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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.

Poolside bar

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.

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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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).

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • Full-service spa
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Conference center
  • Beach shuttle (complimentary)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Computer station
  • Poolside bar
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Bar/lounge
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Total number of rooms - 104
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Hair salon
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Wedding services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Number of restaurants - 3
  • Free self parking
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Family Friendly Amenities

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • Outdoor pools
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Children's club (free)
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
Internet

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Parking

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Balcony or patio
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Refrigerator
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room massage available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Cable TV service
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Where to Eat

Where to Eat

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.

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Nearby Things to Do

Nearby Things to Do

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.

  • Kayaking on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Parasailing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
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Spa Services

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages
Hotel Policies

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Please contact the property ahead of time if you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

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.

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We should mention

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.

Awards & Affiliations

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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