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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May 23, 2019 Sarah H Devon

My daughter and I have just returned from a week's stay in this resort. We had a really good holiday. Beautiful setting, amazing restaurants, lovely clean room, and the most helpful staff you can imagine! We did a trip to a local garden with Chantelle (great driver!) and Darian ( very good guide.) Mary looked after our room and it was always a… Read more
My daughter and I have just returned from a week's stay in this resort. We had a really good holiday. Beautiful setting, amazing restaurants, lovely clean room, and the most helpful staff you can imagine! We did a trip to a local garden with Chantelle (great driver!) and Darian ( very good guide.) Mary looked after our room and it was always a pleasure to return to it, plus the extremely comfortable beds! Hermanda put up with all our requests for pots of tea, cakes and lattes. We loved the Choc Bay Cafe, and also all the restaurants. Very relaxing and enjoyable holiday! Read less
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May 21, 2019 E325YTwendym

I can honestly say we have had the most amazing holiday. The rooms were beautiful and clean with a lovely big, comfy bed. The choice of food and drink is the best we've ever had at an all inclusive resort. Tons of choice and excellent quality. You certainly won't go hungry. We loved the 3 themed restaurants but didn't visit le jardin as we aren't… Read more
I can honestly say we have had the most amazing holiday. The rooms were beautiful and clean with a lovely big, comfy bed. The choice of food and drink is the best we've ever had at an all inclusive resort. Tons of choice and excellent quality. You certainly won't go hungry. We loved the 3 themed restaurants but didn't visit le jardin as we aren't seafood or steak lovers. Loved the tree top restaurant and the plum tree. Staff are so friendly and helpful and whole resort is spotlessly clean. You can come here and not spend a penny if you don't want to. It's a safe, secure and very friendly place. The wide range of water sports is excellent and although there are no lifeguards at no point did we ever feel unsafe. The staff were constantly watching and out swiftly in the speedboat if any assistance was required. My only recommendation for the garden rooms is to have some type of airer available to use outside to dry wet clothes. We will most definately be back!! Read less
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May 21, 2019 Carm1947 Vero Beach, Florida

I loved it from the moment we arrived. Check in was easy, we were invited to the 9:30 A.M. informational gathering. We were taken to our unit by the most friendliest young man. Everything you want is at your fingertips, only downfall that in certain areas were a little hilly but carts were always available. Entertainment was amazing and fun,… Read more
I loved it from the moment we arrived. Check in was easy, we were invited to the 9:30 A.M. informational gathering. We were taken to our unit by the most friendliest young man. Everything you want is at your fingertips, only downfall that in certain areas were a little hilly but carts were always available. Entertainment was amazing and fun, always some sort of event going on or just relax at the beach, beach is good for swimming but not for snorkeling. Enjoyed the Caribbean cuisine. I would go back again. Read less
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May 21, 2019 Chezza22 London, United Kingdom

Having travelled around the Caribbean previously and been sickness free, I was confident that having finally got to see St Lucia I would be fine. Unfortunately as I sit here on my penultimate day I am ill in bed with an upset stomach which I’ve had since Saturday evening Sunday morning. Missed the Sunday roast and then made the mistake of eating… Read more
Having travelled around the Caribbean previously and been sickness free, I was confident that having finally got to see St Lucia I would be fine. Unfortunately as I sit here on my penultimate day I am ill in bed with an upset stomach which I’ve had since Saturday evening Sunday morning. Missed the Sunday roast and then made the mistake of eating again yesterday! Restaurant staff are great and are supplying dried toast. Not sure what has caused this, I eat different foods to my husband and I go in the pools, he prefers the sea. A disappointment anyway! The hotel is exactly as others have described. The team here are the friendliest we have come across on our travels. The jerk chicken my husband ate at the Bamboo was the best he said he has had. Water skiing was a bonus and my husband has been out each day. Frustrating that whilst leaving a cash deposit instead of card you can’t charge even a packet of crisps to your room!! We are aware that others have been ill as you overhear snippets of conversation as you pass diners. Hotel certainly gets busier at the weekends and attracts more groups of people, proven by that the Bamboo restaurant has only been open for breakfast to cope with demand on the weekend , not so last week and this. The fridge in our room has suddenly started turning itself off which we think is due to a loose wire. Only two UK sockets and I wouldn’t try to unplug the others . Garden rooms could do with an upgrade all round! Such a shame as we have looked forward to this trip for so long! Not seen one manager whilst we have been here if so I would raise this as a concern. Read less
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May 15, 2019 baileyeliz London, Canada

My husband and I, as well as my in-laws stayed at The St. James Club for one week in January and had an amazing time! The map makes the resort look very large but it really isn't! It is the perfect size to walk anywhere very quickly. We were in building 400 which looks far on the map but was only about a 1 minute walk to the main building. We… Read more
My husband and I, as well as my in-laws stayed at The St. James Club for one week in January and had an amazing time! The map makes the resort look very large but it really isn't! It is the perfect size to walk anywhere very quickly. We were in building 400 which looks far on the map but was only about a 1 minute walk to the main building. We booked a garden view room but had a great view of the ocean from our patio which was an awesome surprise! The rooms- a bit outdated but we are used to that in the Caribbean! Beds were comfy and they kept the rooms very clean all week! My only complaint is it would be nice to have more electrical outlets (especially in the bathroom as there were none!) and we were having to unplug the TV or clock to plug in our phones, hair dryers etc. Food- The food was good, there are lots of restaurants to choose from and all the A La Cartes were amazing. I would say the food at the restaurants was better than the buffet, however we did eat at the buffet a couple of times and there was a good selection available. Beach/Pools- The beach was always kept clean, it is a smaller beach but there always seemed to be chairs available. There is a Beach bar and they frequently had an ice cream man there! Sandy bottom and tons of beach activities like paddle boards, kayaks, and paddle boats. My husband saw sea turtles every day! The pools were also very clean and each had a bar. We preferred the upper pool as the Bartender Theresa was amazing! She passed out fruit in the morning, made the best drinks, got everyone amped up for happy hour and was a contagiously happy woman :) She made our stay! Overall we had an amazing stay and still cant get over the beauty of the island. We would definitely come back again! The only thing I would wish for on a return visit would be free WIFI throughout the resort! I know people say to "put your phone away when your on vacation" but its nice to check in with family/children/fur children back home! Read less