Mediterranean charm, Caribbean spirit and peaceful adults-only areas make this an excellent choice.

This welcoming and relaxing resort blends Mediterranean and Caribbean styles, with its white-washed buildings and terracotta roofs. Stroll along powder-soft white sands to the watersports centre and try your hand at waterskiing. Wander through landscaped gardens to courtyards dotted with fountains or head to the adults-only pool and relax as pool ambassadors provide you with cold eucalyptus-scented towels, drinks and coconut ice lollies.

As part of the hotel's all-inclusive package you can enjoy breakfast on the terrace, beachfront dining at the main restaurant which offers themed menus and live music, and a special dinner menu at Italian restaurant, Daphne's next door. Inspired by the cool chic of Miami’s South Beach, the Rilaks Deck is a stylish venue for cocktails and light snacks. At the Sunday beach party you can sample local grilled specialities and dance to the steel pan band.

Rooms vary from simple Pool/Garden View Rooms to spacious One Bedroom Suites which are ideal for families and groups. Opt for an Oceanfront Room or Suite for the chance to watch fiery sunsets over the sea from your balcony or terrace.

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Key information

Paynes Bay on the west coast

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes from Barbados airport
Rooms: 101

Good to know

Minimum stay: 7 nights 22 Dec 2019-02 Jan 2020 and 21 Dec 2020-02 Jan 2021. Interconnecting rooms available. Four of the Ocean View Junior Suites are wheelchair accessible. There is a room levy payable locally on departure.

Accommodation information

101 rooms and suites

Activities

• Take the daily free water taxi to Elegant Hotels sister properties on the West Coast • Make friends with the resident three-flippered turtle

Dining

2 restaurants, 2 bar areas

What's included

All Inclusive • All meals, afternoon tea and selected drinks and cocktails (excluding Champagne and fine wines) • Motorised and non-motorised watersports • Special dinner menu at Daphne's • Exchange dining at sister resorts, Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels, Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels and Turtle Beach Resort by Elegant Hotels (reservation required; themed buffet dining at a supplement) • Daytime water taxis to west coast sister resorts (weather permitting).

*Denotes local charge