Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort located on a private island off the coast of Antigua, has the longest-running privately funded hawksbill sea turtle research program in the world, the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project. This summer, the resort has introduced the Early Nester Hawksbill Turtle Experience, valid on stays during turtle-nesting season through mid-November.
The four-night, immersive experience, priced from $13,300 for up to four guests (two adults/two children under 12), includes a private excursion to see nesting mothers and possible hatchlings. Accompanying guests on the excursion is a turtle expert, who will provide a lesson on how to protect endangered sea turtles' beach habitat.
In addition, guests will go on a nightly turtle watch for a chance to see the turtle eggs being laid as well as a private snorkeling trip to learn about the coral reefs that protect the turtle nests. The package also comes with a private family dinner on the beach.
Students who participate are eligible to earn six hours of community service, as beach maintenance is a part of the experience.Jumby Bay, a Rosewood Resort
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