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.

Resort fee: There is a resort fee of US $24 per room, per night, payable locally at hotel check-in.

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 Beautiful hotel in fantastic location

Sep 2, 2020 daphneprice51

We had a lovely short stay at this beautiful hotel; the staff were very wlecoming and helpful, the standard of cleanliness was high. Our room opened on to a small private terrace and access to the pool, and the breakfast was very good, and still serving a buffet, even in these 'Covid time.s'
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing holiday before the COVID19 shut down

May 13, 2020 Sally R Redhill

We booked 2 weeks at this resort at the beginning of March with Virgin before all the chaos with COVID19. Flight was great lovely crew. We had private transfer to our resort which took 1 hour 15 minutes. We arrived at the hotel but have to agree with many other reviews, there was queue and the reception staff were not friendly or welcoming, they… Read more
We booked 2 weeks at this resort at the beginning of March with Virgin before all the chaos with COVID19. Flight was great lovely crew. We had private transfer to our resort which took 1 hour 15 minutes. We arrived at the hotel but have to agree with many other reviews, there was queue and the reception staff were not friendly or welcoming, they were in fact rude. We waited in the queue and a nice bar man took our order for drinks, when we got to check in we had drinks in our hand whilst trying to complete registration, not ideal especially after a long flight and transfer. We were pleased with our room 505 which was nice and quiet, right by the beach near Piers Restaurant. We went to the buffet on our first evening but wasn’t impressed, not much selection and what was left was not hot. We joined the queue to book the a la carte restaurants which you can only do once a week. The queue can be long best to go early. We found the Italian very easy to book and actually we really liked it there, was consistent good food and service. Bamboo was a bit hit and miss, Piers restaurant was very good, we didn’t try the French restaurant at an extra cost. We went back to the buffet on one other occasion and it wasn’t that great and still not hot. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and received a bottle of fizz in our room and on our special day, and they decorated our table in the evening which was a nice touch. 💕 The beach is lovely, white sand shallow but murky and not many fish, and it is short there is no where to go, so if you like to take a long walk along the beach to walk your breakfast off you can’t. We did go to the so called supermarket, turn right from outside the hotel only 10 minutes but walking along a very busy road, across the bridge and it is in fact a cash & carry. On the walk back to the hotel we saw some cows walking along the path! Lunch time we preferred Plums, tucked away up the hill, they serve you at your table, the menu was what we liked, lighter options, shame its located at the children’s pool. We loved the staff there and always had great service, just some days there weren’t enough staff to guests. Every Wednesday is BBQ night where all the restaurants close and all staff work very hard at the BBQ. The atmosphere and entertainment was great, but the food wasn’t that nice. Personally I think it would be great to have at least one of the restaurants open so you had a choice. I’m not a lover of having to queue for my food, and there wasn’t enough tables and chairs, so they did allow you to use the tables in Bamboo, some staff were serving drinks to some guests in there but not to everyone. We had great fun on the Hobie cats, they give you a lesson and the guys are really good fun. Ice cream guy on the beach each day 😃 Bamboo restaurant for breakfast has a wonderful sea view & you can watch the hummingbirds wiz in out of the flowers 💕 Coffee shop great as it’s open till late each evening, but the sandwiches are stale .... every day, fridge showed temp 24 degrees. We liked the beach each day so we would get our drinks from the The Sandpit bar, what I did find frustrating was the wait if the all people in front of you ordered cocktails, when all I wanted was 2 glasses of wine. 😕 Evening entertainment could have been better. Red Door late night bar was definitely a nice surprise 🥂 We only did one excursion which we booked with our virgin rep, we went on Catamaran Sail to see Pitons, botanical gardens & volcanoes. Great day out. We also shared a taxis with another couple to Rodney Bay where there are 2 shopping malls, it was nice to get out and see the marina, you don’t need more than a couple of hours there. And we caught the bus back to the hotel which was fun. Lovely holiday but don’t think we would go back, we like to see different places, and although the beach was fabulous the food was a bit hit and miss, my expectations were high due to the price we had paid. Staff that stood out for us was Claudia, smiley Catherine, Ashley, a guy who picked us up on the golf buggy sorry can’t remember his name think began with R he was so much fun, , didn’t see any manager presence while we were there. Read less
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May 2, 2020 Steve_jersey_86 Le Mont Felard, United Kingdom

We had an 11 night stay at St James Club in February and had a wonderful time. We were with wider family and enjoyed all the restaurants. My wife and I went to Le Jardin twice, worth the supplement for a little treat, it’s not Michelin Guide or anything but it’s a nice spot. We also went for a cheese and wine tasting one night, it ended up being a… Read more
We had an 11 night stay at St James Club in February and had a wonderful time. We were with wider family and enjoyed all the restaurants. My wife and I went to Le Jardin twice, worth the supplement for a little treat, it’s not Michelin Guide or anything but it’s a nice spot. We also went for a cheese and wine tasting one night, it ended up being a private one just the two of us with the hotel sommelier. The late night bar was a nice addition to the hotel (and had excellent air con), the beach was nice and there’s a good availability of water sports most of it free apart from Jet Ski but that was worth a small charge. The swim up bar and the sunset pool were the highlights. Staff throughout the hotel were amazing. Tips are to get there early for the beach BBQ to get a seat and also to go on the day trip with Joys Tours. Read less
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Apr 24, 2020 devandrah

We had a reservation to stay may 9 thru 15, we contacted the resort on April 23rd (THEY DID NOT CONTACT US TO TELL US THEY WERE CLOSED) when our tickets were cancelled and they told us they would NOT REFUND OUR MONEY, PREPAID IN FULL TOTALING $6000 for three couples, but that they would hold for a later reservation. This week was the only week… Read more
We had a reservation to stay may 9 thru 15, we contacted the resort on April 23rd (THEY DID NOT CONTACT US TO TELL US THEY WERE CLOSED) when our tickets were cancelled and they told us they would NOT REFUND OUR MONEY, PREPAID IN FULL TOTALING $6000 for three couples, but that they would hold for a later reservation. This week was the only week we could all go, which is irrelevant, because this is an appalling way to do business. I will blow it up all over social media...SHAME ON YOU! Read less
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Apr 15, 2020 worldwidetraveler87 Brooklyn, New York

St. James club / St. Lucia I took my family to the St. James in Antigua 2 years ago,so I decided to try St. Lucia this time. St. Lucia has so many great sights to see. Liked; Staff generally were very friendly and helpful. Beach very well maintained. All kind of boats were available to the guests as well as tube rides and water skiing. Pools… Read more
St. James club / St. Lucia I took my family to the St. James in Antigua 2 years ago,so I decided to try St. Lucia this time. St. Lucia has so many great sights to see. Liked; Staff generally were very friendly and helpful. Beach very well maintained. All kind of boats were available to the guests as well as tube rides and water skiing. Pools were nice, 1 with a swim up bar. The rooms were clean. Beds were very comfortable. The landscaping was very nice. I did enjoy staying here and with the things I disliked, it did not make me want to leave and find a different hotel. I’m just pointing out what I noticed. Disliked; All rooms in general are very far from the lobby, pool and beach. If you needed towels for the beach or pool they only had 1 area completely at the end of the beach to get them. If you had to walk instead of waiting for a ride, the path from the rooms to the beach/ pool is very steep and dangerous. Choice of island beverages and bar itself was far from top shelf. You are also served in very small plastic cups. The food in the main buffet is always available .The other restaurants were definitely better than the buffet however reservations needed to be made which people book from a week in advance limiting your chance to get a reservation for that day or the next. I did not like to deal with a safe key and be responsible not to lose it to use the safe, every hotel by now has a keypad for the safes. I noticed a lot of cats throughout the hotel. If you are in a lower room you can hear water going down the pipes when someone flushes the toilet above you. Guests had no access to any type of computer if needed. Read less