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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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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    Villa #6771845
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      House #8164800
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Apartment #1903110
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Villa #404345
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            Apartment #1872745
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              Villa #441819
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                Villa #1880218
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  House #417101
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                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                    Villa #800337vb
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                      Villa #90700
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        Apartment #406547
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          House #8049450
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            Apartment #426188
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 2 BR
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                              Multiple rentals Villa #9555
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 5 BR
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                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1046150
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                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                      Condo #92053
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 3 BR
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            Villa #6824103
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                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          Apartment #6814598
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            House #88850
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                                                              Apartment #74577
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    Apartment #1630307
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      Villa #1007318
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                                                                        • 3 BR
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1772060
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1046150
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                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #1772060
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                              Villa #85299
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                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                Villa #6377
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #7064
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                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                    Townhome #3650728
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      Villa #4231367
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                        Villa #66493
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          Apartment #16797
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                                                                                            Apartment #14455
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              Cottage #898336
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                                                                                                Multiple rentals #51380
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                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #51380
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Villa at RWM

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent villa and facilities. Stayed at RWM before it is a good base for travelling around Barbados. Close to some of the top restaurants.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      A Caribbean Treasure

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This villa is a real find, it is spacious and decorated to a very high standard. The owners have left nothing to chance and the villa is extremely well equipped. Two large on suite bedrooms with a further two large bedrooms sharing a family bathroom, enables this villa to accommodate eight people in comfort. The location is great, close to the shops and restaurants and just a short walk to the beach and the complimentary access to the Beach House complex with all of it's facilities, including a large pool and great beach side restaurant, is a real bonus. For eating out and just a short walk away there is 'Just Grilling' for reasonably priced local Bajan food. Also, a little further afield but still within walking distance are some great little eateries in First and Second streets in Holetown itself. More upmarket restaurants are in abundance, my favourite being the 'Lone Star' but 'The Cliff' takes some beating just for it's stunning location. Car hire is not necessary unless you want to explore the island, but the local buses are cheap and efficient, you could also try the yellow Reggie busses for a great experience. Make use of the information booklet provided by the owners as it is so useful. I particularly liked the well tended garden with plenty of space and lots of wild life, from the tiny humming birds to the local  Green monkeys. Also the private swimming pool with in-pool seating, nothing better than sipping a nice cool Banks beer to help you cool off at the end of those warm Caribbean days. Owners Michael and Jules  were so helpful , we just can't recommend this holiday villa highly enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Charming place, great location!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Have just returned from a 3 week stay at Little Reef. It is just as lovely as the photos show, and we very much enjoyed our visit. So much, in fact, that we've just booked again for 2018! Many thanks to Sally, as well as Grantley and Shirley for their kindness and attention during our holiday. Can't wait for next year!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017