St. James Club
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Rooms a bit dated but it was very clean and fine for our family of 4 especially since we were rarely in the room except to sleep. The food was pretty good and there were several options and different restaurants to choose from. The choices of bar drinks were wonderful and my sons loved being able to order unlimited smoothies or milkshakes since it was all inclusive.There are paddle boards, personal catamaran boats and other water toys for daily use. Each night had a fun little show or theme. My sons loved the magic show and fire show.Most of the staff were very friendly or helpful, some were very laid back and not so eager but it could be a Caribbean culture thing too.I probably would not go again but we are happy that we did try it.
We are finishing up an 8 night stay at the St James Club. My wife and 2 sons (ages 16 and 10) had a wonderful time. We stayed in a privately owned villa (Penguin Villa which we rented through a local real estate broker) which was a 2 bedroom 2 floor villa. It was perfect for a family of 4 with fantastic views of calm Mamora Bay. As others have stated, Mamora Bay is the perfect family beach. Very calm waters allowed for great fun with the included water sports (We did a ton of kayaking, Paddle Boarding, we did not get a chance to sail, but this is a great place to learn). There is no real snorkeling on site (The ocean beach may have some snorkeling, but we spent all of our time on Mamora Bay). There are 4 beautiful tennis courts which my wife and 10 year old played on each day. I had a massage at the Spa and the masseusse was excellent as were the facilities. The gym is very nice, recently renovated. The food is just ok, it is an all inclusive so please go in with realistic expectations. We had not stayed at an AI property in 5 years (We have stayed at AI resorts in Jamaica, Riviera Maya, and Cabo San Lucas). I would say the Spanish AI resorts in Jamaica, DR, Mexico offer more variety and more restaurant options, but we did have good meals. We spent most of our time at Docksiders which is very pretty with open views of Mamora Bay. We only ate once in one of the ala carte restaraunts. There is also another restaraunt that is ala carte, but there is an up charge for that property, so we chose not to go. We did go to StingRay City which we would recommend as a great experience (We did this years ago in Cayman Islands as well). We also did another excusion, Antigua Paddlers which was great fun. We also went off property to enjoy one of the Caribbean side beaches which was very pretty (Darkwood Beach). If you like to rent a car when traveling to the Caribbean, please be warned that this is a very difficult island to drive on as there are practically no signs, GPS do not work well here, and there is the challenge of driving on the left. We have traveled all over the Caribbean and have driven on many islands, but the combination of the roads (poor condition) and lack of signs makes using a Taxi the way to go. The Internet as others have mentioned is not great, and it did go out for almost a full day due to poor weather/rain. We had a great week, but unsure if we would come back as the road conditions were annoying. We would recommend the St James Club for a great family resort and a great introduction to Antigua.
We had a superb trip to St James' over the Christmas break with our two children (4 & 1). We spent 10 days here and did not get bored. Rooms were cleaned daily and were huge (we were in Pineapple block) and although we could not swim on this side of the island it didn't matter because it felt like we had the whole beach to ourselves. I'd seen in some reviews complaints about the staff being rude - this was something that was dispelled almost immediately. Not once did we speak to a rude member of staff - all were friendly and helpful. Food was excellent considering the number of people being catered for, especially the grill in The Docksider. We enjoyed the pools but spent most of our time on Mamora Bay where we always found sun beds, taking trips to the bar to get drinks/looking forward to Alfred coming round on his drinks buggy. It was a perfect holiday.
We stayed with family on the second week of April. It was very relaxing and peaceful. The primary reason we booked this hotel was due to the beach/water. We prefer a beach that has very calm water and this definately had one in Mamora Bay. We have gone to many other all inclusives in the Carribean and just like all resorts this had pros and cons.Pros:------------Mamora Beach was the highlight of this resort for us (relaxing and water activites)Plenty of palapas that don't get reserved very earlyNo towel cards so you can get as many towels as neededFour tennis courts available to use (all day and evening based on reservation)Ping pong tables in shade (at Mamora Bay and pool)Dinner themes changed daily between Docksiders, Rainbow Garden restaurantsOnly a 35 minute drive from airportCons:-----------Food variety could be better for lunch and dinner.Service for drinks (lunch) could be faster No real evening entertainmentThe bottom line is there were more pros than cons, and the Mamora Bay beach was fantastic. We are thinking of returning the following year.
We had heard a lot about this resort and were not disappointed. We booked the holiday through BA as an all inclusive 2 week holiday for our 25th wedding anniversaryWhen we arrived the staff were very welcoming and attentive and dealt with our check in right away and we also had a very nice welcome drink We booked a Poinciana room but on the first night we had a problem with a very annoying knocking noise all night and we got no sleep When we went to the reception next morning to complain they were very apoplectic and once they worked out they could not fix the problem they upgraded us to a reef view room with was very nice and a great viewAll the rooms are quite big and you get a small fridge as wellAs this was booked as all inclusive you actually get a good selection of food and drink With only one restaurant (the italian) that you needed to pay for anything in But that didn't bother us as we were not really bothered about eating italian in Antigua anyway There was a good selection of food in the other restaurants There is always something open for food and in the afternoon when the restaurants are closed there is a beach snack bar that serves burgers and chips Afternoon tea is at 5pm and there is a selection of sandwiches and cakeLocal beer is really nice and we also got a good selection a branded spirits (not just local) to choose fromLike any resort we have been to all over the world you have to buy bottled water The restaurant or bar staff will fill your water bottles up with Iced water at any time with no problems or trouble Its not a huge resort and everything is quite close or a 5-10 minute walk If you have a problem with walking there are beach buggies that can take you anywhere in the resort The staff are all very attentive and polite and nothing was to much trouble for them and the resort was spotless all the time We went on a few excursions to Stringray city and English Harbour and would recommend these to anyone One disappointment for us was the visit to Shirley hight's Lovely view but far to may people there for us to really enjoy the sunset and experience We also took advantage of the spa and were not disappointed It was a very relaxing time There are two beaches on the resortCoco beach and Mamora Bay Both are kept very clean, Coco beach is on the sea front so there is a good breeze but also there is a lot of seaweed They work effortlessly to clean the seaweed everyday but it is on the sea and you will allways get some seaweed There is also no bar on Coco beach which is maybe the only criticism I have for the resortBut they do have a beach buggie that comes around with a limited stock of drinks on board Momora Bay is more sheltered so not a lot of breeze or seaweed and does have a bar for snacks and drinks They also have a beach barbecue and entertainment on a Wednesday on Momora bay beach which is well worth going to We also have never known so may people at any resorts we have been to that go back year after year We have never been back to any resort for a 2nd time before but this was so nice we are planning a trip there again next year That says a lot for us as we have always liked to go to different resorts We would highly recommend St James club in Antigua to anyone
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- 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
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- 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
- 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
- Ceiling fan
- 2 doubles or 1 king bed
- 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
- Similar to above, spacious with 2 doubles or 1 king bed
- Partial ocean view
- Max. occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
- 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
- 1 king bed
- One bedroom suite with separate living room
- Oceanview or bayview
- Max. occupancy 2 adults
For the Kids - Kids 2 to 12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Babysitting service (fee), Kids' menu, Playground, Kids' pool.
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St. James ClubAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
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Mamora Bay, Mamora Bay Antigua
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