Luxury All Inclusive Resorts in St Lucia
St James Club Antigua Emblem outside Reception
Located on a secluded 100-acre peninsula on the south-eastern coast of Antigua, St James Club is Antigua’s most famous address. It features two stunning white sand beaches, one boasting the Atlantic Ocean and the other the Caribbean Sea. St James’s Club is great for those looking for an all-inclusive retreat surrounded by lush gardens and beautiful beaches.
As part of my work trip to Antigua, I was lucky enough to stay at St James’s Club for a couple of nights and enjoy all the inclusive benefits that guests have access to.
I stayed in one of the new Royal Suites, Room 217 to be precise. My room was incredible, it is the second highest category of room at St James’s Club and this definitely showed. The suite was large with a sunken living room and boasted incredible waterfront views of Mamora Bay Beach from the floor-to-ceiling windows. The décor was tasteful with the king-size bed being really soft and comfortable. The bathroom was one of the highlights as the bathtub was enormous and filled up surprisingly quick. There were two separate showers, one full size and the other ¾ size for those who didn’t want to get their hair wet.
King-size Bed in a Royal Suite
Royal Suites Sunken Living Room
Double Shower Cubicle in a Royal Suite
Royal Suites Over-Sized Bathtub
View from the balcony of Royal Suite
Exterior of the Royal Suites building at dusk
Besides staying in one of the Royal Suites, there are other categories of room available. The order of room category is as follows: Club Room, Premium Room, Beachfront Room, Royal Suites, Two Bedroom Villas and Three Bedroom Villas.
Beachfront Rooms Exterior
Beachfront Room at St James Club
View of Coco Beach in front of the Beachfront Rooms
Two Bedroom Villa Kitchen
Dining Area and Living Room in a Two Bedroom Villa
Master Bedroom in a Two Bedroom Villa
St James Club has five restaurants and four bars. Even though my stay here was short I was able to enjoy the cuisine and dining experiences from some of the restaurants. For breakfast I ate at The Rainbow Garden, which offered an international buffet breakfast in a colonial-Caribbean garden setting. The breakfast buffet offered a great range of food, both cooked and continental.
The Rainbow Garden Restaurant Entrance
The Rainbow Garden Restaurant set up for breakfast
For lunch I ate at Coco’s which is a casual dining restaurant serving a selection of salads, soups, burgers and pastas all day. The burger and chips here was delicious and they served it in a fryer-like tray which I thought was quite unique and an added touch to the casual feel. Coco’s also offered a la carte breakfast which I also ate at, they have a continental buffet selection as well as cooked to order food.
Lunch served at Coco’s Restaurant
For dinner, I ate at Piccolo Mondo’s which is the resort’s signature fine dining restaurant situated on a hill overlooking the Mamora Bay and the resort. The food here was divine and the service was exceptional, paired with the partial open-air feel with the sounds of the tree frogs for ambiance.
Piccolo Mondo Restaurant
Menu Design at Piccolo Mondo
Interior Water Feature at Piccolo Mondo Restaurant
Docksider Bar is situated on Mamora Bay Beach and of an evening features live music, every Thursday evening they have steel-pan performers. The Docksider Restaurant offers waterfront dining with buffets featuring sizzling grilled specialities, and it located next to the Docksider Bar. The other restaurant is the Beach Bar & Grill which was closed for refurbishment when I visited.
Docksider Restaurant Exterior
St James Club features six swimming pools, two of which are adults only pools for Royal Suite guests. At Mamora Bay Beach there are an abundance of complimentary non-motorised water sports. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to partake in any, but they looked great and the Bay was always so calm being on the Caribbean side. Water sports included kayaking, windsurfing, Hobie-cats, snorkelling, paddle boarding as well as water hammocks. At Coco Beach there is a more relaxed feel about it and it tends to be the quieter beach.
Main swimming pool
Adults only plunge pool near the Royal Suites
Water sports at Mamora Bay Beach
Coco Beach at St James Club
The other facilities that St James Club offer is the Kids Club with children’s activities where they go lizard hunting, water aerobics and playing sports. In addition, St James Club has a fitness centre and the Tranquillity Body & Soul Spa which was closed on a Sunday due to low season.
If you are looking to holiday in Antigua and think that St James Club would be perfect for you then enquire with us today. Either fill in one of our enquiry forms or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our friendly team will contact you to discuss your holiday.
Thank you to Elite Island Resorts for hosting my stay here at St James Club.
Thank you to Antigua & Barbuda Tourist Board for a fantastic educational trip.