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|Distance to city centre||7.4 km|
|Nearest Airport||St. John's V.C. Bird Intl|
|Distance to airport||12.9 km|
|"The staff was amazing!!."||(in 152 reviews)|
|"Great beach, lots of activities."||(in 141 reviews)|
|"Generous with food and drinks."||(in 114 reviews)|
|"Whole complex needs a renovation."||(in 6 reviews)|
|"Tired hotel needs a refurb."||(in 19 reviews)|
|"Rooms were very dated and basic."||(in 16 reviews)|
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|beach is beautiful||in 194 reviews|
|doors would not slide||in 7 reviews|
|eye sore||in 4 reviews|
|food was good||in 165 reviews|
|la carte||in 22 reviews|
|need improvements||in 36 reviews|
|need renovation||in 9 reviews|
|nightly entertainment||in 30 reviews|
|room was small||in 28 reviews|
|staff was friendly||in 221 reviews|
|superior king||in 14 reviews|
|tired hotel||in 48 reviews|
|water sports||in 6 reviews|
|wifi in the room||in 50 reviews|
I like the people food and most of all the drinks the room was ok but kinda small but cozy I like everything as but it and would stay there again
The heat and the smug
I chose the Jolly Starfish as I was travelling with my 11yr old and felt that the facilities would suit both of us well enough for a week. Having read many reviews before booking, I wasn't surprised that the hotel was a little 'tired' as far as upkeep is concerned, or that the staff (most of them, anyway!) were friendly and upbeat. I had been a little worried that there would be huge amounts of noise and activity around the pool area but these worries were unwarranted. The hotel provided plenty of opportunity for those interested to join groups for pool volleyball or pool aerobics and various art/craft activities etc, but none of these were invasive and we could still enjoy the swim up bar, pool side and beach without being constantly disturbed by too much noise! The beach is as stunning as reported, and the hotel provides Hobi Cats, Paddle Boards and Kayak's which are free to use if staying on the All Inclusive package. There are people on the beach who rent out jet ski's at the rate of $50US for 30 mins and you can also book some excursions with them too. I had read that the deluxe rooms were near the Italian Holiday Club and therefore noisy. It's true that ALL the deluxe rooms are in that 'wing' of the hotel but, apart from the first night, the club didn't bother us as they have to quieten down by 10 or 11pm. The hotel is bigger than expected but never seemed too busy except for during the Carnival weekend when there was a big influx of guests and a longer than usual wait at the lunch time burger bar!! I'm not sure I would appreciate the hotel as much in high season, but at the time of year when we visited, it was lovely. I requested a nice room with beach view as it was going to be my birthday and they couldn't have done better with their choice. We stayed in Room No. 210 in the St. Croix block which we really enjoyed.
I took various electrical items but only one adaptor plug ... sadly the plug sockets weren't the same as my adaptor so I couldn't use my hairdryer or straighteners etc!! There was a coffee machine in the room but only one place where it would plug in, so I would like to think they will get that sorted at some point. I booked a deluxe room as it had a safe in it, which I presumed would be free to use due to the extra room cost, however, this was wrong and we were charged a daily rate in order to use the safe. There were no bottles of water in the rooms which would have been nice ... even if it were just that first day, and the TV is completely rubbish with a bad picture and bad reception. The guys at the watersports desk can be rather sultry, but one of them is very chatty once you get talking. The man who teaches sailing seems pretty grumpy and miserable but the morning restaurant staff are quite the opposite with a song (theoretically) to brighten your day .... EVERY DAY!!
The beach and sea was amazing
Upgrade air conditioning bed was uncomfortable and most importantly the dinning room needs air conditioning hate to eat when I’m uncomfortable
The location and layout of the hotel
There are no hooks in any of the rooms to hang anything, like bath towels
Words can’t explain how beautiful Jolly beach is. The property was located on the best beach on the island. The beach is pristine with beautiful white sand and clear water perfect for snorkling, sailing, swimming all on the resort property. The staff were genuine and very attentive and always had a smile on their face. The food was amazing with every meal and served a wide variety. This resort is perfect for families, couples, children, friends etc. the resort has something to offer everyone. We can not wait to get back and stay even longer next time!
The only minor inconvenience was having to go to designated WiFi areas to receive connection. This was also a positive thing because it forced you to completely disconnect.
The Jolly Beach Resort Antigua is situated on one of the premier beaches on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. The beaches on this tropical paradise are full of fluffy white sand, while the waters are beautiful hues of turquoise.
There are 464 rooms in this resort, which is one of the largest on the island. Rooms have private terraces or balconies depending on what floor they are on. The decor in the rooms is a little dated but they are comfortable and located on one of the island's most popular beaches. All rooms have private bathrooms, TVs, and free WiFi access. Guests who would like a little bit more space can choose to book a junior suite.
There are 5 restaurants on the property of this all-inclusive resort. The cuisines served include Mexican, beach grill, Caribbean, Italian, and international foods. There are also 3 bars, of which one is a swim-up bar. There is a deli that’s great for anyone just wanting to grab a snack. Guests who want to venture out of the resort can check out any of the amazing restaurants located all over the island.
The Jolly Beach Resort Antigua has plenty of things to do. Guests can utilize The Palms Wellness Center, which has a spa, a salon, and a fitness center. There are chairs for laying out at the pool or the beach. Visitors can get into the crystal-clear water and go for a swim, or try out any number of watersports. The resort also has basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball, on-site snorkeling, and more.
The Jolly Beach Resort Antigua is the perfect location for couples, families, and singles going on vacation. There is so much to do, and some of the best weather in the Caribbean to do it in.
based on 1,775 reviews
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- Recreation staff is nice
Policies vary by room type and provider.
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Most Popular Landmarks
- VC Bird Monument 7.6 km
- Jolly Harbour Marina 7.7 km
- Fort James 7.8 km
- Museum of Antigua and Barbuda 8 km
- Antigua Botanical Gardens 8 km
- St. John's Cathedral 8.2 km
|St. John's V.C. Bird Intl||12.9 km|
|Montserrat Bramble||44.4 km|