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Colony Club

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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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  • Corkloraine : Enfield, United Kingdom
Had to pay for an expresso at breakfast

Absolute joke after paying such a huge sum of money to stay there you then are advised you have to pay at breakfast for a latte, cappuccino or a expresso.......ridiculous ......It's tired and needs updating , shabby in parts and stained rugs in hotel areas and our terrace garden upholstery was dirty and we have stayed at more luxurious hotel rooms in Barbados , more contemporary and fresh.... swimming pool looked grubby, wasn't inclined to dip in once Staff were pleasant , beach area is small, bed was comfortable,

  • JoolzMc : Newcastle
Fab hotel

The Colony club is a great hotel on a superb beach. Within walking distance to local shops including a super market and gift and craft shops. A little further up the road and you can find the finer shopping at Lime Grove Mall with all its designer shops. The main restaurant at the hotel serves up breakfast, lunch and evening meal. The menu is varied and the buffets of good quality. Lunch is mainly served on the decking area between the pool and beach. There is a great swim up bar with fab staff eager to serve you a wonderful cocktail.

  • Nicola M : London, United Kingdom
good on the whole

lovely location and just 10-15 mins walk to Holetown (or get the local bus takes 2 mins). Rooms nicely done with kettle and coffee machine (although the latter never worked properly...). serviced twice a day with fresh towels. We had a sea view room which is nice but equally the garden view rooms would not have been bad. A few little nit-pickjing comments - if you wanted a latte or cappuccino at breakfast you had to pay (for $1000/night hotel seems a little penny pinching?) especially as the breakfast generally was good. Small gym which with 2 people in it was "too busy" and had only paper towels available. Website ought to advertise trips/features available to guests pre arrival as we missed some trips on the first day there we might have considered. entertainment avalable in evening although we opted to eat out most nights for variety and value.

  • Tobie : London, Canada
Fabulous beach for ocean swims, but not luxury accommodations.

This was our first visit to the Colony Club though we've previously stayed at Tamarind and other resorts in Barbados. Having paid considerably extra to stay at CC as a "discerning traveller" (their marketing) I have to admit we were a little disappointed by the resort overall, though there was still much to enjoy.We booked a luxury oceanview room (Air Canada Vacations) and though everything was fine, there was little that seemed luxury about it. There was one arm chair and one desk chair with no sitting area to relax in the room---only on the balcony patio. The bathroom was large and well appointed but the partial glass partition with the tub allowed water to seep everywhere when showering. Thankfully the room was refreshed while we were out every evening. We did like the firm mattress though. A plus. A nice fruit basket was brought in every few days and we did use the small fridge for drinks. Very efficient AC, especially important for those first few days getting used to the heat and wi-fi was reliable.The dining overall was fair to very good. Breakfast was fine but with less choice than we're used to, though everything was tasty. I prefer individual commercial yogurt cups to dipping into a common bowl. There was no juice bar, just the usual large dispensers. Lunch favourites were the feta veggie flatbreads and tuna tartar tacos---very generous portions for just appetizers and delicious. Dinners ranged from fabulous to just okay, though we did really enjoy the seafood buffet evening and were impressed by the variety and quality of the dishes-- including the sushi. Entertainment most evenings was very enjoyable though low-key in keeping with the overall vibe of the resort. Most guests are over 70, and things wrap up very early in the evening. Not really a place for honeymooners in the twenties or thirties. We did visit in February with the "no kids under 16" policy so perhaps that makes a difference too. I must say we did find this to be one of the best beaches for swimming of anywhere we've been in the Caribbean-- including Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos! No swim shoes necessary. The issue of sun chairs is one we've encountered at other resorts but I don't think we've experienced having someone within arm's length everywhere you sit before. The beach offers a very small space for so many guests but that's probably because with the lagoon type pool near the beach (there's a larger pool beyond the dining room and reception) there are fewer places to sit poolside. We prefer the ocean, but did have to set the alarm to enjoy a spot somewhat near the water. We encountered nothing but smiles and offers to help with any issues we did have at the resort and have to give top marks to both the staff and management for their professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile for their guests. Our experience for the week was very positive and we'd definitely consider returning again, despite the disappointment in the accommodations.

  • Pat S : Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
A beautiful hotel, in a stunning location.Service was exemplary.

If you want service within a smile, & great food you can't do better than Colony Club.Our room was within steps to the beach. It was better than we had imagined.But we would have been happy with a pool side room. There are plenty of complimentary activity, both water sport, or within the hotel grounds.I had a mishap, but I was looked after as if I was royalty, Can't thank the staff & manager, for all their assistance & service.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

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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.