Long Island (Antigua and Barbuda)

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Long Island
Native name:
Jumby Bay Island
Long Island is located in Antigua and Barbuda
Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is located in Lesser Antilles
Long Island
Long Island
Long Island is located in Caribbean
Long Island
Long Island
Geography
LocationCaribbean
Coordinates17°09′18″N 61°45′12″W / 17.15500°N 61.75333°W / 17.15500; -61.75333Coordinates: 17°09′18″N 61°45′12″W / 17.15500°N 61.75333°W / 17.15500; -61.75333
ArchipelagoLeeward Islands, Lesser Antilles
Area300 acres (120 ha)
Administration
Additional information
Time zone
Private island
Northeast coast. Marine Reserve.
Established2005
WebsiteNortheast Marine Management Area in Antigua and Barbuda
Long Island is located in Antigua and Barbuda
Long Island
Long Island
Location of Long Island within Antigua and Barbuda.

Long Island also known as Jumby Bay is an island off the northeast coast of Antigua. It is located off the northern tip of the Parham Peninsula, about 2.5 km from Dutchman Bay on Antigua. It is the fifth largest island of Antigua and Barbuda.[1] [2]

Flora and Fauna[edit]

Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) come from turquoise sea to nest on the beaches of island in Pasture Bay.[3] [4]

History[edit]

The island was "discovered" by Christopher Columbus in 1493.[5]

In recent years, notable residents, who belong to the Jumby Bay Club,[2] include David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville, Ken Follett and his wife Barbara Follett, Sir Roland Franklin (Martin E. Franklin's father), and Peter Swann.[2]

Tourism[edit]

Island is home to five star luxury hotel Jumby Bay Island managed by Oetker Collection.[6][7]

In popular culture[edit]

The island was featured in a 2013 episode of Private Islands and a 2017 episode of Taboo .[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Maps
  2. ^ a b c "Millionaires fight for place in the sun". The Independent. October 22, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  3. ^ James I. Richardson Reproductive Biology of Hawksbills Nesting in Antigua Marine Turtle Newsletter 63:6-7, 1993
  4. ^ Beaches and Bays
  5. ^ "Jumby Bay: A Rosewood Resort: Our Story". Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  6. ^ Jumby Bay Island US News
  7. ^ A private island paradise Oetker Collection
  8. ^ "Jumby Bay (28 Sep. 2013)". imdb. Retrieved November 3, 2015.