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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

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Bolans Village, Bolans, Saint Mary's, Antigua
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Bolans
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter got married here and the attention was wonderful. The rooms are ok but worth upgrading if possible. Pools were nice and grounds well kept, very pretty. Beautiful beech, in fact this hotel has one of the best beeches on the island. Had a wonderful 2 weeks here

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our second time to Jolly Beach. We really enjoy the ambiance, yes, it's an older hotel, but it is kept freshly painted, it's clean, we have never had an issue with bugs. It is right on a beautiful long beach and you can walk all around the harbour. The staff are very friendly and courteous. The food is... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited in March 2015. I was concerned at the the range of reviews on Tripadvisor, with some people very happy and some very disappointed. A friend had recommended it so we decided to try for ourselves. The hotel buildings are old and frankly a bit tired. However the staff were excellent and dealt quickly with any small problems. Food... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm shocked at the prices for this hotel. This is a 1-2 star hotel. We had a quick overnight stay due to a flight cancellation, so it wasn't our choice to stay here. This hotel was built probably in 1970 and has had very little, if any, updates to it. The buffet restaurant was like eating in a school cafeteria... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our holiday and have booked again for December. Rooms need updateing and parts of the hotel need painting but we don't spend very much time in the room anyway so it didn't matter. We would definitely recommend Jolly Beach if you are looking for value for money.

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

With 44 acres of beautifully maintained grounds, palm tree stands, the most beautiful beach in Antigua, and free use of sailboats and kayaks to enjoy the Caribbean Sea, you’re absolutely right – you don’t spend much time in your hotel room. And even if you do – there are the spacious balconies where you can stay outside as long as... More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned and need to warn you my Adult daughter has been diagnosed with a virus carried by Miskitos currently a problem in the carribean.The dining room was swarming with Miskitos when we were there. Accomadation sub standard as was food and drinks. Very disappointing to travel over 4000 miles to this resort. Too many issues to list here. Beach... More 

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

Thank you for your recent comments. We are surprised at your assessment of our resort, as most of our guests not only enjoy our magnificent 40 acres of beautiful grounds set on Antigua’s best beach, but also enjoy the variety of our buffet and a la carte options for meals. We have six different room types, and while some of... More 

South Portland, Maine
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from the Jolly Beach Resort, and it was amazing. Do not be afraid to go to Jolly Beach. The resort Is beautiful, and yes the rooms are a little dated, but the place is immaculate. I am not exaggerating when I say that. The service was very good. People were very friendly, and respectful. I heard... More 

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

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor – we appreciate it! At Jolly Beach we like to think the best part of our rooms are perhaps the balconies. Spacious with gorgeous views of our grounds, and the beautiful beach and Caribbean Sea beyond. And naturally a comfortable bed and immaculately cleaned. Good food, great staff, gorgeous grounds to relax and... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What more can I say about this wonderful vacation spot in Antigua. Having come here 4 times within 12 months I think that almost says it all. Yes the accom needs a bit more attention but the staff are so wonderful, The word. NO is not in their vocabulary. Having travelled the world extensively for 57years I have to say... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We do believe that Antigua is a very special place and staff like Keva, Blondell, Bradley, Samantha, Rowan, Dwayne, and Ian are shining examples of the hospitality we are so well known for. Clearly you understand what we are trying to offer here at Jolly Beach is value, value in your time and for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right, you REALLY NEED to read this view to Understand Jolly Beach Resort, I've just come back & this is my Fourth Visit in as many years, the Beach is probably the BEST BEACH in Antigua ( 1 mile of Beautiful white sand & Turquoise Sea ) I never ever get tired of walking along it . The staff I... More 

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

We couldn't’ agree more that we have the “best beach in Antigua.” It is the jewel we have built a crown around. Nothing can improve on what nature has given us, so we honor our magical setting. We have six room types, so thank you for assessing your needs and finding a room that best met them. It’s an astute... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jolly Beach is a long-established all-inclusive resort, set among 40 acres of superbly kept grounds beside one of Antigua's finest beaches. Because it is long-established, some of the buildings are beginning to show their age, but this is more than compensated by the exquisite location and the enthusiastic energy of a staff who are all committed to enjoying their work... More 

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

Thank you for your beautifully written TripAdvisor review - we will be sure to share it with our staff. You seem to have grasped what it is we try to do each and every day at Jolly Beach, and that is to share our piece of paradise, and our resort, and combine them to express the true value in what... More 

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