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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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Carribean Paradise in a perfect location

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My fiancé and I (from Toronto, Canada) stayed in the Beach Pavilion at James Bay from April 6-15, 2018. We learned of this luxury villa by way of a chance encounter with Marc Ward in July of 2017 while we were on a vacation in the south of Barbados (PJ and Marc own and operate the property). The location is absolutely perfect. It is situated on the famous gold coast of Barbados with dead west exposure, unbelievable sunsets every night and is perfectly located right in the middle between Holetown and Speightstown. The location is referred to as "The Garden" and it is within the Parish of St. James. We rented a mini moke for our 9 day stay, so were mobile to hit all the of the many great restaurants in the area, shop, site see, etc.. As far as restaurants go, The Tides, Island Plates, Da Outback, Mertons (in Moontown), Santi's and the Cliff Beach Club were among our favourites. There was a very handy fresh fish market just a 5 minute stroll along the beach to the north. We had perfect weather throughout our stay, with the only rainfall happening throughout the night, cooling things down just right. The beach pavilion has a very large deck (~ 500 sq ft) nicely laid out with a bar / cooking area, dining table and 2 comfy couches. It is literally 40 feet from the lapping, calm ocean waves! I actually slept outside a couple of nights, with the sound of the ocean waves as close as you could get. Up and down the coast, we never saw a property that was as close to the ocean as our beach pavilion. Very, very cool location really. The large outdoor shower was a nice touch too in a completely private area immediately outside the main entrance. Particularly important to mention, the property has ~ 40 coconut and palm trees, like no other within site when you are out on the ocean looking inland. I water skied frequently (Rupert was awesome - had a Malibu ski boat which was converted from a stock mid drive to a 225HP Yamaha outboard). Rupert was a great driver and was very reasonable and reliable (he operates out of the above mentioned fish market area). We met awesome people that also stayed on the property in the larger two bedroom apartments, set back from the beach pavilion. These too were great accommodations, fitting for a family of 4-6 for sure. The Ward's were great hosts, attentive, etc. and kept the property spotless. The property is very secure & safe. James Bay Luxury Villas attracts a lot of repeat customers as we will be!!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018

Much more than it says on the tin!

5 of 5
If you are searching through the hundreds of properties in Barbados and you come across 4 Porters Gate then do not hesitate to book. The description of this house is absolutely correct, from location to content. From the minute we booked I felt this was the right choice. Every correspondence with Heather made me feel even more convinced that we had chosen the right place. The house is very well cared for with absolutely everything you would need to self cater. The outside space is a tranquil haven, the furniture is comfortable as are the beds which are complete with very good quality linen. The en-suites all have fantastic showers with towels you would be delighted with in your own home never mind a holiday rental. Its safe, secure, private and very central. We were welcomed by Kerrie the property manager who had the house staged like something from Homes and Gardens and to be honest after a long flight the sight of candles burning around the plunge pool and a welcome bottle of Fizz awaiting was exactly what your tired eyes needed. We had a fantastic first time in Barbados made extra special by the quality and location of our accommodation. Thank you once again Heather for taking care of all our needs and going the extra mile. Neil' Emil Di and Roger.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018