My friends and I enjoyed a week vacationing in this villa and plan to return next year. It was exactly as pictured, with incredible views and the luxury of a private pool. We enjoyed mornings on the deck with our coffee and evenings with our cocktails. The view of the bay was lovely, and one morning we sighted a dolphin playing in the water. The villa was decorated beautifully and equipped with everything one could need, including a well-stocked kitchen. The owners are making improvements little by little, and it is obvious that they take great care of this special vacation home. We enjoyed reading other guests' reflections in their guest book, and added our own about what a delightful week it was. We had planned to cook our meals, but found that the meal plan offered by the resort was quite reasonably priced and the variety of food was plentiful. We would highly recommend this villa, and very much enjoyed the amenities of the resort in which it is located. Perfect in every way!! A special thanks to the owners, Wendy and Peter, and to Joanne at Stanley Estates for being so thoughtful and responsive to all our inquiries.
My wife and i enjoyed a 5 night stay in Royal Suite room #209, the view of Mamora Bay was breathtaking. The level of service of our concierge Ralph, housekeeper Dahlia, and daily Royal Suite pool bartender Rushell was world class and i can't say enough how we felt like friends. Not only them but the staff that service this 100 acre property work very hard to make vacations at St. James Club memorable. All the positive reviews about this resort on TripAdvisor is why we went there and we weren't disappointed and I highly recommend anyone wanting to travel to Antigua to stay there.
We are timeshare owners at St James and in our thirteenth year vacationing there with our family. Our grandkids spring break schedules required us to seek out other weeks. This villa was extremely well maintained and was wonderfully located at St James. We again had a fabulous time and loved the property.
Can concur with most of the previous reviews- though I suspect the last reviewer before me wasn't staying in Villa 423. There is certainly much better value in eating outside the club- our absolute favourite was Catherine's on Pigeon beach although we also had a couple of good meals at the Sushi and Steak place at the Yacht club. The villa is comfortable and has all you need- some added touches such as a mobile for making restaurant bookings were welcome. Joanne was very efficient and an ideal facilitator.
Once we hired the car (on site, quite reasonable) we realised we could park it above the villa by the entrance guard hut and never looked back. We were pleased we took a taxi to Shirley heights the 2nd evening but otherwise getting around the island was a jolly adventure in our hire car.
Water sports and snorkelling at the club were great as were tennis facilities. Very good chicken at the little burger bar on the beach- for when we didn't lunch elsewhere
Guests should be aware that from the photo it looks like you walk down past the pool to the beach- this is not the case, you have to go around through the house(unless you have a ladder in your suitcase). Not a problem at all but the photo potentially misleads- the more agile monkeys could of course shimmy down the wall if they must, but would not recommend
All in all the definite villa of choice at St James's Club.
We had a perfectly relaxing week at the villa! We were 3 couples and the space fit us very well! We rented a car which I would recommend to others. We did not eat at any of the resort restaurants except on the night we arrived; we ate at the $50 per person buffet that was NOT worth it. We had breakfast and lunch at our villa and went out each evening for dinner, GREAT local dining ... Trappas, Flatties, The Hideout, Sun Ra, Cloggy's!!! The best surprise was that the water sports were included at no additional cost ... paddle boats, paddle boards, kayaks, hobbies cats!!! Great fun! Fabulous weather in January. Joanne was very helpful all throughout the booking process! Loved having 3 cleanings in 1 week. The people of Antigua are wonderfully friendly!!!