Antigua & Barbuda’s exotic good looks have the Caribbean written all over them, but we’ll unearth some of its secret cultural and wildlife treasures that take you beyond the beach on this ten-night trip.

Luxury holidays in Antigua are the perfect mix of beauty, culinary mastery, and adventure. When you first think of the Caribbean you think of care-free days, gentle breezes and sun-kissed sands. At Jumby Bay Island, your Antiguan retreat, what you expect is what you’ll get – plus so much more. The oversized suites, palm-pocked beaches and all-inclusive dining to Michelin-star standard epitomise tropical indulgence but Jumby Bay’s roster of activities are gentle encouragement for you to see that while Antigua beach holidays are dreamy, there’s so much more to a luxury holiday to Antigua than relaxing by the beach. You can snorkel with a guide, enjoy nature walks and even take part in a mini regatta.

Taking Jumby Bay’s lead, we’ll help you unearth some of Antigua’s most enthralling experiences, starting with a lesson in wing surfing and kite surfing on tiny Green Island. But this is a nation that is fast gaining a reputation for its food and you’ll learn how to cook the Antiguan way with a private chef-led class, conjuring up classics like fresh seafood dishes and spicy curries. With your belly full, you’ll be ready to tackle the spectacular Pillars of Hercules trek, where you’ll start by soaking up island-wide vistas from atop the decommissioned military lookout Shirley Heights. You’ll walk through the rainforest and pristine Antiguan countryside before finishing looking out at the Pillars of Hercules themselves while snacking on a picnic. Just as you thought that’s how adventurous Antigua could get then we’ll crank it up one notch more with a diving trip among the island’s iridescent underwater coral world. Surprised by Antigua’s wealth of experiences? Come and unpack its secrets for yourself…


Experience highlights

  • Stay at Jumby Bay, a former sugar plantation turned luxury retreat that is said to have first been discovered by legendary explorer Chris Columbus. You can do as Christopher did with Jumby Bay with its intrepid range of experiences, from kayaking the island’s mangroves to zip-lining through the jungle canopy.
  • You’re on holiday, so Jumby Bay doesn’t just deliver full-throttle adventure. Revitalise both your body and soul with a treatment using deluxe Tata Harper products at The Jumby Bay Spa or by getting involved with the island’s hawksbill turtle conservation programme.
  • Get to grips with both wing surfing and kite surfing on an expert-led lesson on Green Island, where you’ll harness the power of the wind to skid across the water’s surface.
  • Latch onto Antigua’s growing culinary prowess with a private cooking class, where you’ll whip up island favourites like flavoursome curries, jerk chicken and freshly caught fish. With your chef, you’ll unearth the secrets of the Antiguan kitchen.
  • Lace up for a guided hike to the Pillars of Hercules, a striking limestone formation whose columns are continually being refined by the salty waves. The trail you take goes from summit to sea, beginning at the lofty Shirley Heights before treading through patchworked landscapes for lunch on the beach.
  • Don some flippers and a mask and head on a deep-sea diving expedition in English Harbour, where you can glide among nurse sharks, tropical fish, sting rays, lobsters and more flit in among coral-encrusted walls, neon-tinted reefs and underwater fissures.

Experience highlights

Jumby Bay Island is textbook Caribbean with its lime-green palm fronds and pillow-soft sands
Revel in Jumby Bay's light, airy and luxurious feel with its whitewashed decor
Jumby Bay is an aquatic sanctuary offering pristine beaches and three alluring pools each with its own unique personality
Each suite has breath-taking views that take in the nature of the surroundings. The interiors are as fresh and designed with simple sophistication.
Toast your holiday with an Antigua black daiquiri at the 1830 Bar, made from local black pineapples
Enjoy a range of delicious blends on one of Jumby Bay's rum tasting workshops
Enjoy everything from kayaking to sailing at Jumby Bay's comprehensive water sports centre
You can even take part in the island's hawksbill turtle conservation initiative
Expand your water sports wings with a guided lesson in both wind surfing and kite surfing
You'll hone your surfing skills in the tranquil shallows of Green Island, off the coast of Antigua
Enjoy a private cooking class with your own chef
Conjure up Antiguan classics like curries or fresh seafood
Head out on a guided hike through the Antiguan countryside to the beguiling Pillars of Hercules rock formation
You'll begin your walk at Shirley Heights, a former military lookout that still delivers widescreen views
Go diving in English Harbour to spy Antigua's subterranean coral cities
Come nose-to-fin with nurse sharks, lobsters, turtles and more

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    Jumby Bay Island, Antigua

    A private island hideaway that feels as if it’s been ripped from your wildest imagination, Jumby Bay is an exclusive 300-acre escape floating two miles off Antigua. Accessible only by boat and car-free, the luxury all-inclusive Jumby Bay is somewhere you should treat as your own personal playground – the resort takes its name from the colloquial Antiguan phrase ‘jumbie’, which means ‘playful spirit’. Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney have snapped up the invitation in the past, and whether it’s taking part in rum tastings or guided snorkelling tours, it’s now your turn.

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