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St. James's Club & Villas

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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Parking
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Public wifi
Paid wifi
Paid internet
Internet
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Concierge
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Air conditioning
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Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
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I have been coming to Antigua for several years, twice every year and I am very happy with the improvements they have made in their activities. For one they finally hired a real pilates teacher instead of using a member of their activity crew. Please do not get me wrong those guys in the activities crew are good at teaching stretching (and yes St James we can tell the difference between a stretch class and a yoga class and we prefer yoga over stretch) but for pilates and yoga they needed a real teacher and they finally hired one. We were very pleased with Simonetta the new teacher and were fortunate to have her for both pilates and yoga. She isn't only just easy on the eyes but she's very kind and friendly and shows that she cares that everyone in her class is comfortable. Above all she is a great teacher. I look forward to returning to St James in November.
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Fantastic resort; we were staying in the Presidents Suites which meant a golf buggy took us to a private check in area where were were met by two amazing ladies (apologies, not sure of their names). We were provided with cold towels and offered drinks whilst we checked in before being shown to our room. The room was big, airy and extremely comfortable; the bed was huge and the pillows were really comfortable. Having 2 private pools and bar meant that you never felt crowded! The staff couldn't have been more helpful; everyone was there to attend to your every need. There is a good choice of dining and the water sports were great Would definitely return.
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This was our first time to Antigua as a family of four with adult children. The resort is fairly sprawling with beaches to two sides of a small peninsula with a collection of villas and blocks of rooms and suites. We stayed in the Hibiscus block in double rooms with balconies overlooking the beach. The views were great, the beds huge but the rooms generally felt like they needed updating, especially the bathrooms. We were well located for the restaurants, main pool and reception. The main restaurant is Rainbow where breakfast and lunch is served in buffet style and then several nights a week there are a la carte themed nights. The buffet actually worked better, There is also Dockside restaurant open for themed nights using buffet style format which was probably the best quality food. 11-11 is away from the main areas so is nice for a change and does burgers, pizzas, panini type food. Service can be a bit slow. The new coffee shop is a great addition and open all the time. We also went to Piccolo Mondo which is the resort’s fine dining restaurant where you have to pay a supplement. The restaurant itself is nice and service was excellent but the food did not fully measure up. The seafood and vegetable paellas were far too salty although the calamari was very good and the T-bone steak well cooked but thin. Surprisingly, spirits were all branded and often more expensive than you usually see in all inclusive resorts, measures were generous too. Would have been nice to have a drinks menu ;the staff were happy to make cocktails. We had a vegan and a gluten free intolerant person in our group. This proved quite difficult as staff are not familiar with the concept and we had some issues. You can pre-order meals at guest services 24 hours in advance which we did several times. Even margarine for our vegan needed a form as they did not have any in the resort. Staff are great, really friendly and helpful. It does feel like there could be more management presence, maybe a few photos up, as there is no sense of an overall organisation behind the staff you meet. We used the gym, including classes and the tennis facilities. All were of a high standard. Tennis was more popular than we expected so you do need to book at guest services. In general, the resort did not feel particularly busy so there were no problems with sun beds or using facilities in the most part. It feels relaxed and chilled. If you are looking for nightlife, this isn’t the place for you. The bar can get busy but everything finishes at midnight. It also isn’t very near any other resorts or towns. English harbour is not far but you need a cab or to hire a car, the roads are not great so you need to be a confident driver! We found excursions surprisingly expensive so only did one trip which was a Jeep tour if the island, which was worth doing as took in all the main sights with a well informed guide. There was a big sell to go to Shirley Heights on Sunday but this seems a bit of a tourist trap. St John’s, the capital, is not really worth a special trip either but we did like English Harbour. The hotel does not have an atm or exchange facilities so if you need cash, such as for the taxis, the nearest place is English Harbour. US dollars are widely accepted.
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Bus ride from the airport took around 30 minutes, so the arrival drink and paperwork was a nice chill out for us. The porters brought our bags to the room which was also a great help. Rooms was part ocean view, spacious, well air conditioned and the bed was comfortable, double sinks in bathroom and sufficient bath/shower. Food options at all times of the day were satisfactory, with food to cater for all, even with the 'Docksider grill' open for snack and drinks, very handy to have at this hotel. Watersports, we didn't use, but non motorised kayaks, catamarans etc.. were free for all inclusive guests. Mamora bay is where you will find this, and it was very pleasant there, much less windy than the beach and less seaweed (they worked very hard keeping the seaweed clear for guests, bravo!). The gym was satisfactory, with good equipment and kept clean and cool, tennis courts were very good also. easy to access rackets from guest services. We had a great time visiting Shirley Heights, organised by the hotel. The only issue we had was where we decided to visit Stingray city, which we booked via the guest trips in the lobby area. We decided to take the 0815 pick up which another couple were booked on, to save on the $60 taxi fare. On arriving, the couple we should've shared the taxi with were ushered in to the waiting taxi and shot off. We were then called a separate taxi to take us to the same venue, which all four of us agreed shouldn't have happened. upon challenging this with the hotel, we were told that they could see that we had book the same time (for an obvious reason), but then said there was nothing they could do, and we needlessly paid an extra $30 for a mistake on the hotels behalf. Dining at the eleven-eleven restaurant one evening, we found that it simply wasn't for us. We felt the they were understaffed on this particular evening, with one young man running around helplessly trying to tend to everyone's requests. Food eventually came out around 50 minutes after ordering, and was no more than a small lump of steak, with 4 strips of vegetables and a couple of potatoes. Fairly annoyed, we shot off to the ever reliable '24hr coffee shop'. The coffee shop is a great addition, especially being open 24hr. The cakes are good and the slush drinks are grand. Something that can't be controlled are the mosquitoes. We took out 'Jungle formula' with DEET, but this actually did little. We were recommended by someone to instead fill a small spray bottle with Listerine (other options are available), so there's a tip for those of you mosquito magnets! We visited the on site massage therapists, and what a brilliant idea that was! We requested to be outside on the table which they kindly obliged, and also explained that they cant control the sound of any construction work, people talking or birds tweeting (absolutely fine with us), it was so good, I fell asleep. Brilliant and I would recommend to anyone to visit here. Overall, our stay was brilliant, we we're very happy and looked after by staff. BUT We did find, on occasions, the Americans got served before us, purely from 'tipping'. Obviously, this isn't in British culture, so it never crossed our mind. We did tip staff who we felt had done us well throughout the holiday though, especially the cleaners who did a fantastic job!
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What a fantastic resort! Very friendly staff attending to your every need with a good choice of dining, water sports and site seeing. The visitors are made up predominantly of British and American tourists all after the relaxing environment, clean apartments and sunshine. Temperatures at this time of year remained in the 25-30 degree Celsius range with an occasional shower that brings a welcome coolness with it, but never lasts longer than 20 mins before the sun reappears. The resort is relatively quiet in June, so a perfect time for couples looking for a more quiet, romantic holiday. The apartment style rooms are well laid out and never far from a pool or the beach and the friendly staff will even run you around the resort in their little ‘golf carts’ should you not want to enjoy the walks. Evenings though are beautiful when the sun begins to set and beach parties and bars are available for those wanting to stay up into the early hours. There is even a 24 hour coffee shop with cakes and deserts if the urge to snack on something should be in order. The resort is primarily for couples and families with areas for just adults available should couples want a quieter place to relax from children and families. I went on the all inclusive package and stayed in the Royal suites which were worth the upgrade. The all inclusive was all I needed to be honest and rarely did I spend anything additional (site seeing and a swim with sting-rays!). There is an amazing shopping centre that is part of the group that can take care of any of the comforts you need from home should it be required. All in all a very relaxing slice of paradise!
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PRICE RANGE
$335 - $598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
st. james`s club hotel mamora bay, st james club antigua, st jamess hotel, st jamess resort, st james antigua, st jamess club antigua
LOCATION
CaribbeanAntigua and BarbudaAntiguaSaint Paul ParishMamora Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
280
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