April 25th, 2014
Your Big Day!
With 22 years of experience there isn’t anything that will ruffle Ms. Beverly King’s feathers. She is Jolly Beach Resort’s wedding coordinator, and from intimate ceremonies on the beach to lavish family affairs, she has seen it all and survived it all – with grace and nerves of steel.
The largest wedding Ms. King has organized consisted of 200 people. “No problem,” she said. “It was all coordinated via email and went off without a hitch.”
So we asked her, “C’mon Ms. King. Every wedding has drama. Tell us some of the dramas you’ve survived!” Ms. King chuckled, and kept her lips zipped. But, as a master of making bride’s wedding fantasies come true, she did share with us a few stories – special ways she has been able to accommodate specific requests.
Once Upon a Time…
There was once a lovely bride who lived in a town with no palm trees, and, as such, desperately wanted a palm tree in her photos when she got married in Antigua. “I approached one of the resort’s gardeners,” said Ms. King, “and enquired whether there was a palm tree that could be relocated.” The gardener found and relocated a newly planted palm tree – and voila! Happy bride.
In another wedding, the bride had an inspiration picture from a wedding that had taken place in Mexico. Ms. King’s response? “No problem – I aim to please.” As she told us, “I love my job. There’s nothing more romantic than planning a wedding!”
Get Married in Antigua
Are you planning your own wedding and want to make your wedding day dreams a reality?
Click this link to get in touch with Ms. King and her team. Fill out the form with your wedding details and special requests. We’d love to help you personalize and celebrate your special day!
April 25th, 2014
The Royal Treatment
She’s the Queen of your castle, the mother to your children – the hardworking woman your family loves and adores.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, treating the woman in your life to an all inclusive vacation in Antigua at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa is one sure way of letting her know how much you truly care. The only thing she’ll HAVE to do is have fun. We’ll take care of everything else.
It’s a gift that keeps on giving, too – with 6 bonus ways you can treat her as the Queen she really is while you’re here:
- Get That Mama Glowing
Moms work hard and often don’t get a lot of pampering time for themselves, but they deserve a break every now and again! Send your special lady for a day of indulgence at our lovely spa, the Palms Wellness Centre. Don’t forget to ask for the Couple’s Massage so you can relax right next to her!
- Chef’s Night Off Deciding what to have, making it, and then cleaning up afterwards every single night can be a bit of a chore. We know she’ll love being treated to a yummy or romantic meal out – and with 5 all inclusive restaurants to choose from at Jolly Beach Resort, she can pick a different restaurant every day of your holiday! Italian, Indian, Seafood, an Antiguan brunch buffet with a steel band playing in the background…give her the gift of a few nights off.
- Hanging Out on Antigua’s Best Beach – by a Mile
Powdery white sand, turquoise waters lapping up on the sand, the glorious sun warming everything it touches… from sunbathing to spicy beach volleyball games, a little beach therapy will do her a world of good!
Hand in hand walks on the beach and building sand castles with the kids are other great ways to create family memories at Jolly Beach and enjoy a relaxing day celebrating Mom.
- Poolside, If You Please The kids can splash around while she curls up poolside with a book and refreshing tropical drink. Enough said.
- Quality Time with the Kids Being a mother brings her incredible joy, so celebrate her role as a mom with some quality family time. Our Think Jolly Family Program is a line-up of three family-friendly activity modules that include adventure, sports, and relaxation. Sign up for one, two, or all three and get ready to laugh together, play together, and bond as a family.
- A Night Off From the Kids
She’s a mom, and may sometimes feel overworked, overwhelmed, and just plain stressed, so a night out without the kids could also be the perfect gift for her this Mother’s Day – plus, it can also be a relationship booster.
If you want to have her all to yourself for a night, drop the kids off at the Kidz Club and our staff will be more than happy to entertain and look after your children while you treat her like the Queen that she is.
Motherhood is one of the toughest jobs out there. Are you ready to show her how much you appreciate everything she does for you?
Click to Book Online or contact our Reservations Department and give her a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget.
- USA & Canada: 1-866-905-6559
- UK & Europe: 00-800-1-235-6559
November 15th, 2013
Spend the Holidays and ring in the New Year in white sand instead of snow. Book with us by November 22, 2013 and you’ll save 60% on all-inclusive rates starting at US$98 per person, per night, double occupancy for travel December 21-February 15, 2014. We have a full schedule of Christmas and New Year’s activities and celebrations from choirs, live bands and beach bonfires to Santa and an “Animalistic” New Year’s Eve party that welcomes in 2014. Make you winter escape and we’ll see you on the beach!
November 5th, 2013
For whatever reason, so many of us don’t take all of our yearly vacation days. If you’re in this column, why not plan a Caribbean getaway right now, and get the best rates of the year while you’re at it. Make a direct booking with us by November 15, 2013 and you’ll save 60% on travel now through December 20, 2013 with all-inclusive rates starting at US$88 per person, per night, double occupancy. If you prefer a winter escape in the New Year, you’ll save 60% on high-season rates if you travel January 6-February 14, 2014 or March 10-April 15, 2014, US$97.50 per person, per night, double occupancy. The clock is ticking; count up your vacation days and have some fun on Antigua’s best beach by a mile.
July 16th, 2013
We have a very special offer for our guests staying during Antigua’s Sweet Misbehavin’ Carnival season. You won’t just be on the sidelines to cheer on the revelers, you can be IN Carnival! That’s right, be a member of a troupe and dance and party through the streets of St. John’s. It all happens J’ouvert Morning on Carnival Monday, August 5th. At daybreak we’ll head to St. Johns where the best bands in Antigua are ready to jam. And then you’ll be back on the beach to soak in the sun and enjoy your Carnival memories. The registration fee, just US$50 includes a pair of maracas, a sombrero and water bottle as well as breakfast, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Email reservations [at] jollybeachresort [dot] com to reserve your place for J’ouvert today.
May 1st, 2013
Every year we can count on Mariah and Nick to remind us to keep the romance alive when they renew their vows. While celebrity recommitments keep these ceremonies in the news, here at Jolly Beach Resort we know they’re more than just a trend. Renewal of Vows are a very popular celebration here year after year and for reasons as individual as the couples themselves. Many are commemorating a milestone anniversary having been together through thick and thin, then there are the newlyweds who said their “I dos” in a traditional wedding at home and want an intimate ceremony on the beach. Some say a recommitment is a wedding they can relax and enjoy, and not be caught up in the planning, to really appreciate what marriage and their love means in their lives. And still others to share a celebration of their love with children and grandchildren. Whatever the reason and whether it’s close to home or barefoot on a beach like ours, committed relationships are something to celebrate. Congratulations Mariah and Nick.
Anytime is the perfect time to celebrate a union and declare “I do.” At Jolly Beach Resort & Spa we make it free and easy to plan a vow renewal for guests booking a 7-night, all-inclusive stay in a Superior Room category or higher.
February 22nd, 2013
According to the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service, Antigua’s normal daily high for March and April averages 85F/29C. So plan to celebrate spring break, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, April Fool’s Day, Passover — any day in March and April on our Best Beach by a Mile here in Antigua. Temperatures are going to rise with all-inclusive rates starting at just $US99.00 per person, per night during our Spring Fever 72-hour offer from 12:00 noon EST today, Friday February 22 to 12:00 noon EST Monday February 25, 2013. And you can travel anytime March 1-April 30, 2013.
February 15th, 2013
Spring break is just around the corner and if you’ve been battling blizzards, taking finals or just going 24/7, you might already be making plans to getaway to our sunny Caribbean home. At Jolly Beach Resort & Spa we’re stirring and shaking some adventure into spring break with an offer of two free tours, part of our “Get Into the Beach of It” fun and fitness program.
If you like high flying we’ll send you soaring from zip-line to zip-line, crisscrossing a lush gorge 300 feet below, on the ultimate treetop canopy adventure.
Practice your geometry as you take to the sea and circumnavigate Antigua on a breathtaking cruise, counting down the island’s 365 beaches.
A duo sightseeing tour takes you to historical sites above the water line, and below where you’ll snorkel a necklace of reefs home to exotic coral formations and colorful marine life.
Kick back for combo sunset sail on the Caribbean Sea chasing the elusive Green Flash that happens as the sun dips below the horizon, and a ride on the road less traveled to see some of the island’s most stunning vistas.
In addition to your complimentary excursions you’ll save 40% on your all-inclusive stay, just book the Jolly Adventure package now through February 28, 2013 and travel through April 15, 2013.
Remember too, you can book these top Antigua tours and more anytime you stay with us. Just stop by our Concierge Services Desk and they’ll take care of all your arrangements.
February 6th, 2013
Welcome to the Beach Blogger. We’re looking forward to letting you know what’s new and happening here at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa and in beautiful Antigua and Barbuda.
Kicking off 2013 we created the “Get Into the Beach of It” fitness program. According to Statistic Brain the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions included Staying Fit and Healthy at #5 and Lose Weight in the #1 spot. Of course these aren’t always top priorities on a vacation, whether we plan to or not most of us end up take a little vacation from our health and fitness routines. But our first activity program is sure to get you up and working out. It’s absolutely insane!
That’s right; we’re going to boot your body into shape at our “Insane Boot Camp.” it’s not just jumping jacks on the beach. Led by former military instructors, this fun and invigorating 5 days of activities include a 12-mile hike up Mount Obama and a 10-mile hike to the famous outlook, Shirley Heights. What a way to see the sights and panoramic views of Antigua. We’ll get you out on the beach for those jumping jacks and more, Socarobics, the ultimate full-body cardio workout to the Caribbean’s hottest Soca music, and an Insane Fitness Challenge.
Plan to be here April 25-29, 2013, August 2-8 or November 15-19. There is a registration fee of US$150.00 to take part in the five-day workout which also includes a boot camp shirt and water bottle, a welcome cocktail and a therapeutic 30-minute massage.
So come join us for some fun-in-the-sun, and when you head home those tan muscles will be a terrific souvenir to show off.
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa’s mile-long beach is a heavenly setting for a devil of a workout for the beginning of this Insane program which also shows off the scenic side of Antigua guests otherwise might not get to see.
The five-day Insane Boot Camp fitness program challenges “campers” to push their mental and physical limits embrace the aches and pains and come back for more.