Jumby, a secluded private island in Antigua marks one of my favourite hotels in the Caribbean. Its luxurious, relaxed, and feels like a secluded private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean without ever leaving the Caribbean. This place is all about lazing around in a hammock reading all day.
Jumby has that friendly, laid back and yet perfect service that reminds you of being at our own private vacation home. The staff learn your names, your preferences and magically appear with a glass of rose just as you might think you needed one. The resort itself is a series of cottages and villas laid out across the island and accessible via bikes and golf carts. Its colonial island elegance true to Antigua’s regal style. The resort has a restful and quiet vibe making it perfect for a Honeymoon, Babymoon or a necessary reset. If you’re looking for something a little livelier head to St. Barts as Jumby is all about slower days, delicious food and plenty of sleep. When I visited, I stayed in the bedroom cottage with a pool and it was the perfect spacious and private oasis, complete with a bubble bath in your garden. I mean is there anything more divine than having a bubble bath outdoors under the stars? I think not!
Villa Stark is hands down my favourite villa in the world. With ten master bedrooms perched above the Atlantic Ocean this is my go-to villa when I am looking for unparalleled luxury. The property is comprised of the main villa on the hill (with the dreamiest master bedroom you have ever laid eyes on), an oceanfront villa on the water and a guest house. All in all it sleeps around 20. For this reason we love to visit the villa with our friends and all the kids. While I love the island, I just never want to leave this place and rarely do. We boat off the dock, suntan on the private beach and have the most incredible dinners on the patios. With a full time butler, chef, and villa manager anything you could possibly need is at your fingertips. Here is a few pictures of my most recent trip, but I post all the time about this special slice of 10 star heaven.
Lola is a 3.5-year- old English Goldendoodle (her mother was a blonde English retirevier and her father an auburn Standard Poodle). We got Lola from Burkhart Kennels near Waterloo, Ontario. Lola truly has the most unbelievable personality and is so loving, fun and personable. It might sound strange if you’re not a dog person but Lola is totally in tune with me and I swear she really does understand me. People are amazed when they see us together as she treats me just as a toddler would with their mom, she hides behind me when scared, comes to me for approval and attention and tells me if shes upset, happy, sad, excited and even hungry. Everyone thinks I am crazy until they see us together and just fall in love with Lola. She is the most wonderful thing to ever happen to our family and she truly brings so much joy to our lives.