HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Holetown also enquired about villas in Sunset Crest, villas in Fitts Village and apartments in Prospect

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.

Favorite
    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (20 reviews)
    avg/night
    20
    Favorite
      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (21 reviews)
      avg/night
      21
      Favorite
        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (9 reviews)
        avg/night
        9
        Favorite
          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (21 reviews)
          avg/night
          21
          Favorite
            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (19 reviews)
            avg/night
            19
            Favorite
              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (32 reviews)
              avg/night
              32
              Favorite
                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.3/5
                (12 reviews)
                avg/night
                12
                Favorite
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (9 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  9
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (18 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    18
                    Favorite
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (11 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      11
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Very Good! 4.1/5
                        (8 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        8
                        Favorite
                          avg/night
                          1
                          Favorite
                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                            avg/night
                            Favorite
                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (7 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              7
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (22 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                22
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (11 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  11
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    Favorite
                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                      (9 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      9
                                      Favorite
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (6 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        6
                                        Favorite
                                          avg/night
                                          2
                                          Favorite
                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                            (5 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            5
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                              (5 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              5
                                              Favorite
                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (23 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                23
                                                Favorite
                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  8
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (16 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    16
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      avg/night
                                                      1
                                                      Favorite
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        avg/night
                                                        2
                                                        Favorite
                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          avg/night
                                                          2
                                                          Favorite
                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Very Good! 4/5
                                                            (6 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            6
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (43 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              43
                                                              Favorite
                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                (18 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                18
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    1
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                      (21 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      21
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        9
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          7
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (6 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            6
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              2
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                5
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (19 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  19
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (26 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      26
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (26 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  26
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      17

                                                                                                      Holetown Holiday Villas & Homes (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fresh and stylish with extras!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The whole family enjoyed their stay in this lovely house. The rooms and garden/pool area are much bigger than the photographs suggest. We have all said that we would like to return to Palm Tree Villa some time. The owners should be congratulated for their endeavours to keep the property well maintained. Delightful greet and meet Julie and the staff employed to keep everything shipshape were good at what they do in the friendliest manner. Thank you Michael and Jules for the extra groceries and alcohol! Very thoughtful of you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful home from home in paradise. Everything you need and more.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      When we first arrived we was met by Joseph who was very helpful in showing us round making sure all would go well for our stay. Eddie & Linda had left us a few provisions in the fridge that I had asked for so that straight away it felt like home we had all we needed for a wonderful stay. The information book was very helpful giving us new ideas for our 5th stay in Barbados. We went to Jumas for lunch & dinner lovely setting overlooking the sea. Also sat on the beach watching the sunset at ju ju’s, wonderful! The apartment is in a fantastic setting lovely pool which we enjoyed every day, only minutes from the centre of Holetown with fab restaurants and beaches. The apartment is modern and clean lovely terrace to relax or dine on. All in all we have had a fantastic time here and would love to visit again . We go home today so we will spend the rest of the day sunning ourselves by the pool. Just left to say thanks Eddie & Linda for letting us use your home in the sun 😎
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017