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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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Recent Reviews

Absolutely glorious!!!

5 of 5
The Villa was very special. Everything you could have needed was provided. The furnishings inside and out were gorgeous. Floyd, Jackie, Natalie and Gordon, the villa staff looked after us like family. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they made our stay all the more special. We hope to return to Barbados in the future and couldn't imagine a better home to return to. We have no hesitation in recommending Gibbs Glade Villa as a superb holiday home.
  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Lovely villa in a great location for golf, tennis

5 of 5
We booked to stay at Sundowners instead of an Hotel which we often prefer but had children arriving mid week so made life easier to stay in a villa and we were delighted when we arrived to stay in the 2 bed villa with generous sized bedrooms, walk in closets and bathrooms. the living space is light bright and airy with mezzanine gallery from kitchen/entrance/diner looking down onto the sitting room and terrace with beautiful far reaching views to the sea - fans and open door make the rooms fresh and cool. aircon in bedrooms. The entrance court yard is lovely to sit out at breakfast and the terrace at the back of the property is the 'Sundowner' spot with fab views! The location was great for us - 2 mins walk to the swimming pool and 2 mins walk to the golf club - perfect! and just a short walk or very lazy short drive to the tennis courts. The location is also excellent for some great restaurants, Roti shops and bars. We just loved having Michelle the housekeeper there each day - she was so helpful, friendly and fun - I wanted to bring her home!! We would highly recommend 'Sundowners as a superb 2 bed villa to utilise the facilities at Royal Westmorelands and explore the Island. We hired a cra from Stoutes whom David (owner of Sundowners recommended) they were superb! All in all a great holiday - many thanks David!!
  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017