Jumby Bay Island | Tatler Travel Guide 2022

Having an early morning “sound healing” session, overlooking the Caribbean Sea with a soundtrack of the breeze whistling through the palm trees and the deep reverberations of the sound of gongs and Tibetan singing bowls, is the kind of simple pleasure that only money can buy. It’s a do-nothing paradise spanning 300 acres where you immediately relax as soon as you step off the resort’s private speedboat. There’s not a car in sight — just a few golf carts — and the island is only accessible by boat for those staying overnight. This beachfront dazzling will pick you up and bring you back to life with sun, sea and ceviche. The island is dotted with suites, villas and estates – a mix of private properties and vacation rentals. The newest to join the rental group is Cocoa Beach, a divine open-plan villa with five bedrooms, three living rooms, an outdoor terrace and a swimming pool, not to mention hammocks, outdoor showers and a private beach. Food and drink here is a highlight (and perhaps the Caribbean’s most glamorous all-inclusive offering), with a Casamigos margarita beach bar and margarita hotline on room service, too. But the highlight is the weekly Sunday Beach BBQ at Jumby Bay, which serves the most heavenly beet and orange salad alongside tender flame-grilled lobsters, lamb and chicken — and Moët, which also runs easily than San Pellegrino.

LOCATION: Antigua

RESERVE: Doubles from £1,530 including food and drinks

WEBSITE: oetkercollection.com

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