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Destination guide

A taste of class in Holetown

Holetown is luxury without the OTT pizzazz. Laden with chic boutiques, and also English heritage landmarks and charming seaside promenades, it's a place to splash the cash, enjoy the slow pace of Barbadian life and get into the rhythm of the island vibe. Snorkelling beaches line the coast around town, there are sizzling Caribbean fish fries in the BBQ grills along the main streets and countless cocktail bars, where the sunset shows are irresistible. Holetown holiday rentals also run the gamut from spacious family apartments to uber-swish villas with infinity pools and tennis courts and more.

Things to do

Holetown's aquatic enjoyments

Head along the Bajan coast just north of Holetown's salt-washed cocktail shacks and restaurants and you'll come to the Folkestone Marine Park and Museum. With an artificial reef, a sunken ship now teeming with life, plenty of local scuba outfitters and an interpretive centre, it promises a fun-filled day out for all ages. With kids? Hit the aquarium to wonder at multicoloured parrotfish and tropical swimmers. Feeling adventurous? Dive down to see the haunting wreck of the Stavronikita. Eager for romance? An oceanside walkway and picnic spots take care of that.

Activities

Embrace the heritage of Holetown

Holetown is the famous home of the Barbados Holetown Festival. A blowout of twirling Caribbean colours and flamboyant dancing, drum-whacking tattoos and street parades, it's like the islanders' answer to Mardi Gras or the fiestas of Brazil. You'll be swept up in a whirlwind of local crafts and candle-making, eating tangy Bajan seafood and knocking back plenty of those delicious Barbadian rum punches. And if you don't happen to be around for all the action in February? Don't worry – Holetown holiday rentals on the coast mean access to lively beach shacks and fish BBQs and more.

Weather

Keeping it dry in Holetown

There might be just a couple of degrees change in the temperature in Holetown between August and December, but the amount of rain that falls in this corner of the Caribbean can almost double during the steamier months of the year. That means a trip in the wintertime or early spring, between December and April, is prime. You can settle in Holetown holiday rentals then to make the most of the Bajan rays, snorkel in calm seas and really hone the tan.

Natural features

From crystal seas to caves in Holetown

Holetown sits midway up the west coast of Barbados. It's lined by a long run of yellow-white sand that's powdery and soft, and is famed for having some of the top swimming conditions on the island – think turquoise seas. There's a fringing of reefs and some artificial clusters of coral gardens waiting for those who delve beneath the surface. Heading in the other direction will open up wilder hills and mist-topped valleys. You can go there to see rugged rock formations at the Welchman Hall Gully, or to delve into deep tunnels spiked with stalagmites at Harrison's Cave.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Holetown

Fly into Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Holetown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,324 holiday lettings around Holetown. From 956 villas to 869 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Holetown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Holetown:

  • Saint Lawrence Gap: 320 holiday homes
  • Brighton: 35 holiday homes
  • Rockley: 196 holiday homes
  • Hastings: 160 holiday homes
  • Inch Marlow: 90 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Holetown?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Holetown. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Holetown Beach: 3,060 holiday lettings
  • Sunset Crest Shopping Centre: 3,063 holiday lettings
  • Sandy Lane Beach: 3,059 holiday lettings
  • Holetown Monument: 3,059 holiday lettings
  • St. James Parish Church: 3,060 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Holetown listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Holetown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 956 Villas in Holetown. Our other popular types of Holetown holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 869 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 347 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 56 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Holetown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,544 holiday homes with pool available in Holetown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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