Half Moon Royal Villas
Travel Blogs from St. James
... the shuttle came along within 5M; huzzah [is that what you say, Roddy?]. On a day when it was probably -15C out, that was appreciated, especially jjust being in an All Blacks' rugby jersey. I should freeze, Tom, wearing such attire? Hey, they are the reigning champs. Too many people on the shuttle way too cheery for 0600 in the morning.
Threw the jersey in my checked luggage on entering the terminal. Used the kiosk for checking in, ...
... and the next thing I know I'm being presented with a bottle of spit... Rodd had also given them some vegemite and a koala so that helped I'm sure! Before we knew it we were heading back to the dock. I would absolutely recommend doing this, it was $115pp but so nice to only have such a small group.. at one stage we saw a couple of big barge type boats that our guys called "cattlemarans" or the "refugee boats" and these are the ones that those that booked through ...
... up the day's food shopping and head back to the hut, leaving Ruth and Malcolm to pay a visit to Surfside.
The rest of the day is about chilling, eating and drinking - just for a change.
Malcolm and Ruth try their hand at pepper pot stew and everyone really enjoys it.
Ruth, mum and Malcolm settle down to watch a film and the rest of us are so worn out from the day's adventures that it's an early night for us all. ...
We celebrated the day with a walk to Carlisle Bay, sun and swim in the afternoon ( OK, some more painting too!) Soon we'll head over to the Manager's Cocktail party and position ourselves to get as many fishcakes in us as we can! We'll get the courage to do that from the free Rum Punch! Maybe we won't need to go out for dinner? We ended up staying for ...
... 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
Porters, 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 $294
- 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 $32