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Important Guide for St James Buyers to Purchase Beach Front Villas, Gated Communities, Homes, Condominiums and Vacant Lots for Real Estate in St James
St James is located on the western side of central Barbados. Its shimmering shores and sandy white beaches make this area of Barbados a popular destination for the rich and famous. Once known as the "golden coast" its recent increase in popularity has forced this islands status to climb from the "golden coast" to the "platinum coast". St James not only offers pure sandy white beaches, crystal blue waters and an all year round sunny climate but fantastic shopping and outstanding food as well. All these attractive qualities make thousands of people vacation here from all around the globe, many of which choose to purchase properties or even re-locate here. With such a wide variety of real estate on offer you can choose from modern beach front condos, self-contained apartments to luxurious villas with private pools and large gardens for the entire family. St James also has plenty of available land making it the perfect place to design your dream home from scratch. Whatever your desires, once you visit this paradise area of Barbados you will soon understand why so many people fall in love with it!
Learn why buyers choose St James property:
St James is a truly magnificent place to visit or even to live. The relaxed atmosphere found here makes it completely different to what you would find at home. Local people are friendly and warm welcoming to all new expats. The all year round sunny climate means you can always enjoy the activities, attractions and true quality family time. If you're hesitant because you worried about work and schooling, don't be, Barbados has a huge amount of schools and work opportunities for all. The choice of real estate is extensive so whatever your needs are there really is something suited to all.Know! Which properties buyers invest in St James, Barabdos?
- Vacant land with fantastic views making it an ideal location for your dream home.
- Spacious Family town houses close to beaches, schools and local amenities.
- Modern condos with ocean views, in a securely gated community.
- Commercial premises available for all types of businesses.
- Luxurious villas with private pools and breath taking scenery.
Points of interest and activities in St James
St James has a huge list of activities, sightseeing opportunities and places of interest for residents and tourists to enjoy. If you're vacationing here you will fill your days with the guided tours, water sports and land activates on offer. As the weather here is fantastic all year round, you will find you spend most of your days outside soaking up the sun and relaxing in the serene atmosphere.First time investor in St James? A must check out list of what all to see in St James...
The Country Club At Sandy Lane - With five lakes, views of the Caribbean ocean and lush greens, it's no wonder why it's also known as a "golfer's paradise". Designed by Tom Fazio and home to the 2006 world golf championships this 72 par, 7,060 yard course is a must for all golf fans.
Limegrove Cinemas - Limegrove Cinemas in St James Parish offers a 3D cinema complex with table service. So if you want to sit back, relax and watch all the latest movies, why not let someone else do the cooking? Check out Limegrove's popular menu including chilli cheese burgers, curly fries, samosas and a selection of wines and beers. Please note reservations are recommended.
Paynes Bay Beach - From kicking back and relaxing in the sun to jet skiing, snorkeling and swimming with turtles, there is something for all the family. Paynes is also known for its friendly local people and outstanding fresh produce that you can purchase here. Paynes is easily accessible with several Local buses stopping just off the beach front.
St James Parish Church - Join one of the local run guided tours and learn all about the history of St James Church. Set in beautiful old rock and stained glassed windows, its beautiful detail is simply breathe taking, very photogenic and steeped in history.
Frank Hutson Sugar Museum - Take a step back in time and visit one of the very few commercial sugar museums that allow and run guided tours. Frank's run a very experienced and knowledgeable tour filled with history and heritage.
Other places of interest - Barbados Polo Club, Royal Westmoreland Golf and Country Club, The Green Monkey Golf club, Folkestone Marine Park, Apes Hill Golf Club and Tyrol Cot Heritage Village.
Dining and night time entertainment in St James Barbados
Whilst you're visiting St James you may want to dine out and enjoy the fantastic range of bars and restaurants, so much you will be spoilt for choice. One highly recommended restaurant is Daphne's Barbados, Daphne's is located on Paynes Bay and is one of the areas only waterfront dining experiences, their extensive menu includes anything from Italian cuisine to delicious traditional Barbadian food which is a must try while you are staying here. After your meal why not enjoy a relaxing few drinks at Daphne's bar while you listen to the surf gently lap at the shore under the beautiful starry sky. Barbados is known for its fantastic nightlife offering venues such as reggae bars and live music lounges and if you want to get out and about to mix with the locals, St Lawrence is the place to be. St Lawrence is situated just a stone's throw away from St James and has regular daily bus or taxi connections to get you there. Once you arrive at St Lawrence you will find an array of different bars, clubs and restaurants, however for a true taste of the Barbados cultures, visit the Harbour Lights Club which is an exclusive opened aired club and known as one of the islands most trendy venues. Every night has a designated theme night with top live entertainment such as barefoot dancing under the moon lit palms and jamming to the beats of a live calypso band.
Weather info of St James for an investment point of view:
With over 3000 hours of sunshine each year Barbados climate is warm all year round, the average day time temperature is around 30 degrees and there is also a gentle North Easterly wind which just takes the edge of those high temperatures. The dry season here runs from January through to June, after the dry season you will experience some rain, however these are short showers and the sun is soon shinning again. June through to October is known as the hurricane season and St James often encounters tropical rain storms. Tropical rain storms are truly spectacular and many tourists enjoy this experience. Many people actually prefer to travel here between June and October for many reasons: Accommodation is somewhat cheaper, the weather is much more bearable as the rain doesn't hit till late afternoon to experience the spectacular rain storms.
Travel to and around St James
Traveling to St James is very simple, the closet airport is Grantley Adams International Airport which is just over half an hour away. Many international airlines fly back and forth to Grantley on a daily basis. On arrival at the airport you will find a taxi rank and several local rental car companies available to take you straight through to St James. Rental cars can also be booked in advance over the internet and ready for pick up as soon as you get off the plane. Whilst you're visiting the island, you may want to get around and go exploring. The local bus connections are fantastic and a great opportunity to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving. Shared transportation is an option too with local ZR vans. Vans which are available from pretty much anywhere on the island but must be pre-booked in advance. All vans all are fully functional, well maintained and driven by local experienced drivers.
How buying through a reputable Coldwell Banker estate agent helps?
Once you have decided to purchase your new home here in St Andrew, you will want to find a reputable and reliable real estate agent to assist you in the purchasing process. The procedures for purchasing property in another country can be completely different to your home country so it is best to gather as much information as possible and speak to your realtor if you have any questions no matter how big or small. Here at Coldwell Banker Barbados Realty we are highly experienced in all aspects of property purchases in Barbados and our agents will answer any questions you have and also take you through the process every step of the way right up until you have the keys to your new house in your hand. So when you arrive here, don't hesitate to come in and see us to find out what we can do for you.
The St James Parish on Barbados is a pure slice of paradise, the fantastic range of activities, water sports and cultural history found here makes it a hot spot for the rich and famous. The breath-taking scenery you experience on arrival makes it so easy to fall in love with this island. Experiencing the vast range of luxurious homes and property for sale that line the beach fronts such as the beautiful luxurious villas, condos overlooking the beaches and town house for sale easily explains why so many are wishing to purchase their dream home in St James Barbados. New residents quickly become settled as the locals are so friendly, warm and welcoming, Moving to St James really is a complete life changing experience. The chilled out and relaxed atmosphere encourages new residence to adopt a whole new way of life.
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