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Jolly Beach Resort & Spa

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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The besting about the Jolly Beach Resort and Spa is the people, all smiles and very helpful.The hotel is a bit dated but has lots of charm. The personal were ver helpful and nice. We got THE VERY BEST room St,Johns 201...Right ON THE BEACH, truly the best beach view. The food was ok, we enjoyed the specialty, restaurants "Bocciolo"... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great time. Beach, food and drinks all excellent. Same for the staff. Rooms small but adequate, nice balcony. Second time there, would go back again in a minute. Our AC stared leaking water one evening, called front desk. Fifteen minutes later Manager arrived, had bedding and pillows changed, Ac repaired early next morning plus a bottle of rum... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words about the lengths to which Jolly Beach management and staff go to make our guests’ trip enjoyable. We’re a big resort, things happen, but we want to be there for our guests to make things right – just like we made it right for you, so thank you for mentioning it. A great beach,... More 

New Malden, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I have just returned from Jolly Beach Resort and had an absolutely fabulous vacation!!! We stayed in a Super saver room and if I'm honest wished that we'd paid extra for a Standard as the super saver was a little small, however it was clean, tidy and the bed was comfortable. It is is no-frills, but it... More 

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

Thank you so much for your TripAdvisor review. At Jolly Beach we pride ourselves on being a 3-star resort that has the best overall value on Antigua. Even so, we do have six different room options so next time we can discuss your room choice in more detail if you’d like. We have five different food options and we are... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the beach was gorgeous that was the best part of staying at that resort. there wasnt much option to food, the staff wasnt very inviting and nice. the seafood restaurant "lydia's" food was good along with the indian restaurant. from entering the room it was small the remote didnt work with the 20 inch tv that was mounted up in... More 

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

Thank you for your recent comments. At Jolly Beach we have a very large resort and always welcome the opportunity to mitigate any problems our guest might have. However, we need to find out about circumstances our guests in a timely manner. We wish we would have heard about any issues you were having before check out. Our housekeeping staff... More 

Richmond Hill, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jolly beach resort was great! It was like home but way better! We just came back and I want to go back already . The service was great , they make you feel better than family! They anticipate your needs. The food was great , the wonderful chef even made some fungi or turned cornmeal mom mom used to make... More 

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

If we haven’t said it already, a very Happy 60th Birthday to you, and thank you for making Jolly Beach and Antigua part of your celebration. We are so pleased you experienced our great staff who do go out of their way to make guests feel like home. Our chefs and kitchen staff work very hard to source and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first thing you have to remember is this is a 3 star hotel, so unlike other reviews you might read, this will not be based on a comparison with a 5 star hotel. If you book a 3 star and expect a 5 star you will be disappointed. Rooms: The rooms are clean and bright & of a 3... More 

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

First – although it’s been wished before, a hearty congratulations on your wedding, and thank you so much for spending it at Jolly Beach. We understand there is a real sacred trust you extend when you let us help you celebrate your special day, and we are so glad it all turned out to your liking. We think the most... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My second favourite beach on the whole island..... Gorgeous stretch of gorgeous sand and milky blue sea..... Absolutely stunning and definitely antigua has the best beaches in the world..... I have travelled all over and this is my favourite Caribbean island we go here for the day when we are in antigua as it is peaceful and not too crowded... More 

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

Well if you think you liked it for a day – imagine for a week? We are a 3-star resort and offer Antigua’s best value all-inclusive. A buffet, three a la carte restaurants, a beach BBQ Thursday nights, entertainment throughout the week, beautiful pools, quaint rooms with gorgeous balconies and over 40 acres of manicured grounds…and you’ve already seen the... More 

Mississauga, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall: A wonderfully relaxing vacation in a facility where superior service is a priority. We had a modest budget for this vacation, our third this year. It’s been a year of healing for us with the death of my father and, four moths later, our wonderful aunt. We went to a 4.5 star resort in Cuba, a Sandals in the... More 

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

Let us first express our sincere and deep condolences for your family losses. We truly hope Jolly Beach was a place of rest, revitalization and peace in your time of need. We truly feel that our resort allows people to enjoy what nature has provided us. We have used our 40 acre site to grow beautiful palms, and incredible gardens.... More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We now understand why there are so many mixed reviews for this resort...there really are some good things about it and some bad... The Good... - the beach - the resort is on a beautiful long stretch of beach and we were always able to find a couple of chairs under an umbrella. The water was cool but we enjoyed... More 

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

Thank you for your TripAdvisor review. We’re pleased you enjoyed the food, your spotless room and our friendly efficient bar tending staff. Our team at Jolly Beach work hard to deliver a solid 3-star all-inclusive experience that you won’t find anywhere on Antigua. We have 40 beautifully maintained acres of property and the best beach you’ll find on our Island,... More 

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93 reviews 93 reviews
70 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Jolly Beach Resort for one week in March 2015 and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Having read a good cross-section of reviews, we were a little concerned that perhaps we were en-route to a Butlins-By-The-Caribbean! However, Jolly Beach proved to be much better than that and we had no issues with the resort, our accommodation, the... More 

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

Thank you for your generous review on TripAdvisor. We are proud to offer a pleasant 3-star experience at Jolly Beach, and the best all-inclusive value on Antigua, while making sure our rooms are spotless, your bed is comfortable and the food is delicious. In a tropical environment insects are a reality and we suggest guests use repellent. We’re so pleased... More 

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