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Jumby Bay Island is in the West Indies and was originally an ancient coral reef.

Situated a few miles off the north-east coast of Antigua, the island became part of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas in 1493.

It was Columbus who named Antigua, from an icon, `Santa Maria de la Antigua’, found in the Cathedral in Seville where he was laid to rest. Long before Columbus, a people called Amerindians, or ‘Arawaks’ inhabited Antigua around 3000BC.