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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! 4.8/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #426188
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      House #88850
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 4 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #404345
        42
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 3
          Apartment #1872745
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            House #991330vb
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #8164800
              6
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (31 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Apartment #406547
                31
                Viewed 46 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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                    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
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (44 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #16797
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                      Viewed 47 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 36 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (29 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Multiple rentals Villa #9555
                          29
                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (5 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Cottage #898336
                            5
                            Viewed 71 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 42 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 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #8090545
                                  5
                                  Viewed 23 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 19 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 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (34 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Villa #85299
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                                        Viewed 18 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 65 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 42 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 16 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 35 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 24 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 15 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 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #478048
                                                        10
                                                        Viewed 23 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 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1772060
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 41 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 12 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 22 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 24 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 10 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 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Villa #1405041
                                                                            11
                                                                            Viewed 20 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 80 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 37 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 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #79829
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Townhome #4267786
                                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Condo #53207vb
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 9 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 25 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 19 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 13 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 10 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 10 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 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Beautiful setting and very comfortable

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Property was well equipped , spacious and fitted our needs very well. It is in a perfect setting.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017