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.
See https://www.applevacations.com/weddings-honeymoons for more details.
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.
General Policies & Fine Print
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 Rating1425 reviews
Home away from home
Location is great. Payne’s bay is beautiful! We stayed on the all inclusive plan. Breakfast is buffet and includes a mix of hot food, pastries, fruit and an egg station. Lunch is a la carte from a fixed menu and dinner is a la carte from a menu which changes nightly. Food is plentiful and good quality, in particular the evening meal. I am coeliac and was well looked after. The hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere and the team are friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Shout outs to Toni, Troy and Esther. 4 stars rather than 5 stars as the property is a bit tired and worn out and would benefit from investment.
Amazing hotel, pros is location, beautiful spot, staff amazing. We did b&b which was good. I would just that the kids club is tiny. The staff are wonderful and friendly and very good with the kids but please give them a bigger room and more stuff! The staff and kids deserve it
The Tamerind hotel was friendly and efficient, from the moment we arrived we were looked after and spoilt, i am a celiac and it was arranged without asking for a meeting with the chef which was unexpected, so i was very well catered for. The staff give a high standard of service with out fault,always ready for a chat and with out fail always a good morning followed by 'how are you today'from the garden team through to the catering / cleaning staff to first class reception staff .Tamarind hotel is a very comfortable hotel with good food and good facilities, would highly recommend it.
Great kids club and water sports
Beautiful location on beach with amazing sunsets Perfect for kids-as others have mentioned the staff at kids club are fantastic and my 4 yr old was happy to spend a few hours there. Also other guests made the experience even better by being so friendly and engaging Enjoyed the free ice creams Water sports are great value as included complimentary motorised sports (banana boat, water skiing etc) No seaweed issues Occasional tropical rainstorm but stopped quickly What was lacking was the customer service. There are Gems of staff (Ether and kids club. water sports team) but everyone else seemed too busy and overwhelmed. Recommendations: Room 104 opposite pool Rod d Man under D Hat- friendly guy on beach offering glass bottom boat trips to see turtles/wreck. We were the only family on the trip snorkeling and jumping off the top of the boat! Great for people with young families Tides excellent food Scarlet good next to hotel Reggae bus 3.50 barbados dollars per person Bring raincoat for rainstorms
Still got it!
This was our second trip to The Tamarind. We went back because of the location, the staff, the water-sports and Ether's omelettes / poached eggs. All those were still there and excellent. Despite a few shortcomings (below), we will probably go back again. Unlike the majority of other guests we met, we were on a B&B package as opposed to the All Inclusive deals which they are pushing. This seemed to mean that the systems could not cope when, for example, we had lunch to be added to our bill. We had to constantly check what we were signing off and discovered errors against us on 3 or 4 occasions. The staff were all very attentive and helpful when this happened though, it has to be said, not always on the same page. While we were there, it emerged that Marriot had bought out Elegant Hotels. I hope that they spruce the place up a bit (not too much) and sharpen up the systems. However, it would be a crying shame if they mess with it too deeply as people come back to it year after year, because it's just a fantastic place to be. One other note of caution, the fixed all inclusive deal discourages leaving the hotel to experience the nearby restaurants which are well worth it, from the simple Da Clay Oven pizzeria, through the thoroughly convivial Lone Star right through to the eye-popping (in terms of ambience and the bill) Cliff restaurant - all worth it. This place is still a gem, a little ungainly in places, but worth it.