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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
  • ETtravelerdrh : Toronto, Canada
March 2017 Getaway

The hotel offered great relaxation areas. A la carte booking was a bit of a pain. Concierge opened at 7:30 with line up starting at around seven. Restaurant openings were limited to a staggered schedule. Didn't get to experience the Tex Mex due to the timing and lineup. It would be better to assign all those on AI a scheduled time on check-in. Rooms are small but clean and as has been stated by others they show their age. Food adequate in buffet and in a la carte restaurants. The grill and beach bar are well located. Trade winds offer relief from the sun but wear your sunblock. Beach a nice walk. Staff are exceptionally helpful and accommodating. Entertainment staff great. Ann-Marie and her staff were super. Wait staff in the buffet and a la carte restaurants were the best.

  • Chenzo64 : Manchester, United Kingdom
A Week at the Jolly Beach Resort

We were a group of six and stayed at JBR for the England cricket matches. Overall the place is good fun. The fixtures and fittings are tired and need some maintenance but the location, if you are into beaches, is fabulous. Although tired, I found the hotel to be clean and the staff very friendly. The food was good but seating in the general restaurant was very slow at times. You wait to be seated but even though there were tables available, the staff seemed to struggle with demand on occasion. Bear in mind the hotel was very busy due to cricket fans, so this may not be the norm.The room was basic but adequate. A couple in our party had an issue with a water leak in their room but they were moved to another room quickly and without any fuss. A safety deposit box is in the room and cost $15US for a week.TV was very limited with some US channels and the quality of the picture was average.In the area, you can walk along the beach or around Jolly Harbour itself. There is a shuttle into St John's - speak to the concierge - which runs if there is a minimum of 4 people. Taxis are plentiful and can be hailed in front of reception.I recommend bringing USD rather than East Caribbean Dollars - the currency is fixed and everyone accepts them.All-in-all a thumbs up for the Jolly Beach Resort and I hope I return one day.

  • gillesher :
Very very relaxing

Having just come back from jolly beach all I can say is I want to go back already. The country lovely, the people inside and out side of the hotel beautiful and the weather well just plenty of high factor as even through the cloud you will burn.Jolly beach is a very relaxing resort, not quite five star but lovely all the same and look past the small insignificant details and you will surely love your holiday. The staff are very helpful and happy in all they do even the manager is happy to have a game of cricket on the beach with you which is a lovely thing to see. He's also available should you need to see him. The hotel is a bit run down but this just adds to its charm. The food is ok but as i am not a big meat eater the salads were good for me and were gorgeous. The kids food corner could do with maybe some fish fingers thrown in to mix it up a bit as there is just pizza, chicken strips and chips every night.I would strongly suggest getting out and about a bit too as the people of antigua are absolutely lovely and all Hope you enjoy their country to which they are so proud. So to the mangers and staff of jolly beach thank you for a memorable holiday and all the hard work that everyone puts in .

  • Steve W :
Sun rum and cricket

We had a great time at jolly beach. The staff were wonderful and the food was very good. The room was a bit tired but very clean & who cares about the room with such an amazing beach! We met Cloud on the beach and he took us on a wonderful tour of the island! We saw places we definitely wouldn't on a normal tour. If you have an open mind & up for fun we'd definitely recommend a day with Cloud! Thanks to all the staff at jolly beach who made our stay so good. We would definitely go again

  • Krzysiek_and_Kasia : Warsaw, Poland
Good enough resort in a perfect location

The best thing about the hotel is its location. The beach and sea are simply perfect, the colour of the sea around jolly beach is so beatufiul that is seems unreal.When it comes to the hotel itself, it is not so perfect but comfortable enough to make the vacation really nice.Wi-Fi is available only in the very small lobby area, which is not good. The food is not the best either. The rooms are quite small and there is no fridge, kettle or even safe in it (you can get a safe for around 3$-5$ daily - I don't remember exactly). Moreover, the water was dripping from the airconditioner (in the bedroom) and from the ceiling (in the bathroom) all the time (not much though) which was quite annoying.Anyway, even though there is a big room for improvement (and remembering this is a 3-star hotel only), our stay was really nice and comfortable and I believe this is a good value for money.One more thing - there are a lot of palm trees in the official pictures provided by the hotel (both on the beach and in the pool area). In reality, those palms are gone for some reason. There is no single palm on the beach, and only a few in the other areas. That was not a problem for us (the sea is so beautiful that you don't need anything else) but keep in mind that the official pictures might be misleading...

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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