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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

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Tamarind blends Mediterranean influences with casual, contemporary Caribbean style, making this 750 foot crescent of white sand beach on the island's luminous West Coast the ideal setting for couples, families, reunions and retreats. Discover this oasis of privacy while relaxing in a tranquil setting.

Location: On West Coast directly on the beach, 20-minute drive from Bridgetown, 35-minute drive from Grantley Adams International Airport. Barbados golf club nearby.

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  • David F : Brighton, United Kingdom

We have just returned from the Tamarind and could not really fault the property.As with other reviews as soon as you arrive we instantly relaxed and we're stunned by the natural beauty of the resort the website pictures do not do justice to the hotel.The property is right on a beautiful beach, there are plenty of wonderful spots to relax in with three pools, the ambience is relaxed but with exceptional five star service the staff really seem to care and achieve that perfect balance between being attentive and friendly but not over bearing.My wife and I stayed on a bed and breakfast basis but had some lunches the food quality was superb, we booked an ocean view room and were given a junior suite which was very comfortable and so close to the ocean that we left the windows open at night and went to sleep with the sound of the waves which was wonderful.The only disappointment was we could not get the water taxi to the other properties as the ocean was too rough during our stay obviously that is not a fault of the hotel .We have worked in the hotel industry and travelled extensively and would say this is one of the most special hotels we have stayed in and it certainly beats the other properties we saw on the island,we fully recommend the Tamarind to future visitors.

  • ROO9THY : Newcastle, United Kingdom

stayed here in nov with my hubby so peaceful never felt so relaxed all staff are excellent nothing is a problem we had a spacious suite which was kept immaculate by housekeeping breakfast was great. the hotel is set on a beach which is gorgeous white sand have a trip to carlise bay to see the turtles and the shipwreck its fab

  • dalebottomfarm : Keswick, United Kingdom
A fantastic birthday present

The best birthday surprise ever, a trip to Barbados! What made our trip even better was our stay at the Tamarind. The staff is so welcoming, friendly and helpful any time of day or night. Our room was lovely with a beautiful view over both pool and beach.The breakfasts were delicious and evening meals superb. We were lucky enough to be in Barbados during their 50th independence celebration and got to taste a fantastic culinary buffet! We used to take the beach taxi to the Colony club after breakfast and walk back on the beach, with a few swims on the way. What a great start to the day.We also hired a car and drove around this beautiful island. Don't worry too much about the lack of road signs, just keep an eye on the bus stop signs; into city or out of city 🙂A special thank you to Wayne, Mark & Joseph in the bar for sharing the recipe for a good rum punch. It went down a treat on New Year's Eve!Can't wait til next time!Bernard & Rosita Kitching xxx

  • EMA43_13 : Bradford, United Kingdom
Our pre Christmas Break

This a beautiful hotel, the food is excellent and the staff so friendly. I realise that more families go to the Tamarind now and this can be a bit distracting I do not have any trouble with being around children but this used to be a very sophisticated hotel. The blue sea, sky and white sand are great but actually walking on the beach can be hazardous as the sand is on a slope and falls away especially in the Sandy Lane area. Touring around shows just how beautiful the island is. We went with Sterling Worrall in his very comfortable car and his knowledge of many places is considerable, Orchids and The Flower Garden are something not to miss. What a pity it is so far away.

  • David186336 : Lincoln, United Kingdom
Water sports team are brilliant

We have been fortunate enough to have over 20 holidays in Barbados but this was the first time that we have returned to the same hotel, and the best testimony is that we have booked to return a 3rd time to Tamarind in February 2017 for my 50th birthday.Rather than review the hotel in detail (again) I wanted to mention the water sports team in particular. Led by Papiou, they operate a booking policy up to 24 hours in advance of your desired complimentary activity. Anything speedboat related (water ski, banana boat, rings) gets booked up very quickly but the team make every effort to create slots for you if you have not been able to book a slot. There are also plenty of snorkels, Hobie cats, canoes and paddle boards which are also complimentary.Highlights? - TC (which he will tell you stands for take care) getting both of my daughters up and riding on water skis after only 3 attempts, and flying fish jumping into us on a banana boat ride (see photos)

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).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

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
  • Items of a personal nature

Included Features:
  • Exotic Caribbean Cocktail on arrival
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Banana boat rides, Hobie cat sailing, water skiing (except jet ski)*
  • Complimentary use of fitness centre
  • Kids Club (for kids ages 4 to 12 years of age) and family lounge
  • Manager's weekly cocktail party
  • Beach ambassador service
  • Complimentary water taxi transportation between west Coast Elegant Hotel properties (Daytime Service only (weather permitting))
  • *reservations required/restrictions apply/subject to availability
  • 110 rooms
  • Restaurants - Dress code in effect
  • 2 bars
  • 3 pools
  • Fitness Centre 
  • Boutiques
  • Beauty salon
  • Spa
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • WiFi available in rooms and public areas ($)
Standard Room:
  • 1 king-size bed
  • Bath tub and shower
  • Air conditioning
  • iPod docking station
  • Flat Screen
  • Cable television
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room laptop safe
  • Maximum occupancy of 2
Honeymoon and Wedding packages - available at special rate.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
PO Box 429, Paynes Bay 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.