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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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                                                                                                      A wonderful reurn to Barbados to a Villa that is Elegant, Beautiful and Spacious.

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                                                                                                      My wife and I have visited Barbados frequently for the past 17 years and have enjoyed the freedom of renting a villa in the Westmoreland area for the past ten years rather than staying in hotels. This year we wanted to introduce some of our family to the island and looked for something more spacious than we have been used to, and White Palms looked to be ideal for the five of us covering three generations. On arrival Kimberley the Housekeeper was there to greet us and show us around, and she took care of all of our needs during our stay. We were immediately pleased with our choice of Villa, finding it perfectly matched to our needs and to the description and photographs on the Web-site. There was a very substantial Welcome Food Package that was much appreciated the next morning. The property is spacious throughout, tastefully furnished and maintained in an excellent condition with a particularly large master bedroom looking out onto the private pool, and a very spacious open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area that opens onto a large balcony where we enjoyed breakfast every morning looking out onto the manicured gardens. We made good use of the Villa's private pool and the large infinity pool just a few steps across the lawn for longer swims. The property is in a prime location just a few minutes from the main highway that runs from the Airport in the South to the North of the Island and a few minutes drive to the shops in Holetown and the beaches with their normally calm seas of the West Coast including Mullins Bay. Crane Beach on the South East Coast is our favourite beach in all the world about 45 minutes drive. The waves are higher than on the West Coast beaches but more enjoyable if you don't mind being bowled over from time to time. There are a number of top class restaurants within easy reach of the Villa as well as some fast food and take away outlets, and the supermarkets are well stocked. We would recommend hiring a car for getting around and we always collect one from Stoutes at the Airport. After a day at the beach or exploring the island's many attractions, White Palms is a wonderful sanctuary to return to for a shower, a cup of tea and a sundowner on the Balcony before heading out for dinner. We very much enjoyed our stay at White Palms and hope to return in the future. We would not hesitate to recommend it for families of all ages.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Beach life at Liitle Reef!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful holiday at Sally's homely apartment. We had everything we needed for a relaxing stay and any queries were dealt with by Shirley, the housekeeper, immediately. We were welcomed by Grantley who lives next door and given all the information we needed about the 'working' of the apartment. The parcel of food & drink essentials left for us in the fridge was very welcome after our delayed flight! The position of Little Reef could not be bettered - just as nice as Sandy Lane but without the crowds. It was great to wake up and have breakfast on the terrace and go for a swim and maybe a bit of sunbathing without having to wait for anyone else to get up!! We had a really outstanding meal at The Tides restaurant in Holetown - highly recommended for a special occasion. The owner Sally was available by email before & during our holiday and responded promptly to all of our queries so that we were totally confident of our decision to stay at Little Reef. I understand that the apartment is undergoing some renovation work during September and we would love to visit again in the future to see how perfection has been improved!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017