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Jolly Beach Resort

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Our Opinion
Great value and arguably Antigua's best beach is what you will find at the Jolly Beach Resort. This 3 star resort offers simple rooms, good food and a magnificent white sand beach. A good choice for families, couples and singles.

Overview
The only rule at Jolly Beach Resort is to have as much fun as possible. This hotel is perfect for singles, families and couples seeking a value-packed holiday. Located on a stunning kilometre-long stretch of beach on the sheltered West Coast, this action-oriented hotel offers many options for active vacationers and sunseekers alike.

Location: Directly on an amazing half mile stretch of white sand, Jolly Beach on a protected bay of clear, calm waters, just a 20 minute drive from the capital of St. John's and 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • TheRetiredYoung : Washington DC, District of Columbia
Birthday trip for GF

We stayed at jolly beach resort and spa. It was a good value for its money is why I would rate it 4 stores. I would rate it closer to a 3 star in terms of the overall luxury setting of the hotel. If you like all inclusive it is a great option.

  • Maria C :
Our favourite destination!

We have returned home less than a week ago from a holiday we will never forget. We had read reviews prior to going and knew that the hotel was a 3* and it needs an update. I decided to upgrade before we travelled as my lovely hubby was to celebrate his birthday so this was an extra treat. Communication was brilliant when trying to book this, thank you. Our lovely cleaner Gerthalene kept our room lovely with fresh flowers and was my 'local Mum' always telling me to be careful in the sun, a beautiful lady! My favourite meal was breakfast having the banter with gorgeous Jeanette and the amazing Mr omlette, Travis, what laughs we had. Jolly Beach may need an update, but the feeling you have, we had, from all the staff stands out and made us love Jolly Beach.Not long after we arrived we were all aware of 'Hurricane Irma', and to be honest we had no idea what to expect, but after hearing it had been classified as 5+ we were anxious. Thanks to 6 special friends we joined up with - we were the 'crazy 8' some', Andy, Gina, Paul, Debbie, Mandy and Terry, we decided to have a pre-hurricane party, this being our first hurricance party ever!!!! This also led to post-hurricane party, pre-hurricane Jose, and post!!! The entertainment staff, Ann-Marie, Terry, Elroy, Charm, Anika and Shane, led by Brucella, were absolutely amazing, knowing there were so many anxieties, they worked so hard to keep spirits up - hence the pre-hurricane party. We danced, laughed had a few shots, hugged and in our hearts were so grateful for all the entertainment staffs efforts. This was the same throughout all entertainment, you worked so hard and sincerely we really appreciated it. Clovis, and my Rowan, you are so special, beautiful smiles!After the hurricane, Happy Birthday to my lovely Dave, the staff at breakfast, on reception and anywhere, in fact, were so amazing, so caring, loving, always smiling and sincere. The new GM Anderson Howard, was unbelievable, always there talking to everyone, and explaining. The letters he wrote were really personal with your name, and finished with personal regards.He had only been in post 5 days!!!!We met alot of lovely people, sharing anxieties and knowing we were so lucky as the eye of Irma missed Antigua. When we saw evacuees arrive from Barbuda, we felt the lump in our hearts and embraced the time we had to share time with them, especially the children. Jolly Beach were brilliant to embrace them too. I have never danced so much on a holiday, and thank you to the staff for putting up with the 'crazy 8'.Cannot believe how hard the staff worked to clear the beach, for the holiday makers, 5.30am in the morning some were working and all throughout the resort. Every opportunity we would thank them for their tremendous efforts.Having the time to spend with the lovely people and children from Barbuda was really very special, who have lost everything, but they showed courage and faith.We felt privileged to be there after what had happened and return home richer in our hearts to be part of Hurricane Irma sharing with the beautiful Antiguan, Barbudan people. Did not want to leave you! We have special memories and our favourite destination is Antigua. We will return, we promise, thank you. Right now we are organising a fundraiser to raise some funds to help Barbuda. Could not rate any less than 5 as the efforts put in were truly amazing.

  • SuePlymouth : Plymouth
Hurricane Irma

Just returned from Jolly Beach, I must say that the staff were amazing, Zauda was by far the best bar person, she had been on vacation and only returned to work the day before we left but wow she stood out from the rest. Ann Marie and Terry are brilliant. The hotels grounds are kept very clean and the clean up after Irma was done so quickly. The only things I absolutely hated were the mosquitoes and the room, we had a super saver room and it is the 2nd worse room I have ever stayed in 😩I would have asked for a different room but with everything else going on with Irma I just got on with it. The beach is amazing and the pools very clean and warm. Food was good, Lydia's was amazing, the grill by the pool cooked fresh food to order at lunchtimes which was nice, just watch the seagulls. You can hire golf buggies in Jolly Harbour for $25 a day, that are fun and you can go up the mountain, the views are amazing. Due to Irma and the heat we didn't do the things we originally had planned (Shirley heights and a boat trip) we were happy to just chill on the beach or by the pool, on the beach you do get a few annoying people asking if you want this and that, just say no and they go away. Beach towels are provided each day. My 1st Carribean experience! Hurricane and awful room, oh well Jamaica here I come in March so I can compare ğŸ˜ŽGreat staff, shame about the room. Take plenty of Mosquito repelant and after bite, I don't usually get bitten but boy I've been eaten alive😩

  • melsbellsEngland : england
Hurricane Irma

My husband and I stayed at the Jolly Beach Resort during the duration of the Hurricane Irma.Standard rooms were very outdated and very small.Some of the rooms had concrete tables but all had a great view.The hotel is very forthcoming in obliging with a change of room once requested.Please beware that rooms come with a safety deposit box but the lock needs to be purchased from reception on a daily basis.No free Wifi in rooms unless purchased from reception.Although most guest headed to reception to use it for free.You could also obtain it around the the pool and on the beach in certain areas.I must applaud the hotel and their staffmembers for being so committed in the care of the guest whilst Hurricane Irma reared its ugly head.We as guest were kept updated with information through out every second possible.The information and empathy administered from staff members was exceptional.It was evident that guest and their vacation were always paramount throughout our two week stay plus two added days due to cancelled flights.The fact that staff members stayed over night away from their own families To keep the guest and the hotel ticking over is truly commendable.I can only encourage and hope that the managers look into rewarding the staff members highly !!!!!And not just take it as it being their job role.The hotel has a gym which is pretty well equipped but only had one A/C working whilst we were there.It holds four Restaurants Italian,Mexican,Caribbean and Buffet restaurant all food was lovely. ( Solange I believe her name to be please forgive if spelt wrong)Truly amazing lady who organised an absolutely beautiful evening meal for my husband and I on the beach.Jay Sean the waiter who was forever making sure that my wine glass was never empty your a star.My only complaint would be despite telling you about the Restaurants once you check in you should also give you a map of directions.Enclosing the whereabouts as it can become a bit overwhelming when checking in after a long haul flight.It's a lovely big Resort with a lot going on vast amount of entertainment for all ages with the amazing staff members Anne-Marie and Yerret (Terry) they are absolutely fanstastic at their job and keeping a constant smile on your face.I actually don't no where they got their energy from.Even throughout the devastattion of the hurricane you kept everyone smiling. The hotel is about 20 mins bus drive to Bridgetown.Advice there is no lift My overall opinion about the hotel and staff is that I would definitely return.

  • Lisa C : Biggleswade
Amazing holiday

We have just returned from Antigua after a two week holiday, we were there when Hurricane Irma hit followed by hurricane JoseI can't praise the hotel enough for all the hard work they put in keeping guests calm and informed We had a super saver room which unfortunately was very small so upgraded to a standard room, perfect size Great food and entertainment Terry was an absolute star very funny and great entertainer , each was beautiful Terry was an absolute star ,

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
  • Croquet
  • Table tennis
  • Badminton
  • 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:

  • A/C
  • 2 twins or 1 king bed
  • TV
  • Phone
  • Pay-safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hair-dryer
  • Patio or balcony with ocean view
  • Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child

Superior Room:

  • Same as Standard but larger with 2 queen beds
  • Full bathroom
  • Coffee and tea-maker
  • Mini-fridge
  • 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.

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  • Jolly Beach Resort
    Antigua,Antigua And Barbuda

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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa
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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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