Things to See and Do While Staying at St. James

Barbados offers guests many exciting outdoor options, especially for those booking an oceanfront vacation spot like this one. St. James is one of the best options for guests who want to stay entertained and participate in new 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 simply visit the beach when they need to cool off. Many vacationers prefer to visit the nearest coast even though a pool is located on site.

Maintaining a workout routine is simple for fitness buffs at this property; be sure to ask the staff how to access the workout facility available on-site.


This hotel is able to catch the eye of many tennis enthusiasts, considering visitors can choose to play a match or two on the property. You will find 2 courts on the property. Evening matches are also a possibility here, since you have the option of using a lit court.

If you're interested in more accommodation options that offer tennis, you may wish to compare this property to similar accommodations, like Sandy Lane and The House.


Exotic landscapes and an unbeatable climate mean Barbados is both diverse and beautiful, which means it is the perfect golfing destination. This hotel invites you to enjoy a few holes at their on-site course.

If a variety of golfing options interests you, there are other choices near this one. Golf courses worth mentioning in the area include Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course, Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, and Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course. All of which are within a mile and a half and the nearest of the three, Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, is just a quick hike away from the property, so it won't be trouble to make stopping in for some rounds on the links. Players will find 9 challenging holes at this nearby course. It is 3345 yards long, and has been rated as a par 36. If you'd like more information or want to inquire about the possibility of reserving a tee time, contact the course at (246) 444-2000.


Vacationers that enjoy a wide variety of watersports will have a great time when they stay at St. James. The list below details the watersports that the property offers.

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

Family Activities

If you plan to bring the whole family on vacation, one of the best choices is St. James, because it has tons of 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.

Kids will be especially pleased to find a playground on the property. It is one of the safest places for children to release some energy while grown-ups take a breather on the sidelines. A children's program, with activities to entertain your kids, is available here as well. During your stay, you might want to spend an evening out without the kids. Guests can arrange for a babysitter, so moms and dads can have the chance to experience a romantic dinner, or a show.

Entertainment and Nightlife

As for nighttime entertainment, guests should know that St. James doesn't host any live performances.

You should also know that St. James doesn't have a bar or club of its own, but you can still take your pick of nearby nightspots.

Immediately surrounding your accommodations are a few others that offer a small amount of other nightlife options. These are listed in the chart 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 --

As luck would have it, this property has its own casino, which is one of the best ways to enjoy a night "in", without retreating to your room.


One of the most anticipated activities on-site is horseback riding. Since the weather is nice year-round, horseback riding is a pleasant experience at any time.

Shuffleboard is yet another way to stay active while on vacation here. It's a pleasant way to spend some time outdoors.

Though there is plenty of activities on-site, travelers who enjoy getting out 'n' about will find a multitude of interesting recreational opportunities in Barbados. Whether you would rather hang out on the beach or play a couple of rounds on the golf course, you can find plenty of other options for recreation in the immediate vicinity. Click on these links for information with regard to sightseeing, shopping, diving, fishing, riding a bicycle or scooter, snorkeling, and other activities.


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