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Holidays in Holetown, Barbados

With its stunning, white sand beaches, calm waters and popular resorts, Holetown is the perfect destination for holidaymakers wanting to enjoy good facilities and a relaxed pace of life within easy reach of the island's busier towns.

Whether you want to top up your tan, explore the island or party into the night, holidays in Holetown have it all.

Holetown attractions

Holetown in the parish of St. James is the oldest town in Barbados, having been the site of the first British settlement in the early 1600s. It is also one of the most exclusive resorts on the island lying just far enough outside the capital of Bridgetown to escape its lively atmosphere but close enough so you can visit whenever you feel the need.

Beaches in Holetown

Paynes Bay, just south of Holetown is a great place to while away your days. The golden sands and gentle waters are perfect for snorkelling and you can be safe in the knowledge that the kids will be safe paddling in the mellow surf. The stretch of coastline in St. James Parish is often referred to as the platinum coast due to the plethora of incredible beaches. Take your pick from Pratts Rock, Sandy Lane Bay and Alleynes Bay. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous then head to Church Point and grab a surf board, the breakers here are ideal for beginner to intermediate surfers.

Holetown attractions

Folkestone marine park, just north of Holetown makes for a great family day out, they even offer snorkelling tours as well as the inland aquarium and museum. The golfers among us will be happy to hear that Holetown boasts a championship standard golf course while there are also opportunities to try horse riding and kayaking. Diving enthusiasts will be happy to hear that Carlisle Bay is home to over 200 shipwrecks and trips are easy to arrange.

Holetown beaches and more

The island's first British settlement, Holetown is one of the island's most up-market destinations, and visitors will find plenty of attractions and facilities to keep them entertained. Swim in crystal-clear waters, go snorkelling in the nearby Marine Life Reserve or visit the island's oldest church at St. James. Beach holidays here are popular with families and couples alike, with the white sand and safe swimming waters of Paynes Bay creating ideal conditions for swimming and sunbathing while a huge choice of water sports can be enjoyed nearby. Shoppers will find everything they need in the beachfront shops, from souvenirs and local crafts to essential supplies, while the local artisan stores of Bridgetown are within easy reach. In the evenings, holidays in Holetown are all about relaxing with a cocktail or two and enjoying calypso music and fresh local cuisine. But if you're in search of a livelier nightlife, it's easy to catch a bus or a taxi to the all-night party destinations of Bridgetown and St. Lawrence Gap. With all this, plus a year-round tropical climate, it's no wonder cheap Holetown holidays are becoming the holiday of choice for those in the know.

Cheap Barbados beach holidays

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Other recommended destinations

For all-inclusive family holidays in Barbados, look at Speightstown's Almond Beach Village.