Half Moon Royal Villas
Travel Blogs from St. James
Randy and I have arranged a morning segway tour and 5 of our new friends have decided to join us. We come out of the terminal and find that our tour guide is not there. A taxi driver calls the segway driver and he arranges to have him take us to the starting point. We drive and drive and drive. We're all wondering if he knows where he is going. Every other segway tour I have ...
... us on a 3-4 hour tour where we saw $3000 per night hotels and the homes of Tiger Woods and Ricky Martin. We stopped at a church and saw abandoned sugar mills. Our last stop was a view point of the Atlantic Ocean, where we had a drink and enjoyed the view.
We stopped for souvenirs before getting back on the boat.
... of visiting was Batts Rock, a small paradise-like beach away from tourists that Wex and Nat have founded as 'the local'. Golden sands and warm water - whats not to like.
The first Friday of our stay we headed to Oistins where they have a weekly Fish market, fresh and cooked. We sat down to an awesome Marlin fish meal on the south coast. Although busy with tourists, it was definitely worth the effort to get a seat. Whilst eating we ...
... Boardwalk where we had a nice meal last time has gone so just a fruit punch at the Waterfront Cafe before walking back to the ship.
A bit of shopping and free internet in the terminal which is filled with crew all on their phones and lap tops making use of the free WiFI. That evening as many as possible got off and made use of this facility to catch up with home.
... 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 | 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 Holetown Barbados, 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 $62