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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

                                                                                                      Fresh and stylish with extras!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The whole family enjoyed their stay in this lovely house. The rooms and garden/pool area are much bigger than the photographs suggest. We have all said that we would like to return to Palm Tree Villa some time. The owners should be congratulated for their endeavours to keep the property well maintained. Delightful greet and meet Julie and the staff employed to keep everything shipshape were good at what they do in the friendliest manner. Thank you Michael and Jules for the extra groceries and alcohol! Very thoughtful of you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Stylish, home from home villa

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely relaxing stay at the Villa. The private pool was a welcome relief from the blazing sun, and the large infinity communal pool is only across the lawned area in front of the villa. We were well looked after by the Housekeeper, Kimberley, and enjoyed eating on the verandah with a G & T nearby! We found the local fish market in Speightstown and if you go down just after 10 am you will be able to take home fish that is caught on the day. You can't get fresher than that! Restaurants in the area are superb, though pricey but if you can do lunch rather than dinner then it's more affordable. We really enjoyed Sunday lunch at Tides in Holetown at a water's edge table! An excellent chilling holiday, with the "odd" game of golf. Lots of repeat guests so that speaks for itself ....... and we hope to be amongst them. Thankyou for letting us stay in your lovely villa.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017