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#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Saint James Parish
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Shades Holiday Apartments is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Saint James Parish, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

St. James Parish Church (1.7 mi), located nearby, makes Shades Holiday Apartments a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Saint James Parish landmark.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the guest house.

Shades Holiday Apartments Hotel features outdoor furniture and beach chairs, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and barbeque facilities. If you are driving to Shades Holiday Apartments Hotel, free parking is available.

While in Saint James Parish be sure to experience local lobster favorites at The Cliff, Cariba Restaurant and Bar, or Daphne's Barbados.

Enjoy your stay in Saint James Parish!

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Snorkeling
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Carol H wrote a review May 2022
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Lovely clean apartment, perfectly located on a residential street. A short walk to the beach and bus stops at the bottom of the road if you want to go further afield. A very warm welcome from Rochelle and her family. Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Lorna and Russ wrote a review Apr 2022
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Shades is located within walking distance of the beautiful Paynes Bay beach. Rochelle made us so welcome, the apartment was clean and well equipped, theres a pool and qym area. The only thing I wished I knew before arrival was being able to pre order essential groceries, as we were on a late flight in.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Michael-Rosella wrote a review Mar 2022
Fredericton, Canada87 contributions48 helpful votes
We have been at Shades for almost a month now – we were here March 2020 which was supposed to be for a month when midway the pandemic called us back to Canada. 2022, we came back to do a do over. It has been great. Because of Covid, we haven’t done many outings, but we have felt safe outside Shades and have had great meals with locally bought stuff. We went out to several restaurants right around, including one spectacular one that requires staff & clients to be vaccinated. Local people will tell you to stay away and wear your mask. Only 53% of the population is vaccinated, but they are well informed and careful. The on-site Shades managers are discreet, attentive, and professional. We booked for 2023. Nuff said.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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leslie f wrote a review Feb 2022
New York City, New York306 contributions65 helpful votes
We're in first floor apartment (of a 2 story villa) with our own patio for breakfast, facing the garden. Simple but very nice and exceedingly clean in all parts of the complex including around the pool. Five minutes walk to gorgeous beach, warm clear clean water and sand. Although it's not on the beach it's quieter because it's away from the noisy road. Short bus ride with the natives to Tides or Paul Owens restaurants 75cents and taxi back $15.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Judith J wrote a review Dec 2021
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My daughter and I stayed at Sades for 7 nights. We were quarantining and I can't think of a better place to be quarantined. We had a 2 bedroom apartment with a patio area, where we were able to sit out and enjoy the garden views and glorious sunshine. The Shades apartments are surrounded by exceptionally well-maintained gardens which really add a feel of the Caribbean, especially when you cannot venture far afield. From the patio we were able to see the sun setting. When we finished quarantining and were able to venture out, we were pleasantly surprised. Shades is ideally located. It is a short drive away from the popular Holetown, or for the more adventurous you can enjoy the walk. Shades is literally a few mins walk from the beach. The apartments offer a gym, swimming pool and laundry facilities. There is a gazebo where you can sit if the sun is too much. For those of you wanting beautiful and peaceful surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle, then Shades is the place to be. The hosts are friendly and professional and do all they can to make your stay enjoyable. I am really looking forward to going back when I can fully enjoy all that Shades have to offer.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Abraham Peter wrote a review Jan 2021
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well , my family and I have vacationed quite a bit within the United States but never really ventured out until this year January 4th and I must say it was the best ever bar none ... lots of stress at the beginning with the pandemic and testing issues that the island was going through ... took us a minute to receive our test results back , 24 hrs came to 10 days quarantined ... but MS JAQUI LEE made it super easy for my family , she was awesome , made sure we had groceries , drinks , good conversation .. she was just awesome !! We have definitely found our home away from home ... will not stay anywhere else when we return ... SHADES OF BARBADOS IS THE SPOT ... #shadesofbarbadosisdespot I would recommend them 500% they made it sooooooo easy , even when she didnt have to , she did ... PERFECT HOST !!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Allan May wrote a review Jan 2021
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
It is always a delight to stay at Shades when we are in Barbados. It is our go to place in Saint James. Jacqui is an unbelievably good host and she makes you feel like part of the family as soon as you arrive. She effortlessly helped us through the Covid testing process, organised groceries whilst quarantining and is a constant supplier of smiles and advice. Shades itself is perfectly placed for all the delights of St James such as Paynes Bay, Roti Den, Holetown and all the other delights of the west coast. The pool area on site is perfect for a lazy day grillin' in the sun. The onsite gym is a bonus with a couple of machines and weights if you are that way inclined. I would fully recommend a stay at Shades if you are looking to stay on the Platinum Coast.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Sonia10 wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom77 contributions13 helpful votes
We are staying in a lovely 2 bed apartment that overlooks the pool. Jacqui is the ultimate Super host and is everything everyone I know has mentioned. She provides tips, guidance, care, fun, positivity and is quick to sort anything out! The walk is 3 mins to the beach and the alternative is to lounge by the pool. Jacqui reminds you that this is "a home from home".
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Que4nie wrote a review Mar 2020
Chepstow, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
Shades is an amazing place to stay. The apartment was well equipped with all you need, the landscaped gardens were a delight to sit in and enjoy the pool complex. The location is a 5 mins walk from the lovely Paynes Beach where all the catamrans drop anchor to snorkel with the turtles and watch the sunset. Our lovely hostess Jacqui was always on hand to help with any queries or bookings that we wanted to do. Would highly recommend staying at Shades.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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kevin7pam wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom62 contributions79 helpful votes
From the time we arrived we felt completely at home. Jacqui is a superb host, nothing is too much trouble and she is so friendly and welcoming. The apartment we stayed in was perfect, it was very comfortable, had everything you need and was beautifully clean-Sabina who came in each day was terrific. On site there is a small, very well equipped gym, a lovely swimming pool and great gardens to relax in, with sun loungers and a large gazebo with tables and chairs. There is also a guests bbq. The Appartments are in a brilliant location, 2 mins walk down the road to the beach, which is gorgeous and the sea is great for swimming, it’s not rough and we saw turtles every day. Restaurants are in easy walking distance and busses run into Holetown-roughly, 5 mins journey, frequently. We will certainly be going back.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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US$159 - US$311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shades Holiday Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Shades Holiday Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Paynes Bay Beach (0.2 km), Holders Farmers Market (0.7 km), and Sandy Lane Beach (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Shades Holiday Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Shades Holiday Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shades Holiday Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Shades Holiday Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shades Holiday Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cariba Restaurant and Bar, The Cliff, and Bajan Blue at Sandy Lane.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shades Holiday Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Shades Holiday Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, Shades Holiday Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shades Holiday Apartments?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Shades Holiday Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Andromeda Botanic Gardens (12.8 km), George Washington House (9.9 km), and Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club (10.1 km).