St. James Club
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Hey Everyone,It’s has been three years since I have been last here at St James. Last time I gave it such great reviews and answered many questions for lots of people who asked. Well after many travels and also Caribbean hopping I decided to come back and see if it is still as wonderful as ever. Guess what!! Yes! Yes! Yes! Food, Rooms, Service phenomenal, views, quiet and yet plenty to do at know expense. Of course excursions are not included lolPlease make this a must on your list of see places
We booked last minute to join our friends for Christmas. Best decision ever! This is a small resort - nothing like the huge resorts we've been to in Mexico. Small means: personalized service, minimal waiting for water sports equipment, ready availability for a la carte restaurants or drinks at bars, etc. The whole resort is easily walkable and very beautiful. The resort has hotel rooms as well as private villas, all beautifully done and very clean. The gym is brand new, large, lots of different equipment and TVs to speed through your work out. The restaurants are all very good. Our fav dinner was Piccolo Mondo, which was an extra charge for Christmas Eve and soooo worth it! Excellent food, fantastic views and Priscilla, our server was so much fun! Our fav lunch spot was Eleven/11 (the hours) which was sit down menu service overlooking the ocean. Great burgers, salads and fries - and milkshakes! The Dockside buffet has a different theme every night and is not your typical "big resort" buffet. The food was fresh, well made, well flavoured with a good balance of local dishes. The alcohol is all international brands and the wines were good as well. Service was consistently good to excellent. Everyone seemed to enjoy their jobs and the guests. Tipping is not expected but very appreciated. We loved Alfred, who had a mobile beach bar on the back of a golf cart! There is the slightly wilder Atlantic Ocean side of the resort, with some waves and good snorkeling. The staff spend a great deal of effort every day removing seaweed that washes up. A short walk across the resort takes you to the very protected Mamora Bay, with an equally beautiful beach and calm waters where the water sports are located. Try the stand up red "scooter rafts" - cross between and elliptical and a paddle board - so much fun! The many pools are beautiful and well kept and not crowded. There are also tennis courts, a kids club and teen club so lots to do for everyone. We did 2 off property excursions - snorkelling on the Carribean Sea side of the island and an island tour. Highly recommend both. The island is very safe, and everyone we met was engaging, knowledgable and interesting. Shirley Heights provided amazing views although we missed the Sunday evening musical festival. Devils Bridge was wildly beautiful and incredibly moving in its history. We loved everything about Antigua and the St. James's Club. We can't wait to come back!
We just came back from a week at the St James Club in Antigua. The room itself was big and clean. We have no complaints about that. In general the workers were friendly and helpful. I did like the morning Pilates, yoga and stretch classes. That's about all we liked. The food was just awful. Yes they had two buffets going. One for breakfast and one for dinner. Breakfast one was edible, dinner one was horrible. Coco's for dinner was the worse food I ever had. Just about everyone that ate there agreed. For breakfast it was ok. The best thing they served was cappuccino. That was the only way you got a hot decent cup of coffee, but you had to ask for it. It wasn't offered. At night their was nothing to do and you are far from St John's. Taxi to there would be $50 and then you had to worry that they would show up to take you back. If I went back to Antigua I would stay closer to St John's. Hopefully it would have more to do. I would also like to comment on the dress code. They emphasize "proper summer casual"! Who wants to go to the Caribbean and have to wear pants and dress shoes(For the men)! Anyway my husband packed them grudgingly. You check in and they talk about proper wear again. Then you go to dinner and men are in shorts and flip flops! Wasted a lot of space packing what he didn't need!
The first trip to this resort was lovely, the food is decent, the rooms are nice, it's a big resort so you can easily find a nice spot to relax on your own or sit at the main pool and enjoy the atmosphere. I really enjoyed the hobbie cats on the beach. Tons of sea weed was washing onto the beaches on are first visit leaving behind an eggy decaying smell. I proposed to my wife at this resort with the intent of coming back to the same spot and getting married. We did indeed return 2 years later and got married, September 2017 bringing along around 42 guests. We were a tad unlucky with the weather as hurricane Erma hit the island....the staff were great in dealing with the situation and Mr Brown in particular was outstanding. I thanked a young lad on reception for his effort over the course of time. His response was "well I should be at home with my family". Shockingly unprofessional to say this to a guestWe were let down a bit, we had expected to be upgraded to a beach front roomor better considering the amount of people we had brought to this resort. I asked a number of times for an upgrade and was told, "we will get back to you". I even offered to pay the difference as I wanted to make this event as special for my wife as possible. My father in law also enquired on a number of occasions. I eventually went to Mr Brown(manager) about this, he said that we had been offered an upgrade multiple times. This was not true. I was also told they didn't have any room available. I was receiving missed responses at best. The head receptionist was rude and inconsitant with her replys, that is when she could be assed to reply. Are friends were put into the executive suite after there room had serious damp problems. Upgraded them...at least they got an upgrade;pOn the wedding day, are wedding planner was barely seen and this made the day very unorangised. The bride didn't know when to come down the aisle or even head to the area we were to be married in. The Groom struggled to get a lift down to the required location. The sax player we had was frankly terrible....my brother had to help him out to get him playing a song for the bride to walk down the aisle.We requested a aisle runner that wasn't in place, we were asked to provide songs for the steel drum band in the evening, they didn't have the list so just did there own thing. But they were good, but a waste of are time in the first place. We had paid for lights to be erected around trees for are evening entertainment, maybe 50% of the lights actually worked......The food was outstanding, and the staff who were there really made it a great occasion. We still had a great time, I just wish they gone out thier way for us more as we brought in nearly £80,000 possibly more, but a lot of money.We got a bottle of champagne I guess...
We spent a wonderful 2 weeks at St James's Club back in October this year, we stayed in the royal suites and were real spoilt, with unlimited nights at the al a carte restaurant, and nothing was to much trouble for the staff. All the restaurants service great food and are happy to adapt to any special requirements. There is a choice of 2 beaches meeting different needs for different people, the hotel and facilities are very clean and tidy and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.we are just about to book our next trip back to St James's Club.
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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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 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.
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 ClubAntigua,Antigua And Barbuda
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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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