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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I have traveled the Caribbean for 35 years. We have stayed in everything from shacks to Sandals and enjoyed everyone of them. Jolly Beach was exactly what they claim to be...a 3 STAR resort with 5 STAR service. Rooms are small and dated but clean with nice mattresses, pillows and linens, breathtaking views, hair dryers that can... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having travelled throughout the Caribbean at mostly 4.5 star resorts, I was apprehensive about Jolly Beach Resort, but decided it was an inexpensive way to see Antigua.....so glad we did! This resort is on the most stunning beach I have ever experienced. People complain about the dated rooms, but remember, if large luxe chain bought this joint and transformed it... More 

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Wethersfield, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been over 20 times and still enjoy the fabulous beach. Rooms are tired but if your not too fussy/fancy and just want to relax on a great beach, great food and some of the friendliest staff around this is the place. Italian restaurant continues to out due itself with great quality and professional staff. Indian restaurant is very good.... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from Antigua and stayed at the Jolly Harbour Beach hotel - great location , beautiful beach - had a sea view room - stunning !! Staff are amazing - can not do enough for you - so so friendly . Beach is one of the best ive seen , hotel is a standard 3 star Caribbean so if... More 

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 8 nights, our room with a larg comfortable bed was clean with air conditioning and a roof fan, all the staff were friendly and welcoming, restaurant food was lovely and had night time entertainment every night....we will definitely go back to Jolly Beach Resort again.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Jolly Beach Resort. I was a tad apprehensive about going having read some of the reviews on here, however, I have nothing but good things to say about the resort. The staff are so lovely and helpful. I had to contact the hotel in advance of my holiday and they... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We absolutely loved staying at Jolly Beach! Everyone is so friendly & helpful. The rooms are basic but really nice & the beds are comfortable. The food was out of this world. They had two small restaurants & the main one where you could have breakfast, lunch & dinner. There was always so much variety & everything was so fresh.... More 

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norwich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited here in may and ended up having a great holiday and will return one day, yes the budget rooms are not good and would upgrade next time, also the main restaurant needs a complete over haul but we ate in Lydia's, Indian and the other one most of the time which were all lovely, we visited stingray city... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay. We have 464 rooms, 6 different room types in 9 buildings on our 40 acre site. We’re sure there is a room that will appeal to guest’s preferences as well as their budget. We’re pleased we found you a room that was suitable, that you enjoyed your holiday and we look forward to your... More 

Holstein, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here with a good friend and her mother. Had a great time. Lots to do. Went on a tour with one of the locals instead of the regular tour guides. Deffinitly saw some things that we wouldn't have seen otherwise, but i wouldn't recommend this for everyone. Rooms were clean and to be expected for the star rating, staff... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay – it’s appreciated. There is indeed so much to do at Jolly beach. We have 40 acres to stretch out on, play land based or water sports to your heart’s content. And the equipment here is free! You can learn to catamaran or simply go snorkeling off of what many consider the best beach... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a five-star experience, then this is not the property for you. However, if you are looking for an economical value in paradise, then Jolly Beach Resort is the right choice. First, the pros: The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, except for one experience noted below. The front desk employees, restaurant staff, cleaning staff, concierge... More 

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Guest_Relations_Mgr1, Guest Relations Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to Antigua. We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our restaurants. Our chefs and kitchen staff take great pride in their work and trying to please as many people as they possibly can. On a tropical island we must contend with insects and birds – both are... More 

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