Golden Sunset View Apartments are located in St James on the west coast of Barbados, which is famous for its white sandy beaches and calm, clear, blue sea. All the west coast is ideal for watersports.

Paynes Bay Beach

The apartments are  5 minutes walk from Paynes Bay beach where you can:

  • Relax or swim in the calm Caribbean sea
  • Enjoy watersports - scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, water skiing, glass bottom boat rides, fishing, boat cruises and other activites
  • Sun bathe or just chill out on the beach
  • Swim with the turtles, which is popular in Paynes Bay
  • Walk for miles along  pale, creamy white, sandy beaches
  • Golf and tennis facilities are within easy access.

The coastal road is under 5 minutes walk away with buses to Bridgetown (capital), Oistens and St Lawrence Gap to the South as well as buses to Holetown and Speightstown to the north.

Local Places to Visit

200 meters up the hill inland from the apartments  you will find Polo Ridge where part of the former Holders plantation was located and acres of sugar cane was grown.

A further 200 meters along the road inland is the building which was the former St John the Baptist School where a number of famous Barbadian and West Indian Cricketers went to school. The playing fields are nearby on which a number of them developed their cricketing talents. Marshalls Bar, a small, popular local bar and restaurant is near the playing field and is a popular haunt of a range of cricketing enthusiasts. Here you can sample some traditional Bajan food.

Holetown is a mile away from the apartments to the north along the coast road and is of historical interest because it is where the first British settlers landed in Barbados and where the famous monument can be seen as a reminder of its former British colonial past.

Holetown also has numerous shops, banks and a wide variety of restaurants.

There is an annual festival in Holetown, which is held in February.

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