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Jumby Bay, Long Island, Antigua 

Long Island , Antigua
Antigua + Barbuda
Tel: 268 462 6000
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Part of the Rosewood collection, Jumby Bay is a secluded getaway for the rich, famous, and hopelessly romantic. Robin Leach used to own a villa at this all-inclusive retreat, nestled on a private 300-acre island two miles off the coast of Antigua. Accessible only by boat (golf carts are used as on-island transportation), the resort has three white-sand beaches, an 82-foot lap pool, lush foliage with rare tropical flowers, 40 recently refurbished suites, and 11 two- to four-bedroom villas with private plunge pools. Rooms are decked out in British Colonial décor, with teak trim, mahogany four-poster beds, dark wicker, earthy printed fabrics, and ethnic objets d'art. Most popular are the oceanview courtyard suites with indoor and outdoor showers. One of the three beaches is a protected haven for the endangered Hawksbill turtle and privacy-seeking newlyweds. The Estate House, a 230-year-old English plantation manor overlooking the croquet lawn, is a busy spot for high tea.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
On a private island two miles off Antigua, this all-inclusive reopened after a $28 million renovation at the end of 2009 that gave a "refreshing overhaul" to guest rooms—in tones of aqua, turquoise, marine blue—and added Sense spa. The new Verandah specializes in seafood. Staff "make you feel like they know you." "The updated Jumby is perfect."

(40 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 89.7
  • Activities: 88.5
  • Design: 90.3
  • Food: 87.1
  • Location: 91.8
  • Rooms: 88.7
  • Service: 91.9

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Amenities: Beach, Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports

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