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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in St James, Barbados your home away from home

Saint James (St James) is a world class destination for sun worshipers, and is the gem of Barbados’ prolific tourist industry. Located in the west of Barbados, the Parish of St James is known locally as the ‘platinum coast’ due to its popularity with the rich and famous and the exquisite and luxury villas in St James which have sprung up. St James, or more exactly, the town of Holetown, was the spot where British settlers first landed in Barbados.

Things to do in St James, Barbados

Whilst many people take a self catering St James holiday villa for the extensive, idyllic beaches, there are many activities to enjoy, delicacies to sample and sights to see. While beach lovers and sun worshipers will simply be in their version of heaven, family members or partners can be endlessly entertained with the huge range of leisure activities on offer. A St James villa will give you excellent access to extensive hiking, horse riding, paragliding, sky diving, rock climbing, 4x4 driving and motor cross, golf and a massive range of water sports.

In the crystal clear waters which surround Barbados, kayaking, sailing, swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding and windsurfing are very popular, but the two sports which really are special activities to enjoy from a St James villa are scuba diving and fishing.

Every February, the British landing in Holetown is celebrated with an entire week of partying, starting at Holetown Monument, with free concerts on the beach, a military tattoo and huge, elaborate markets selling the best produce and crafts Barbados has to offer, beauty contests, sports displays and an antique car display. The week of the celebration is a magnificent time to take an apartment or villa in St James.

Places to holiday in St James, Barbados

Holetown and Sunset Crest are beachside towns in the centre of St James. Known for their beautifully fine, white sandy beaches, clear calm waters and widespread water sports facilities a St James villa in Sunset Crest or Holetown are the ideal places to holiday. There are also two world-class golf courses within a short distance and some superb restaurants and beach side bars.

Prospect is a lovely, remote location of the St James coast, where relaxing on the beach, watching the spectacular sunset, snorkelling and recharging in the spa mean that you will find it impossible not to completely relax and recuperate.

Weather in St James, Barbados

The weather in St James, Barbados is beautiful, with daily temperatures all year round staying between 24°C and 29°C.

Travel to St James, Barbados

British Airways fly direct to Barbados International Airport (BGI) in approximately seven and a half hours, which means that a St James apartment or villa rental on the ultimate island paradise is not as far away as you might have thought.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (11 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    House #991330vb
    11
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (17 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #426188
      17
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 4 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #404345
        48
        Viewed 117 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (15 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #6771845
          15
          Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (12 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            House #88850
            12
            Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (5 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #898336
              5
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                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (19 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 3
                Apartment #1872745
                19
                Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (6 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  House #8164800
                  6
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (47 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #16797
                    47
                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (29 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Apartment #91183
                      29
                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (17 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 5 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Villa #1880218
                        17
                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (6 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Apartment #8090545
                          6
                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (37 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Villa #441819
                            37
                            Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                              (6 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1046150
                              6
                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (5 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #6814598
                                5
                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (37 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 7
                                  Villa #85299
                                  37
                                  Viewed 24 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 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (21 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Apartment #455284
                                      21
                                      Viewed 46 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 97 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (28 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #7064
                                          28
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (11 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #478048
                                            11
                                            Viewed 28 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 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1772060
                                                6
                                                Viewed 15 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 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Apartment #430866
                                                    5
                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                      • 6 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      Villa #409880
                                                      13
                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        House #8014548
                                                        9
                                                        Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Condo #92053
                                                          10
                                                          Viewed 17 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 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1046150
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 16 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 15 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 42 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #8060782
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Villa #8157341
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 15 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 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (25 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #1524125
                                                                          25
                                                                          Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #8049450
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1428490
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                Condo #53207vb
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Villa #8223011
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    House #8056077
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #6856339
                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #6630
                                                                                        14
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1102839
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Apartment #8132250
                                                                                            11
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Townhome #4267786
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Apartment #8023618
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Villa #8059569
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Villa #66493
                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Villa #3893506
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The most astonishing contemporary villa you could imagine. Fabulous details. 100% perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely family holiday with wife and 3 grown up kids. I like to think we are discerning in our choice of venue and property. 4 gibbes glade is just like the photographs. The main room is around 12 metres by 12 metres with high ceiling and 12 metre bifolds opening completely to the enclosed private garden and pool. Two of the bedrooms also open ended onto the pool. The smallest bedroom was fabulous too. The standard of fitments and furniture is exceptional tasteful and minimalist. 10 seater hardwood dining table is fabulous yet just occupies a corner of the massive front room. Broadband sonos and flat TV looked after our entertainment. We went mainly to beaches / carlisle/ Mullins and orhers. We also went to the Gap and eat in most of the expensive restaurants. The cliff beach was our fav an Ninos by the sea the best value for money (pizza). The highlight tho was the apartment. Thank you sooo much Heather
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic Villa, Wonderful Service

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family of 4 had a wonderful stay at GGV. The house is spacious and in immaculate condition. We spent most of our time outside in the beautiful garden and private pool. The house is about 5mins walk from the very quiet and beautiful Gibbs beach and about 10mins walk from Mullins beach. Monkeys visited the garden a couple of times when we were there which delighted everyone. The service from booking the villa through Maria, to the wonderful staff was first class throughout. Highly recommended. We hope to stay again in future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017