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Travel Blogs from St. James
... inner harbor to the downtown area of the city. Now that we had visited both the parliament and the church, we could return to Chamberlain Bridge and cross from the inner to outer harbor area of the harbor.
We walked back passed the Dolphin Fountain in Independence Square to Chamberlain Bridge. According to legend, the capital city of Bridgetown received its name from the Arawak Indian Bridge that the first settlers found spanning the inlet. The town was first known simply as ...
The anchorage here in Carlisle Bay is just off the main town of Bridgetown, off a sandy beach and in clear water. A dinghy ride takes us right into the centre of town where it is noisy and colourful. After 13 days at sea it is definite assault on the senses, add to that the chaos of Christmas and it is quite a wonderful madness.
The shops are in full retail swing, there ...
... floaty," sipped on a decadent coffee ice cream cocktail, visited with some New Yorkers, and got a pretty good sunburn, so it was time to head back to the room. We got all ready (took me a total of a half hour, cuz I never do my hair!) and were ready to go to the shops and a mall, but it was pouring down rain... and it didn't appear to be stopping any time soon. We didn't know how closed in the shops were, so we decided to wait ...
... sitting on the chaise lounge chairs, which were situated on the hotel deck, but steps away from the sand. The minute the sun went down, out came about 15 little crabs!! EWWW!!! My phone vibrated, and I screamed because I thought for sure it was a crab crawling up my chair! We tossed the little guy a lemon from my water, and he instantly grabbed on to that sucker and dashed under ground to... eat it, I ...
... be able to backtrack to the same location (fat chance). However, after a swim, we packed up and tried to navigate the island for the first time by ourselves. It only took three turns, before we had to make a u-turn and return to the road we missed. But we did well after that. We bought some groceries at Emerald City (no wizard), then I insisted that we get a bite a Chefette, via the drive-thru. It's a chicken place, but there's something very bizarre ...
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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 $273
- Nice Hotel
- Our day at the colony club
- Just loved it
St James Beach, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $464
- Faultless - 11th September 2004
- The best hotel in Barbados
St. James Beach Holetown Barbados, St. James | 3 star hotelfrom $237
- 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 $282
- Eigentlich nicht so toll
- Understated luxury for those in the know
- Shame about the Cruise Ships
Holetown, St. James | 5 star hotelfrom $168
- Great place
- The best holiday we have ever had
Holetown, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $109
- Beautiful setting...
- Fantastic little hotel / "villa" complex
- Perfect for families and couples looking for relaxation!
Sunset Crest, St. James | 3 star hotelfrom $99
Paynes Bay, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $281
- 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 $166
Abbey, St. James | 4 star hotelfrom $292
Mount Standfast, St. James | Hotelfrom $350