St James Barbados

St James Barbados is a parish situated on the western coast of Barbados, where all of the famous beaches in Barbados are. St James tours are very popular for people from all over the world because of the opportunities for duty free shopping along with a large selection of upscale resorts and restaurants.

The largest city in St James Barbados is Holetown. Holetown was the first area to be settled in Barbados, around the year 1627. St James tourism is enhanced by three malls in the area, the Chattel House Village, Sunset Creek, and the West Coast Mall. Luxury goods such as perfume and jewelry can be bought tax free provided you have a valid passport and a return ticket.

Another one of St. James attractions is the Holetown Festival which takes place the second weekend of February annually. The festival is a celebration of the town's unique African and English heritage. Visitors can look forward to live performances, historical demonstrations, and festive parades. St James tourism often peaks in February because of the week long event. The Barbados event is free and is suitable for people of all ages.

St James tours often include a stop at the Royal Westmore Golf Club in St. James. The 18 hole golf course is set upon a scenic 500 acres of coastal land and is considered one of the most luxurious of all Barbados golf resorts. The course is also home to the Barbados Seniors Open, which attracts over 40 professional golfers each year and is one of the last stops of the European Seniors Tour. Even if you don't attend the Barbados Seniors Open, consider spending a few days enjoying the finest Barbados golfing. Villa rental is available for vacationers. The club is only a 40 minute drive from Bridgetown.

One of the most famous of all St James attractions is the St. James Parish Church which was built in the year 1628, shortly after the town of Holetown was founded. The original structure isn't standing because of a fire that occurred in the 1700's, but a structure was built in its place immediately after the fire. Other churches that are popular with St. James tourism include St. Albans Church and St Frances of Assissi.

Sugar production has been a source of revenue for the Barbados economy throughout history. A visit to the Portvale Sugar Museum in St James Barbados teaches people how sugar is grown and processed, from the time that sugar is harvested to when it ends up on your table. The museum was created by Frank Hutton, a former collector of sugar producing machinery and an expert on sugar production history.

If you're looking for lodging around St James attractions, the parish is full of Barbados luxury resorts and villas, such as Almond Village and Divi Heritage Beach Resort. These resorts are situated right on the coast and feature upscale amenities including spacious rooms with internet access, delicious dining options, numerous pools with swim up bars, and access to water sports such as diving and snorkeling. Rooms usually range from $300 to $500 per night, but prices depend on the season of travel. Travelers can expect lower prices in the winter when less people take a St James vacation.

There are so many things to do in St James Barbados including taking St James tours, shopping, golfing, or enjoying St James attractions. A variety of luxury hotels make a St James vacation even more pleasant.

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