Holetown, the second largest city in Barbados was originally
named Jamestown after King James l of England. The name was
eventually changed to Holetown because of a small channel or
hole located just off shore which provided a safe landing
place for off loading the settlers and cleaning the ships.
Best known for its beautiful scenery, scuba diving and
snorkeling it is no wonder that many people travelling to
Barbados choose Holetown vacation rentals. There is a marine
reserve that stretches for 2 km and at Folkestone Park there
is a snorkeling area enclosed by buoys. Here you can see
many colorful fish and sometimes turtles. The hawksbill
turtle usually nests on local beaches from July to October
and the leatherbacks sometimes can be found nesting from
February to June. The park also has picnic areas, a
lifeguard, vendors and equipment rentals. There are also
tours to the reef on glass bottomed boats or to see two
small wrecks further down the coast.
Imagine spending a day taking in all the sights of Holetown
and then returning to your very own villa with pool or
beachfront condo for a relaxing evening with your family and
friends. Just another reason to choose Holetown vacation
rentals over a small hotel room.
There are many other inviting features of Holetown including
great restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs not to mention
the colorful Holetown Festival held each year in February.
During the festival a stretch of roadside is transformed
into an open-air market selling arts and crafts as well as
local food and drink.
The many attractions in and around Holetown are another
reason to choose Holetown vacation rentals. Chattel Village
is a charming place to explore with its replica brightly
painted traditional chattel houses, containing boutiques, a
gourmet food shop, a paper shop and a cafe.
Of historic interest is St. James Church and there is also
an interesting museum on the beach behind the church as well
as the nearby Sugar Museum.
An unforgettable day trip is to Welchman Hall gully,
directly east of Holetown. You will experience a fascinating
walk through on of the deep ravines so characteristic of
this part of Barbados. You will be treated to the local
flora and fauna as well as some stalactites and stalagmites.
You may even see monkeys at dawn and dusk.
Other day trips close to Holetown are Harrison's Cave and
Mullins Bay which is a lovely stretch of beach just south of
Speightstown. This is a great place to go for snorkeling,
swimming and picnics.
Holetown vacation rentals are mainly oceanview villas,
beachfront condo rentals, bungalows, holiday apartments and
cottages. Renting a self catering accommodation from an
owner is the way to go for an unforgettable vacation in