Jumby Bay to unveil multi-million dollar renovation


Jumby Bay Island, a private island off the coast of Antigua, has announced that the resort will have new updates to its beach pool, spa, veranda building, and watersports area when it reopens in October. 

The renovation, which started in July and continued through the island’s annual closing in late August, is estimated at $7 million in new build-out, interior design, and soft updates to common areas, all designed by Patricia Anastassiadis of Brazilian design firm Anastassiadis Arquitetos. This is the second phase in a three-phase multi-million-dollar investment into the island’s structures, which started with the addition of The Estate House, which opened in 2016.

The redesign will be contemporary yet complementary to Jumby Bay’s tropical heritage, with natural, light, and airy tones. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with views of the Caribbean Sea, refined décor and an abundance of greenery. The entry will be outfitted with Crinoline Armchairs, a 1900 Portuguese Trestle Table, and a vintage golden sculpture made from dismantled antique furniture. The front desk, real estate office, and public restrooms will also be renovated to give the entire area a contemporary transformation.

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One of the most significant updates to the resort will be The Jumby Bay Spa.

“Guests will experience a new relaxation area, wet and dry saunas and plunge pool, in addition to two double and three single treatment rooms. The vaulted ceilings and stone entryways have been inspired by the islands own sugar mill and the updated interiors use natural wood paneling and a color palette of greys, blues and greens. Signature treatments will be inspired by indigenous natural ingredients and performed before ocean views, using both traditional and modern therapeutic spa methods

The Jumby Bay Veranda will transform into an Italian trattoria. The renovation will be all-encompassing and include the entire bar, restaurant, Veranda display kitchen and lounge area. The redesigned restaurant will be contemporary yet nautical, while accenting Jumby’s blue waters. Signature pieces of furniture include an Arnaldo Danemberg 1900s trestle table, a Wilson Ferreira handmade nautical rope sculpture and a 1920s French wood canoe paying homage to the indigenous Arawak Indians in the Caribbean.

The Jumby Bay Bar and Lounge, complete with gray and white flooring, will include a seating area on the beach with fire pits for guests to relax. The redesign will showcase natural tones with Arnaldo Danemberg Vintage furniture pieces and Patricia Anastassiadis’ signature furniture pieces.

A new beachfront infinity pool, The Jumby Bay Pool, will be shaded by lush palm trees and lined with neutral slate tiles which blend into the surroundings. Just beyond the new pool will be a new watersports center, 22 Knots – The Jumby Bay Watersports Center – a whitewashed Pavilion with limestone floors and a marine theme running throughout. This will be a place for guests to grab a paddleboard or hire Jumby’s 45-foot custom built catamaran to explore the island, while those who would rather take it slow can borrow a paddle board or snorkel.  

Antigua is also known as a sailing destination, and brand-new for the 2018/19 winter season Jumby Bay will debut a Sailing Academy for guests staying on Jumby Bay Island. The Club will facilitate guest and residence community interaction. The Jumby Bay Sailing Academy is being created to provide accredited instructional training for all ages, equipped with RS Elite sailing boats and RS Zest sailing boats. 

The island is also updating its signature boutique with interiors styled in hues of grey with gold and natural leaf green accents, while original wooden surfboards and straw leaf fans will line the walls and ceiling. The boutique will be stocked by Oetker Collection’s lifestyle brand, Eden Being, and will sell the latest exclusive design collaborations from brands such as Anya Hindmarch, Orlebar Brown and Love Brand, exclusively for Jumby Bay Island.

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  1. Are they properly paying their workers? For a “luxury” resort I sure hope the quality of the salaries have increased.

    • You sickening now. Do you work for Jumby Bay. Are you a part of their human resorces star. Do it really mattet. Every artical is the same crap from you poltical forigner bashing.

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