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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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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Bolans
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
mariereidy Halifax, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at JBR this year from 20th March to4th April and had a fantastic holiday.so much so,my husband and self returned to England and booked to go back next year on the 22nd March to 6th April.really excited,even upgraded to a superior room.Then 3 weeks later got a phone call from travel agents saying our holiday was now cancelled.WHAT.next year's... More

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Okauchee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Jolly Beach this week for a day pass. It was $75 US a person. I have been here many times before, so I knew what to expect. The food is average, but good. I like their beach and large pool, which is what we really come for. This trip though, I was a little frustrated with the staff.... More

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

So glad to hear that you are a frequent visitor to Jolly Beach! I’m happy that you enjoy our mile-long beach and pool so much that you’ve chosen to return many times. Our staff usually get rave reviews for their friendliness and helpfulness, and it’s really important to us that all of our guests have the best time possible when... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here years ago, so my review is not current (in the date I need to pick below) - so the rooms may be updated by now, but they were average. The bathroom was nice with a nice stone shower and seat. The staff was amazing! All friendly and smiles, and the food was also excellent to match the... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be put off by the review of those expecting 5 star but only paying for 3!! Yes the hotel is on the old side but what they lack in decor they make up for in character. The a la carte restaurants are all very good with great menus. The cocktails are not fantastic but the staff will make up... More

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

I’m delighted to hear you had such a great stay at Jolly Beach and enjoyed our a la carte restaurants, afternoon tea, and beach bar. You’re right about our beach! Our 40 acre property is lined by one of Antigua’s most stunning beaches, and it’s great that you had a chance to take the 360 tour of the island and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every year we book a trip with family and friends and we choose places with good beaches and pools, food..we are not picky as long as the hotels are cleaned and they have activities for the kids. We chose Antigua as we have never been there first time for everybody and we heard beaches were beautiful the Island was beautiful..... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hey, My friend and I stayed at jolly 6mths ago (I did write a comment then as well) Unfortunately we didn't stay at the hotel this time and had a villa, I thought I'd write a little something on this board because we came over every night to drink and eat (bought passes to be allowed to come over) I... More

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

Dear Krystal, It’s such a compliment to hear that you loved JBR so much that you came back 6 months later! Even though you didn’t stay with us on your latest trip, I’m happy to hear you still came over nightly to spend some time with us and reconnect with friends you made on your first visit. Our staff will... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned after a 10 night stay, E- mailed the hotel before we went to upgrade our rooms and arrange a fridge all good response from them and our requests were all sorted rooms together on ground floor in quite location. We thought the standard rooms were o k for sleeping and getting ready to go out at night what... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 1 week in July at this first time destination and it's A GOOD THING I didn't let other people's negative comments cancel my trip! Shame on all of you who degraded this resort;perhaps you are all too snob or opulent to appreciate simplicity at it's best so mu advice to you is just stay home. I will return.... More

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

Dear Talie, So great to hear you had a wonderful beach vacation at Jolly Beach and had a chance to live your island dream :) We really appreciate your lovely comments about our beach and the friendliness of the locals. You mentioned you’ll return, and we can’t wait to welcome you back! General Manager Jolly Beach Resort & Spa More

London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at jolly beach in June 2014. After reading the reviews I was a little apprehensive but found quiet a different story. Yes the rooms are very dated and there isn't any drawers for your clothing but the large waldrobe is suffient to accommodate enough space for 2 weeks worth of clothes. It was very clean and that's what... More

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

Dear Sharon, Despite some initial apprehension, it’s great to hear that your experience at Jolly Beach exceeded your expectations! You mentioned you picked JBR for the beach and sea, and I’m glad we didn’t disappoint (although it would be pretty hard to do that when you’re situated on the best of Antigua’s 365 beaches) :) Thank you for your comments... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I also agree with Sophie H from a previous post. Are the Americans sold something different to us Brits because they seem disappointed at the hotel and the Brits knew what to expect and get on and enjoy the hotel. Stayed for 2 weeks early July for our anniversary. It was quiet but this was a bonus as we mixed... More

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

Wow, loved nearly everything - what a compliment! I’m so pleased to hear you had a fantastic anniversary celebration at Jolly Beach and also met so many new friends :) You’re right - the Standard Rooms don’t have hot drink amenities, but a mini fridge and coffee maker are available in the Superior Rooms, Junior Suites, and Cottages. We also... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Jolly Beach Resort & Spa 3*
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Also Known As:
Jolly Beach Hotel Bolans
Jolly Beach Resort And Spa
Jolly Beach Resort Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort All Inclusive
Jolly Beach Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa Antigua/Bolans

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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