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Luxury St. James Holidays

Playground of the rich and famous

St. James

Holidays in St James take you to the west coast of Barbados and its spectacular white sandy beaches. It’s home to luxury hotels which mix with down to earth beach bars where you can enjoy the vibrant local cuisine washed down with famous Caribbean rum cocktails. The main town in the area is Holetown. Here you will find some of the island’s best designer shops which sit side by side with upmarket restaurants and lively bars.

Spend your days on the soft white sands of the beach where you can rent loungers and listen to the waves as they lap the ocean. Take in the emerald hills behind the beach, stopping off for lunch in a beach shack. The island serves up fantastic fresh locally caught seafood cooked using a blend of sweet and spicy flavours unique to each restaurant. If you want to explore the island further, book a boat trip and stop off in secluded coves or try scuba diving and snorkelling.

Luxury holidays in St James

Luxury holidays in St James centre around the many upmarket restaurants and hotels. It’s home to spas, white sandy beaches, designer shops and more. For a lively atmosphere head to Holetown where there are museums and a Gothic church, as well as a plantation just minutes away. Explore the first English plantation on the island and its three acres of landscaped gardens as you learn about the history of this fascinating area.

Book your luxury holidays in St James Barbados with Sovereign and we’ll help you create a lifetime of holiday memories. The island is home to some excellent hotels, and we’ve put together our pick of the best. Choose the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels for colonial style architecture, fantastic activities and day trips, or the Fairmont Royal Pavilion for easy access to the beach, elegant interiors and excellent Kids’ Clubs. If you’re looking for an adults only paradise, The House is ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries or a special romantic break.

Lewis Parker

You can't visit Barbados without getting into the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. I'd recommend a catamaran trip up the west coast, where you can spot sea turtles and sip rum punch.

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Our pick of the top hotels in St. James
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Barbados
  • A colonial style boutique hotel in picturesque St. James, Barbados, a stone’s throw away from the beach
  • Set in seven acres of tropical gardens, with palm trees and four lagoon shaped swimming pools
  • Offering an award winning restaurant, cocktail bars and live entertainment

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Barbados
  • All inclusive Caribbean retreat for couples and families
  • Located on a beachside cliff on the Platinum Coast
  • Swim up Cave Bar, private beachfront dining, and Kids’ Club

Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Barbados
  • Set within a pristine beach estate on the Platinum Coast
  • Local cuisine, live entertainment, and fun for children
  • In-room spa treatments, 24-hour fitness centre, and free WiFi

Sandy Lane

Barbados
  • Choose from traditional Bajan cuisine or international choices
  • Located right on the white sands of the pristine Caribbean coastline
  • All day games and activities for children at the Treehouse Club

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Barbados
  • Contemporary, elegant décor throughout the hotel
  • Perfect for both couples and families, with a range of activities
  • Award-winning Daphne's restaurant is just a 5-minute walk away

The House

Barbados
  • Award-winning Daphne's restaurant is just next door
  • Complimentary jet lag massage
  • Fresh fruit, sorbets, and drinks are served by ambassadors as you relax in the pool
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Barbados is approximately 9 hours.

Transfer Time

Transfer time from Barbados airport to St James is approximately 40 minutes.

When to go

With over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year and temperatures that hover in the high 20s and low 30s, Barbados is a year-round destination. The driest season, however, runs from December through to June.

Visa Information

A visa in not required for British citizens.

Tipping

It's common for restaurants to put a 10–15% service charge on to the bill. If this is the case, there's no need to tip any more. If you're taking a taxi, it's polite to tip around 10%.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Barbados is English.

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