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. 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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful surroundings

Apr 1, 2020 brendanb520 Greater London, United Kingdom

Beautiful beaches, beautiful grounds, a lovely setting for a holiday. The Atlantic side beach was a bit windier the the Bay side but still as nice. It’s a shame that we had to visit the St James resort just as the corona virus hit because as the resort was slowly shutting down we missed the scheduled entertainment and cocktail parties, some… Read more
Beautiful beaches, beautiful grounds, a lovely setting for a holiday. The Atlantic side beach was a bit windier the the Bay side but still as nice. It’s a shame that we had to visit the St James resort just as the corona virus hit because as the resort was slowly shutting down we missed the scheduled entertainment and cocktail parties, some restaurants were closed at first and at the end only one per night was open, this was understandable due to the lack of guests at the hotel. That being said I want to praise the attitude of the staff, from the breakfast service in the morning to the restaurant staff in the evening, and in between all of the bar staff and leisure staff especially the water sport guys (and Ashley) these people never let the virus situation affect their enthusiasm or take away their smiles despite knowing that any day the resort would be closing down and they would be possibly laced off for an unknown period. Thank you all for making us feel welcome and looking after us. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful relaxing resort

Mar 26, 2020 wmcgonigle85

We ( 2 70+seniors and one 40ish adult) spent 6 days at the Saint James the beginning of March and enjoyed ourselves. It is approximately a 35-40 minute drive from the airport. The location is somewhat hilly but carts are available to transport you from one location to another. Nothing is further than a five minute walk. The Atlantic side is windy,… Read more
We ( 2 70+seniors and one 40ish adult) spent 6 days at the Saint James the beginning of March and enjoyed ourselves. It is approximately a 35-40 minute drive from the airport. The location is somewhat hilly but carts are available to transport you from one location to another. Nothing is further than a five minute walk. The Atlantic side is windy, especially in the afternoon. The water sports are located on the Mamora Bay side. There is a coffee shop which is open 24 hours and serves good coffee and delicious desserts. JoeAnn always greeted us with a smile and made a great latte. Two restaurants offered breakfast, Coco, a sit down restaurant and The Rainbow Garden, buffet style. Both served delicious food. Lunch was served at either Eleven Eleven(sit down) ,Rainbow Garden(buffet), or the beach hut for burgers and hot dogs on the bayside. For dinner there was a choice of reservations at Coco or Rainbow Garden. The Dockside offers the only buffet option. We enjoyed all the food and there was a good selection. Our daughter was able to select options from a vegan menu which can be obtained from guest relations by ordering a day ahead. Drinks were top shelf offering Johnnie Walker Black Scotch , Grey Goose Vodka and Bombay Sapphire Gin as well as other brands. They were not watered down. As with any resort there are pros and cons. The pros are numerous:, mostly friendly and helpful staff, neither towel cards nor resort ID is required, beach chairs are available all day long (hotel was at 70% capacity), variety of water sports, laid back vibe, pleasant background music, good food quality, well equipped gym with AC and a water dispenser to fill your water bottles with filtered water, non pushy staff at tour desk and no beach staff to annoy you with requests to join activities. Cons: Our room wasn't ready until 2 hours past check-in time. There were no chairside tables on the beach to put your drinks, drink cart on beach comes only occasionally, there aren't any evening theatre performances, free wifi only in main areas unless you want to pay a lot for it in your room even if you are all inclusive. There is no drying rack for wet swimsuits on the balcony. The safe is located on the floor of the closet and may be difficult for some to bend that low. A key and lock mechanism needs to be obtained at check-in to operate the safe and is very inconvenient. There is no free room service. Building maintenance needs to be improved. Our room was facing the beach on the Atlantic side on the second floor in the Pineapple section. It was large and provided plenty of closet space and drawers. There was both AC and a ceiling fan as well as a small refrigerator and coffee pot. Our refrigerator needed to be replaced. Diana at the reception desk made sure the replacement came quickly. Plenty of hot water was available in the very large shower. The balcony was good size with a table and two chairs. When leaving your room, make sure the door lock is in the UP position. If not, your room key will not work. In addition to Diana and Joe Ann, kudos also to Hyacinth at the Rainbow Grill, JUAnn at the bar, Vincent who drove us in one of the carts and taxi driver, Franklin, who drove us to Shirley Heights and English Harbour. We would return to the resort but want to explore some of the other Caribbean islands. Read less
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Mar 25, 2020 kevinoutandabout Wigston, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 2 weeks in March in a Club Garden Room. The resort is spread over a large area so there was plenty of room to relax and enjoy the surroundings - it never felt crowded even in the main areas. Our room was well serviced, spacious and had most items we needed. A comfortable chair in the room would be preferred but not a major… Read more
Stayed here for 2 weeks in March in a Club Garden Room. The resort is spread over a large area so there was plenty of room to relax and enjoy the surroundings - it never felt crowded even in the main areas. Our room was well serviced, spacious and had most items we needed. A comfortable chair in the room would be preferred but not a major issue. Fridge provided but no drinks other than the initial supply of bottled water. WiFi is restricted to main public areas (not the beach areas) only but you could pay extra for WiFi in your room. Getting away from social media etc for a few hours is no hardship though! The resort is set on two beaches - Coco on a wilder side and the quieter Mamora Bay, where water sports and the boat dock are set. Personally we preferred Mamora Bay. Always plenty of space and no hassle getting sun loungers on the beach. Both beaches are served throughout the day by Alfred. in a buggy carrying a good range of cold drinks. Always a welcome sight, he is so happy, friendly and smiley. Of course there are also bars a short walk away if you need them. Five restaurants on the resort, including one that you pay extra for its fine dining experience. In the evening the Docksider provides themed buffet evenings with the others an a la carte service. You have to book for a la carte, apart from Eleven-11 (fusion grill) for which we never had to wait for a table for more than a few minutes (but we are late diners). Food quality and service to a high standard. Most staff were friendly and extremely helpful. The entertainment programme, especially in the evening, would benefit from a central focal point. It tended to be set in different locations (bars/restaurant and outside areas) and it was easy to miss what was going on. From our observation the evening entertainment was poorly supported as a result. Taking account of the negatives not a 5 star rating but more than a 4! We enjoyed our stay here and would certainly return. Read less
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Mar 21, 2020 ValeriHL H Toronto, Canada

I can't say enough great things about this tropical paradise. We arrived just before the COVID19 pandemic broke. Even though we had the stress and anxiety in the background, we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. The resort has everything we needed. Beautiful large rooms (we appreciated the large bathroom and terrace.) Our room overlooked the… Read more
I can't say enough great things about this tropical paradise. We arrived just before the COVID19 pandemic broke. Even though we had the stress and anxiety in the background, we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. The resort has everything we needed. Beautiful large rooms (we appreciated the large bathroom and terrace.) Our room overlooked the ocean and had the breeze. The beaches were stunning! This resort has 2 - one ocean side so you can enjoy the waves and snorkelling ... and one on Marmora Bay which is great for swimming, kayaking, sailing SUPing. The food was delicious. So much variety and we never got bored. The staff are all friendly despite having the health situation in the background. We will be back for sure ... during happier and healthier times. Thank you to everyone at the resort for making us feel safe, cared for and as relaxed as we could be. If you're looking for a place that has it all ... this is it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful location

Mar 21, 2020 katydid111

We just returned from a week at this resort amid all the craziness going on in the world. Let me just say this. With everything going on we could not have been more impressed with the resort and the air canada vacations rep. Apparently one of the restaurants was closed and they cancelled the beach party but otherwise nothing different. The staff… Read more
We just returned from a week at this resort amid all the craziness going on in the world. Let me just say this. With everything going on we could not have been more impressed with the resort and the air canada vacations rep. Apparently one of the restaurants was closed and they cancelled the beach party but otherwise nothing different. The staff diligently cleaned the whole time and the place was spotless. The location is stunning. We had a beachfront room. While it was a bit tired it was more than adequate. The view was spectacular and our daughter played on the beach while we sipped coffee on our deck. The marmora bay beach is amazing for kids. So calm and warm. We saw sea turtles and stingray both from the resort and while kayaking. The other beach was very breezy but beautiful. The staff are wonderful and the quality of food is good. The coffee was awesome at the coffee shop. We cant wait to go back. This was our favourite resort we have visited. Antigua is a special place. Read less