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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.

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          House #88850
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            Apartment #406547
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              Cottage #898336
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                Villa #1880218
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                  Apartment #16797
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                      Multiple rentals Villa #9555
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                        Apartment #91183
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          Villa #441819
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                            Villa #6771845
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              House #1524125
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                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1046150
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                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  House #478048
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                                    House #417101
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                      Apartment #7064
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                                        Apartment #3219
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                                          Condo #92053
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            Apartment #1903110
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                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #1046150
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                Villa #85299
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Villa #8157341
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                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1772060
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                                                      Apartment #6814598
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          Apartment #1285348
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                                                            Chateau / Country House #3805153
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                                                              Apartment #14455
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                                                                Condo #494644vb
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                                                                  Apartment #8060782
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                                                                    Townhome #3650728
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                                                                      Apartment #8090545
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                                                                                Apartment #455284
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                                                                                    Villa #66493
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
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                                                                                      Apartment #1428490
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #9555
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                          House #8088993
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                                                                                            House #8172610
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                                                                                              Apartment #74577
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                                                                                                House #3685982
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                                                                                                  House #1869360
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1027715
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                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                      Villa #66453
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic GGV

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is our third time staying at GGV but first time under Maria and Markku's ownership. The villa is still to the very high standard we love and expected, with some added improvements - we particularly loved the introduction of the gas barbeque, which cooked our fresh fish from the local fish market to perfection! The collection and drop off service to the airport makes arriving and leaving hassle free. Jayne the housekeeper did a fantastic job of looking after us and the villa without any intrusion. We have visited Barbados on a number of occassions so deem ourselves self sufficient but knew Floyd and Jacqueline were always on hand if we needed anything. The villa is in a perfect location for visiting the best beaches on the island, although Gibbs is still our favourite. Car hire isn't necessary as the bus stop at the bottom of the road will take you as far as Bridgetown one way and Speightstown the other. Mullins beach bar is great for lunch and only a 10 minutes walk from GGV. For a great night out with a local feel. Take a trip to Chris's Place at the top of the road (Rock Dundo) for traditional ribs and rum! GGV holds a special place in our heart so we will be returning without any hesitation. PS. Make sure you purchase the fast track option through the airport from Maria. It is worth every penny and will save your hours waiting in line to get through imigration!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Great place to stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very well furnished apartment, Pat is very helpful and easy to deal with, having maid service included twice a week by Kim was great, Rachel the manager was very helpful, nice safe bathing beach at the bottom of the road. A short hop to Mullins bar a must on Sunday afternoon and Bombas bar / restaurant great food and atmosphere. Weston fish market just down the road fresh fish straight off the boats and so reasonable, try the Mahi Mahi. Thank you Pat.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Palmtreevilla Villa escaping to paradise.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Absolutely perfect from the second we got to the villa gates to the minute we got back to the airport for the flight home. We where welcomed at the villa by Julie who was very helpfull and respectful nothing was to much trouble. The villa and location are sheer bliss, everything you could wish for is literally minutes away..from swish swanky restaurants to beach bars and boutiques. The beaches are sublime during the day and the beach house club is a fantastic place to start your evening off enjoying a cocktail and watching the beautiful sunset. This was the most relaxing holiday we have had, the villa really is the icing on a very wonderful cake. The privacy of coming and going at your own pace back to a luxury home from home is priceless. If you are looking to have a special holiday and made to feel special while you are away then look no further than Palmtreevilla villa in Holetown Barbados. Exceptional in every respect. Shane & Karen.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017