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Starfish Jolly Beach Resort

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Starfish Jolly Beach Resort – for an all-inclusive Antigua holiday

 

Overview

 

Antigua is famed for its breath-taking, white-sand beaches, and turquoise waters. It has unique wildlife and lush rainforests. On this island of striking natural features, you will find the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort.

 

The hotel sits on 40 acres along the superb curved beach at Jolly Bay on Antigua’s west coast, where you can lie on your sunbed and watch the blue sea kiss the shell- speckled sand. This location epitomises a Caribbean holiday at its best!

 

You will discover for yourself why the resort is the ideal getaway for couples, the families, and Honeymooners. But here are some clues. Take a walk along the magnificent mile-long sandy beach. Jolly Beach ranks in the top five of the 365 Antigua beaches.  

 

A short walk along the white sand with the palm trees swaying, backed by rugged cliffs, will capture your heart. Or dip your toe in the water and try to resist a swim in the warm, blue, Caribbean.

 

If you walk early in the morning, you may see a low-flying brown pelican or a Red-billed Tropicbird. This picturesque scenery appeals to every age group.

 

The well-appointed guestrooms offer wonderful views across the water. Five tempting restaurants will offer you an appetizing meal. You can sit on the wooden deck of the Coconut Grill right on the sand looking out at the jade sea as you tuck into your Jerk Chicken. Or you can enjoy coconut shrimp, or the freshly caught cod, at Lydia’s.

 

In addition to the 5 restaurants, are 5 bars, including a swim-up bar.

 

Did we mention the swimming pools, the wellness centre, and the Kidz and Teenz Clubs? You can sail on the crystal waters of the Caribbean or walk to the nearby golf course in 10 minutes.

 

A stunning beach-side setting, Starfish Jolly Beach Resort offers views of Lignum Vitae Bay. Couples who might want a more relaxed view of the bay can go to the Coco, Darkwood, or Valley Church beaches within easy reach of the resort.

 

The Starfish Jolly Beach Resort has something for everyone. Whatever your budget, age or family status, this tropical paradise has a timeless appeal.

 

Antigua Weddings

 

Experience the wedding of your dreams with a Wedding Team prepared to organize every detail of your big day, and the perfect package for your budget, guest list and personal style.

 

All of our brides and grooms receive personal, hands-on attention from our Wedding Coordinator who works with the best professionals (for example, photographers, cake makers) for any special touches.

 

 

 


Hotel Details

Layout Information

Set among 40 acres of tropical paradise, Starfish Jolly Beach Resort is Antigua’s largest all-inclusive resort, featuring 464 rooms with private balconies or terraces.

 

Antigua airport is a 20-minute drive away, as is the capital St John’s. Jolly Harbour Golf Club is a 10-minute walk away.

Additional Information

 Starfish Activity & Amenities

 

Starfish Jolly Beach Resort offers a variety of extra services for purchase to enhance your holiday experience.

• Gift Shop

• Excursions

• Photo Gallery

• Nearby Golf Course

• Events

• Babysitting Services

• Laundry

 

Palms Wellness Centre & Salon

 

Our Palms Wellness Centre offers a wide range of treatments such as

  • stone therapy
  • soothing wraps
  • body scrubs
  • deep tissue massages

 

You will feel rejuvenated from head to toe.

 

A full-service salon is also available for all your beauty needs so you can look and feel your best during your stay in paradise.

 

Families

 

The Starfish Jolly Bay is There is plenty on offer for children, both during the day and as well as the evening when there are movie nights and pizza nights. There is a Kids’ Club for younger children (arts, craft, treasure hunts and more) and a Teens’ Club. Babysitting is available on request.

 

Kayaking & Sailing Lessons

 

Each guest or family will learn how to sail like a professional and how to maneuver a kayak. The resort has sailing or kayak racing events every day as well as lessons for the entire family.

 

Antiguan Art and Craft Corner

 

Instead of hunting for souvenirs in the local market, make your own! This This celebrated pastime is loved by most of the guests whatever their age. Make beaded jewellry, coloured sand art, colourful tie-dyed clothes, and sea-shell art with daily activities from Monday to Friday. 

 

Jolly Tennis Program

 

This program includes kids’ tennis lessons once a week, teens’ tennis lessons once a week, adult private tennis lessons and organized tennis tournaments twice per week. We have a qualified tennis instructor and capable entertainment coordinators who are ready to bring out your inner athlete.

 

Dance Classes 

 

Fun in the sun is expressed in our poolside dance lessons which are held three days a week. On Mondays, we teach an exciting calypso dance class; on Wednesdays, it’s all about the fundamental Latin techniques; and finally on Fridays, we entice you to follow the reggae rhythm in our reggae dance class.

 

Family Beach Olympics

 

Once a week, families take over the beach in the fun-filled Family Olympics. Here you can take part in a tug-of-war, sack race, and the lime & spoon race. And there are plenty of team sports in which to hone your skills; football, cricket, and rounders. Then on the Outdoor Courts where tennis, basketball, and beach volleyball are played.

 

For those who prefer the indoor sports, the Games Room has pool tables, ping pong and a 50-inch flat screen TV.

 

 

 

  

Dining Information

 

Starfish Jolly Beach Food & drink

 

You’ll want to try every one of our five restaurants and bars serving delicious dishes from Italian classics and authentic Mexican to grilled catch of the day seafood and jerk chicken. Whether you love adventurous flavours or are a more fastidious eater, there is a meal suited for every palate. Be sure to stop by the

 

Courtyard - Afternoon Tea

 

Every day at 4:30 p.m. for a scrumptious pick-me-up. The Courtyard at Starfish Jolly Beach Resort turns into a casual gathering place where guests can wander in from the beach and pools to nibble on sandwiches, scones, cakes and cookies while catching up with friends and family.

 

Hemispheres – Buffet

 

Hemisphere's buffet is the main restaurant of the resort and serves international and local cuisine at breakfast, lunch and dinner, with seating inside and out.

 

Start every day at the breakfast buffet with selections ranging from fresh fruit and granola to pancakes and custom-made omelettes.

 

Come in from the beach for lunch of soups, salads, sandwiches, and selections from the grill. The evening meals have an international flavour with different menus every night.

 

Bocciolo - Italian

 

 

Classic Italian dishes served in air-conditioned comfort. This antipasto bar will call you back for seconds, but try to save room for the chef’s homemade pasta, salads and mouth-watering Italian entrées. Reservations required.

 

Lydia’s - Seafood

 

This open-air beachside restaurant is casual and relaxed Tropical blended drinks, grilled catch of the day. Lydia’s is the place to be on Sundays for lively steel band music and a delicious Antiguan brunch buffet. (Seasonally). Reservations required.

 

Margarita’s - Mexican

 

Tucked in a cosy, open-air setting, Margarita’s is an excellent place for Mexican cuisine. Enjoy authentic Mexican dining in this cosy open-air restaurant. Sip on fresh lime margaritas and bite into the taste of Mexico with delicious menu options including tacos, empanadas, quesadillas and more! 

 

Coconut Grill - Beach Grill

 

Steps away from the beach and pool, the grill’s grab-and-go menu offers quick and tasty choices like hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled jerk chicken and crispy French fries all afternoon. A seat on the Observation Deck will reward you with an amazing panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea and Jolly Beach.

 

 

Weather in Antigua

 

Antigua’s proximity to the equator means it enjoys a tropical climate with long days of sunshine throughout the year with little seasonal variation/

There’s an average temperature of 26°C in the summer that falls to 23°C in January. Any month is a good month to visit because the island enjoys a beautiful, warm climate all year round.

Summer and autumn fall within hurricane season, so expect slightly heavier rains and an increase in rainfall during this time. On average, the island has around 1,140mm of yearly rainfall, with October having the most rain spread over 16 days of the month.

The east trade winds have a moderation influence on the high temperatures. This makes an enjoyable sea breeze that helps to cool things down and lower humidity levels at the same time. August is Antigua is the warmest month with highs of 31°C.

 

Starfish Jolly Beach Resort Reviews & Awards

 

Oyster.com

 

 

Best Beach Hotels in Antigua

Best Value Hotels in Antigua

Best Value Hotels in Antigua & Barbuda

 

Daily Telegraph Best Beaches Antigua

 

Best Walking Beach – “If you would like to walk a mile and more of uninterrupted sand then just head out onto Jolly Beach itself.

 

Brest Sunset Beach – “there is really nothing to beat Jolly Beach 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Room Information

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

 

Standard Room

 

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

 

Queen Superior

 

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

 

King Superior

 

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

 

Junior Suite

 

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 Cottages

 

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.


Barbuda 

 

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.

 

Further Information

 

Antigua Carnival

 

Antigua Guide

 

Antigua & Barbuda WikiVoyage

 

 

 

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