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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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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Villa #90700
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                Multiple rentals Villa #9555
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                                Apartment #1630307
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                                                                House #847754
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1906489
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                                                                            Villa #8172177
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                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                Condo #494644vb
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  House #8150337
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                                                                                    Villa #6083615
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1027715
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1906489
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                          Villa #237357
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            Villa #11133
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Villa #9555
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      House #1899910
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                                                                                                      A Caribbean Treasure

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This villa is a real find, it is spacious and decorated to a very high standard. The owners have left nothing to chance and the villa is extremely well equipped. Two large on suite bedrooms with a further two large bedrooms sharing a family bathroom, enables this villa to accommodate eight people in comfort. The location is great, close to the shops and restaurants and just a short walk to the beach and the complimentary access to the Beach House complex with all of it's facilities, including a large pool and great beach side restaurant, is a real bonus. For eating out and just a short walk away there is 'Just Grilling' for reasonably priced local Bajan food. Also, a little further afield but still within walking distance are some great little eateries in First and Second streets in Holetown itself. More upmarket restaurants are in abundance, my favourite being the 'Lone Star' but 'The Cliff' takes some beating just for it's stunning location. Car hire is not necessary unless you want to explore the island, but the local buses are cheap and efficient, you could also try the yellow Reggie busses for a great experience. Make use of the information booklet provided by the owners as it is so useful. I particularly liked the well tended garden with plenty of space and lots of wild life, from the tiny humming birds to the local  Green monkeys. Also the private swimming pool with in-pool seating, nothing better than sipping a nice cool Banks beer to help you cool off at the end of those warm Caribbean days. Owners Michael and Jules  were so helpful , we just can't recommend this holiday villa highly enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful stay in amazing location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is my second stay at ocean view, Glitter Bay for another wonderful holiday in this superb apartment. The apartment is luxury personified. The location of the apartment could not be better and the complex is beautiful. I would have no reservations about recommending the property for a fabulous relaxing and luxury break.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful villa in quiet area.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from ten days in paradise! Firstly, I have to say that dealing with Linda was a pleasure from start to finish. She was always available if needed, and arranged our lifts from and to the airport for us. She also checked with us regularly to see if we needed anything. This villa is perfect for a home from home holiday. It is spacious, light and airy and beautifully furnished. There are mosquito and security grills on the outside of all windows which means that you can leave all of the windows open day and night. This gives a lovely airy feel to the place and gives nice through breezes. The air conditioning in the bedrooms is very efficient and the beds are very comfortable so we slept so well! The outdoor spaces are very private, except from the occasional visit from the friendly monkeys which is amazing. They visited us twice around breakfast time. The friendly housekeeper, Janice, visits twice a week to change beds and towels etc. There are plenty of towels provided including beach towels. This villa actually has all the amenities you need. The access that is provided to the Beach House is what makes this extra special. The Beach House is about a 15 minute walk away, but it is an easy walk. The access provides you with the use of all facilities at The Beach House so you have sun beds and shade and free iced water. There is a bar to buy drinks, and a restaurant for lunch and dinner. Also showers and changing rooms with lockers should you need them. We felt quite happy leaving our belongings out when we went for lunch or in the sea. It is a nice place, solely for use by members. The best part is the beach! It is particularly quiet and the water is beautiful here! The villa is situated in a quiet backwater, next door to a small hotel, whose pool we used on one occasion after checking at reception that it was ok to do so. There is a nice little cafe, a few shops and the bus stop within a 5/10 minute walk, and then the main supermarket and restaurants are about a 15 minute walk. Everything is within easy reach. We used the buses on two occasions. We went to Bridgetown on the blue bus, and then rode the yellow reggae bus to Speightstown which is an experience not to be missed!! You need the correct money, but it is only 1US dollar per person per ride. Amazing value. The locals are all very friendly and we always felt safe. We only have positives to say about this villa and holiday. Thank you Linda!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017