beach with blue water and white sand
Jolly Beach Antigua.

This Is the Best-Value All-Inclusive Vacation in the Caribbean 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 27, 2024

It’s one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Period. 

That perfect, vibrant, almost neon turquoise. Sugar-white sand so white you sometimes have to squint depending on the sun. 

It’s the beach you dream about on cold winter days, or when the hustle and bustle gets to be too much. 

This is Jolly Beach in Antigua, perhaps the most famous beach in a destination that has 365 of them — and we’ve seen more Antigua beaches than just about anyone. 

one of two pools
One of two pools on the property.

But Jolly Beach has a secret: it’s also home to the best-value, best affordable all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean: Jolly Beach Antigua 

The 40-acre resort has everything for the perfect Caribbean vacation: a trio of restaurants, a pair of pools, a coffee shop, a pizzeria, the list goes on. 

You can enjoy an all-day buffet experience at The Palms; the poolside Coconut Grill for comfort food; pizza al fresco at the Pizza Factory or just post up at the historic Long Bar, billed as the “longest bar in Antigua.”

jolly beach antigua
Jolly Beach is an authentic, Caribbean classic.

There are five different room categories, but in every one you get either a terrace or a balcony all to yourself. 

And then there are the activities, all included: tennis, paddleboarding, beach volleyball, kayaking or ping pong and pool. Or you can get a massage at the Island Spa. 

It’s also a great jumping-off point to explore some of Antigua’s top attractions with the island’s popular Pink Panther Island Safaris, with whom you can go zip-lining, snorkeling, fishing and more. 

And yes, the value is immense: under $300 a night, all-inclusive, something you just can’t find very often in the Caribbean — or anywhere in the world, for that matter. And if you can, it’s never on a beach like this.

A sample booking for a week starting in May totaled just over $2,000, all-inclusive, for a seven-day Caribbean vacation. 

Because it all comes down to a simple formula: one of the best beaches on earth, an easygoing vibe, cold beer and classic cocktails. 

And the price just can’t be beat. 

For more, visit Jolly Beach Antigua

It’s not an adults-only resort, but guests must be at least 12 years old to stay at Jolly Beach. 

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