Tamarind by Elegant Hotels 

A laid-back resort with a great watersports and wellness offering

Mediterranean charm, Caribbean spirit and a peaceful adults-only area make this all-inclusive an excellent choice.

With its white-washed buildings and terracotta roofs, this relaxing all-inclusive resort blends Mediterranean and Caribbean design to stylish effect. Stroll along powder-soft sands to the watersports centre and try your hand at waterskiing or sailing. Wander through landscaped gardens to courtyards dotted with fountains, or head to the adults-only spa pool and relax as ambassadors provide you with eucalyptus-scented towels, drinks and coconut lollies. There’s an emphasis on wellness here, with the option to do as much or as little as you please, and it’s a great spot for families, too.

Why we love Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

  • All motorised and non-motorised watersports are included, from waterskiing and hobie cat sailing to tube rides and banana boats.

  • There’s an excellent kids’ club and family offering, but couples after quiet time can indulge in a spa treatment or relax at the adults-only pool.

  • There’s a good choice of restaurants and bars hosting regular themed nights, and guests can also dine at selected sister properties under the dine-around programme.

  • The resort is edged by a talcum-white beach on Barbados’ Platinum West Coast, with plenty of nearby attractions to explore.

4.5 stars
Dec - Apr
Barbados
9 hours
Paynes Bay on the west coast
Approx. 45 minutes from Barbados airport
Beach, All Inclusive

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Children
  • Good to Know

Start the day with a buffet breakfast featuring local Bajan food, then relax at one of the beachfront restaurants with the Caribbean for a backdrop. There are various themed nights, from a Saturday night barbecue to Asian-inspired menus, and the hotel’s dine-around programme means you can eat at selected sister resorts for no extra cost. Beach ambassadors can also arrange a private beach dinner, if a romantic evening against a backdrop of crashing waves takes your fancy.

Sugar Cane Room
The breakfast here is impressive, with a live egg station and waffle chef on hand, while lunch and dinner brings various local delights; try the pumpkin and corn fritters or flying fish with fried plantain for a taste of traditional Bajan fare.

246 Restaurant & Bar
Glittering sea views are the USP at this oceanfront, open-air restaurant, which serves Caribbean-inspired lunch and dinner menus under the stars and hosts regular themed nights.

Rilaks Deck & Bar
Inspired by Miami’s South Beach, this outdoor lounge is a stylish spot for cocktails and light snacks, with oversized umbrellas and plush lounge chairs facing the ocean.

Positano at the House
Indulge in authentic Italian dishes in the relaxed setting of Positano.

It’s hard to beat the views from 246, and it’s especially magical under a starry night sky.

What's included

All Inclusive • All meals, afternoon tea and selected drinks and cocktails (excluding Champagne and fine wines) • Authentic coastal Italian cuisine at Positano • Motorised and non-motorised watersports • Exchange dining at sister resorts, Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels, Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels (adults only) 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).

Tamarind is home to the Ying Yang Beauty Spa, offering massages, facials and other treatments; try the Ying Yang Signature Treatment for a meditative experience using bamboo massage and hot stone therapy. Unwind at the adults-only spa pool or stretch out with a yoga class. The resort has a 24-hour fitness centre and runs regular exercise classes including yoga, Pilates and aqua aerobics.

A daily programme of activities is offered including meditation in the garden, time with local artists and cookery lessons.

All motorised and non-motorised watersports are included, from waterskiing, hobie cat sailing and kayaking to tube rides and banana boats. The snorkelling is also great with sea turtles often spotted, and there’s a water trampoline to keep the young and young-at-heart occupied.

For children there is the Flying Fish kids' club with interactive games, walks on the beach and movie nights. The Tamarind Club is for the teens with games consoles, pool table and supervised parties.

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.

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