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Located in the St. James parish northwest of Bridgetown, Holetown is considered one of the Platinum Coast's best areas to live in Barbados. The area stays true to its history with a number of museums and cultural attractions, but is also home to modern developments and has become a hotspot for fantastic bars, restaurants, nightlife venues as well as beach resorts. The local boardwalk provides for quite ocean walks and Holetown Beach has calm waters perfect for a relaxing splash. Along First and Second Streets, in central Holetown, expect a vibrant nightlife scene. The area has fantastic shopping areas for crafts and artisanal goods, and hosts an annual festival of parades and music in February.