St. James's Club, Antigua

Antigua, Caribbean

The hotel

This lovely hotel sits on its own 100-acre peninsula at the southeast point of the island, just a 10-minute drive from Nelson's Dockyard with its historical buildings, museum and bars. There are two beaches, one for non-motorised water sports and the other for enjoying refreshing ocean breezes. If you're a tennis fan, this is a great place to come — four tennis courts are available for guests and there's a tennis pro available for coaching*. The resort boasts five open-aired restaurants and one grill; most fêted of these is Piccolo Mondo, the resort's fine dining Italian restaurant in the village section, while the attractive waterside Docksider does a great Caribbean buffet each Thursday in alfresco surrounds. For a real treat, Royal Suites feature a king size bed with sunken living room, floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies and expansive bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and his and hers showers! A boardwalk also takes you from the suites right into the heart of Mamora Bay, perfect for strolling along in the moonlight! If plenty of home-from-home comforts appeal, choose a villa instead of a hotel room at St James's Club. Cheerful and bright, they feature warm Caribbean tones and terracotta tiles throughout. They're also very generous on space so are ideal for families and groups of friends. Both bedrooms are conveniently en-suite, so there's no queue for showers in the mornings and there's a lovely furnished patio for sitting and admiring the views, cocktail in hand of course! A ceiling fan and air-conditioning keep things cool and the dining table is set right beside the sliding glass doors, making the most of those sunsets.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment

Where is it

On the south east side of the island, with two beaches. 10-minute drive to Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights. Transfer time from airport: approximately 35 minutes.

Hotel information

240 rooms on ground, first and second floors with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV, WiFi access*, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe and hairdryer. Standard Club Rooms are located on the ground floor with balcony or terrace, full garden view and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, including afternoon tea and drinks (including sparkling wine and some premium brands) by the glass. All activities above unless otherwise stated. Bottled water not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premium Ocean View Rooms are as per Club Rooms but with garden or partial ocean views and situated on the ground, 1st and 2nd floors, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Please note: 2 double beds are on a request-only basis.

Beachfront Rooms have either balcony or terrace and enjoy direct access to the beach if they are ground floor rooms, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are new, and feature living space, large private balcony with garden or sea views, 1 king-size bed and 1 single day bed (on request), sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Royal Suites (Adults-Only) offer guests private check-in and an exclusive weekly cocktail party. These suites are more luxurious with 1 king-size bed, sunken living area, deep soaking tub with his and hers showers and a wet bar, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

2-Bedroom Villas have a spacious living area and 2 bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. An excellent choice for families as they offer a kitchen and large inside or outside living and dining areas with balcony or terrace, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children with 1 king-size bed in master bedroom, twin beds in 2nd bedroom and using existing double sofa bed.

Royal Spa Suites have the same benefits as Royal Suites plus the added bonus of five 45-minute spa treatments per person per week, (not including the day of arrival or departure, minimum stay 7 nights, treatments are non-transferable). With 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults.

3-Bedroom Villas are as per 2-Bedroom Villas, but with an additional bedroom, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Please note: Standard Club and Premium Rooms have no space for a rollaway bed*.

Please note: no children permitted in the Royal Suites.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here 

  • Honeymoon offer: honeymooners receive sparkling wine and fruit plate, plus 25% discount for spa treatments (not applicable at hair salon) when staying a minimum of 5 nights.

    Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: book by 28 Feb '20 to receive up to 30% on the accommodation cost between 3 Jan '20–2 Jan '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: Book by 28 Feb '20 and save up to 35% off the accommodation cost for travel between now–2 Jan '2. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Kids stay free: up to 2 children, up to and including 11 years stay free when sharing a Premium Oceanview, Beach Front or a 2-and 3-Bedroom Villa with 2 adults for travel between 9 Oct-22 Dec '19 and 4 Jan-22 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

5 restaurants and 1 grill: Rainbow Garden (buffet-style breakfast, lunch and à la carte dinner). Coco's Restaurant and Bar (open for à la carte style breakfast including a continental style buffet and dinner, reservations required). The Docksider (buffet restaurant, including seafood and Caribbean cuisine). Piccolo Mondo fine dining Italian restaurant (Italian cuisine, reservations required for dinner, All Inclusive guests pay US$40 per adult or child, towards meals. Payable locally, subject to change). Eleven/11 local tapas style menu with casual Caribbean ambiance with lunch menu consisting of pizza, pasta, paninis, salads and burgers (open from 11:00am-11:00pm). Mamora Beach Bar and Grill, serving a variety of burgers, perfect for a lunchtime snack on the beach. 6 bars. Mamora Bay Café, a new coffee house close to the lobby (open 24-hours). Drinks buggy serving the beach. Please note: Restaurants open on a rotation basis.

Regular evening entertainment. On-site Diamonds international shop.

6 swimming pools including a designated kids pool and 3 adults-only pools. 4 tennis courts (floodlit for night play), tennis coaching*, gym, daily complimentary activities programme for children and adults, table tennis. Tranquility Spa (massage and beauty salon)*. Extensive list of exercise classes including early morning stretch and Pilates. Complimentary non-motorised water sports: windsurfing, Hobie sailing, snorkelling*, kayaks and pedal boats. Scuba-diving is also available*. Kids' activity programme (4-11 years). Cooking lessons weekly. Kids' Club. Teen open air games room. Cinema movie nights.

Babysitting*. Room service*. Boutique*. Complimentary WiFi available in public areas.

7 nights between 21 Dec '19-2 Jan '20.

5 nights between 7 Mar-20 Dec '19.

2-Bedroom Villas 10 nights between 21 Dec '19-2 Jan '20.

Royal Spa Suite minimum stay is 7 nights at all times.

*Denotes local charge.

Dress code: in the restaurants, shoes should be worn and bathing suits covered. After 6:30 pm, men need to wear slacks and collared shirts with short or long sleeves (no t-shirts or tank tops). Women need to wear dresses, skirts, slacks, culottes or tailored Bermuda-length shorts (no "short shorts" or cutoffs). No flip flops.

Please note: rollaway beds are charged at $20 per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Please note: local prices are subject to change.

Please note: child ages are from 2 up to and including 11 years.

Please note: guests are required to present a valid form of ID (passport, driving license, ID card) along with a valid credit card at check-in. A USD$350 pre-authorisation will be processed on the credit card at check-in to cover for any incidental purchases or similar expenses. Incidental purchases may include tours, excursions, gift shop purchases or dining in the speciality restaurant. We understand that not all guests incur additional charges during their stay, but this process assists the resort with fraud prevention. Upon check-out, the pre-authorisation is released, assuming there are no charges made.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A nice Caribbean Respite

Dec 1, 2019 spaqueen2016 New Rochelle, New York

The St James is a lovely property. The beaches are nice the sports amenities are plentiful. The rooms are spacious and MOST of the staff is great! We were greeted upon arrival with a cocktail which was nice! Check in was done well. What needs attention is “hotel orientation “ by Guest services .if one has traveled all day, it’s difficult to… Read more
The St James is a lovely property. The beaches are nice the sports amenities are plentiful. The rooms are spacious and MOST of the staff is great! We were greeted upon arrival with a cocktail which was nice! Check in was done well. What needs attention is “hotel orientation “ by Guest services .if one has traveled all day, it’s difficult to focus on property details; this and may other things (classes and locations) could be streamlined to th TV in room if one chooses to view. The food is ok. Need to be eathetically pleasing We hit a home run at 11/11 Restaraunt! The food was terrific as were the waitstaff: Karen, Deluca and Elvira. What great ladies! Another amazing experience was the spa- Shenaka and her team are all wonderful caring professionals! Had one of the best massages in my 25 year career as a massage therapist!! I may go back. We had a good time nonetheless as we celebrated a milestone birthday! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Would highly recommend

Nov 27, 2019 bensayer1

I had the pleasure of staying in St James's Club for 10 days with 12 members of my family. The facilities were excellent and we spent our days sailing, swimming, snorkeling (we saw rays!), playing tennis, swimming, eating, drinking and sunbathing. We never had to queue or wait to use the facilities and the quality of the equipment was good. I… Read more
I had the pleasure of staying in St James's Club for 10 days with 12 members of my family. The facilities were excellent and we spent our days sailing, swimming, snorkeling (we saw rays!), playing tennis, swimming, eating, drinking and sunbathing. We never had to queue or wait to use the facilities and the quality of the equipment was good. I cannot thank the staff enough for their hospitality and friendly manner.  I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone who's looking for a relaxing all inclusive experience.  Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The good and the not so good!

Nov 25, 2019 jackson929 Deal, United Kingdom

This is our 3rd visit to the hotel in the past 3 years and once again there have been some major changes , sadly not always for the best! The hotel itself is undergoing more refurbishments with the addition of a pickle ball court coming soon. The pool at cocos beach has been retiled and looks beautiful now. The coffee shop is still one of our… Read more
This is our 3rd visit to the hotel in the past 3 years and once again there have been some major changes , sadly not always for the best! The hotel itself is undergoing more refurbishments with the addition of a pickle ball court coming soon. The pool at cocos beach has been retiled and looks beautiful now. The coffee shop is still one of our favourite places, serving great coffee and cakes throughout the day and night and the staff are amazing, especially Andre. The food on the whole has improved under the new head chef who seems keen to please and is often around asking what he can do to make your dining experience better. The buffets at dockside where generally good but they could do with changing the themes from time to time, too many bbq’s and we missed the curry night . The food at 11/11 was great as usual, particularly in the evening now they have a few specials on offer each night, the steaks were excellent. The menu at Rainbow Garden was of a good standard but the menu needs updating or specials adding to it.Piccolo Mondo was excellent and worth the surcharge in our opinion, the setting is lovely and the lobster is excellent. The main problem here is there seems to be a serious lack of experienced staff around these days, we noticed yet more old faces had been ‘let go’ and lots of trainees brought in by the new food and beverage manageress (cleo). There simply is not enough experienced staff to cope during busier times and service was slow particularly in Rainbow Garden at the evening. Although Cleo can be seen in and around the restaurants she was often seen to be reprimanding staff, on several occasions in front of guests, In one instance another guest heard her ridiculing a staff member for being over weight, Unprofessional to say the least! The activities team were good fun as usual and we enjoyed aqua aerobics and stretch classes most days, there is never a shortage of things to do here and the team try to get everyone involved in the daily volleyball competitions. Overall the staff were lovely as usual , special mention to the wonderful Alfred , that guy deserves a medal serving guests all day long from his buggy, he works so hard! Some new faces that deserve a mention are Romaine, Leanne and Alex in rainbow garden. Overall we had a great holiday and would return for sure but we would like to see the old staff smiling again and enjoying their work. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful family holiday

Nov 25, 2019 Beevs_12 Bournemouth, United Kingdom

We travelled together with family 10 adults, 3 children and had a fantastic trip. We were all allocated rooms next to each other, right on the beach which made life very easy. Wonderful helpful and friendly staff, who went out of their way to talk to the children, remember their names and even give them ice creams! The buffet breakfast and lunch… Read more
We travelled together with family 10 adults, 3 children and had a fantastic trip. We were all allocated rooms next to each other, right on the beach which made life very easy. Wonderful helpful and friendly staff, who went out of their way to talk to the children, remember their names and even give them ice creams! The buffet breakfast and lunch were ideal for the children with lot of choice and a number of options for dinner which helped when the children needed feeding earlier than the adults, and the 24 hr coffee shop for when they got up too early! Lots of activities including sailing, peddalos, kayaks, tennis as well as hours of fun playing on the beach and the pools. It was relatively quiet when we were there and in more than one day we had the children’s pool completely to ourselves, and the drinks cart still came round to give us our daily rum punch! Would absolutely love to return one day. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vacation spot

Nov 24, 2019 catenaccimichelle

Overall, we had a very relaxing and fun vacation. We stayed at the Royal Suites and the rooms were spacious and had great views of the bay. For location and property, I would give them 5/5. There are two beaches and several pools. We never felt crowded and could easily get a chair anywhere we went. The property was very clean and well… Read more
Overall, we had a very relaxing and fun vacation. We stayed at the Royal Suites and the rooms were spacious and had great views of the bay. For location and property, I would give them 5/5. There are two beaches and several pools. We never felt crowded and could easily get a chair anywhere we went. The property was very clean and well maintained For food and service, I would give them a 4/5. The food overall was good (of course there were some misses). The two best places to eat were Coco and 11 restaurants. In both these locations, we enjoyed every meal and service was quick and friendly. I did not enjoy the Rainbow restaurant. The food was ok and the service was terrible. One night, we waited 40 min for someone to even take a drink order. I ended up walking to the pool bar next door to get drinks for the table. We really felt ignored by the staff that night and we skipped our reservation to go back there. We did not go to Picolo Mondo (b/c you had to pay extra) Activities for guests 4/5: the staff was fun and we enjoyed water aerobics, ping pong competition etc. However, many times we were the only people participating - not sure if the crowd that week was not as interested in group activities. Overall, I would love to go back someday, and just avoid the Rainbow restaurant!! Read less