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Mediterranean-style Barbados beachfront hotel
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Pools, water sports
This St James hotel about 2 km (1.25 mi) south of Holetown on Barbados' west coast features 3 swimming pools, myriad water sports, and a 137-m (150-yd) beachfront.
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels offers 3 outdoor pools with a poolside bar, along with a spa and a 24-hour fitness center containing cardio equipment and free weights.
Patios or balconies
The 104 guestrooms and suites blend Mediterranean influences with casual Caribbean style. Most feature beach views from private patios or balconies.
Recreation options at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels include 3 freshwater pools (1 relaxation pool) and a spa tub. Water sports, including water skiing, sailing, snorkeling, and windsurfing, are complimentary. Banana boats, kayaks, and paddle boats are all on site. A complimentary children's club and teens’ lounge are also available. Babysitting is available for a surcharge.
Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness facility, computer station, complimentary wireless Internet access, a conference center, a hair and beauty salon, and 3 shops. Rooms service is available. The hotel also offers a dine-around program with restaurants at partner properties (transportation other than water taxi is not included); meal and drink fees apply. A water taxi operates between the hotel and nearby partner properties, and an area shuttle is complimentary for hotel guests. The full-service Tamarind Spa offers massage, health and beauty treatments (reservations are required).
- Full-service health spa
- Room service (limited hours)
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Children's club (free)
- Beach shuttle (complimentary)
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach sun loungers
- Beach towels
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Area shuttle (complimentary)
- Number of outdoor pools - 3
- Conference center
- Computer station
- Poolside bar
- Concierge desk
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Free parking
- Self parking
- Multiple large conference rooms
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Banquet facilities
- Audiovisual equipment
- Business services
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Total number of rooms - 104
- 24-hour front desk
- Security guard
- Medical assistance available
- Currency exchange
- Beauty services
- Hair salon
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Tour assistance
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Number of floors - 3
- Wedding services
- Free Wi-Fi
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Free parking, Self parking
- Room Amenities
- Double sink
- Balcony or patio
- Connecting / adjoining rooms available
- Shower/tub combination
- Premium TV channels
- Climate control
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Air conditioning
- Voice mail
- Wake-up calls
- Turndown service (on request)
- Makeup/shaving mirror
- In-room massage available
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Clock radio
- Window opens
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Daily housekeeping
- Cable TV service
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Free Wi-Fi
Sugar Cane Room — Open-air, nonsmoking restaurant serving breakfast and afternoon tea.
Daphne's — Italian cuisine served nightly, from Tuesday through Sunday. This restaurant also has a bar.
Rilaks Deck - South Beach Miami inspired, this outdoor living area features an innovative and trendy tapas lounge and bar that serves light fare. Various genres of music ranging from R&B, Jazz, Caribbean & Soul.
246 Bar & Restaurant - Bringing the spectacular beach backdrop into the dining experience. Guests enjoy a premium position on one of Barbados' most idyllic beachfronts. Live poolside music on select evenings.
BONUS: Complimentary cocktail upon arrival - Breakfast daily - Kids Club & Teens Lounge - Taste of Elegance* Dine around program with Elegant Hotels Group sister properties plus water taxi (weather permitting) with select Elegant Hotels Group west coast sister properties.
*transport other than water taxi not included, meal and drink supplements apply.
The hotel's 137-m (150-yd) beachfront is furnished with lounge chairs. Three pools provide freshwater swimming. Two are shaped like 15.25-m-long (50-ft) snow figures and provide views of the Ocean. Featuring a water spout, the third has scalloped edges, measures approximately 10.75 by 10.75 m (35 by 35 ft), and lies in an enclosed courtyard.
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels provides 30-minute snorkeling excursions to a nearby sunken barge and 30-minute boat cruises along the coast—both complimentary. Also complimentary are water skiing, tubing, and banana-boating as well as snorkeling gear, kayaks, sailboats, boogie boards, and windsurfers.
Independent operators on the beach rent personal watercraft and offer parasailing. On request, other independent operators pick up guests for scuba lessons, certification classes, and excursions.
Use of lighted tennis courts is complimentary at two partner hotels, Crystal Cove and Colony Club, with complimentary water-taxi service provided between mid-morning and mid-afternoon. The nearest golf courses are at Sandy Lane, 500m (547 yds) away.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Banana boat on site
- Paddle boats (pedalos) on site
- Kayaking on site
- Golf - driving range nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Tennis nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Helicopter/airplane tours nearby
- Fishing nearby
- Parasailing on site
- Sailing on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Swimming on site
- Water skiing on site
- Windsurfing on site
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
- Massages on beach
- Manicures and pedicures
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
Policies & Fees
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Guests arriving after 11:30 PM should contact the hotel in advance. Guests can contact the hotel for more information by calling the number provided in the booking confirmation email.
Check-out time is noon
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, JCB International, Diners Club
Pets not allowed
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Babysitting/childcare fee: USD 4.50 per hour, per child
- Additional Details
Reservations are required for spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.