My husband and I, and my mother, stayed in the ground floor apartment for only four nights so we could attend my brother's wedding at The House, just along the coast.
Having zero knowledge of Barbados and its geography Alan was so helpful when we enquired and assured us we were in the right place.
We loved the villa and would like to return and stay longer.
Sun deck overlooking the beach was amazing and the perfect place to watch the world go by. Location was great - supermarket across the road, plus easy access to shops and restaurants in Holetown.
We used buses and taxis to get around - all very easy.
Villa was lovely, light airy and clean with all that we needed.
The position of the villa in relation to Holetown is difficult to better in that you are right on the beach (you can be in the sea within 30 seconds from going out of the door) and you are also no more than two minutes from the shops, cafés and restaurants. Therefore no real need to drive anywhere IF you don't wish to. The bus stops are just 50metres away as well, so all parts of the island can be accessed easily.
The villa itself is light and spacious with the benefit of A/C if you need it. There is also a lovely breeze that blows through at various times.
We stayed in the apartment upstairs with two bedrooms, both ensuite, and the view from the balcony is one you will never forget, especially the sunsets! The maid service provided is a real bonus in that you do not have to worry about the the usual chores. The villa has every facility that you expect to find at home.
This was our second visit and we able to use our previous knowledge of this part of Barbados to good effect.
Tides is well worth a visit next door, or, if you wish walk the other way along the beach to Zaccios, you will also find a good menu available. Plus of course all the other places in Holetown. We liked Flindts for that coffee and cake...
A small group of us stayed in the lower apartment. We all had a fantastic time as the location must be one of the best along the West Coast. After our wedding at the local Church we had a Rum Punch and Steel Drum 'Party' in the garden. It was all really fantastic and the space and facilities in the Villa were ideal. Seven of us were staying there but there was plenty of room. Just sitting out on the deck for breakfast and to watch the sun go down was magical. We hope to return one day.
A beautiful and well-kept villa just a stones throw (literally!) from the amazing beach.
The villa was modern and very well presented and the staff kept the place looking great - the air con was definitely appreciated!
Next door to Tides restaurant which is also worth a visit and not too far from local beach bars making it easy to crawl back to after the happy hour cocktails.
If eating in is more your thing then the kitchen has all the mod-cons, there is a bbq and the shops are within walking distance.
Also within walking distance are the many bars and restaurants of Holetown - we especially enjoyed the Sunday night karaoke!
We would definitely return!!
What a fantastic holiday last year everyone loved St James Villa. Was in a great location for all. The children could go on the beach and we could sit drinking cocktails from our decking watching out for them but in comfort and they were free to 'hang out' with minimum fuss. So close to the shops fantastic restaurants and Barbados nightlife great for all ages. Big excitement for the youth Rhianna in town and just down the road shopping. Sat on the decking and watched the most enormous leatherback turtle crawl up and lay her eggs, what an experience. Clean peaceful (you can hear the waves) spacious tastefully decorated with very comfortable beds great air con and pleasant staff (optional) and we will be going back! This villa is the best we have ever stayed in. I can absolutely recommend this location to all we have two teenage boys 14 and 16 and believe me they 'hard' to please. To get a location that everyone loves with all their different requirements is really difficult. Here there is relaxation and peace, a fantastic view, on the beach,wildlife, great snorkelling and diving,great shopping (also for food, in less then 5 mins) superb restaurants and bars and a very lively nightlife for all ages - its a no brainer really.