St. James’s Club Antigua All Inclusive
What We Love
- Rooms have private terraces or balconies
- Pretty beach
- A long list of water sports
What To Know
- Super-laid-back vibe without the formalities or attitude of other Caribbean islands
- Long pants and a collared shirt are required for men in hotel restaurants at night; ripped jeans and bathing suits are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Caribbean nautical. The navy, sky-blue and white color scheme contrasts with sand-colored walls and terra-cotta floors in the guestrooms. Tropical floral pillows, shell wall art and sunset-hued paintings lend an almost kitschy beach vibe to the common areas.
Bed and Bath
All rooms have private terraces or balconies, fridges and coffeemakers. They’re distributed among villas and two-story buildings with roofs the same emerald-green as the surrounding lush vegetation. Bathrooms are understated, with separate showers and tubs.
Tan locals in breezy linens and tennis whites down cold Wadadli, the well-known island beer. Tourists stroll along the beachfront, snorkel in one hand and a sun hat in the other. Antigua is about as laid-back as you can get, and St. James’s Club lives up to that spirit with an easygoing vibe, four casual restaurants, four pools and some of the best water activities in the islands. St. James’s is an ideal choice for families, with a free kids club and items such as PB&J on the menu. Guests can also spot the occasional megayacht docking at the hotel’s marina.
How to Get There
St. James has become our favorite vacation destination.
Traveled to many Caribbean locations and this one keeps calling us back.
Beautiful warm water on two different beaches.
Superb dive shop on the resort, Mamora Bay Divers.
Great food/service and wonderful rooms.
Originally due to stay at Verandah but changed to St James Club. Lovely setting. Only just opened because of the Sargassum Seaweed problem. It was quiet on the resort as it has just opened and they are working hard, painting everything on site, pruning the coconut trees etc., and the staff are a credit to the management. Every one of the staff we came across in all areas were very pleasant. Very little seaweed on Coco beach and nothing on Mamora. Food on the beach a bit limited but Fish was wonderful. Restaurants were all good. Pizzas at 11/11 the BEST.
After being switched from this hotel to the Verandah and then back all within a few months we were very happy with this hotel. They upgraded us to a 2 bedroom villa right off of of the beach on the bay side. It was absolutely perfect and more room then we needed. This hotel just reopened a few days before we got there due to the seaweed issue. We stayed from Sept. 29, 2018 - Oct. 6, 2018. This was our 6 yr old sons first beach vacation and he loved it. We did not go to the ocean side as the water seemed a little rough and there was still some lingering seaweed around. We spent most of the time on the bay side. The waters on the bay are calm and the water turned clearer each day. The staff at the water sports area were super helpful and friendly. The pools were on the small side. My wife and I had a vowel renewal ceremony to celebrate our 9th Wedding Anniversary and the staff and location were excellent. The staff throughout the hotel were hands done the best staff I have had the pleasure to be around. I can not say enough good things about all of them. Since the hotel was not crowded the dining options were somewhat limited. The only complaint I would have for this hotel was the food was just ok (except for Piccolo Mondo, which you have to pay extra for).If the food was a little better I would have given it 5 stars. The only option for breakfast was the newly renovated Rainbow Room. After the second day we were not looking forward to eating there. Almost everything tasted like cinnamon and I could not eat the eggs from the buffet as they were super watery and runny so I had to have them prepared from the grill if I wanted them. The ride from the airport was about 30 minutes and costs $31 one way for up to 4 people by taxi. St. Johns was about 30 minutes away as well and costs $50 round trip for up to 4 people by taxi. This is the place to go if you are looking to get away from the resort. Although it is a little hectic if there is a ship in the prices for gifts and alcohol are much better there. Shirley Heights was about a 10-15 minute ride and is a most to do when staying in Antigua. I believe it costs us $24 for 3 people round trip by taxi.
We recently stayed at the St James from Thursday 27th September - 7th October 2018. The resort had been closed due to the Sargassum seaweed which has been blighting one of the beaches and the Management decided to take the opportunity to do some upgrading of the facilities at this time. They used Docksider Restaurant for all meals and also CoCos and 11-11. Rainbow was being refurbished but this reopened on Sunday 30th and looked lovely. A coffee and cake bar has also been added out at the front of reception and an ice cream bar both of which look gorgeous (my husband says the coffee is fabulous).
We didn’t bother going to the beach where the seaweed had been a problem as our favourite is Mamora Bay. The water sports are great here and apart from the hobby cats, wind surfing and kayaks they now have what looks like wind surf boards without a sail but with pedals and a handle so it it is kind of like a bike on the water!
As always though the staff are the biggest asset - Roan, Jo-Ann and Andra in the Jacaranda bar are wonderful and Bobby who seems to be working in which ever bar we go in (has he been cloned and there is really 5 of him??!!!) The water sports guys are great and Alfred who drives up and down the beach delivering drinks is a joy and made us laugh every day. Martine the events guy was brilliant!
All in all we had a fabulous time and look forward to returning - hats off to Rob Barrett and his team, you are doing a wonderful job!!
St James's Club was closed for three months while Mamora Bay was swamped by Sargassum seaweed. It reopened just over a week ago after a day by day fight to remove the seaweed.
This was a vicious act of nature and I must take my hat off to the owner and the management on their efforts to get the resort up and running again. Mother Nature takes no account of flight and hotel bookings but St. James's have done their very best to make good.
They have taken advantage of the closure and have done a lot of other upgrade work.
A gold star to Rob Barrett and his team.