The management and operation of Antigua’s largest all-inclusive resort is being taken over by Blue Diamond Resorts.

The Canadian company is due to take the helm of the 464-room Jolly Beach Resort & Spa from September 1.

Blue Diamond Resorts has 32 properties with more than 14,000 rooms in six countries and claims to be the fastest-growing hotel company in the Caribbean.

Managing director Jordi Pelfort said: “We look forward to bringing our operations to the beautiful Island of Antigua, and to applying our management experience to this popular resort.”

Jolly Beach Resort & Spa is set in 40 acres with six categories of accommodation and is featured by many UK operators including Thomas Cook and Virgin Holidays.