The all-inclusive St James's Club & Villas by Elite sprawls across a tranquil 100-acre peninsula on Antigua’s south eastern coast. Despite its considerable size, the resort maintains a laidback and intimate atmosphere with its extensive tropical gardens, six distinct pool areas and two white-sand beaches. You can sunbathe on the peaceful shores of Mamora Bay, snorkel along the waters of Coco's Beach, participate in a plethora of fitness activities and retreat to the hillside spa. Meanwhile, children have their own swimming pool, games zone, kids’ club and dedicated teens’ area. The resort’s numerous restaurants and bars also cater for families with options to suit everyone.
St James’s Club & Villas lies on a secluded peninsula, surrounded by verdant hills and turquoise dappled waters. Mamora Bay’s calm waters are ideal for swimming, while the Caribbean waters on Coco's Beach are full of colourful marine life, making it a great spot for snorkelling. English Harbour is just four miles away, home to yacht-filled marinas and the UNESCO-protected site of Nelson’s Dockyard. From here, you can head up to Shirley Heights Lookout for spectacular sunset views across Antigua. St John’s, the island's capital, is around 13 miles away, while V.C. Bird International Airport is less than 15 miles from the resort.
The spacious accommodation is decorated in a contemporary Caribbean style, with hardwood furnishings, tropical artwork and soft blue accents. Rooms and suites are situated in the club area of the resort, all complete with a private furnished terrace or balcony. Ground-floor beachfront accommodation provides direct beach access to the beach, while the upper-floor beachfront accommodation overlooks the beach. Meanwhile, the two- and three-bedroom villas are perched on the hillside above Mamora Bay, offering additional space and privacy. Each villa includes a living room, a full kitchen and sliding glass doors that open onto an expansive outdoor terrace with sun loungers and a dining table.
Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00
10.3 mi / 16.6 km from city centre
Room types and facilities
Total Number of Rooms - 240
3 BEDROOM VILLA
- Laundry/Valet service
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Exercise gym
- On-Site parking
- Hair dryer
- Tennis court
- Beauty shop/salon
- 6 Restaurant
- 6 Pool
- 1 Children's pool
- 6 Lounges/bars
- Pool Bar
- Room service
- Game room
- Kids Club
- Massage services
- Safe deposit box
- Live entertainment
The six outdoor swimming pools include a central pool with a poolside bar, a dedicated kids’ pool and a three-tiered tranquillity pool for adults only. You can also relax in gazebos around the lush grounds or sunbathe on two white-sand beaches. To conserve energy, hop on the complimentary golf cart shuttle, which runs across the entire 100-acre peninsula throughout the day.
Along Mamora Bay Beach, you’ll find plenty of sun loungers and palapa-topped parasols. The bay’s calm, crystalline waters invite everyone to swim and try complimentary non-motorised water sports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, pedal boating and windsurfing. Although the waters of Coco Beach can be a bit rougher, more experienced swimmers can enjoy unrivalled snorkelling experiences here for a supplementary charge. Alternatively, you can embark on a catamaran excursion from the resort’s marina for an additional fee.
Enjoy the resort’s impressive sports facilities, which include four floodlit tennis courts, three outdoor pickleball courts and an air-conditioned fitness centre with Cybex cardio and weight training machines. You can also sign up for yoga classes in the adjacent pavilion, participate in an aqua aerobics session in the pool or practise your moves during Caribbean dance lessons.
Children between 4 and 12 years old will appreciate the kids’ club, where experienced staff supervise diverse activities, such as beach games, nature walks, art classes and movie nights. Elsewhere, there’s a teens’ club with pool tables, ping-pong tables and arcade-style games.
After trying different activities, you might want to book a specialist sports massage or a warm bamboo fusion massage to relieve aching muscles at the Tranquillity Body & Soul Spa. It's perched on the hillside and boasts several treatment rooms that overlook the breathtaking bay. Their spa menu also incorporates body therapies and anti-ageing facials, many of which use natural spa products by Pevonia. All spa services incur an additional charge.
Rainbow Garden is the resort’s main restaurant, serving a buffet-style breakfast and lunch, alongside a la carte dishes. The menu is inspired by international and Caribbean cuisines. The restaurant features an airy indoor dining space and a wrap-around patio set amid tropical gardens.
Coco Beach Restaurant & Bar also offers an a la carte breakfast, with a selection of local and Caribbean-inspired dishes at dinner. Meanwhile, The Docksider serves seafood specialties by the water’s edge, while Eleven/11 provides a range of salads, soups, burgers and pasta dishes for lunch and dinner. Mamora Bay Café boasts a treetop terrace, where you can savour coffees, smoothies, teas and pastries, while the Mamora Bay Grill is situated directly on the beach, serving casual grilled fare like hamburgers, fish sandwiches and other light bites. Piccolo Mondo (not included in the all-inclusive plan) enjoys sweeping sea views and an exquisite Italian-themed menu with a Caribbean twist.
The six on-site bars include the poolside Reef Deck bar, where you can order frosty, signature cocktails, and three beach bars where you can try rum and fruit punches. In the evenings, the Jacaranda Bar and Lounge offers cocktails and evening entertainment, transforming into a nightclub with a DJ on select nights.
Please note that all restaurants are open on rotation due to occupancy and season. Each restaurant also provides a children’s menu and reservations are required for a la carte meals.
A ‘summer casual’ dress code applies for evening dining. Ripped jeans, flip flops, beachwear, t-shirts and trainers are not considered to be ‘summer casual’. At Piccolo Mondo restaurant, there is an elegant dress code; gentlemen should wear full-length trousers and collared shirts.
American Express Credit Cards are NOT accepted, due to ongoing issues with American Express credit card processing. Therefore, they cannot be used to pay for any local charges and incidentals whilst in resort.
We strongly recommend that transfers are booked in this destination. Transfers must be booked as additional items, for which separate vouchers will be required.
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) not all restaurants and bars will be open and all meals will be served a la carte. Capacity is limited in the fitness centre and a reservation may be required. Our Manager’s Cocktail Party, weekly BBQs and other activities may be curtailed or limited in accordance with current local health and safety regulations governing group activities. Snorkel masks are unavailable but can be purchased in the resort gift shop, subject to availability - guests are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Not all tours and excursions will be in operation and capacity is limited in the pools. Housekeeping will take place every other day unless you opt-out during your stay. You will be required to wear a face mask in all indoor public areas. Babysitting is unavailable until further notice.
Elite Island Resorts are committed to keeping you safe, visit ba.com/eliteislandresorts-safety and find out more about the measures they've put in place.
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