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Things to do at Jumby Bay Island

  • Adventure
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 30 May 2022
  • Revised 29 July 2022

You are utterly spoiled for choice at Jumby Bay Island Resort in Antigua. You'll be met with exciting snorkelling options, luxury dining under the stars, as well as rich wildlife and marine life to explore. From the delicious local food, to being pampered on the beach and spending a care-free day on the sun-soaked sands, this lush location in the Caribbean provides everything you need for a secluded and tranquil stay.

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Things to do at Jumby Bay Island

This secluded Caribbean island is an absolute treasure trove of activities. So, you really don’t need to leave the resort if you don't want to. Here is a list of some of the best things to do if you’re seeking Jumby Bay Island luxury.

Eat, eat, and eat some more

There are four main eateries at the resort. For exquisite fine dining head to The Verandah, where you’ll enjoy al-fresco Italian offerings under the twinkling stars. For more casual dining, head to Genny’s Bar for ‘grab and go’ Indian street food. The Estate House is perfect for upscale dining with stunning panoramic views of the tranquil ocean. The Pool Grille offers more causal light bites.

Dining at Jumby Bay Island Antigua

friends eating at Jumby Bay restaurant
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Visit the farm

There is a working farm in the resort which produces fresh ingredients used in the dishes. The resort also puts on ‘Dinner at the farm’ nights where guests can enjoy a rustic experience of local produce and cocktails.

Relax in one of the pools

You can choose from three beautiful swimming pools. The main Veranda pool is a great option for family fun or relaxing on a sun lounger. The infinity Jumby Bay pool is perfect for quiet and secluded relaxation. Whilst the infinity pool at the Grille Bar is ideal for relaxing before grabbing a bite to eat. 

Woman in swimming pool

Woman in swimming pool

Join a tasting

There are plenty of tastings available at the resort. Foodies can enjoy afternoon tea and cooking classes, or if you prefer more of a liquid lunch (no judgements here), there are rum and wine tastings available, too.

Do some water sports

There are so many water sports available for all activity levels. You can be more relaxed with a spot of kayaking, snorkelling or sailboating, or for those looking for a faster pace, there is thrill-seeking water skiing, wakeboarding and paddleboarding.

Kids having fun with water sports

Kids having fun with water sports

Relax in the spa

Treatments like massages, facials and body scrubs await you, whether it’s a solo trip or a couples massage. The treatment rooms are set on the beach, so you can enjoy the sound of the waves as you are pampered. Bliss.

Visit the Hawksbill Turtle Project and Wildlife Sanctuary

There are conservation projects set up to protect the endangered Hawksbill Turtles that flock to the island to nest each year. You can also explore the Wildlife Sanctuary that looks after the Black-headed Persian sheep and exotic birds – a fabulous afternoon for nature lovers.

Explore the Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the Wildlife Sanctuary

Go on a nature walk

The nature of the resort is exceptional. If you can, get one of the gardeners to give you a tour to explain the different types of exotic fruit, herbs and spices such as sugar apples and sapodilla.

Relax on the beach

One of the most relaxing Jumby Bay resort activities is to watch a film on the giant screen on the beach. Sit back and chill with a cocktail on one of the comfy loungers whilst you watch a classic starring Bogart, Monroe or Hepburn.

Woman strolling on pristine beach

Woman strolling on pristine beach

Things to do nearby Jumby Bay Island

Just because you’re on an island doesn’t mean that you have to stay there. Hey, there may be some days when you feel like hopping on a boat over to the mainland to explore the stunning Antigua? Let’s explore some of the memories you can make near Jumby Bay Island.

Golf on the mainland

Head to the mainland to tee off in the stunning hills of Antigua.  You can even take golf lessons to practise your handicap.

Scooter snorkelling

Whizz over to the English Harbour on the mainland for scooter snorkelling. With this scooter, you’ll glide through the waters of Galleon Beach passing tropical fish, turtles, and even shipwrecks.

Young boy snorkelling in the clear ocean

Young boy snorkelling in the clear ocean

Fly fishing

Get an impressive catch of the day by going fly fishing with an expert guide.

Enjoy a boat excursion

Enjoy a boat excursion

Interact with stingrays with Stingray City

For a unique experience, you can visit the friendly and gentle stingrays. Not only can you hold them and pose for a picture, but you can feed them too. This is combined with a snorkel adventure to see the coral reefs and vibrant tropical fish.

Go diving

If you want to head further down into the ocean, beneath the snorkels, then you should book a diving session where you can get kitted up to explore the deep-sea creatures and abandoned shipwrecks.

Diving experience

Diving experience

Springhill Riding Club

For a truly unique experience, go to the English Harbour to ride one of the elegant horses along the beach and even in the sea. It will be a memory to cherish for a lifetime.

Island Safari

There are several island safari tours available from the mainland. Where you can hop in a jeep and explore iconic sites like Body Pond, Devil’s Bridge and the more optimistically named Betty’s Hope.

Antigua Donkey Sanctuary

Located in Saint-Paul Parish is a donkey sanctuary that also houses other animals like cats and dogs. Animal-lovers will adore visiting and interacting with the rescued animals.

Visita the Donkey's at Antigua Donkey Sanctuary

Visita the Donkey's at Antigua Donkey Sanctuary

Go to an art gallery

Art lovers must hop on a boat, for a quick trip to the mainland to explore some of Antigua’s stunning art scene. Highlights are Gilly Gobinet Art in St George and Zemi Art Gallery in St John’s.

Zipline through the rainforest

Can you think of anything better than zipping through the lush fig trees of the rainforest? We can’t either. With 12 ziplines and an obstacle course high in the trees, it’s an adventure-seeker’s dream.

Thrill-seeking biplane experience

Thrill-seeking biplane experience

Things to do at Jumby Bay FAQs

How far is Jumby Bay Island from the airport?

The closest airport to Jumby Bay Island is V. C. Bird International Airport.

Which part of Antigua is the best to stay in?

Jumby Bay Island is great for secluded and peaceful beaches so if you are looking for a more adventurous holiday we would recommend a stay on Antigua's mainland. If you have visited Antgua before, why not consider the Bahamas and other Caribbean islands?

Who owns Jumby Bay Island?

Jumby Bay Island is currently owned by Oetker Collection.

Is Jumby Bay adults only?

No, it is a family-friendly resort.

How do you get to Jumby Bay Island?

To get to the island of Jumby bay, you simply need to take a ferry from mainland Antigua.

Whether it’s an adventure in the seas you’re searching for, private dinners on the beach whilst a band plays in the background or taking in the view of the island from the stunning infinity pools, Jumby Bay resort has everything you need. It’s time to spoil yourself and immerse yourself in luxury by calling our expert travel team on 0203 816 0985 to organise your stay. See all of our Antigua holiday offers.

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