Introducing holidays to St. James
Whether you're looking for a romantic break or a family holiday you'll never forget, holidays to St. James have something for everyone.
With some of the island's best beaches, lively towns and a whole host of upmarket resorts that have led to its nickname as the Platinum Coast, St. James on the western coast of Barbados is the perfect destination for those who want to experience a picture-postcard Caribbean holiday.
Most popular hotels in St James
Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts
At a glance
- Language: English
- Time Zone: GMT +-4
- Average flight time: 8h 45m
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St. James has something for everyone. If you are planning a holiday to St. James and need some information on what to do and see, loveholidays can help you with some useful tips on the best St. James attractions.
If you're a golf enthusiast, the Royal Westmore Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course set upon 500 scenic acres of coastal land, is not to be missed. Soak up the culture while you're on your trip to St. James and visit St. James' Parish Church or some of the other churches while on your trip are St. Alban's Church and St. Francis of Assisi. Discover how sugar is grown and processed by taking a trip to Portvale Sugar Museum in St. James.
The area's popularity as an upscale destination means shopping opportunities are plentiful, with many opportunities to stock up on duty free goods as well as local artisan crafts and souvenirs.
St. James and the Platinum Coast offers the very best beaches in Barbados. For other beach resort ideas in the Caribbean, take a look at Antigua - with calm waters and soft white sand beaches, it is absolutely perfect for family holidays. Jamaica is perhaps the best holiday island in the Caribbean for water sports.
Life's a Beach
St. James is on the west coast of the island of Barbados and this is where all the best beaches can be found. Take the time to relax on your holiday on the golden sandy beaches of St. James, with the scenic coastal view and the crystal blue waters lapping at your feet. Take a romantic stroll hand-in-hand along the glorious beaches or discover the water-sport facilities which are on offer, including jet skiing, paragliding, water skiing and scuba diving.
From the busy town of Holetown to the stunning white sand beaches that line the coast, the parish of St. James has many attractions to suit every taste. Visit the island's oldest church, play a round or two at the famous Royal Westmore golf club or learn about the island's history at the Portvale Sugar Museum.
Beach holidays here are some of the most popular on the island, with everything from secluded bays to family friendly beaches to be found along the coast. Visit the scenic Batts Rock Beach or Gibbs Beach for some peace and quiet, or try Holetown Beach and Folkestone Beach for watersports and swimming.