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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Apr 17, 2019 JoG1750 Toronto, Canada

This was out third visit, so obviously, there are many things to recommend this resort. We love the fact that there are two choices for beaches. One, on the rougher more windy side, and another on the calmer side. This last visit (April 2019) we chose to spend most of our time on the calmer side. The windy side was somewhat cool, and the… Read more
This was out third visit, so obviously, there are many things to recommend this resort. We love the fact that there are two choices for beaches. One, on the rougher more windy side, and another on the calmer side. This last visit (April 2019) we chose to spend most of our time on the calmer side. The windy side was somewhat cool, and the seaweed was a problem. Hotel staff were working constantly to contain the weed, but it was a never ending chore. The Kite surfers were having a blast though, and it was so much fun to watch them. Come here if you want to do this! Since our last visit, they have added a 24 hour coffee bar "in the trees" What a welcome lovely addition. We really enjoyed both morning coffee and late evening coffee. Being seniors, we didn't stay up late enough to enjoy a lot of the entertainment, but did miss the lady who used to entertain at the bar adjacent to the Docksider Restaurant. She was great. Our friend Alfred was still doing his usual wonderful job on the beach with his drinks cart. And he is SO Good!. He actually remembered to bring me some Chardonnay wine on his next drive round. He is a gem. Thanks Alfred. Our favourite place to dine was The Docksider, not just for the food, but also for the ambiance, and the fantastic view of the water. We had reservations at other restaurants, and ended up cancelling them just so we could sit at this lovely dinner locale. Thank you St James Club for yet another wonderful vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Got married here

Apr 17, 2019 I2307QBlaurab Tiverton, United Kingdom

This resort is absolutely fantastic. This is the first place I've been to that I could see myself returning to over and over. The staff are the most friendly, welcoming and helpful people. They made sure my wedding was exactly what I wanted, they took care of all the legal requirements and were very thorough ensuring our needs were met. Cannot… Read more
This resort is absolutely fantastic. This is the first place I've been to that I could see myself returning to over and over. The staff are the most friendly, welcoming and helpful people. They made sure my wedding was exactly what I wanted, they took care of all the legal requirements and were very thorough ensuring our needs were met. Cannot fault our wedding co-ordinator, Paula, at all. We stayed at the resort for two weeks and made the most of the all inclusive cocktails and food which was excellent. Normally with all inclusive it can become a bit repetitive but we didn't find this at all. Lionel, on the pool side bar was brilliant at recommending our next drinks and made us feel very welcome. Rushelle in the Royal Suites bar is lovely and was always making sure we enjoyed ourselves as well as educating us about Antigua. The staff were all so attentive, lovely touch as we arrived to check in to a glass of fizz waiting. Shame a child from another family got travel sick and projectile vomited all over me (!) but the staff cleaned me up straight away. 110% recommend this place to anyone looking to relax, within easy reach of local tourist spots. Plenty of activities on site too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful place, amazing staff and non-stop sun.

Apr 17, 2019 CANHouston7

I visited SJC with my girlfriend after a long search for potential places to go for a week long vacation and we were thrilled with the decision. The Club is located in a beautiful and peaceful area with options to look towards the ocean or into the bay. We opted for the ocean, as it provided a nice (but not crazy) breeze, which was very… Read more
I visited SJC with my girlfriend after a long search for potential places to go for a week long vacation and we were thrilled with the decision. The Club is located in a beautiful and peaceful area with options to look towards the ocean or into the bay. We opted for the ocean, as it provided a nice (but not crazy) breeze, which was very appreciated with the hot weather, and was calmer and quieter compared to the bay side. The staff at the SJC were top tier and lovely across the board. The food was strong for an all inclusive and healthy options were available for anyone who wanted to go for fruits instead of bacon... Perfect place if you're looking for a relaxing place to hangout. Rooms were a bit dated but perfectly appointed and served the purpose with great views for most. Would recommend to anyone heading south. Read less
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Apr 16, 2019 cottonclubEngland england

First time to this resort and I have to say I was a little apprehensive it was going to be crowded and over run with kids in the Easter break. I couldn't have been more wrong. Despite the resort being 80% full it didn't feel like this at all. No queues for food and certainly no early morning alarm calls to dash down for a sun bed. In fact you… Read more
First time to this resort and I have to say I was a little apprehensive it was going to be crowded and over run with kids in the Easter break. I couldn't have been more wrong. Despite the resort being 80% full it didn't feel like this at all. No queues for food and certainly no early morning alarm calls to dash down for a sun bed. In fact you could pitch up anytime and beds were freely available. The resort was immaculate. We stayed in a villa which was very comfortable. Nothing luxurious as such but adequate. Food was good. Big shout out to Shawnella who made the best omelettes in the morning! Drinks were always being poured. Never asked for them. There are two beaches. One is very calm and seaweed free and the other is choppy and whilst it is more blue and inviting, it has the dreaded seaweed. Best efforts are made to clear it but its like fighting a losing battle. Staff were fabulous. Friendly, warm and couldn't do enough. Only complaint, outside evening entertainment finished at 10pm. We stayed at the same hotel chain in St Lucia and outdoor entertainment went on til 12pm! It was very popular. The indoor bar doesn't have the same atmosphere. I would definitely return but later evening entertainment would be better!!. Beach holiday perfection. Read less
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Apr 16, 2019 Nicholas J Surrey, United Kingdom

17/12/18 to 27/12/18 Quite simply a lovely place. Very special staff (Especially Martin the fitness guy, Stacey at Eleven/11 and the lovely Lady at the coffee shop with a big smile every morning), Superb food, beautiful surroundings with gardens and beaches showing a real attention to detail. We will be back!