St. James's Club, Antigua

Antigua, Caribbean

Virgin rating

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. The resort boasts five open-aired restaurants and one grill; most fêted of these is Piccolo Mondo, the resort's fine dining Mediterranean style 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, glass sliding doors to a private balcony 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.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Babysitting service
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • 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

248 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, Premium Rooms and Junior Suites have no space for a rollaway bed*.

Please note: no children permitted in the Royal Suites.

5 restaurants and 1 grill: Rainbow Garden (buffet-style breakfast, lunch and both buffet and à la carte dinner. Reservations required for à la carte dinner). Coco's Restaurant and Bar (open for à la carte style breakfast including a continental style buffet and dinner consisting of Caribbean delicacies served tapas style. Reservations required). The Docksider (buffet restaurant, including seafood and Caribbean cuisine). Piccolo Mondo fine dining restaurant (Mediterranean style, 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 an all-day dining 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 due to season/occupancy.

Regular evening entertainment. On-site Colombian Emeralds shop.

6 swimming pools including a designated kids pool and 3 adults-only pools. Tranquility Spa (massage and beauty salon)*. Gym with extensive list of exercise classes including early morning stretch and Pilates. 4 tennis courts (floodlit for night play), tennis coaching*. Daily complimentary activities programme for children and adults. Complimentary non-motorised water sports: windsurfing, Hobie sailing, snorkelling*, kayaks and pedal boats. Scuba-diving and deep sea fishing is also available*. Kids' activity programme (4-11 years). Cooking lessons weekly. Kids' Club (currently closed). Cinema movie nights. 3 Pickleball Courts (daylight use only) and an extensive reading library. Activity schedules subject to change without notice.

Babysitting*. Room service* (available 5:00 pm through 10:00 pm. Subject to Covid protocols). Boutique*. Complimentary WiFi available in public areas.

This hotel has a resort fee of $24 including tax per room, per night, (payable locally, subject to change).Please note: a room levy of $5 per guest, per night applies to guests aged 6 years and above (payable locally, subject to change).

7 nights between 21 Dec-2 Jan and 1 Feb- 28 Feb.

2-Bedroom Villas 10 nights between 21 Dec-2 Jan.

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.

Please note: there is currently no managers' cocktail party due to covid restrictions.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just retired getaway!

May 19, 2022 MGoBlue1163 Zionsville, Indiana

Overall this has been a relaxing vacation. However, the seaweed is bad for those of us who booked ocean front rooms. The resort does not seem crowded due to off season so why put guests in the beachfront rooms that face the seaweed? Guests should not be put in Papaya! It’s where most of it collects. I can handle looking at seaweed out there, but… Read more
Overall this has been a relaxing vacation. However, the seaweed is bad for those of us who booked ocean front rooms. The resort does not seem crowded due to off season so why put guests in the beachfront rooms that face the seaweed? Guests should not be put in Papaya! It’s where most of it collects. I can handle looking at seaweed out there, but I can’t enjoy my balcony because of the stench. I get that the entire Atlantic is dealing with this problem so get more creative. Upgrade people to different rooms. Be honest that you are going to have a beachfront you cannot enjoy. Manage the removal better by bringing in more staff and machinery. However, thank you for trying. We think the food has been very good. We like 11-11 and the Rainbow Room. The wine they serve you is on the cheaper end in case that is a problem. The coffee shop is adorable. We felt like we were sitting in a birdhouse. We played pickleball- great courts. We loved the hike up the hill overlooking the resort. Stunning views. We took a taxi to Nelson’s Dockyard and then hiked to Pigeon Point Beach. Lots of little goats. Catherine’s Cafe was awesome, pricey, but we had a great lunch and then lounged on their beach chairs. Shirley Heights on Sunday was a highlight. A must do. On a cloudy day we took a taxi to St. John. We would not do that again. It’s a city. One day we took a taxi to Ffryes Beach and hung out. It was lovely. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Our room was cleaned every other day which was all we needed. If we come back to the Caribbean we will look for resorts that are not east facing Atlantic Ocean due to the seaweed problem in the warmer months. It’s sad. Even in south Florida. Read less
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May 19, 2022 Megan V Indianapolis, Indiana

This is one of my favorite vacations! Everyone at the resort was friendly and welcoming. The rooms were clean and well taken care of. I loved the food and I could eat the red snapper everyday! The beaches were amazing and our room right on the beach was gorgeous. My family had a great time!!!
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May 16, 2022 SophieandChris2018

We are staying here for 10 nights and are currently on our last day and sad to be leaving. The food at the hotel is perfectly adequate. The choice of food at breakfast was far beyond expectations (omlette station, fry up, pancakes, fruit, cereal, pastries and a hell of a lot more!). We found the best place to have lunch was eleven eleven where the… Read more
We are staying here for 10 nights and are currently on our last day and sad to be leaving. The food at the hotel is perfectly adequate. The choice of food at breakfast was far beyond expectations (omlette station, fry up, pancakes, fruit, cereal, pastries and a hell of a lot more!). We found the best place to have lunch was eleven eleven where the food was faultless (pizza, paninis, burgers, salads). You can also have lunch at the beach bar and docksider buffet but we weren’t as keen on these. Dinner was probably our least favourite meal; the docksider offers themed buffet nights or you can book to eat at rainbow garden where they offer themed a la carte nights. The docksider is a beautiful location to have dinner by the waters edge. The only disappointment was the beach bbq themed night as the adverts show bbqs on the beach with a steel band and fire eaters however there was none of this. Evening entertainment is a little lacking however there are singers for a couple of hours a night at the docksider. There is also a treetop cafe which offers speciality coffees and cakes which is fantastic - would highly recommend the calypso coffee and cheesecake. Mamora beach is very still and quiet and offers a variety of water sports such as paddle boarding, kayaking etc. Coco beach is much breezier (very welcomed in the heat) and the water is clearer here. There is a fair amount of seaweed on coco beach however teams of guys work tirelessly throughout the day to clear it all up. The seaweed issue can’t be helped as it is an issue all over the Caribbean and Mexico so lots of Atlantic facing locations are affected by this issue. Our room was very modern and I couldn’t fault anything about it. The room was cleaned every other day and towels can be changed as frequently as you wish. Staff are all extremely friendly all over the resort. Another really cool thing about the resort is that they have a little tortoise sanctuary where you can see them munching on hibiscuses and lettuce most morning. I would recommend this resort to anyone and would also recommend hiring a car to get around the island to explore other beaches and tourist attractions. Some of our favourite places we visited were turners beach, valley church bay, half moon bay, nelsons dockyard and paradise pigs (swimming with pigs). Read less
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May 15, 2022 694daven Wokingham, United Kingdom

We stayed for 10 nights and over-all the place is great. The all inclusive deal is fantastic and we thought well worth it. Some great facilities, Tennis courts, kayak, paddle boards and boat trips. Staff very friendly ( the odd one or two) miserable. Great restaurants with a great mix of choices of food. Drinks as well. There are 3-4 pools… Read more
We stayed for 10 nights and over-all the place is great. The all inclusive deal is fantastic and we thought well worth it. Some great facilities, Tennis courts, kayak, paddle boards and boat trips. Staff very friendly ( the odd one or two) miserable. Great restaurants with a great mix of choices of food. Drinks as well. There are 3-4 pools one is big enought to swim in along with pool bars to get that next cocktail. You have 2 exclusive beaches Atlantic side. Covered in sea weed had to wade through it and when out 30 40m nothing to see. Not great for swimming. The other beach very quite, shallow within the bay. Neither any good for snorkeling. If you want snorkeling go elsewhere. Overall great no big issues with any of it. One thing managers very absent to support some areas. Clearing of the sea weed. Appreciate a thankless job but better management of the guys doing the work. No management whatsoever. A joke. No idea on getting the job done easier at all. Read less
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May 15, 2022 110danielle United Kingdom

We stayed in the royal suite. The room was good and the seating area in the room was nice. The bathroom was a large with a double shower and a bath. The room could do with a lick of paint. The wifi worked all the time. The weather was great, there is a constant breeze. The location is lovely beach either side. The bay is calm although the sea… Read more
We stayed in the royal suite. The room was good and the seating area in the room was nice. The bathroom was a large with a double shower and a bath. The room could do with a lick of paint. The wifi worked all the time. The weather was great, there is a constant breeze. The location is lovely beach either side. The bay is calm although the sea was murky for a few days. The Atlantic side does get sea grass and they try to sweep it away. The food was ok. The buffet restaurants have a different theme each night, however toy cannot serve yourself food. We went to the other restaurant which was themed and the food was nice made a change. It was tricky get an ice cream throughout the day. The coffee shop is lovely lots of choice and serves cakes. In the afternoon it has sandwiches. I wouldn’t have tea at breakfast as it is warm water. So I went to the coffee shop before hand. The birds fly in and out of the restaurant so be careful and cover food when you go to get food. On a couple of night there were some singers in the dockside which livened up the place and some danced. Mostly it was back to the room by 10am as there isn’t much to do and not really a bar as such. The main swimming pool is like a holiday inn pool. We could always get a bed around the pool. The water is cold. The other pools are ok but small. The pools lacked atmosphere. Aqua aerobics was a big hit loads of people flocked in to do it and it was enjoyable. There was always beds on the beach. The staff were generally ok some were very helpful. The resort was clean. Rooms are cleaned every other. Towels are plentiful around the pool and in the room. There needs to be improvements but it was a good trip away after 2 years. I wouldn’t return though and lots of people are in the villas. There is tourist tax and cleaning charges on checkout. Read less