Just spent two weeks at The St. James. Since this was my third stay in 12 months, I welcomed back by Jennifer, Carson, Annette and Sonia as "family." I loved the ocean front unit. Nothing like walking into the living/dining area first thing in the morning and seeing the beautiful sea or watching the spectacular west coast sunsets.
This is the ideal location for those who want "self-catering." I typically buy items for breakfast and snacking. There are a range of dining options in walking distance in the Paynes Bay Area or via a 10 minute bus ride to Holetown.
There was an earlier comment about the street noise but I was not bothered by it. The apartments are located on a major thoroughfare--making getting around very easy. Of course there will be some noise but it was not enough to keep me from having restful sleep.
Certainly if one wants an idyllic paradise with no street noise and no jet skis/catamarans, etc., then it may be in your interest to spend a LOT more money to buy those amenities. For me, The St. James meets my needs and is now my first choice when I travel to the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The St James is positioned right at the centre of Paynes Bay, and looks directly out across golden sands and the azure Caribbean Sea. The St James is literally right on the beach and our guests have a wide stretch of beach on which to relax on their sun loungers under sunshades.A huge attraction for the St James is the presence of a large family of friendly turtles who have made their home in the waters in front of the hotel. The opportunity to swim with the turtles each morning has become a unique experience for our guests.The St James consists of 11 different apartments and studios and we can accommodate a party of any size.We do not have a bar or restaurant as our guests love experiencing the world renowned bars and restaurants in the local area, or preparing their own meals with delicious fresh Caribbean foods from the supermarket just down the road. Each apartment has a fully equipped Italian open plan kitchen, and we can also provide a cook upon request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The St James Barbados/Paynes Bay