What's Near St. James

The active and pretty beaches in Barbados are considered the most-visited attractions on the island. If all you can think about is the beach, St. James is the perfect locale for you. This lodging is located along the water, so vacationers can spend their whole trip soaking up the sun if they so desire. Not far from the town's main attractions, but far enough from the more crowded areas, this site has a great location to have genuine fun in the sun. The beach backing up to this destination is usually relatively uncrowded, giving guests some privacy by the water.

Nearby Beaches

Paynes Bay Beach

Naturally, since St. James is located directly on Paynes Bay Beach, hanging out at the beach is a popular pastime here. Paynes Bay Beach, located on the west coast of the island, offers calm waters perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and a variety of water sports. The beach is a popular spot for catamarans, as well as beachgoers, due to its ideal swimming and local restaurants. For travelers who are willing to venture off site, the following options each offer something a little different. Click on the names below to view a detailed page:

Beaches Near The St. James
Beach Distance Direction Location
Mahogany Bay 0.4 S Durants
Sandy Lane Beach 0.6 N 0.8 mi. South of Holetown
Folkestone Beach 1.8 N Holetown
Colony Club Beach 2.0 N Holetown
Batts Rock Beach 2.1 S 2.7 mi. North-Northwest of Bridgetown
Paradise Beach 2.6 S 2.2 mi. North-Northwest of Bridgetown
Holetown Beach 2.6 N Porters
Brighton Beach 3.0 S 1.8 mi. North-Northwest of Bridgetown
Cockspur Beach 3.1 S 1.7 mi. North-Northwest of Bridgetown
Brandons Beach 3.5 S 1.2 mi. North-Northwest of Bridgetown
Reeds Bay 3.8 N Weston
Gibbs Beach 4.5 N Mullins
Mullins Beach 4.8 N Mullins

The closest option is Mahogany Bay. Mahogany Bay Beach provides visitors with calm waters with little undertow, making for a great swimming and snorkeling spot for the entire family. Beautiful white sand provides great suntanning areas and smaller pools are perfect for wading.

If you're looking for a chance to escape the crowds, Gibbs Beach may be just what you're looking for. Gibbs Beach is tucked away on the west coast of the island and is largely free of tourists. Situated among some of the most attractive homes on the island and surrounded by beautiful tropical foliage, the beach's smooth sand is perfect for private strolls. It can be found just a short taxi cab ride away.

Nearby Areas

Stopping over at a town or community close to your hotel can add some depth to your vacation experience, whether it's visiting the area's unique bars, or learning more about the area's art and history. St. James is located in Paynes Bay, a neighborhood in Barbados; it is to the south of Holetown.

The table below lists some of the areas near St. James.

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Durants 0.5 SSE
Hoytes 1.0 E
Holetown 1.4 N
Arch Hall 1.6 NE
Wanstead 1.9 S
St. James Parish 2.1 N
Porters 2.5 N
Eden Lodge 2.5 SE
Mt Standfast 2.9 N

Nearby Attractions

Welchman Hall Gully

Travelers who prefer to stay active and on-the-go during their trip to Barbados will find that St. James makes an exceptional starting point for their daily excursions. Yes, this region touts a wide array of places to explore, like Limegrove Cinema, Holetown Monument, and St. James Church. The closest of the three is Limegrove Cinema.

Proving that this site has a great location, there are many more attractions nearby, like those shown in the table below.

Attractions Near The St. James
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Limegrove Cinema Movie Theater 1.4 N Holetown
Holetown Monument Monument 1.4 N Holetown
St. James Church Historical Site 1.7 N Holetown
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Museum 2.2 NE 1.5 mi. East of Holetown
Folkstone Museum Museum 1.8 N Holetown
Folkstone Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.8 N Holetown
Welchman Hall Gully Park 4.1 ENE Welchman Hall
3Ws Monument Monument 2.0 S Wanstead
Lazaretto Gardens Botanical Garden 2.1 S Wanstead
Harrison's Cave Cave 4.4 ENE Welchman Hall
Aerial Trek Adventure Zip Line Site -- -- 4.3 mi. East-Southeast of Holetown
Flower Forest Botanical Garden 5.1 ENE 3.1 mi. West-Southwest of Bathsheba
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village Museum 3.4 SE 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Bridgetown
Arlington House Interactive Museum Museum 5.7 N Speightstown
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 5.9 N Speightstown
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center Distillery 3.7 S 1.0 mi. North-Northwest of Bridgetown
Fisherpond Great House Historical Site 5.4 E 3.7 mi. South West of Bathsheba
Hunte's Garden Botanical Garden 6.1 ENE 2.2 mi. South West of Bathsheba
Statue Of Sir Garfield Sobers Monument 4.2 S 0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Bridgetown
Orchid World Botanical Garden 5.8 E 3.9 mi. South-Southwest of Bathsheba
Gun Hill Signal Station Historical Site 5.6 E 5.2 mi. South-Southwest of Bathsheba
Cricket Legends Museum Museum 4.3 S 0.4 mi. Northwest of Bridgetown
Montefiore Fountain Monument 4.8 SSE Downtown Bridgetown
Jewish Museum Museum 4.8 SSE Downtown Bridgetown
Queen's Park Park 5.0 SSE 0.8 mi. East of Bridgetown
St. Michael's Cathedral Historical Site 5.0 SSE Downtown Bridgetown
Barbados National Heroes Gallery Museum 5.0 SSE Downtown Bridgetown
Cotton Tower Signal Historical Site 7.0 ENE 1.3 mi. South West of Bathsheba
Lord Nelson's Bronze Statue Monument 5.0 SSE Downtown Bridgetown
National Heroes Square Park 5.0 SSE Downtown Bridgetown
Dolphin Fountain In Heroes Square Monument 5.0 SSE Downtown Bridgetown
Independence Arch Monument 5.1 SSE Downtown Bridgetown
Errol Barrow Statue Monument 5.1 SSE Downtown Bridgetown
The Empire Theatre Movie Theater -- -- Downtown Bridgetown
Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station Historical Site 7.6 NNE 3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Speightstown
Emancipation Statue Monument 5.7 SE 2.8 mi. East of Bridgetown
Barbados Wildlife Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.7 NNE 3.5 mi. East-Northeast of Speightstown
Farley Hill Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.7 NNE 3.9 mi. East of Speightstown
Errol Barrow Park Park 5.9 SE 2.4 mi. North-Northwest of St. Lawrence Gap
Banks Brewery Visitor Centre Brewery 6.0 SE 2.2 mi. East of Bridgetown
Statue Of Sir Grantley Adams Monument 5.8 SSE 1.2 mi. Southeast of Bridgetown
Wildey House Historical Site -- -- 2.3 mi. North-Northwest of St. Lawrence Gap
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill Historical Site 8.2 NE 4.7 mi. East of Speightstown
St. Nicholas Abbey Museum 8.4 NNE 4.0 mi. East-Northeast of Speightstown
Barbados Museum and Historical Society Museum 6.2 SSE St. Matthias
George Washington House Historical Site 6.2 SSE St. Matthias
St. Ann's Garrison Historical Site 6.2 SSE St. Matthias
Gravesend Military Cemetery Historical Site 6.2 S 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Bridgetown
Garrison Savannah Historical Site 6.3 SSE St. Matthias
Charles Fort Historical Site 6.2 S 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Bridgetown
Barbados Olympic Museum Museum 6.6 SE 1.8 mi. North-Northwest of St. Lawrence Gap
Needhams Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.3 S 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Bridgetown
Andromeda Botanical Gardens Botanical Garden 8.5 ENE 0.5 mi. Southeast of Bathsheba
Olympus Theater Movie Theater 7.4 SE Vauxhall
Graerne Hall Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.6 SE 0.9 mi. Northwest of St. Lawrence Gap
St. John's Church Historical Site 9.4 E 2.5 mi. Southeast of Bathsheba
Harrison Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 9.9 N 4.0 mi. North of Speightstown
St. Philip's Church Historical Site 10.2 E Church Village
Woodbourne Shorebird Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 10.2 ESE St. Patricks
Animal Flower Cave Cave 11.8 N 6.1 mi. North-Northeast of Speightstown
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum Museum 10.7 E 6.5 mi. South-Southeast of Bathsheba
South Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 10.9 SE Atlantic Shores
Barbados Concorde Experience Museum 11.8 ESE 5.6 mi. East of St. Lawrence Gap
King George V Memorial Park Park 12.5 E 7.3 mi. Southeast of Bathsheba
Ragged Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 13.7 E 7.0 mi. East-Southeast of Bathsheba

If you're looking for a place where you can while away some free time, Limegrove Cinema could be a good option. Featuring the latest films in both digital and 3-D projection, Limegrove Cinemas is a boutique theater that offers table service during your show. Sit back and enjoy your movie while you dine on your favorite snacks.

Nearby Accommodations

When you're deciding on a place to stay, it can sometimes be smart to learn about nearby lodging possibilities as a means to get a better feel for the area. You can find no shortage of additional properties to look at in the region, as this section of Barbados has a sweeping selection of hotel and resort options. If you'd like to find more information on the booking possibilities available close-by, see the following table.

Accommodations near The St. James
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Old Trees Bay 0.1 S Paynes Bay, Barbados
Treasure Beach Hotel 0.1 S Durants, Barbados
The House 0.2 S Durants, Barbados
Tamarind Cove Hotel 0.2 S Durants, Barbados
Beach View Hotel 0.5 S Durants, Barbados
Sandy Lane Hotel 0.5 N 0.9 mi. South of Holetown, Barbados
Divi Heritage 0.8 N Holetown, Barbados
Crystal Cove Hotel 0.9 S 2.2 mi. South of Holetown, Barbados
Villa Marie Guesthouse 1.2 S 2.5 mi. South of Holetown, Barbados
Angler Apartments -- -- 2.5 mi. South-Southeast of Holetown, Barbados

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