The Parish of St. James is located in the West of Barbados, resting in the stunning Caribbean and is known for being home to the rich and famous. It lies in a prime, beautiful and sunny location explaining why it is favourited by so many. It sits on the 'Gold Coast' and is now nick names 'The Platinum Coast'. The city has many designer shops, luxury 5* hotels and a high quality vibes matching its perfect surroundings. It currently holds around 20,000 nationals and is a prime tourists hotspot. The way of life is very laid back considering its urban areas and is home to the respectable 'Queens College' one of the whole of The Caribbean's foremost schools.
Places Of Interest
St. James is most popular for its beaches which doesn’t come as a surprise. There are lots of beautiful one to choose from. Why not visit Paynes Bay? A beach that must have been created for those to relax due to its clear waves and soft sands. Many of St. James beaches hold water activities such as jet skiing and party boats, so keep your eyes pealed to ensure you make your holiday as fun as possible. For those wanting to escape the beaches for a short while, why not visit Sandy Lanes Country Club, a place for golf fans with huge green fields, perfect views and a great place to eat out with all the family. One very intriguing thing St James has to offer is an artificial reef 'Folkestone Marine Park' replicating the ship 'Stavronikita' that once sank and is now a prime location for divers; and for those who are not as experiences it offers snorkelling lessons in the waves.
Barbados offers good quality Caribbean food, but not how you may think. In St. James the food is often very light and continental, mostly made up of lightly cooked fresh fish dishes. The best thing about dining here is that there are restaurants and food joints to cater for the whole family, from recognized fast food chains to little cafés and romantic restaurants serving high quality and memorable food.
Camouflage materials are not allowed into the country and will be confiscated, 6 months validity on passport required from return date, departure tax payable. Maestro cards are not accepted in many shops and outlets.