New Daily Non-Stop from JFK New York to Antigua Starts Today

November 21st, 2013

We’re very happy to share information about a new daily, non-stop flight to our beautiful Antigua. American Airlines non-stop service from New York’s JFK begins today  and will have you relaxing on our best beach by a mile at lunchtime. Flight number AA978 departs JFK at 7:15 am and arrives here at V.C. Bird International Airport (ANU) at 12:30 pm. The return flight, still AA978, departs ANU at 1:30 pm and arrives at JFK at 5:25 pm. This daily non-stop will continue until March 31, 2014, so plan your Winter Escape now and you’ll be sipping our Wadadli Cuddle on the beach before you know it.

Youngsters remind us that our time together is precious

October 22nd, 2013

Jolly Kidz Essay Winner Aaliyah Cannon

Aaliyah (left) with her mom and younger sister Eden.

Summer is at an end, but thank goodness, memories of “summer with my family” stay with us forever. Eight-year-old Aaliyah Cannon shares her poignant memories of a vacation on the beach and the fun she had with her family, the last they would have together, in her prize-winning essay. As the winner of our Jolly Kidz Essay Contest, Aaliyah and her family will enjoy an all-inclusive stay here at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa. Thanks to all the children who took the time to submit entries, each and every one reminded us how wonderful it is to have precious time with our loved ones, new experiences, and being able to share them with family and friends.

My summer with my Family
By Aaliyah Cannon – Age 8
I had a lovely time when I was 3.  It was the last summer I spent with my daddy and my mummy, my brother and my new baby sister.  We spent it at Jolly Beach.  I had my 3rd birthday there and it was brilliant because I could go to the Kidz Club where Sandra looked after me and we played every day.  We spent lovely times on the beautiful beach and my new baby sister went into the sea with mummy and daddy.  It turned out to be the best summer ever because it was the last time I went on holiday with my whole family as we lost my daddy and brother the next year.  I will always remember that summer as it was my last and my sister’s only one with our daddy. But I am happy that we spent it at Jolly Beach because it was wonderful and my baby sister was named Eden because we were also there when my mum was pregnant and mummy said it was paradise.

Local Jolly Kidz Contest Makes Writing Fun – and Rewarding

May 6th, 2013

Kids have a lot to say and we’re going to make writing some of it down fun with our Jolly Kidz Contest. We’re inviting all Primary School children in Antigua, grades 4 through 6, to tell us in an essay what makes their family special. We’re really looking forward to hearing from lots of children, and we know that we’re going to learn a lot from them. The student who writes our favorite essay will receive an all-inclusive two-night stay at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa for a family of four. Entries will be accepted until May 15th and must include the student’s first-name only along with their parent’s full contact details and a family photo. Send via email to marketing@jollybeachresort.com or by mail to Jolly Beach Resort & Spa, P O Box W2009, Bolans Village, St. Mary’s Parish, ANTIGUA, with the subject line Jolly Kidz Contest. In addition to celebrating families this contest will also spotlight the educators who play such an important role shaping their students’ minds. The teacher whose student claims the top prize will receive a Day Pass for two, and the winning student’s school principal will enjoy a complimentary dinner for two.