St. James's Club Morgan Bay, St. Lucia

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 7354 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Fabulous place!

    Reviewed by Deborah M(Quezon City, Philippines) on Jan 27, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Watching humming birds dart in and out of flowers at breakfast, with the sound of the waves and the sun shining is a great start to the day! Loved it here, such a beautiful place with super staff who are not only very helpful, but they genuinely want their guests to enjoy their stay. We traveled as a group of 4 friends and have been on holiday together many times, to various places, but we all agree that this has been the best holiday ever. So much to do, or not, if you want to laze around soaking up the rays, with a tasty rum punch. Activities very well coordinated. The Party on the Beach was so much fun. Excellent food in the restaurants with a great variety. We certainly will be back!

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Fun Friends group trip!

    Reviewed by lindavanv39(New Jersey) on Jan 26, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We were a group of 6 friends that just got back from St. Lucia - We stayed here for 7 nights. We all had oceanview rooms in the 500 building - great location for us. The nightly entertain goes until 11 and although not rowdy or extremely loud, we were glad that we were not able to here it in our rooms. The room was clean and Lucy our housekeeper did a great job. The blow-dryer in the room - if you have long or thick hair - bring your own! Also, the air conditioning kept us comfortable, but we would have liked it colder. We had dinner together every night - so we did try all the restaurants. The French restaurant had an up charge of $35 per person - but we all felt it was worth it - absolutely delicious! Bambou was good as well. We all love Tree Tops Italian and the Plum Grill - up behind the tennis courts had delicious lunch. We all agreed that Morgan Pier was a disappointment. The service was not up to the rest of the resort and neither was the food - which is unfortunate , because it really is a wonderful venue. I had breakfast every morning at the Palms - stop in and say hi to Fiona for me - all was very good. We did the water sports and had a blast - Kerson was very patient and took us out twice for sailing lessons. The beach is gorgeous! We only were at the pool a few times - once for Max Monday aqua aerobics (that was it for the week for me)! and then a couple of times at the swim up bar. The adult only pool looked fine, but we only walked up there at night for the wonderful view. Myself and a friend did the Joy tour - my only comment - do it! It was the most fun and we really saw a bit of St. Lucia. They have it down and we were so glad they got us to the mud baths and the waterfall before other tours got there - it was great. There were a couple of little things that could be improved upon - there was tie dye offered one day, but when we got there, we were told we were supposed to bring a white shirt to dye - well, none of us had one, so that was that. Another day there was supposed to be dancing lessons, but that did not happen either. So I guess I would like to have more - non-fitness focused fun. It rained one day and there was really nothing offered - would have like a trivia game or something organized. The biggest draw back to my returning again is the 1 - 1 1/2 hour drive to the airport. Even though we had a driver, the road has tons of switchbacks and it is narrow - not so great if you get motion sickness. I'm told there was a helicopter we could have taken - lol. The staff is wonderful and the resort is beautiful - you will not be disappointed.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-3

    Service

    Service-5

    Very Relaxing Place to Vacation.

    Reviewed by Minus20Frozen() on Jan 22, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is an excellent resort. One of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Lots of options for food and drink. Never felt overcrowded. This is our second time staying here and would stay there again in the future. I would be hesitant to book through Air Canada again. They make you believe you get things such as bonus loyalty points and credits for purchases at the resort. Then they pretend they know nothing about it.

    Individual ratings:

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Family trip to St.Lucia

    Reviewed by Mhazzy6(Peterborough, Canada) on Jan 21, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Travelled to St James Club Morgan Bay January 12-19, 2020. We were a group of 7; 5 adults and 2 kids(4&5). We arrived to the resort around 845pm after about an hours drive from the airport. Check in took some time and we were told dinner service ended at 930pm, so instead of rushing, we went straight to our room for the night. With 2 young kids, we were initially concerned about being given a 3rd floor room in building 200, but we settled in anyways for the night. The entertainment can be quite loud, so that's all we heard until we fell asleep. Beds were comfortable and room was clean. Air conditioning would not go any lower than 20 degrees, which ended up being ok as the week went on. We woke up the next morning to a beautiful ocean view (booked garden view double room). The view was worth having the stairs up to the room. The other adults in our group were given main floor rooms close by and had no complaints. The pools are clean and refreshing. Lots of chairs available by the pools or beach. Towels were available whenever you wanted and as many as you wanted at the green water sports hut. The waves were choppy the first 3 days of our trip (red flag) and there were no water sports as a result, but you could swim at your own risk. The rest of the week, the water was calmer with a yellow flag. Water sports were available, so we tried the hobie cats and banana boat. Both were fun. Others were trying the kayaks, water skiing and pedal boats. The beach was very clean. Never saw any seaweed. Little fish would come up to you if you stood still. The resort is the only one in the stretch, so the beach was rather private and had no merchants selling anything. My biggest disappointment would be the restaurants. 2 adults of our group attempted to book some a la cartes on day 2 of our trip. They were told the only times available were 830-9pm for dinner. They opted to not book and the rest of us didn't bother trying. Due to this, we only utilized 3 restaurants all week. BBQ hut located at the beach was open 11-4 daily and WAS DELICIOUS. Recommend the beef brisket and pork ribs. Kids loved the hot dogs there as well. We went there almost every day and the staff there were very friendly. We did the Palms buffet every day for breakfast and most nights for dinner (depending on what they were serving). We also frequented the Plum tree grill near the kids pool, which was open 11-7. There, the chicken fingers, chicken roti, paninis, hots dogs were all yummy. Across the board, the food was pretty good and had good variety. One thing to watch however is their hamburgers. Anywhere they were served, they were thick and often not cooked fully. We often had to bring them back and get new ones. We ended up not ordering them anymore due to this. They were delicious if cooked fully. There is an ice cream cart at the beach most afternoons. The cafe is open most of the day and has hot and cold drinks, as well as baked goods that change each day. I was always going to see what frozen cheesecake they had as they were delicious. On our 5th day, we had an issue with getting into our room. After a few trips back and forth to reception and calls to maintenance, the issue was resolved a few hours later. Another adult in our group had a water leak in their room and was promptly provided a new room for the remainder of the stay. The size of the resort is optimal in my opinion. Not much of a walk to most spots in the resort. Only ventured up the the adult section once and the view is beautiful. There is a smaller adult pool there with a bar. I believe those hotel rooms must all have ocean view. The whole island is very hilly, so the result also has some hills. Walkways are well paved. Some of the stonework around the pools are very slippery, especially after rain. Was consistently reminding my kids to not run. The bars provided plenty of drinks and usually had a special drink on the menu. There was plenty of water jugs available as well. Bathrooms were everywhere and lots of hand sanitizer all over the resort. The nightly entertainment was not like other typical resorts, but more like pub style, with live bands or karaoke. There were a few stray cats around the resort, but they looked clean and healthy. We used the kids club one day and the kids enjoyed it, however did not want to go back. We did the beach party Wednesday night and it was good. Overall, I liked this resort and St.Lucia is definitely my favourite destination so far(compared to Puerta Plata DR and Cayo Santa Maria Cuba). My biggest disappointment was missing out on the a la cartes, especially the Treetops pizzeria, which I felt shouldn't require reservations.

    Wonderful Resort!!

    Reviewed by Gregory R() on Jan 21, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We spent 10 days at St. James Club in early January 2020. Our 'Deluxe Oceanview' room in the 1200 building (see the attached resort map photo) was spacious and comfortable. The supplied hair dryer is seriously underpowered, so you may want to bring your own. (There are some outlets in the room that work for Canada/US appliances.) Although there were two chairs on the balcony, I suggest bringing a clothesline for airing and drying wet clothes. There was a mini-fridge, but not stocked, so bring a bottle to fill with your own water throughout the day. A safe is available in the room. Guest rooms: Buildings 1200, 1100, 1000, 900 are all a good hike up a steep hill, so if you are in one of these be ready for a climb. Building 700 is right over the main pool and bar with the evening entertainment, so you'll be listening to the music until 11 PM every night. The most secluded building is 400. Beach: the beach is app. 200 metres long so you can't do long walks like you could in Cuba or Mexico. However, the sand is very nice and descends into the water gradually so swimming is great. There are several palm trees on the beach and plenty of umbrellas so shade isn't hard to find. We had no trouble finding chairs at the beach and the pool at any time of day - this may be because the resort was not full. People don't tend to "claim" chairs with their hats & towels at the break of dawn like other places we've been. Activities: snorkeling, water skiing, kayaks, Hobbie Wave sailboats, paddleboards, paddleboats, tennis are available for free as long as you sign up in advance. We also did lessons for waterskiing and Hobbie Wave - very good instruction. We did the aqua aerobics several times - lots of fun and quite a good workout. The gym was clean, spacious, well equipped and had a staff member there to help with the machines and/or workout technique. Entertainment: No big, professional dancing shows or Michael Jackson impersonators. Each evening there is entertainment in the Sunset Bar and Lounge. Most nights it was 2 people singing with guitars and recorded music. They were all St. Lucians, and generally great entertainers. The crowd was up dancing when the music was lively. Staff: all very professional, helpful, courteous and friendly. Easy to strike up a conversation with them if that's your style. Food: lunch and dinner at the Palms buffet was better than average for a resort. We ate in 3 of the a la carte restaurants (not Le Jardin which cost $35 USD extra). All were very good. Excursions: several options are available to book excursions to Castries, Pitons, Pidgeon Island, etc. We heard very good reviews about Joy's Tours (available at a spot on the beach), but we didn't use them ourselves. Miscellaneous: free WIFI is available in the lobby, Jacaranda Lounge and Sunset Bar and Lounge. You can get WIFI in your room for $10 USD/day, Beach towels were easy to pick up and drop off whenever you want at a few places across the resort. No control on the number you use. Most of the guests (app. 80%?) were over age 50; 15% were 20 - 50, and a very few were kids. This is likely because of the dates we were there. It is a 1.5 hour trip on winding, narrow roads from the Hewanorra International airport. All of the bathrooms were always clean and functioning. Highly recommend this resort for couples, families, groups.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4