Things to See and Do While Staying at St. James

Barbados provides plenty of intriguing recreational possibilities, particularly for visitors staying at an oceanfront vacation spot like this one. St. James is one of the best lodgings in the area for visitors who crave entertainment and to try a long list of new activities.

This hotel is luckily in close proximity to the water, so the absence of a pool on the property isn't a major concern for most people who can enjoy lounging on the sand instead. A lot of tourists would rather spend their days at the nearest beach, even when a pool is right on property.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Barbados' delicious cuisine, St. James makes it easier to stay healthy; a fitness facility is available on the grounds.


Tennis enthusiasts will be especially pleased when staying at this property, because its tennis facilities — located on-site — can add to any vacation experience. Guests will find 2 courts on-site. Evening matches are also a possibility here, since you have the option of using a lit court.

To find more nearby tennis courts, you may want to browse similar sites with this activity, including Sandy Lane and The House.


With gorgeous greenery all around, Barbados has great locations for golf, and the course at St. James is no exception. This hotel invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

If you are looking for a variety of golfing options, there are other golf courses close by. Well- known courses in the area are Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course, and Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course. All of which are within a mile and a half and the closest one of the three, Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, is only a small interval away from the lodging, so it won't be hard to make a quick trip for some rounds on the links. This course has 9 holes total. The length of this course is 3345 yards, and it's rated as a par 36. If you'd like to see if it is possible to schedule a tee time, the course can be reached at (246) 444-2000.


Vacationers that like an array of watersports will have a great time during their visit St. James. The following list details the watersports that the property offers.

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

Family Activities

You can bring the entire family along for your vacation at St. James, which has your choice of several family-friendly offerings.

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.

The site has a playground, which keeps even their littlest guests grinning. It's one of the safest places for children to release some energy while their parents take a moment of rest for themselves. St. James offers an organized children's program too, so kids can enjoy some fun activities of their own. Some parents know the rarity of an evening sans their children. Here, they allow parents the opportunity to spend some time by themselves, because they offer babysitting services.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Vacationers who seek access to on-site entertainment won't find it here; St. James does not offer live entertainment.

Also, there's no bar or club on this property, but this doesn't mean you'll be left bored every evening.

You may also choose to spend some time exploring the limited nightlife opportunities at the accommodations surrounding your own. These options are displayed below:

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 Holders Hill, 1.5 mi. South of Central Holetown 1 check
The House Holders Hill, 1.5 mi. South of Central Holetown 1 check
Tamarind Cove Hotel Holders Hill, 1.5 mi. South of Central Holetown 3 check
Beach View Hotel Holders Hill, 1.8 mi. South of Central Holetown -- --
Sandy Lane 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 on-site casino here provides another nightlife option, which is a great place to meet before dinner, or hang out all night.


Horseback riding is another activity that this site offers. This pastime is very popular with visitors, especially since Barbados provides such a beautiful backdrop.

Guests can also entertain themselves with a game of shuffleboard. Though relaxing and quiet, shuffleboard can be a challenging sport.

Though there is a lot of fun activities on-site, travelers wanting to do some exploring will find no shortage of exciting things to do in Barbados. Whether you are looking to spend time on a sunny beach or enjoy a couple of rounds on the golf course, you will find plenty of other chances for recreation in the area. Investigate these pages to learn more concerning sightseeing, scuba diving, riding a bike or scooter, shopping, fishing, snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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