Different Tastes, Different People, Different Places

September 26th, 2015

From England, Ireland, Italy, Canada, the United States, Central America – they come to the peaceful and immaculate shores of Antigua to enjoy what the aqua colored waters, the powdery white sand and the hospitality we have become known for.

At Jolly Beach we have the finest beach on Antigua, and 464 rooms in 9 buildings to host those that come to enjoy our island pleasures.

Feeding that many guests, and making that many meals a day is no easy feat. And they don’t all like the same kinds of foods. So, we present: Hemispheres, Lydia’s, Bocciolo, Utsav, and Coconut Grill. More than just names, they all represent a different way of cooking, different flavours to try and different pallets to please.

Lydia’s BBQ, think tropical blender drinks, and grilled catch of the day, waves lapping on the shore, that’s Lydia’s.

Hemishperes a breezy relaxed atmosphere and casual buffet dining with indoor and outdoor seating — serving three meals a day hot and plentiful.

Bocciolo is a cool change of pace. Classic Italian dishes served in air-conditioned comfort. The antipasto bar alone will call you back for seconds.

Utsav features a selection of dishes from India’s many cuisines — truly a “festival” of Indian flavors.

And for those on the go, and just steps away from the beach and pools, a grab-and-go menu serves up quick and tasty choices like hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled jerk chicken and crispy French fries all afternoon.

Come and try us soon!

Antigua Beckons for a Thanksgiving to Remember

September 14th, 2015

It’s time to start looking ahead and planning your next family vacation, and we want to help you make some lasting memories here at Jolly Beach Resort in Antigua.

After a tough first year in the New World, the Pilgrims gave thanks for making it through, looking toward the future with hope. We want you to come to the welcoming shores of Antigua, on the best beach anywhere, and share a memorable Thanksgiving with your family in whatever way you’d like.

Before you head into a busy holiday season, we want you to be able to unplug and enjoy all that Jolly Beach has to offer.

A Jolly beach experience includes:

  • Accommodations:
    • From 6 different room types
  • Meals & Drinks:
    • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Afternoon tea
    • Snacks at the Coconut Grill
    • House-brand beverages and cocktails
  • Taxes:
    • All taxes, fees, gratuities, and service charges
  • Activities:
    • Jolly Kidz Club for ages 3 to 12
    • Non-motorized water-sports, including sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling gear
    • Gym and exercise classes
    • 2 fresh water pools
    • Basketball and netball
    • Hammock lounge
    • Daily activities & nightly entertainment

Aside from transportation, you really don’t have to spend more than you want to when you stay with us in Antigua on the all-inclusive plan. We do offer the convenience of extra services and amenities.

So contact us today and make this a Thanksgiving to remember.

7 Reasons Why Jolly Beach Resort has the “Best Beach”

August 16th, 2015

Perched on a dazzling eggshell-white beach in Antigua, Jolly Beach Resort is set among forty acres of lush, tropical gardens.  Pristine white sands, crystal-clear and calm turquoise waters, incredible views, and cooling seas breezes – Jolly Beach is the Best Beach. 

Stretching a mile along breathtaking azure blue waters.

We’re proud to offer one of the finest stretches of sand in the Caribbean – here’s why: 

  1. A Kaleidoscope of Colors: Stretching a mile along breathtaking azure blue waters on our 40-acre property, the snow white Jolly Beach is the best beach on Antigua, hands down. You are sure to come across pictures of fabulous sunrises and sunsets – skies drenched in cool pastels or vibrant acrylics, to take your breath away.
  2. Family Beach Olympics: Every week, families take over the beach for our fun family Olympics. Jump into a tug-a-war, sack race, lime & spoon race, and many more! We also have football (soccer), cricket, basketball, pool and beach volleyball, and rounders (Antiguan game).
  3. Stargazing and Mini-Bonfire:  Every Wednesday at 8:30pm, an evening adventure takes place on the beach, under the stars, only steps away from the soothing sound of the waves. This is an informative night of stargazing, storytelling, and roasting marshmallows over a small fire. An activity that the entire family will enjoy!
  4. Kayaking and Sailing Lessons: A fun water sport activity from our beach that takes you on an amazing sea adventure. You will learn how to sail like a seasoned pro and how to maneuver a kayak. There’s sailing or kayak racing every day, as well as lessons for the entire family.
  5. Beach Weddings: Happily ever after begins in Antigua on our Caribbean-kissed beach. You can have the dream ceremony of our choice with views of the sea as your backdrop.
  6. Santa Arrives on the Snow White Beach:  When it’s the time of year to be ‘JOLLY’, there are family fun and activities for everyone, including Santa arriving by boat! This annual visit takes place December 22 through December 31.

    Family Fun Activities & Olympics on the beach every week.

  7. Antigua Sailing Week: Witness one of the premier sailing regattas in the world as they cruise past Jolly Beach. This takes place April 26 until May 1 in 2016! For more information visit the official Antigua Sailing Week website.

Living just fifty feet away from the sand and sea for a week can be a life-changing experience and you can do it all at an affordable price on an exotic Caribbean island rich in culture and smiles. Affordable, cultural, natural – Antigua’s best vacation value.

THE ALL-INCLUSIVE price at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa covers accommodations, all taxes and service charges, all meals, snacks and afternoon tea, house brand beverages, non-motorized water sports, “Kidz and Teenz Clubs”, activities and entertainment. For more information about our all-inclusive rates visit: http://www.jollybeachresort.com/all-inclusive/inclusive-rates/ 

All Activities, All Inclusive

August 1st, 2015

What do you like to do on vacation? Take a Hobie Cat out for a day on the water? Perhaps some snorkeling or windsurfing? Or maybe some beach volleyball? Jolly Beach Resort & Spa has every tropical activity you could ask for, easily accessible, and nearly all of them are included in our all-inclusive packages. Enjoy daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as many alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as you desire, non-motorized watersports, and an abundance of on-site sports, all for a low daily rate. Come see why Jolly Beach is the best all-inclusive value on Antigua. You won’t regret it.

Tales of the Black Pineapple

July 18th, 2015

When Jolly Beach Resort (JBR) stresses “value getaways”, we do mean that we fit into just about anyone’s holiday budget. But value not just in financial terms—but value when it comes to be THE portal to exciting and relaxing Antigua, the island’s beauty, and its rich cultural and natural heritage. Plants and trees on Antigua abound. We have ornamental bougainvillea, night blooming cereus, and the “Monkey No Climb,” a cactus-type small tree commonly found in gardens. As it is rich history as it is in flora and fauna, Antigua was discovered on 1493 by famed explorer Christopher Columbus, while on his second transatlantic voyage. By 1632, England had colonized the island. And way before all this, there were indigenous groups like the Ciboney, Arawak and Carib peoples (and to them, Antigua is called Waladli or Wadadli).

These amazing peoples came from what is present-day Venezuela and Cuba. It is the Arawak who introduced agriculture to Antigua, and amongst their many crops, they cultivated the now acclaimed Antiguan Black Pineapple. The Arawak brought pineapples to Antigua over 1,000 years ago, which they’ve grown to develop and adopt a special flavor and appearance due to the island’s unique environment of rich soil with just the right amount of rain, so the pineapples shine without being watered down. Nowadays, the Black Pineapple is the national fruit! Dubbed “the world’s sweetest pineapple”, you can taste one and you’ll be sure to agree. Compared to other pineapples, the fruit is more golden, having a crisp flavor and very low acid content. Just one bite is invigorating!

The home of the Black Pineapple can be visited by less than 20 minutes by car at Cades Bay Agricultural Station. During the 1940s, Cades Bay Pineapple Station was a district settlement consisting of a number of small farms.  It wasn’t until the late 1960s that the Ministry of Agriculture diversified the operations from small farms to a government owned Agricultural Station. Antigua attracts 700,000 visitors annually, and just about every last one of them falls in love with the Black Pineapple. Our guests at Jolly Beach are no different. And you can make this happen and not break the bank in the process. Jolly Beach may be the best budget vacation option Antigua offers, but we are far from cheap when it comes to experience.  For rates & reservations, please click here.

Free Kids Club!

July 4th, 2015

The Jolly Kidz Club (for Kids 3-12) features a mini-arcade and a well-equipped playground; complete with slides, swings, and sand pit. A full schedule of supervised activities includes dance lessons, Caribbean story time, aqua aerobics, dodge ball, and much more. The Jolly Teenz Club for teens aged 13-16 offers a range of activities including beach cricket, moonlight scavenger hunts and movie nights. And have we mentioned it’s free?

Please visit: Jolly Kidz Club and Jolly Teenz Club

Live Like a Star, Be Treated Like a Star

June 20th, 2015

Most people that come to Antigua are on vacation – but our little island has been called “home” by more than a handful of celebrities. World renown personalities include rock star Eric Clapton, actor Timothy Dalton, the ultra-chic Italian clothes’ designer Giorgio Armani, Virgin Atlantic mogul Richard Branson, and TV super-power Oprah Winfrey to mention a few. Although Antigua is widely regarded as a home by celebrities, Jolly Beach Resort genuinely cares that each guest enjoys their vacation. Whether it’s family, friends, a couple, etc., JBR feels it is critical to offer guests the best valued beach vacation on the island.

Antigua Carnival 2015

June 6th, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the 59th Antigua Carnival – The Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival! Taking place from July 25 until August 4, Carnival is an annual ten-day celebration of music and dance featuring colorful costumes, beauty pageants, talent shows, and music.

A celebration of emancipation, Carnival’s festivities include competitions – like the Panorama steel band competition – as well as the spectacular Parade of Bands, the Miss Antigua Pageant, and the Caribbean Queen’s Competition. But that’s not all: in addition to the major events, Carnival’s nonstop revelry also includes countless smaller festivities including local concerts, food fairs, parades, and cultural shows.

Antigua Carnival is an absolute ‘must’ for anyone’s bucket list, and we have the perfect all-inclusive packages for your trip – as well as the ideal home base for you to retreat to whenever you need a moment to relax!


May 23rd, 2015

You may be thinking: why visit Antigua in the summer? But there is one thing you should consider first: it never gets cheaper to visit the Caribbean than during summer months, and there is never a better time to visit than during Carnival. Come enjoy everything that Jolly Beach Resort and Antigua Carnival 2015 have to offer – and enjoy up to 55% off.

Vacation Value Outside the Room

May 9th, 2015

Jolly Beach Resort is Antigua’s best vacation value, with 40 acres of stunning tropical gardens, five restaurants, countless events, and THE best beach on Antigua. So, if you are seeking a value-focused, all-inclusive vacation– one that is specific and not duplicated anywhere else in the Caribbean. ur all-inclusive packages also include nightly entertainment, non-motorized water sports, “Kidz and Teenz Clubs”, unlimited house-brand beverages and cocktails, daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, afternoon tea and snacks at the Coconut Grill. Oh! And don’t forget to try our world-renowned Jerk Chicken! Allow us to pamper you and be your home away from home.

We promise you an unforgettable stay. For more information on our all-inclusive packages, visit: http://www.jollybeachresort.com/all-inclusive/packages/