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5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Jumby Bay Island | P.O. Box 243, St. John's, Antigua   |  
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in St. John's
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“I want to live here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

When you arrive on the little boat it really looks like paradise. The sand is so white and the water so turquoise. It is simply, stunningly, gorgeous. There is lots to choice about what to do - go for a bicycle ride, a spot of tennis, water ski-ing or just relaxing on one of the private bays. But best of all - you get privacy on this peaceful island far from the madding crowds.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed here in November 2012 , so review a bit overdue!
The island is stunning with a wonderful beach in front of our beachfront suite. There was another remote beach where the turtles nest, very unspoilt....The bikes provided were great to discover other areas of the island if you do fancy walking. The beachfront suite was amazing with a wonderful outdoor bathtub & shower in the garden, very well thought out with a huge comfy bed, large bathroom, dressing area, sitting room with well stocked bar & treats when we arrived. The staff were amazing always smiling with service that is second to none! We were there for white night which was an evening to remember, with wonderful food, music on the beach with the the waves just a few feet away.... very elegantly done. The restaurants were excellent with a varied choice of menu for both lunch & dinner , and we loved the beach bar, has some great stories from the staff! Jumby Bay is stunning you will not be disappointed......!

Room Tip: Beachfront suites are light, spacious & very comfortable, highly recommend with or without a poo...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

The island is so beautiful. Very sparsely populated. Delightful bike rides around the island. Feels like you are in Africa with the grasses and landscape in some areas. The beach is topnotch. One of the best! Paddle boarding was really enjoyable. Waters are so calm. Service on the beach was great. Frappaccinos on the beach at 4 to give you an idea the level of detail. The rooms are four seasons quality. Outdoor shower and bathtub. Splurge and stay in villas on beach.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Oakfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We just returned from Jumby Bay, and I wish we could go back. There is no easy way to describe the Jumby Bay Resort. The staff is truly professional, as nice and prompt as can be. They remembered our names and preferences at all occasions, making us feel extremely important. Our room was well designed and decorated...comfortable bed and pillows, large bathroom and dressing area, a large sitting area with small refrigerator of refreshments, outdoor patio area with a great view of the ocean. The outdoor shower was also a unique and well liked by us both. Then there's the food...excellent! Each of the restaurants had a nice selection and wonderfully prepared meals. The only drawback was that there is a room service charge for meals. The beach is small, but lovely, and the pool is gorgeous. If you can afford Jumby Bay, it's well worth it.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Our review is long overdue. Service is impeccable. Food - excellent. Thank you to Seon, Jenny, Jasmine, Melinda and Darren. Your personalities and professionalism show through. We shall be back. Our experience -- you treated us like family and also gave us our space. We were in the new beachfront suites - gorgeous. What a wonderful holiday!!!! The spa is an oasis. For romantics, it is. White night (barbecue) is so romantic and elegant. Thank you again and again. Everyone should stay here. Your property is the best. Jumby Bay provides you with much more than you pay. Loved it!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Philadelphia, Pa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

No other resort has a better staff. Every person smiles, is interested in you, and is thoroughly professional. They all love working at Jumby Bay and they make each guest feel special.
It is so safe you do not need keys to your room. A private launch takes you to this 300 acre
landscaped island. The accommodations are tasteful with top of the line appointments.
It is probably the best small resort in the Americas.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Prior to booking our honeymoon, we had researched pretty much every hotel in the Caribbean... but the reviews on here sealed the deal. We were slightly worried that we had built up our expectations so high that Jumby surely couldn't meet them. Quite the opposite... it blew them away! Jumby Bay is perfect in EVERY possible way - there are hundreds of white-sand picture-postcard resorts out there but Jumby is different - every member of staff goes out of their way to make you feel so special from the moment you step into the airport until the moment you leave. Melinda is exceptional and welcomes you with fantastic energy and warmth.The beach staff - Jenny, Omar, Franka, Patel etc - were not only incredibly attentive but so personable and great fun, supplying us with delicious bespoke cocktails to our tastes and even throwing a spontaneous small beach party for us all for a fellow guest’s birthday. We already miss Jenny and her wonderful infectious hearty laugh and will come back to hear that alone! When Jenny noticed my husband (whom she affectionately called 'The Doc' within 5 minutes of meeting him) had sunburn after a long day on the beach she made sure fresh aloe was picked and sent to the villa that evening. It's these little touches that set Jumby apart and make every penny worthwhile. The food at the Estate House was the best (hot chocolate fondant with a melting middle was to die for). Beach massage at the spa (by Sharon) was blissful. They were building some new villas by the rondavel rooms but the construction wasn't noisy. Go for a beach suite though if you can. We met some wonderful people, both staff and guests, and we will certainly be back! Don't hesitate for a moment, just book it. But beware, once you've been, nowhere will live up to it!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jumby Bay Island | P.O. Box 243, St. John's, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in St. John's
#1 Top resorts Hotel in St. John's
#1 Family Hotel in St. John's
#1 Business Hotel in St. John's
#1 On the Beach Hotel in St. John's
#2 Romantic Hotel in St. John's
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 300-acre private island located just two miles off the coast of Antigua, Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort casts a spell of serene enchantment. A naturalist's haven that plays host to a variety of wildlife a midst the tropical foliage and pristine, white sand beaches, this all-inclusive hideaway is recognized world-wide as a private island resort paradise. With 40 luxurious resort rooms and suites, and a host of privately owned residences, Jumby Bay's exemplary hospitality is something that has long been lauded by the Caribbean's most discerning travelers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Hotel St. John`s
Jumby Bay Antigua
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort Antigua/Saint John Parish

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