Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort in Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Nestled on a 300-acre private Caribbean island two miles from Antigua, Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is a secluded haven filled with lush landscapes, stately palm trees and three stunning white sand beaches. After touching down in Antigua, guest are whisked away on a short and scenic private cruise to Jumby Bay Island, making it one of the most desirable and exclusive private retreats in the Caribbean. Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort features: rooms - simple and serene settings, located on the western side of Jumby Bay, suites - located just steps away from the pristine white beaches, offering spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, Private Villas - showcasing relaxed Caribbean sophistication in a variety of styles. The villas emphasize indoor-outdoor living with outdoor dining and lounging space, stunning pools and magnificent ocean views, and individually designed Private Homes - whether comprised of a singular home, or of a main house in combination with guest cottages, all deliver the utmost privacy. The expansive luxury retreats are thoughtfully outfitted with spacious dining, bar and lounge areas, fabulous terraces for taking in the magnificent ocean views and an assortment of luxury amenities.
From breakfast to evening cocktails, Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort’s culinary vision marries simplicity with sophistication. From the fine-dining romance of our historic Estate House to the casual Caribbean fare of the Pool Grille, our gastronomic selections are inspired by fresh, local ingredients and international influences. Wecoming guests to: THE VERANDAH - Caribbean-style open-air restaurant, THE POOL GRILLE - light fare by the beautiful infinity pool, THE BEACH SHACK - authentic and local food experience with toes-in-the-sand appeal, THE BEACH BAR, and A SENSE OF TASTE - a culinary program that invites guests to embark on extraordinary gastronomic journeys that create authentic connections with the local.
Reachable only by boat, and with no cars in sight, this private isle of white-powdered beaches and winding bicycle paths is a one-of-a-kind hideaway known, quite simply, as the finest resort in the Caribbean.
Location of Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Nearest Airport: ANU
Amenities for Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
- General Information
- 40 Rooms, Suites & Villas
- Poolside Dining
- Room Service
- Oceanfront Dining
- Waterfront Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Housekeeping Service
- Walking Trails
- Boat Shuttle Service
- In-Room Amenities
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- iPod Docks
- Iron/Ironing Boards
- Luxury Linens
- Boat Excursions
- Water Sports Programs
- Children's Programs
- Active & Adventure
- Honeymoons & Romance
Reviews for Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Having been to several Rosewood resorts, my wife and I expect to have a certain level of service and quality of accommodations and food. We had always known about the property and always heard fantastic reviews of the place. So after a 3 hour flight from Miami, we were greeted with a warm smile as we came down the escalator in the airport. The resort arranges for someone to meet you and walk you to the front of the line in customs, and takes you to your transportation. You are then whisked away for a short ride to the dock, where the resort catamaran is waiting for you. As you enjoy the 7 minute ride to the island, you get to enjoy the sights and sounds of boating in the Caribbean. As we approach the island we saw a beautiful beach, the mini huts and lounge chairs, and of course the beach bar. We disembarked and walked down the dock towards the Veranda bar. Whilst at the bar we met Genny who made us a couple of rum drinks that were extremely refreshing. We tried some other rums as well and started getting into relaxation mode. So we hung out at the bar while going over the checking in details. I had a hard time paying attention to the staff, because I was distracted by my new surroundings and I wanted to hit the beach. After a while we we given a mini tour of the island enroute to our room - a beachside suite. Our room was clean, spacious and outfitted with two large screen televisions which were only used to watch the NBA Finals. There was an awesome view from each room in the suite. There is also a small plunge pool which we never used, because the ocean was in view and steps away from our suite. The suite was fully appointed with everything you could want - in door and out door showers, a tub, a fully stocked mini bar and did I mention the great views? The first night we wanted to be casual and hung out at the veranda restaurant. The service was friendly and accommodating and the food was really good! Breakfast (also at the Veranda) is everything you could want in a breakfast. There is a huge selection of fresh juices, baked goods, fruit and cured meats and fish. You can have an omelette, Eggs Benedict, pancakes or whatever you want. We enjoyed sitting and reading the Jumby Bay version of the NYT while having our coffee. Now off to the beach where they set up your lounges under the mini huts and supply you with water and whatever you want. The beach is soft white sand and is well maintained. There was usually someone going around picking up leaves and other things so that the beach looked clean. The water was clear and you could see an mini army of starfish in the shallow water. Down on one end of the beach, there is a sand bar where you can walk out far and see crabs, conch and small fishes. The bay seems to be protected against erosion by sand bars and reefs. The water is calm and warm and pleasant to be in. Back to my lounge where I hang out under the shade and read my Kindle. We are approached by a smiling staff member asking us if we need anything. Then another comes by with some light snacks. Then a while later some fresh drinks are offered. The staff is constantly making sure you are attended to, but it is not too much. And they are always friendly and smiling and in a great mood. Felix and Travis deserve special mentions, but everyone was fantastic. There is also a beach shack bar where we found Ms. Geraldine who is there to make sure your whistle stays wet. And next door you can get an awesome wrap made fresh right in the beach. For more substantial food, there is the Beach Grille that has really good fries. They will also deliver the full menu to you on the beach. In the afternoon they come around with frappachino drinks to which I quickly added Kahlua and Bailey's. Now, we were Chillaxing! In addition to the Veranda, you can dine at the Estate House. The bar is elegant and stocked with many high end rums, single malts etc. A nice place to have pre meal cocktails. We received a tour of the wine cellar and offered to schedule a tasting. You can sit either inside our out. The weather was spectacular so we sat outside. The food was amazing! Plenty of tasty choices of seafood, steak, rack of lamb, veal cheeks, etc. Again the staff was friendly and eager to please. Besides chillaxing on the beach there is plenty of other things to do. You can play tennis, work out in the gym or take exercise and yoga classes. You can go for a bike ride around the island and see the amazing views and properties. There are boat tours, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, kayaks, sailing etc. But for us it always comes back to chillaxing on the beach. The weather was perfect. The food was great! The service was awesom! Yeah....that was pretty amazing! We shall return.
My husband and I have stayed at Jumby Bay Resort three times. We can't wait until the next visit! The whole staff is wonderful, authentically friendly, and they go above and beyond to provide the best experience for all their guests.
Hjgrisham - Owasso, Oklahoma
The best holiday experience ever. The staff were amazing, nothing too much trouble, such friendly happy characters. The all inclusive food was the best and so healthy too. I have never felt so safe on a holiday and the beach was a tropical island paradise with palm trees everywhere & the clearest blue sea. I am so glad we chose Jumby Bay as our honeymoon destination! We will def be going back!
684kellieb - Liss, United Kingdom
Every other review before has said it all but I must say it again. What an island, ten minutes from Antigua by boat. From the minute you arrive until you unfortunately have to leave everything is just first class plus. Beautiful villa, beach is a view to behold as is the striking colour of the water. Do not think my wife and myself have felt so relaxed for a long time. Staff could not have been better, so friendly and restaurants were superb especially the Estate House. Made the mistake of going to Rum History and tasting, now love rum! Everything you could wish for was there whether young or old.
duff530 - glasgow
We've been focusing our spring travels in the Caribbean the last few years and Jumby Bay has been at the top of our too visit list. Finally went there for a week in March 2017 with my 12 year old daughter and 21 year old niece. Following is my thoughts on the visit. Good Stuff Beautiful location. You are secluded on your own island about a half mile off the coast. The only way to get there is by the hotel's ferry. This leads to great views of the water and the island of Antigua proper. The hotel itself is very nice. Fits in very well with the surroundings. Things are spread out enough to give you a sense of space, but nothing is too far away. Also, you feel very secure. No need to lock the doors. Great Food You are going to eat all of you meals at the property. There are not many appealing options to eat off property. However, the hotel does an excellent job keeping it interesting for guests. Besides the two restaurants, the hotel does a few special meal set ups during the week. One was a barbeque at the beach bar, the other was one they called White Night at the main restaurant. This injects some variety. Additionally, all of the food is excellent. Didn't have a bad meal. Activities Lots of scheduled activities, great spa and plus they will organize whatever you want. We wanted a private sunset cruise, so they obtained a fabulous boat with the most entertaining crew. Great stuff. Staff They work very hard to please, but are not over bearing. Was very impressed. The Not So Good Stuff Management I've stayed at a lot of resorts of this level and was surprised at the lack of visibility of management. Usually, they are around a lot talking with the guests. Here they were not to be seen at all. Room We had one of the one bedroom pool suites because we had three people. It was a wonderful room. However, in similar type resorts this class of room will have a powder room. This one did not. This struck me as a serious defect when you have three people to a room. I'm not trying to be picky, it was just a noticeable flaw. Why four stars instead of five? The hotel was wonderful, it was just lacking the "OMG" factor that would make me give it five stars. All in all a great place.
Timothy F - Clarendon Hills, Illinois