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 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

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.

  • 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 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 '21.

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.

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Nov 21, 2020 Heidi566 Manningtree

Another great visit to this place in uncertain times and as always service was superb. Love this place. The new bar and grill on the beach is a fantastic asset and we are there most days. Keeta and her team cooked and served the most delicious food...the goat curry on my last day was the best I have ever had so pat on the back for all the fantstic… Read more
Another great visit to this place in uncertain times and as always service was superb. Love this place. The new bar and grill on the beach is a fantastic asset and we are there most days. Keeta and her team cooked and served the most delicious food...the goat curry on my last day was the best I have ever had so pat on the back for all the fantstic staff there. Unfortunately we had to leave 2 days early due to BA cancelling flights for Covid but I will be back next year. Can’t wait. Dane we will be back on the beach waiting for your pina-coladas 🤗🤗😜 Read less
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Nov 16, 2020 dianasT768LU Winchester, Virginia

My sister, daughter and her fiance stayed here Nov 7-14. Despite the pandemic and the rain event, this resort was a very beautiful place to stay at. From the beautiful beaches to the friendly staff, we couldn't have asked for a better place to be vacationing at. We were very impressed by the masks being worn, the temperature checks upon arrival at… Read more
My sister, daughter and her fiance stayed here Nov 7-14. Despite the pandemic and the rain event, this resort was a very beautiful place to stay at. From the beautiful beaches to the friendly staff, we couldn't have asked for a better place to be vacationing at. We were very impressed by the masks being worn, the temperature checks upon arrival at the resort, and the wonderful bartenders and waiters/waitresses. Some of those people that stood out were Dane, Shanae, Majani and Selvin. I highly recommend this place and definitely would recommend this to my friends and family. Sincerely, Diana Schaffer Read less
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Nov 16, 2020 KathyRHel

Our family stayed at St. James's Club in Antigua last week and had an amazing time. The staff and service we received was top-notch and the resort was beautiful. I believe the resort had only been open a few weeks since Covid hit, but everyone was on their A-game and made sure we had a memorable trip. If you ever get the chance to stay here,… Read more
Our family stayed at St. James's Club in Antigua last week and had an amazing time. The staff and service we received was top-notch and the resort was beautiful. I believe the resort had only been open a few weeks since Covid hit, but everyone was on their A-game and made sure we had a memorable trip. If you ever get the chance to stay here, we highly recommend it. Read less
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Nov 16, 2020 Spilsby Croydon

We were able to get a late break back at St James and it was great. The island greets you with strict checks and we wish UK would do same and that along with need for a negative COVID test makes one feel really safe. The resort has done so much to accommodate the new protocols and people seem to follow them. Food was great and the new Beach Grill… Read more
We were able to get a late break back at St James and it was great. The island greets you with strict checks and we wish UK would do same and that along with need for a negative COVID test makes one feel really safe. The resort has done so much to accommodate the new protocols and people seem to follow them. Food was great and the new Beach Grill which we have hardly used before drew us back with its new menu and setting. Its a shame UK lock-down will prevent people going and obviously badly affect resort and island but if you get a chance go. It was great just what the doctor ordered Read less
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Nov 15, 2020 Alanhall Hertfordshire

We (myself my wife and daughter) stayed at the St James’s Club & Villas from the 16th - 27th October. When we arrived the resort had only reopened two days previously and I’d guess there were barely 100 guests in the whole resort. Before my review, I have seen there were a few questions about Covid protocols so I will go through those first.… Read more
We (myself my wife and daughter) stayed at the St James’s Club & Villas from the 16th - 27th October. When we arrived the resort had only reopened two days previously and I’d guess there were barely 100 guests in the whole resort. Before my review, I have seen there were a few questions about Covid protocols so I will go through those first. Antigua requires visitors to have a negative PCR (Covid) test no more that 7 days prior to travel and have a ‘fit to fly’ certificate. This certificate (UK travellers) is checked at the airport check in desk. We were also required to fill in a form prior to arrival giving details of your stay ie where, when and for how long. On arrival at Antigua airport a temperature check is carried out, a brief chat about the form and look at your ‘fit to fly’ certificate either digitally or paper copy. Lots of hand sanitiser in airport. Now the review. On arrival at the resort, you are again required to have your temperature checked. What would happen if you failed, I have no idea. The rules around Covid in the resort are as follows. A face mask or covering is required when you go to or queue at any of the following. Restaurants, bars, coffee shop, gift shop or reception. Areas around the pools and beaches are mask free although the staff wear masks at all times. The use of had sanitiser is encouraged and there are dispensers all around the resort. Check in was very quick and efficient and we were very quickly taken to our rooms. We were in the Bougainvillea Rooms on the upper floor. These are listed as a garden view when we booked, but you still get an amazing view of the sea and fabulous sun rises. The rooms looked as though they had been refurbished during their enforced closure. We were informed at reception that there would only be a maid service every three days. But to be honest, who changes their bedding and towels every day anyway? Due to the very small number of guests, only the Docksider restaurant was being used and for the first couple of days it was a table service for both breakfast and dinner. As the guest numbers increased, this became a modified buffet service where you are served by the staff rather than helping yourself. When a guest did lift one of the cloches it was removed to be cleaned. As guest numbers increased so the number of bars and restaurants also increased. There seemed to be a mixture of former permanent staff and temporary staff in the restaurants so on occasions service was a bit slow. But in our experience that can happen in the Caribbean anyway. On occasions there was a need to queue before you were seated. This was because not all tables were in use to try and maintain social distancing and this was compounded when the half term holiday guest started to arrive. Breakfast was in the Rainbow Garden (when it opened) with a full service available. Lunch at either the Docksider or Eleven 11. And dinner again at the Docksider for a buffet service or Eleven 11 for table service. We didn’t try Coco’s. Reservations have to be made a day before for those two. Whether you chose to sit by one of the pools or beaches, you were never far from somewhere to get a drink. There was also a mobile drinks service on the beach. So thank you to Daniel and Dane for keeping us topped up with drinks. A special mention also to Samantha and Romaine from the Rainbow Garden and Eleven 11 and Chef Kieran who kept control at the toaster! During a conversation with a member of staff, they told me that the resort wasn’t fully staffed as they knew that after the UK half term break, bookings were going to drop right off again, so there was no point bringing everyone back only to lay them off again. The latest lockdown and travel restrictions won’t have helped either. It was so sad to hear some people moaning about things the whole time. This is an island and resort that relies totally on tourism and has effectively been closed for 6 months. The staff we spoke with, although nervous, were so happy to have guests back. At the end of the day we all got a holiday which for so long unlikely. All in all we had exactly what we wanted, which was a break away from the UK and to get some hot weather. This seemed to be the same for most of the people we spoke to. The question you have to ask yourself at the end of a holiday is would you go back. Our answer is yes we would. Read less