St. James's Club Resort & Villas - All Inclusive

4 stars
Mamora Bay, St. John's,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
8 reviews
Excellent!

Stayed here with spouse and teenaged daughter in August 2014 for a week. Accommodation in... See full review

  • Mister VA
  • Aug 17, 2014
St James Vacation

Overall our experience was excellent. But a few areas of potential improvement; 1. Too many buffet... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Feb 20, 2011
St. James's Club & Villas is tucked away on a secluded 100-acre peninsula on the southeastern coast of Antigua. This "all inclusive" resort exudes a casual, club-like ambience that offers travelers a hideaway replete with amenities and activities. With its stunning location and lush with tropical foliage, St. James's Club is located directly on two white-sand beaches, Coco Beach on the Caribbean Sea and calm Mamora Bay.

Guest accommodations offer beautiful water views and ample privacy. It's longstanding reputation for exceptional service from the well-trained staff, makes it a natural choice for pampered couples, families and singles.

Guests seeking diversion beyond the beach and the nearest chaise lounge can enjoy their choice of six swimming pools, four tennis courts, complimentary non-motorized water sports, salon and spa, a fitness center, a deep-sea fishing boat, an 18-slip marina, an Internet caf, and a children's area and a Kids' Club.

Guests staying at St. James Club and Villas all enjoy spacious hotel rooms and suites, indulgently appointed in tropical colors with wicker furnishings and terra cotta floors. Every room has its own private balcony or terrace and is equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, private bath with shower and tub, ceiling fans, a hair dryer, a safe, a direct-dial telephone and a radio-alarm clock.

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St. James's Club Resort & Villas - All Inclusive Rooms

Club Room
These guestrooms have partial Oceanview, triditionally ground floor and include an airy floor plan with either a private patio or terrace
Premium Room
These guestrooms, usually upper floor, include airy floor plan with floor to ceiling sliding doors opening onto private seafacing balcony.
Beachfront Room
These guest rooms are directly on Co-Co Beach. Ground floor with private patio and upper floor with balcony.
Royal Suite
Newest accommodations all with king bed only. Bayfront suites with full bath, not suitable for childen

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Restaurant
Services
Childcare Service
Tour desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Museum of Antigua: 10 mi
  • St. John's Cathedral: 10.4 mi
  • Fort James: 11.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Jacaranda Room is available for your private meeting functions.

Dining

Piccolo Mondo
The Piccolo Mondo is the resort's fine dining restaurant. Its sequestered hillside setting is complemented by breathtaking bay views and creative cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Deep fried calamari, fresh lobster and grilled beef tenderloin can all feature on the menu here, the international specialties complemented by choice desserts and fresh coffee. (This restaurant has a surcharge and reservations required.)
Jacaranda Bar
Evening cocktail bar and dance floor open 6pm - 1am
Reef Deck Bar
Adjacent to the main pool for cool tropical drinks and sodas. Open 10am - 6pm.
'Coco's'
A more casual dining experience, its informal seafaring theme enhanced by lovely views over the palm-fringed Atlantic shoreline. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the creative buffet presentations are enhanced by a la carte selections, and weekly Karaoke shows and crab racing events contribute to the lively, easy-going ambience.
The Docksider
Distinguished by its alfresco setting on the edge of Mamora Bay, The Docksider, generally regarded as the hotel's most romantic dining venue. Traditionally only open after dark, guests can enjoy favorites such as fish kebabs and sirloin steaks, with specialty dishes like freshly-caught lobster and prime beef tenderloin are also offered.
Mamora Bar
Beachside snack bar located on Mamora Bay serving cold beers, fresh drinks and hot burgers. Open daily 10am - 5pm.
Rainbow Garden
The 'Rainbow Garden' is the main restaurant, open every day for breakfast and lunch, as well as selected evenings for dinner. An airy and spacious dining room, set amidst the resort's tropical gardens, the tables on its terrace offering views over the poolside terrace. From generous buffets showcasing fresh seafood to a la carte choices featuring prime steaks, guests can anticipate memorable evenings here, Mondays particularly popular for the international buffets and live calypso music.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for St. James's Club Resort & Villas - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.5

38% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mister VA
Business
Vienna, VA
Aug 17, 2014

Excellent!

Stayed here with spouse and teenaged daughter in August 2014 for a week. Accommodation in beachfront room (upper level) was excellent. Food was excellent also. The place has two beaches -- the beachfront rooms are on a fairly windy beach but the breeze keeps things cool. The bayside beach is much calmer with an offshore breeze, but also much hotter. Plenty of non-motorized boats to takes out and plenty of beach chairs. Very relaxing stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NOCD
Business
NY, NY
Mar 30, 2014

NIce, but not luxury

The location is lovely and the rooms (Royal suites) large and comfy. The food is VERY average and the service ranges from charming and efficient to downright inexcusably rude and slow. We spent a fortune and expected more luxury and attention, but that said, if you can get it at the discounted price that many others seemed to, then it would be perfectly plausible.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ocean Mama
Business
New York, NY, USA
May 17, 2012

Beach Critic

If you are looking for soft sandy beaches and crystal clear water, this isn't the place for you. The bay side of the hotel is what you would expect... a murky bay. Not enjoyable, many people complaining of jelly fish stings. The ocean side has a strong current and is consistently strewn with black seaweed. Food is okay for buffet style. Overall not impressed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ocean Mama
Business
New York, NY, USA
Apr 23, 2012

Not what I was hoping for...

We have been to each end of the Caribbean, so the color and feel of the sand and the clarity of the ocean really matter us. When we arrived at the St. James Club, it seemed outdated. The rooms were bit 80's, cracked ceiling, if-y air conditioner... but worst of all was the bed. If you have a bad back, please bring your own mattress support because you'll need it. While I was ok with the room, all that matter to me was dipping my toes in the warm ocean. The ocean side of the resort has a very strong current (also very choppy) and is full of non-stop seaweed. If you have young kids like myself you will opt for the bay side. The bay side is.. well a bay. Though it has some brown sand, the further you go into the bay the muddier the bottom. Don't expect to snorkel or find any exotic fish on the bay side. The water is only clear until about 6 feet in... then very murky. As far as the food and service, I was happier with that. The main style of food is buffet, which again with small children and picky eaters makes meal time much more manageable. The food itself is good, not great. But above what is to be expected of buffet style food. They also make a point to switch of the style/theme of food every day which is nice. Overall I would not return to the resort. When I make the effort of traveling 4+ hours with kids under the age of 2, I dream of crystal clear waters and white powder sand... not so much a murky bay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lizlle
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mar 5, 2012

50 th B'Day

Its not Ritz in service. Very poor activities desk. We wanted to go snorkeling and were willing to pay for private tour as well but only answer we got was that none is available. We tried three times over two days but got the same answer. Very rudimentary water activities available in Mamora Bay. Excellent resort for folks in 80's. we even saw an elderly person yell at a family for being too loud who has just checked in and were having few drinks on the Coco's Bar. Do not waste time here if interested in water sports.We were upgraded to a villa which is basically a condo!! and too far away from the main building and restaurants etc. We needed a cozy room with wet bar. Should be three star

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

All inclusive is a must at this resort.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 20, 2011

St James Vacation

Overall our experience was excellent. But a few areas of potential improvement; 1. Too many buffet style meals. I know many people just want to eat quantity, but a buffet is always a compromise on quality. 2. The fitness room, while good, could be better. It needs eliptical trainers. Newer bike machines. Also the treadmills, though good were badly placed. Why not have them face the ocean or at least put in TVs? No one wants to stare at a wall. Need a better intro session with someone who describes the way to make the most of the facilities. That said, the watersports were great. Staff friendly and generally very helpfull. The location devine. The room well beyond our expectation. The pools and drinks fabulous. Piccolo Mondo worth the extra (we dined there twice). I'd love to go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St. Louis, MO. USA
May 12, 2009

Beautiful place, good value.

I needed a room for myself and my nephew after a week of sailing around Antigua and Barbuda. The St. James Club was reasonably priced and provided a great place to wind down after an exciting week on the windy and high seas. I relished the long hot show and the time lounging by the pool drinking refreshing rum drinks and watching the other travelers. The grounds were well kept and beautiful, although the road to the hotel is full of pot holes and stirred a lot of criticism from the warm and friendly taxi driver, [...]. The staff was all very engaging and seemed generally interested in meeting the needs of the guest. I felt the hotel was safe but the doors and locks seemed a bit flimsy to me although a safe was in the room for valuables. Don't miss taking about a half mile walk out the front gate to the nearby Hideaway restaurant which was delightful. All in all it was a very good experience and a good value for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Don't miss the view from Shirley Heights. It requires a $20 taxi ride from the St. James Club. The view was outstanding,and it was one of the prettiest places I have seen in the Caribbean. The restaurant at Shirley Heights was good and they have a party with steel band every Sunday night. Try to get there to see the sunset.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indianapolis, IN
Sep 7, 2008

Not a great beach

If you are looking for a classic Caribbean beach, this is not it. The Atlantic side was only okay and was infested by jellyfish so not swimmable. Had no A/C in room for 5 days, manager slow to move me to another room Not close to any activities

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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