organic and provincially grown ingredients sourced from farmers within close proximity.

Jumby Bay’s elegant landmark, The Estate House, is a stylish Spanish Colonial plantation house on the western edge of the island. Set overlooking the sea and lights of Antigua and surrounded by a fragrant garden of palm trees, hibiscus and wild orchids, this classic Colonial home (c. 1830) was once the centerpiece of the island sugar plantation. Today, it offers traditional Italian cuisine highlighted with tropical tastes and aromas unique to its location.

For inquiries and reservations, please contact jumbybay@rosewoodhotels.com or call at +1 268 462 6000.

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