St James's Club, Morgan Bay

St Lucia, Caribbean

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 7044 reviews

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

  • Children's Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Babysitting service
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling

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.

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 7044 reviews

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Feb 18, 2019 Massc0 Hanover, Massachusetts

Mini bar is not stocked, bottled water is not included all cost extra. Beer is a local brew (Piton) that is awfull. They advertise premium alcohol? It is all local and second rate not up to American standards. The food was poor at best, the buffet lacked variety and always cold the only good HOT meal we got was at the Tree Top Italian restaurant… Read more
Mini bar is not stocked, bottled water is not included all cost extra. Beer is a local brew (Piton) that is awfull. They advertise premium alcohol? It is all local and second rate not up to American standards. The food was poor at best, the buffet lacked variety and always cold the only good HOT meal we got was at the Tree Top Italian restaurant and the eggs cooked to order from the flat top at breakfast. We payed $35.00 each extra to eat in the Le Jardin steak/ French restaurant. I ordered steak. They tried twice to get it to the correct temp RARE. The first was well well done the second was medium and like chewing the sole of your shoe. I didn't eat that night. We were a large group and there for the Supr Bowl, one of the largest sporting events on the planet. At two in the afternoon on Super Bowl Sunday they had no clue what they were going to do as far as showing the game for their guests. AI asked SHARON the front desk manager if the Super Bowl could be shown in the conference center? She stated that " It was rented and all the contracts were signed". I checked the conference car pre game and three times on commercial breaks while the game was on. EMPTY all of the time. Sharon blaintly lied to us. We ended up watching the game in this dank dark crowed outside TV room with two tiny televisions with poor sound. Tours, The folks at the travel excursion desk sell you tours that they do not have then try to change your agreed times and dates to dates that no one else wanted. They sucked! The hotel was was used ad abused and in need of serious updating. The rooms and bathrooms were circa 1980. The hotel buildings were built on the side of a large hill/ volcano. Anyone with mobility issues would have difficulty navigating the property. Note: They do offer golf cart rides around the property ( tips are encouraged). The bar staff are useless and do everything and anything they can to not wait on you. We have been to many all- inclusive hotels in the Caribbean and this place is at the bottom of our list and will never return. JK Quincy Ma Read less
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Feb 18, 2019 TopLuddite Maidenhead, United Kingdom

There’s no doubt about it St James’s Club Morgan Bay is a great resort. So why only a rating of 4 and not 5 you ask? Well quite simply there are a few things that need tweaking to get to a 5. The biggest thing is the restaurant booking system. It simply does not work. There are 4 restaurants were tables can be reserved but there’s a ridiculous… Read more
There’s no doubt about it St James’s Club Morgan Bay is a great resort. So why only a rating of 4 and not 5 you ask? Well quite simply there are a few things that need tweaking to get to a 5. The biggest thing is the restaurant booking system. It simply does not work. There are 4 restaurants were tables can be reserved but there’s a ridiculous manual process which means you have to queue up at 8am each day to eat at one of the four. I know it’s to do with trying to let all guests have an opportunity to eat at the restaurant (hence only being able to reserve ahead once in a 7 night stay) but there must be a better way of doing it than this rather laborious process. The booking system is not helped much by the fact that one restaurant is closed 2 night a week (excluding beach party might, in which all restaurants, apart from pizza one, are closed). The Palms restaurant (no booking) is the overflow restaurant when you can’t get in the other 4 - great buffet and a different theme each evening. It seems to cater for most tastes. Le Jardin is the fine dining restaurant and there’s a supplement to eat there. In my view it’s worth it as the food and service is great! Rooms are comfortable and we had no issues during stay. There’s a great safe beach for swimming and water sports and 3 pools (a family one, an adults only one, and the main lagoon pool). Read less
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Feb 18, 2019 bluestang British Columbia, Canada

This is an older resort but don't let that put you off it is one of the best we have been too. The rooms are a little older and the property is hilly and they tend to hose you on the exchange rate so bring some ECD$ or US$ (the rate at the hotel is $1US= $1.70ECD, the actual rate is $1US=$2.06ECD). And wifi is only in the sunset bar or the lobby… Read more
This is an older resort but don't let that put you off it is one of the best we have been too. The rooms are a little older and the property is hilly and they tend to hose you on the exchange rate so bring some ECD$ or US$ (the rate at the hotel is $1US= $1.70ECD, the actual rate is $1US=$2.06ECD). And wifi is only in the sunset bar or the lobby which was fine with us. That's about it for cons though. Pros however are many: The grounds and the beach are very nice with lots of lounge chairs at the beach and pools. The service is quite good including beach servers. The food is very good, so good we didn't even bother with the a la cartes opting for the buffet which changes each day. The ribs are to die for and the seafood very good. Don't miss the Wednesday night beach party the food and entertainment is excellent at it. Once again incredible ribs and fantastic gymnasts and stilt walkers. Nightly entertainment in the sunset bar is mostly from the island and excellent. Sunset from the hillside pool and bar is a must do. A huge plus for us was all beach activities are included except for jet skis, all you have to do is sign up and they take care of you. We didn't water ski but we did banana boat, wow tube, kayak, paddle board and hobiecat. We had never been on a sailboat before so we signed up for the free lessons and Aloysius took us out and showed us what to do. When we were ready to solo Aloysius and Bob whom had been teaching our friends the same shadowed us in another hobiecat for a trip around a small island and back making sure we were good and encouraging us on the way. Aloysius was amazing as he was able to teach me to sail, something we'll never forget and hopefully do more of. Kaysha in the buffet was possibly the best server we have ever had anywhere. And Sharma in the sunset lounge kept us in drinks and entertained with her singing and dancing as she served us. As for excursions go see JJ at the water sports and sign up for the Joy Cat it is an excellent value $80US and a great way to see the island. Care full of the rum punch on the return trip though. Would we go back? IN A HEART BEAT! Read less
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Feb 18, 2019 hollisp2014 Westampton, New Jersey

We were looking for an all inclusive resort in St. Lucia for a reasonable price. St. James Club more than delivered. Here are my impressions and tips. 1. Rooms: clean, bright, comfortable beds, plenty of towels and toiletries, and a mini fridge. We booked directly with the resort and got a better price than the on line websites, and a free… Read more
We were looking for an all inclusive resort in St. Lucia for a reasonable price. St. James Club more than delivered. Here are my impressions and tips. 1. Rooms: clean, bright, comfortable beds, plenty of towels and toiletries, and a mini fridge. We booked directly with the resort and got a better price than the on line websites, and a free upgrade to a room looking right out to the bay. If you have mobility issues, make sure you request a ground level near the pools. There are steps and elevation changes. 2. Food: Think Western Caribbean and British fare. There is a good variety. As I would rate this a three star resort, remember, you won’t get giant prawns or prime cuts of beef included on the menu. If you are a “foodie”, you will be disappointed. The food in the specialty restaurants is noticeably better than the buffet. Three of these restaurants are included in the all inclusive dining. There is a fourth that has a $35.00 per person up-charge. When you arrive, make your dinner reservations ASAP. The first night you must dine at the buffet. After that evening, you are allowed the three included speciality restaurant reservations. The first day there is a brief orientation, try to make your reservations before attending. Once you have your reservations, you can check back on other days to see if anything is available for the evening. There are hot dogs, hamburgers and some buffet items available on the beach, an ice cream man, and a coffee shop with pastries and a few savory items. You won’t go hungry. Drinks are everywhere and such a treat to sample many different cocktails at an all inclusive! 3. Staff: From the housekeepers, to the servers and waterfront employees, everyone was pleasant, helpful and efficient. They are obviously well trained. 4. Beach and pools: lots of chairs, you can find shade, many water sports are included in your package. 5. Don’t miss the beach party on Wednesday nights. Food stations, live music, entertainment, and a bonfire. Great fun. Enjoy your vacation! Read less
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Feb 16, 2019 Shellsown Toronto, Canada

We had a great time, the place was beautiful, the staff were very friendly, food was always fresh. Shout out to Joy (on the beach), he offered great excursions (cheaper than the hotel) and very accommodating. I do have a few constructive criticisms. 1) Provide entertainment, I don't mean the two guys playing instruments and singing or karaoke… Read more
We had a great time, the place was beautiful, the staff were very friendly, food was always fresh. Shout out to Joy (on the beach), he offered great excursions (cheaper than the hotel) and very accommodating. I do have a few constructive criticisms. 1) Provide entertainment, I don't mean the two guys playing instruments and singing or karaoke night, basically the only entertainment was the Wednesday night beach show. 2) Have a real snack bar, the Choc bar is mostly desserts and usually by early evening has little left. You need to offer a 24 hour snack bar with food, hamburgers/hot dogs, fries, pizza, nachos etc. 3) The bar should stay open until st least 1:00, not close at 11:30. I would recommend this resort to people looking for mostly R & R, not for anyone looking for an exciting nightlife. Read less