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: approximately 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.

  • 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 39% off the accommodation cost for travel between 3 Jan–23 Dec '20. 

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • 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 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 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 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-2 Jan.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Solid 4* Family Resort

Jan 13, 2020 Marie956 Guelph, Canada

Overall – Very much a family resort, lots of little ones and teenagers. Things quiet down pretty quickly at night, some evenings they had Jenga/connect four out for people to play but nothing organized past 8-830. Even music at docksiders ended around 9 pm. Everyone was super friendly wherever we went. Had a couple of issues with the room key’s… Read more
Overall – Very much a family resort, lots of little ones and teenagers. Things quiet down pretty quickly at night, some evenings they had Jenga/connect four out for people to play but nothing organized past 8-830. Even music at docksiders ended around 9 pm. Everyone was super friendly wherever we went. Had a couple of issues with the room key’s deactivated – went to the front desk and no problem getting reactivated/a new one. Nightly Entertainment – non-existent. The latest bar is open until 1am, there is a dj/activities in there however only saw people participating once. It is VERY loud in Jaraconda (the lobby bar area). Impossible to have conversations with the person next to you without yelling. Daily Activities - Participated in the “Mixology” only to find out we weren’t being taught how to make the drinks – we just tasted all the rums and it was a contest for who could make the best cocktail. Still fun! You have to read the activities board to go find where they are taking place as everything is spread out/not in on a central area. Watersports – Hobby cats, paddleboards, peddle boards, kayaks and paddleboats. Easy to rent and great way to get out on the water. NYE Celebration The resort did an amazing job with decorations in the lobby and in restaurants. Beach party with champagne table, buffet, and band was fantastic – topped with a 10-minute fireworks display over the water. We had late dinner reservations at Rainbow Garden – food was disappointing – wished we went to the buffet where there was lobster, crab, prime rib, shrimp, clams, mussels and HUGE variety of desserts and sides. Rooms We had a junior suite - great view of the bay while enjoying morning coffee. Room also had couch, coffee table and bar area with coffee maker and the 2 bottles of water they give you you (keep the bottles to refill!) Grounds Very well maintained – lots of greenery. Note: not very accessible for those with mobility issues if you should need, with that said porters are more than happy to transport you from place to place. Lots of steps/hills – especially towards the bay side/villas. Food & Drink – Overall it was good – always something to eat – somedays were better than others but nothing to complain about. Rainbow Garden: Went here daily for breakfast – seated promptly, might have waited 5 minutes one morning for a table. Egg/omelet station in addition to the hot table with pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon, etc. Plenty of pastries – fruit selection is very limited – often just melon and pineapple. Had Kiwi and passionfruit (that was very sour!) one morning. Visited once for lunch and the fajitas and jerk chicken were fantastic! Coffee Shop: As said in other reviews…5*. Went daily for latte’s…also serve mochas, cappuccinos and they have carafes of brewed coffee along with an assortment of pastries that turn into cakes/desserts by midafternoon. The girls (and one guy I saw!) that work there are extremely friendly and efficient. 11/Eleven (a la carte): Visited on 3 occasions. A good variety of food – paninis was excellent! Avoid the lunch rush – long wait for tables and food. Great service and attention NYE when we went by for a late dinner. Docksiders: only visited one night, it was later in the dinner service so the options were probably fresher and plentily at the beginning. Had pasta station and a variety of veggies and other meats. Piccolo Mondo (a la carte): Excellent!! Great food, atmosphere, and fine dining service. Large portions as well. Worth the additional $40us. Coco’s (a la carte): Visited with 7 people. Meals are served family-style. Choosing 3 apps for 7 people and then 3 mains wasn’t ideal. Food was decent but the family-style was not ideal. We brought our own wine and waited at least 40 minutes for them to find a corkscrew. Reef Pool Bar: Fantastic service and drinks from Rushelle! Beach BBQ & Bar: Visited for lunch a few days – burgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, turkey burgers and fish sandwich with a great selection of toppings and nacho chips. Service was hit or miss but overall good! Beach/Pools As mentioned 2 sides of the resort, bay side was calm – lots of water sports that were nice! Other side has some waves (nothing crazy), some seaweed and jellyfish sightings. Main/largest pool: lots of kids, so we only occasionally visited, mostly to visit Rushelle at the Reef Pool Bar. Adults Only Tiered Pool: Spent most of the time here – 4 separate small pools with loungers, we brought our own speaker and make it ours. Mamora Beach Bar was down about 15 steps. Things to do As everyone on the discussion forums mentions – it’s not the type of country to stay on the resort – highly encouraged to get out and do things. We left 3 of the days to explore (Shirley Heights, English Harbour and we had a chartered yacht for the day) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Vacation with Amazing Food and Service

Jan 12, 2020 hfas26

We stayed the first week of January. My husband and I have travelled to many places and stayed at many all-inclusive resorts before. By far the food at St Jame's is amazing. We have never experienced food to this level at any all-inclusive resort before. It is very quaint with 2 beaches to choose from with every area always having chairs to… Read more
We stayed the first week of January. My husband and I have travelled to many places and stayed at many all-inclusive resorts before. By far the food at St Jame's is amazing. We have never experienced food to this level at any all-inclusive resort before. It is very quaint with 2 beaches to choose from with every area always having chairs to choose from no matter what time of day. Service was great and the Beachfront rooms are perfect. We have rarely came across a resort that we would travel back to as we like to try new destinations and different resorts but we will definitely return here! Perfect resort if you are looking to relax and enjoy great food, people and sunshine. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating THEFT FROM ROOMS.

Jan 12, 2020 Philip H Southampton, United Kingdom

I don’t normally make comments on holidays but I feel this is necessary. In Dec 2019 we stayed at St James Club Antigua. The resort is acceptable and a nice place to stay. The food needs looking at but my main concern is the management! During our stay it became obvious that someone was STEALING from our room. I reported this and was told it would… Read more
I don’t normally make comments on holidays but I feel this is necessary. In Dec 2019 we stayed at St James Club Antigua. The resort is acceptable and a nice place to stay. The food needs looking at but my main concern is the management! During our stay it became obvious that someone was STEALING from our room. I reported this and was told it would be looked into. The next day I was informed there had been another report of theft and that a member of staff had been dismissed. I thought this was the end of it. A couple of days later on making further checks I found a number of small electrical devices missing. I again reported this and was told I had to make a statement which I did. I was asked the approximate value of the goods and within minutes I was given the money against signature and left to make a written statement. No thought was given to our concerns, my wife was extremely traumatised. Prior to leaving the resort I again spoke to the security manager who had taken the statement and asked if would be kept informed of the ongoing situation as the Police were to be involved. All I got was a blank look. Having returned home I have since contacted the resort and expressed my feelings, all I got back was ‘sorry but you got your money back’. I think the whole situation has been covered up to save face, no body really expressed any form of regret. They have failed to answer any further correspondence. I think the owners need to look into what is going on. We have been to this resort before but we won’t be going again. Sent from my iPad Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful island and location for this resort

Jan 9, 2020 KC57 Ontario

Had a relaxing vacation at this resort on the beautiful island of Antigua!! Bought a sunwing package and met 2 lovely young reps Jacian and Zereca who are doing their best to keep their clients happy!! So many beautiful views on this island but Don’t miss seeing English harbour and then seeing it and the spectacular views from Shirley… Read more
Had a relaxing vacation at this resort on the beautiful island of Antigua!! Bought a sunwing package and met 2 lovely young reps Jacian and Zereca who are doing their best to keep their clients happy!! So many beautiful views on this island but Don’t miss seeing English harbour and then seeing it and the spectacular views from Shirley heights- stunning !! We took a taxi tour with Vaughn - one of the guys who serviceS this resort. He was awesome Now my opinion of the resort. There are 2 long Beaches with soft light sand,one on the bay and one on the Atlantic side so nice waves rolling in . And they have great floaties that more than one person can use at a time and they even have drink holders. Lots of water sports equipment too Food wAs the best at 11-11 -amazing grilled blue fin tuna on a salad , pizzas, chicken Caesar’s etc. and at piccolo mondo where for an extra charge you are served a huge grilled lobster or a choice of other tasty meals . The omelette and smoothie stations were my go to every morning at the buffer owhereas my husband enjoyed the other hot choices. The 24 hour coffee bar was fantastic and had delectable desserts and baking. Much better thAn in the restaurants or at the buffet . At least o9/10 of the staff were fantastic. Friendly, warm and helpful. A few I’d like to send kudos out to are Condance ( the wonderful and experienced woman who oversees wait staff ensuring everything is perfect , Elijah ( one of the managers who helped us solve an issue we had and Marisa ( guest services- She was so great!) Cora was one of our favourite waitresses and had the nicest smile ever - and Maria was one of the sweet ladies in charge of the omelette station !! Atmosphere;7I would have preferred more more calypso ( Caribbean) music being played for our entertainment in the areas where music was played. I love the Caribbean vibe !! I think pretty much every room had at least a partial water view ! Ours was beautiful and it was only listed as a junior suite . The resort runs parallel to the beach and all the rooms are also close to the water. We found lots of fish to see when we snorkelled past cocos and 11-11 . Rooms were spacious with covered decks and comfy chairs to relax on and enjoy the view even if it rained- nice roomy and clean bathrooms too Lovely well kept grounds - no stinky areas and lots of security .shuttle carts were eSy to access if needed. Beautiful spot for a wedding but also family friendly with easy entry to the water and several pools and lots of cf palapas and loungers and no towel cards or bracelets were required!!!And one of the best things about our vacation- not one person tried to get us to go to a time share presentation while we on the resort!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome vacation spot!

Jan 9, 2020 Lori W Guelph, Canada

We stayed here for a week just after Christmas. The resort is beautiful, the food was excellent and there were lots of activities, if you choose to partake. We especially liked the various water activities which we rarely had to wait for. As others have said, the resort is fairly large, but it never seems crowded. We were always able to secure a… Read more
We stayed here for a week just after Christmas. The resort is beautiful, the food was excellent and there were lots of activities, if you choose to partake. We especially liked the various water activities which we rarely had to wait for. As others have said, the resort is fairly large, but it never seems crowded. We were always able to secure a place to sit (and there were 9 of us!) at either beach and we especially loved the tiered adult only pool. For the first few days of our trip we basically had it to ourselves! I enjoy eating at various a la carte restaurants, so I was a little worried about the selection, but they have a varied menu on different nights at the Rainbow Garden, so we were able to eat a wide variety of different meals each night. If you like a la carte's, just remember to make reservations for each night, first thing every morning. We absolutely loved the coffee house and it was our first stop every morning as well as our last stop every night. All in all, a fabulous resort and our favourite Caribbean country so far! Read less