Holidays to St James take you to Barbados’ gorgeous west coast – where designer shopping and Caribbean cooking blend in with idyllic white sand beaches.
St. James is a true holiday hotspot renowned for its touch of luxury, long stretch of beautiful coastline and glamorous guests. A trip to remember awaits, after you book a Cruise & Stay holiday in this endearing parish town.
Holiday like a king
St James, located in western central Barbados, may have earned a reputation as a holiday spot for the rich and famous, but the town but it is far from exclusive. Visitors from all walks of life flock to St James to bask in the glorious sunshine, take in the stunning coastal views and enjoy the many entertainment and leisure facilities.
The history of St James
Dig a little deeper into this sun-kissed paradise and you will discover the great historical significance of the parish. The first British settlers in Barbados landed at St. James in 1625 under the authority of King James. As an area steeped in history, St. James has various historical sites to explore.
Sites steeped in history
In the traditional town of Holetown is St. James Parish Church. Take one of the daily tours of the church and you can learn about its history. The church sits on one of the oldest parcels of consecrated land in Barbados, nicknamed ‘God’s acre’ by the islanders. Another fascinating site is Queen's College, which was founded over a century ago and is one of the Caribbean’s most prestigious schools.
Marvellous restaurants and bars
St James proudly offers an array of exquisite bars and restaurants. The Beach House is a must visit if you want to experience the best in holiday dining while on your cruise break. Situated in Holetown, this restaurant serves freshly caught seafood and tasty burgers. For a casual but elegant affair, visit Daphne’s bar and restaurant. Nestled into Paynes Bay, Daphne’s overlooks the glistening waters of the west coast and boasts a menu of fine local dishes.
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