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Travel Deals: Jumby Bay’s “Island of Thanks” Getaway

Updated: Jul 2, 2021


ANTIGUA, WEST INDIES (September 27, 2013) – This Thanksgiving leave the all-consuming holiday cooking and entertaining behind for a luxury, private-island family retreat off the coast of Antigua at Rosewood Jumby Bay. From pumpkin painting for children to Antiguan rum tastings for adults, Rosewood Jumby Bay is going all out this Thanksgiving with curated “Island of Thanks” experiences to create a memorable five-day holiday celebration.

To kick off the fun-filled holiday week, guests can participate in the Jumby Bay Turkey Trot Family Ride – a one to three mile bicycle ride, run or walk around Jumby Bay Island – perfect for the whole family. At night, the newly unveiled Rose Bud’s Children’s Center will offer specialized programming for all of the children, teens and infants on-island, including a Pajama Jam Movie Night and Holiday Cupcake Wars.

On Thanksgiving Day, guests can enjoy an unforgettable beach-side feast prepared by Jumby Bay’s new executive chef Sylvain Hervochon featuring delicious dishes such as turkey roast, candied sweet potatoes and stuffing with island flair. Post-Turkey Day sailing adventures led by Jumby Bay’s watersport team and unlimited use of the resort’s tennis courts, white-sand beaches, and complimentary bicycles for every guest guarantee turkey coma won’t last for long.

With a host of curated festivities and accommodation ranging from one-bedroom suites to spacious eight-bedroom estate homes, Rosewood Jumby Bay offers the ideal setting for a memorable Thanksgiving getaway for families of all sizes. Highlights of the “Island of Thanks” themed experiences at Rosewood Jumby Bay include:


• Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner

• Beverages, cocktails and house wine by the glass

• Daily afternoon tea

• Welcome gift and culinary amenity

• Watersports

• Use of resort’s two pools, three tennis courts, fitness center, croquet field and putting green

• Jumby Experience of the Day: cooking class, rum tasting, snorkel trip, circumnavigation of Jumby Bay and more

• Daily children’s program

• Daily youth activities

• Nightly turn-down treats

SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS (in addition to Jumby Bay’s daily activities)

November 24 – December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve Holiday Cocktail Party at the Pool Grille

All residents and guests are invited to this special Thanksgiving gathering.

Turkey Trot Family Ride

Join the activity staff for a one to three mile bicycle ride, run or walk around Jumby Bay Island.

Rose Buds Camp Jumby

10:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm

A fun experience is waiting for children ages 3 – 10 at Camp Jumby and other organized activities for ages 10+.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, with all the trimmings prepared by Jumby Bay’s Executive Chef Sylvain Hervochon.

Post Turkey Day Sailing

Hit the beach for a sailing class, where our skilled watersports team will teach participants about sailing basics before you try sailing on your own!

Holiday Cupcake Wars

Our cupcake wars competition pits you against other ‘bakers’ in a battle of culinary creativity! Working under time and ingredient restraints, you will be tasked with decorating these delicious treats based on unique holiday themes.

Pajama Jam Movie Night

Enjoy time away from Mom and Dad, and spend an evening with the Rosebuds team for dinner, games and a movie. After a pizza dinner together, enjoy holiday movie time outside, games and snacks.

Rum Dinner at The Estate House

Pay tribute to the legends and lore of the historic rum trade period at a sophisticated rum-dinner, where guests will be served an international collection of distilled rums, deliciously bold menu and hip-moving mix of Caribbean Music.

For more information or to book your Island of Thanks getaway at Jumby Bay, contact us today!


About the Blogger
Erin Logsdon

Owner and Principal Travel Advisor

Erin is a third generation small business owner. The foundation of her travel agency is one of independence, integrity, and a client-first ethos. 

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