Discover: Jumby Bay Resort, Antigua

Hotels — By conniemotz on July 6, 2010 at 1:48 am

Discover Jumby Bay Resort Antigua

Recently refurbished to the tune of $28 million, Jumby Bay Resort is an exclusive all-inclusive resort located on Long Island just off the shores of Antigua.  Upon arrival at V. C. Bird International Airport, Jumby Bay Resort will first whisk you away by airport shuttle (fee) and then by private water taxi to their elite 300-acre little slice of tropical paradise.

Offering only 40 luxurious rooms, suites, and villas, Jumby Bay Resort caters to the most discerning traveler.  Whether you’re beachside, poolside, or oceanside, you’ll never make a wrong choice with the acommodations available at this gorgeous resort.  The most special of which is the ocean view Rosewood Estate Suite offering a courtyard fountain, living and dining areas, a spacious bedroom and attached bath, an infinity pool, and a funky outdoor rain shower.

All rooms at Jumby Bay Resort come with a number of luxurious amenities like bicycles by Caloi, bath amenities by Lady Primrose, a sound system by Bose, a Nespresso machine, terry robes, and lavish Italian linens.  The all-inclusive part of Jumby Bay Resort includes three meals daily; cocktails, wine, and other drinks; afternoon tea; turndown service, and a welcome treat upon arrival.

There’s an abundance of activities to keep anyone busy while visiting this lush resort.  Included in your room rate is use of the tennis courts, pool, picture perfect white sand beaches, non-motorized water sports, snorkelling, sailing, croquet, fitness center, along with a memorable sunset cruise.  Golfing, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and more, can be arranged for an additional fee.

Jumby Bay Resort is also home to the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Turtle Project where turtles have returned to nest for the last 23 years.  Weighing up to 175 pounds, Hawksbill turtles in Antigua nest 4-6 times annually which produces almost 20,000 youngsters.  Check with the resort to time your visit to witness this most special event in nature.

Dating back to 1830, the Estate House is the fine dining option for visitors to Jumby Bay Resort as it serves up Mediterranean-style cuisine with flair.  The bistro-style Pool Grille offers up drinks and snacks; during high season, it also offers family-dining and the same views of the Caribbean Sea over the edge of the infinity pool.  The Verandah Restaurant & Kitchen is a combination sophisticated beach bar, dining, and lounge option; the actual Beach Bar is dotted along the pristine white sand beaches where lounge chairs and thatched roof umbrellas complement any drink of the day. (pictured above)

Jumby Bay Resort is also known for the pampering treatments available at their oceanfront Sense Ssa as well as for their heavenly wedding and honeymoon packages.  Standard daily all-inclusive rates at Jumby Bay Resort start at $1,150 with special offers available on a limited basis.

Flickr.com Photo Credit: DSC_0086 by Bennorvell

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