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In an idyllic location, overlooking one of Antigua’s best beaches, with fine white sand and turquoise waters. Surrounded by 40 acres of tropical gardens, the Jolly Beach offers simple and good value accommodation for families and groups alike. Lively in atmosphere, there’s always plenty to do, including water sports, pool volleyball and beach games, perhaps even an impromtu game of cricket on the sand late afternoon. Kids and teens have their very own clubs, promising a fun packed itinerary of activities whilst parent’s can head to the adults-only pool or spa for some much deserved relaxation and pampering. There are five restaurants in total, serving everything from International favourites to Caribbean delights and an Italian selection at the Bocciolo Restaurant and Bar. Spend the evening lingering over dinner or enjoy some night-time entertainment including live music, karaoke and now a casino, if you fancy a flutter.
Where is it?
On Jolly Beach in the parish of St Mary’s on Antigua’s west coast. Transfer time from airport: 35 min.
Eats and drinks
5 restaurants and bars: Coconut Grill (barbecue, grills and sandwiches, open daily), Hemispheres (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Bocciolo Restaurant and Bar (Italian, serving à la carte dinners), Lydia’s At Crab Hole Village (Caribbean and seafood à la carte dinners and Sunday brunch) and Utsav (Indian à la carte dinner). All restaurants are open on a rotation basis. Reservations are required at à la carte restaurants.
Live nightly entertainment including floor shows and live bands. Full animation team.
Fun and games
2 swimming pools including an 8,000sq ft fantasy pool with waterfall and swim up bar, water aerobics, free non-motorised water sports include Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking and pedal boats. Free lessons are available on selected activities. Dive centre*. 4 tennis courts (resident tennis pro* and US$5 racquet charge per person per game), basketball, table tennis, Jolly Kidz children’s club (3-12 years) and Teenz club (13-16 years). Palms Wellness Centre incorporating Spa*, gym and Beauty Salon*. Nearby Jolly Harbour 18-hole golf course*. Casino.
Internet access*. Hammock lounge. Babysitting facilities*. Gift shop*. Nurse’s station*.
Wheelchair accessible room with 2 queen-size beds, bath and shower in a Superior Room category.
464 ocean-facing rooms on 4 floors in various buildings with no lifts. All rooms are ocean facing with balcony/patio, air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, in-room safe* and hairdryer.
Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults.
Standard Triple Rooms - as Standard Room but with 1 king-size bed and 1 single bed, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Superior Rooms — have coffee maker, fridge, iron and board, shower and bath, with 2 queen-size beds sleeping max 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
King Superior Rooms - as Superior Room but with 1 king-size bed and small lounge area, sleeping max 2 adults.
Junior Suites - on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors, are larger rooms with a separate living area. They have 1 king-size bed and shower, and are best suited to couples, sleeping max 2 adults.
1-Bedroom Cottages - have oceanfront verandas and spacious sitting areas, sleeping 2 adults.
2-Bedroom Cottages also available on request and sleep max 4 adults.
3 nights except for 21 Dec '13-30 Apr '14 when its 6 nights.
Dress code: For adults and children — casually elegant at Bocciolo restaurant (no shorts, t-shirts, vests, jeans, trainers or flip-flops).
*Denotes local charge.
Child ages 2-16 years.
All meals and snacks, all locally produced drinks by the glass and all activities unless otherwise stated.