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The first English settlers to Barbados landed at Holetown in 1627. Long a bastion of understated luxury, Holetown has exclusive shops and a charming little nightlife area near the beach. There's lots of good snorkeling in the mellow waters and reefs here.

Holetown is the center for all services north of Bridgetown, with banks, ATMs and a large supermarket.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Holetown.