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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (11 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    House #991330vb
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #426188
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (48 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 4 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #404345
        48
        Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (12 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          House #88850
          12
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (15 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            Villa #6771845
            15
            Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (5 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #898336
              5
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                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (19 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 3
                Apartment #1872745
                19
                Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (6 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  House #8164800
                  6
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (47 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #16797
                    47
                    Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (29 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Apartment #91183
                      29
                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (17 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 5 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Villa #1880218
                        17
                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (37 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Villa #441819
                          37
                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                            (6 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #8090545
                            6
                            Viewed 16 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 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (37 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 7
                                Villa #85299
                                37
                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (21 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Villa #1007318
                                  21
                                  Viewed 39 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 25 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 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (21 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Apartment #455284
                                        21
                                        Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (21 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Apartment #1903110
                                          21
                                          Viewed 103 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (28 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #7064
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                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 9
                                              Multiple rentals Villa #51380
                                              16
                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 7 BR
                                                • 6 BA
                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                Multiple rentals #51380
                                                14
                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 6 BR
                                                  • 5 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #51380
                                                  12
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                    Multiple rentals Villa #51380
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                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 5 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Apartment #3994208
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Villa #3498489
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (7 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Villa #354578
                                                          7
                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Villa #950702
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #354112
                                                              6
                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                Villa #950441
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (57 reviews)
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                  Villa #861837
                                                                  57
                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #478048
                                                                    11
                                                                    Viewed 27 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 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #417101
                                                                        18
                                                                        Viewed 60 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 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            Villa #409880
                                                                            13
                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #8014548
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 30 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
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #74577
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 27 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 #1046150
                                                                                    7
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (31 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Villa #9555
                                                                                      31
                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (18 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Apartment #415173
                                                                                        18
                                                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Villa #932101
                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Villa #3995158
                                                                                            1
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #950393
                                                                                              3
                                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                Villa #950402
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                                  • 7 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  Villa #3501771
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Condo #950437
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Fantastic Villa, Wonderful Service

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Our family of 4 had a wonderful stay at GGV. The house is spacious and in immaculate condition. We spent most of our time outside in the beautiful garden and private pool. The house is about 5mins walk from the very quiet and beautiful Gibbs beach and about 10mins walk from Mullins beach. Monkeys visited the garden a couple of times when we were there which delighted everyone. The service from booking the villa through Maria, to the wonderful staff was first class throughout. Highly recommended. We hope to stay again in future.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                    A fantastic apartment in idyllic location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    My first trip to Barbados was 20 years ago. I have stayed in various locations, at Hotels, Apartments and Cottages. I never seemed to get both just right at the same time, until now. For the past 7 days I have stayed at Little Reef. A fantastic apartment in the most idyllic location. It was my home for a week, and I loved every minute of it. Only wish I could have stayed longer. The apartment had everything I needed, and more. Travelling alone, I could sit on the balcony in the evening, feeling extremely safe. Then I was able to move into a lovely cosy sitting room with comfy chairs, I often fell asleep in. The view from the balcony. There are no words to do it justice. Absolutely brilliant and amazing. Grantley and Shirley looked after me extremely well. As well as Sally, from the moment I booked the apartment. Everything in a personal manner, which I appreciated very much. I very much hope, I can come back to Little Reef in the foreseeable future.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017