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 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. 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 Eat Free
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

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.

Regular evening entertainment including full moon Caribbean beach parties. On-site Diamonds international 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). Teen open air games room. Cinema movie nights. 3 Pickleball Courts (daylight use only) and an extensive reading library. Activity schedules subject to change without notice.

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

This hotel has a resort fee of $24 plus tax per room, per night, (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.

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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 Amazing Views!

Apr 26, 2021 J3465IHlorid

We had a fabulous time at the St James Club. Everything at the resort was very clean and well kept. Rooms were spacious and very comfortable. The pillows were amazing! With the exception of Oriental night, all of the food was very delicious. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help you. Highly recommend
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing and beautiful

Apr 25, 2021 DayTrip758709

Very relaxing trip. Dane was fantastic delivering drinks on the beach. The water sports team was friendly and quick to get you out on the water. The grounds were well maintained. The chef at the beach restaurant was excellent as were the servers. Because of covid, there were little to no activities taking place. Bring your own water to the gym… Read more
Very relaxing trip. Dane was fantastic delivering drinks on the beach. The water sports team was friendly and quick to get you out on the water. The grounds were well maintained. The chef at the beach restaurant was excellent as were the servers. Because of covid, there were little to no activities taking place. Bring your own water to the gym because there is no water station. Having done a snorkeling excursion off the resort and one on the Calypso Cat through the resort, Calypso Cat wins hands down. Cant wait to go back and see how things are when we get back to some sense of normalcy! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Bit of Paradise after a Long Year

Apr 24, 2021 66judyb Middlebury, Connecticut

This was our first visit to the St. James Club. The grounds were beautiful. There were plenty of pools to choose from and our Royal Suite was quite spacious. While we were disappointed more restaurants were not open, we expected it due to the low occupancy. The Docksider had the same menu for lunch everyday. We would have enjoyed a little… Read more
This was our first visit to the St. James Club. The grounds were beautiful. There were plenty of pools to choose from and our Royal Suite was quite spacious. While we were disappointed more restaurants were not open, we expected it due to the low occupancy. The Docksider had the same menu for lunch everyday. We would have enjoyed a little more variety. The Rainbow Restaurant had theme nights and the food was good sometimes and other times not so much. Breakfast was always wonderful. The employees were delightful. Always smiling and chatting with you. We felt like it was a private resort. Special shout out to some people who really made our stay extra special. Lemuel and Cora working hard in the restaurants. Our favorite bartenders Patrick, Andre and Dane with his drink cart who met us at the spa to bring us a drink so we could have a refreshment on our way back down the hill. Niko and Adino at the watersports. Martine and Terri who made water aerobics and stretch class fun as well as other activities. Marsha the manager was very hands on and could be seen throughout the property making sure the guests were happy. Lastly I would be remiss if I did not mention Travis Beaston from Elite Island Resorts who assisted us with changing our resort when St. James Club in St. Lucia was not open. Thank you for allowing us to go to Antigua. We will be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Still a Favorite Even During Covid

Apr 24, 2021 usakomodo Charlotte, Vermont

Good memories linger surrounding our 4th visit to this lovely resort. We are an older couple who enjoy peaceful surroundings and pretty views; the Jr. Suites at this resort provide such a respite. We were not disappointed this time around as Room 208 was actually one we had stayed in before. It is a good location for both Dockside Restaurant… Read more
Good memories linger surrounding our 4th visit to this lovely resort. We are an older couple who enjoy peaceful surroundings and pretty views; the Jr. Suites at this resort provide such a respite. We were not disappointed this time around as Room 208 was actually one we had stayed in before. It is a good location for both Dockside Restaurant and Rainbow Restaurants, as well as the lobby bar (which has been nicely renovated to let in more light). Unfortunately, Piccolo Mondo was not open this time around due to reduced crowds but still, a disappointment to us. There is also the Beach Bar which, just this year, has been remodeled to have further choices at lunch (menu provided and sit-down service); also, the much appreciated choice of a salad bar whereby a wait person serves you from behind the salad bar (same at breakfast from the buffet). The Coffee Bar remains a great place to obtain a cold drink and snack should you desire that. Kudos to Collette Julien at the front desk for such knowledgeable help in assistance to get a PCR test for moving onward to the island of Anguilla after our Antigua stay. The hospital (across the island from our location) wanted us to come at 5:30 a.m. for the test; Collette called and was able to book a Dr. to come to the resort at a much more reasonable time (and more convenient for us as far as location!) The cost of a round-trip taxi across the island was the same as paying the Dr. to come to us. Thank you, Collette! Our one complaint was the additional $24 per day resort fee; while we can swallow the reason for this one time (extra expense for the resort for sanitizer equipment all over the property, etc.), we will be looking to see this charge does NOT remain in the future! All in all, a good stay and we would consider going again, hopefully when the coronavirus is behind us all! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent trip despite COVID

Apr 13, 2021 DrHoo6 Memphis, Tennessee

Very easy getting into Antigua and to the resort, which is about 40 bumpy minutes from the airport. The resort is gorgeous - well manicured, well laid out with fantastic pools and great beaches. Lots of wind on the ocean side; calm and beautiful on the bay side. Because of COVID many of the typical island experiences were shut down, and for 4-5… Read more
Very easy getting into Antigua and to the resort, which is about 40 bumpy minutes from the airport. The resort is gorgeous - well manicured, well laid out with fantastic pools and great beaches. Lots of wind on the ocean side; calm and beautiful on the bay side. Because of COVID many of the typical island experiences were shut down, and for 4-5 days over Easter weekend the beaches were closed by the government as well. So we pretty much stayed in the resort and just enjoyed the pools and bars. We played tennis several days and took lessons from the local pro. This used to be a tennis club, so the astroturf courts are nice (they no longer have clay courts which were removed to build more rooms). Bennett, the tennis pro, was absolutely amazing. I may have learned more in a few hours than I've learned from my local pro in the last year. Highly recommended as a destination if you are a tennis player. They also had nice pickleball courts and a nice well-equipped gym which we used often. COVID precautions were taken seriously - staff all wore masks, used sanitizer, and were careful about distancing. Patrons wore masks while entering or exiting common areas like pools and restaurants, then removed them when seated. It seemed to work well. They had a visiting doctor come 3 times a week to administer COVID tests for return to the US - we had to wait in line awhile to get ours, but it was easy and cost $69. Staff were all amazingly friendly - we feel like Bennett (tennis pro), Selvin (lead bartender at night), and many others are old friends now. Dane with the traveling liquor cart was awesome, as were all the restaurant staff. The only downside, for which I deducted a star, was the food. Two restaurants were closed due to the decreased guest numbers with COVID. The food at the main buffet (Docksider) was really not very good. We tried not to eat there at all after the first night. Food at the other open restaurants was a la carte with some theme nights, and was excellent (11-11 and Rainbow). Beachside bar and grill was also great. But I felt the buffet food should have been to a higher standard. Leaving was easy except for the airport which was disorganized, crowded, and loud. Get there very early as it takes forever to get through. Read less