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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

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Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to jolly beach for my 22nd birthday and we were pretty happy with staff, rooms etc. We weren't happy about having birds flying and pooing all over the place in the food hall and the guy that goes around constantly hitting a stick to scare them away. I must say we were impressed with the quality of food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have just returned from my third stay at Jolly Beach. Basic room, but clean on a British Airways sale deal, which was a fantastic price. Great beach, basic hotel with really nice staff. Food is good with plenty of choice. Beach bar-b-q at Lydias restaurant (part of the all inclusive) was really nice, as was the Italian restaurant. One quiet... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed there for Christmas and we loved it. The weather was perfect. The beach is beyond amazing and the water’s color is the most beautiful turquoise I’ve seen so far (and we have been places). The beauty is really overwhelming… At the time we arrived, the resort was almost empty so there was no need to reserve umbrellas and... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This resort is all inclusive and is very reasonable. The rooms are basic but adequate (unless you have a bathroom door that keeps falling off). Upgrade if you can afford to do so. Variety of food choices including an Italian Restaurant which is very good. Two pools mean you can find a quiet area if you prefer. You need taxis... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff could not be nicer at Jolly Beach Resort and Spa! We spent a week on a turquoise beach with free kayaking and Hobie cats, two pools and a great view of it all from our balcony. I was skeptical because others wrote bad comments about the food, but in fact, we were overwhelmingly surprised with the quality and... More 

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

Thank you for your TripAdvisor review – it’s appreciated. You can pay a lot of money to rent Hobie cats or kayaks at other resorts – so it’s one more way we build in value on a Jolly Beach stay. Ultimately food is something that people can have wildly different views on, whether you run a resort or whether you’re... More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This little spot is one of our favourite places to go. It is listed as a 2 or 3 star, however you can't compare their stars to Cuba or DR, as far as I'm concerned. We have been there twice and I have to say the beach is unlike any other we've experienced- pure white crushed shells and feels like... More 

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

We’re very pleased we’re one of your favorite places to visit. We are indeed the best value for an all-inclusive on Antigua. Spotless rooms, tasty food, delicious beverages and the best beach on the island. You can’t beat it. We look forward to your next trip. More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited Jolly Beach five times now, very reasonably priced, if you want the Ritz it isn't, large but well managed hotel , you get basic furnished bedrooms without fridge or kettle ,small TV, but we had queen sized bed very comfortable , and well managed by maids, air con little bit old but adequate ,and ceiling fan ,but... More 

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

Thank you for your very informative TripAdvisor review. We’re pleased you found quality and value in all of the major components of Jolly Beach: great food, bottomless drinks, spotless rooms with balconies allowing you to spend time outside, beautiful beach, free watersports equipment – and for a price you’d be hard pressed to find on Antigua. Can we help you... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having read some previous reviews on tripadvisor I was beginning to regret booking this resort - I should not have worried! From check in to check out our stay was hassle free, the staff without exception were friendly, helpful and a delight. We were allocated a room at the far end of the property, away from the main reception area,... More 

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

We’ll use your words: “a hassle free vacation…relax and enjoy on a beach with views of water so blue it hurts your eyes.” Now that is the true power of Jolly Beach. Add to that spotless rooms with fabulous balconies, plentiful hot buffets and specialty restaurants to supplement, and you have the makings of a fabulous vacation. We’re so pleased... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the minute we arrived it was paradise! The stunning view of the pristine blue water from the lobby to the property layout, we couldn't have asked for a better 1st impression. Then we met Ian at the concierge desk, him and his team were an absolute pleasure to deal with every day. Ian went out of his way to... More 

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

We’re always pleased to hear about how our team went out of their way to make a guests’ experience extraordinary rather than ordinary. And you’re right, our team are close and enjoy working together and working at Jolly Beach. They’re a family and this is one of their homes. We will pass your kind words along to Ian, Evelyn and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel staff are very good and look after your needs very well. We had dietary requirements and the hotel did everything including preparing special meals for us A big thank you to manager Ian bailey, Louis, entertainment team Shane and Mary and not forgetting front desk, Restuarant and bar staff. Brilliant in every way. Rooms are bit outdated and... More 

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

Thank you for acknowledging the hard work of our Jolly Beach team. We feel those with dietary requirements need to have a fabulous vacation as much as anyone else so we work hard to try and make sure that happens. We will pass along your kind words to Shane, Mary, Ian and Louie as well as our other staff. They... More 

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