Things to See and Do While Staying at St. James

Barbados provides no shortage of interesting sites to explore, especially if you're staying at a waterfront destination like this one. St. James is one of the best properties in the area for those who want to stay entertained and have their choice of multiple activities.

This hotel is within close proximity to the water, so the fact that there's no pool is not even noticed by most guests who can enjoy lounging on the sand instead. Plenty of travelers prefer to spend their days at the closest shore even when a swimming pool is located on site.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Barbados' delicious cuisine, St. James makes it easier to stay healthy; the exercise facility on-site includes the equipment you need to keep it going.


This hotel is a favorite choice of tennis fanatics, because vacationers staying here can take advantage of the on-site tennis facilites. You will find 2 tennis courts on the property. Plus, the courts here are equipped with lighting so you'll never have to cut your match short.

Searching for more spots like this one? You may want to browse other hotels in the area that also have courts, including Sandy Lane Hotel and The House.


Though beach-going and watersports may be their best known activities, Barbados has great locations for golf, like the on-site course at St. James. This hotel invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

Variety is important to some golfers, luckily there are some other courses near the one at St. James. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area include Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course, Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course, and Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course. All of which are within a mile and a half and the nearest of the group, Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, is only a meager hike off from the lodging, so you can plan a quick trip for a few rounds of golf. The course has 9 holes. The length of this course is 3216 yards, and it's rated as a par 36. For those who would like to find out more information, the course can be contacted at (246) 444-2000.


Visitors that appreciate a wide variety of watersports will have a wonderful time when they visit St. James. The following list details the water activities that the property offers.

  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Water Skiing

Family Activities

Planning to vacation with your children? Then you will like your options at St. James, since it has your choice of several family-friendly amenities.

Families will enjoy a fun-filled stay at St. James, which provides a number of children-oriented amenities for you and your kids to enjoy.

Both parents and kids will be happy to find the playground. It is a safe place for children to release their pent up energy while parents enjoy a bit of downtime. The location offers an organized kids' program, too. Many parents truly appreciate the value of an excursion without children. At this hotel they give parents an opportunity to have a date by themselves, since they have a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Travelers who seek convenient night time options may be disappointed that St. James doesn't offer live entertainment.

Furthermore, St. James doesn't have a bar or club of its own, but you'll still have a variety of nearby nighttime options to choose from.

At night, you may want to head over to a nearby accommodation that also has nightlife options. Not all of the options listed below will have nightlife better than what you might find at your own lodging, but they do offer a bit of variety. These choices are listed in the following chart:

Accommodations near the St. James with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Old Trees Bay Paynes Bay, 1.4 mi. South of Central Holetown -- --
Treasure Beach Hotel Durants, 1.5 mi. South of Central Holetown 1 check
The House Durants, 1.5 mi. South of Central Holetown 1 check
Tamarind Cove Hotel Durants, 1.5 mi. South of Central Holetown 3 check
Beach View Hotel Durants, 1.8 mi. South of Central Holetown -- --
Sandy Lane Hotel 0.9 mi. South of Central Holetown 7 check
Divi Heritage 0.5 mi. South of Central Holetown -- --
Crystal Cove Hotel 2.2 mi. South of Central Holetown 2 check
Villa Marie Guesthouse 2.5 mi. South of Central Holetown -- --
Angler Apartments 2.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Holetown 1 --
Sunswept Beach Hotel 0.0 mi. South West of Central Holetown -- --
Mango Bay 0.1 mi. North of Central Holetown 1 --

The property has its own casino, so gambling is yet another way to stay entertained after dark.


Horseback riding is another activity that this site offers. Since the weather is nice year-round, horseback riding is a pleasant experience at any time.

Guests can also entertain themselves with a game of shuffleboard. It's a relaxing outdoor pastime to pick up, especially if you've never tried it before.

Besides the activities available on-site, travelers who want to go exploring can find many interesting recreational possibilities in Barbados. Whether you're looking to relax at the beach or enjoy a round on the golf course, you can encounter lots of other opportunities for recreation in the immediate vicinity. Click on these articles to read more about snorkeling, scuba diving, sightseeing, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, and other activities.


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