St James's Club & Villas

At a glance

  • Non-motorised watersports and tuition included
  • Family-friendly resort with loads of facilities
  • Two white-sand beaches on Caribbean and Atlantic Coasts

St James's Club & Villas

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Set between a tranquil bay and the Atlantic Ocean, this relaxing resort offers a great range of activities.

On a private 100-acre peninsula, this peaceful resort offers a choice between the calm waters of lagoon-style Mamora Bay — great for watersports including Hobie Cat sailing and paddleboarding — and breezier Coco Beach on the Atlantic Ocean side. Although St James’s is fairly large, it has an intimate feel and there are plenty of quiet areas you can retreat to within the tropical gardens and pool areas.

Choose from five restaurants offering à la carte and buffet options. The new all-day dining Eleven/11 Restaurant has gorgeous views over Coco’s Beach and, above it, Coco Beach Restaurant & Bar serves up Caribbean-style tapas dishes. The nautical-style Docksider has a weekly Caribbean night, Rainbow Garden offers à la carte evening dining with a buffet plus menu option for breakfast and lunch, and a casual beach grill serves burgers and nachos. Book a table at Piccolo Mondo, where, for a supplement, you can feast on fresh lobster and Mediterranean dishes with a Caribbean twist. Choose from six bars dotted around the resort, including the new Mamora Bay Café built into the treetops, or grab a drink from the beach buggy bar as it passes your sun lounger.

Unwind in a secluded spot by one of the hotel’s romantic gazebos and try non-motorised watersports including stand-up paddleboarding and pedalos, all included along with tuition. Head out on St James’s own catamaran to Green Island for snorkelling and the chance to spot turtles, and hop on the quirky Pink Panther Island Safari to see rocky Devil’s Bridge, former sugar plantation Betty’s Hope and historic Nelson’s Dockyard. Visit Shirley Heights on a Sunday evening for beautiful sunset views accompanied by the rhythm of steel and reggae bands.

Club, Premium and Beachfront Rooms have easy access to the restaurants and kids’ club, and Two Bedroom Villas are perfect for families and groups. Junior Suites are at the southern edge of the resort, with a living area, open-air balcony and sea views. Spacious Royal Suites are located in an adults-only area — these have a sunken lounge between the bedroom and balcony, superb views over Mamora Bay and access to an exclusive bar and small pools.

All Inclusive
For Families

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Key information

In a secluded spot on the tip of a 100-acre private peninsula

Airport transfer time: Approx. 40 minutes from Antigua airport
Rooms: 240

Good to know

Minimum stays apply. Guests aged 16 and over are welcome in Club Rooms and Royal Suites. Guests aged 18 and over are welcome in Exclusive Kuoni Spa Beachfront Rooms. Guests will be able to enjoy Caribbean Choir singing workshops with celebrity vocal coach Mike King in May and/or September 2019.

Accommodation information

240 rooms, suites and villas

Activities

• Treat your body to a full workout at one of the new floatfit®CARIBBEAN aquabase® classes – lunge, squat and stretch on a board floating in the pool or the sea • Book a catamaran tour from the resort’s own marina* • Practice mindfulness and sip cocktails during an 'ink and drink' sunset colouring session with a 'Caribbean Colour Me Calm Club' book of local scenes • Hop on the Pink Panther Island safari tour to get a taste of Antigua • Keep fit and active with the innovative W8 GYM concept, available to use in-room or on the beach with features including video workout featuring Fleur East (launching Summer 2019)

Dining

5 restaurants, beach bar & grill, coffee shop, 6 bars

What's included

All Inclusive • All meals, afternoon tea and all alcoholic and soft drinks by the glass (supplement applies at Piccolo Mondo – subject to change) • Non-motorised watersports • Activities including yoga and Aquasize • Tennis and fitness centre • Supervised kids’ club (4-12 year-olds, plus potty-trained children over 2 years).

*Denotes local charge