Set on the spectacular west coast of Barbados, St James is known as much for its luxury hotels and villa rentals as its beaches and sunsets; but that doesn’t mean it’s stuck-up. Spend days lounging on fine white sands, snorkelling in warm, mellow waters and enjoying a vibe that's fun and laid back, whether you’re dining in a fancy restaurant or eating seafood from a beachside shack.
At the centre of the action is Holetown, a buzzing and beautiful beach town home to designer shopping, lively nightlife and flashy eateries. Head away from the beach and you’ll find a lush green interior scattered with historic homes and plantations that provide insight into this island’s painful past.
Then there’s hiking, rum tasting, diving, sailing to deserted coves….in fact, there’s so much to do that you’ll be plotting your return before you’ve even boarded the plane!