Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort off the coast of Antigua has reopened following a $28 million, resort-wide transformation.

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort off the coast of Antigua has reopened following a $28 million, resort-wide transformation.

Closed since June 2008, the de-luxe, private-island resort has unveiled its first-ever Sense, A Rosewood Spa; 28 new spacious suites; fresh dining experiences in the resort’s new open-air Verandah and bistro-style restaurants created by recently appointed executive chef Juan Pablo Loza; and a pair of new estate homes.


While the focus of Jumby Bay has always been on the beauty and tranquility of the Caribbean, the resort has aimed with its renovation to combine innovative elements and modern luxuries while retaining the colonial heritage of the West Indies.

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort in Antigua has reopened after a $28 million transformation throughout the resort

Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort in Antigua has reopened after a $28 million transformation throughout the resort

Enhancements include:

● Sense, A Rosewood Spa: After years of providing, in-room massage treatments, Jumby Bay has opened its first stand-alone spa, inspired by the island’s sugar mill ruin. This open-air sanctuary presents signature treatments, such as the Rumba Scrub and Massage, to ocean views. Five personal spa suites, including a Duet suite, have individual showers and relaxation terraces;

● Newly built suites and enhanced accommodations: Jumby Bay has enhanced its 40 guest rooms, including 28 newly built and 12 updated suites. Steps from the beach, each aims to capture the spirit of a tropical hideaway in British Colonial style, with al fresco rain showers and soaking tubs amid private gardens.

● A new executive chef: Newly appointed executive chef Juan Pablo Loza has arrived from sister property Las Ventanas Al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort in Los Cabos. Chef Loza is combining his mastery of Mexican and Spanish cuisine with Antiguan themes, using locally grown spices, produce, and fresh seafood. This new sense of culinary creativity is reflected in dishes such as Lamb Mojito, inspired by the classic cocktail, and the launch of a signature burger menu;

● New resort dining experiences: The newly built Verandah Restaurant is a setting for relaxed-yet-elegant dining. Jumby Bay Culinary Experiences, a schedule of hands-on gastronomic classes, will be led by Chef Loza and local Antiguan chefs in the new display kitchen. The new Verandah Bar and accompanying lounge areas face the sea, creating an air of casual beach chic under cooling ceiling fans. Meanwhile, the new bistro-style Pool Grille restaurant ― the resort’s third dining option ― offers healthful fare and refreshment with a location at the dramatic new oceanfront infinity pool; and

● Estate homes: Two new estate homes are designed to complement the Caribbean style of the resort, with unique pools, state-of-the-art kitchens, and use of resort services and amenities included.

Reopening rates start at $1,150 per night, all-inclusive. Information is available by calling 888-ROSEWOOD or 268-462-6000, or visiting www.jumbybayresort.com.