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Travel Blogs from St. James
Up early - 6.30! As we had to immigrate at 7.10 and be out of the cabin by 8 am. Bit brutal, but hey ho all good things come to an end. It will be a long day as we are up, immigrated and out of the cabin by 8am. I had some breakfast then went and sat with Dave in the Blue Bar. Sat and read, wandered about the ship etc. then we joined ...
... bumped into my good friend Hector, as well as Spoons and Ben. They were headed to Cuba via Madrid! It was pleasant to have a quick catch up. The flight was relaxing, with Gav and Rich earning a double rum and coke for attempting the splits. I'm not sure either - apparently the air hostesses were dead impressed though. After landing in Barbados, we got a brief taxi to our hotel for the night. It's called the Time Out. A walk on the beach and ...
The title "Sweet Fuh Days" is a Bajan expression we thought was appropriate for today.
Our 48 day cruise is winding down. After today there's one more port, and a bunch of sea days, then New York. Frankly, if we have to visit another church we'll scream.
Today we chose to go on a 5-star sailing catamaran trip along the coast of Barbados. I guess they use the term 5-star loosely, unless ...
... to Ushuaia on 13th January 2006.
As we hadn't managed to do the tour of Kensington Oval when we arrived here, we decided to make that our first stop after breakfast. We had to be out of our cabin by 8.00am anyway, so we left our bags in the Arena theatre for safekeeping, then took a walk to the famous cricket ground which opened for tours at 9.00am. So we were their first visitors of the day :-)
... we didn't feel "catered to," but I think the type of people who stay here are the "stuffy" type who don't want to be bothered. We clearly are not like that, right?!
Next item on the agenda: ZIP LINE!!! That was an experience of a lifetime! Our guides were really the ones who made it extra great. We bantered back and forth about their "accent," which is really a dialect they said I would pick up if I were here ...
Other places to stay in St. James
PO Box 429, Paynes Bay | 4 star hotelfrom $237
- Not very luxurious...
- Sadly disappointed
- Don't come here if you want good service
Porters, St. James, Porters | 4 star hotelfrom $257
- Nice Hotel
- Our day at the colony club
- Just loved it
St James Beach, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $458
- Faultless - 11th September 2004
- The best hotel in Barbados
St. James Beach, St. James | 3 star hotelfrom $228
- Discovery Bay is A-OK
- Great place to stay
- Great Value
Paynes Bay, St. James | Hotelfrom $280
- Friendly nicely presented
- Dinning in a sauna!!!!!!
- Poor mans hotel
Paynes Bay, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $265
- Eigentlich nicht so toll
- Understated luxury for those in the know
- Shame about the Cruise Ships
Holetown, St. James | 5 star hotelfrom $476
- Great place
- The best holiday we have ever had
Holetown, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $106
- Beautiful setting...
- Fantastic little hotel / "villa" complex
- Perfect for families and couples looking for relaxation!
Sunset Crest, St. James | 3 star hotelfrom $102
Paynes Bay, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $290
- Stay at The House . . . Refinance yours!
- Great Concept, Staff, Just Needs a little Polish
- An Upgrade, but needs more attention
Paynes Bay, St. James | 3 star hotelfrom $155
Mount Standfast, St. James | Hotelfrom $350
Abbey, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $367
Paynes Bay, St. James | 1 star hotelfrom $62