Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is an inclusive luxury retreat set on its own enchanting 300-acre private island two miles off the coast of Antigua in the West Indies. Accessible only by boat, the resort offers upscale travelers a relaxed and authentic Caribbean escape with superb white-sand beaches and lush tropical environs.
After years of providing private, in-room massage treatments, Jumby Bay will unveil its first spa. Sense, A Rosewood Spa will feature treatments inspired by indigenous natural ingredients performed before dramatic ocean views.
This November, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will debut a sensual escape when it opens Sense, A Rosewood Spa® at Jumby Bay. Set on a private island off the coast of Antigua, this exclusive haven will offer guests an oasis of serenity that harmonizes the Caribbean surroundings and colonial heritage of the West Indies.
Sense at Jumby Bay will be the sixth Sense spa to join Rosewood's collection. The first Sense spa debuted at Rosewood Mayakobá in January 2008, followed by Rosewood Little Dix Bay, CordeValle, A Rosewood Resort, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel and Rosewood Sand Hill. Though each spa embraces a specific set of Rosewood protocols and rituals, the Rosewood philosophy, A Sense of Place®, guides every element of the spa experience. Designed to enhance guests' experiences by reflecting the local culture and environment, each and every Sense spa is bestowed with one-of-a-kind ambiance, style and attention to detail. Each is an exceptionally unique refuge - instantly welcoming and individual in character, with treatments and services that honor local traditions in healing and incorporate indigenous natural elements.
Located just steps from the white sand beach, the open-air Sense spa is architecturally engaging, reminiscent of colonial design, while highlighting classic Mediterranean and Caribbean accents. Designed by Robert Moreland of MCM Design, the spa's unique design is influenced by the islands sugar mill ruin and boasts stone entryways, a terra cotta clay tile roof and tropical gardens that carefully weave throughout the space. The spa's reception and relaxation areas evoke a prevailing air of peace and the open walkways allow refreshing breezes to continually flow, emphasizing the notion that interior and exterior are one.
Sense at Jumby Bay features five sumptuously designed personal spa suites, including a special Duet Suite, with luxurious linens, individual showers and personal relaxation terraces that offer picturesque views of the Caribbean Sea. Vaulted ceilings and travertine tile floors encompass the treatment areas, while polished marble counters, teak cabinetry and Bose surround sound systems exuding sounds of the rippling waves of the Caribbean Sea create a warm and sensual space.
One of the most prized treatments features handmade hammocks - guests float in mid-air, feeling a sense of weightlessness while massage therapists provide special attention to pressure points in the head, back, hands and feet areas, helping to release years of accumulated tension from the body.
Upon entering the spa, guests are greeted by a quiet waft of Jumby Bay's signature scent, which is infused into all oils and lotions used throughout the spa. A personal spa receptionist welcomes guests with a glass of local tea and an essential-oil infused oshiburi to refresh and detoxify. After a moment of pure serenity, guests are welcome to experience select treatments that integrate local raw ingredients grown in Jumby Bay's onsite gardens, ensuring maximum freshness and potency for all treatments. The tranquil Lava Shell Massage, incorporating special activators that lower or raise the temperature of natural seashells, promote a sense of wellbeing while transforming body energy and nurturing inner balance.
Sense at Jumby Bay also features an elegant salon for hair and nails. The resort's exceptional culinary team offers a host of light refreshments, lunch and dinner and delicious spa snacks, created by Pastry Chef Andrew Taylor, will be available for pure indulgence.
Arrayed across one-third of the island, Jumby Bay's 12 villas are newly refurbished with casually elegant décor and private pools. Seven lavish and fully staffed private estate homes offer private pools and tennis courts, and full access to the many resort amenities. With four new estate homes currently under construction, Jumby Bay is securing its status as a unique and inviting mecca for owners of multiple properties, as well as a real estate destination for those enthralled with the tropics.