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.

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.

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  • hanaball : New York City, New York
Do not stay here

First off I'd like to say my family is from the beautiful island called Antigua. Now upon my arrival to the resort at first site you can tell that it is very dated. But none the less I did not let that discourage me from wanting to stay here. My family and I arrived to the resort around 4pm checked in and attempted to get a bite to eat and could not because we had to wait until 6 when dinner is served after a long day of traveling this was very upsetting especially because it's supposed to be an all inclusive Resort. After leaving the resort to go and eat, when I returned to my room I had a puddle of water on the floor from my leaking air conditioner. I then attempted to open the sliding door of my room and acknowledged there was no screen door to prevent bugs from entering my room. The next day my family and I went to eat breakfast and was disgusted the food at the whole resort was horrible I'm sorry to say it but it was. My room was only cleaned twice during a (6) day visit, and we had no blankets just one white sheet on the beds. last but not least the day I was to go home my room had no running water my family and I had to shower in another room before we left. This trip was over priced and over rated what ever you do, please do your research before going the beaches were gorgeous but that has nothing to do with the hotel because all beaches in Antigua are public.

  • 96Fifi : Birmingham, United Kingdom
Amazing Jolly Beach Again!!!

We visited Jolly Beach 2 years ago & loved it so much we visited again! We're a family of 5 with 3 boys 18,16 & 11 and the resort is just perfect for us all. The previous comments about cost v luxury are well-made. For the price you pay we are more than happy, some reviewers must be expecting 5* luxury at 3* price! The beach is amazing, most of the staff are too - wherever you go in the world you will always come across one or two staff members who aren't! But most here are wonderful, the Entertainment team (who cover daytime & evening entertainment) go above and beyond the call of duty! Shane, Elroy, Charm, Terry, Ann Marie, Aneeka, ... give 150% - don't miss the pool aerobics at 11am, then pool volleyball, .... Watch the evening shows - Bonfire on the beach, Fire eating, Limbo, Carnival night - all not to be missed. Also some amazing Steel Bands played as well several nights. A few Discos, Karaoke too - so great entertainment every evening.This resort has the 'real Caribbean vibe' - it's easy to completely forget about the outside world! At the same time, this is a very spacious resort so it is easy to take a few steps away and you can be in a 'Caribbean world all of your own!' You can take part in all the activities laid on - or you can find your own corner of tranquility, peace & quiet! Our 'eating outside' server in Hemispheres, Sharron, was amazing. She knew exactly our drinks order and what we liked - so friendly & welcoming. The bar staff were great - Rowan & Alwyn in particular! To watch the sunset from the bar by Hemispheres restaurant, sipping a cocktail, steps away from the gorgeous beach & ocean is wonderful. We found all 3 speciality restaurants fine - Lydia's (seafood)/Bocciolo (Italian) - both very good, Margarita's (Mexican) - OK. Hemisphere's - always something nice to try there. Lots of great trips to go on if you want to but we did most last time so didn't do any this time. People loved the Stingrays trip. We had Queen Superior rooms - there's loads of room - 300 square feet - see them on the hotel's website. If you book cheap Supersaver expect small - 135 square feet - you get what you pay for. Wendy, our cleaner looked after us very well. We met some lovely guests to chat to - we had so many laughs & have so many memories. The children all want to go back again next year - they said they would be happy even if we could only afford the Supersaver rooms - the room was, after all, only used for a quick change before dinner, to sleep in and a quick 'get dressed and out' in the morning. We didn't go all that way to sit in our room! If you're looking for a true taste of the Caribbean with a wonderful beach - come to Jolly Beach Resort & Spa. To quote that famous member of The Entertainment Staff - always imitated, never duplicated!!!

  • Marie B :
Not bad place to stay

I absolutely love the beach and pool. The rooms could use some updating for a more up to date look but our stay here was fine. The restaurant was OK. Not to fancy in my opinion.I like that the bus was outside of the resort so that my family and I can go into town.

  • spdc2016 :
Overall good resort

Overall this a nice resort definitely needs refurbished but for the price compared to other resorts on this island you can't go wrong the food is good the beach is beautiful and big we went on a tour around the island on a catamaran and it to me was the nicest beach on the island the sandals resort beach wasn't near as nice or big for 5 times the price I would definitely recommend this resort if your going to Antigua and don't wanna pay crazy prices the staff are friendly drinks are good rooms have amazing ocean views don't get a room by the pool they suck we had one but they changed us when we asked no questions only things I didn't like was that you had to book first thing in the morning for alacart restaurants every morning to reserve that night you couldn't book a day or two in advance if you didn't get there in the morning it would be booked also was hard to get a cabana in the beach everyone would go out at like 4 5 am put towels and stuff down and keep there stuff there all day even if they were gone for hours but that's not the resorts fault but the resort should take towels and items away after so long so other people can enjoy the cabanas as well

  • oncehadabrain : Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Quiet retreat

Beautiful beach, probably one of the best we've seen (and we've been all over the world) hotel is nice and staff are pleasant.Food got boring and samey after 3-4 days and entertainment was a little lax, but we were after a quiet couple holiday so we didn't mind but there didn't seem to be much going on of the evening apart from karaoke which is always fun. Would return.

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.