St James is situated in the western part of the country of Barbados
. It is known as the playground of the rich and famous and haven for sun-seeking tourist.
Due to continued popularity its status was upgraded from "Gold Coast" to the "Platinum Coast", reflective of the parishes many glitzy beach accommodations, pristine beaches, luxury vacation rentals, villa rentals and condo rentals and consistently high land prices. Lodging here is mostly beach front vacation rentals or ocean view accommodations!
St James tours are very popular for people from all over the world because of the opportunities for duty free shopping
along with a large selection of upscale resorts and restaurants. There are three malls in the area, the Chattel House Village, Sunset Creek, and the West Coast Mall. Luxury goods such as perfume and jewellery can be bought tax free provided you have a valid passport and a return ticket.
The largest city in St James Barbados is Holetown. Holetown was the first area to be settled in Barbados, around the year 1627. Another one of St. James towns attractions is the Holetown Festival
which takes place the second weekend of February annually. The festival is a celebration of the town's unique African and English heritage. Visitors can look forward to live performances, historical demonstrations, and festive parades. St James tourism often peaks in February because of the week long event. It is free and is suitable for people of all ages. This makes for a very child friendly holiday
and what better way to enjoy the Caribbean
with the kids by staying in a villa or vacation rental.
There is more to the Caribbean town than just relaxing on the beach and lounging around beautiful lush beach accommodation or luxury villas.
The Royal Westmore Golf Club
, an 18 hole golf course, is set upon a scenic 500 acres of coastal land and is considered one of the most luxurious of all Barbados golf resorts. A visit to the Portvale Sugar Museum teaches people how sugar is grown and processed. Throughout history sugar production has been a source of revenue for the Barbados economy. When the sun goes down in Barbados, the fun does not stop! Barbados nightlife is extensive and varied
, providing entertainment for all, from romantic cruises to exquisite dining. Dinner shows provide insight into the history and culture of the island, as well as excellent entertainment and fine Barbadian cuisine. If you really enjoy nightlife, stay at any condo rentals in and around St.Lawrence Gap and be near the heart of the action.
Looking for a winter getaway in the Caribbean to beat the crowds? Travelers can expect lower prices in the winter when less people take a St James vacation. Seeking accommodation rental or villa rentals during the low season could mean that you might be able to enjoy the Caribbean luxury at an affordable rate.
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