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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

Sightseeing in and around St. James

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that St. James has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Royal Westmoreland Golf Course (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Turtle Beach (9.8 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Oistin's Friday Night Fish Fry (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Barbados Golf Club (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Sandy Lane Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)

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.


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.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near St. James?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental in or around St. James that's a match made in heaven. These are some of our favorites:

  • "Wonderful West Coast Villa. 5 Mins Walk Gibbs And Mullins Beaches. Guest Services" is a favorite with guests. Around 3 miles from St. James, it has 4 bedrooms and plenty of amenities to help you feel at home, including a games room and an electric kettle.
  • Another appealing choice is "Beautiful Condo With Wifi And Balcony Overlooking Pool And Garden", which is around 8 miles from St. James. Offering 2 bedrooms, golf and free toiletries, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect St. James vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near St. James?

Get far away from the rat race at one of our weekend getaways in or near St. James. Whether you'd like to catch up with pals or spend time with the family, there'll be something to suit your style. Try these top-rated properties on for size:

  • Find some peace at "Beach Front, Turquois Blue Ocean1". Around 10 miles to the southeast of St. James, this delightful escape has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including a beach view and a nearby laundromat.
  • Alternatively, make memories with loved ones at "Hummingbird House, An Elegant, Modern Ocean View Villa In Bottom Bay", which is around 14 miles to the east of St. James. Take advantage of coffee and tea making facilities, duty free shops and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around St. James?

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to location and convenience. Stay in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near St. James and experience a taste of the local culture and vibe:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "Reduced Rate: Modern, Spacious". Amenities including air conditioning and a kitchenette will help you feel at home here.
  • "Top Floor Beautifully Renovated Condo Near Beaches" is another tempting choice. Stay here and enjoy the use of a restaurant dining guide, air conditioning and more.

When you're ready to step outside your studio apartment and do some exploring, there's lots to keep you amused around St. James. Interested in cultural attractions? Check out Speightstown Mural and St. Michael's Cathedral.

Can I find short term rentals in or near St. James?

Every once in a while, you've just got to take a break from the real world, even if it's only for a few days or so. Enjoy the perfect combination of sightseeing and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around St. James:

  • "Breakaway At Royal Westmoreland Palmetto 221" is close to the heart of St. James, which means there are loads of things to keep you occupied. Explore cool attractions like Bathsheba Beach and Huntes Gardens when you're not chilling in your cozy pad.
  • "Gorgeous Villa In Quiet Secure Haven Of Royal Westmoreland" is another wonderful option. We suggest adding Sandy Lane Beach and Paynes Bay Beach to your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near St. James?

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to spice up your love life. Whisk your honey away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these appealing escapes in or near St. James:

  • Put on some mellow music and chill together at "Wonderful West Coast Villa. 5 Mins Walk Gibbs And Mullins Beaches. Guest Services". Around 3 miles from St. James, this property has everything you need for a romantic getaway, including a villa and beauty services.
  • Otherwise, spend your mini break canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Beautiful Condo With Wifi And Balcony Overlooking Pool And Garden", around 8 miles from St. James. Beauty services and a nearby bay will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near St. James?

If you're after somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not make it extra special? These mansions for rent in or near St. James will fit your entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Character, style and charm — "Zenbreak Tradewinds A Striking 5 Bedroom Mansion On Sandy Lane Estate" has it all. Around 1 mile south of St. James and offering a swimming pool and a separate dining area, this showstopper is hard to beat.
  • Alternatively, score major Brownie points and settle into "New Mansion Is An Excellent Holiday Home On Barbados’ West Coast". It's around 2 miles to the south of St. James and offers amenities like a swimming pool, a separate dining area and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near St. James?

Share your trip and have more fun. Whether you're planning an active escape with your besties or a family reunion, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near St. James:

  • A host of amenities including a chef and a swimming pool make "Angel Heights And Hummingbird Cottage" a top pick. This generous retreat has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 people. From the heart of St. James, it's around 0.1 miles away to the south.
  • Invite up to 20 of your favorite folks to "Villa Elsewhere | Ocean View - Located In Beautiful Sandy Lane With Private Pool" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This popular option has 10 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the south of St. James. It's packed with features to keep large groups occupied, such as an ocean view and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near St. James?

A pool is often a must-have amenity when deciding where to spend your vacation, especially if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near St. James and spend your days splashing about:

  • Pack your swimsuit and take your gang to "Hummingbird House, An Elegant, Modern Ocean View Villa In Bottom Bay". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a DVD player and books.
  • "Beautiful Family Home With Pool - Mahy House. Sleeps 8" is the sort of place you go to get away from everything and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A DVD player and a living room are also on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

St. James has a tropical monsoon climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 80 ºF and 80 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal St. James vacation rental and organize your getaway for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near St. James?

Whether your ideal getaway is high in the hills or down by the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with your favorite people. Consider one of these large family vacation rentals in or near St. James and bring the whole gang:

  • About 3 miles to the north of St. James, "Wonderful West Coast Villa. 5 Mins Walk Gibbs And Mullins Beaches. Guest Services" has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including towels and books.
  • Another popular option is "Angel Heights And Hummingbird Cottage". This large rental is 0.1 miles south of St. James and features a dining table, a stereo and more. With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

If you're eager to sightsee, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your itinerary. Barbados Wildlife Reserve, South Coast Boardwalk and Carlisle Wharf are excellent places to start.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near St. James?

Go for a dip anytime you want when you stay at one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Grab your swimsuit and consider these options in or near St. James that feature this fancy perk:

  • Invite family and friends over for a refreshing swim at "Luxury West Coast Villa". This property has space to spare, with 5 bedrooms comfortably sleeping up to 10 people. A swimming pool and an ocean view are other things your group will love about this place.
  • In addition to its awesome indoor pool, "Apartment Reine Marine - Alo301" comes with a swimming pool and a water view. It has 4 bedrooms that can cater for up to 10 people, so you can bring the whole gang along.

Like to see more options? Find the perfect pad among these the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the St. James vacation rental that's perfect for you.

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