Touching down in Antigua, guests are whisked away on a short private cruise to Long Island, home of the tropical haven of Jumby Bay, where sun-kissed days are enjoyed basking on one of the world's finest beaches. This corner of the Caribbean, where pure white sands embrace crystal clear waters, is also home to rare Spanish sheep, beautiful birds such as the white egret and blue pelican, nurse sharks, eagle rays and brilliant reef fish.
Guests arrive into Antigua at the V.C. Bird International Airport located on the northeast corner of Antigua. There are many direct flights from North America and Europe as well as connecting flights via San Juan and St. Maarten. Charter flights are also available to the neighboring islands.
North American Air Service:
Air Canada: Direct flights from Toronto
West Jet: Direct flights from Toronto
American Airlines: Direct flights from Miami, New York & Puerto Rico
Caribbean Airways: Direct flights from New York
Continental: Direct flights from New Jersey
Delta: Direct flights from Atlanta and New York
US Air: Direct flights from Charlotte
European Air Service: British Airways & Virgin Atlantic
Other Airlines Serving Antigua: American Eagle & LIAT
Approximate Flight Times: New York (4 hrs.), Miami (3 hrs.), Baltimore (4 hrs.), Toronto (4 hrs.), Puerto Rico (1 hr.), London (8 hrs.), Frankfurt (9 hrs.), Paris (8 hrs.)
Jumby Bay provides transfers between the mainland airport and the resort. Upon arrival, a chauffeured private town car conveys guests on a three-minute drive to the resort's dock where they receive a warm Jumby Bay welcome from a resort representative. From this point guests needn't lift a finger - their baggage will be waiting for them in their guest room, suite, villa or estate home. With cool scented towels proffered by staff, guests can take a moment to refresh themselves after their journey and begin to unwind. Two experienced crew members will assist guests onto the resort's private catamaran for a seven-minute ride over to Jumby Bay through clear Caribbean waters.
Adults: $60 per person, roundtrip
Children 2-12 years old: $30 per child, roundtrip (for children under 2 years old the transfer is complimentary)
Airport transfer fees for guests arriving via private plane are available upon request.
Traveling Around Antigua
Rental cars are abundant throughout Antigua. A valid national license and a local license are required. The latter may be obtained at a police station for a nominal charge of US$20. Be aware that driving is on the left-hand side and most of the island roadways are not paved. Antigua's roads are notorious for potholes and poor signage and shoulders. Antigua's bus transportation can be quite an adventure. Travel by bus only if you don't mind erratic bus schedules and limited destinations. Taxis are the easiest way to venture around Antigua and all taxi drivers are qualified tour guides. For the adventuresome traveler, consider renting a motorcycle or mountain bike to see the island.