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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed Visit to St. James Club in Antigua

Aug 19, 2019 Joseph S South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

My visit to Antigua St James Club was in August 2019. The resort is about 30 to 40 minutes from the airport. The taxi service is regulated so you don’t have to worry about getting ripped off. The resort was very nice and grounds well keep, you have a choice of staying on the bay side or the ocean side. The people running the resort are very… Read more
My visit to Antigua St James Club was in August 2019. The resort is about 30 to 40 minutes from the airport. The taxi service is regulated so you don’t have to worry about getting ripped off. The resort was very nice and grounds well keep, you have a choice of staying on the bay side or the ocean side. The people running the resort are very friendly and are there to help you enjoy your stay. There is three restaurants part of the all inclusive package ( you have to take) and one which you have to pay an additional $45.00/person if you want to dine there. I found the food very boring with a lot of leftovers served at the breakfast and lunch buffet. There mixed drinks couldn’t be made because they lacked ingredients to make them. There bar service at the poolside was none you had to get your own drinks at the bar. We never had any trouble getting beach chairs or towels. Entertainment was minimal except for a beach party one night and a karaoke night at one or the bars. They did have pool aerobic each day at the pool which was nice. There coffee shop was great where you can get coffee and deserts. Water sports are also available at a minimum cost. All in all it was a nice and restful vacation Read less
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Aug 19, 2019 197philipw Sandhurst, United Kingdom

This resort is portrayed as a 5* resort bit it certainly isn’t, we stayed in a 2 bed Villa at considerable cost and on Day 2 we returned to our Villa to a water pipe leak pouring through the ceiling and into the bedrooms, I immediately reported the issue and it took the duty manager over an hour to come and see us even after the engineer had been.… Read more
This resort is portrayed as a 5* resort bit it certainly isn’t, we stayed in a 2 bed Villa at considerable cost and on Day 2 we returned to our Villa to a water pipe leak pouring through the ceiling and into the bedrooms, I immediately reported the issue and it took the duty manager over an hour to come and see us even after the engineer had been. ,moved us over 90mins later to another room where the 2nd room was 2 small for our boys to share and 1 ended up sleeping on sofa. The pools all close at 1800, we we not made aware of this before booking, in fact the staff started closing the pools from 1700 onwards depending on how they felt on the day, not all facilities were available onsite, the tea room staff refused our 2 teenage boys coke rinks and told them to go to the bar despite being told it was available at check in and online. Resort and rooms look tatty and tired, flaky paint, hairdryer and several lights in rooms not working. Mamora bay beach bar and staff were lovely, couldn’t do enough and always smiling and happy. , guys that drive the Golf buggies around super friendly and helpful as well. We ended up moving resorts after 4 days it was that much of a let down. Read less
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Aug 19, 2019 tunis_kids Solihull, United Kingdom

Just returned from 2 weeks at St James’s Club and Villas, Antigua. There is nothing wrong with this hotel but there is certainly nothing special about it either. A lack of atmosphere certainly exists at the resort with no central area, where people congregate either in the day or the evening, and therefore you always seem to feel a bit isolated… Read more
Just returned from 2 weeks at St James’s Club and Villas, Antigua. There is nothing wrong with this hotel but there is certainly nothing special about it either. A lack of atmosphere certainly exists at the resort with no central area, where people congregate either in the day or the evening, and therefore you always seem to feel a bit isolated and deflated by the lack of enthusiasm to share in the enjoyment of all being on holiday. We’re not a couple who look to make friends with people whilst on holiday but there is something about enjoying the atmosphere and buzz of others enjoying themselves but this resort is not the one for you if that’s what adds to your holiday experience. It was disappointing that the Docksider buffet restaurant was closed 2 nights a week and you had to find an alternative, although the 11:11 food was nice (best seafood chowder I’ve ever had!). There is no minibar in your room, there is a fridge and you can order takeaway drinks from the bar and take them to your room. Otherwise you are encouraged to buy drinks from the on-site shop (at an all-inclusive resort!?!?!?!!?) There were 2 bottles of water in the room on arrival which it said would not be replaced so you were encouraged to keep the bottles and fill up from the numerous taps around the resort... however, our bottles were binned by the maid on about day 3 and so we were therefore told we had to buy bottles from the shop (again, at an all-inclusive resort!?!?!?!!?). WiFi in your room is an additional charge and access and the signal to either it or the free WiFi in public areas was very patchy. At the beach, there is a bar buggy that comes around, which is a nice idea, but to be honest, when you are waiting 2-3 hours for his next tour around you might as well walk to the nearest bar and collect a drink yourself. The coffee shop was nice, but so ridiculously hot, that it was an effort to stay inside while your drink is being made. Overall everything was just OK, and for the money next time we’ll be looking to go somewhere else. Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 georgiapreece London, United Kingdom

We returned last week from an amazing two weeks at St James's Club. This was our 4th visit, but definitely not our last. We stayed in beachfront villa 472 on the mamora bay side of the complex, which is in an amazing location, being the closest villa to the table tennis area, tennis courts, volleyball area and the water sports desk. All of the… Read more
We returned last week from an amazing two weeks at St James's Club. This was our 4th visit, but definitely not our last. We stayed in beachfront villa 472 on the mamora bay side of the complex, which is in an amazing location, being the closest villa to the table tennis area, tennis courts, volleyball area and the water sports desk. All of the staff across the resort were wonderful and welcoming, especially the lovely Kenton from water sports who was absolutely wonderful (and patient), taking us out almost every day and teaching us to sail the Hobie Cats, always with a big smile on his face! We have had an absolutely amazing time, and can't wait to come back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Time at St James Club Antigua

Aug 15, 2019 Kevin O Reading, Pennsylvania

Dates: Aug 8 – 15 Overview: My wife and 3 grown children in their 20’s. Had a very good time during our stay. We stayed in the 300 building. Close to the dining areas. The resort was fairly quiet since it was off season.