The Caribbean has long been a cradle of rest, replenishment and revivifying fun during the holidays. But for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2020, discerning sun seekers have a slightly different question in mind: Where can I go for privacy, peace of mind and five-star all-inclusive service this holiday season?
The answer is clear as the crystal Caribbean Sea. The answer is Jumby Bay Island.
We asked the Jumby Bay team, who know it better than anyone, why they recommend the island for a year-end getaway. Here’s what they offered…
“Jumby Bay is all about enjoying pure family fun.” Georgina, Spa Therapist
Jumby Bay isn’t the only private island destination in the Caribbean, but it’s the only one with such a strong family spirit and extensive offering for travellers of all ages. Here, parental bliss is ensured by the help of the Jumby Explorers Kids Club, offering a rotating daily programme of activities for children and tweens. Aleksandra Vukojevic, Jumby Bay’s General Manager, says it simply,
“Our 300-acre private island is a place where children (and parents) re-discover freedom. No keys, no cars, only bikes and a vast stretch of breathtaking nature surround you.”
“This island is the most romantic destination in the Caribbean.” Ashley, Guest Relations Manager
If there is a formula for romance, Jumby Bay has mastered it. After just a 10-minute boat ride from Antigua, couples are delivered to the powdery white shores of an astonishingly beautiful island where they don’t have to lift a finger. The only decisions that remain are: Beach or pool? Seaside barbecue or gastronomic dinner? Cooking class or rum tasting?
Couples massage or… you get the picture. A honeymoon or romantic getaway at Jumby Bay is about being together without distraction, enjoying the most satisfying pleasures life has to offer.
“Come here for adventures on the water!” Vaughn, Watersports Attendant
The island’s watersports team of experts safely guide you to explore the sea at any speed you like. From windsurfing and paddleboarding to waterskiing and wake boarding, and more, Jumby Bay Island is fully equipped to accompany individuals and groups for exhilarating adventures on — and in — the sea. The only question is how long to stay so that you can experience them all?
“You can experience peace and quiet in nature like nowhere else.” Jahrel, Grounds Attendant
For travellers seeking true peace and quiet in unspoiled nature, there is no destination quite like Jumby Bay. Cars are not permitted on the private island, which means that the only ambient hum comes from the crickets and honey bees. When Christopher Columbus’ explorer ships discovered Jumby Bay Island in 1493, they brought with them a small herd of Blackhead Persian sheep. And if it’s any indication of how unspoiled the natural environment is, the sheep’s descendants continue to graze the island pastures to this day…
“The outstanding food and service is at the heart of every Jumby Bay getaway.” Kariem, Executive Pastry Sous Chef; and Tomika, Pastry Sous Chef
This holiday season, leave the cooking to Jumby Bay’s acclaimed Chefs. The culinary team has designed à la carte dining experiences to surprise your foodie palette and delight the entire family. Whether you dine poolside, on the beach, in the opulent Estate House, or served by a dedicated chef in your Private Residence, the menu is always crafted around local ingredients from the island’s farm and kitchen garden. To be enjoyed with complimentary cocktails, fine wines, and Taittinger champagne. This is all-inclusive dining and drinking for travellers who know, and love, outstanding food and drink.
Jumby Bay Island is the recipient of the 2020 Gold-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide, establishing the private island paradise as this holiday season’s leading all-inclusive Caribbean gem. Finish this year on a high note. Treat you and yours to the totally unique experience of Life Unscripted at Jumby Bay Island.