Resort Fact Sheet
Tropical foliage and pristine white beaches characterize Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort a secluded all-inclusive Caribbean hideaway accessible only by boat from Antigua, legendary for providing discerning travelers with world-class service and distinguished amenities. Jumby Bay has long been lauded for its attention to details, and now a $28-million renewal reflects the ongoing quest for perfection and sophisticated luxury. Exciting new additions to the island include a new Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, new restaurant, sensational new beach-front suites and a stunning ocean-front infinity pool. The island also features two excellent sunbathing beaches, Jumby Bay Beach and Pasture Beach, plus winding paths lined with towering palms, ideal for walking or biking.
Jumby Bay Island is a 300-acre private enclave just two miles north of Antigua in the West Indies. A haven for naturalists, the island plays host to a variety of wildlife including sheep, the White Egret, and the Blue Pelican. Pasture Beach, on the island's windward side, is a protected nesting site of the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle.
A Brief History
An ancient coral reef first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and claimed by the British in 1632, Jumby Bay Island takes its name from "jumbie," Antiguan colloquial for "playful spirit." Held by a series of owners including a family of sugar planters, the island was developed as an ultra-luxe resort and vacation community in the 1980s. Owned by a passionately committed group of homeowners, the resort is a reflection of their casual elegant island lifestyle.
The debut of the $28-million resort renewal draws inspiration from Jumby Bay's surroundings—both the beauty of nature and the tradition of elegance that has long graced the private island. The resort embodies good taste, simple sophistication and casual elegance through guest rooms, restaurants and public spaces. Color palettes are influenced by the Caribbean Sea, with tones of blue ranging from soft aqua and turquoise to vivid marine blues. Coral reefs and sand further inspired punches of bright coral and jeweled tones reflective of reef marine life.
Rooms & Suites
The luxurious hideaway features 40 accommodations. Just steps from Jumby Bay Beach, 28 new suites each offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea while octagonal 12 Rondavel Rooms occupy a simple and serene setting on the western side of the property. On the northern end of the resort, Pond Bay Terrace clusters 15 Beachside Courtyard Suites around a dramatic open-air courtyard and new oceanfront infinity pool. Eleven Oceanfront Pool Suites will have dramatic views of Jumby Bay Beach, providing guests with a secluded hideaway that embodies the island's stylish good taste. Two Rosewood Estate Suites offer the ultimate in space, privacy, luxury and service along with the option of one or two additional connecting suites.
Villas & Estate Homes
Jumby Bay offers a collection of privately owned luxury villas and estates, individually priced and available for rental exclusively through the resort. The villas and homes enjoy full access to Jumby Bay resort's world-renowned facilities and services.
Services & Amenities
- Guest, beach & pool attendants
- Children's club, nanny services
- Business center
- Cooking classes, private dinners, picnic hampers
- Library & screening room
- Romantic turndown
- Al fresco baths
- 24-hour security
- Laundry & dry-cleaning service
- Caloi bicycles
- Twice-daily housekeeping services
- In-room dining service
- Italian linens, terry robes, Lady Primrose bath amenities
- 42" flat-screen TV with NXTV system, iPod docking station, Bose sound sytem, direct-dial telephone with voice mail
- Complimentary high-speed Internet with WiFi
- Mini bar, Nespresso machine, in-room safe, iron with ironing board, hair dryer
- Individual air-conditioning & ceiling fan controls
As if by magic, every member of the staff knows your name and you are warmly welcomed into the fold. Providing maximum service and maximum privacy, Jumby's 24-hour concierge functions as an on-call butler, and guests need only dial "0" for any and all requests: from scheduling a spa appointment to arranging a sightseeing excursion.
One of the highlights of Jumby Bay's $28-million renewal project is the addition of new dining options on the island as well as enhancements to time-honored favorites.
VERANDAH RESTAURANT & BAR The Verandah Restaurant offers toes-in-the-sand elegance as guests indulge in "Carib-Pean" that invokes the simplicity of light European food styles reminiscent of coastal France yet prepared with a simple, light, and casual approach utilizing products local to the beautiful island. Highlights include freshly caught seafood, hearth baked specialties, grilled lobsters, select prime and aged steaks, rotisserie chicken and spectacularly light desserts featuring local fruits. With an emphasis on seafood and steaks, market fresh ingredients approached with simplicity are at the heart the cuisine at the open-air Verandah Restaurant. Set next to the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea, The Verandah welcomes diners with a warm smile and cool breeze. Stylish without being pretentious, this is the sun-filled setting for daily breakfast, lunch and dinner.
THE KITCHEN The Kitchen at Verandah Restaurant & Bar will provide a unique experience for up to eight guests, for private dining at a secluded Chef's Table. Guests will enjoy exclusive use of the Verandah 'Kitchen' with a personal chef on hand to describe various ingredients used for the dishes, as well as a personal sommelier to recommend wines to compliment each course.
POOL GRILLE & BAR A brasserie boasting tranquil views of the infinity pool and Caribbean Sea, The Pool Grille offers an atmosphere equaled only by its delectable breakfast and menus. Each morning, continental breakfast is served al fresco on the terrace. At lunch, a menu of casual favorites from salads to hamburgers to grilled seafood is accompanied by creative cocktails. By night, savor a variety of inspired choices presented family-style in a decidedly relaxed but stylish atmosphere (evening dining seasonal).
THE ESTATE HOUSE The Estate House offers fine dining with an emphasis on Mediterranean cuisine. An outpost of British Colonial-style glamour at the edge of the sea, the Estate House, built circa-1830, was the centerpiece of the island sugar plantation. A classic colonial structure, the white, two-story façade features twin exterior stone staircases lined with wood balustrades topped with carved pineapple finials and has become Jumby Bay's evening playground.
THE BEACH BAR This convenient bar is located midway down Jumby Bay Beach.
Sense, a Rosewood Spa® is one of the most exciting elements of Jumby Bay's renewal. An oceanfront spa designed to enhance every aspect of a guest's experience, the Sense spa will bestow one-of-a-kind ambience, style and attention to detail. The five treatment rooms include a Duet Suite and inspiration for the treatments come from indigenous natural elements such as sugar cane, molasses, spices and rum.
Recreational amenities include three tennis courts (two lit for night play), three miles of hiking trails, a croquet lawn, a putting green a 25-meter lap pool and an infinity pool. There are Eco Tours and Nature Walks available along with Stargazing and Turtle Watches (seasonal). The resident tennis pro is available for coaching and can arrange a match with other guests.
Outfitted in the latest in strength and cardiovascular equipment, the fitness center, located at The Verandah, is equipped with an array of weight training units. Additionally the fitness center is equipped with state-of-the-art treadmills, isometric machines and stationary bicycles. Classes are scheduled by appointment.
Shop in sophisticated style at the resort boutique located at The Verandah. The boutique offers a collection of ultra-luxe resort-wear including Alexis Bittar, Vilebrequin, Calypso and Eric Javits. Cosmetics and fragrances from Lady Primrose as well as fine tabletop linens are on hand. A selection of Jumby Bay logo-wear is available at our Pro Shop. Trips to the island's main shopping district in St. John's can be easily arranged.
Guests can enjoy a variety of water sports including waterskiing, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. Morning snorkeling trips to nearby Bird Island are offered weekly. Beach attendants are available to assist with water sport lessons.
The Antiguan climate is one of the best in the Caribbean, and experiences little rainfall. Constant sea breezes and trade winds keep the air fresh and the temperature around 81 degrees Fahrenheit. From May to November, temperatures average around 89 degrees Fahrenheit.
Operator: Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Owner: Jumby Bay Island Company Ltd.