Barbados holidays for family fun and water-sports

St James is the sophisticated, upmarket Barbadian ‘parish’ on the western coast of the island, overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, and boasting many excellent hotels - in fact, some of the best in Barbados. St James beach has everything you could hope for in a Caribbean holiday - pure white sand, gently waving palms and warm, clear water. In St James, the pace of life is relaxed and the clientele tend to be chic and well-heeled. This is the part of the island that international celebrities head for. Not surprisingly St James boasts a world class 18-hole golf course, and many upmarket seafood restaurants and cocktail bars.