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
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment

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.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here 

  • Honeymooners: receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability) and 10% discount on spa menu and photography packages when staying a minimum of 5 nights.

    Not combinable with free wedding packages.

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, 1 of 6 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, 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).

Daily activities for adults. Regular evening entertainment including live floor shows at Fete Bor la Mere. 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). Windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, Hobie cat sailing, water-skiing and paddle boarding. Volleyball, 4 tennis courts (2 floodlit). Newly expanded Fitness centre and Hilltop spa* with 8 treatment rooms and hair salon* offering a range of treatments including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Extensive activities list including stretch class, pilates and tai chi to name a few. 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. The resort also offers babysitting services within the hotel room for children aged 0-12 years and evening supervision for children aged 4-12 years at an additional cost. All supervised by the resorts experienced staff. Columbian Emeralds shop.

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*.

5 nights between 22 Feb–20 Dec ’18, 3-31 Jan '19 and 1 Mar-20 Dec '19.

7 nights between 21 Dec–2 Jan ’19, 1-28 Feb '19 and 21 Dec '19-2 Jan '20.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good trip but won't be back

Jul 14, 2019 Robin H

As this was to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary we upgraded to a beachfront room. Although we had a view of the sea we couldn't see the beach. Our room was 548 so top floor other side of the pier. Room was clean and well presented so didn't complain. We found the restaurant booking system a little strange and was only able to book three… Read more
As this was to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary we upgraded to a beachfront room. Although we had a view of the sea we couldn't see the beach. Our room was 548 so top floor other side of the pier. Room was clean and well presented so didn't complain. We found the restaurant booking system a little strange and was only able to book three evening meals during our 9 night stay. The rest of the time we had to use the Palms buffet which to be honest, three times a day gets a little boring. We had hoped to book Morgans Pier for our 25th but it was closed for a private function, shame. The resort is very clean and well maintained and most of the staff are friendly. We were told the resort was quiet at the moment as it's not peak season. As most of the sunbeds had towels on them by 07.00 I wouldn't want to be there when it's busy! A cocktail menu at each bar would help you choose or perhaps a daily special. The only special on offer while we were there was an Old Bamboo. We have been to Pineapple Beach on the Island of Antigua which is also owned by Elite Island Resorts several times but thought we would try somewhere different. To be honest I much prefer Antigua. I have to say the guys who look after the watersports are brilliant and had all my three children water sking on the first attempt. Cheers fellas! We renamed the sunset lounge, wifi world! felt really sorry for the entertainers in the evening singing to a load of people on there phones. Get a life! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great all-inclusive resort. Fun beach activities.

Jul 14, 2019 ChicagoTrish_D Chicago, Illinois

Location: North, side of the island on the Caribbean Sea side, 11/2 drive from the airport. We used Hillary Taxi, (hilarytransfersandtours.com) provided excellent service. You can book through the hotel web site. Hotel is on a picturesque bay. Attend the orientation, provides useful information on reserving restaurant and booking excursions. You… Read more
Location: North, side of the island on the Caribbean Sea side, 11/2 drive from the airport. We used Hillary Taxi, (hilarytransfersandtours.com) provided excellent service. You can book through the hotel web site. Hotel is on a picturesque bay. Attend the orientation, provides useful information on reserving restaurant and booking excursions. You can get every type of excursion at the hotel and the prices are competitive. I recommend using the hotel concierge desk. WiFi - limited to lobby and 1 bar. Can get WiFi in some rooms. Service was slow 1-3 Mbs. Food. Multiple restaurants and coffee shop Palms: Main restaurant Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is good, salads, multiple entrees and cheese and deserts. Vegetarian options but did not see any gluten free options. Food has a local flair don't expect it to taste like food you get in US. Service was good. Bambu: Ala Carte dinner only, needs reservations. Food was OK, service was OK. Morgan Pier: Ala Carte dinner only, needs reservations. Food was good, service was good. Tree Top: Pizza Ala Carte dinner only, needs reservations. Food was good, service was good. Kids liked it. Plum: Ala Carte 11 - 5PM, no reservations. Food was good, service was good. Burgers, sandwichs, kid friendly, ice cream, connected to the pool. Kids liked it. Wed Night - Party on the beach, all restaurants are closed. Food is good with live entertainment. Grilled Food on beach: 11 - 5PM, burgers, brisket, hot dogs, fish. good food and service. Le Jardin: Ala carte dinner only costs extra $$. Did not dine at this restaurant. Don't see the point of paying more. Bars: numerous some are adult only areas. Alcohol is bottom shelf. Does not make a difference in mixed drinks. Drink as much or as little as you like. Since this is all inclusive and drinking age is 18, law is not strictly enforced, if you are concerned you will have to watch your minor children. I did not observe any badly behaved drunks. Pools: 4 pools all close by 6PM. Smoking - no restrictions on however, most guests did not smoke and I did not have any issues with the few that did. Gym - well appointed gym with trainer. Yoga, Pilates etc. Tennis - 4 courts Activities - Lots of organized activities. Included kayaking, Hobie craft with free lessons, windsurfing with free lessons, watter skiing with free lessons, banana boat, paddle boat. Snorkel gear. Not much to see while snorkeling. Beach Staff were great. Thanks Rio. Very friendly, engaged the guests. Made you feel welcome. Best part of the stay. The resort was 50 -75% occupied. Had plenty off opportunities to participate in all activities. Rooms - large and clean we had the family suite which was 2 connecting rooms, 2 bath rooms and 2 balconies. Golf cart service is available if you have trouble walking. Guests were from either US or UK. Most adults some teens and younger. Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 paulcM8916SL London, United Kingdom

Our second visit back to St Lucia and St James club , It did not disappoint ! After a break to a different island last year we couldn’t resist going back ! We only had a week this time as we knew the resort and what we wanted to do. Thank you for booking us into a restaurant - tree tops for our first night , repeat guest perks ;) We were in a… Read more
Our second visit back to St Lucia and St James club , It did not disappoint ! After a break to a different island last year we couldn’t resist going back ! We only had a week this time as we knew the resort and what we wanted to do. Thank you for booking us into a restaurant - tree tops for our first night , repeat guest perks ;) We were in a different room in 100 block this time with great views over the resort and amazing sunsets ! Room comfortable , clean and quiet. Some changes to the resort since 2017 for the better , the new bar on the beach “sandpit” is a great little addition and good to get a quick drink when down on the beach. Drinks are better - seem to be more named brands than last time we went - Chairmans reserve always available - both the spiced and the original chairmans and lots of other choice ! Coffee takeaway - good change , although we like to sit in and watch the world go by before breakfast it was a good option that many used to take coffee away. Staff - all great as per last time - All the sports guys doing float fit and aqua aerobics - Pool bar staff were so funny at happy hour - made most of those at 3pm ! Vince who is on the bars recognised us from before :) All the food was great and we went to Morgans pier twice , our favourite :) We also did our two favourite trips again which was of course …. Joys cruise - you can’t fault it ! and Sugar to rum with Storming Norman. I can’t think why we wouldn’t be back again , Already dreaming of another visit ! See you soon ! Read less
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Jul 13, 2019 Ilike2review Bristol, United Kingdom

My teenage son and I spent a week here for a half term holiday. We had been here before about 7 years ago. The place hadn’t really changed with great service and happy staff. We chose to go here again as the first time we had been here we really enjoyed the location, facilities and room. We we not disappointed at all. The food in the buffet… Read more
My teenage son and I spent a week here for a half term holiday. We had been here before about 7 years ago. The place hadn’t really changed with great service and happy staff. We chose to go here again as the first time we had been here we really enjoyed the location, facilities and room. We we not disappointed at all. The food in the buffet restaurant was great, clean and fresh. The drink service to the table was attentive. The free water sports are enjoyable and there’s a wide choice of activities. The beach bbq on the evening was excellent and the entertainment which followed with local dancers was enjoyable to watch. The room did feel a little tired. We upgraded to a suite and this is the newest of the blocks but the room could do with a re paint. We purchased a Wi-fi package and this worked ok. We are off the the sister hotel in October in Antigua and so it will be interesting to see how they compare. We’ve done this hotel twice and would probably try somewhere different next time if we are to revisit this lovely Island. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vacation in a beautiful setting

Jul 13, 2019 Shannon M Oakland, California

Pros: Wow. You never have to get out of the sea with all of the water sports offered on a complimentary basis. From waterskiing to hobie cat sailing to chill paddle boarding, the resort offers tons of opportunities for recreation. Nigel and Kiersten were fantastic in trying to teach me wind surfing. I mean these guys were patient and encouraging… Read more
Pros: Wow. You never have to get out of the sea with all of the water sports offered on a complimentary basis. From waterskiing to hobie cat sailing to chill paddle boarding, the resort offers tons of opportunities for recreation. Nigel and Kiersten were fantastic in trying to teach me wind surfing. I mean these guys were patient and encouraging and everything you want in helping out a, well, um, 40-something woman in a really hard to learn sport. Other awesome staff of note were Jeannique in F&B, Delicia at the gift shop, Jacquelyn, the FOS (who really helped when I realized my flight was booked for the day after I was to check out), Travis in reservations (who ensured I at least had a room that night).... and pretty much all the water sports team. Thanks everyone. Bits of need: the f&b program could really use a bit of a makeover. The restaurant we really enjoyed, Morgan’s Pier, was only available one out of our 8 nights. The buffet really needs some freshening up. Just overall, the food program was not a highlight whatsoever. I was very glad to hear that they will be closing for a bit of a renovation in September as the furnishings and rooms are dated and getting a bit shabby. Even with those slight drawbacks, I will be back and will get up on that wake board, that slalom ski, and will ride the heck out of that windsurfer. Read less