$227 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 4, 2015 Check-out: Sep 7, 2015

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

4 stars
View map of Paynes Bay, St James,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
23 reviews
The trip was excellent.

The hotel was a very good place to stay. We had the breakfast meal plan, which was a buffet and... See full review

  • stephen
  • Aug 18, 2015
Great family trip

Having been to Barbados and stayed on the south coast, we opted this time to stay on the west... See full review

  • Nicole R.
  • Jan 18, 2015

This redesigned 4-star resort on the west coast of Barbados features 104 contemporary and spacious guest rooms and suites, all with private balcony or patio as well as facilities like cable flat-screen TV, air conditioning, iPod docking station, en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer, mini refrigerator and safe deposit box. Amenities include three freshwater swimming pools, two restaurants, a fully equipped business center, beauty salon, and modern fitness facility. Adults can relax in the full spa while kids enjoy specially designed activities and teens hang out in the Club Tamarind lounge, featuring Wii games and dancing. Five indoor and outdoor meeting venues can accommodate up to 90 people for conferences or special events.

General

The Tamarind Cove hotels rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sandy beach. This redesigned resort combines contemporary and modern interior design with serene outdoor spaces.

 

Complimentary water sports include snorkeling, sailing, boogie boards, kayaking, windsurfing, banana boats, Hobie Cat, and water-skiing. A small spa offers relaxation and a range of body services inspired by local ingredients such as Bajan sea salt and Barbadian Moscovado brown sugar. Specially designed programs for young children and teens offer age-appropriate activities.

 

Dining options include Sugar Cane restaurant, which offers open-air dining for breakfast and afternoon tea. Enjoy meals any time of day at Rilaks Deck, a South Beach-inspired restaurant with innovative and trendy tapas lounge. Cocktails, light cuisine, and various genres of live music are available from 6 p.m. to midnight. The 246 Bar & Restaurant features all-day dining with a spectacular beach backdrop and live poolside music on select evenings.

Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the resort for a nominal fee.

Rooms

Seven categories of rooms offer queen or double beds with flat-screen television with cable programming, iPod docking station with clock radio, mini-fridge (not stocked), and lap-top sized personal safe. Marble bathrooms offer bathtub and shower, hairdryer, and amenities.

Property features

The Tamarind Cove hotels rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sandy beach. This redesigned resort combines contemporary and modern interior design with serene outdoor spaces.

 

Complimentary water sports include snorkeling, sailing, boogie boards, kayaking, windsurfing, banana boats, Hobie Cat, and water-skiing. A small spa offers relaxation and a range of body services inspired by local ingredients such as Bajan sea salt and Barbadian Moscovado brown sugar. Specially designed programs for young children and teens offer age-appropriate activities.

 

Dining options include Sugar Cane restaurant, which offers open-air dining for breakfast and afternoon tea. Enjoy meals any time of day at Rilaks Deck, a South Beach-inspired restaurant with innovative and trendy tapas lounge. Cocktails, light cuisine, and various genres of live music are available from 6 p.m. to midnight. The 246 Bar & Restaurant features all-day dining with a spectacular beach backdrop and live poolside music on select evenings.

Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the resort for a nominal fee.

Highlights
  • Complimentary water sports
  • Three swimming pools
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Club Tamarind provides entertainment for teenagers
Nearby attractions
  • Bridgetown City Center (5.6 mi/9.0 km)
  • Harrison's Cave (6.8 mi/10.9 km)
  • Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary (7.5 mi/12 km)
Business
  • Business center with Internet access
  • Five indoor and outdoor meeting venues can accommodate up to 100 people for conferences or special events
Transportation
  • Grantley Adams International Airport (12 mi/19.4 km)
  • Complimentary transportation to Bridgetown, Monday through Saturday (book in advance)

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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Rooms

Ocean Front
These guestrooms blend modern Caribbean dcor and provide a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea. These are wonderfully suited for up to 2 adults with a king sized bed. Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone, iPod docking station and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Flat Screen Cable Television Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
Deluxe Ocean Front
Spacious guestrooms (1 room with pull out sleeper chair) blends vibrant Caribbean dcor and modern touches to provide an ideal holiday experience. Bed configuration is either a king size or 2 twin beds. These rooms accommodate 2 adults with 1 child and provide a picture-perfect ocean front view. Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone, iPod docking station and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Flat Screen Cable Television Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
Pool Garden View
Spacious guestrooms with vibrant Caribbean dcor provide a picture-perfect pool or garden view framed by a private patio or balcony. These are wonderfully suited for up to 2 adults with a king size bed and 1 child with a fold-out sleeper chair. Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone, iPod docking station and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Flat Screen Cable Television Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
Pool Garden View Junior Suite
Oversized guestroom, each with its own individual style. A sitting area (1 room with sofa bed) blends vibrant Caribbean dcor and modern touches to provide an ideal holiday experience. Bed configuration is either a king size or 2 twin beds. These rooms accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children and provide a view of the surrounding pool and lush gardens. Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone, iPod docking station and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Flat Screen Cable Television Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
Ocean View Junior Suite
Oversized guestroom looking out onto the vibrant Caribbean ocean. A sitting area (1 room with sofa bed) blends vibrant Caribbean dcor and modern touches to provide an ideal holiday experience. Bed configuration is either a king size or 2 twin beds. These rooms accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children. Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone, iPod docking station and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Flat Screen Cable Television Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
Pool Garden View One Bedroom Suite
One bedroom with a separate living room provides ample space and comfort. With Caribbean dcor and modern touches, these rooms offer picture-perfect pool or garden views. Each suite features a king size or 2 twin beds with a sofa bed in the living room and is suitable for up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone, iPod docking station and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Flat Screen Cable Television Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning
Ocean View one Bedroom Suite
One bedroom suite directly facing the ocean with a separate living room that provides ample space and comfort. Modern Caribbean dcor and refreshing ocean views provide the perfect relaxed setting. These suites feature a king size or 2 twin beds with a sofa bed in the living room, and are suitable for up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. Spacious bathrooms with bath/shower Telephone, iPod docking station and clock radio Mini fridge (not stocked) Flat Screen Cable Television Hair dryer In-room safe Air-conditioning

Amenities

  • Free full breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Free full breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Dining

Rilaks Deck
South Beach Miami inspired, this outdoor living area features light snacks and beverage service from 10:00am - 6:00pm.
Sugar Cane Room
An open-air restaurant serving breakfast from 7:30am - 10:00am.
246 Bar & Restaurant
Bringing the spectacular beach backdrop into the dining experience, guests enjoy a premium position on one of Barbados' most idyllic beachfronts. Hours: All day dining menu available from 11:00am until 9:00pm Dinner: 6:30pm - 9:30pm BAR: Open from 10:00am - 12:00 midnight Live poolside music on select evenings
Daphne's
Adjacent to Tamarind, the top Zagat-rated restaurant, combines the fine Italian menu of its famous London counterpart with a truly special beachside setting. (Restaurant is not a part of the hotel).

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 23
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
stephen
Couples
Brockton
Aug 18, 2015

The trip was excellent.

The hotel was a very good place to stay. We had the breakfast meal plan, which was a buffet and very good way to start your day. There are three swimming pools, a great beach with water sports most included in the cost of the room. The three restaurants were very good, we did go to some local one's, visited Bridgetown and Holetown and Oistins Fish Fry. Overall a great trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gregg
Couples
Aylesbury
Apr 6, 2015

A good hotel but not exceptional

Wonderful staff, great location, BUT- small room, with small bed, monotonous food, cramped when hotel got busy, breakfast a free for all, full of noisy children.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scotties
Couples
N/A
Feb 14, 2015

excellent stay!

We had a very good stay in the Tamarind recently. A lovely hotel in a great position on the west coast. We had a beautiful suite overlooking the sea and pool area near to the beach. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The beach was very nice but because of the trees overhanging it there was only a limited area which had the sun for most of the day near to the watersports end. The only other criticism we had was when we arrived we were specifically told by reception that we were not permitted to reserve beach chairs!! What a joke that was, most of the chairs were reserved by 7.30am!!! Overall we enjoyed our stay at the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nicole R.
Family
N/A
Jan 18, 2015

Great family trip

Having been to Barbados and stayed on the south coast, we opted this time to stay on the west coast. Most of the resorts are quite expensive, but we felt that the overall experience was on par with the cost. The included breakfast was great. The pools are lovely, beach is lovely, with the exception of the rocks/coral, making it hard to swim in most of the sea in front of the hotel and the fact that much of the beach is shaded. The included water sports are great. We had a few lunches and one dinner at the hotel, all pretty good. The kids club was great and was a good way to keep our young daughter out of the sun. We used the sitter services as well, and it was efficient and flexible. They could not be more accommodating. Truly a hotel that aims to please.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

There are duty free shops and supermarkets within a 5 minute drive in holetown (never used the buses, but heard they are quite efficient). We overpaid for sand toys at the hotel and some drinks across the street at the gas station for convenience.

Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Weekend Rendevous
Couples
VA
Oct 1, 2014

Best of Barbados

Wonderful hotel - location is perfect (20 min to Bridgetown and 10 to Holetown) with a bus stop right out front. We took the bus during the day into Bridgetown (can't beat $1 fare) and felt safe. The hotel staff are fabulous - nothing is too big of a request and they were so helpful as this was our first time to the island and their advice helped us plan our days. They helped arrange island tours, sunset cruise, etc. The beaches are beautiful and the reef provided fun daily snorkeling (saw plenty of fish and even a sea turtle). Not too crowded so we had plenty of options for seating by pools/beach. Rooms were larger than I expected with a beautiful ocean view and comfortable bed. Be sure to try Daphne's (restaurant next door) for delicious dinner. Loved it and will hopefully be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Daphne's had delicious dinners and we ate there multiple times - right along the sea. Lovely!!

Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Court2014
Couples
Boston, MA
Jun 28, 2014

Amazing Honeymoon!

We had a great honeymoon experience! The entire staff was friendly and welcomed us with a celebratory bottle of wine and chocolate covered strawberries (complimentary). They also were able to assist us with any questions we had and navigating the island. The room was clean, comfortable with a wonderful view. The food, drinks, etc were delicious and the beach/pool were fabulous!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Lone Star restaurant was one of our favorite dining spots along with Friday night's fish fry in Oisons.

Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RonnieB
Friends
Paynes Bay Barbados
May 13, 2014

Great hotel!

A great experience; they think of everything. Staff are excellent and the General Manager (Kim) could not have been more helpful. A memorable holiday for all the right reasons!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit Zakkios - nice beach front resturant en route to Hole Town and ride the bus for 2 dollars - great fun!

Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jasecadet
Single
NYC
Mar 17, 2014

Great last-minute locale to get away and relax...

I literally had to get away on doctor's orders for some sun and relaxation, and the Tamarind was perfect — beautiful ocean-front spot with clear waters and sunner skies — and just steps from the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a pretty inexpensive convenient mart across the street, if you're looking for beer or wine to put in your room fridge, or a quick snack.

Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Charlotan
Couples
NYC
Dec 22, 2013

great location for a weekend getaway

well placed hotel right on the beach. can see and feel the ocean from any room ! important item - all the water sports (banana rides, water ski, sailboats) are included in price !

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

food is expensive (close to NYC pricing) - plenty of places to choose from, but if you stay near hotels you pay for it

Review of Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
St. Taint
Couples
Wichita, Kansas
Aug 29, 2013

Family Hotel - Not for couples

Hotel was nice. Would not call it a 5-star hotel, just your average island hotel. Staff was very nice and polite. However, the noise was the biggest turnoff of this hotel. Kids were consistantly running up and down the hallways screaming and the sound came piercing through the walls. I think it should advertise as a family hotel and that those looking for relaxation, piece and tranquillity should find an adult only hotel. We poltely asked the staff to talk to the patrons to see if they could keep the noise down. They offered to move us to a room that the view was not nearly as nice as ours and we did decline. However, the noise was endless. From 6:30am to 10:00pm it was non-stop screaming and yelling of children. I think the parents were on vacation from watching their kids and focused on tuning the kids out with alcoholic drinks. Will not recommend to friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

St Lawrence Gap had the best selection of food and entertainment. Holetown had highend shopping and good quality resturants as well. Bridgetown is a cheap trinket market that had some history, but a definately not character.

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