Saturday, February 13, 2010

Jumby Bay (Antigua)

guest post by Elegant Resorts

Located on a 300 acre private island, once a sugar plantation, the island is now a back-to-nature luxury holiday destination. The resort was closed in 2008 and recently reopened following a $28 million resort wide alteration. Jumby Bay has two white sand beaches and the resorts maintained 85 acres ensure the island's environment remains unspoiled. There are no cars permitted on the island, but complimentary golf cart and shuttle service are available. The best way to get around is to use one of many community bicycles, so guests can ride or walk without worry for keeping track of bikes.

Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort, is surrounded by gorgeous beaches. Guests are eager to run off into the sun and play in the sand, go sailing or deep-sea fishing, golf on the main island, take an island tour or visit a neighboring island. And with all the celebrities that visit the island, Jumby Bay is truly a playground for the rich and famous. Use of sailboats, snorkel gear, kayaks is included as well as water skiing. The resort has three tennis courts where you can even play on a well-lit court at night. Bicycles are located throughout the resort's grounds. Golf, horseback riding, and helicopter sightseeing are available nearby in Antigua.

The resort's main beach curves along a calm water bay facing Antigua Island. With comfortable lounge chairs on the beach, guests can also take advantage of the large open space for private sun bathing and swimming. Children have their own beach just south of the resort.

The resort is also endowed with on-site spa services, complimentary airport transportation, fitness facilities, multilingual staff, hair salon and babysitting or child care facilities. The resort can also arrange a private beach dinner and a casino night. The resort’s new spa, new spacious suites, and world class dining experiences make it a great spot for a romantic getaway.

Jumby Bay offers forty exquisite suites and a dozen two-bedroom villas each with a private pool. All are air-conditioned, have indoor and outdoor showers, a CD player, safe, internet access, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, and more. The resort’s guestrooms and suites situated in three styles of architecture. Mediterranean style white structures with red roofs and octagonal South African style cottages are placed among tropical gardens.

There are two restaurants at Jumby Bay Resort. The Verandah serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the Estate House serves Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean dishes in a romantic candle lit setting. There are also two bars, one on the beach and one at the Verandah.

The Jumby Bay staff prides itself on being tactful and is devoted to protect the privacy of all guests. People come to Jumby Bay to break away from and get away from the real world. While spending their holidays on the island celebrities can loosen up assured they won’t have to be concerned about the invasion of their privacy.

Jumby Bay can also cater to weddings. A wedding coordinator can accompany couples while getting a marriage license locally. In addition to the administrative wedding needs, the resort will set up the location, flowers, photography, cake, and of course champagne. You can even rent the entire island for you your friends and family for a wedding celebration that is in the league of celebrities. No wonder they call this place the playground of rich and famous.

Photo Source: Gandhu and Sarah


Footsteps said...

I love Rosewood Resorts! Caneel Bay on St John and Little Dix in Virgin Gorda are favorites of mine. Would love to check out Jumby Bay!

Susan said...

I have been traveling and exploring marvelous and heavenly places like resorts and beaches,and I can't afford to miss this one. Jumby Bay here I come!

BarbaraW said... the look of that beach. There's something quite special about turquoise water. I lived in St. Thomas for a while and the Caribbean never quite got out of my system.

Tony said...

This is a good info. I have been traveling and exploring marvelous places like beaches, hotels and most famous places.

Sherry Ott said...

I'm always a fan of islands where there are no cars! It just makes the whole experience that much better!

Mark H said...

@footsteps: Looks like a piece of heaven.

@susan: I hope you get there soon.

@BarbaraW: You are correct. There is something truly inviting about turquoise waters.

@Tony: Thank you.

@sherry: The peaceful difference with no cars is so marked in a place.

Lifecruiser Travel Blog said...

I'd not have anything against spending a long time over there! Ah.... that looks and sounds just what I need right now! *dreamy sigh*

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