Dream of most of us is to have our own Private Island. Buying a house on Jumby Bay Island will make that your dream come true. Located in the Caribbean, just two miles north of Antigua and less than a five hour trip from New York, the Jumby Bay is accessible by boat only.
This 300-acre island was first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 but centuries later this tiny strip of paradise is still off the regular tourist radar, in a good way. Now, the island is actually owned by the several dozen homeowners, who while visiting Jumby fell in the love themselves and decided to build or buy their own place. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts was appointed in 2002 to manage the hotel, including guests staying in private homes. Under its auspices there is 40 rooms that are owned by the wealthiest people of this private community.
Jumby Bay Island is a luxury habitat for wildlife, as well as a private neighborhood for the wealthy. There are no cars on the island – everyone travels on bikes or in golf buggies, many of them personalised by their owners. Jumby Bay is a haven for naturalists and a premium destination for lovers of the ultimate luxury island lifestyle. On the island you can never be bored. There are more than enough amenities. From snorkeling and diving to kayaking, sailing, parasailing and waterskiing, water sports are everywhere and range from causal to extreme. There also are tennis courts, a complete gym, hiking and biking trails, and a putting green for dry land recreational options.
The resort recently added many news in its range. The renovation was costed $28 million. This is just a part of long list: 28 new and 12 updated gorgeous suites that are just steps from the beach, a new oceanfront infinity pool, new open-air Verandah Restaurant restaurants, new Bistro-Style Restaurant, new Estate Homes and the island’s first spa.
A big part of Jumby Bay’s charm is the friendly staff that goes out of its way to make you feel at home. There is no tipping here, Jumby is all inclusive, so you know when staff members are being kind and caring it’s genuine and comes from their heart, not because they’re hoping you’ll tip them well.
A maximum of 56 residences can be built on Jumby Bay Island. There are currently 49 houses built, which includes 18 attached villas. Prices for part of this heaven on earth range from $4.25 million up to $30 million. [Jumby Bay]