According to a recent interview in the Telegraph, actress Michelle Ryan's favorite romantic hotel is Jumby Bay in Antigua. She loves it for its privacy, crystal clear water and sandy beaches.
Located on a 300-acre island two miles north of Antigua, Jumby Bay is surrounded by tropical foliage, coral reefs and sapphire waters of the Caribbean Sea. The island is home to the endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle, the Blue Pelican and other wildlife. Jumby Bay Beach and Pasture Beach are ideal for sunbathing. They can be reached following paths lined with palms trees on foot or by bicycle.
Jumby Bay is a luxury island vacation getaway offering privacy, seclusion and incredible beaches. The resort is known for its attentive service and casual-elegant island lifestyle.
Guests are accommodated in luxury suites and two-bedroom villas with private plunge pools. Several private houses on the island may also be available for rent.
The resort has tennis courts with a resident tennis pro, three miles of hiking trails, a croquet lawn, a putting green and a 25-meter lap pool. The Beach Pavilion includes a workout room with free-weights, cardiovascular and weight training machines.
The beaches of Jumby Bay offer a variety of water sports, such as snorkeling, water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. The concierge can arrange scuba diving and deep-sea fishing trips to Falmouth Harbor on Antigua's southern side.
Snorkeling enthusiasts can sign up for a morning snorkeling trip to Bird Island, offered three times per week. New to snorkeling? Beach attendants at the resort can arrange a snorkeling lesson to get you started.
Jumby Bay Restaurants
The historic Estate House is the resort's signature restaurant serving signature dishes influenced by the cuisines of Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Located in the 230-year-old Colonial plantation manor, the restaurant is the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion such as a Caribbean honeymoon or anniversary.
The open-air Verandah serves breakfast, lunch, and casual dinners overlooking the beach. Dishes are light and healthy, prepared on an open grill using fresh local ingredients.
How to Get There
Fly to V.C. Bird International Airport, located on the northeast corner of Antigua. The Caribbean island is 4 hours by plane from New York City and 3 hours from Miami. If you are looking for quick honeymoon ideas, the island is quite easy to get to.
At the airport, guests are greeted by Jumby Bay staff and escorted to taxis. A short taxi ride takes you to the resort's private catamaran, a 10-minute cruise from Jumby Bay.
Room rates start at $950 per night in the summer (low season). The rate includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages, cocktails, airport transfers and use of all non-motorized watersport equipment. Browse more all inclusive beach vacations and check for packages in the Caribbean.