Exploring the Caribbean Island of Jumby Bay
Updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Jumby Bay is located right off of the coast of Antigua and covers over 250 acres which is inhabited by a large number of different species of wildlife. Notable names like investor Roland Franklin and celebrated writer Ken Follett own Caribbean property on Jumby Bay yet despite the island’s massive size, less than seventy homeowners control the entire island, which can only be reached by boat. Jumby Bay’s biggest feature is its equally massive five star resort which is owned by Rosewood Resorts.
Jumby Bay is notable not only for being inaccessible through traditional means but for being perhaps the only Caribbean island in the region that does not allow standard vehicles; visitors and residents must use golf carts to get around the island. As previous mentioned, the island is also famed for its wildlife, the Hawksbill Turtle being native to the Caribbean.
Despite its pedigree and the celebrity frequented resort, Jumby Bay remains a remote and quiet island free of Caribbean tourism developments that have sprung up in neighboring islands like St. Maarten. As a result Jumby Bay real estate remains a top draw and Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in selling its collection of Caribbean properties.
For example, Eagles Landing is a 2.5+ acre Caribbean estate featuring several amenities like a putting green, infinity edge pool, boat docks and tennis court. It also includes a guest house and can be purchased for $24.75 million (€15.9 million).
On the larger side, the Caribbean estate called The Flint House is an even larger 9.6 acre property that has tropical gardens and over 900 feet of private beachfront plus all of the amenities seen in Eagles Landing like boat docks and a putting green. The actual home itself offers 15,000 square feet of living space and comes with nine bedrooms and twelve bathrooms. The Flint House can be obtained for $40 million which comes out to about €25.7 million in British pounds.