Inside Lionel Messi’s £1,200-a-night luxury Caribbean getaway, where private villas cost up to £5k and Sir Paul McCartney has once stayed

LIFE’S a beach for Lionel Messi.

Unlike many of his teammates, the Barcelona ace didn’t get the summer off and had to play for Argentina in the Copa America.

Lionel Messi and his family are enjoying a very exclusive holiday in Antigua
Lionel Messi and his family are enjoying a very exclusive holiday in Antigua
Messi is family are staying on the private island of Jumby Bay
Messi is staying on the private island of Jumby Bay
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The tournament ended in disappointment for the 32-year-old and his country, who crashed out to South American rivals Brazil in the semi-final.

Keen to put that upset out of his mind, Messi is now on holiday – and what a holiday he has chosen.

The forward whisked wife Antonella Roccuzzo and their three children, Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro for a once-in-a-lifetime break to Antigua, sharing snaps on Instagram.

LUXURY RESORT

And they are staying at the exclusive Jumby Island resort in the Caribbean that costs up £1,200-per-night, or if you hire your own villa, can be as much as £5,000-per-night.

Jumby Bay is so private, it’s only reachable by boat and there are no cars in sight.

Suites at Jumby Bay can cost £1,200-per-night
Suites at Jumby Bay can cost £1,200-per-night
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While a private villa is as much as £5k-per-night
While a private villa is as much as £5k-per-night
Messi and his kids appear to be loving the white-powdered beaches
Messi and his kids appear to be loving the white-powdered beaches

The white-powdered beach, that can only be used by guests, is stunning and Messi and Co have already been catching some rays on sun-loungers.

Roccuzzo also displayed her stunning bikini body when she put a snap on Instagram showing her dipping her toes into the Caribbean sea.

The resort features 40 beautifully decorated rooms and villas that are all just steps away from the beach.

While each suite offers a tranquil view of the sea, perfect for watching sunrise and sunset from your digs.

The resort also has its own spa – complete with an infinity pool, a relaxation deck, as well as a sauna and experience shower.

And the excitement doesn’t end there – with plenty of activities to entertain the whole family.

There are 40 beautifully decorated suites at Jumby Bay
There are 40 beautifully decorated suites at Jumby Bay
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Wherever you are at Jumby Bay you have a wonderful view of sunset and sunrise
Wherever you are at Jumby Bay you have a wonderful view of sunset and sunrise
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Antonella Roccuzzo takes a dip in the sea at Jumby Bay
Antonella Roccuzzo takes a dip in the sea at Jumby Bay

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A water sports centre allows guests to snorkel around the nearby coral-fringed islands, borrow paddle-boards or hire a 45-foot catamaran, again that’s for the exclusive use of guests staying at the property.

The Estate House, previously a plantation house built in 1830, offers a fine-dining experience combining classic and modern flavours, and is considered as the top fine-dining destination in the Caribbean.

There are three private dining rooms, as well as the 1830 Bar and lounge where you can grab a tasty cocktail.

CELEB HAUNT

Many celebrities have left their footprints in the sand of Jumby Bay in recent years.

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan enjoyed a welcome stay last year, and appears to be a regular.

Jumby Bay has become a celeb haunt in recent years
Jumby Bay has become a celeb haunt in recent years
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan took in the delights of Jumby Bay last year
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan took in the delights of Jumby Bay last year
The likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey and Will Smith have also arrived at Jumby Bay by boat for a luxury holiday
The likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey and Will Smith have also arrived at Jumby Bay by boat for a luxury holiday
Messi spent his honeymoon in Jumby Bay in 2017
Messi spent his honeymoon in Jumby Bay in 2017

“Thanks @jumbybayresort – you were sublime, as always,” he wrote as a caption in a snap of himself on the beach.

A-listers Sir Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, and Will Smith are also said to have stayed there in recent times.

Incidentally, this isn’t Messi’s first time at Jumby Island.

In 2017, he and Roccuzzo spent their honeymoon there after getting married in his hometown of Rosario in Argentina in front of friends and family.

They obviously loved it so much they’re returned once again, and judging by these pics who would blame them?

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