St. James’s Club on Antigua is on a secluded 100-acre peninsula on the island’s southeastern coast, and has a casual, club-like ambience with a reputation for exceptional service. There is a variety of room levels, from the least costly club rooms up to sweeping villas. The resort has six swimming pools, two beaches, a club for children, four upscale restaurants, and is nearby notable locations such as English Harbour, Nelson’s Dockyard, and Shirley Heights. The property is part of the Elite Islands Resorts chain, which on Antigua includes Galley Bay and the Verandah Resort.
All-Inclusive St. James’s Club Rooms
Top-of-the-line digs here are the villages, 1,600-square-foot, two-bedroom affairs ideal for couples, families and groups, open and bright with warm Caribbean tones and terracotta tile floors. The main floor of each villa has an expansive common area. Downstairs, two bedrooms have a separate patio with sliding-glass door entry, and the master suite features a king bed and private bath with shower and soaking tub. The second bedroom has two twin beds and private bath.
The royal suites are the newest category here, with spectacular waterfront views of Mamora Bay, their own check-in area, concierge, bar and two new pools. Suites offer sunken living rooms with marble wet bars, floor-to-ceiling windows, private balcony and more. The suites are roughly 600 square feet in size.
In the guest room category you will find three subcategories: Beachfront rooms have direct access to the beach, white-wicker furnishings and private balcony or terrace; premium rooms are located on the ground or upper floor and have private terrace or balcony with partial ocean view and/or garden view; club rooms have garden views, private balcony or terrace and white-wicker furnishings and terracotta floors.
All-Inclusive St. James’s Club Restaurants and Bars
This resort has four restaurants and an equal number of bars/lounges. They are:
- Rainbow Garden, where breakfast, lunch and dinner are served; it's an airy and spacious room surrounded by a patio and Monday night international buffets are popular. Afternoon tea is served here from 4-5 p.m.
- Coco Beach Restaurant is for casual dining with sea views and a selection of salads, soups, burgers and pasta, and where afternoon tea is also served.
- The Docksider has great views of Mamora Bay and a nautical décor, specializing in Caribbean food with fresh fish. Thursdays are Caribbean Nights with a buffet showcasing specialties from around the region as well as steel-band music, limbo, fire-eating performers and other entertainment.
- Piccolo Mondo has great views with Italian fare such as veal scaloppini Milanese and grilled catch of the day on saffron risotto. For a $35 surcharge, private meals with ocean views can be served.
St. James’s Club Activities
Non-motorized water sports are included here, such as windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling, along with tennis on six championship courses, a fitness center and Kidz Club, for children ages 4-11. Golf is available nearby, at extra cost, as the Cedar Valley Golf Course and the Jolly Harbor Golf Course. There is also a spa on the property where treatments can be booked at extra cost.
St. James’s Club Information
St. James’s Club
Mamora Bay, Antigua
Rates from $490