# 8 Palm Beach | Holetown Barbados holiday apartment with a pool | Self-catering accommodation in St. James on the west coast


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For up to 3 adults/up to 2 adults & 2 children.  

Under-occupancy rates are available*


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Pool at Palm Beach

Palm Beach Condominiums are situated on St. James' beach in Holetown on Barbados’ beautiful ‘platinum’ west coast.

Many activities including scuba diving, catamaran trips, jet skis and glass bottomed boat trips are available locally. Snorkel off the beach amongst the colourful tropical fish and watch the huge frigate birds soaring overhead or diving into the sea to catch fish. Turtles also swim in the shallows off the beach so you may be lucky enough to encounter them whilst paddling or swimming.

Two world-class golf courses - The Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane - are within easy reach.

An excellent selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets are located in Sunset Crest & Holetown. Other amenities including the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre - with its shops, cafes & cinemas, plus lots more - bars, banks, a supermarket, mini markets, a butchers, an ice cream parlour, wine shops, fruit and veg. stalls, bakeries, coffee shops, a Post Office, medical centres, the Chattel Village shops (offering everything from souvenirs to gourmet food), and Sunset Mall - a shopping plaza with a small department store (Cave Shepherd) and a cafe plus other outlets - are also within easy walking distance.




Veranda# 8 Palm Beach is an attractive, modern, ground floor condominium. Located at the end of the block, this condo has the most private veranda because there are no passers-by.

This is one of 14 privately-owned condos set within lush tropical, landscaped gardens that lead down to the white sandy beach and the enticing crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Outside facilities include a freshwater swimming pool (3 feet to 7 feet deep and approximately 30 feet long by 15 feet wide), a sun deck, loungers, sunshades and a shower.

This bright and airy property is very tastefully decorated and furnished in pretty tropical colours.

The lounge leads out to the large, private veranda offering a ceiling fan, wall lights, 4 comfy chairs & 2 foot stools, 2 side tables and a lamp. Relax on the veranda or on the lawn outside # 8 and enjoy watching the hummingbirds, friendly black & yellow bananaquit birds & sparrows - as well as the shy mongooses and little lizards that scurry around in the gardens. The swimming pool (attractively illuminated at night) is just a few metres to the left of # 8 and the beach is accessed via a gate at the end of gardens. Next to the gate you will find a BBQ which is available for guests’ use - also several sun loungers that guests are welcome to take to the beach.Dining Area

Lounge AreaThe comfortable, spacious lounge/dining room - which has a rear entrance door that leads out from the lounge - includes a ceiling fan, a tower fan, a 40" flat screen cable TV, a DVD player, a sofa (that can be converted to a bed suitable for 1 adult or up to 2 children), arm chairs, a coffee table, side tables & lamps and a telephone for accepting incoming calls and making outgoing local calls - which are free. There is an additional telephone in the bedroom.

Free WI-FI is available in the condo, on the veranda and in the gardens.Kitchen

KitchenThe kitchen is well-equipped and includes a ceiling fan, an oven & hob, a large fridge/freezer, 2 cool bags, a microwave, coffee percolator, toaster, kettle, an iron & ironing board, crockery, cutlery, utensils, cookware and glassware.

The air-conditioned bedroom offers a ceiling fan, beds that can be made up as a king size or 2 singles, a dressing table & mirror, bedside tables & lamps, a hairdryer and a clock/radio. For guests from the UK there is a UK style 3 pin electrical socket. The bedroom leads into the dressing area - with a ceiling fan, basin, ample wardrobe space and a small safe suitable for passports, credit cards and money. The bath/shower/WC room leads off from the dressing area (which can also be accessed from the lounge).Bedroom

A large umbrella and a sunshade are also provided.

Bath/shower/WC roomThere are parking spaces to the rear of the condos should you wish to hire a car during your stay. Alternatively, there are parking spaces just outside the entrance to Palm Beach.

Pat, the manager - who lives in one of the Palm Beach Condominiums - will meet and greet you on your arrival at the condo and she will happily answer any questions that you may have regarding your stay in Barbados.


The RATES (in pounds sterling) for renting # 8 Palm Beach are shown below.

To calculate the cost per person, please divide the rates by the number of people sharing.



15th April 2019

th December 2019



         Up to 2 people: £ 95.00 per night.

                 3 people: £ 110.00 per night.

                4 people : £ 125.00 per night.



15th December 2019

th April 2020


       Up to 2 people: £ 125.00 per night.

                 3 people : £ 140.00 per night.

                 4 people : £ 155.00 per night.


15th April 2020

th December 2020



         Up to 2 people: £ 95.00 per night.

                 3 people: £ 110.00 per night.

                4 people : £ 125.00 per night.


St James' Beach

The rates shown above include maid service (3 times a week), gas, electricity (including air-conditioning), linen and towels (including beach towels).

If you wish to see how much the prices equate to in a different currency, please enter the pounds sterling (GBP) rates that are shown above into a currency converter such as the one available online at www.xe.com/ucc/

We do not currently offer to pre-book transfers from the airport, however there are always plenty of vehicles for hire just outside the arrivals hall at Grantley Adams International Airport.


A welcome pack of groceries can be ordered to your specification. It will be delivered to the apartment prior to your arrival and you will be required to pay for the items after you arrive.


No pets.

No smoking in the property.

This is a holiday rental property and cannot be hired as a party venue.


If you would like to make a booking for # 8 Palm Beach please e-mail us at : barbados@relaxingretreats.co.uk  

We will then e-mail you to advise whether the dates you require are still available. If the dates are available, once you have confirmed to us that you wish to make a booking, we will reserve the dates and we will e-mail you our booking procedure (outlined below).

Credit card payments are not accepted. This is in order to keep the rates low and to avoid high bank charges for this small business.

A sterling (GBP) money transfer for 25% of the total cost of your accommodation is required to secure a booking.

Once your deposit payment has been received by us you will receive a Booking Confirmation via e-mail, together with our 'Car Hire In Barbados and 'Before you Travel To Barbados' information.

Your balance payment via a sterling (GBP) money transfer will be required 8 weeks prior to your arrival at # 8 Palm Beach.

We will send you a balance payment reminder 2 weeks before your payment is due.

We will e-mail you a receipt as soon as your balance payment has been received.

If your booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to your arrival date at # 8 Palm Beach, the full payment will be required when you make your booking.

We will send you our 'Useful information' documents 10-14 days prior to your arrival in Barbados.

In addition to comprehensive and detailed advice, helpful tips, recommendations and maps, your ‘Useful information’ documents will also contain:-

  • A customised local area map with detailed directions to your accommodation in Barbados.
  • The name and telephone number of the person who will be your contact on the island if you have any questions or concerns during your stay.
  • The number of the guests’ telephone in your accommodation – complete with international dialling codes – so that you can advise the number to any family and friends who you think may wish to contact you while you are in Barbados.
  • An invitation to pre-book a ‘welcome pack’ of groceries.

The following cancellation charges apply:-

Cancellation more than 8 weeks prior to the arrival date - Loss of deposit.

Cancellation less than 8 weeks prior to the arrival date - Loss of 100% of the total cost.

As with all holidays, travel insurance is strongly recommended.



The comments shown below have been received via e-mail since 2016. Other guests have chosen to add their comments to the Guest Book within the property (if a Guest Book is provided).

"Hello Irene,

Exemplary service and detailed website - can't see how it can be made significantly better.

We have enjoyed another memorable and fun holiday in Barbados.

It was nice to see improvements to the condo since our stay last year. A new fridge freezer, larger television and newly upholstered furniture in the living room show how much the owner wants her guests to have a comfortable stay. It really is 'home from home'

We are looking forward to next year !"

Emma & Kevin  - Devon, UK. Feb. 2019. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"Hi Irene,

We had a great time at # 8 as usual.

Thank you Irene for all your help and information".

Jan & Rod - Surrey, UK. Feb. 2019. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"Hi Irene,

We had a fantastic time at # 8.

It really was home from home and we very much enjoyed our stay there. The location was perfect.

We are considering returning at Christmas this year".

Martin & Heidi - West Yorkshire, UK. Dec. 2018/Jan. 2019.


"We had a wonderful holiday.

The accommodation and facilities are great and matched our expectations exactly.

 You provided us with all of the information we needed and we have always had superb service from yourselves.

We'll be in touch again once we have confirmed our flights for 2019 !"

Rosemary & Brian - Surrey, UK. December 2018. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"As before, your web site was easy to use and gave all the information we needed.

Condo # 8, facilities and location were all excellent as expected.

The pack you provided prior to our holiday was very comprehensive and we did not need any additional information".

John & Josie - Hampshire, UK. May 2018. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"Hello Irene & Peter,

We had a lovely time, thank you - and we were sad to come home.

Thank you for arranging another fantastic stay at # 8. It has been 2 years but we found the condo was still to the same high standard.

One more you've provided a complete service, making the planning painless. It has been a pleasure to use your services.

We look forward to our next stay in 2019 !"

Emma & Kevin - Devon, UK. April/May 2018. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"Dear Irene & Peter,

Thanks for organising our holiday.

The gardens and pool at Palm Beach were better than we had envisaged.

We had a great holiday and thanks to all involved.

Looking forward to returning.

Best wishes",

Mike & Celia - Guernsey, Channel Islands. Feb./Mar. 2018.


"Dear Irene,

We would like to say thank you very much for everything you did to organise our stay at # 8 Palm Beach.

The information we received from you was comprehensive and useful and it was great to be able to have some groceries waiting for our arrival.

We did have some concerns about paying by bank transfer but you dealt with this efficiently

The accommodation was lovely and as described. We can't think of any improvements.

Kind regards",

Deborah & Duncan - Manchester, UK. January 2018.


"It had been almost 2 years since our last visit to Palm Beach, and we were so pleased to be back ! 

Once again we stayed in # 8 and had booked through Irene & Peter at Bajan Retreats who are always so efficient and helpful. This time we were here to celebrate my 50th Birthday so my 23 year old son joined us for the first week of the two we had booked.

On arrival we were welcomed by Pat who settled us in - and soon after we arrived the owner of the condo called us to make sure everything was okay. That is a lovely touch.

This is our favourite condo. It's tastefully decorated and has everything you need, and it now has the added bonus of wifi. There was plenty of storage for ours - and my son's - clothes in the dressing room, and he found the sofa bed really comfortable. Pat had stocked up the very large fridge with our pre-ordered groceries, and as we sat on the balcony with our cold beers we felt like we had come home again.

We ate out a lot in the first week at our favourite restaurants. For the second week we really didn't fancy going out much, and that's the beauty of self-catering here. The kitchen is so well-equipped to prepare whatever you fancy. We stocked up at Massy supermarket which has now been extended and has lots of extra new lines. We also bought our meat from the butchers and ordered a chicken to cook on Christmas Day - so we enjoyed a traditional jerk chicken, rice 'n' peas, while listening to our Christmas CDs and watching our favourite Christmas DVD in the evening.

For most of our stay we lounged by the pool, however on my birthday I went horse riding. My son rode on Mali's jet ski several times and he also went out on Marvin's boat to snorkel with the turtles.

Palm Beach never disappoints and that is why we will be booking to return again in 2019 !! If only we didn't have to wait so long !"

Lynn, Rob & Sam - Lincolnshire, UK.  December 2017. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"We returned to # 8 Palm Beach again in December and had the most 
wonderful and relaxing time. 

The condo had been tastefully redecorated & refurbished since our last 
visit with beautiful new cushions, decorative artwork and even an 
additional large beach parasol. 

As we have said before, the owner has kitted out the condo with 
absolutely everything a visitor could possibly need - from good quality 
kitchen knives, scales, utensils, crockery, glassware, cool bag with ice 
packs & ice bucket and masses of ice in the freezer ready to use ! 

We have been staying at Palm Beach now for over 6 years which says it 
all - we wanted for nothing. 

We again booked through Irene & Peter's Bajan Retreats and as ever, the 
whole process was seamlessly efficient from initial booking and payment 
right through to the welcome pack which the manager, Pat, had waiting 
for us on our arrival. 

The grounds are immaculate, the pool spotless and the bugs/mosquito 
deterrent spraying is carried out frequently. 

We are booking this gem again for 2018 so that sums it up !"

Rosemary & Brian - Surrey, UK. December 2017. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"We visited your website and found it to be very informative and user 
friendly as always. 

# 8 Palm Beach was exactly as we expected it. The photos and information 
given on your website is absolutely spot on. 

We can think of nothing else that could be added to improve either the 
accommodation or the facilities - it really was perfect. 

As always it has been an absolute pleasure booking our accommodation 
with you. The service you provide really is outstanding and fingers 
crossed we will be booking next years with you very soon".

Donna, Tony, Jess & Charlotte - Essex. UK. March/April 2017. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"Sad to have to leave Barbados after such a lovely time at Palm Beach.

It is just the perfect place. Julia's apartment is so comfortable and well equipped. Julia was such a great host and Pat was so helpful. It was great getting to know everyone and they all came out to see us off - which was so touching.

Regarding your service:- we very much appreciated having someone in this country to contact and book through and all the information you sent was very useful.

Many thanks".

Jan & Rod - Surrey, UK. February/March 2017.


"We were very happy with the condo.

It really was a lovely holiday and Tides was a fabulous restaurant.

All of the information you provided was clear and easy to follow.

We do hope to return to Barbados one day and definitely to Palm Beach Condos and would have no hesitation recommending anyone to book through yourselves.

Kind Regards".

Keith & Alison - Staffs, UK. February 2017.


"We had absolutely everything we needed.

We were delighted with your service and that at Palm Beach.

We will be in touch soon regarding 2017 when the flights are released.


Rosemary & Brian - Surrey, UK. December 2016. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"The accommodation was good as always, clean and comfortable.

Best wishes",

Roger & Marjorie - West Sussex, UK. November/December 2016. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"Having stayed at Palm Beach before we had high expectations of of # 8 and all were met. LOVE LOVE LOVE the location - couldn't be better for eating, recreating, shopping and relaxing. The condo is completely stocked with all the gadgets you could need. Feels like home.

The information you provided was great".

Herb & Mary - Phoenix, USA. September 2016.
(Repeat Palm Beach guests).

"Hi Irene

Sorry it's taken me so long to review # 8 Palm Beach. Just didn't want to admit the holiday is over.

Firstly thank you so much for our anniversary card, it was a lovely to receive it in time to take with us and open on our special day.

We had a fantastic time, as always.

The apartment was clean, tidy and just perfect. The gardens looked really good and in bloom.

Pat looked after us perfectly with our groceries all ready and put away for our arrival and answering any queries. With Harold making sure we were picked up from the airport and dropped off on time.

We exchanged our personally written vows on the beach outside the apartments with a fantastic fellow guest kindly taking photos. Zaccios for lunch with free fizz with our meal.

As Peter is recovering from surgery we didn't do a lot of exploring so it forced us to adopt the slower pace of the island, which was just what we needed.

Once again your information pack was perfect.

Thank you so very much for such a fantastic and extremely easy way to book a holiday.

Till the next time.....xx"

Natelie & Peter - Shropshire, UK. July/August 2016.
(Repeat Palm Beach guests).


"Hi Irene & Peter,

We found your website easy to navigate and full of useful information about the property.

The description on your web site was accurate and everything about # 8 exceeded our expectations. We can't think how the accommodation can be improved, it was like a 'home away from home' equipped with everything you could possibly need and the location was perfect, within easy walking distance of many shops, bars and restaurants.

It was a pleasure dealing with you both at Bajan Retreats, the booking process was very efficient and straightforward.

The information pack you provided was very comprehensive and the little extras, such as a pre-arranged taxi and grocery shopping, were much appreciated.

We had a wonderful time and look forward to our next holiday at Palm Beach.

Thank you".

Emma & Kevin - Devon, UK. June/July 2016.

"# 8 Palm Beach did match our expectations - as it has done in the past. Nothing needs to be improved.

We will be booking again for 2017".

Penny & Dave - Nova Scotia, Canada. April/May/June 2016.

"Dear Irene and Peter,

Thank you so much for the fantastic informative and friendly service you provided during the booking procedure and as our holiday approached. Yet again we found your website information and photos to be honest and very accurate.

Our accommodation and all the facilities were exactly as we had expected, in some areas it far exceeded our expectations. We could not have wanted for anything more.

We met other guests who had, at various times, booked through you and all shared our view that you provide a service that goes above and beyond most people's expectations.

Thank you once again and we look forward to speaking to you soon about our next booking".

Donna, Tony, Jess and Charlotte - Essex, UK - March/April 2016.


"Hi Irene,

As always, we had a great time at # 8 and are sad to leave.

We're sitting on the veranda after such a wonderful day ! We left the island tour in William's capable hands and we're so pleased we did. He drove through old Speightstown telling us about the history of it all, up the west coast and across to the Animal Flower Cave to take in the views, wow !!

Then he took us up Cherry Tree Hill to see 'Scotland' .....another amazing view. We ended up at Bathsheba which was just beautiful. We saw some brave surfers there !! He took us to the Seaside Bar and we all had some lunch....very authentic. We had fish, rice and peas. We'd love to spend the day at Bathsheba sometime to watch the surf. It's a totally different world on the east coast.

What we loved is how much history we got out of it. All the plantations and the stories William told us. It has opened our eyes to the island and we can now look at it in a different way, and really appreciate it. William is brilliant and I think he quite enjoyed himself !

We got back to Palm Beach in the afternoon and had a dip in the pool and chilled on the beach at sunset.

We'll be back next year !"

Lynn & Rob - Nottinghamshire, UK - March 2016.


"Hi Irene,

We would like to thank you for everything you did for us - arranging our holiday.

As last time everything was just as promised and more.

Pat and the owner of # 8 were brilliant as normal and couldn't have been more helpful.

We just love it there and hope to go back again sometime within the next couple of years.


Pete & Sue - Cambridgeshire, UK. February 2016. (Repeat Palm Beach guests).



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