Jumby Bay Island Welcomes Hawksbill Turtles
Jumby Bay Island welcomes nesting Hawksbill Turtles annually from June thru November and with each laying about 150 eggs, they are looking forward to a bumper year of births this summer so make sure you sign up to help move the flotilla into the sea when born … remember, it could be 3 AM or 3 PM … a true memory maker!
The Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project seeks to better understand the life history and population dynamics of the hawksbill sea turtle in hopes that their findings will serve as a foundation for wise management and sound scientifically-grounded policymaking. They strive to promote the successful conservation of sea turtles in Antigua and across the region through increased public awareness of marine turtles. Only through long-term public support will hawksbills in Antigua and Barbuda – and the greater Caribbean – have a chance at survival and recovery.
WHAT THEY DO
The Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project is a long-term research and conservation program, monitoring the hawksbill sea turtle nesting colony on Long Island, Antigua in the West Indies. The JBHP stands as the longest, continuous running hawksbill research program in the world. Since the project’s inception in 1987, close to 500 nesting hawksbills have been individually identified and tagged, and hundreds of thousands of hatchlings have scurried down the sand into Pasture Bay to begin their life journeys. Many of those turtles first tagged back in the late 1980s are still returning Jumby Bay’s beaches more than two decades later! And new, first-time nesters join the population as new recruits every year.
While the island and the project continue to evolve, the core of our research program – nightly, hourly beach patrols to tag nesting hawksbills – remains the same as it has for the past quarter-century. This research consistency is one factor that sets the JBHP apart and highlights the project’s value to the sea turtle conservation community.
DISCOVER THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF JUMBY BAY ISLAND
A PRIVATE ISLAND PARADISE
Touch down in Antigua, jump on board our private yacht and breeze across turquoise seas. In two miles and less than ten minutes you are on your 300-acre island home, one of the most desirable, all-inclusive retreats in the Caribbean.
All inclusive – Nothing but the swimsuit
Kick off your shoes and enjoy our all-inclusive experience. Menus feature an abundance of fresh sustainable produce, while Moet & Chandon is our house champagne. This is an island of leisure, with water sports, land sports and special activities for teens and tots.
The Jumby Bay Spa
Enhance your stay with some extra therapy, our spa offers a curated menu of treatments that combines the use of modern practices from all over the world with ancient healing remedies of the West Indies and African cultures. In the heritage of traditional herbalists, serums are derived from local natural ingredients including coconut, aloe, neem, lemongrass, and other essential oils and spices to organically encourage the regenerative nature of the body, mind and spirit.
Beaches & Pools
Jumby Bay is an aquatic sanctuary offering pristine beaches and three alluring pools each with its own unique personality.
About Jumby Bay Island
Surrounded by the white sand beaches and tropical foliage of Antigua, Jumby Bay is a 300-acre private island noted for its luxury and world-class service. This exclusive Caribbean resort offers splendid accommodations, exquisite restaurants, a sensational spa and world-renowned facilities to showcase both the beauty of nature and the tradition of elegance that has long graced the private island. Jumby Bay Island is part of Oetker Collection, a unique collection of Masterpiece Hotels including Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Germany, Le Bristol Paris, Château Saint-Martin & Spa and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in French Riviera, L’Apogée Courchevel (French Alps), Eden Rock – St Barths, The Lanesborough in London, Palácio Tangará in Sao Paulo, The Woodward in Geneva and coming soon Hotel La Palma in Capri.