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Rosewood Jumby Bay
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Jumby Bay is the nicest, most luxurious property in Antigua. The hotel is located on a private island off the coast of Antigua. The ferry to Jumby Bay takes approximately 8 minutes. From the airport to Jumby Bay’s dock takes about 5-10 minutes. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with cold towels and...more
- Jumby Bay Resort features two beaches, Jumby Bay Beach with pristine, white sand, and Pasture Bay Beach, an untouched wild beach set aside as a protected nesting site for the Hawksbill Turtle.
What to Expect:
- Once a sugar plantation, Long Island is owned by Americans and Britons who maintain multi-million-dollar vacation homes on the island away from Jumby Bay Resort's and ensure the island's environment remains unspoiled. Endangered Hawksbill turtles lay eggs on the northern beach, their nocturnal June-November arrivals recorded by researchers and assisted by resort guests. Non-woolly feral sheep descended from ancestors left by the Spanish in the 16th century roam the island. Water birds flock to depressions that become ponds during rare heavy rains. Songbirds, mourning doves, and egrets abound. The Blue Pelican can be spotted. The island is so ideally situated to catch tradewind breezes for a long time the resort offered no air conditioning. No cars other than a small security-staff van are permitted. Guests use bicycles strategically located so they can ride or walk at will without regard for keeping track of "their" bikes. Complimentary golf-cart shuttle service is also available.
- The resort's main beach curves along a calm-water bay facing Antigua Island to the west. Thatch-roof shades and thickly cushioned lounge chairs line the beach, ensuring each guest ample room for uncrowded sunbathing and swimming. (Children have their own beach and swing-set south of the resort's dock.) Another beach lies along the northern shore, providing beachcombing and snorkeling among coral heads. Secluded inland, a lap pool furnishes freshwater exercise and tranquil sunbathing.
Long Island, AN,
Antigua and Barbuda
Airport:VC Bird International Airport ANU
The resort offers 40 guestrooms and suites located in three types of buildings widely spaced within the resort's main section on Long Island's west side. Pond Bay House is a one- and two-story Mediterranean-style white building with a red tile roof featuring an expansive Caribbean-view central terrace furnished with cushioned teak lounge chairs. Other Mediterranean-style buildings contain two suites each. The third type consists of six octagonal "rondavels" - South African-style one-story cottage-like buildings with conical wood-shingle roofs located near the Estate House, which contains the resort's main dinner restaurant and evening bar/lounge. Flowering tropical gardens screen all three types.
Guestrooms and suites include carved mahogany or bamboo four-poster king beds (or double beds) and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts' signature Rosewood Bed bedding. This consists of an extra-thick custom-made mattress, 100-percent-Egyptian-cotton Italian-made sheets (including double-twisted satin-finish custom-stripe top sheet), and down/feather pillows. Jumby Bay beds also include feather beds atop mattresses. Thick towels, including bathsheets, furnish additional comfort. Lady Primrose toiletries supply luxury. In-room beach towels, umbrellas, and walking sticks provide convenience.
Other features of guestrooms and suites include: white walls and ceilings with dark Brazilian-walnut trim; tile floors with bamboo mats; mahogany-colored rattan and wicker furniture; thickly cushioned teak balcony and patio furniture; Bose Wave radio/CD players; and crank-open louvered doors that allow tradewind breezes to complement ceilings fans. All guestrooms have air conditioning.
In addition to guestrooms and suites, Jumby Bay also offers Mediterranean-style villas with red tile roofs that provide accommodations for groups or families in a "village" of flowering gardens and cobblestone streets overlooking the island's east side harbor. Set up as private homes, villas are rented out in owners' absences. Decor and furnishings vary somewhat from guestrooms and suites'. Rattan furniture is natural color rather than mahogany, and, unlike most guestrooms and suites, villas include televisions with satellite programming and DVD players. Villas contain full kitchens even though guests are included in the resort's All-Inclusive Plan. Each villa comes with a complimentary four-seat electric golf cart for getting around the island.
Also offering an All-Inclusive Plan.
- Rondavel -
Embodying the traditional style of Jumby Bay, these rooms are located in octagonal-shaped cottages featuring wrap-around terraces with views of the Caribbean Sea. Each room reflects a special charm and elegance with four-poster beds, bathroom with private courtyard and outdoor garden shower.
- Rondavel One-Bedroom Suite -
These beautiful suites, located in Jumby Bay's traditional Rondavel cottages, offer charming guest room appointments including a separate bedroom, living room, bathroom with large walk-in shower and private outdoor garden with rain shower. A wrap-around terrace provides breathtaking views of the sea and hammock for relaxation.
- Beachside Courtyard Suite -
Nestled beachside, these exquisite suites have interiors that complement the beautiful island setting. The suites feature magnificent vaulted ceilings and a sitting area which opens to a beautifully appointed bedroom. The bathroom offers a dressing area, indoor rain shower, double vanity as well as an outdoor shower and soaking tub set in a calming private courtyard.
- Pool Suite -
An antique privacy gate and entry courtyard welcome one to this elegant one-bedroom suite. Beautifully appointed with 1,346 square feet of living space, the suite features a grand room with vaulted ceiling, living area, separate master bedroom with spacious bathroom and private outdoor garden with rain shower and tub. Expansive terraces overlooking the sea and a private pool provide the ultimate retreat for relaxation.
- Rosewood Estate Suite -
This exquisite one-bedroom suite offers the ultimate in privacy, luxury and service. Inspired by the island sands, subtle beiges and cream blend together with the attenuated lines of British Colonial furnishings for an understated look that embodies residential sophistication. A courtyard with fountain and entry vestibule lead to a spacious living room furnished with all of the amenities of home. The living and dining areas open onto an infinity-edge pool affording dramatic views of the Caribbean Sea. The master bedroom provides ultra privacy with a spacious bathroom, powder room and outdoor garden arranged for seclusion within a four-walled courtyard featuring a deep pedestal tub and blissful rain shower. A private butler pantry for in-suite dining and an office complete this accommodation. The suite also offers the option of one or two additional connecting suites.
- Private Homes -
Jumby Bay features a collection of privately owned luxury villas and estates, individually priced and available for rental exclusively through Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort. The villas and homes enjoy full access to the resort's world-renowned facilities and services.
- Air conditioning
- Alarm clock
- Bottled water in room (complimentary)
- CD player
- Ceiling fan
- Climate control
- Clock radio
- Coffee/tea maker
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- Designer toiletries
- DVD player
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Internet access - dial-up
- Iron/ironing board
- Premium TV channel(s)
- Rollaway beds
- Smoking rooms
- Turndown service
- Voice mail
- Wake-up calls
- Window opens
Airport taxi & boat launch transfer service breakfast, lunch & dinner daily Unlimited open bar & imported house wine with all meals Afternoon, tea Managing Director's cocktail party Concierge services. Use of three tennis courts, Non-motorized watersports, Snorkeling gear & guided snorkel tours, Sunfish sailboats, Paddle boards. Use of freshwater lap pool, Croquet & use of putting green. Use of fitness center. Use of resort bicycles, Sunset cocktail cruise, Nightly movies, Daily NY Times, facsimile.
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Concierge services
- Fitness equipment
- Gift shop or newsstand
- Hair salon
- Internet access in public areas - dial-up
- Multilingual staff
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Room service (limited hours)
- Security guard
- Shopping on site
- Spa services on site
- Suitable for children
- Swimming pool - outdoor
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Indicated rates are for search purposes only; please check for specific rates when making reservation.
- American Express
- Pets not allowed
- 3 PM
Estate HouseTwo-story 18th century building that once served as sugar-plantation "great house." Spanish-style garden-courtyard. Open-air linen-service dining under veranda roof and on starlit terrace. Multi-course dinners featuring international cuisines with Caribbean influences. Lavish dessert buffet. Dress code: long pants and collared shirts for men.
Estate House BarUpper-floor open-air lounge with wood bar, plumply cushioned inside seating and island-view balcony tables. Palm-tree wall murals. Cocktails, tropical drinks, Cuban cigars. Afternoon tea service.
VerandahOpen-air restaurant with beach/Caribbean view. Breakfast and lunch buffets and à la carte menu. Live Music.
Verandah BarOpen-air seating under bougainvillea arbor, beside rock-wall garden. Bar overlooking Jumby Bay Beach. Colorful potted cacti. Sunset and Caribbean views.
The Pool GrilleWith a Unique setting, just adjacent to the resort infinity pool, this open air restaurant offers fresh light snacks, lunch, cooling treats and an refreshing array of smoothies, cocktails, fruit juices and teas. All
Beach BarLocated at midpoint of main beach. Tropical drinks. Wide mirror above back bar reflecting tranquil turquoise bay.
Use of snorkeling gear, sailboats, and kayaking is included in the All-Inclusive Plan, as is water skiing. The resort includes three tennis courts (two lighted), a putting green, a croquet lawn, and miles of biking lanes. Bicycles are located throughout the resort's grounds so guests need not keep track of "their" bikes. The resort offers a complimentary weekly sunset sail and snorkeling trips. Fishing and scuba diving excursions can be arranged. (Fees charged by excursion operators.) Golf, horseback riding, and helicopter sightseeing are available on Antigua, which is a 2.5-mile run from Jumby Bay resort on the resort's ferryboat.
The recreational activities listed below are available at the resort or on Antigua; fees may apply.
- Bicycle rentals
- Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
- Hiking/biking trails
- Running track/path
- Scuba diving
- Water skiing
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