Fodor's Expert Review Jumby Bay Island

Burma Rd., Long Island, St. George, Antigua and Barbuda Fodor's Choice

This refined resort proffers all the makings of a classic Caribbean private island hideaway, right from the stylish airport private car pickup, private launch, dockside greeting, and registration at your leisure. The main beach is simply sublime—except when jets whoosh by. Fortunately, attendants cater to most whims, from fresh fruit sorbets to iPods. Privacy is paramount: you can bike along nature trails to the island's many secluded beaches (one lures nesting turtles in season), though the fantastic new beach bar and pool grill keep everyone happy and hopping. Luxuriant indoor-outdoor bathrooms, bamboo and granite accents, four-poster beds, and hand-painted tile work integrate modern amenities like 42-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, Nespresso machines, master switches, free Wi-Fi, dual rain shower heads, and Bose sound systems. The cuisine, is impeccable. Birdsong and sea breeze fill the casual Verandah restaurant, which showcases an open kitchen with wood-burning oven. Villa owners, including novelist Ken Follett, frequent the clubby 18th-century stone-and-mahogany Estate House dining room, which showcases a dazzling Italian menu under new executive chef, Sylvain Hervochon.


  • isolated private island location
  • free bicycles
  • inventive, complimentary children's programs
  • thoughtful extras upon request such as cooking classes and wireless baby monitors
  • the lovely Sense by Rosewood spa


  • isolated private island location
  • jet noise occasionally disturbs the main beach


On the beach


Phones: 268-462–6000 | 888-767–3966


28 suites, 12 rooms, 14 villas
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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