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Welcome to the All-Inclusive St. James's Club & Villas, Antigua's most famous address! This beautiful resort is ideally located on a private, 100-acre peninsula. You will love our two white sand beaches, water sports, tennis, four restaurants, indoor and outdoor bars, beach bar & grill, luxurious spa & salon, freshwater swimming pools, supervised Kids Club, wide array of water sports, Scuba diving, and so much more. One of the Caribbean's most popular all-inclusive resorts. Excellent for couples, honeymooners, families, and friends. Located just minutes from major attractions like English Harbour, Nelson's Dockyard, and the lively Shirley Heights. Our warm and welcoming staff and management team will make your stay wonderful and memorable. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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JeffA wrote a review Mar 16
Orleans, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
Travelling as 2 couples, we arrived late afternoon on a Saturday mid-February. Greeting and registration was quick and easy, the rooms were ready for us right away. Rooms are spacious, we were in the Papaya Building on the ground and second floors. Everything you could want in the rooms, while the fridge only contained water the bathroom was completely equipped with toiletries, towels, hairdryer and double sinks. We had a large tub with rain shower head, while the upstairs room has a giant walk in shower. Room service was every second day, with everything available upon a call to the main desk. Dinner the first night (and all but one other) was at Docksider where we met the incredible Luella! Super friendly, efficient, outgoing and has some moves! She overheard us wishing one of us happy birthday and arranged a dessert with candles and some staff singing all unasked! Terrence, the service manager and Vellie the Maitre'd were both friendly and willing to talk and exchange views. Bartenders at 11-11 and Mamora Bay (Terrence, Vincent and Cressida) deserve special mention as we asked for a drink they had never heard of and off we went to teach them! We did the Pink Panther tour with Shelley who was super informative about the island, history, locations and people. We then booked another excursion through the front desk to St. John's, down the western coastline (gorgeous) to Ffryes Beach, then through the rainforest back to the resort, a great trip with additional cultural and island information. We did Italian night at Rainbow Garden a la carte which was fine, it is promoted as a fine dining type meal, but there were some improvements possible in the service which we discussed with Terrence, as we are experienced Sandals travelers. The food was very good though. We ate the rest of the dinners at Docksider, the various theme nights were varied and there were a lot of options for everyone, and they never ran out! If you like seafood, you will be happy here! Coco's we discovered too late, right on the beach and the menu was varied enough and the staff would and did combine whatever you wanted, included warning me about the hot sauce (unnecessary). Douglas at the beach sports centre was professional and friendly, we were on Hobie Cats every day and the protected bay was a great spot to zip around. There are 2 ping pong tables and a pool table outside but covered which were a lot of fun, and there were many activities listed to do each day at various spots on the resort. All staff were excellent; walking on the beach or anywhere anytime on the resort we were always greeted with a hello or good evening which was amazing! I have mentioned a few names, special callout to Luella who made our dinners special and full of laughter, DJ, Devina and Diana likewise at Docksider. Cressida making her special at Mamora Bay, Shelly and Karen on our tours, Douglas at the Beach Sports. This was a great trip and an excellent way to back on track after the various COVID restrictions, they almost had to make me leave at gunpoint and the odds of us going back are very high!
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Date of stay: February 2023
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Aimee M wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom69 contributions36 helpful votes
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The good - everywhere is extremely clean and well kept. The grounds are vibrant and neat and there is no litter or mess. Empty glasses and used towels are collected quickly. Room was cleaned every other day with new towels and linens provided. - The views are stunning and can be seen from most bars and restaurants as well. As it was low season, we were always seated at breakfast or dinner with a beautiful view of the ocean. - Staff are on the whole friendly and helpful. Our shower handle broke and after a call to reception was immediately replaced with a new one. We were always served food or drink relatively quickly but again I don’t know if this was due to a low capacity of guests. - Food was of a consistently good standard and variation. We personally enjoyed the buzz of the Docksider for evening meals and despite being a buffet, were impressed at how good the food was. The two themed meals we had at rainbow restaurant were slightly less satisfying but on the whole not bad. 11-11 restaurant is more casual and mostly provided good food, however it did vary - one day would be thin crust pizza and the next big deep pan. Breakfast was especially good, with a plethora of choices to suit any need and servers happy to fulfill any request. - The availability and variety of alcohol was good - great options of cocktails and my husband was very happy at the free pouring of spirits without a measure!Glasses could sometimes be mismatched but champagne was always served in a large flute, which was nice. - The excursions offered are great and the tour lady was very helpful in explaining and giving recommendations. The pink panther tour was a highlight - there was nothing our driver Gabby didn’t know about the island and the locations we visited and it was amazing to see and learn about the culture of the island. The refreshments were a nice touch too. We also did the stingray city tour which included visiting the tortoise sanctuary, which was an experience of a life time and again highly recommended. Although not booked through the hotel, a visit to Shirley heights on a Sunday night for bbq food and steel band and reggae music was also a personal highlight - the front desk were happy to arrange a taxi for us there and back. Taxis felt very safe and the drivers would happily arrange a time to collect you to come back to the resort. - The entertainment provided was great, whether it was a singer or band at the Docksider or karaoke at the jacaranda lounge. However, most things do end by 10pm. This suited us fine, as we just started the day earlier and went to bed earlier than perhaps on other holidays. - The variation of activities is good too, it is easy enough to go out on a pedalo or kayak on Mamora bay, and the option of so many pools and both beaches meant we never felt restless or bored. As we went out of season there was always ample sunbeds close to the pool or beach and you never felt crowded or close to anyone else. We enjoyed playing pickleball on the courts and attended the gym, which was clean and had a lot of machines. - The entire resort and island felt extremely safe. We happily left our things on the sun beds to go for lunch, and driving around the island either in a taxi or on an excursion felt safe. - In august, the weather was up and down - sometimes overcast but still warm enough to lay outside. It did rain on occasion but this mostly only lasted 5-10 minutes, and was mostly at night. It was rather windy, but we appreciated this as it meant we never felt too overheated. The sea and pools were always warm. - I saw lots of previous mentions of the seaweed on cocos beach - this definitely is a shame, but we never felt it hampered our holiday and we still loved this beach, perhaps even more than Mamora bay. It did sometimes smell a bit but never to the point of repulsion. The guys are up extremely early to attempt to clean the beach the best they can, and one end (closer to the 11-11 restaurant) was usually clear and able to walk on the clean white sand to get into the sea for a swim. - The flora and fauna on the resort were beautiful, as well as the animals. We spotted the odd mongoose sneaking around, took snorkels to see the varieties of fish swimming about, as well as a beautiful variety of birds. These do fly in the restaurants but we didn’t personally feel it a nuisance. We were also extremely lucky to witness a female turtle nesting on the beach when we walked back from dinner one night, which is a moment I will never forget! The bad - despite so many good points, I do not think the resort is worth the money that I paid. I do not regret our choice to stay at St James Club, and would come again, however the tourist levy’s you pay at the end of the stay for each night is a cost we hadn’t thought we would have to add to an all inclusive holiday. I would have preferred these to already be included when you originally book, it is not a nice feeling to check out and have to pay fees of a few hundred dollars when you have already paid for your holiday. - As well as this, I do not feel picolo mondo restaurant is worth the extra money you pay. The food was good, but of no difference to food in the other restaurants, and the setting didn’t feel any more particularly special. Our waiter Mario was amazing, and the singer Ariana who sang whilst you eat was great, but I personally wouldn’t recommend paying extra money to attend. Tips - we changed up a few hundred pound into Eastern Caribbean dollars, however most of the excursions or Shirley heights or the taxis were priced in US dollars. They accepted EC dollars, but had to calculate the rate. - If staying as a couple if possible, I’d recommend a room in the pineapple block closest to the 11-11 end. We never smelt the seaweed, had a beautiful view of the beach (which often did not have the seaweed when the other end did) and found it handy being near the stairs to get towels from the pool or a drink from the restaurant - We found eating breakfast or dinner slightly earlier, close to when they first opened, meant you always got a good seat with a view and never had to queue for food. - You are able to get a drink from the bar and take it wherever you like, so we sometimes took a night cap back to the room to enjoy on the balcony.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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corme2 wrote a review Mar 12
UK190 contributions90 helpful votes
Nice resort, lovely white sandy beach, set in a bay but such a shame about the sargassum, which meant we couldn't go into the sea. Also sad to see the impact on the sealife. The staff did their best to clear it up. The room was lovely. We stayed in the royal suites. The pools were ok. The restaurants had a great choice of food for breakfast and lunch. The vegetarian options were limited in the evenings, in some cases to salad or vegetables, which isn't ideal when you've paid the same as everyone else. We went to the sister hotels which were fabulous and made use of their facilities and we did a selection of boat trips from the hotel which were great. The staff in the restaurants were helpful and courteous. The communication regarding the sargassum and alternative plans for each day could have been much better. It was quite chaotic trying to find out what was going on, and we were told different things which resulted in missing some of the alternative trips
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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msvmrm2018 wrote a review Mar 10
Milton, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
The resort is a lovely spot for a quiet getaway. The food quality is excellent, particularly in the Rainbow Garden, but you do need to reserve a table early in the day for the next evening. Service at the restaurants can be a little slow but being on vacation with nowhere to go, it didn't really bother us. The buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner are plentiful and very good. Regarding the complaints I've read here about no daily bottled water in the room - REALLY? It is true that 2 bottles are provided on the first day, but there is fresh ice water available in large dispenser at all bars and restaurants. Too far to walk? REALLY? Wow, I'm not sure what some people are looking for but it was no more than a 5 minute walk to fresh water. The resort has a desalination/filtration plant on site; there is no need for bottled water. There was never an issue getting a tennis court or pickle ball court, but yes, you may need to be a little flexible as they are fairly well used by guests. The staff are very pleasant and extremely polite. The sargassum is a problem that the resort tries hard to keep up with, but it is an uphill and unpredictable battle with Mother Nature. The water sports were not available when we were there (March 2-9) which was disappointing but beyond the resort's control. This resort, like many others in the Caribbean will be at the mercy of Mother Nature, so it may be wise to consider resorts on the west side of the islands as these are not subject to the sargassum being pushed in by the currents. All in all, we had a very enjoyable stay; thank you to everyone at St James Club for a wonderful week away.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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CaribbeanTherapy wrote a review Mar 9
Ontario, Canada74 contributions10 helpful votes
I’m echoing an earlier review of this resort when I say I really liked the resort. We stayed in a Royal suite (worth the upgrade $) and the room was huge with a nice balcony view of Marmora Bay. The food was delicious; make sure you book ahead for specialty nights at the Rainbow. The staff were friendly and the service excellent. However, the beach was closed for our entire stay due to seaweed. I realize this is not the resort’s fault, but who wants to go on a beach vacation where you can’t use the beach? This is a common problem for all east coast based resorts in the Caribbean. And the seaweed smells as it dries, so very disappointing for our first experience on Antigua. They did offer shuttles to their sister resorts where the situation was better, but not ideal. There was limited booking, and it’s about a half hour drive each way. It was good of them to offer this service. We normally go to Barbados but decided on Antigua due to a late booking. We were pleasantly surprised by the modernized airport (actual gates as opposed to tarmac in Barbados) and the level of service at the resort. The people we encountered were friendly and we would definitely return to Antigua; but we’ll be a lot more wary of the seaweed situation when choosing where to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Richard L wrote a review Mar 8
Arnold, Maryland82 contributions66 helpful votes
Very disappointed. The service is terrible. Although it is an all inclusive there are no drinks or snacks in the room. Can only get drinks at meals at bars. Provide two bottles of water but you then pay for any more. Filtered water is available but you have to walk awhile to find some. Food and beverage service is slow. One bartender at the pool bar even at peak times. Waited 20 minutes at dinner to order drinks. You have to make dinner reservations for the zRainbow Garden the day before which means you can’t eat there your first two nights since they don’t take reservations before arrival. All inclusive only includes two white and two red wines and one beer and it wasn’t even the local beer. The cafe was generally low on options and at least twice had nothing but coffee/tea. No pastries left. Had to leave early for a dive so went to the 24 hour cafe to get something to eat but they didn’t have anything. Surprised only option for ice cream is at some dinners. Most all inclusives have ice cream. Wanted to play pickleball. Was told they were reserved. For an hour they were empty and then the staff played. Guests couldn’t play because the activities staff were playing. The entertainment has been good with several options in the evening who want music. The excursion desk has limited options and hours. Hard to reserve tours when they close at 3:30. The dive center is closed though the resort doesn’t reflect that on the website and they don’t help you book with other dive shops. There is excessive sargassum (smelly seaweed) on the beach. Not there fault and they try to clean up as they can. Offered a shuttle to their sister resort for a day or two but wouldn’t provide after that so no going in the water at their beach. Clean beaches were on the other side of the island. Rooms are fine but only cleaned every other day. Twice asked for extra towels but took several calls and hours to arrive. Overall a total lack of service. Very disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Megan S wrote a review Mar 6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Outdated and lacking. No swim up bar. They only give you One water bottle in room after that you have to pay for bottles. No snacks or drinks in room. Rooms are old and outdated. Like grandparents style furniture. Seaweed is bad so they are asking you not to swim in beach which is whole reason we are here. No close bars for when on beach. Staff is friendly. Drinks are weak and water down and not the best. Food is ok. They claim no fee hidden resort fees. But when you check in they then tell you there’s two daily fees we are charged. Plus a daily donation to their donation fund. We won’t be returning.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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enileuqcaJ P wrote a review Mar 5
West Sussex51 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed in the Adults Only part of this resort, which is titled 'Royal Suites'. The room was nice with a balcony overlooking Mamora Bay. The bed was lovely. The bathroom huge. The aircon was first class. However we soon became suspicious that the resort was running on half staff when we read the message in our room (information which is now on their website) that the rooms would only be serviced every other day & linen changed every 3rd day (this transpired as only twice in 2 weeks). The publicity states that the suites have 'your very own wet bar' which we took to mean a mini bar which would be refilled. This turned out to be a bottle of sparking wine on arrival and two bottles of water in the fridge! Albeit drinks are plentiful if you go to the bars but don't advertise something & then not provide it. This hotel has one beach on the Atlantic side, which is very windy and another on the calmer Mamora bay. However the whole of the bay suffers from growing seaweed so do not expect a turquoise Caribbean sea. We were there only a few (very windy) days when the sargassa seaweed started to arrive. Do not overlook this, as you will see from the photos it quickly became a major problem and 8 men & 3 tractors/trailer/tipper truck & a mechanical grabber were employed constantly, daily, to try to clear the stuff and were still attempting to do so when we left after 2 weeks, not having made much of an impression. If you were staying in rooms on the Atlantic side then it became impossible to swim in the sea (see photos) unless you wanted to wade through 40 ft of the stuff! Generally the waiting staff were extremely inefficient, causing queues of 10 - 15 mins to form at breakfast & lunch in the main buffet restaurant because they were taking so long to clear tables or re-lay them (not to mention not cleaning the bird poo off the chairs, even when asked to do so). This restaurant offers an a la carte menu in the evenings but again, even when you have to book a time slot, there was the need to queue. It had no atmosphere & was akin to eating in a school hall. The 'A la Carte' restaurant Picolo Mundo offers a served dinner by reservation & has a nicer atmosphere, but the food is the same as offered in the main restaurant, yet you have to pay an additional $37.50 per person for the privilege. On our second visit even the live musician did not turn up (no refund offered). We found we preferred to take a served breakfast at Coco's & served lunch at Eleven/Eleven which overlook the Atlantic and were quieter & our evening meal at the Docksider which served a buffet dinner & had a live band every evening - however, children were allowed in all the restaurants - if you offer an Adults Only area why not an Adults Only restaurant? The Docksider would be ideal for this as it is right beside the Royal Suites. Which brings me to the advertised 'Adults Only' pool, by the Royal Suites bar. It is not big enough to have a decent swim. There is also an adults only plunge pool. In fact of all the 6 pools advertised only one could be called a 'swimming pool'. This is up by the main restaurant, which can be a very windy spot, and was very busy & therefore not somewhere to enjoy a proper swim. It also plays very noisy music & all pool activity classes are held there. All in all we were very disappointed with this, our 5th holiday in Antigua, which did not live up to our previous experience of this lovely island.
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Date of stay: February 2023
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Keep to the west side of the island - the beaches are lovely.
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Wanda T wrote a review Mar 3
Waterford, Canada12 contributions14 helpful votes
The hotel is a bit tired and needs updating. Some of the staff were lovely while others could have cared less. Service was inconsistent in the restaurants. Sometimes difficult to get a refill of water and wine or to get plates removed. The hotel could have staffing issues??? The only evening entertainment was outside the Docksider restaurant. While it was good, the area is very small and not room for many people. Currently there is a terrible problem with Sargassum on one of the beaches at the resort. They were working relentlessly to remove it but barely made a dent. We were in the Royal suits and the Sargassum was coming into that area as well. Locals said it is normally an issue in the summer not this time of year. Oceans warming??? Would we go to Antigua again? Maybe. Would we go to the St. James Club again? Likely not.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hayley W wrote a review Mar 1
Kamloops, Canada33 contributions4 helpful votes
This resort is beautiful. You truly can’t beat the scenery! The ocean on one side is crystal Caribbean (which can be a little more rough) and there is a calmer Bay Area on the other side which is just as lovely. The beaches were beautiful. Drinks always cold. We got the all inclusive package and thankful we did! The rooms were a bit outdated, but beds were comfy and honestly, you don’t spend much time in them! I loved the 24 hr coffee bar, it was such a nice touch. Rainbow Room was lovely for breakfast. Special thanks to Joslin & Dane! They were awesome staff. Thank you St. James!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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$454 - $659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. James Club & Villas
Which popular attractions are close to St. James Club & Villas?
Nearby attractions include Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society (2.9 miles), Half Moon Bay (3.3 miles), and Shirley Heights (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at St. James Club & Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at St. James Club & Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at St. James Club & Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at St. James Club & Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to St. James Club & Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Island Fusion, Colibri, and Incanto Restaurant & Lounge Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at St. James Club & Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does St. James Club & Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, St. James Club & Villas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at St. James Club & Villas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does St. James Club & Villas offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to St. James Club & Villas?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shirley Heights (1.8 miles) and Fort Berkeley (2.2 miles).