What You Need To Know About St. James Club & Villa
PHOTO: The tranquil beach at the St. James Club Resort & Villas (Courtesy Elite Island Resorts)
Located on 100 picturesque acres on the southeastern coast of Antigua, the St. James Club Resort & Villas from Elite Island Resorts is a place where families, couples and singles can discover the authentic Caribbean. Awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2015, this exclusive hideaway has built its reputation on exceptional service and outstanding amenities and activities.
Suite Accommodations. The St. James offers a variety of rooms and suites with either direct beach access of a private terrace or balcony. Guestrooms are decorated in a tropical style with rich, dark wood furnishings and cool terra-cotta floors. (Roll-away beds are available upon request.) The property also offers the option of staying in the luxurious Royal Suites, each with a stunning view of Mamora Bay and two new pools. Guests of the Royal Suites are offered the new All-Inclusive Plus level of service, which includes a romantic dinner for two at Piccolo Mondo, two 45-minute massages, complimentary in-room and resort wide Wifi and a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival. The resort is also home to 40 residential-style villas, boasting 1,600-square feet of lavish living space, a private patio and more. And now it’s even easier to start your vacation, thanks to express online check-in, but guests should be advised it must be completed no later than three days prior to arrival.
Dining: Choose from among four distinct restaurants, each known not only for their food but their ambiance. The Rainbow Garden’s spacious and airy dining room is the place for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while the Coco Beach Restaurant & Bar offers casual dining with sea views. The Docksider, with its striking view of Mamora Bay and charming nautical décor, specializes in Caribbean-inspired fare and has a Caribbean night each week with steel band music and entertainment. The elegant Piccolo Mondo offers a diverse menu with dishes such as the grilled catch of the day on saffron risotto and veal scaloppini Milanese. The property also offers guests four lounges and bars--the Reef Deck Bar, Coco Beach Bar Mamora Bay Bar and Jacaranda Lounge—where they can relax and unwind.
Activities: The award-winning Kidz Club offers children ages 4 to 11 a variety of activities and crafts to enjoy, all with a Caribbean flair. Guests of all ages will enjoy access to two spectacular white sand beaches—Mamora Bay and Coco Beach, where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic. The resort also features four pools, including the Reef Deck; the three-tier, adults-only Tranquility pool; Coco’s pool and a children’s pool (for kids 12 and under). Guests may also wish to take advantage of a variety of water sports, marina and catamaran tours, not to mention tennis, billiards and golf and two 18-hole courses: the par-70 Cedar Valley Golf Course, designed by Ralph Aldridge, and the Jolly Harbor Golf Course's par-71, 5,587-yard course designed by Karl Litton.
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