Jumby Bay Beach
The image of postcard perfection, the pristine white sands of Jumby Bay Beach lay on the western side of the island at the edge of the gently lapping sapphire waters of the Caribbean Sea. Lined by cushioned chaises beneath thatched-roofed bohios under which beach goers can escape the sun, and hammocks strung between palm trees, it is a stage set for hours of unrepentant relaxation while gazing out to sea to mainland Antigua on the horizon.
The Beach Bar, a traditional open bungalow located midway down the shoreline, is the center of the resort's casual luxury beach service. Here guests find cocktails, cold water and fresh towels at the ready. Not inclined to shift from your chosen island perch? A raised hand brings a frosty glass of water, delicious daiquiri or tray bearing a selection of freshly made fruit sorbet.
Pasture Bay Beach
On the island's Atlantic side, Pasture Bay Beach is Jumby Bay's most isolated beach. This undeveloped beach is a natural preserve for the endangered Hawksbill Turtle as well as a haven for sunbathers and those seeking romantic seclusion.
Private picnics on Pasture Beach are easily arranged with a call to the resort's concierge. Cold poached salmon, heirloom tomato salad, fresh almond cookies and champagne perhaps? No matter the request, guests will find a hamper packed with their selections waiting at the beach upon their arrival.