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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (42 reviews)
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    • 4 BR
    • 4 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Villa #404345
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    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      House #88850
      12
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (15 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #426188
        15
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          Exceptional! 5/5
          (4 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          House #991330vb
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            Exceptional! 5/5
            (6 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            House #8164800
            6
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              Excellent! 4.6/5
              (16 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Apartment #1872745
              16
              Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (31 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Apartment #406547
                31
                Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Villa #6771845
                  14
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (44 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #16797
                    44
                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (26 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Apartment #91183
                      26
                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (15 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 5 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Villa #1880218
                        15
                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (5 reviews)
                          View details for price
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Cottage #898336
                          5
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (29 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Multiple rentals Villa #9555
                            29
                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (7 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #8014548
                              7
                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (36 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Villa #441819
                                36
                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #8090545
                                  5
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (27 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #7064
                                    27
                                    Viewed 21 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 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (35 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Villa #85299
                                        35
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                          (11 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #74577
                                          11
                                          Viewed 14 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 23 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 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                House #417101
                                                17
                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Apartment #415173
                                                  16
                                                  Viewed 41 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 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Apartment #455284
                                                      18
                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #478048
                                                        10
                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                          (19 reviews)
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                                                          • Studio
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                          Apartment #3219
                                                          19
                                                          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 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #1630307
                                                              14
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1046150
                                                                6
                                                                Viewed 9 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 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (17 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Apartment #1903110
                                                                    17
                                                                    Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #1906489
                                                                      6
                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (4 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #8060782
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #1869360
                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Apartment #14455
                                                                            4
                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (23 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              House #1524125
                                                                              23
                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Villa #8157341
                                                                                7
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #1428490
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    House #8088993
                                                                                    9
                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (19 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Villa #1007318
                                                                                      19
                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Townhome #4267786
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Condo #53207vb
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Villa #8059569
                                                                                            5
                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Townhome #3650728
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Villa #66493
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Villa #66453
                                                                                                  19
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1102839
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Villa #1405041
                                                                                                      11
                                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lpvely apartment close to beaches

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family of four stayed at Lantana #12 at the start of April. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well equipped. (Even beach chairs and beach towels and decent wifi!). Gorgeous view of the sea (and pool) from our balcony. We drove to Alleynes Bay (less than 5 mins drive away) - fab beach - and also walked to some stunning beaches just north of Lantana. It was very convenient for the supermarket and loads of restaurants. Just Grillin was one of our favourites for very reasonably priced food (after a few "sundowners" over the road at Zaccios or Surfside!). We hired a car but took the bus on evenings out - bus stop was right outside the apartment block and we never waited long. Our favourite day out was at the Boat Yard near Bridgetown. It sounds a lot to pay up front but it was such a fun day and even included a boat trip. Great stuff!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great Property, Great Location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I have nothing but positive comments to say about our stay at Palm Tree Villa. Both Michael and Julie were absolutely fantastic in answering my numerous questions (of which there were many!!). The villa itself had absolutely everything you could wish for. The main bedroom was just beautiful. If you book this property you will not be disappointed. Also the location was fantastic - we went around most of the island and this is definitely where you'd want to stay. The beach club was also a great bonus. Great memories x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017