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.

  • 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.

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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Oct 21, 2019 Zenzar123 Essex, United Kingdom

Travelled as 3 people, and stayed in a two bedroom villa. The accomodation is very spacious over two floors, both with large balconies and a beautiful view of the sea. The bedrooms located on bottom floor each have an en-suite. The upper floow is a lounge, full kitchen and breakfast area. We only used lounge area as well all-inclusive. The resort… Read more
Travelled as 3 people, and stayed in a two bedroom villa. The accomodation is very spacious over two floors, both with large balconies and a beautiful view of the sea. The bedrooms located on bottom floor each have an en-suite. The upper floow is a lounge, full kitchen and breakfast area. We only used lounge area as well all-inclusive. The resort is split into two areas (hotel type units and villas). Both areas have a beach, but residents can use either. There is a well equipped gym, and several dining options. Some days reservations must be made for al carte nights. There is also a lovely coffee shop. The staff are very friendly and nice. Overall everything is excellent. Thank you for a perfect stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Relaxing Vacation!

Oct 16, 2019 tm1228

My boyfriend and I stayed at the St. James’s Club in early October and had a wonderful trip! The island is beautiful, and the resort was exactly what we wanted - relaxed and welcoming. We stayed in a beach front room in the Mango building - the bathroom was large with two sinks and a large tub/shower. The faucet and shower head seemed to be… Read more
My boyfriend and I stayed at the St. James’s Club in early October and had a wonderful trip! The island is beautiful, and the resort was exactly what we wanted - relaxed and welcoming. We stayed in a beach front room in the Mango building - the bathroom was large with two sinks and a large tub/shower. The faucet and shower head seemed to be new, we know that the resort has been working on some renovations. The room was exactly what we needed, and the photos on the website were accurate. It was comfortable and simple, which is perfect for a vacation where you aren’t spending a huge amount of time in your room. We loved being able to walk out right to the Atlantic side beach from our room - we spent a decent amount of time on that side because it was extremely hot and humid during our stay, and the Atlantic side has a great breeze to help you stay cool. We enjoyed the food for the most part. Rainbow Garden had a great selection for breakfast and lunch, it’s pretty much impossible to not find something you like. We both have sensitive stomachs and did not have any issues while at the resort. We went to The Docksider one evening for the buffet there - be advised that it is very warm in that restaurant since it’s on the bay side and there is very little breeze. The food was good, another nice selection. Eleven/11 was by our room and we went a couple times for lunch and dinner - decent service and the food was okay, about the same level as the buffets but I had expected a little better from an a la carte menu. Piccolo Mondo was a nice romantic spot - the food was good, although the restaurant is hot because its is on the bay side as well - the fans help a little but with the humidity it was still very warm. Good atmosphere and service, dessert was fantastic! As others have mentioned, this was clearly off season for the resort. It was nice in the sense that we never had any problem getting dinner reservations or being seated whenever we went to breakfast or lunch. Plenty of lounges at the beach and never had any problem getting a spot. A little off putting when you see just how many empty lounges there are and how many extra tables there are at the restaurants, but that’s part of the slow season i guess! One thing to note is that because it was the off season, it seems like there was a modified restaurant schedule - Piccolo Mondo was only open two nights the week we were there, and dinners alternated between the rainbow garden and docksider. Also Coco’s was not open while we were there, they were doing work on the building and also resurfacing the pool over there. That was not mentioned when we checked in, but signs were posted by the pool. Overall, the staff were very friendly to us. At the beach bar the staff members there seemed a little less pleasant, but i think they were bored since not many people were at the bar. It was nice to see security walking around especially at night, we always felt very safe. A couple tips - bring a reusable water bottle and fill it up around the resort. You can drink the tap water but there’s a water station in the fitness center, outside the rainbow garden and at the bars. Also, towels for the beach are at the Cocos pool, Mamora Bay Bar and the front lobby desk. The views were beautiful, we did the Pink Panther tour and trip to Stingray City and highly recommend them both! Use Pete’s taxi service, they were great, reasonably priced, had clean cars, and on time for our pick ups! Read less
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Oct 16, 2019 SAMLIND67 Staines, United Kingdom

We travelled here on the 4th October as a family of 3 from England , this is our 4th Visit and our never dissapointed . From start to finish , the check in service , rooms, food, beaches & staff are what make this such a great place .We had a beach front room and that is exactly what you got , a room that opens onto a small veranda down to the… Read more
We travelled here on the 4th October as a family of 3 from England , this is our 4th Visit and our never dissapointed . From start to finish , the check in service , rooms, food, beaches & staff are what make this such a great place .We had a beach front room and that is exactly what you got , a room that opens onto a small veranda down to the beach . Big thankyou to Mr Rob Barrett for allowing us a late checkckout and for all the new changes being made , to make the resort even better . Thankyou to some of the special staff , Vincent , Alfred, Cleopatra and Marteen for making our sons holiday , with your interaction with him every day . We will be back next year . Thankyou Samnatha , Gary & Finnli Read less
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Oct 15, 2019 Debbieward8 Watford

We are still actually at St James for another two days but have enjoyed our stay so much I thought I would write this now. This resort is part of a group called Elite resorts and this is the third one we have stayed at. Firstly I would like to say do not pay too much attention to the negative reviews given. Since we arrived nothing has been too… Read more
We are still actually at St James for another two days but have enjoyed our stay so much I thought I would write this now. This resort is part of a group called Elite resorts and this is the third one we have stayed at. Firstly I would like to say do not pay too much attention to the negative reviews given. Since we arrived nothing has been too much trouble. We were delighted to find that we had been upgraded to the Royal Suites which are amazing and worth the extra money. There is a large very comfortable bed with a seating area, tv, coffee and tea station etc. The bathroom is enormous with hair dryer and plenty of towels, The balcony has beautiful views of the bay and has two sun loungers/chairs. When we arrived check in was fast and efficient with a cold towels and cold drink. There are plenty of places to eat and drink although as the resort is not full they were not all open every night. This however never caused a problem as there is always a good choice of food. The final comment must be regarding the staff here. We have travelled all over the world and have always found that if you take the time to speak to these lovely people you will be rewarded with a beautiful smile and conversation. This is our first time staying here but will not be the last. The icing on the cake would be a late checkout as we have a very late flight home but we will be remembering these last few days with affection for such a wonderful place and its people. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastically relaxing break

Oct 14, 2019 59tonyn Watford, United Kingdom

Seen some bad reviews, particularly whether this is a 5 star resort. My belief is rating is based on the facilities. Some criticise the food. Well.. try Sandals at 3 times the price and still get the same type of complaint. We (a couple) had a fantastic time. Stayed in a Junior Suite and recommend this for extra size of room. Not all restaurants… Read more
Seen some bad reviews, particularly whether this is a 5 star resort. My belief is rating is based on the facilities. Some criticise the food. Well.. try Sandals at 3 times the price and still get the same type of complaint. We (a couple) had a fantastic time. Stayed in a Junior Suite and recommend this for extra size of room. Not all restaurants were open all the time as resort was not at full occupancy (1st 2 weeks in Oct), but there was still great choice. Was the food 5 star? It isn't Michelin Star fare, but is very good with plenty of choice from local dishes (jerk chicken, escovite fish, chowders) to traditional (pastas, steaks, burgers) to some good traditional English (Shepherds Pie, Cauli Cheese and Roasts). Picollo Mondo is worth the additional cost ($40US pp) and makes a change from the regular all inclusive. Bar staff were very good and knew their stuff (never had to ask Lionel at Reef Bar twice for a Tanqueray Gin/Tonic and Shellee in Jacaranda was superb). Never over 2 weeks had to ask for a refill in the restaurants. Housekeeping schedule could be erratic i.e. morning/afternoon, but room was cleaned every day and the only issue reported, a faulty hair dryer, was replaced within the day. The place is kept very clean and you have the choice of Coco Beach (on the Atlantic), Mamora Bay Beach or the pools. Some of the water facilities are included such as paddle boats, sailing, pedalos etc Only two criticisms: Wi Fi was erratic and we lost premium TV Channels. Read less