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“Xmas 2012 - 3rd time here & sensational again !!”
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Jumby Bay Island
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 May 2013

i have reviewed Jumby twice before...so will only add a few comments:

-for us (2 adults, 2 kids 13 and 10) it is the best on so many levels...it is the intangible 'ambience" of the overall vacation that wins the day...you may find better sea in Maldives, better sand in Turks, better food etc etc but no resort delivers the complete experience than Jumby

this time we were very fortunate to stay in a privately owned house...beyond words !! ...but i would walk from London to Jumby irrespective of accomodation

I spend a lot of time in hotels with work and leisure and believe Andrew Hedley is the most visible GM, the most focused on training the staff to deliver the experience yet allowing their wonderful personalities to shine through. Every engagement with staff is natural and warm and Jumby has some incredible characters

Not sure writing reviews is good for Jumby lovers....we have only just managed to book again for Xmas 2013 but demand is high !!!!

Room Tip: Private house if you can afford it, otherwise courtyard suites next to spa ( 1 min from beach)
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Of course every review says the same thing...we were lucky enough to spend five nights in this paradise in April. Simply wonderful. Ask for a "picnic" to be delivered on Pasture Beach. What a delight, lovely lunch on a beach we had all to ourselves, served on a white linen set table with flowers, beautiful. White Night on Sunday was delicious, wonderful BBQ. If you like to look for shells, ask and the sports folks will take you by boat over to a wonderful beach where you can pick to your hearts content. It's the many little things that happen when your at Jumby that add to the experience from the little treat in your room each evening, to the packet of glass cleaner that showed up by each pair of sunglasses we left out, to the cooler of water that shows up near your chair on the beach with all of the other snacks that make it an experience to remember. We stayed on the beach in room 40. Beautiful view straight out to the ocean. Thank you Melinda and Elaine at the Veranda Bar for being so kind. My husband wants to come back and try seasoned rice! It was a lovely time. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

My husband and I went in March 2013. We were there for 3 nights which in retrospect was too short. We were very impressed with the service and the staffs eagerness to accommodate us. The food was amazing and the nightly entertainment was a pleasant surprise. Melinda (part of the service group) was fantastic (she's perfect for her role) she made us feel welcomed right from the start. And was nice enough to take us to see the turtles at the same time she managed to give us a small tour on the way. We were sorry to miss white night (I've heard it's fantastic) I won't make that mistake again. We can't wait to return, it was one of our favorite vacation spots!

Room Tip: Get a room with an outdoor shower!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Perfect vacation at Jumby Bay, mostly thanks to the best service I've experienced in all my visits to the Caribbean. Not to mention beautiful beaches, great food, and every service and amenity you could think of. Big, sprawling, beautiful grounds. And bikes so you can explore them. Modern, luxurious, yet very comfortable rooms. One note to mention -- the website makes Jumby Bay look far more formal than it actually is. It is a friendly, warm, family resort -- enjoyable for those traveling with children and those without them on a romantic getaway. We'll return, and recommend to others.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

This was our third visit to jumby bay island, the renovations have made it even better.
Without exception the staff are wonderful, they genuinely want you to have a great holiday.
I can highly recommend the new bar near the infinity pool, the lunches are lovely and the team there are great fun...
The beach bar serves amazing rum punches in nice sturdy glasses, you get lovely surprise nibbles and sorbets/ smoothies and cookies whilst you sunbathe on the lovely white sand.
The estate house was perfect, we love the bar there for both pre/après dinner drinks.
The spa was fabulous, reflexologist was highly trained and knew her stuff.
Just a small criticism, the gym could do with being bigger with more cardio machines.
We look forward to returning soon.

Room Tip: We like the rondavels in old jumby, they seem more private.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

Upon arrival at Jumby Bay Resort I felt like I was arriving on "Fantasy Island" (for those of you who remember the show!) While they check you in, you are offered a delicious signature rum punch and then they whisk you away in an electric cart to your own casita. The views are spectacular, the beaches are pristine, the service is impeccable, and the staff will do anything to make your stay an exceptional one. The outdoor enclosed shower is to die for and the bed is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in on a vacation. The food was very good, but was not as good as I feel it should have been for a resort of this quality, although the wait staff is outstanding. Regardless, I would go there again in a heartbeat and guarantee you will love your visit to Jumby Bay.

Room Tip: Pay the extra to get a casita with a beach view and outdoor shower.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

I think I can learn something from the way that Jumby Bay is run - all of their employees are empowered to do whatever it takes to make you happy. I've been to places with better beaches, and the food is very good but I've had better - but I have never been anywhere with better trained staff. They were friendly and accommodating making our whole vacation enjoyable. Also, the Beachside Courtyard Suites are fantastic!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Jumby Bay Island | P.O. Box 243, St. John's, Antigua (Formerly Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort)
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Region: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint John Parish > St. John's
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Romantic Hotel in St. John's
#4 Business Hotel in St. John's
Price Range: £1,287 - £3,037 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jumby Bay Island 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 Island casts a spell of serene enchantment. A naturalist's haven that plays host to a variety of wildlife amidst 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 Island Antigua/Saint John Parish

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