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.

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
  • BizTraveler1999 : Alexandria, Virginia
Horrid service culture

My husband & I stayed at this resort for a week in November with two other couples. It was our 2nd time to Antigua (last time we stayed at The Verandah) and we were looking forward to trying St. James. However, it clearly became evident that this property has an issue with it's corporate culture leading to poor customer service across the resort. Nine out of ten interactions with the staff whether it be ordering a meal, a beverage, having a massage or arranging for water sports were disappointing. We understand not every employee will be a friendly, service orientated individual but when the majority of interactions with staff who are in the hospitality industry are dismissive, rude, or act like you are putting them out, shows there is clearly a corporate culture issue at this resort. The other four travelers we were with experienced the same thing. It definitely put a damper on the enjoyment of our vacation. I would definitely not recommend nor return to St. James and suggest there are many other options in Antigua to try where you will have friendly, service orientated staff that make your vacation enjoyable.

  • Emma H :
perfect to relax

We stayed here as friends who live on the islandn and highly recommend this Hotel. We were collected at the air port by friends and they took us the 30 minute trip to the hotel. As we drove down towards the resort it looked impressive.We checked in rather quickly, and were shown to our room, 137... right by the entrance to the block and i personally found it noisy. This room is just set back from the beech and has a great view. The room is dated, but big and clean. we didn't have any problems with our room apart from it was so close to the entrance of the building. It is however very close to reception and centred to both beaches and the main reception with is handy if you can't walk far. Beaches... they have two, one windy one calm, both beaches have a golf buggy that brings you drinks around as the bars can be a walk.... they are well cleaned and tidy and have plenty of loungers to relax and catch the sun. Beach towels provided daily.I didn't enjoy the snorkelling as found it to be rather merky and there were a lot of sea urchins and sea weed washing on the shore.Food... we loved the food here, every night there was something different and we didn't see the point in booking into the extra one you have to pay for... there are several areas to eat and all offer a great variety. I found that it was mostly catered to the americans with dougnuts and cakes on offer at breakfast... that said there is so much healthy and unhealthy options open to you. The food is good and you will gain a few extra pounds here :)Drink... some local brands on offer and top labels.. the cocktails are yummy and if they didn't know a drink they looked it up and made it for you. Activities... lots to do and see around the hotel, we had a hobby cat and went out on that, we used the canoe and paddle boards too. I did note that they had 8 hobby cats but only used 4 with meant you had to be there at 9am to book a time slot.we hired a jeep at $70 per day and looked this up on google, it was derived to the hotel for us, we went all over the island for the two days we had it, and were able to do everything on our own and see everything at our own leisure, we ventured to rondaview point which you need a jeep for and most defiantly not a car and you'd have to be a very confident driver as its pure rubble and sand and up and down hill........ this beach was lovely and a real gem, it was advised to us by our friends... we went to St Johns and were ale to park easily and venture out. The island is very easy to get around and we used a map we found in one of the magazines in the reception of the hotel. you will have to pay for an Antiguan license too even though they drive on the same side of the road as us and also have right hand drive cars... The roads are very bumpy.we also hired a taxi to take us to english harbour one night wich was $30 return, a little steep given how far it is, Lots in the harbour and some lovely restaurants and we also watched a local band play live one night called sound citzens and it was fab.Sunday nights you need to head to shirly heights where it is the highest point on the island, they have a huge Bbq of local food, bar and live steel drums playing, it was brilliant. If you do decide to eat outside of the Hotel you need to be advised that everything is imported onto the island, making everything very expensive, on our jolly out we stopped by a local very big supermarket and we were shocked at $10 for a diary milk bar ( the sharing one ) doritos were $8 and so on.... so even for simple small items its costly.The staff.. Very well mannered and attentive and very chatty and always so so so polite. The only one who i found to be rude was the very last day checking out and the bell boy was very rude so much so i actually lost my temper which does not open often. I had placed my case away from a big group of people who were together and didn't want my case being mixed up with theres.... he was very rude and demanded i moved my case!Room service & cleaning... room cleaned daily although had to ask twice for sheets to be changed as she hadn't done it even though i had left the card out for her to do it. room service is available but at an extra charge.we booked and payed for a late check out which was really good as we were not flying until late evening.We didn't use the spa or sports / gym as not really our thing, but they were well used by others and the tennis courts always full. There are morning activities in the pool.Overal we had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend staying here, the only thing i feel that the hotel could improve on his updating the rooms and the dining rooms which could do with a lick of paint and facelift.we will be looking to rebook next year and take the family with us as this was a last minute get away fro me and my partner.

  • Olivia-Grace S :
More than amazing

The most beautiful place I have ever been to. This spectacular resort is more than we could have ever wished for. The restaurants were divine. The staff were friendly and very hospitable. The beach and water sports made our day. This is a very special place, thank you.

  • PatnLarry : England
Arguably the best affordable tropical resort in the world

With the exception of the check in (it took us 45 minutes including the wait in the queue) this resort was realisation of the dreamed of tropical paradise. The spacious, palm-tree shaded corner balcony of our first floor beachfront room (324) overlooked a long sandy beach and out across a turquoise sea and was never too hot with the sometimes strong breeze.Set on a 100 acre peninsular with a huge, always tranquil bay on side it is somewhat isolated, but with is stunning beautiful "village" of villas strung along the inside slope of the bay, with its two big beaches, its state of the art fitness room and its tennis courts it is possible never to leave, but we hired a car and went out every morning to explore the island. The roads are full of pot holes and speed bumps and there are almost no road signs, so getting lost id mandatory, but fully compensated for by the lack of traffic and the beauty of the island. The West Coast road from Carlisle Bay to Jolly Harbour is the most beautiful drive imaginable, and Fig Tree Lane through the rain forested hills delighted up more each time we drove it.The three restaurants we ate in were all completely different and the buffet food always good with plenty of choice, and I was able to wear cargo shorts in all of them in the evenings!.It is an "all-inclusive" resort and the tap water is completely safe to drink. The even had Jack Daniels freely available, though they did run out for a couple of days.Beach towels and provided and when we were there sunbeds always available on both beaches and around all three pools.The huge grounds are filled with the most beautiful tropical trees and bushes that give the whole resort a wondrous sense of tranquility. .

  • Ian M : London, United Kingdom
Lovely views

St James Resort is on Mamora beach and 4*. Good rooms, cleanliness, sizeable rooms and facilities including adult pool. Several restaurants and bars including a bar to 2am. All inclusive resort. Enjoy and relax. Out of the way resort but shuttle bus available to St John's the capital.

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
  • 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
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'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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

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.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.