St Johns, Antigua offers one Day Pass shore excursion. Fortunately, it's a great resort. Treat yourself to an exclusive, VIP experience during your day at port with this all inclusive resort below.
We’ve cruised to Antigua many times and have done the “standard” tours. They’re great. St Johns has amazing beaches, blue waters, weather, and people.
We’ve also realized that the most convenient way to take advantage of St Johns assets is with a Resort Day Pass.
Why choose a resort day pass in St Johns?
There are a bunch of reasons for choosing an All Inclusive Day Pass. Here are our top few.
St Johns is one of the safer islands in the Caribbean. Very rarely are there safety incidents in and around Antigua Cruise Port. However, there's still the uncertainty of traveling abroad.
A resort is your best option if safety is a concern. You'll have no worries within the protected walls of any option below. Security and privacy are valuable amenities at these resorts. We’ve never heard of an incident within one of Antigua’s surrounding resorts. In the rare chance of a health or security issue, you'd want to be at any of these resorts vs an alternative excursion option!
From our map below, you can see that this resort is near your Antigua Cruise Port. You'll access the property with a short taxi ride. You can expect to travel roughly 20 minutes from port to your destination.
You'll have every amenity at your fingertips. No need to worry about haggling over price, finding food, renting beach chairs, etc. And you won’t need to check your watch constantly to make sure your excursion provider will get you back on time. Your only inconvenience will be deciding which drink to order next. This is an easy “problem” to solve since drinks are all-inclusive.
Most organized shore excursions are run by “mom and pop” shops. Many do a great job. But, they’re not held to the same standards as the resort properties. The resorts will likely have newer beach chairs, fresher towels, and cleaner restrooms than any of the smaller providers throughout the island.
You’ll see the cost of an all-inclusive day pass averages roughly $100 per person. You'll find a discounted price at this St Johns Antigua resort offering its day pass for $80. AND, you’ll find much more included with this resort for a day option. Standard shore excursions include many "hidden" costs. You might pay for beach access. Chair rentals will cost $20 per. Drink costs will likely be double that. Then you'll likely want to tack on events like kayaking or snorkeling.
You can easily spend $100 per person going "a la carte." And you'll likely leave a bit hungrier and “thirstier” than if the situation were all-inclusive. There's also an intangible value to the buffet style. The freedom to order whatever you want all day long is a huge bonus.
Cost Comparison All Inclusive vs OtherA resort day pass will cost roughly $100 per person. That may seem expensive. Consider all of the incidentals with a normal excursion. You'll often purchase rental chairs, food, drink, and equipment rental. These can quick add up to exceed a resort pass!
If you’ve gotten this far, we’ll assume you’re “all-in” for a resort day pass in St Johns. Good decision. You'll be happy with your choice!
Below is the only option available for your day visit to Antigua Cruise Port. While there is only choice, it caters to every member of your family or group. It's great for adults and kids. Whether on a romantic vacation or traveling with a large group, the resort option below will make for an amazing visit to St Johns.
St Johns Antigua Resort for a Day Options
In the Antigua Cruise Port Map above, you’ll see all of your available Resort Options. In this case, just the one. This property offers exclusive day pass tours to cruise passengers. The black, ship icon indicates Antigua cruise port. You can see that Starfish Jolly Resort is very nearby. We also note the taxi distance and any related costs for your convenience.
We've analyzed every resort day pass option in St Johns, Antigua. Below is the Only current Option with all of the detail you'll need to make your choice.
Starfish Jolly Beach Resort Resort for a Day Antigua, St Johns
All food and drink (open bar) included! Resort for a Day!
Your Antigua cruise stay will be filled with possibilities at the Starfish Jolly Resort. Your resort day pass provides everything you'll need to relax or get active on property. Beach amenities include lounge chairs, umbrellas, windsurfing gear, kayaks and a volleyball court. You're also free to enjoy the many features of the resort. Starfish Jolly offers multiple pools, a fitness center, observation deck and more. This is a favorite resort for a day option for those visiting St John's cruise port!
Starfish Jolly Beach Resort wins our award for "best named" Resort for a Day option. Try it. You can't say the name without smiling. Your day pass is truly all inclusive. Your food and drinks are unlimited and there are ample venues to take advantage. There's a continental breafast, lunch buffet and Coconut Beach Grill near the pool. Our favorite is the swim-up bar. Beach access includes a magnificent stretch of white-sand beach along the island of Antigua's western coastline. You'll be facing the gulf (as opposed to the Atlantic Ocean) and can expect calmer waters and less wind as a result. This makes for better swimming!
Included Resort Amenities
- Unlimited food & drink
- All you can drink booze
- Fitness center
- Lounge chairs
- Swim-up bar
- Daily entertainment
- Non-motorized water sports
- Free wifi
- Changing rooms
NOTE: The Starfish Jolly Beach Resort Resort for a Day has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.
We hope this post helps you to make the most of your time in St Johns.
It's tough to choose a cruise excursion. You can't go wrong with a resort for a day pass. These properties are optimized for your relaxation and enjoyment. Standard tours are great too. They're just "hit or miss." Remove all risk with one of the options above.
Check out additional options for the other ports on your cruise itinerary. The post below lists every day pass option for ports in the Caribbean!
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