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
  • Babysitting service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access

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.

  • Booking bonus: book by 28 Feb '20 and save up to 42% on the accommodation cost for travel between 3 Jan–23 Dec '20.

    Any applicable offers have ben calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • 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.

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 Fabulous place!

Jan 27, 2020 Deborah M Quezon City, Philippines

Watching humming birds dart in and out of flowers at breakfast, with the sound of the waves and the sun shining is a great start to the day! Loved it here, such a beautiful place with super staff who are not only very helpful, but they genuinely want their guests to enjoy their stay. We traveled as a group of 4 friends and have been on holiday… Read more
Watching humming birds dart in and out of flowers at breakfast, with the sound of the waves and the sun shining is a great start to the day! Loved it here, such a beautiful place with super staff who are not only very helpful, but they genuinely want their guests to enjoy their stay. We traveled as a group of 4 friends and have been on holiday together many times, to various places, but we all agree that this has been the best holiday ever. So much to do, or not, if you want to laze around soaking up the rays, with a tasty rum punch. Activities very well coordinated. The Party on the Beach was so much fun. Excellent food in the restaurants with a great variety. We certainly will be back! Read less
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Jan 26, 2020 lindavanv39 New Jersey

We were a group of 6 friends that just got back from St. Lucia - We stayed here for 7 nights. We all had oceanview rooms in the 500 building - great location for us. The nightly entertain goes until 11 and although not rowdy or extremely loud, we were glad that we were not able to here it in our rooms. The room was clean and Lucy our housekeeper… Read more
We were a group of 6 friends that just got back from St. Lucia - We stayed here for 7 nights. We all had oceanview rooms in the 500 building - great location for us. The nightly entertain goes until 11 and although not rowdy or extremely loud, we were glad that we were not able to here it in our rooms. The room was clean and Lucy our housekeeper did a great job. The blow-dryer in the room - if you have long or thick hair - bring your own! Also, the air conditioning kept us comfortable, but we would have liked it colder. We had dinner together every night - so we did try all the restaurants. The French restaurant had an up charge of $35 per person - but we all felt it was worth it - absolutely delicious! Bambou was good as well. We all love Tree Tops Italian and the Plum Grill - up behind the tennis courts had delicious lunch. We all agreed that Morgan Pier was a disappointment. The service was not up to the rest of the resort and neither was the food - which is unfortunate , because it really is a wonderful venue. I had breakfast every morning at the Palms - stop in and say hi to Fiona for me - all was very good. We did the water sports and had a blast - Kerson was very patient and took us out twice for sailing lessons. The beach is gorgeous! We only were at the pool a few times - once for Max Monday aqua aerobics (that was it for the week for me)! and then a couple of times at the swim up bar. The adult only pool looked fine, but we only walked up there at night for the wonderful view. Myself and a friend did the Joy tour - my only comment - do it! It was the most fun and we really saw a bit of St. Lucia. They have it down and we were so glad they got us to the mud baths and the waterfall before other tours got there - it was great. There were a couple of little things that could be improved upon - there was tie dye offered one day, but when we got there, we were told we were supposed to bring a white shirt to dye - well, none of us had one, so that was that. Another day there was supposed to be dancing lessons, but that did not happen either. So I guess I would like to have more - non-fitness focused fun. It rained one day and there was really nothing offered - would have like a trivia game or something organized. The biggest draw back to my returning again is the 1 - 1 1/2 hour drive to the airport. Even though we had a driver, the road has tons of switchbacks and it is narrow - not so great if you get motion sickness. I'm told there was a helicopter we could have taken - lol. The staff is wonderful and the resort is beautiful - you will not be disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Relaxing Place to Vacation.

Jan 22, 2020 Minus20Frozen

This is an excellent resort. One of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Lots of options for food and drink. Never felt overcrowded. This is our second time staying here and would stay there again in the future. I would be hesitant to book through Air Canada again. They make you believe you get… Read more
This is an excellent resort. One of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Lots of options for food and drink. Never felt overcrowded. This is our second time staying here and would stay there again in the future. I would be hesitant to book through Air Canada again. They make you believe you get things such as bonus loyalty points and credits for purchases at the resort. Then they pretend they know nothing about it. Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 Mhazzy6 Peterborough, Canada

Travelled to St James Club Morgan Bay January 12-19, 2020. We were a group of 7; 5 adults and 2 kids(4&5). We arrived to the resort around 845pm after about an hours drive from the airport. Check in took some time and we were told dinner service ended at 930pm, so instead of rushing, we went straight to our room for the night. With 2 young kids,… Read more
Travelled to St James Club Morgan Bay January 12-19, 2020. We were a group of 7; 5 adults and 2 kids(4&5). We arrived to the resort around 845pm after about an hours drive from the airport. Check in took some time and we were told dinner service ended at 930pm, so instead of rushing, we went straight to our room for the night. With 2 young kids, we were initially concerned about being given a 3rd floor room in building 200, but we settled in anyways for the night. The entertainment can be quite loud, so that's all we heard until we fell asleep. Beds were comfortable and room was clean. Air conditioning would not go any lower than 20 degrees, which ended up being ok as the week went on. We woke up the next morning to a beautiful ocean view (booked garden view double room). The view was worth having the stairs up to the room. The other adults in our group were given main floor rooms close by and had no complaints. The pools are clean and refreshing. Lots of chairs available by the pools or beach. Towels were available whenever you wanted and as many as you wanted at the green water sports hut. The waves were choppy the first 3 days of our trip (red flag) and there were no water sports as a result, but you could swim at your own risk. The rest of the week, the water was calmer with a yellow flag. Water sports were available, so we tried the hobie cats and banana boat. Both were fun. Others were trying the kayaks, water skiing and pedal boats. The beach was very clean. Never saw any seaweed. Little fish would come up to you if you stood still. The resort is the only one in the stretch, so the beach was rather private and had no merchants selling anything. My biggest disappointment would be the restaurants. 2 adults of our group attempted to book some a la cartes on day 2 of our trip. They were told the only times available were 830-9pm for dinner. They opted to not book and the rest of us didn't bother trying. Due to this, we only utilized 3 restaurants all week. BBQ hut located at the beach was open 11-4 daily and WAS DELICIOUS. Recommend the beef brisket and pork ribs. Kids loved the hot dogs there as well. We went there almost every day and the staff there were very friendly. We did the Palms buffet every day for breakfast and most nights for dinner (depending on what they were serving). We also frequented the Plum tree grill near the kids pool, which was open 11-7. There, the chicken fingers, chicken roti, paninis, hots dogs were all yummy. Across the board, the food was pretty good and had good variety. One thing to watch however is their hamburgers. Anywhere they were served, they were thick and often not cooked fully. We often had to bring them back and get new ones. We ended up not ordering them anymore due to this. They were delicious if cooked fully. There is an ice cream cart at the beach most afternoons. The cafe is open most of the day and has hot and cold drinks, as well as baked goods that change each day. I was always going to see what frozen cheesecake they had as they were delicious. On our 5th day, we had an issue with getting into our room. After a few trips back and forth to reception and calls to maintenance, the issue was resolved a few hours later. Another adult in our group had a water leak in their room and was promptly provided a new room for the remainder of the stay. The size of the resort is optimal in my opinion. Not much of a walk to most spots in the resort. Only ventured up the the adult section once and the view is beautiful. There is a smaller adult pool there with a bar. I believe those hotel rooms must all have ocean view. The whole island is very hilly, so the result also has some hills. Walkways are well paved. Some of the stonework around the pools are very slippery, especially after rain. Was consistently reminding my kids to not run. The bars provided plenty of drinks and usually had a special drink on the menu. There was plenty of water jugs available as well. Bathrooms were everywhere and lots of hand sanitizer all over the resort. The nightly entertainment was not like other typical resorts, but more like pub style, with live bands or karaoke. There were a few stray cats around the resort, but they looked clean and healthy. We used the kids club one day and the kids enjoyed it, however did not want to go back. We did the beach party Wednesday night and it was good. Overall, I liked this resort and St.Lucia is definitely my favourite destination so far(compared to Puerta Plata DR and Cayo Santa Maria Cuba). My biggest disappointment was missing out on the a la cartes, especially the Treetops pizzeria, which I felt shouldn't require reservations. Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 Gregory R

We spent 10 days at St. James Club in early January 2020. Our 'Deluxe Oceanview' room in the 1200 building (see the attached resort map photo) was spacious and comfortable. The supplied hair dryer is seriously underpowered, so you may want to bring your own. (There are some outlets in the room that work for Canada/US appliances.) Although there… Read more
We spent 10 days at St. James Club in early January 2020. Our 'Deluxe Oceanview' room in the 1200 building (see the attached resort map photo) was spacious and comfortable. The supplied hair dryer is seriously underpowered, so you may want to bring your own. (There are some outlets in the room that work for Canada/US appliances.) Although there were two chairs on the balcony, I suggest bringing a clothesline for airing and drying wet clothes. There was a mini-fridge, but not stocked, so bring a bottle to fill with your own water throughout the day. A safe is available in the room. Guest rooms: Buildings 1200, 1100, 1000, 900 are all a good hike up a steep hill, so if you are in one of these be ready for a climb. Building 700 is right over the main pool and bar with the evening entertainment, so you'll be listening to the music until 11 PM every night. The most secluded building is 400. Beach: the beach is app. 200 metres long so you can't do long walks like you could in Cuba or Mexico. However, the sand is very nice and descends into the water gradually so swimming is great. There are several palm trees on the beach and plenty of umbrellas so shade isn't hard to find. We had no trouble finding chairs at the beach and the pool at any time of day - this may be because the resort was not full. People don't tend to "claim" chairs with their hats & towels at the break of dawn like other places we've been. Activities: snorkeling, water skiing, kayaks, Hobbie Wave sailboats, paddleboards, paddleboats, tennis are available for free as long as you sign up in advance. We also did lessons for waterskiing and Hobbie Wave - very good instruction. We did the aqua aerobics several times - lots of fun and quite a good workout. The gym was clean, spacious, well equipped and had a staff member there to help with the machines and/or workout technique. Entertainment: No big, professional dancing shows or Michael Jackson impersonators. Each evening there is entertainment in the Sunset Bar and Lounge. Most nights it was 2 people singing with guitars and recorded music. They were all St. Lucians, and generally great entertainers. The crowd was up dancing when the music was lively. Staff: all very professional, helpful, courteous and friendly. Easy to strike up a conversation with them if that's your style. Food: lunch and dinner at the Palms buffet was better than average for a resort. We ate in 3 of the a la carte restaurants (not Le Jardin which cost $35 USD extra). All were very good. Excursions: several options are available to book excursions to Castries, Pitons, Pidgeon Island, etc. We heard very good reviews about Joy's Tours (available at a spot on the beach), but we didn't use them ourselves. Miscellaneous: free WIFI is available in the lobby, Jacaranda Lounge and Sunset Bar and Lounge. You can get WIFI in your room for $10 USD/day, Beach towels were easy to pick up and drop off whenever you want at a few places across the resort. No control on the number you use. Most of the guests (app. 80%?) were over age 50; 15% were 20 - 50, and a very few were kids. This is likely because of the dates we were there. It is a 1.5 hour trip on winding, narrow roads from the Hewanorra International airport. All of the bathrooms were always clean and functioning. Highly recommend this resort for couples, families, groups. Read less