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: approx 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.

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 '18–2 Jan '19, 1 Feb-6 Mar '19 and 21 Dec '19-2 Jan '20.

5 nights between 22 Feb–20 Dec ’18, 3-13 Jan '19 and 7 Mar-20 Dec '19.

2-Bedroom Villas 10 nights between 21 Dec '18-2 Jan '19 and 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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Jun 25, 2019 Cathy W

The staff was always super friendly and helpful. Because we were there in the off season, it felt almost empty at times. There was no fighting for chairs or getting up early to "claim one" with a towel - we had our pick of chairs on the bay. We stayed in one of the villas - it was definitely outdated but was still very comfortable. The food was… Read more
The staff was always super friendly and helpful. Because we were there in the off season, it felt almost empty at times. There was no fighting for chairs or getting up early to "claim one" with a towel - we had our pick of chairs on the bay. We stayed in one of the villas - it was definitely outdated but was still very comfortable. The food was good - nothing superb - and some of the restaurants were not open because of the smaller number of guests. The welcome meeting IS NOT a sales trick which we were a little concerned about - just half an hour about things to do around the resort. While it was certainly not the ritziest all-inclusive we have been to it was very good and the lack of crowds made for a very relaxing vacation. Read less
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Jun 24, 2019 Tee S

Love this hotel it beaches and Bay Area is beautiful. Moved from a different hotel to this one. Only stayed one day, but will return with the family. My next stay will be a villa. The food was amazing
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Jun 23, 2019 WellTravelledAgain

Very nice rooms with good views and all inclusive drinks package is good. For the price paid you would expect free internet but this is an extra charge. The food is variable in the main restaurant from poor to mediocre, however steak nights and BBQ nights are good, the fast food restaurant is very basic. Never tried the restaurant where you pay as… Read more
Very nice rooms with good views and all inclusive drinks package is good. For the price paid you would expect free internet but this is an extra charge. The food is variable in the main restaurant from poor to mediocre, however steak nights and BBQ nights are good, the fast food restaurant is very basic. Never tried the restaurant where you pay as we thought we’d paid enough. There was very little in terms of welcome, explanation of the resort, what was happening etc you basically need to hire a car or use taxis to get around. Great place to visit for a few days if you are a sun worshipper . Not far from Nelson’s Dockyard and English Harbour. About 25 minutes from Sir Vivian Richards stadium. Staff are friendly and the sports TV pretty good. On the whole very expensive with 4 star rooms and 2 star food. Would certainly try another resort next time. Read less
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Jun 23, 2019 arobed203 Connecticut

My boyfriend and I quickly decided on the St. James for our first get away, as we originally looked/booked at a Barbados resort, but Antigua had nicer weather and the reviews seemed great. It also got a nice talk up from our taxi driver. Apparently, back in the day, some celebrities have stayed there. Not in a while though. I will first say that… Read more
My boyfriend and I quickly decided on the St. James for our first get away, as we originally looked/booked at a Barbados resort, but Antigua had nicer weather and the reviews seemed great. It also got a nice talk up from our taxi driver. Apparently, back in the day, some celebrities have stayed there. Not in a while though. I will first say that any negative reviews written about the staff in our opinion is completely unfounded. Everyone there was kind, courteous and went above and beyond to help make our stay pleasant. We were given a room with a beautiful ocean view, and as this resort was not crowded, had a pool mostly to ourselves most days. The coffee shop is wonderful and their local lemonade is awesome. If you fish, check out the dock, we saw tarpon and snook! This was all good. As for the food here, as well as the grounds and rooms, these all need some updating. We requested a second room as our first had a closet that had been painted shut ( paint chips on floor) and a safe that was not digital, but actually had a lock that you had to carry around with you! The grounds are clean but tired looking and the food just mediocre. And yes it is true, at the Rainbow Garden you will wait 2 hours for mediocre food. I believe that this property could be brought back to its former glory, but it is not there yet. We had a nice time but I seriously considered going home that first day. While I am glad that I did not, I cannot say that I would be heading back anytime soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderfull all inclusive resort with great service!

Jun 16, 2019 love2fish66 Fort Myers, Florida

My husband and booked our anniversary trip through interval international June 8-15, we upgraded our room to beachfront and were very happy with the accommodations, our room had a great beach/water view of the Atlantic and a wonderful breeze/wind was present the whole week.Our room was in the "mango" building second floor, but if you wanted first… Read more
My husband and booked our anniversary trip through interval international June 8-15, we upgraded our room to beachfront and were very happy with the accommodations, our room had a great beach/water view of the Atlantic and a wonderful breeze/wind was present the whole week.Our room was in the "mango" building second floor, but if you wanted first floor , you can walk right onto the beach and swim in the Atlantic! A bottle of Champagne was waiting with a nice note for our celebration.Every room has a small fridge which is great! The food at all the restaurants ( there are 5! 4 are all inclusive, Picco Mondo has $40 pp upcharge.) was great! They have themed dinners, as well as wonderful buffets with water view from all of them, Dockside especially, on the bay side, had sunset views, all are open air.There is a Caribbean beach Party on Thursday, which is a blast! Island BBQ, jerk, Curry, Ribs, and a whole pig! They also have vegetarian options at each meal.A great steel band, Island dance show and DJ will keep you smiling, clapping and dancing. A few notes.. they have a reverse Osmosis system at the resort so you can refill your water bottle anywhere and not worry, we brought Tervis cups so we could hydrate all day.Also,there are posted prices on some of the menus which confused us at first since it was all inclusive, but some people are not on the plan so it does not apply to all inclusive people.Whew! Dress code.. sigh.. we brought collared shirts, and closed toed shoes, boat shoes for my husband per direction, but were sad to see cutoff jeans, ratty t shirts on men and flip flops everywhere. Picolo Mondo has strict dress code apparently ( we didn't go ) and we were surprised that this was not addressed. This is an awesome resort and I would highly recommend it, we will be back! Read less