Down by the Bay: Beachfront Bliss in Antigua

Leave your cares behind on the shores of Jumby Bay

We’ve all dreamed of it before: a home right on the ocean. Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves, and the smell of salty air, a life that feels like permanent vacation. If you haven’t snagged that home right on the beach quite yet, these 5 villas on Jumby Bay can bring your vision to life (if only for a little while). 

1. Villa Kairos

jumbybay-antigua_kairos_03In Greek, kairos means “idle time.” One glance at this magical canopied daybed and the villa’s name comes to life. This 7-bedroom home is surrounded entirely by lush gardens; palms sway over the beautiful courtyard, colorful tropical flora surrounds the loungers and infinity pool. If idle time to you means relaxing in style by the sea, then whisk away to this breezy palace.
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2. Lazy Lizard 

jumbybay-antigua_lazylizard_04If you want to get away from it all, the five (!) acres of pristine oceanfront at Lazy Lizard, which you have all to yourself, promise plenty of room to stretch out and relax. The villa is classic Indonesian style, where pavilions are strung together by airy walkways. Bright interior accents give Lazy Lizard a Caribbean feel, and this sky-blue sunken couch is fit to make anyone green with envy.
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3. La Casa

jb-antigua_lacasa_03So, you think you prefer the Mediterranean over the Caribbean? La Casa combines the best of both worlds in an elegant villa that could very well become your favorite slice of paradise. The grandeur of the home is manifested in ornate balconies, vine-covered pergolas, arched doorways and soaring ceilings. And the moment you think you’re in a French Riviera mansion, the turquoise waters of Antigua catch your eye.
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4. L’Acqua

jumby-bayantigua_lacqua__01Whether you’re watching yachts float by from your sun lounger or taking a dip in the pool, the aqua hues never get old at L’Aqua. Wake up, sip a cup of espresso, wander down to the beach for a casual snorkel session, and then treat yourself to some pampering at Rosewood Spa. Or, why not charter a yacht for the day and become a sailor yourself? When you have a butler, housekeeper and private chef, you’ve got all the time in the world to enjoy what’s at your fingertips.
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5. Les Palmier 

jumbybay-antigua_lespalmiers_03When you have a view like this, indoor/outdoor living becomes a reality. From virtually every vantage point in Les Palmier, a vista of the sea and sky – with a palm tree dotted here and there – greets your eyes. Enjoy dinner under the stars in the open-air dining room, then take the party over to the pool, where your very own swim up bar awaits. When the air is salty and the breeze is warm, the living’s easy. Find out more



Colleen McNamara