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Review of Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort

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Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, D.C.
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Gem of the Caribbean”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Oakfield, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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new york
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Philadelphia, Pa
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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East House
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

I wrote a full review following our first visit, so this is just an update. We wondered if we would be bored as it was our 3rd visit, but we probably loved Jumby Bay more than ever. It is a beautiful resort and every member of staff simply can't do enough to ensure that your stay is everything that you want it to be. For example, heading off to the watersports centre I said that I'd come to do my daily windsurf. Everything was laid out on the beach waiting for me, including the correct sized life jacket - where else would that happen?! The food in the Estate restaurant had been changed, and we really enjoyed it this time, whereas it was probably a slight negative before. In summary, the weather is superb, we have now been in February, April and November, the beach is exceptional, lovely white sand and lots of space. It is not a place for snorkelling or night life, but if you are looking for outstanding quality and tip top service then this is the place. Beats Sandy Lane hands down.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

My wife and I go away once a year without our kids. We've been doing this for 11 years. We have been to many islands and Jumby Bay was the best one yet! As soon as you leave the airport you are greeted by a Jumby Bay Staff member and whisked away in a private car to the Jumby bay ferry dock. The dock has covered seating and magazines while you wait. The view is also beautiful. After a 7 min boat ride to the island we were immediately greeted by Melinda and staff. So friendly and nice.....we were at ease right away! We were given a drink, brief tour and taken directly to our room. We made our dinner reservations at our room. We arrived on a Thurs and enjoyed the Sunset cruise(Only on Thurs). Great meeting other guests, drinking cocktails and appetizers while watching an amazing sunset. We highly recommend the Estate House Restaurant. The atmosphere and decor is amazing as well as the food and service. Seon is an awesome bartender and makes the best Expresso Martini! We rode our bikes all over the island including right up to our standard spot on the beach everyday. We had awesome service on the beach as well(Franka thank you!) The Infinity pool was awesome and the staff at the pool restaurant is excellent! Overall, we cannot ay enough good things about Jumby Bay! They just go over the top and make sure your every need and comfort is met. Oh, don't forget to bring white clothing for White Night(Sunday Night Beach BBQ) I would like to give special thanks to the staff, they really make this place special! Thank you......Darren, Amanda, Franka, Seon, Melinda, Melissa Kimberly & Carol! We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
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 On the Beach Hotel in St. John's
#2 Family Hotel in St. John's
#2 Romantic Hotel in St. John's
#4 Business 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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