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Colony Club Hotel

Porters, Holetown, JAM, Barbados
Classic Preferred Hotel

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Colony Club Hotel

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Early mornings and early evenings, green vervet monkeys, whose ancestors were brought from Africa by settlers, swing through tall trees along a slough at the hotel's southern boundary.

Hotel Overview

Sand, sun, shade
Once an exclusive private club, this resort hotel on the west coast of Barbados is () north of Holetown and includes a 400-m () beach shaded by casuarina trees.
Robes and flowers
Fresh flowers grace Colony Club Hotel guestrooms and suites, which include balconies or patios, ceiling fans and air conditioning, CD players, TVs with U.S./international cable, and bathrobes/slippers.
Sunbathing comfort
Guests at the Colony Club Hotel sunbathe on thickly cushioned lounge chairs along the beach or beside four rock-lined pools, enjoy a variety of water sports, dine in two restaurants, and swim up to a bar.

Amenity highlights:

Thickly cushioned lounge chairs cosset sunbathers along the hotel's beachfront and around four narrow, rock-lined, freeform pools—one with swim-up bar—in a central garden courtyard. Complimentary water sports include snorkeling excursions, boat cruises, water skiing, tubing, and banana-boating, as well as snorkeling gear, kayaks, sailboats, boogie boards, and windsurfers.

What to expect:

  • This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted from February to February.
  • 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.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Location

Porters, Holetown, JAM, Barbados

Airport:

BGI - Grantley Adams International Airport

ROOMS

Overview

This Barbados hotel offers 96 guestrooms and suites in four two-story buildings and two three-story buildings (no elevators), all of them white with pink or white lattice trim and all facing a long, narrow central courtyard containing pools and gardens. Rooms and suites' white walls, tile floors, and bedspreads serve as backdrops for floral-motif throw pillows and drapes; straw-mat area rugs; bleached, cappuccino-colored furniture; upholstered chairs with ottomans; and nature prints on walls. Louvered panels and front doors combine with ceiling fans to offer a cooling alternative to rooms and suites' air conditioning. Electrical kettles heat water for instant coffee and tea. EphéMer toiletries come from London. Pillowtop mattresses provide slumber comfort.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout drapes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Internet access - dial-up
  • Massage - available in room
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway beds
  • Slippers
  • Smoking rooms
  • Television
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

DETAILS

Property Amenities

This Barbados hotel features a beauty salon offering massage, facials, waxing, and hair and nail care. A small, air-conditioned fitness center contains cardio equipment and free weights. Two computers provide complimentary high-speed Internet connections in a library with paperbacks and board games. A promenade with jewelry, gift and sundries, and resortwear shops extends off the reception area of the Colony Club Hotel, which contains an open-air courtyard graced by a lily-and-koi pond. Weekly there's a complimentary poolside cocktail party. Complimentary supervised children's activities are offered during December holidays and in summer.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services

Number of floors: 2, 3

Number of rooms: 98

Policies

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted from February to February.
  • 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.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Dining

Laguna Restaurant
Open-air, sea-view restaurant with two-story, white-lattice ceiling, marble floor, dark rattan chairs, plants. Lounging area with red, overstuffed seating. Breakfast buffet with American, English, Bajan (Barbadian) selections. Lunch menu of salads, sandwiches, burgers, roti, saltfish fritters. Fixed menu dinners with starter choices such as smoked salmon pâté, crab/prawn fitters, cheese soufflé; main-course choices such as orange/thyme roasted chicken, pork piccata, pan-fried flying fish. Sunday lunch buffet. Dinner dress code: Long pants, collared shirts for men.
Orchid Room
Intimate, second-story, fine-dining dinner restaurant with sea views. White-wood ceiling, hardwood floor. Starters such as sugar-cured tuna, roasted duck with sweet-potato confit, breadfruit/sweet corn soufflé. Main courses such as red snapper and lobster in saffron broth, rack of lamb with sweet-potato dumplings, beef tenderloin with Port glaze, vegetable tian. Reservation required. Dress code: Long pants, collared shirts for men.
Sunset Bar & Deck
Poolside swim-up bar adjacent to expansive beachside, sunset-view wood deck furnished with teak umbrella tables, rattan chairs. Nearby gazebo for live music some nights. Light lunch/dinner menu. Bar service late morning to late night.
Planters Cocktail Lounge
Open-air lounge with cushioned rattan seating. Open evenings.

Recreation

The Caribbean Sea gently washes the hotel's 400-m (437-yd) white sand beach, with casuarina trees and beach umbrellas shading thickly cushioned lounge chairs. Sun chairs also ring four narrow, rock-lined, freeform pools?each approximately 27.5m (90 ft) long?in a courtyard running through the hotel's center. The courtyard contains rock waterfalls, flower gardens, and tall palms and mahogany trees. The pool nearest the beach features a swim-up bar.


The hotel 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, paddle boating, and banana-boating as well as snorkeling gear, kayaks, sailboats, boogie boards, and windsurfers.


Independent operators on the beach rent out personal watercraft and offer parasailing. On request, other independent operators pick up guests for scuba lessons, certification classes, and excursions.


Use of two lighted tennis courts and a basketball hoop is complimentary. The nearest golf courses are at Sandy Lane 3 km (2 mi) away.


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

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