a traveler from Travelocity.com
on May 28, 2008
My husband and I go to different islands in the caribbean several times a year. I am an international flight attendant and have traveled all across the world. We tried a new island and a new resort for this trip last month. The St. James Club was the worst resort we have ever stayed in. It was not relaxing and the beaches were horrible. There are only 4 restaurants and YOU MUST have reservations or they won't let you in. The menus are very similar so you wind up eating the same thing over and over. Only 1 restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, so you better hope you like it. The service was fairly typical for the Caribbean, some people were ok and some had a bad attitude. We normally stay at Starwood Resorts and we expect that level of service and comfort. You might as well go to a $30 cheap motel and save some money. We like to be able to snorkel right off the beach of the resort we stay in. One beach on a bay has stagnant water with oil puddles on it, and the other beach is full of seaweed the minute you step into the water with virtually no fish around. The rooms are disgusting! The tile floor had not been mopped in forever and your feet turned black from walking on it in your own room! Sheets had holes in them, bedspread was like a plastic material and the cheap wicker furniture was a joke! We compained to the management several times and they acted offended that we would dare to complain! We couldn't wait to leave and would never go back!!!
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