St James's Club, Morgan Bay

St Lucia, Caribbean

The hotel

The St James’s Club Morgan Bay encapsulates everything typically Caribbean, boasting a wealth of activities and a great choice of restaurants in a vibrant and refreshingly casual setting. With plenty of great on-site facilities to keep the whole family entertained, the kids' club, four pools, beach games, sailing and water-skiing make for a fun day; and we all know – happy kids equal happy parents! They too are well catered for, with fully equipped gym, daily activities, fitness classes for adults and the Tranquility Body & Soul Spa, you’ll always be spoilt for choice in and around this beautiful ‘Eden of the Caribbean’ island. If you do decide to venture further afield, on your return don’t forget to take advantage of the great selection of distinct restaurants and evening entertainment and of course, the weekly Fete Bor la Mer beach party every Wednesday; which includes local entertainment and traditional dishes, at this lively All Inclusive resort. Then just sit back, relax and embrace the chilled, Caribbean pace of life.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

On a lovely secluded bay beach on the northwest coast of St Lucia, 10 minutes from the capital, Castries. Transfer time from airport: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Hotel information

334 rooms on 4 floors in 12 buildings. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board and some with ceiling fan. Garden View Rooms with a terrace or balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks, including afternoon tea. All local drinks by the glass. Wine with lunch and dinner. Bottled water is not included. All activities and entertainment above unless otherwise stated. Beach towels are included. Reservations are required for all restaurants (except for the buffet restaurants).


Ocean View Rooms with full or partial ocean views from the patio or balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Double Rooms with a balcony or terrace and 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Beachfront Rooms are closest to the beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Oceanview Rooms with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Garden Spa Suites are set on a hillside, overlooking tropical gardens and have 1 king-size bed in the bedroom, sleeping maximum 2 adults. All 1-Bedroom Suites categories have WiFi available at US$10 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change). This room type includes five 45-minute spa treatments per person per week. (Does not include day of arrival or departure, minimum stay 7 nights).

1-Bedroom Ocean View Suites are set on a hillside with sea views from a balcony or patio the entire width of the suite, spacious bedroom with 1 king-size bed and adjoining living room with pull-out sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2 Bedroom Family Suites offer two spacious bedrooms each with private bath, adjoining living room with pull-out sofa bed and two private terraces or balconies spanning the entire width of the suite, sleeping maximum 5 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

Please note: If a rollaway bed is requested as guests do not wish to share a bed, a charge is payable locally at approximately US$25 plus tax, per night, subject to change. Rollaway beds are not permitted in the Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, 1-Bedroom Ocean View Suites or 1-Bedroom Garden Spa Suites.

  • Kids stay free: Up to 2 children, up to and including 11 years stay free when sharing a Garden View, Premium Double, Beach Front, 1-Bedroom Ocean View, Family Suite or 2-Bedroom Suite 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.

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

The wide range of onsite activities makes this hotel a favourite with both families and couples alike

Morgan’s Pier offers dining with a difference, set upon a rustic pier over the Caribbean sea, one of six distinct restaurants on-site

Children will love the kids’ clubs on offer, with plenty of action to keep them entertained

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • 15% off all in-resort spend within the hotel including in the spa, laundry and telephone calls, gift shop purchases and bottled wine or Champagne
  • A bottle of rum on arrival

6 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges, plus the new Choc Bay Café. The main restaurant is The Palms offering a wide variety of dishes buffet style, with changing daily themes including French, barbecue, seafood, Italian, Middle Eastern, Oriental, Indian, Tex-Mex, Mediterranean, Sunday Roast, Caribbean and International themed nights (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Bambou has waterfront views offering contemporary Caribbean Cuisine for dinner with a lunch time menu of lighter meals (dinner reservations required, open for breakfast during peak periods). The relaxed Morgan's Pier is set on its own pier over the water offering seafood and grilled classic dishes (reservations required, open for dinner only). The latest restaurant is the open air Tree Tops serving homemade Italian dishes such as pasta, salads and pizza made in the authentic pizza oven. The Plum Tree Grill's menu offers snacks including burgers and hot dogs. The new addition Choc Bay Café is a relaxed open air cafe to enjoy barista style coffees, speciality teas and homemade cakes all included in the All Inclusive board basis. Le Jardin's fine dining restaurant with an indoor intimate setting (fully air-conditioned) specialising in French/Creole cuisine including steak and lobster (reservations required, US$35pp including tax, payable locally, subject to change). Sunset Lounge (also houses a new adults-only lounge open until 3:00am).

Daily activities for adults. Regular evening entertainment including live floor shows at Fete Bor la Mere. Weekly Caribbean beach party. Varied daily entertainment in the kids’ clubs.

4 swimming pools (two beachfront free-form pools, one with swim-up bar, family pool with slides and shallow wading areas, and secluded hilltop adults-only pool with panoramic views). Newly expanded fitness centre and Hilltop spa* with 8 treatment rooms and hair salon*. Extensive activities list including stretch class, pilates and tai chi to name a few. Windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, Hobie cat sailing, water-skiing and paddle boarding. Volleyball, 4 tennis courts (2 floodlit). Complimentary kids' pilates and cooking classes held Mon-Fri 9:30am-10:30am for ages 4 years and over with expert tuition from the resident pro. Kids' water sports available from 8:30am-5:00pm on the beach for children over the age of 9 years old including, sailing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and peddle boats. Children under the age of 9 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Kids' Club for children aged 2-12 years. Toddlers 2-3 years must be potty trained and able to communicate. Activities include, story time, recycle art, pool paddle and music painting, singalong music and more. Kids' Club for ages 7-12 years, during morning and afternoon sessions. Activities include pirate games scavenger hunt, fun in the pool, nature walks, Calypso dancing, face painting, computer games, arts and crafts and karaoke.

Complimentary WiFi in the lobby and Sunset Lounge, also available at a charge in 1-Bedroom Ocean View Suites and Deluxe Ocean View Rooms. Day Passes available locally* for visiting friends and family. Newly extended gift shop. Room service* available from 12:00-8:00pm. Late check-out available* for either a shower room or to keep your room (subject to availability). Babysitting service*. Columbian Emeralds shop.

Please note: From the 1 Apr ‘20 a Tourism Accommodation Fee will apply. This mandatory fee will be $6 per person (16 years and over) per night (payable locally, subject to change).

5 nights between 22 Feb–20 Dec ’20.

7 nights between 7 Feb-21 Feb '20 and 21 Dec '20-2 Jan '21.

1-Bedroom Garden Spa Suites have 7 night minimum stay at all times.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: St James's Club Morgan Bay requires a security deposit of US$350 upon check-in for incidentals. This can either be paid on Credit card (funds will be held until check-out) or with cash.

Dress code: Cool and casual, relaxed resort and beach attire is welcomed for breakfast and lunch. In the evenings, island appropriate attire such as dresses, trousers or tailored shorts, and collared shirts are preferred. Dinners at Le Jardin Restaurant require casually elegant attire (no cut-offs, short-shorts, or t-shirts). Shoes are required in all restaurants

Please note: Rollaway beds are charged locally at US$25 plus tax per night, subject to change. 

Please note: Restaurants open on rotation.

Please note: This property may be unsuitable for guests with limited mobility as it has hills and several floors with stairs.

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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Mar 22, 2020 559spencere New York City, New York

Great resort. The staff were amazing. Friendly environment. Great place to relax. Highly reccomended.I will be going back. Lots of food and drinks. Plus meeting new people all over the world. The island is beautiful. And seeing other resorts. The JOY excursions are top of the line.Mr.Joy great man.
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Mar 22, 2020 wvfans Mansfield, Texas

I have a very mixed review on this hotel. Overall, the hotel was very nice, the room was spacious, and everything was well maintained. There were a few really big drawbacks that cause me to rate this hotel a 3. The biggest is the food. Overall, the food choices were awful. First is dinner reservations. You cannot make reservations before arrival,… Read more
I have a very mixed review on this hotel. Overall, the hotel was very nice, the room was spacious, and everything was well maintained. There were a few really big drawbacks that cause me to rate this hotel a 3. The biggest is the food. Overall, the food choices were awful. First is dinner reservations. You cannot make reservations before arrival, and upon arrival I attempted to make dinner reservations for the whole visit. The only thing available for 3 people was 9:00 pm every night. With a child, this doesn't work at all. I expressed my frustration with this and was told, that's what it is. So we settled for the buffet every night and most nights my 10 year old son ate bread and only bread. There were no kid friendly food options available. Ever. One night I finally broke down and asked if he could order pasta. We got it, but no one was pleased about having to do so. The final thing that I didn't care for was the 1.5 hour drive to and from the airport. The shuttle service was amazing, but after having such a terrible dining experience, the long, painful drive back to the airport was the final straw that made me realize I will never return. One other note, this hotel is advertised as family friendly. There were very few children at the resort. This hotel is definitely geared toward couples, not families. Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 Steve B Glasgow, United Kingdom

We arrived on 09 March and left on 19th March. This was the biggest resort we have stayed at in the Antilles. Given that it was at 98% occupancy when we arrived we did not feel too crowded and were able to find space. The activities were good. All of the activities staff were good but Lay was a particularly enthusiastic coach, especially in the… Read more
We arrived on 09 March and left on 19th March. This was the biggest resort we have stayed at in the Antilles. Given that it was at 98% occupancy when we arrived we did not feel too crowded and were able to find space. The activities were good. All of the activities staff were good but Lay was a particularly enthusiastic coach, especially in the beach boot camp and Danny helped a Squash player work out some form of Tennis. Thanks to both of them. The food for such a large place was good. Bamboo was generally used for breakfast as we like looking over the sea, the bookable places were OK. One great dinner at Morgans Pier and one not so good. The Palms (buffet) had different hemes each evening and became our preferred place. The rooms were OK,a little tired but you don't spend so much time in them. Facilities were good. Kayaks, Beach and Poll Volleyball were alway fun. For folk with children there looked to be good facilities and a specific set of pools for them and families with a bar etc. Would recommend. It was sort of closing down towards the end with the Covid 19 issues but the staff remained very friendly despite the fact most of them were being played off. Thanks for a good stay. Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 mikecW3074UE

We visited the week of 3/7-3/14. First off let me say that we are seasoned travelers and have been to many all inclusive beach resorts all over the Caribbean and Pacific side. I read many reviews from different websites before I book and I have to say this resort exceeded my expectations, although I do go in with reasonable expectations. Our… Read more
We visited the week of 3/7-3/14. First off let me say that we are seasoned travelers and have been to many all inclusive beach resorts all over the Caribbean and Pacific side. I read many reviews from different websites before I book and I have to say this resort exceeded my expectations, although I do go in with reasonable expectations. Our room number was 1125 and we were very satisfied with the room’s accommodations and was most impressed with our balcony and view. Grounds and views were spectacular and staff was extremely friendly. We are from south Louisiana so we never go on vacation for the food but we do enjoy trying local dishes and for an all inclusive resort we were impressed with the food compared to other all inclusives. The wives really enjoyed Le Jardin, husbands were indifferent for the extra cost of $35pp. Daily activities and water sports were great and nightly entertainment was adequate, beach party is a must do. If I had a complaint it would be with the clarity of the water at the beach, hence the name Choc Bay, but that is not something the resort can control. Views of water and beach were still picturesque. I would not have a problem going back to this resort and would recommend to others. Overall excellent trip even with the stress of the CV. Read less
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Mar 22, 2020 Rmd8844

The Staff was incredibly kind and friendly, the place was very clean. They offered a ton of activities. I would recommend Morgan’s Pier, The Plum Tree Restaurant and Bamboo as the best food options. The Coffee Shop is unbelievably good. The Hilltop bar for sunsets and Red Door was our favorite stopping point. We traveled with 6 adults during the… Read more
The Staff was incredibly kind and friendly, the place was very clean. They offered a ton of activities. I would recommend Morgan’s Pier, The Plum Tree Restaurant and Bamboo as the best food options. The Coffee Shop is unbelievably good. The Hilltop bar for sunsets and Red Door was our favorite stopping point. We traveled with 6 adults during the Coronavirus so it was thinning out with crowds but we were served quickly and able to sign up for everything we wanted to. The club has great activities like water aerobics, yoga and sailing. Highly recommend the Dirty Banana as a cocktail. Joy Tours was unbelievably fun, crew the best! Climbed the Piton and it took 4 hours and VERY strenuous as they say-4/6 of us made it up and I’d say we are in very good shape. Loved the trip and place! Read less