Barbados

Tamarind


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2018 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: Full buffet breakfast daily. Complimentary motorized watersports (excludes jet skis).
Weddings: Free “Elegant Wedding Package”. Must book an Oceanfront Room or higher category for 10 nights or more OR when booking a Gardenview Junior Suite or higher category for 7 nights or more.

Elegant venues sprinkle the gorgeous, platinum west coast of Barbados at this stunning resort on a prime 750-foot white-gold stretch of beach. Artfully blending European and Mediterranean characteristics with the magic of the Caribbean, Tamarind is vibrant in its colorful assortment of courtyards tucked away in secluded dens found throughout the resort. Colonnaded buildings with cherry-red tile roofs are faintly visible from crannies in the beautiful emerald greenery.

Take a dip in one of three on-site swimming pools, fall into a spell with a relaxing massage at the resort's intimate spa, or try your hand at a variety of complimentary non-motorized water sports. Kids will adore the Flying Fish Kids' Club, which provides all the entertainment any child could ever ask for. Experience waterskiing, banana boating, pool volleyball, snorkeling, sailing, boogie boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boarding in comfortable, temperate weather. Practice the long ball with a round of golf on handsomely-cropped greens at Royal Westmoreland or Apes Hill, two magnificent 18-hole championship golf courses.

Allow a friendly concierge to arrange amazing island adventures for you and your family, including catamaran cruises, rugged safari tours, labor-free shopping trips, and glass-bottomed boat rides. Visit St. Nicholas Abbey, one of the three remaining Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere, or take a solar-powered electric tram and enjoy spectacular views of sparkling pools, hanging stalactites, and gorgeous limestone caves.

Satiate your appetite at Sugar Cane Room for a fantastic, complimentary full breakfast buffet including waffle and egg stations prepared just how you like it. Eat your fill with an assortment of breads, muffins, and pastries, as well as more traditional breakfast items and local Bajan favorites like flying fish, fried plantains, and pumpkin and corn fritters. Rilaks Deck is another delightful option. This South Beach Miami-inspired outdoor lounge serves light snacks and cocktails in a festive ambiance. Music genres like jazz, soul, and R&B add a Caribbean flair that gives this pleasant hangout vitality and life.

Every room provides easy access to on-site recreational activities and state-of-the-art amenities including spacious bathrooms, a mini-fridge, and spectacular ocean-view balconies.
HOTEL LOCATION
Tamarind is located at Paynes Bay, St James, on the west coast of Barbados just 35 minutes drive from Grantley Adams International Airport and 20 minutes from the cosmopolitan capital of Bridgetown.
Address: PAYNES BAY
ST. JAMES


BB
Local Phone: 800-326-6898
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-326-6898
Fax: 246-432-6317
Website Address: www.eleganthotels.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
3 separate fresh water pools and 5 jacuzzis within the hotels gardens
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
A stunning property where an intriguing blend of European style is artfully combined with the magic of the Caribbean.Mediterranean characteristics, colorful courtyards tucked away in secluded corners marble fountains,colonnaded buildings w/red -tile roofs Beach: 750-foot stretch of sandy white beach. Check-in: 1:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Total Rooms: 110
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
ROOM TYPES
FAMILY CONNECTED OCNVW JRS STE
Oversized guest rooms, each with its own individual style. A sitting area with sofa bed blends vibrant Caribbean decor and modern touches to provide an ideal holiday experience.This is two connecting units.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
1 BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW
King size / Twin beds, living area with a Sofa Bed, air-conditioning, separate bath &shower, safe, fridge, hair dryer, telephone, Cable TV. Balcony or patio with Pool or Garden view.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANVIEW
King size / Twin beds, living area with a Sofa Bed, air-conditioning, separate bath &shower, safe, fridge, hair dryer, telephone, Cable TV. Balcony or patio with Pool or Garden view.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DELUXE OCEAN FRONT
King size / Twin beds, living area with a Sofa Bed, air-conditioning, separate bath &shower, safe, fridge, hair dryer, telephone, Cable TV. Balcony or patio with Pool or Garden view.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
1 BEDROOM GARDEN/POOL VIEW
King size / Twin beds, living area with a Sofa Bed, air-conditioning, separate bath &shower, safe, fridge, hair dryer, telephone, Cable TV. Balcony or patio with Pool or Garden view.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE POOL/GARDENVIEW
King size/ twin beds, air-conditioning, separate bath and shower room, safe, fridge, hair dryer, telephone, cable tv. Balcony with Ocean View.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD ROOM
King size / Twin beds, living area with a Sofa Bed, air-conditioning, separate bath &shower, safe, fridge, hair dryer, telephone, Cable TV. Balcony or patio with Pool or Garden view.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
There are 4 Restaurants at Tamarind:
246 Bar & Restaurant - Take in spectacular ocean views from this idyllic beachfront restaurant, offering all day dining and a fresh fruit and vegetable bar as well as a la carte dining with chef's specialties, theme evenings and live poolside music on select evenings.
Sugar Cane Room - This open-air restaurant serves a full breakfast buffet that includes both waffle and egg stations prepared just how you like it, an assortment of breads, muffins and sweet 'tings, traditional breakfast choices as well as local Bajan delights.
Rilaks Deck - This South Beach Miami-inspired outdoor lounge serves light snacks and cocktails in afestive environment with music in festive environment with music in genres such as R&B, jazz, Caribbean and soul.
Daphne's Barbados - adjacent to Tamarind, this restaurant, combines the fine Italian menu of its famous London counter part with a truly beachside setting.
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The Birthday Suprise
BONNIE B.
Sep 17 2016
I took my daughter to Barbados for her 21st birthday to swim with turtles. She selected the Tararind ..we pulled up and we both gasped the pictures do not due it justice. From the front you are drawn right thru to the water, it is very impressive. Each view even inside the hotel is impressive. The staff is outstanding housekeeping exceptional there are 3 pools to choose from. The hotel has an open feel always clean as well as the grounds. The food is amazing we selected dishes outside of norm and we were always surprised one more delicious then the other. I would definitely recommend this hotel everyone in the hotel made us feel like we were home. This was one of the best holidays ever .... as I was reminded when I would go to do something and one of the staff was helping me. :) Truly an amazing hotel I appreciate all they did for us . The management and staff sent my daughter a dessert with a decorated plate and wine bottle to our room. I did not even ask them to do that. That shows how they feel about their guests ... your their family for your stay.
Customer Rating: 

Excellent Service
ROGER H.
Jun 09 2013
Tamarind Cove Hotel is always clean, you will not have a hard time finding a staff member, and they always are willing to help, or find out if everything is ok, or if they can do something to make your day enjoyable.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
January delight
jeannick, cheshire
Thu Jan 18 07:18:30 EST 2018
After raising some issues with management we were delighted with the way they responded, and they made our five night stay most enjoyable. It is a demanding business running a hotel, and the test of good management is to react swiftly and with warmth to complaints, which are actually opportunities to delight the customer. Management certainly succeeded with us, and we would like to thank Paul and Candra in the reception team for their particular help in making our stay so memorable. This hotel has an advantage not always shared by others on the West Coast. It has a beach of reasonable depth. We spent a good deal of time relaxing in the shade of the large umbrellas, on the comfortable sun loungers. The service on the beach was pleasant and quick. We ate snacks on the beach, and two sharing one pizza is more than enough for lunch. We ate dinner in the main restaurant once and that was very good. We would certainly return.

Perfect for couples, families AND brothers and sisters!
Lillypaps,
Tue Jan 16 07:41:55 EST 2018
I’m writing this in the taxi as we leave the Tamarind - couldn’t be more gutted to be leaving! My big brother and I had the most perfect stay! The facilities are top notch, the food is healthy, fresh and varied, the pools are tranquil, the spa is great, the water sports staff are fun but helpful and the frappe’s are strong...not to mention the rum punch!! But I think the BEST thing about the hotel, is it’s wonderful, friendly, kind and energetic staff! A huge shout out to Arden at the bar - the youngest looking Grandad you’ll ever see and to Ether at her omelette station/school - the loveliest lady to wake up to in the morning! All in, the whole complex has a relaxing but fun atmosphere where everybody makes friends and hangs out at the bar for happy hour to watch the sunset. So sad to leave and can’t wait to go back! Lots of love from Lilly and Nick

Simply the best
Paul I,
Sat Jan 13 11:51:47 EST 2018
We first stayed here in 2002 for our honeymoon. Back then it was all I could do to afford the trip so we were on room only and every morning I went across to the Petrol station opposite the hotel to get coffee and donuts for our breakfast. Well we have been 5 times now and Tamarind never fails to tick all the boxes for us. What helps to make the difference is when on our last two visits, the door to our taxi has been opened on arrival by the smiling face of Anthony who always remembers us despite the number of guests he must see. He was here on our first visit 16 years ago which says a lot to me about Elegant Hotels as an employer. We were last here in 2014 for my wife’s 50th and four years later we are back as a surprise for her birthday. Barbados is her favourite place in the world and apart from one year where I rented a house (won’t be doing that again!!) as we had all the family with us, we have not considered staying anywhere else. This morning the Hotel laid on a champagne breakfast on our balcony which was just amazing complete with a birthday card from the GM and her team and a mini birthday cake. It was a perfect start to the day. A week to go and we are already talking about when we might next visit. Keep up the great work.

Perfect holiday
SELINA C, London, United Kingdom
Mon Jan 08 14:25:04 EST 2018
I hadn’t stayed at the Tamarind since 2000 having tried out Elegant Hotels all inclusive options eg Crystal cove and Turtle Beach which were both lovely but Tamarind just has that extra class feel. Daphne’s next door is perfect for unpretentious lunch whilst nice to dress up a little without having to go the whole way like supper at the Cliff for example. We weren’t charged for our pre-lunch cocktails which I think comes with being residents at the Tamarind but it’s a nice touch when it just doesn’t appear on the bill. As ever in Barbados the staff are so lovely and become friends. The adult only pool by the beauty spa is a nice little retreat if the sun loungers are all ‘reserved’ from 6 am. For us this wasn’t a problem but I do find it incredible that at 6.30 am ladies are putting their towels on sun loungers. Just a hint please to management ‘use it or lose it’ approach i.e if no one using it within an hour remove the towels. This is not a complaint with regard to my enjoyment but others might have issues especially when it is full capacity. Love the food, service,ambience, location ( yellow bus stop right outside ) Will be back next year

Christmas made special
bbscotland, Scotland
Fri Jan 05 22:21:15 EST 2018
We have just spent a week over Christmas at tamarind and it was spectacular. From the staff choir singing Christmas carols to the visit from Santa and the grand Christmas day dinner we could not have had a better time anywhere else. The hotel has amazing staff who are always there to help whenever you need it. It is hard to single out anyone as everyone is great but Olivia and Neil from the management team, Joseph from the bar and Nadia from the restaurant are the names I remember instantly but to not mention the others woudl not be a true reflection of our gratitude. We had our children with us who made good use of the water sports and thanks to all the people there who made their experience special as well. We will be back in the future and I woudl recommend the hotel to anyone who likes to relax with great service in a great environment.



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