(Crawley, United Kingdom)
Feb 17, 2024
We visited for 11 nights end of Jan / early Feb, could not fault the facilities or the friendliness of the staff, we had a beach side room overlooking Coco Beach, lovely views first thing in the morning, good variety of food available at the onsite restaurants.
We will definitely return one day.
Antigua’s best family resort
Feb 15, 2024
Wonderful relaxing time as always. Gorgeous resort with such a laidback vibe. We fell in love with this place pre covid and so great to get back. Lovely staff, delicious food with loads of variety. Our happy place for sure! Hope to return soon
St. James Club & Villas-Antugua
Feb 14, 2024
I give St. James Club 4 stars! The staff at the pool bar and main lounge were top Notch! Shout outs to Kriseda, Adio and Karen, our taxi driver!!! The resort was clean, beautiful and had plenty of options for food. We also ventured out of the resort a couple of times and our taxi driver Karen, took us on an excursion around the island to points of interest and her favorite spots. She did not disappoint! The excursion was certainly the highlight of our trip.
The rooms were nicely sized and the view from our balcony was breath taking!
The food was in my opinion was fine. Not terrible, not outstanding. The service was also just fine. Some servers seemed less than pleased to be there, others were really sweet and accommodating.
Early on you figure out that premium liquor is at certain bars, or you have to directly ask for it.
The lagoon beach was my least favorite, the Atlantic beach was beautiful and if you snorkel (included with resort), that is where you want to go.
The island was pretty windy in January (when we went) but I think it helped it not to feel scorching hot. Just know, as a female, that your hair will suffer greatly ;)
One of the things I most appreciated was the lack of peddlers at the resort. The resort allows vendors to sell their items at booths on the lagoon side and they don't hassle you at all. Which makes for really nice leisurely shopping.
If you venture off the property I highly recommend visiting English Harbor and having dinner at Lite and Eze bar and restaurant! Excellent!
Another highlight was the Loose Cannon beach bar!! Do yourself a favor and go there!!
All in all, Antigua is definitely recommended!! Beautiful, safe and plenty of Caribbean flavor!
St. James Club was very nice overall. Enjoy!!
Feb 14, 2024
I have traveled extensively round the Caribbean but never experienced such a terrible hotel as the St. James’s Club in Antigua.
It is tired, very short of staffed for its size. Water problems endless in the bathrooms. Taps all rusty drains dirty, rooms serviced they state every second day, bearing in mind this is supposed to be a four star hotel! Service in restaurants terrible. Food very average. Music very loud at all stations. Beach towels never stocked up. Messages never relayed from department to department. The management have no power to solve any big problems - all reverted to base by email somewhere in Miami - they never answer. It became one huge stressful holiday. We are now thankfully recovering at a beautiful hotel on the island.
Feb 13, 2024
I will start with the positive. The resort and the bay is beautiful with lovely pools and sell kept common areas. The beaches are really nice and having catamarans and paddle boards available was really nice. We did take 2 tours through the hotel (pink jeep island tour and the snorkeling tour) and enjoyed them.
Our room (ocean facing) was tired with light bulbs out (reported to management but not fixed in the week we were there). The food, drinks and service where a real disappointment. While I appreciate that it has been hard to get help since covid this was beyond lack of help. The workers across the board were unhappy and slow to respond to anything. We talked to many people who had been coming to this place for years (time share owners) and said this was by far the worst year they had seen.
This was our first all-inclusive and we left with a bad impression.
If you go you will enjoy the grounds but keep your expectations low beyond that.