Paynes Bay Beach
The villa is just a 2 minute walk down to the beautiful and breathtaking Paynes Bay beach, situated in St James on the west coast of the Island fondly referred to as the platinum coast.
Paynes Bay is renowned for its soft, white sandy beaches, turquoise sea and shady palm trees.
Ideal for all water sports, sunbathing, swimming, horse riding and the odd rum punch or two while you chill out, unwind and admire the views.
It is recommended that you take a walk along the coast where you will be enchanted by calm waters, magical flying fish and other nearby beaches such as Sandy Lane.
There are several traditional beach bars and restaurants nearby and loungers and umbrella's are available to hire. You can even buy delicious local fish, to take back to the villa, if all that sun, sea and sand has whipped up your appetite!
There is a 24 hour gas station just a 10 minute walk away that has a well stocked mini mart for your convenience.
Local supermarkets are a 5 minute drive away in both directions.
Too relaxed to cook? No problem the villa is set in an ideal location for local cuisine, with beach bars and restaurants within walking distance.
The local buses in Barbados are frequent and there is a bus stop at the end of the road.
There are 3 types of buses across the Island namley Transport Board (blue), Mini Van (yellow) and ZR Vans (white).
Truly recommended is a trip on one of the Mini Vans which are colourful and vibrant and regularly play music including reggae sure to put you in a rhythmic mood!
St James Church, Holetown
Standing on one of the oldest parcels of consecrated land in Barbados, St James is often called "God's Acre".
The land that the church is build on is as famous as the church, as it is where the first place of worship was built when the British Settlers arrived in Barbados in 1627, and where settlers and noted Barbadians are laid to rest.
St James has it's original font, which is over 300 years old and has an inscription of 1684.