Jolly Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
A sprawling resort hotel right along the beach front at Jolly Beach. Two nice pools, plenty of beach and large gardens. Downside is the state of the place. The rooms are run-down and uncomfortable, bathroom in particular. Wi-Fi only available in the reception area. On the plus side, as an all in resort, it offers value for money. Bars are open all day: normal restaurant open buffet style for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Quality of the food is not great: but there are other restaurants on the site which you can visit for a small mark-up, depending what you eat. But what ever you do, don't disobey the restaurant staff, who will take you to task if you enter through the wrong doo.
My husband and I do not typically like all- inclusives as we like to mingle with the locals, but we were so pleasantly surprised with the good food, great service and most spectacular beach on the island! Great Price for this all-inclusive.Our favorite restaraunt by far was the Indian.Make sure to take the local bus into town for the day (just a $1.50 per person to ride) very cool experience. Grab a patty at the Patty hut (delish) and if you go to Shirley Heights, make sure to venture off on your own down the trail as the views are spectacular and much more secluded.
This hotel is showing her age remember it is 3.5 stars so don't expect modern, get past your room it is just for sleeping anyways. The food was simple and plain with healthy options. Some of the staff should not be front of house and should consider career changes then as always there are bright stars to make up for it. Calvin the omelet guy greets everyone with a smile and Patrick at the bar had one of the brightest smiles I've ever seen - good job to both of them. Don't listen to what the conceirge people tell you they really are not helpful I felt they just wanted to be rid of me and my questions. The beach and surrounding topography is incredible. We have been many other places in the Caribbean but now that we've found this jewel we don't think we will go elsewhere.
If you're looking for a 5 star resort at 3 star prices, then you will be disappointed. However if you're looking for OK accommodations with a 5 star beach, then this might be for you. Half of the staff were very nice. Most of the food was pretty good. We only went to the buffet and the pool grill which worked for us.The entertainment was pretty good. The best night was when they had a very good steel band and a bonfire on the beach. The bonfire turned out to be the resort dancers dancing to West African drums and an exciting fire entertainer. We've been on many Caribbean cruises, but this was the best entertainment night we've ever experienced.
We arrived at Jolly Beach Resort and Spa yesterday 1/14/17 after a long flight with the intention of staying for 4 nights. Upon our arrival we checked into the hotel and were met with a very unenthusiastic greeting, which kind of already set the mood for our stay but certainly was no deal breaker at this point. We got to our room, and saw a small room, fully tiled, and thought "okay it's a bit old but we can make the best of it". I then walked into the bathroom to freshen up after our long journey. I turn on the sink and immediately horrified as dirt was coming in with the water. Since the sink was brown to make sure it was dirt I was seeing in the water I used the white soap tray and put some of the water on it to confirm that the water is bad. I went to this hotel not expecting five stars but certainly expecting to be able to wash my hands or brush my teeth using clean water! This place is so dirty and does not meet basic sanitation requirements! I can look past a rundown place but not past dirt. We immediately contacted Expedia (which this trip was booked though) and we contacted the manger of the reservations department and after three hours of what felt like a nightmare we were able to obtain a full refund and Expedia changed our hotel to Sugar Ridge for $580 more and it has been worth every penny!!! Lesson learned: don't compromise on basic sanitation requirements over money! It's not worth it and we lost a day of our vacation trying to leave this resort. We were there for 3.5 hours but it felt like an eternity! Also wanted to add some other negatives about this place. -wifi didn't work unless you were in the lobby (even then it was choppy) - hotel wouldn't let us use their phones to call Expedia, we had to do that on our own cell phones. Wanted to add one pro.-beach is nice (but it's open to public so don't stay at this place just for the beach)
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with a la carte dining*
- Domestic brand drinks from 10:30am to 11:00pm
- Use of gym
- Watersports including: snorkeling, windsurfing, sunfish & hobiecat sailing, paddle boats, kayaks
- Day and night tennis (proper attire required)
- Daily activities
- Beach volleyball
- Beach soccer
- Table tennis
- Dance lessons
- Aerobic classes
- Theme nights
- Nightly entertainment
- 462 rooms in twenty-three 2 to 4 storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 3 a la carte restaurants (International, Indian, Caribbean, Italian)
- 6 bars including Swim-up bar, Pool bar
- 2 outdoor pools, waterfall
- 18-hole golf course 15 minute walk away
- Meeting facilities (fee)
- 4 tennis courts (4 lit) on-site
- Souvenir gift shop
- Fitness facilities
- Exercise classes
- Scuba diving nearby (fee)
- A range of watersports available
Standard Room includes:
- 2 twins or 1 king bed
- Bathroom with shower
- Patio or balcony with ocean view
- Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
- Same as Standard but larger with 2 queen beds
- Full bathroom
- Coffee and tea-maker
- Max. occ. 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
Kids Deal - Kids 2 years and under pay kid's rate when sharing with 2 adults; pay kid's rate for air and transfers.
For the Kids - Kids 3 to 12 enjoy supervised activities 9am - 5pm at the Kids' club, Babysitting service (fee), Games room, Kids' section of main pool.
Romance Bonus - Honeymooners receive: bottle of sparkling wine, bottle of massage oil, flowers in room, late check-out (if possible), US$50 per couple discount for Wadadli Cats Cruise (except Sundays), 25% discount on photo key rings, congratulatory card from hotel. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.
Wedding Package - Packages available. Please inquire for details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Jolly Beach ResortAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's Antigua
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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