Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added 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 7 nights or more for travel January 5-31 and March 1-December 18, 2019.

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.

Property Information

Total available rooms and suites: 104


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Important Notice The wearing of camouflage and/or military apparel is illegal in Barbados. Clothing of this nature will confiscated and persons will be charged accordingly.
Advisory A mandatory Government – imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. A minimum mandatory Government-imposed fee of $10.00 per room, per night. Mandatory Government-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee when you check-in.
Advisory A new mandatory Barbados Government tax known as “hotel levy charge” will be applied to all guests. The amount of the levy is $9.63 USD per bedroom per night and it will be charged locally, directly to guests and collected at check-in or check-out. Please note that the amount of this fee is subject to change at any time without prior notification.
Advisory A mandatory Government – imposed fee is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. A minimum mandatory Government-imposed fee of $9.73 per room, per night. Mandatory Government-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change. The hotel can provide current fee when you check-in.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:  Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy:  Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:  This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:  Room taxes are included in vacation price.Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 1395 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful option for active vacationers

    Great location as a starting point to see the west and north side of the island. You begin your day with a delicious breakfast provided as part of your hotel package. Hopefully Ether is preparing the omelettes and poached eggs. Then you can spend as much time as you want seeing the many sights that are within a short commute. When you finish your activities you can come back and lounge by the pool or enjoy the beautiful beach. We snorkeled daily from the beach and saw a wide variety of fish. The picturesque sunsets are a wonderful way to finish your day. Room layout seems very conducive to privacy. Marina kept our room spotless. Be advised during the evening turn down service the will bring beach towels and water bottles. The managers cocktail party was a nice touch. Looking forward to staying there again.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Yet another fabulous holiday

    32 consecutive years have been enjoyed at this hotel.Just returned home from the latest. Our family of 6 have enjoyed the last one even more than the others. Service from General Manager right down to room attendants was superb.Food excellent. What more can I add to what I have been saying for 32 years. Keep it up!

    Aug 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Love this place

    Outstanding time! Each and every staff person with whom we dealt was friendly and most efficient. Facilities included 3 pools, beachfront, free water sports, 3 restaurants, fitness room, etc. Exceptionally clean in all areas and most convenient to local transportation.

    Aug 08, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Barbados

    A truly lovely hotel with easy access to the beach and water sports. The resort has fascinating corals and an opportunity, at Payne's bay beach, to swim with the sea turtles. Great fun and a relaxed and laid back atmosphere

    Aug 08, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great service

    We had the most amazing time at Tamarind this hotel is on a fabulous location and has the potential to be an outstanding hotel but the elegant group are really needing to invest in this property. It has everything going for it the location,the service,staff and the cleanliness but it is very dated. Our view from our suite was what I loved unobstructed ocean views (room 201) I believe 101,201 and 301 are 3 of the best rooms in terms of ocean view. Food was excellent we were B&B basis as we wanted to eat out knowing Barbados has so many great restaurants we also had lunch at rilaks pool or the 246 which was really good. Sunbeds are a problem the sunbed police were up at 5am for beds so it's a bit of an issue along with people putting towels and then doing a disappearing act for the day. I think they need to utilise space a bit better there is a lot of wasted space at Rilaks pool area which could accommodate more beds. They have an upper level seating area which no one used during the day or at night so it was a bit of a wasted space. Service all over the hotel is great everyone was extremely polite however a special shout out to the girls at the kids club they are full of fun and laughter and my youngest loved it! Also it's nice to see management out and about and Antonia the operations manager was excellent. She is really informative,gave us lots of recommendations and was very approachable. This was our first visit to Barbados and we fell in love with the island. Tamarind is a great base to explore and close to many great restaurants Daphne's which is next door, The Tides,Lonestar,lime grove,Cliff Beach club and Cin Cin all just a short taxi ride away. I would go back as we loved it so much I just hope that with recent improvements at other elegant hotels that they follow suit and make the necessary updates to Tamarind it's a great property so deserves a bit TLC.

    Aug 06, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519