Jolly Beach Resort
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Very nice resort. Yes it's dated but I knew that prior and that's not a big deal to me. I go for the beach and this resort has that! Gorgeous clear calm waters! I found the staff friendly and accommodating and vendors on the beach aren't pushy and a simple no thanks is all you need to say. Food is good but there isn't a large selection. Resort is clean and the pools are lovely. I did notice work being done at the resort so they are trying but this resort is huge and it will take time. I think the negative reports I read on here are from people who expect a 5 star but don't pay for it then they complain and give off a negative vibe. This is a 3 star resort with a 5 star beach. A good attitude will go a long way for a great vacation.
Returned after a year to be greeted by the wonderful staff, Robin, Zouda, Clovis, Shane, Elroy, Ashley, Alwyn, Anika and Anne-marie to name just a few, made me feel more than welcome.Despite the occasional bout of liquid sunshine the party continued regardless.I will be going back.Thanks again to all at Jolly Beach
Sorry to say my stay at Jolly Beach was not very good, the wifi was terrible and sporadic, even in the conferece room that had specific wifi for the meeting. The food was average and we didn't get to sample any of the specialty restaurants because of the archaic booking arrangements - waiting in line in in the open area by the lobby from as early as 6.30am. This system is very archaic and since we were there for a meeting we did not have time to line up for something that could be done by phone or online. The room was very basic but comfortable with clean sheets and towels, but the water pressure was iffy, so you didn't know if you could have a shower. The staff is generally indifferent, perhaps since I was a Caribbean person and not a 'Tourist' per se, we did not warrant good service. I won't be staying here again. One positive was the beach! It was lovely
The hotel, as most reviewers mentioned, although clean was basic, tired and need of a refresh. The beach was absolutely stunning and most importantly the staff was mostly fantastic ( 1 or 2 a bit grumpy). The bar staff in particular, Zauda, Edwin, Marsha, Robin, Rowen, Clovis & Roxanne ( restaurant) was superb, who worked tirelessly during the day and evening . We never saw as per comment from someone, any dj's or staff smoking weed..would I go back to the hotel based on the accommodations, no, but on the staff , yes,. We did a few trips and that got us to see the island more. I hope that Jolly beach resort can invest in upgrading the hotel in terms of modernising the furniture in the rooms.
Stayed at the Jolly Beach for 2 weeks beginning of May 2017. On arrival we where immediately up graded to a standard room. It was basic but for a 3 star hotel in the Caribbean it was fine. Only problem being, no fridge, but hay ho no problems we got by and had a really great holiday. THe views from our room where amazing. The beach and sea are truly beautiful, just like the pictures in the brochures. the food was okay, nothing amazing but we always found something to eat. We eat at all 3 speciality restaurants and really enjoyed th experiences, especially the Mexican and Italian. Enjoyed sitting around the court yard when the Mexican is open and drinking the beautiful cocktails. The Margauritas where my favourite.The only problem we encountered was one of the beach sellers, we blame ourselves but when we first arrived we where befriended by a local guy called Lyndan who had set up a little stall on the beach, he met us on our first day and offered us trips at a cheaper rate than the hotel was offering, other guest had also used him and no one raised any concerns, we did 2 trips through him and had a great time, then our last week we booked a fishing trip with him and he insisted on us paying a 150 dollar deposit. We where due to go fIshing on the last full day of out holiday but in the week up to our trip he had taken deposits from other people and had not showed up. He did the same to us and after speaking with many other guests we where made aware he owned many holiday makers monies and just did a vanishing trip. Be warned if you don't want to spoil your holiday book your excursions with the hotel it may cost a bit more monie but at least you won't end up being disappointed. I have now learnt my lesson.
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- 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.
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Jolly Beach ResortAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
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Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's Antigua
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