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St. James Club

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Our Opinion
A well run 4 star resort with great service and good food. The beachfront suites open right onto a beautiful beach. A good kids club makes this hotel a smart choice for families, but also great for couples as well.

Overview
Set on 40 secluded hectares, this fabulous hotel offers two white sand beaches along with sports facilities including scuba diving and other watersports. Other impressive facilities include the casino, the full-service marina, spa, and complete Universal-equipped gym.
 
Location: On a private peninsula at Mamora Bay, 45 minutes from airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 3John : Flemington, New Jersey
Fabulous vacation

Really loved just about everything about our vacation. Started without a hitch as we were able to easily find a taxi - just as you walk outside the airport you cross the street and there's a taxi stand which you can't miss. Very organized as we were in a A/C van within minutes. Ride was a little bumpy as it took about 35 minutes. Fee was $32 USD for 3 of us. Check in was quick as we walked right up to the reception desk without waiting (maybe too quick as we didn't even have a chance to get a welcome cocktail). We stayed in 2 premium ocean view rooms, which were nice and spacious. Our shower was in a tub that was high and kind of hard to climb into, which wasn't a problem for us, but if you're not very mobile you may want to inquire. Our daughter had an unbelievable view outside her balcony, but our room next to hers (190), was 100% blocked by a palm tree. Not really an issue tho as we didn't spend much time in our rooms. I always like staying at all-inclusives that have stocked fridges, but ours was empty. All in all, though, we were satisfied with our rooms.The two beaches gave you a couple nice options. The Bay side beach was lovely as the water was very calm and pretty. Not good for snorkeling tho as for some reason (since it was so still) it was cloudy. Water sports were fantastic as we used the sailboats, kayaks and surfboards where u paddle standing up. Loads of fun! We spent the majority of our time on this beach as the other beach on the Atlantic side was extremely windy. Drinks were accessible as bars were within walking distance, and if you didn't want to leave your beach chair Alfred drove around in a cart handing out cocktails. Restaurants were pretty good but maybe not as great as other resorts we've been to (we've gotten spoiled). The Dockside where they have nightly buffets was excellent because of the fabulous setting, but with a setting like that I would have preferred to order off the menu. Buffet dinner should be at the Rainbow Garden where they have the buffet breakfast and lunch. Coco's had two restaurants, one casual, which was especially good for lunch, and formal, where we went for dinner one night - they served the meals family style. I would have gone back a second night but my wife and daughter weren't crazy about the menu as it was the same night after night. We never made it to the restaurant where you have to pay a $37 surcharge because for the first time ever I didn't bring long pants, which are required. In summary, tho, the restaurants were fine and food pretty good. Service was good in my opinion, but my wife and daughter thought the men were very charming but some of the woman weren't overly friendly. Grounds were very nice and well kept.Pools were plentiful, but we're not pool people when we go to the Caribbean (since we have a pool in our backyard). We'd stay home if we wanted to swim in a pool. We left the property three times. One day we took a taxi to Long Bay Beach, which was about a 25 minute ride to the Atlantic side of the island. I would definitely recommend it as the beach was lovely. Snorkeling was disappointing tho as the water was cloudy (but beautiful and calm). We also went to Shirley Heights late Sunday afternoon where they have reggae parties (every Sunday). Views up there are spectacular. We had so much fun! Lastly, we took an excursion ($135pp) where we zip lined (7 in all), then were taken to Turner Beach which was on the Caribbean side. Stayed there for 3-4 hours. It was a great day. Some of my comments may seem negative, but we really loved St James Club as the 3 of us had one of the best vacations ever. The day before we left we had a horrible snow storm back home, so we were praying our flight would be cancelled as we didn't want to leave. As I write this review I wish I could turn the calendar back two weeks as I would love nothing more than to be back there. I would definitely recommend this place as you will not regret it.

  • billandlinda1 : Florida
My favorite place to travel

Have been going here for 17 years and look forward each time to our visit. Excellent service and always with a smile. Good food, 6 pools, the bay and the ocean to relax at. We are part of the Vacation Club and stay in a Villa every other year. Feels like home every time we return. Our Villa offers two bedroom, two bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room and two outside decks overlooking Mamora Bay. Situated on a 100 acrea penisula it is a stunning location. There are differnt thems at the resturants each night so it gives everyone a varity for dining. The Docksider Resturant sits on Mamora Bay and is a beautiful place to dine. A different theme each night served buffet style. Also a bar with nightly entertainment if offered at Docksider. Rainbow Garden is near the lobby. Breakfast buffets are served there in the morning and dinners at night. Coco's resturant features local fooe and Coco;s 11-11 is a la cate from a menu. Piccolo Mondo is a beautiful location nestled in the hillside overlooking a tiered pool and Mamora Bay. Dinners are suberb. There are bars offered at the Reef Deck pool, Mamora Bar, Jaccaranda Loung and the Mamora Grill. Also a drink cart comes along the beach. Tea is offered on the Garden Terrace daily 4 - 5 with finger food. You should not leave St. James's hungrey. There is a state of the arts fitness center, tennis courts, water sports, kid and teen clubs. A store in the lobby area features clothes, souveniers, food, etc. Also Colunbia Emerals has a small store on site. Something for everyone and a most enjoyable place to vacation and relax.

  • Joe L : Oakville, Canada
Great location

I just spend a week at the St. James Club in Antigua. It was our first visit to Antigua. Great experience, fantastic location, good food, clean and well looked after rooms and very friendly staff. What more do you want ! Highly recommended

  • Robert S : Saint James, New York
Beautiful Resort on a Wonderful Island - Food & Service need a little help

Welcome to Antigua. We arrived at the airport and took a taxi to the resort. Upon arrival we were welcomed with a packet and our keys. Our keys were on a big wooden block which was cumbersome to carry so we took the keys off the chain. We were staying in Papaya 318. There was drinks on the table if we wanted them. We waited a while until someone finally showed up to take us to our rooms.(Much different welcome than the St James in St Lucia where I felt like I was on Fantasy Island: warm mint towels to wipe away our travel, then rum punches delivered by a waiter and quickly whisked away to our rooms.) Our room was upstairs and beautiful. Nice balcony overlooking the ocean. The only problem I had was that the bed was rock hard and could not sleep very well on it. The maid brought me a feather pillow to help sleep. Walking around the property showed off the beauty of Antigua. Beautiful blue waters but hungry since our flight. We went to Coco's for a late lunch/early dinner. I had the Angus bacon cheeseburger with fries. Best that I had in a long time. Others in our group had the Caesar salad and pizza. This was going to be my favorite place to eat at the resort. It was strange that there was prices next to the food since we paid for the all inclusive. I learned that this was a resort/time share/villa rentals. Interesting.Next day we needed to get wet so we checked out the pools. The adult pool is a 3 tiered pool. Small pools with waterfalls flowing into the 3rd pool. Just above the bar so my group enjoyed this pool. There was Coco's pool. I enjoyed this pool since it overlooked the ocean and was quiet. The third pool was the Rainbow Garden pool by the restaurant. I did not check out the kid's pool.Where to eat?? This is a difficult question. The Rainbow Garden needs reservations for dinner. You must reserve quickly for this restaurant. The have a limited amount of tables. You can get a 7:00 or 8:00 or 9:00 pm seating. They DO NOT TURN over the tables. Only one seating for the evening at each table. I found the breakfast and lunch here satisfactory. The dinner is disappointing. For French Night, I had the onion soup which was tasty but NO cheese on top. That is the best part! For my entree I had Filet Mignon. Back in New York we called the piece of meat I received a skirt steak. (see photos) Very Disappointing. The presenting was cafeteria style. The Docksider restaurant has themed dinners. It is buffet style. I did enjoy the turkey and apple celery stuffing. It was close to my stuffing but I also add raisins (hint). The following theme nighst were a big disappointment. Bollywood night. Had no resemblance to any Indian food I ever ate. The Chinese night also lacking. Chicken chow mein was spaghetti with chunks of chicken in it. The chicken teriyaki was tasty. A slice of chicken with teriyaki sauce on it. If you did not like any of these you could always have the kid's menu: chicken nuggets, fries, meatballs...The biggest problem at the restaurants is the service. If you drink your water do not expect to get it refilled. It was sad to see one of our friend asking others at our table for their water. You could always get drinks, but water, forget about it.Theme night on the beach!! Local food!! Well I went to find: BBQ chicken, jerk chicken, chicken nuggets, pizza, mac & cheese, fries, variety of salads and a large table with different seafood. Sorry I don't eat seafood. I called it McDonald's on the beach. Tables were crammed with chairs in a tiny area. This night both upstairs Coco's and Docksider were closed. I enjoyed dinner at my back up restaurant: lower Coco's. Above Coco's is a dinner restaurant. The menu was never appetizing.Entertainment: really, was there some??? One night there was a magician and a fire thrower. Fun. The only other entertainment was at the Docksider were a band played during dinner. If you don't like cigar smoke get a table further away from the band.Since staying at the St James in St Lucia, this is a beautiful resort but needs help.The food is lacking and not 5 star like their sister resort. The service is poor except on the last night we ate at Coco's. Upstairs Coco's was slow, so the waiter gave us EXCELLENT service. The manager should check out their sister resort in St Lucia which is a 5 star resort. A few little twirks could make this place magical. I can only give this resort 3 1/2 stars.

  • Durhamguy : Durham
Not paradise but still a great resort

After staying at the St James Club in St Lucia I really wanted to stay at the Antigua property as well and was not disappointed. The resort at Mamora Bay is about a 20 to 30 minute drive from the airport and is in a stunning location. I really liked the resort having 2 beaches the smaller Coco's Beach on the Atlantic coast which is a bit more breezy than the larger and sheltered Mamora Bay Beach. Personally I liked both but the Mamora beach has more facilities and is more scenic. We were allocated rooms 103 and 108 the latter looks out onto Coco's beach while room 103 has a poor view both are ground floor rooms in the Hibiscus Block. Rooms however are clean and comfortable, a good double bed, dark wood furniture, tiled floor, small balcony and decent sized modern bathroom. The corridors are a bit worse for wear and in need of decoration.On arrival quite a wait to check in though provided with welcome drinks, staff at the reception desk ranged from the very helpful to the I can't be bothered to help you. Thankfully the latter was only on one occasion and not sure why when I checked in I had to email my confirmation from Expedia to the hotel even though it was all confirmed and paid for.Anyway on the whole staff very good, professional and friendly especially in the Rainbow Garden and the Docksider restaurant less so at the Mamora Beach Grill. A special mention must go to Alfred who serves drinks on the beaches from his buggy. He is an exceptionally warm and friendly gentleman and a real asset to the hotel.Food pretty good nice selection at breakfast the freshly prepared omelettes were always delicious. The Docksider is in a lovely setting and always had a different theme each night such as Mexican, Asian and even British cuisine. Ate once at the Coco's Restaurant which is a lovely setting but a limited menu and we had a long wait for our food which on arrival was exceptionally spicy. The grounds and property is very well maintained Wi-Fi is free in reception and the restaurants but a poor service and chargeable in room. For a relaxing and enjoyable holiday I would certainly return to the St James Club and this beautiful island.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

This hotel is available as both EP (no meals) and All-Inclusive. All-Inclusive includes:
  • 3 meals daily
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 10 am - 1:30 am)
  • Non-motorized water sports: Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics )
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners  
  • Manager's cocktail party.
  • 170 and 72 villas rooms in six 2 and 3-storey buildings
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (International, Italian, Caribbean)
  • 5 bars including Beach bar, Lobby bar, Pool bar
  • Casino
  • Disco (fee)
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • 18-hole golf course 40 minutes away
  • Meeting facilities (fee) 
  • 6 tennis courts (4 lit) on-site
  • Beachwear shop
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Free WiFi in lobby
Club Room inlcudes:
  • A/C
  • Ceiling fan
  • 2 doubles or 1 king bed
  • Phone
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with tub and shower
  • Bathrobes and hair-dryer
  • Balcony or patio with garden view
  • Max. occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
Premium Room:
  • Similar to above, spacious with 2 doubles or 1 king bed
  • Partial ocean view
  • Max. occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
Beachfront:
  • Same as above with 2 queen or 1 king bed
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Beach or ocean view
  • Max. occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
Suite:
  • 1 king bed
  • One bedroom suite with separate living room
  • Oceanview or bayview
  • Max. occupancy 2 adults
Kids Deal - Air and Hotel Package: Kids 2-11 stay free when sharing Club Room, Premium Room or Suite and existing beds with 2 adults. Max 2 kids. For stays in Two Bedroom Villa, first two kids 2-11 stay free but additional kids pay kid's rate. Max 4 kids.

For the Kids - Kids 2 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Babysitting service (fee), Kids' menu, Playground, Kids' pool.
Romance Bonus - Honeymooners receive: bottle of champagne and flowers. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

Wedding Packages - Wedding packages available, please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • St. James Club
    Antigua,Antigua And Barbuda

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St. James's Club & Villas
Mamora Bay, Mamora Bay Antigua

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

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