As soon as your feet touch the warm, golden sand on a St James holiday with the Co-operative Travel, you'll know you're in for a very special time indeed. This lively, upmarket resort which is noted for its restaurants and shops has quite a pulse, and yet at the same time visitors usually find themselves slipping into that typically laid-back Caribbean lifestyle.
Situated on the island's west coast, you'll be in your St James holiday accommodation within 20 to 30 minutes of leaving the island's airport - and ready to relax into the chilled-out vibe which typifies holidays in the Caribbean.
The beach in St James follows the typical pattern of others found along Barbados' west coast - golden sands stretching out to a calm azure blue sea. Your first glimpse of it on your package holiday or all-inclusive holiday will win you over, and you'll know that you're in for a relaxing, recharging treat of major proportions.
The city of Holetown is the beating heart of the St James area, descended upon by people from all over the world seeking out its shops, restaurants and bars. You'll have many opportunities to splash out on holiday souvenirs in the three separate malls contained in the area, especially as you can buy tax-free on production of your passport and return flight ticket.
Serious golfers will also be keen to embark on a St James holiday, as the Royal Westmore Golf Club is one of the best-established in the Caribbean, and host of the annual Barbados Seniors Open, a late-season highlight of the European Seniors Tour.
Long before the arrival of such pursuits though, sugar was a major contributor to St James' prosperity, and you can trace its influence at the Portvale Sugar Museum, which also takes you right through its production, from cane to table.
If a St James holiday sounds sweet to you, check out The Co-operative Travel for an enticing choice of holidays including last-minute holidays and late deals and offers to St James today. Then get set to take off to the sunny Caribbean - and just chill.