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Destination guide

St James: an upmarket hotspot in Barbados

St James is nestled along the west coast of Barbados and draws in vacationers with its diverse water sports and white powdery beaches. It's an upmarket spot and it's not uncommon to spot the odd celebrity tip-toeing across the beach or dining in the waterfront eateries. When you stay in a St James vacation rental, your time can be as secluded or involved as you want. Find a private little spot for sun-bathing or enjoy the impromptu Calypso parties which can make their appearance most nights. Snorkelers and scuba divers won't be disappointed when they swim among shipwrecks and coral reefs.

Things to do

Master the art of liming in St James

The first thing you should know before you score a St James vacation rental is how to lime, a way of life in the Caribbean. Whether it's kicking back with your friends or family over dinner or heading to party with locals at a Calypso party, you'll quickly master the art of liming. If you're planning to visit between late July and early August, you can immerse yourself in the colorful parades, Caribbean sounds and mouth-watering street food at the annual Carnival. At Sunbury Plantation House, you'll find an elegant antique-laden home with an impressive collection of century-old horse-drawn carriages.

Activities

Water sports in St James

For some, the thought of tearing themselves away from the powdery sand for anything other than a dip in the ocean is unthinkable on their vacation, and why not. If being a beach bum for the week isn't your bag, fear not, there's enough to keep you entertained. There's no shortage of water sport outfits laden with windsurf, kite surf and kayaking equipment to rent and if you want to learn to surf, the gentle waves here are a great place to practice your pop up. Under the sea, the sunken shipwrecks and coral reefs teem with colorful marine life.

Weather

St James: cooled by rolling ocean breezes

St James' climate is tropical, meaning year-round temperatures that hover around the high 70s and low 80s. Ocean breezes rolling onto the island cool beach-dwellers during the day, while the balmy evenings mean you'll never have to pack a sweater. The busiest and driest season falls between December and May, when the chance of rainfall is very low. If you're planning to visit late December, be sure to book up your St James vacation rental early. Later in the year, the island gets hit with afternoon showers, but the mornings can still be bright and the rental prices hit rock bottom.

Natural features

Flying fish and circling dolphins in St James

While you've got some interesting critters to spot on land, including monkeys, most of Barbados' wildlife swims around in the surrounding seas. When you dive below the water, make sure your mask is clear because you're not going to want to miss the sightings of enormous leatherback or Hawksbill turtles. Small and harmless reef sharks are not uncommon, nor are curious dolphins which swim in to circle and nudge. Though you won't see as much from above, flying fish leaping out the water is always a fun sight to see.

How to get there

Traveling to and around St. James

The nearest airport is in Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.), located 12 mi (19.4 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around St. James?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,531 vacation rentals around St. James. From 717 villa rentals to 1,165 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.