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  • Top Bajan Dishes

    Barbados is famous for its cuisine and array of flavors. The famous Bajan seasoning is a special blend of thyme, marjoram, green onions and parsley, to name just a few. And is absolutely georgous with grilled fish.

    Our favorite Barbados dish is a flying fish cutter. You just can't beat it!

    See more recommendations for Bajan dishes in barbados!

  • Zaccios Is Back!

    Simply the best location and perfect for a happy hour cocktail at sunset or dinning right on the beach.

    Our favourites are the 'blackened' fish of the day and the house Zaccios burger. Not forgetting a rum cocktail of course!

     

     

     

  • 10 Best Beaches in Barbados - The Telegraph

    Who loves the beach? White sand, turquoise seas, Barbados is just heaven. But there are so many gorgeous beaches in Barbados, its impossible to pick just one! The Telegraph have shared their 10 favourites.

    Please click here to read their favourite beaches in Barbados

     

  • Free Wifi

    Free wifi is available at St James Villa. Just use the passcode in the villa on arrival.

  • Our Foodie Favourites

    Our favourite restaurant are!

    Cin Cin – Perfect for a romantic meal overlooking the Caribbean sea or simply enjoying the cocktail scene.

    Café Carizma – Great for breakfast or lunch, but our favourite is the tapas and band on a Thursday night.

    Tides – A glorious fine dining experience with sea views – right next door to the villa!

    Nishi – Gorgeous fusion dining, plus a sushi bar.

    And we love plenty more!

     

  • Swimming with Turtles

    The turtles a wonderfulmpart of Barbados. They can be seen playing and feeding along the inshore reefs. You can also swim with them as they feed amongst the coral.

    Barbados is home to both the hawksbill and leatherback turtles. Once endangered by over-fishing, these great creatures are now protected and monitored throughout the Island. Do take a boat out to see them.

  • Holetown Festival 2016

    It will soon be time for the Holetown Festival - starting 14th February 2016!

  • Top Things To Do In Barbados - Hello Magazine, Nov 2014

    1. Sunset catamaran cruise and swimming with sea turtles, West Coast. Lounging on the open deck of a catamaran, sipping on a delectable rum punch and feeling the warm Caribbean sun tickle your face. 

    2. Oistins, South Coast. Oistins is the place to go on a Friday evening. Tourists and locals alike descend on the casual street food market. Try the mahi mahi - a common dolphinfish that is not Flipper! 

    3. Bathsheba, East Coast. Home to the best surf and beautiful sunrises. Set on the rugged East Coast, striking rock formations line the shore and provide the perfect backdrop for an epic sunrise.

    4. St Nicholas Abbey, Northern point. Barbados is land of the rum. Take a guided tour of the main house, steeped in a colourful history, and explore the rum-making mills in the sprawling green space. 

    5. The Boatyard, Bridgetown. The ultimate paradise, the Boatyard is a string of beach shacks and restaurants that serve all-day food, spine-tinglingly good cocktails and of course rum punch.

    6. Mount Gay Distillery, Bridgetown. A visit to Barbados wouldn't be complete without a stop at Mount Gay, where all of the brand's rum from around the world is first made in this distillery.

    7. The Gap, West Coast. Just under a mile long stretch of bars and restaurants, from reggae, calypso, salsa to R&B. Things start to get lively from 8pm and carry on into the small hours of the morning.

    8. Nightlife in Holetown. Disregard the name - Holetown is the place to go for a party on the West Coast. Head to First and Second Street, which are filled with bars, restaurants and nightclubs and are most lively on Fridays and Saturdays.

    9. Boardwalk, South Coast. A wooden walkway along the South Coast where you can job, amble, walk or just chill out. The cafes and restaurants dotted along make for a refreshing stop. 

  • Barbados Crop Over Festival

    The Crop Over summer festival is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival. Its origins can be traced back to the 1780s, when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar.

    At the end of the sugar season, a huge celebration marks the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest - the Crop Over celebration. The festival was revived in 1974 and other elements of Barbadian culture were infused to create the extravaganza that exists today - an event that attracts thousands of people from across the globe.

    www.barbadoscropoverfestival.com

     

  • Top Gear in Barbados

    Top Gear Festival made its Americas debut in Barbados at the newly renovated Bushy Park Circuit on 17-18 May 2014.

    Hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, Top Gear Festival Barbados featured an awe-inspiring line up of cars and driving talent including The Stig and the Top Gear Stunt Team. Tens of thousands of visitors flocked to the track to watch the stars in a series of Top Gear style stunts.

    www.topgearfestivalbarbados.com

  • Top 10 Caribbean Beaches - Guardian

    Holetown Beach is one of the best beaches I have ever been to: pure white sand and turquoise sea. Bars and restaurants next to the beach serving cocktails at sunset. It was peaceful, with only a handful of tourists. The best thing about this beach was the sunset at the end of the day and watching the fishing boats returning – paradise. Guardian Online, Holetown Beach in Barbados.

Swimming with the turtles
Crop Over in Barbados


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