Starfish Jolly Beach Resort Rooms
At Starfish Jolly Beach Resort, each of our 464 rooms includes air conditioning, hair dryer, satellite TV, and in-room telephone.
Super Saver room
Rooms with a garden or ocean view from the patio or terrace. These rooms are small at 135 square feet but offer shower room, air conditioning, a double bed, hair dryer, satellite TV, and telephone. Optional amenities such as mini-fridge, coffee maker, in-room Wi-Fi, and in-room safe are available with a surcharge. Maximum Occupancy: 2
Rooms with a garden or ocean view from the patio or terrace. These rooms are 200 square feet and offer air conditioning, 1 King or 2 Twin beds, hair dryer, satellite TV, and telephone.
Optional amenities such as mini-fridge, coffee maker, in-room Wi-Fi, and in-room safe are available with a surcharge. Maximum Occupancy: 2
Rooms with a garden or ocean view from the patio or terrace. These rooms are 300 square feet and offer air conditioning, 2 Queen beds, hair dryer, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee facilities, mini-fridge, iron & board and bathtub. Maximum Occupancy: 4
Rooms with a garden or ocean view from the patio or terrace. These rooms are 300 square feet and feature a sitting area, 1 King bed, air conditioning, hair dryer, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee facilities, mini-fridge, iron & board and bathtub. Maximum Occupancy: 2
Suites with a garden or ocean view from the patio or terrace. These rooms are 452 square feet and feature a separate living room, 1 King bed, air conditioning, hair dryer, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee facilities, mini-fridge, ironing board and bathtub. Maximum Occupancy: 2
Beach front suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms, and a separate living room. The one-bedroom suites are 952 square feet and the two-bedroom are 1452 square feet. They include 1 King bed or 1 King and 2 Twin beds, a separate living room, air conditioning, hair dryer, satellite TV, and telephone. Max Occupancy: 5
Things to do in Antigua
Nightlife in Antigua
As you would expect from a Caribbean holiday, if you want to take a break from your resort, there is always somewhere to go for nightlife. Antigua has steel bands, limbo dancers, calypso singers, and folk singers. Your hotel can probably tell you where to go on any given night. Remember, if you do want a night out, some resorts are away from the main roads. So arrange to have a taxi collect you so you're not stranded somewhere.
Grand Princess Casino, Jolly Harbour.
Not just a casino. You can dine in the first-class Bellagio Restaurant, visit an Internet cafe, get down in a dance club, enjoy flashy Las Vegas entertainment in a lounge, or even work out at the rooftop fitness center.
Alternatives to Grand Princess Casino are the small but flashy St. James's Club at Mamora Bay, King's Casino on Heritage Quay the only casino in St. John's.
Shirley Heights Lookout at Shirley Heights
Starts at 4pm on Sunday with a barbecue. A reggae and steel-pan band for dancing follows later in the evening. Celebrities have been known to visit. You can arrive on any late afternoon, grab your favourite drink and from the patio out back, view Antigua’s spectacular sunset. Sunday's $6 cover charge includes the first drink.
The Coast, Heritage Quay, St. John's
Attracts visitors and locals alike. The entertainment is live bands with techno music, in a riotous setting. No admission is charged.
Rush Nightclub & Connors Sports Bar, Runaway Bay
Attracts mainly younger clubbers with resident DJs, hip-hop, soca, R&B and regqae. Open Thursday to Saturday (cover charge $10 on Friday).
Abracadabra Restaurant & Disco-Bar, Nelson's Dockyard
An Italian restaurant Trattoria with fresh seafood, even lobster from an aquarium, starts the night, which turns to dance party as the evening progresses with live jazz, reggae and costume parties.
18 Carat, Lower Church Street, St. John's
Possibly the most sought out dance club club on the island. Music includes reggae and soca. It's open Friday to Sunday 8pm to 1am.
And there are many more great bars and clubs to try. Check out with your resort to find out what is current.
Snorkelling Antigua and sunset cruises
The great beaches and offshore reefs make for good sailing and snorkelling. Tours will include a trip out in the boat with a chance to explore the underwater area of Antigua.
The Cades Reef off the south west coast is a primary location with its partially exposed coral reef. There are a few small islands off the north east coast where the sea is shallow making ideal conditions for snorkelling.
Some tour companies include lunch and drinks and you can make a day of it with the sunset cruises.
St John’s Antigua
St Johns is worth a visit even though it has lost some of its old-world charm with recent modern developments. The Antigua and Barbuda Museum records the island’s history and features colonial artefacts and modern memorabilia - including a cricket bat owned by Viv Richards.
The two main shopping malls on the island are in St John’s. Heritage Quay, which you may think is old, is modern. Redcliffe Quay, in restored stone warehouse creole buildings, has more character.
Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour
This old Georgian naval base, at the heart of English Harbour, has been restored to its former glory. The renamed Nelson’s Dockyard (a tribute to the young Lord Nelson who served here) was granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in 2016.
There is an exceptional atmosphere here for history buffs and family visitors who want a good day out. The museum has an excellent children’s section, a chandlery and workshop. There is a restaurant and bar and a couple of hotels (a far cry from the bunk rooms that would have been here 250 years ago).
English Harbour is also the centre of Antigua’s modern sailing industry and so is always filled with yachts, sailors and sunset drinking. The hillsides above are littered with stone fortifications which you can also visit and where you will enjoy wonderful views of the harbour.
The correct name is Antigua & Barbuda. Barbuda is 30 miles to the north and is a smaller island with a population that was around 1500 until many were evacuated as a precaution to (compared to Antigua’s population of 80,000). It is mostly scrubland, but its striking feature is the large lagoon surrounded with superb sand (some of which is exported).
The lagoon is home to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary is a habitat for huge frigate birds. The males blow up their scarlet gullets to attract a mate. There are more than 150 other bird species.
The sole town, Codrington, has two hotels. A day trip to Barbuda is the best option – but wait until you arrive in Antigua before booking. Local weather conditions and availability of ferries or flights are sometimes an issue.
Rainforest canopy tour
This zip wire experience takes two and a half hours over Antigua’s forest in the island's southwest. There are suspended walkways and tree houses in the canopy. Great family fun. Finish at the café for wonderful views.