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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
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    • 2 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    House #991330vb
    11
    Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #426188
      17
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (48 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 4 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #404345
        48
        Viewed 53 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 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
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                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (19 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 3
                Apartment #1872745
                19
                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (47 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #16797
                  47
                  Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (6 reviews)
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    House #8164800
                    6
                    Viewed 30 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 17 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 16 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 8 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 11 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 26 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 18 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 13 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 23 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 58 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 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (28 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #7064
                                          28
                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (11 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #478048
                                            11
                                            Viewed 20 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
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1772060
                                                6
                                                Viewed 11 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 44 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 16 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 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        House #8014548
                                                        9
                                                        Viewed 34 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 14 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 18 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)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Multiple rentals Villa #9555
                                                                31
                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (18 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  Apartment #415173
                                                                  18
                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #8060782
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Villa #8157341
                                                                      8
                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                                        • Studio
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                        Apartment #3219
                                                                        21
                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (25 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #1524125
                                                                          25
                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            House #8049450
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1428490
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                (24 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Villa #237357
                                                                                24
                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Condo #53207vb
                                                                                  3
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Villa #8223011
                                                                                    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #8056077
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #1869360
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #6856339
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #6630
                                                                                            14
                                                                                            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
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Apartment #8132250
                                                                                                11
                                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Townhome #4267786
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                                    (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Apartment #8023618
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Villa #8059569
                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                      Viewed 7 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