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Make a holiday rental, home or a beachfront villa in Holetown, Barbados your home away from home

Holetown was the first settlement in Barbados, the jewel of the Caribbean. Blessed with white sandy beaches and stunning scenery, Holetown Barbados has become a retreat on Barbados’ Platinum Coast. Holetown marks the landing spot of Captaon Henry Powell in 1625, and a monument still stands, although it marks the occasion as occurring in 1605!

Places to holiday in St James, Barbados

Barbados is an island filled with gems. The coastal regions allow you to swim, dive, snorkel, wreck dive, fish and sail, and there are many caves and coves to explore. The towns of Bridgetown and Speightstown are great towns to explore and meet the locals.

A villa in Holetown gives you an idyllic base to explore the whole of Barbados. There are no end of scenic beaches and colonial houses and plantations to enjoy on your Barbados holiday, not least the Francia Plantation and the incredible views to both north and south from Hackelton’s Cliff.

For nature, the Graeme Hall Swamp and bird Sanctuary and the Ocean Park are must see attractions.

Things to do on holiday in Holetown, Barbados

Holetown is on the most exclusive stretch of the Barbados coast, due to the magnificent beaches, crystal clear waters and luxury Barbados beachfront villas. The annual Holetown festival is a colourful festival of arts, crafts, historical parades, and music. Taking a Barbados villa in Holetown at this time of year is an exciting and fun time to rent.

Holetown is not a large settlement by any means. It does have shops, restaurants and bars, but it is not a vibrant town, but a relaxed easy-going village with magnificent natural surroundings. The Folkestone Marine Park is a great place to see some of the more unique animals living on the island, and snorkelling trails and glass bottomed boat expeditions can be arranged from the visitor centre.

Venturing off the sublime white powder beach, the waters of Holetown are magnificent for scuba diving. Visibility is very long, and there are some beautiful and bizarre fish and sea life swimming off the Barbados shores. Water skiing is also very popular here, and there are facilities and boats available from the beach. The great year-round weather also lends itself to other outdoor activities, such as taking tennis lessons or hiking in the countryside.

Weather in Holetown, Barbados

A Barbados villa rental in Holetown, St James is sun drenched all year round. Average daily high temperatures reach 29°C, but the northeast trade winds keep holidaymakers refreshed. Hurricanes usually miss Barbados, but if you are taking a Holetown beachfront villa, it is worth remembering that the hurricane season runs from June until October.

Flights to Holetown, Barbados

Flights arrive in Bridgetown (BGI) Barbados direct from London, Bristol (BRS), Birmingham (BHX), Liverpool (LPL), Manchester (MAN), and 18 other British Airports. British Airways provide regular flights, and offer some good deals on cheap flights to Barbados.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect house, perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Have just returned from 2 weeks in this beautiful home. There was absolutely nothing lacking. From the moment we arrived and were met by the house manager Raphael who showed us everything we needed to know about the house, we knew that we were going to have a great 2 weeks and we weren't disappointed. A beautiful garden, with a frequent visit from some very friendly, and brave, birds. The first day we spent exploring the beaches were in walking distance. The nearest was down the Queens Fort drive just across from Mango Drive. Keep walking down the drive and follow it round to the right. Once you hit the sand turn right and up and over the steps. Beautiful swimming area in front of Glitter Bay. Watch the tide times tho as the steps do become slightly inaccessible at high tide. Reeds Beach (recommended by Heather and Mark) was another beautiful beach although the waves were HUGE one day we went so getting in and out the sea was tricky. These were freak waves I'm sure as other days they were gently lapping up, typical of west coast. Lone Star breakfast is HIGHLY recommended as is the gourmet buffet at Fairmont on a Tuesday night. Although we had a car this time for 2 weeks the location is so ideal that you could easily do without a car. Reggae buses and a pleasant walk to/from Holetown along the beach would make getting provisions easy enough. If you do have a car then Cost U Less near Warrens was the best value for supermarkets. I've already been looking at returning next year as this is the best house yet. We've stayed in 3 in the area. Thanks Heather and Mark for opening your home for us to enjoy.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Spacious and Private, Just Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Property is very large, bedrooms are enormous, Ideal for our family and everyone loved the pool it was by far the biggest, of any of the rental homes we have visited. Was lovely to just have our own private home, the garden was beautiful and were able to pick our own fruit from the trees. Can't wait to go back again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Great location, quiet peaceful, walking distance to everything.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Well kept property. Really nice friendly staff. Would go back in an instant!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017