Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels Gallery - Caribbean: Barbados
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Hotel Overview
  • 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 an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, along with a 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.
What to Expect:
  • Nestled on a 750-foot crescent of white sandy beach, Tamarind is a sophisticated, modern Barbados hotel suitable for vacationing couples, families or groups. The Mediterranean-style property has 3 freshwater swimming pools and whirlpool along with 2 event rooms and complimentary water sports, offering something for everyone.
Amenity Highlights:
  • The hotel has a complimentary water taxi transportation system between sister west coast properties. Other services provided by the hotel include the “Aqua School,” a complimentary water sports instruction program, “The Flying Fish Kids Club” and “Club Tamarind,” encouraging fun-filled activities for children and teens.

Location:

Paynes Bay
St James,
Barbados

Region: 
  • Barbados
  • Airport:

    Grantley Adams International Airport BGI
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels offers 104 guestrooms and suites in four Mediterranean-style, three-story, cream-colored buildings (no elevators) with red-tile roofs.

    Private balconies or ground-floor patios are furnished with dining sets. Bathrooms are marble. English toiletries are by Gilchrist & Soames.

    Televisions offer U.S./international cable channels. Decor includes soft colors and rattan furniture. Compact refrigerators are stocked with minibar items on request. Smoking is permitted only on balconies and patios.

  • Pool Garden View Room -

    Offering a garden and pool view, this air-conditioned room has 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. There is a balcony or ground-floor terrace with 2 lounge chairs and a dining set. In-built conveniences include a marble bathroom with a shower/tub combination, makeup/shaving mirror, and hair dryer. A TV with cable and premium channels guarantees a relaxing night in, and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to a safe, the room also includes a refrigerator, clock radio, and ironing facilities. Turndown service, rollaway beds, child care, and cribs are all available upon request.

  • Ocean Front Room -

    Offering a view of the Caribbean sea, this air-conditioned room has 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. There is a balcony or ground-floor terrace with 2 lounge chairs and a dining set. In-room conveniences include a marble bathroom with 2 sinks, shower/tub combination with rainfall showerhead, makeup/shaving mirror, and hair dryer. A TV with cable and premium channels guarantees a relaxing night in, and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to a safe, the room also includes a refrigerator, clock radio, and ironing facilities. Turndown service, rollaway beds, child care, and cribs are all available upon request.

  • Ocean Front with Sleeper Chair -

    Offering a balcony with a view of the Caribbean sea, this air-conditioned room has 1 king bed. In-room conveniences include a marble bathroom with a shower/tub combination, makeup/shaving mirror, and hair dryer. A TV with cable and premium channels guarantees a relaxing night in, and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to a safe, the room also includes a refrigerator, clock radio, and ironing facilities. Turndown service, rollaway beds, child care, and cribs are all available upon request.

  • Junior Suite Pool Garden View -

    Offering a garden and pool view, this air-conditioned room has 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. There is a balcony or ground-floor terrace with 2 lounge chairs and a dining set, while the sitting area comes with a sofa bed, coffee table, 2 armchairs, and footstool. In-built conveniences include a marble bathroom with 2 sinks, shower/tub combination with rainfall showerhead, makeup/shaving mirror, and hair dryer. A TV with cable and premium channels guarantees a relaxing night in, and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge). In addition to a safe, the room also includes a refrigerator, clock radio, and ironing facilities. Turndown service, rollaway beds, child care, and cribs are all available upon request.

  • Junior Suite Ocean View -

    Offering a view of the Caribbean sea, this air-conditioned room has 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. There is a balcony or ground-floor terrace with 2 lounge chairs and a dining set, while the sitting area comes with a double sofa bed, coffee table, 2 armchairs, and footstool. In-built conveniences include a marble bathroom with 2 sinks, shower/tub combination with rainfall showerhead, makeup/shaving mirror, and hair dryer. A TV with cable and premium channels guarantees a relaxing night in, and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to a safe, the room also includes a refrigerator, clock radio, and ironing facilities. Turndown service, rollaway beds, child care, and cribs are all available upon request.

  • One Bedroom Suite Pool Garden View -

    Offering a garden and pool view, this air-conditioned room has 1 king bed or 2 twin beds. There is a balcony or ground-floor terrace with 2 lounge chairs and a dining set, while the sitting area comes with a sofa bed, 2 armchairs, and footstool. In-built conveniences include a marble bathroom with 2 sinks, shower/tub combination with rainfall showerhead, makeup/shaving mirror, and hair dryer. A TV with cable and premium channels guarantees a relaxing night in, and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to a safe, the room also includes a refrigerator, clock radio, and ironing facilities. Turndown service, rollaway beds, child care, and cribs are all available upon request.

Room Amenities: 
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup mirror
  • Massage - available in room
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway beds
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Television
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens
Property Amenities
  • Recreation options at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels include three freshwater pools, a relaxation pool, and a spa tub. Water sports, including water skiing, sailing, snorkeling, and windsurfing, are complimentary. A kids’ club and teens’ lounge are also available.

    Other amenities include a hair and beauty salon and three 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.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Business services
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Fitness equipment
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Internet access in public areas - complimentary
  • Internet access in public areas - high speed
  • Laundry service
  • Medical assistance available
  • Meeting room(s) (small groups)
  • Parking (free)
  • Poolside bar
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box - front desk
  • Security guard
  • Self Parking
  • Shopping on site
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding services
Number of rooms: 
  • 104
Policies
  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

    Guests must show current government-issued proof of identity at the time of check-in.

    Photo identification and 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.

  • Pets not allowed
Check-in time: 
  • 3 PM
Check-out time: 
  • Noon
Dining
  • Sugar Cane Room
    Open-air, nonsmoking restaurant serving breakfast and afternoon tea.
  • Rilaks Deck
    South Beach Miami inspired, this outdoor living area features an innovative and trendy tapas lounge. 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.
Recreation
  • 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

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
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