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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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  • JayJayBear : Sheffield
Fabulous Second Visit

This was our second holiday in the Tamarind with our family and we were not disappointed. After an issue with Virgin with our original hotel not actually being built we opted to return to the Tamarind as we knew how good it was. Staff are welcoming, polite and very helpful. We ended up with two suites on the ground floor overlooking the gardens which were both spacious and well equipped. Hotel is kept spotlessly clean and the bars and dining areas are of a high standard. Meals in the A La Carte are a little pricey but no more than you would pay for similar quality out and about in Barbados. Happy hour from 4:30 is the time to get your cocktails as the drinks are also a little pricey. Beach is picture perfect and we never had any problems getting sun beds. Free watersports for the kids was a big hit and the guys that run the activities are friendly and professional. Lots of guys on the beach selling jet ski rides, jewellery and paintings but most of them will move on if you politely decline.Would definitely recommend this hotel for couples and families alike as there is nothing you can really fault. Only issue we had was with a large party that were staying while we were in resort getting drunk, swearing and intimidating guests on a daily basis. Management tried to deal with this but in my opinion they should have done more. However, like the weather you can't plan for this and it would not stop us going again. We had noticed prices at the hotel and in Barbados had increased quite a lot since our trip the previous year and this wasn't helped by the weak pound against the dollar. If you've got the budget then try the Tamarind !

  • Sam S :
Amazing hotel, incredible staff!

This was our first time visiting The Tamarind, Barbados and it definitely won't be the last! The hotel is amazing and right on the beach front, perfect location! We found the staff made our holiday. Just to name a few who made a big impact was Arden, Mark C, Tito, Anthony and Mark. They always had smiles on their faces and couldn't do enough for us. We were all treated like royalty throughout our stay and they go above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Thank you to all the staff and hopefully see you soon!

  • Matthew C :
Staff Staff Staff

Stayed for a week in the Tamarind Barbados. The hotel is fabulous all round. The main thing that has prompted me to leave this review though is the staff. I have quite simply never experienced anything like it. They are unbelievable people and made our holiday. All of them are friendly and fantastic but in-particular I'd like to thank Mark C, Mark and Arden. You are a credit to your hotel and to Barbados. One reason alone to come back would be to see these lovely people again. Amazing stay. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Linda M : Watford, United Kingdom
Lovely Friendly Beach Hotel

This is our second trip to Tamarind and it was great to see all the same faces there, especially Mark C behind the bar, so welcoming and great banter, it's not the same when he is not there!Food was exceptional as was the service.Our only problem was our room but that was resolved very quickly.Looking forward to our third visit next year

  • Stephen B : Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
Could be a 5 Star Hotel

Apart from a couple of small issues, we had a very nice holiday at this hotel. There are many good points & nice touches that outweigh any negatives. We had standard rooms which were a decent size, very well equipped, very much in keeping with a 5 star hotel. Breakfast was a good quality buffet with an egg chef so freshly cooked eggs and omelettes were always available. The beach & pool areas were excellent, never once did we have an issue getting sun loungers in good spots, the tailored made sun lounge towels were a very nice touch as was the delivery of a small piece of fresh fruit in the morning and an ice lolly in the afternoon to where you were on the beach. The water sports availability was fantastic, with sailing, kayaking, paddle boards, water-skiing, banana rides etc.. all being included. The hotel also has an excellent Gym & Spa. There were many other small touches that were a pleasant surprise, like beach towels & bottled water being delivered to the room everyday & happy hour at the bars at 4.30 each afternoon. The only issues we had were a long wait when checking in, we arrived at 12.30 & couldn’t get our rooms until 4pm, (on leaving they let us keep the rooms until 2pm at no extra charge), & parking. The car park reserved for guests is very small, however there is a slightly larger area reserved for management which I found extraordinary as it was never full. One evening I arrived back to be told to park across the road by a fairly rude staff member, (there was nowhere across the road to park except on the verge), the management car park was empty. The manager did resolve this by letting me park in one of their empty spaces but I did feel the whole complaint should not have been necessary. Whereas most staff here are excellent, there were a few that were indifferent or bad and this is, in my opinion, the major reason this isn’t rated higher. However, I would definitely recommend The Tamarind & will return here.

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.