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Restored from a former private Colonial Club, Colony Club is an elegant retreat situated on the finest stretch of Barbados' stunning West Coast.
Location: On Paynes Bay in St James; 40 minutes from Barbados Airport; 20 minutes from Bridgetown.

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  • H21james : London, United Kingdom
An amazing holiday in paradise!

The hotel was recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. We requested rooms next door to each other and this was arranged, the check-in was easy and from that moment on everything was easy. The service was great and all the staff were friendly and helpful. The resort had a lovely friendly atmosphere and you did truly feel that you were in paradise. The food was great as was the pool bar including happy hours! The watersports team were exceptional. If we had one negative it was the sunbeds being reserved very early and there not being enough of them set out when the resort was busy although the beach staff did provide them if asked. However that being said we would definitely come back because it has such a lovely location beach wise and the surrounding area and restaurants. Colony Club and Barbados itself were a little bit of heaven. Thanks for some wonderful memories.

  • olevin : New York, United States
An amazing resort and beautiful place for a honeymoon

I came to this resort with high expectations seeing as Barbados has a huge selection of great resorts. First off, the grounds are beautiful and spotless. The room we had was a pool view suite and it was stunning. The beach was small compared to others, but it was very beautiful and despite all the previous reviews complaining about not getting a chair, I didn't find an issue. As with many resorts, if you want to get prime location on the beach, you have to get there a little earlier than others but by 9 am, there were still many chairs available throughout the beach. They don't even set up the chairs until 7:30, so I don't know why everyone was complaining about getting up so early! The breakfast they offer (for free) is excellent; really good quality and selection. The free watersports they offer are a great bonus and lots of fun. There will also be a bunch of locals on the beach offering various tours, services etc. and they have pretty good prices. Above all else, I really have to commend the management and staff for their professionalism and kindness. About halfway through our honeymoon, a large group of loud, drunken and otherwise AWFUL people arrived for a wedding. They were noisy and treated the place like it was Spring break in Cancun. My wife complained twice to the hotel management and they not only fixed the problem but also offered us a complimentary dinner on the beach!! It was so above and beyond, and it showed that they really cared about the individual guests as much as the groups spending more money. They could have just told us to deal with it or ignored us since the obnoxious group was clearly buying lots of alcohol, but they did the right thing and addressed the problem. The hotel typically attracts a quieter (and more polite) European clientele, which is obviously preferable to rowdy Americans, so this must have been an aberration. The hotel is also a short busride or walk to Holetown, which has amazing restaurants. If you are thinking about a place to stay in Barbados, I really can't recommend this place enough!!

  • TouristaDeTejas : Houston, Texas
Not worth the money

This hotel was recommended by Barbadian friends and then when I checked it on Trip Advisor where so many people said it was fabulous, I decided to overlook the price. Seemed worth it. Not so. I have stayed in wonderful resorts around the world and if this is the best that Barbados has to offer, then I'm not sure what to do about coming back to this lovely country. That is a bit harsh, but I had high expectations. First for the good stuff...the staff are very friendly and enjoyable. The beach area is lovely to sit and swim. Breakfast (included) was tasty. The room was a comfortable size although the bed was not that comfy and I can't stand those half shower doors where you freeze your buns off when you're taking a shower. Why was the hotel not worth the inflated price for the value? The property is just nice, it's not like, "Wow, how elegant!" That includes the pools, room, balconies, dining areas. We chose to eat two nights at the restaurant because they had steak night and lobster night. I didn't finish my steak, which is a big deal for this Texas girl. I always finish my steak. The chargrilled lobster on night 2 was quite delicious, but $50. On the third night we ordered room service and it was terrible. You just expect the "gourmet" toting of Excellent hotels to do a better job. I wish I had taken a picture of my pizza. It would have been very telling. The other thing was that I tried to book the "free" excursions before we arrived and they wouldn't let me. So even though I am a planner, that gets me nowhere. Everything was all booked up by the time we arrived. Our room also had a stinky grey water river running behind it that we had to smell every time we came in and out. And lastly, the cocktails weren't great...and of course overpriced. One night we had a Sambuca as a digestive (not a cocktail I know) but my husband commented that it didn't taste right. Plain Sambuca. In the end, I am more than willing to pay for excellent food, service, accommodations. I have written wonderful reviews about many International resorts. I would not recommend this hotel to my friends or family and I am not going to enjoy giving that feedback to my Barbadian friends.

  • Dee P : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best Time Ever!

This is the second time we have visited the colony club with our kids (10, 12 & 14). Yet again we had an amazing time. There was plenty to do. The hotel is well maintained and the staff are all amazing. We were always welcomed in the morning by Sandra or Rosemary. We love the buffet breakfast. The guys at world of water sports were outstanding. I will truly miss my stand up paddle board guide and friend jhavany. It was the rainy season but that didn't stop us. The first 10 days we had a passing shower. Before we left a tropical storm hit the island. Colony club didn't miss a beat. They had a plan B and C when needed. Truly A+++ resort. My husband started visiting colony club in the 1980's and he said it still has the same wonderful feel. We booked our return for 2018. Can't wait! Lunch and dinner also wonderful. We did venture out to other restaurants but our favorite was having a cocktail before dinner at the sunset deck and dinner at Laguna. Also can't forget the amazing ice cream treat given out on the beach and pool every day. Smilies !!! So good. Collected lots of sea glass and swam with turtles!

  • linzbrake : Kent, United Kingdom
Lovely, relaxing holiday ...

We got home yesterday after a 7 night stay here with another couple. We all loved it,( which was in no small part due to the fabulous weather we had all week!) I first stayed at the Colony Club nearly 18 years ago and it hasn't lost any of its' charm. The staff are friendly and efficient. The food, without exception, is fabulous. We did not have one disappointing experience food wise. The selection at breakfast is as you would expect; plenty of choice and of a good standard. Lunch is really really good. Extensive menu, plenty of choice and all delicious. Good wine list. We particularly enjoyed a daily lunchtime tipple of either the Whispering Angel or Minuty. We only ate at the hotel once in the evening (there are too many great restaurants in Barbados to limit yourself to staying in!) but we decided to try the International Buffet, which was excellent. Mouthwatering steak, lovely seafood, and a huge array of delicious accompaniments. Our party of 4 were all really impressed with the standard and the choice. The rooms are well appointed, and the gardens are beautiful. Nice touches throughout the day; little treats, canapés, ice cream, and an occasional ice cold flannel, all delivered to your sun-bed. Which brings me to the only slight negative. As has been mentioned numerous times on Tripadvisor, the early morning reservation of sun-beds was a bit tedious. We were all reduced to taking turns to set our alarms, to ensure we had somewhere to sit by the pool, which is not something any of us were particularly comfortable with, but at least we occupied the beds we had saved (immediately after breakfast), and for the duration of the day. We regularly observed empty beds for hours on end. This could be easily remedied by hotel management and staff with a little bit of effort and imagination. Just display a sign here and there, saying that items will be removed within 2 hours if bed is not occupied within that timeframe. And ENFORCE it. Simple ... Happy Hour is great. It makes sipping cocktails poolside, excellent value - especially as it is a 2 hour Happy Hour! Colony Club is a lovely place to stay; great value in a beautiful setting. We will be back ...

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Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 96 rooms & suites
  • 2 a la carte restaurants ( Bajan and Continental cuisine )
  • 2 bars
  • 4 lagoon style freshwater swimming pools
  • Fitness Centre 
  • Water sports
  • Gift Shops
  • Beauty Salon offering spa services
  • Outdoor whirlpool
  • Guest Library with computers, internet station and board games
  • Internet WIFI (wireless) access in some public areas of the Hotel
  • 2 floodlit tennis courts
  • Seasonal Kids Club
  • Meeting Facilities
Pool/Gardenview room includes:
  • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Flat screen TV with Cable
  • iPod docking stations
  • In-room safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge (unstocked)
  • Coffee maker
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Patio or balcony
  • Maximum occupancy of 3 (except in February where max occupancy is 2 adults)
Ocean View room: Maximum occupancy of 2
Bonus - Breakfast included daily.

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Colony Club
Porters, St. James, Porters Barbados

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.