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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Topeka, Kansas
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jolly Beach is an incredible resort. The beach is phenomenal and the service is incredible. The nightlife is a bit lacking but for newlyweds it is a perfect get-away. We took a catamaran around the island and got to see several other resorts. Ours was equally as nice as the Sandals in Antigua and unlike Sandals, we didn't have tons... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jolly Beach is the only resort that we have ever returned to. We Love the beach, and we Love Antigua. The last time we visited in 2013, the resort itself was looking tired.. It is obvious that nothing has been done to improve the situation. The entertainment is tired as well. The staff are so warm and lovely.. Especially Tiesha,... More

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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in standard room first 2 weeks in August. As other reviewers have stated, the hotel is somewhat tired and a lot of concrete "furniture" in rooms. But we took on board what others had reported and kinda knew what to expect. The rooms/bedding/public toilets and outdoor areas were very clean, no problems with that. The food was really... More

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just arrived back from JBR and wow what a culture shock .It was like turning up to a HI DE HI holiday camp only thing missing was Ruth Madoc on the loud speaker in the morning . It is such a shame that they are letting this place run down,as for previous reviewers saying how great it is i can't... More

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JollyManager, General Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and also your constructive feedback with us. While it’s clear there were many things you felt could be improved, I am very happy to hear that you loved our location and that you found our staff very helpful in assisting you with your room change. At Jolly Beach Resort, we... More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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434 reviews 434 reviews
48 hotel reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is right on the beach which is why we picked it. I had read mixed reviews but we risked it. The check in was ok - we had to wait a couple of hours. The room was superior but quite small and dingy. It needs some refurbishment and updating. We went to the beach which was ok -... More

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JollyManager, General Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your stay at Jolly Beach. As you pointed out, our stunning beach definitely draws many visitors, so I hope during your short stay with us you were able to enjoy this much-loved feature of the resort. I do apologize for your discomfort with the birds, as we want all of our guests to... More

Halton Hills, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and twin 13year olds just got back from JBR and we had a blast. As always I was a bit nervous due to the mixed reviews. I don't think of myself as overly picky but you never know. We got an exellent deal just over a week before we left from Air Canada Vacations and paid just over... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have recently returned from the JBR. Me and hubby stayed 2nd - 16th August, and we both had a lovely relaxing holiday. When we arrived at our Superior room the first thing we did was to check it out to make sure that it was all that the brochure had advertised. The only thing that was missing was the fridge,... More

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JollyManager, General Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

I’m so happy you had a lovely relaxing holiday at Jolly Beach - especially since you were celebrating your 50th birthday! It’s great to hear that you really enjoyed your room and the grounds, as well as our a la carte restaurants and the quieter pool. It sounds like you also enjoyed a few sightseeing excursions in Antigua and beyond,... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband have Just returned home after spending 3 weeks at the jolly beach resort for our ruby anniversary what a fab holiday all staff fantastic thanks to Wendy reservations manager for the special touches also Neil Alwin Evelyn and front of house staff ,this was our second visit and won't be our last .room cleaned every day... More

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JollyManager, General Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Janey, Congratulations on your 40th anniversary! I’m delighted to hear that you had a fantastic holiday and celebration at Jolly Beach Resort. I personally love to hear when our staff have gone above and beyond, and I know Wendy, Neil, Alwin, Evelyn, and the front desk staff will also be very happy to hear that they helped make your... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed there for two days and it was horrible...Torn bedspread and ac that doesn't work...Food and Drinks were alright also the entertainment staff were wonderful....Get that revamping and renovation going!!!!

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JollyManager, General Manager at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your stay with us, although I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and drinks, as well as the entertainment staff. They really do a wonderful job, don’t they? On the other hand, I do apologize for some of the issues you experienced in your room. Did you let our staff know... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from a lovely 2 weeks holiday. The waiting staff were all very friendly and couldn't do enough to help. The bar staff were the same and very entertaining, and the entertainment was good, except for the karaoke which no one was interested in. The rooms were well cleaned every day and in general it was clean... More

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Address: Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
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Location: Caribbean > Antigua and Barbuda > Antigua > Saint Mary's > Bolans
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Hotel Class:3 star — Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 3*
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Jolly Beach Resort And Spa
Jolly Beach Hotel Bolans
Jolly Beach Resort Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort All Inclusive
Jolly Beach Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa Antigua/Bolans

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The all-inclusive, 464-room Jolly Beach is an exceptional Caribbean experience. Resort offers great year-round value for destination weddings, honeymooners and families. Rates include accommodations, government taxes and service charges, all meals, snacks and afternoon tea, house brand beverages, non-motorized watersports, activities, Jolly Kidz and Teenz Clubs, Think Jolly Family Program, use of the gym and entertainment. All rooms are air-conditioned and face the ocean; each has a patio or balcony, direct-dial phone, TV and hair-dryer. ... more   less 
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