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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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Holetown Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

 

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This was our third stay at this amazing home (twice with the former owners and most recently with the new owners). The house is wonderfully maintained, with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. The airy master suite has beautiful high ceilings and a lovely en suite. The backyard is very private and quiet, and the pool is perfect for cooling down on a hot afternoon, or for a late night dip. On our most recent trip we saw a troop of monkeys run across the fence line or through the yard three mornings in a row. The location is wonderful - just a few minutes from wonderful beaches, restaurants and a grocery store, as well as the Beach House, with its large well appointed pool area.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Wonderful Stay

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We stayed as a family of four (two boys, aged 12 and 10) at the beautiful Ocean Blue apartment at Glitter Bay. Prior to our arrival, we exchanged many emails with the owner, Penny, who patiently answered all of our questions and made sure that we were happy before we had even arrived. On arrival, we were met by our driver, Perry, who had been organised by Penny. He was a great fun, knowledgable, reliable and helped shepherd us around for our entire stay. As to the apartment itself, words cannot express how beautifully decorated and maintained it is. The furnishings and design are stunning, its a great size for a family of four and Penny has managed to think of everything. It is also perfectly located for both pool and beach and the view to the beach is breathtaking. Glitter Bay itself is a well run property: the gardens and tennis courts, are perfectly maintained, the pool is clean, the beach is perfect and the staff all made us feel welcome. It is also brilliantly located for the many great restaurants around Holetown and Speightstown. On the subject of which, special mention must go to Sea Cat. We should also mention Chauntel who visited daily to keep the apartment sparkling, which included helping us with some clothes washing. We really can't recommend Ocean Blue highly enough and can't wait to go back. Those early evenings spent on the stunning terrace with G&Ts will live long in the memory.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017