Nestled in tropical gardens, this iconic hotel features a health and wellness theme.

Founded as a private club in the 1940s, this award-winning hotel is built from coral stone with a plantation home style and plenty of Bajan charm. There are loads of activities including free motorised and non-motorised watersports, yoga classes and stand-up paddleboarding tours to spot sea turtles. Or just help yourself to sun cream and refreshing lemon water from the pool hut and unwind by one of the four lagoon pools that meander through magnificent palm-filled gardens sprinkled with waterfalls – a stay here can be as active or laid-back as you want.

Begin your evening with pre-dinner cocktails at the beautiful and airy Plantation Lounge. Feast on international dishes with a Bajan twist at the Laguna restaurant which serves healthy dishes seasoned with herbs from the hotel's organic garden and offers gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options. Enjoy happy hour and stunning sunsets at the stylish Sunset Bar & Deck which offers themed dining events such as the superb Seaside Grill night. A range of health-conscious treats are also available throughout. Visit the hotel’s Rum Vault, the first of its kind on Barbados and featuring a collection of 150 international rums.

Ocean View Rooms are perfectly positioned for admiring sunsets. Access the lagoon pool directly from your balcony or terrace in the Luxury Swim Up Poolside Room and enjoy sea views from the spacious One Bedroom Ocean View Suite.

Kuoni Insider

Very understated and not as well-known as its counterparts - be prepared to be impressed with the Colony Club. Set amongst foliage and trees galore it houses a small and rarely seen family of monkeys! The hotel features a jazz and lobster evening which is absolutely fantastic, the food is to die for. Having recently undergone some refurbishment the public spaces have gone from dark wood to light and modern, giving the Club a more up to date feel. The rooms are equally impressive with plenty of choice depending on your family configuration and preferences, from four-poster beds to queen size doubles. The Colony Club allows for a level of serenity and privacy which isn’t found elsewhere.

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Key information

On the west coast

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes from Barbados airport
Rooms: 96

Good to know

Minimum age 13 01-29 Feb. Minimum stay: 7 nights 22 Dec-02 Jan; 5 nights 01-29 Feb. Compulsory Christmas and New Year’s Eve gala dinners, supplements apply. One of the Garden View Junior Suites is wheelchair accessible. There is a room levy payable locally on departure.

Insider tips

If you are travelling with kids then we advise booking an early table for dinner to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation information

96 contemporary rooms and suites

Activities

• Enjoy a weekly stand-up paddle turtle tour • Join a historical walking tour of Holetown • Take a tour of the Organic Garden followed by a cooking demonstration • Head out on a complimentary island tour • Learn about reef conservation and enjoy the catch-of-the-day on a Bait to Plate fishing trip • Visit the hotel's Rum Vault for special dinners and to discover 150 international rums.

Dining

2 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

• Breakfast at Laguna Restaurant • Motorised and non-motorised watersports • Bespoke tours and activities • Beach Ambassador Service • Daytime water taxis to west coast sister resorts (weather permitting) • Seasonal kids' corner • Wi-Fi

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £83 • Breakfast at Laguna Restaurant • Dinner at Laguna Restaurant • Exchange dining at sister resorts, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels and Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels (reservation required; themed buffet dining at a supplement)

Full Board from £117 • Breakfast and lunch at Laguna Restaurant • Dinner at Laguna Restaurant • Exchange dining at sister resort, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels and Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels (reservation required; themed buffet dining at a supplement).

*Denotes local charge