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.

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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Feb 27, 2021 Tom B London, United Kingdom

Stayed during Covid in Jan. Low occupancy, but hotel managed it well. On a peninsular with 2 beaches, one facing the sea and one into a protected bay. Choose the sea facing and you'll be away from kids, activities etc. Excellent facilties on site, tennis, picleball, gym, waterspouts. A set menu which varied each night, and food and service very… Read more
Stayed during Covid in Jan. Low occupancy, but hotel managed it well. On a peninsular with 2 beaches, one facing the sea and one into a protected bay. Choose the sea facing and you'll be away from kids, activities etc. Excellent facilties on site, tennis, picleball, gym, waterspouts. A set menu which varied each night, and food and service very good. Choice of several different classes of rooms. Choose Royal Suite if you want more adults only experience. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone, particularly those looking for an active on=property holiday Read less
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Feb 15, 2021 Lynn834 Davenport, Iowa

Our friends have been going for 23 years so we decided to give it a try! This place is paradise! On one side a windy beach! On the other a calm bay with kayaks and hobi cats! We did the all inclusive! Definitely worth the money! Sadino was our server most meals! Our favorite was a private 6 hour boat tour on the Calypso Cat! Where we… Read more
Our friends have been going for 23 years so we decided to give it a try! This place is paradise! On one side a windy beach! On the other a calm bay with kayaks and hobi cats! We did the all inclusive! Definitely worth the money! Sadino was our server most meals! Our favorite was a private 6 hour boat tour on the Calypso Cat! Where we visited multiple bays and beaches. We snorkeled, saw turtles, and starfish! Captain Ernie, Linel, Jump, and crew were amazing! My husband went diving with the dive master twice! We took advantage of the specials at the spa. Seneda was amazing at deep tissue massage! Calvin and Oz would shuttle us in golf carts to our villa. Yes it was different due to COVID and some of the restaurants were closed and an extra fee was added. However we felt very fortunate they were open and we could enjoy their Alice of paradise! They were very strict on masks, hand sanitizer, and all food was served. Read less
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Feb 11, 2021 Shelle89 Dougherty, Iowa

I understand the COVID-19 situation...but for an upscale resort....they did very little to try to make you feel like you were in an upscale resort...I feel we paid full price for a mediocre resort...the area is beautiful and people were pretty nice... but the amenities and food was very limited...on French night...a bacon cheeseburger was on the… Read more
I understand the COVID-19 situation...but for an upscale resort....they did very little to try to make you feel like you were in an upscale resort...I feel we paid full price for a mediocre resort...the area is beautiful and people were pretty nice... but the amenities and food was very limited...on French night...a bacon cheeseburger was on the menu?????? Just not what we paid for....very disappointed Read less
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Feb 3, 2021 Guylian2000 Southampton, United Kingdom

Having stayed here once 10 years ago I was delighted to return in January with a pleasant suprise. The resort has definitely improved, particularly with food. Excellent range of choices e.g vegetarian/vegan ..... delicious food and always friendly staff serving you. I particularly liked the new addition of a coffee shop serving amazing coffee,… Read more
Having stayed here once 10 years ago I was delighted to return in January with a pleasant suprise. The resort has definitely improved, particularly with food. Excellent range of choices e.g vegetarian/vegan ..... delicious food and always friendly staff serving you. I particularly liked the new addition of a coffee shop serving amazing coffee, iced drinks and beautiful cakes. There is a wide range of activities, my favourites including paddle boarding, wind sailing and kayaking which is all free of charge! The rooms are slightly dated however this is made up by the spectacular view from your window, wherever it is on the island. I would like to praise every member of staff for making such an effort during these troubling and difficult times, I was always greeted with a smile and friendliness. In particular Brianna, looked after us every evening, was super friendly and always remembered our drinks order which was such a special touch. Special mention to Neko from the water sports shack, made my stay extra special for me. These people are a real asset to your resort. Read less
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Jan 24, 2021 PopeyeCT Rowayton, Connecticut

We had an amazing relaxing time at the St. James Villa's (timeshare exchange). The property, amenities and staff was all wonderful. We did not do the all inclusive since the villas come with a kitchen and large balconies with bbq. Recommend you rent a car since English Harbor is just a 10 minute drive. The establishment follows strict Covid… Read more
We had an amazing relaxing time at the St. James Villa's (timeshare exchange). The property, amenities and staff was all wonderful. We did not do the all inclusive since the villas come with a kitchen and large balconies with bbq. Recommend you rent a car since English Harbor is just a 10 minute drive. The establishment follows strict Covid protocol and we felt very safe there. Highly recommend. Read less