Of all of the resorts and hotels in Barbados, St James Barbados hotels are the most beautiful and luxurious.
This is highly due to the fact that St James Barbados is a parish along the pristine west coast of the island, boasting mile-long, white sand beaches and the calm, Caribbean Sea.
Below is a list of the most popular hotels in St James that you can spend your vacation in Barbados with:
Sandy Lane Golf Resort and Spa
The Sandy Lane Resort is the most luxurious resort in St James Barbados and sits behind the beautiful stretch of sand of Sandy Lane Bay, behind some mahogany trees.
As well as boasting 112 luxurious suites, this Barbados luxury hotel also has an opulent 5-bedroom villa for guests to enjoy.
There is also a spa offering treatments such as massages and facials from the most highly skilled of staff and 3 world class golf courses to choose from.
The hotel offers activities such as tennis, as well as entertainment for children in the form of the Treehouse Club.
Crystal Cove Resort
Nestled next to the Crystal Cove Beach is the Crystal Cove Resort.
This hotel maintains its feel of seclusion by having only 88 suites and is made complete by a relaxing three-tiered lagoon in the heart of the resort.
As well as the beach and watersports, Crystal Cove Resort lets visitors indulge in activities including tennis and golf (the hotel has a special arrangement with the prestigious Royal Westmoreland Golf Course).
There also is a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a fun-packed children’s club.
The House Hotel
So all of the St James Barbados hotels are not just medium to large hotels!
This intimate, boutique Barbados hotel known as The House is one of the best places to feel like you are in total seclusion, creating the sense that you are staying in a simple retreat or sanctuary.
There are only 34 generously-sized suites at The House which can be found at Paynes Bay in St. James.
Once you arrive at the resort, you can start by having a jet-lag massage from one of the 24 hour Ambassadors of the hotel.
There is little in the way of activities actually based at the hotel since the focus is on privacy and relaxation. There are however watersports, tennis and golf available in the surrounding area, should you feel a little bit energetic!
Colony Club Hotel
Located in an area known as Porters, just north of the town of Holetown, is the Colony Club Hotel.
With 96 beautifully decorated rooms, this former private Colonial Club has a great balance of relaxation and available activities.
Hotel guests can swim in one of the four lagoon pools, play tennis, keep fit at the exercise facility or treat themselves to a massage at the beauty salon.
There is also a library for you to enjoy complete with board games and internet access.
The Colony Club is the perfect location for couples on honeymoon or couples looking for a relaxing getaway.
Just 10 minutes from the capital of the island you will find Prospect Bay, a beautiful white sand beach.
Overlooking this bay is the Waves Hotel (formerly known as the Escape Hotel and Spa), a Virgin Atlantic Holidays Barbados hotel.
This all inclusive hotel in St James has 70 rooms and 2 buildings one of which is an adult only spa.
A pleasant mix of Caribbean charm and Mediterranean architecture makes Tamarind Cove Hotel one of the most relaxing and beautiful places to stay in the parish of St James Barbados.
There are exotic gardens surrounding the 110 room hotel, which adds to the tropical feeling of the island.
As well as Tamarind Cove Beach right on the doorstep offering a range of watersports, the hotel has swimming pools, a fitness centre and a beauty salon.