St James’s Club & Villas is frequented by families and couples all year round. It benefits from a secluded atmosphere due mainly to the fact that it sits on its own hundred acre plot, lending a sense of luxurious privacy. With a backdrop of verdant hills overlooking palm-fringed beaches (Mamora and Coco Beach) and cerulean waters, this location is a tropical refuge. Protected as they are by a barrier reef, these calm neighbouring waters exude an unmistakeable feeling of tranquillity.
On Mamora Bay there’s a watersports centre featuring two wooden docks that lead onto sun-lounging areas that reach into the ocean – a wonderful touch. On the second beach however, lucky holidaymakers can snorkel and discover the reefs offshore. The activities and amenities at St James’s Club & Villas range from the relaxing to the exciting. As well as six swimming pools you’ll have access to diving and snorkelling, surfing and water crafting, catamaran tours, tennis & billiards, local golf courses and a kidz club.
Book a Royal or Royal Spa Suite and you'll receive a host of fantastic inclusions. These include a catamaran cruise for two; a romantic dinner for two at Piccolo Mondo; two 45 minute spa massages; complimentary WiFi in both you room and throughout the rest of the resort; a bottle of sparkling wine in your room upon arrival.
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by Nicky Hope, stay date: 07 Apr 2013
We visited St James's Club as a family of four to celebrate my 40th Birthday. Our children are 8 and 10 but we didn't choose the resort for the kid's club as we like to spend time together when we are away.
The garden restaurant serves breakfast and dinner and there is waiter service here which we enjoyed. There is also a buffet restaurant for dinner which is usually busier. The menu changes in both restaurants which is great. We all enjoyed the food. There is another restaurant with a hefty supplement but no children's menu here. Service and food were delicious there and worth going to if only once during your stay.
Our waterfront room was great. Large and directly on the beach. Literally. The beds were a bit soft though and they were two doubles so not massive. We had a late flight so we paid to have a room for an hour at 20 dollars which was very useful. They kept our luggage safe or us while we stayed on the beach.
There are two beaches: one on the Atlantic side and one on the Caribbean side. We much preferred the Atlantic side. It wasn't too hot (careful! You don't realise you are burning!) as there is always a cooling wind. There are plenty of sun loungers for everyone and plenty of shade. There is also a pool with sun loungers by Coco's bar which was nearly almost deserted. We went there a lot! Coco's was ideal for lunch and the children went to get ice creams and we got our cocktails from there. The cocktails are very fruity and taste great but the Mojitos were disappointing! Staff and service was mostly very good indeed. Had no complaints on that front at all.
The other beach had less shade available and could do with more sun loungers. The water is completely still and very warm as it is a bay. Ideal for younger children but hats and rash vests are necessary due to the lack of shade here.
The evenings were quiet with no entertainment. There was live music twice during the week during dinner but it would have been quite nice if it had gone on just a little longer as it was very good!
All in all a very restful week where we enjoyed one another's company, soaked in the sun, snorkelled for shells, drank too many cocktails, ate lovely food and relaxed fully. A 9 or 10 night stay would be ideal, sadly we only had 7 although we probably would have put on even more weight had we stayed longer!