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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (15 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    Villa #6771845
    15
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (7 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      House #8164800
      7
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        Excellent! 4.6/5
        (5 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Apartment #6814598
        5
        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (21 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Villa #1007318
          21
          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (21 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Apartment #1903110
            21
            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
              Very Good! 4/5
              (7 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Apartment #1989602
              7
              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (18 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #417101
                18
                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (10 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Condo #92053
                  10
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                    (12 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #74577
                    12
                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (31 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Multiple rentals Villa #9555
                      31
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (18 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 3
                        Apartment #415173
                        18
                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (21 reviews)
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                          • Studio
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 3
                          Apartment #3219
                          21
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Townhome #4267786
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Apartment #6864703
                              1
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                (5 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #586394vb
                                5
                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Apartment #14455
                                  5
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (8 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Apartment #1030116
                                    8
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                      (18 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Bungalow #404822
                                      18
                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                        (9 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1027715
                                        9
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (22 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Villa #857374
                                          22
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Multiple rentals Villa #1052177
                                            2
                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #1630307
                                              16
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Condo #494644vb
                                                9
                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1906489
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Villa #6824103
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Townhome #3530674
                                                      8
                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Good! 3.8/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Villa #8172177
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Villa #4321233
                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1906489
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #8225943
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Apartment #395665
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                  (20 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Villa #66453
                                                                  20
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Villa #4165595
                                                                    1
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Villa #11133
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (19 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #68095
                                                                        19
                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                          (26 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Multiple rentals Villa #9555
                                                                          26
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (6 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Villa #321361vb
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Condo #1931395
                                                                              7
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (25 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Multiple rentals Villa #9555
                                                                                25
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  House #8150337
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Villa #4165616
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #1003610
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Villa #884592
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Villa #6502313
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #6885125
                                                                                            5
                                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #612110vb
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Villa #1052177
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 5 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #4431481
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #1003530vb
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (42 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Apartment #52167
                                                                                                      42
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Holetown Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful apartment in great location and friendly owner

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed for 10 days and found the apartment to be an excellent base for touring the Island or just popping across to the beautiful beach that was under ten minutes walk away even in the heat of the day. It was also a very tranquil place to stay and enjoy the pool, or relax on the extensive patio /dining area. It is furnished to a very high standard , and the kitchen had everything you needed. The local manager Joseph was very helpful and accommodating . It is under ten minutes walk into Holetown with its array of shops, restaurants and beachside bars.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Great villa....great stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful week in the Villa....very well equipped and of course made great use of the wonderful pool. Short 5 minute walk to Beach Club which is another huge plus. Enjoyed the support system of Villa manager (who was waiting for us on arrival) and the housekeeper who we chatted to while she was here....Villa is truly spotless. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday in Barbados....this would be it! Thanks >>>Steve & Brenda. Toronto
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017