Beach is its only saving grace
Posted Sep 1, 2016
Imagine the 1970's... stucco, popcorn ceilings, dingy floral prints, wicker... welcome to Jolly Beach Resort!
Supersaver Rooms are not worth it - upgrade yourself to the next size up. These rooms are 140 sqft - two people will continuously fall over each other. One double bed. And good luck with the bathrooms.
Superior Rooms are your standard hotel rooms anywhere else - two full beds, a mini frig and your average sized bathroom. Nothing "superior" about them honestly.
Hotel grounds are not maintained, weeds and overgrown trees blocking what would be gorgeous views of an incredible beach. I mean seriously, it's all you have going for you - trim the darn trees!
The only edible food we found was at the pool bar - grilled chicken, hot dogs, burgers, fries, salad - your average BBQ food. We ate out for every other meal.
Make a stop at the local grocery store because after 10pm, you can't find food ANYWHERE. I've been to several all-inclusives and they all have a sports bar or something open for late night bites. Stock up on snacks, you'll need them.
Pools are old and dingy. Luckily, the pool staff was fantastic so it helped make them bearable. There's no elevators anywhere in the hotel so if you're handicap, or lazy, don't even bother.
Fortunately, we focused on the company we kept and made lemonade out of lemons.
If you're going to Antigua, highly recommend the sunset party at Shirley Heights on Sundays. Entertainment, views and food were all amazing!