Local Attractions

You can do as much or as little as you want in Saint James, so whether you want a holiday where you can simply relax and take in the beauty of Barbados, or enjoy the activities and attractions, you will not be disappointed.


Check some of the local attractions below: 




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!



Local Supermarket

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! 













Holetown is a short bus ride away (5 mins), providing a post office, local banks.
There is a thriving nightlife and we would recommend a stroll down "The Avenues" to quench your thirst and maybe try some karaoke.





"Limegrove" Holetown's newest shopping mall proves duty free shopping, designer shops, plus excellent bars, coffee stops, ice cream parlours and restaurants. 

You will also find a modern cinema showing all the latest films.


Fancy a bit of golf or tennis? The villa is situated just 400 yards away from the famous Sandy Lane golf course and 10 minutes drive away from Royal Westmoreland Golf Course and Tennis facilities at the Sugar Hill resort.



Not to be missed is a trip to Barbados' bussling capital city of Bridgetown, the islands main shopping hub and largest city, nestled in the heart of St Michael.


Here you can find amazing local food, shopping, sight seeing and historic buildings. 









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.


Bajan Alcohol

Also recommended is a sample of the Islands favourite tipples, Banks Beer or Mount Gay rum, preferably sampled in a local rum shop for added Bajan authenticity.

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