Destination guide

Barefoot luxury in Holetown

A gateway to Barbados, Holetown entices vacationers with boutique shopping, lively nightlife and lashings of Caribbean charm. It champions understated luxury that makes it a favorite with down-to-earth vacationers who don't think twice about pairing sandy feet with top-shelf champagne. Venture out of town and you'll find yourself swept away by a daydream of sugar-white sand, swaying palms and sparkling turquoise bays. Sound like your kind of place? From compact apartments to family-sized tropical villas, Holetown vacation rentals unlock access to this slice of Caribbean paradise.

Things to do

Sip on single-cask rum in Holetown

One of the Caribbean's oldest plantation estates, St Nicholas Abbey is a signature stop on any Barbados itinerary. You can peer into the Jacobean-style Great House, stroll around the gardens and visit the traditional distillery. The estate makes single-cask rum from its own sugarcane plantations, so why not pick up a bottle and enjoy handcrafted cocktails on the deck of your Holetown vacation rental villa? For a glimpse at the island's colonial past, visit St. James Parish Church. The pretty church stands on land known as "God's Acre" and is one of the island's oldest places of worship.

Activities

Hit Holetown's Platinum Coast

Holetown sits on the Platinum Coast, a stunning stretch of Barbados that lives up to its evocative name, with shimmering white sand and sparkling water. An abundance of luxury Holetown vacation rentals make it a favorite with sun-seeking vacationers and celebrities alike. As well as savoring the sunshine, you'll also find incredible snorkeling just offshore. Wash down a day on the beach with craft cocktails at iconic Holetown resorts such as the Colony Club and Sandy Lane. Venture inland and you'll find gems like Harrison's Cave, a subterranean wonderland filled with crystal-clear pools and sparkling stalactites.

Weather

Catch the colorful Holetown Festival

Thanks to a sultry Caribbean climate, Holetown enjoys warm weather throughout the year. Expect temperatures that hover around the 70s and 80s. Crowds peak over the winter, when Barbados attracts snowbirds and sun seekers. Visit in February and you could catch events like Holetown Festival, a colorful celebration of food, music and island culture. While July to November is technically Caribbean hurricane season, wild weather rarely hits Barbados. In fact, the island is in full swing party mode, thanks to the annual Crop Over harvest festival. Gear up for glamorous costumes, sizzling street food and live Calypso music.

Natural features

Caught up in Holetown's Caribbean fantasy

For most people, Barbados conjures up visions of white sand, translucent water and tropical palms. Holetown ticks all the boxes, with a string of ravishing local beaches to explore. To the south is Paynes Bay, a gorgeous stretch of sand with calm water that's ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Mount Standfast Beach is another Barbados gem, known for the hawksbill turtles that flock to feed on the seagrasses just offshore.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Holetown

Fly into Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Holetown?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,533 vacation rentals near Holetown. From 1,184 Villas to 805 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Holetown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Holetown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Holetown:

  • Sunset Crest: 350 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Lane: 554 vacation rentals
  • Lascelles: 297 vacation rentals
  • Trents: 248 vacation rentals
  • Seaview: 89 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Holetown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Holetown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Holetown Beach: 2,796 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Lane Beach: 2,804 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course: 2,796 vacation rentals
  • St. James Parish Church: 2,796 vacation rentals
  • Folkestone Marine Park: 2,796 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Holetown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Holetown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,184 Villas in Holetown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Holetown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 805 rentals available
  • Houses: 404 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 55 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Holetown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,578 vacation rentals with pool available in Holetown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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