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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Saint James, Barbados   

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels rests on a sweeping crescent of premium white sand beach on Barbados's West Coast. The 104 rooms and suites incorporate contemporary Caribbean décor, and sun loungers, day beds and decks transform outdoor spaces into outdoor living areas. Tamarind is adept at catering for couples and families without sacrifice, offer you a complimentary daily buffet breakfasts, a Flying Fish Kids Club, beach ambassador service, three pools, complimentary motorised water sports, and complimentary throughout the hotel. Two delicious dining options are on-hand to provide local delicacies and international fare, and the internationally renowned Daphne's Restaurant is just next door. You can even sample the dining at the other Wast Coast Elegant Hotel properties thanks to the dine around programme and complimentary water taxi. Tamarind simultaneously offers a romantic atmosphere for couples and great family-friendly facilities, making it an extraordinary hideaway for all holidaymakers.


At a glance
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels location

Contemporary Accommodation

Tamarind is considered on of Barbados's finest resorts for families and couples, and its 104 rooms and suites go above and beyond to provide indulgent island experiences:

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Spacious bathrooms with bath or shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini fridge (not stocked)
  • Flat screen TV with cable television
  • Hair dryer
  • 15" laptop sized in-room safe
  • Telephone and clock radio with iPod docking station
  • All accommodations are non-smoking rooms

Pool Garden View Room

Spacious rooms with vibrant Caribbean décor, offering pool or garden views elegantly framed by a private patio or balcony. There rooms are an excellent fit for couples, and can accommodate up to 2 adults with a king size bed, plus 1 child on a fold-out sleeper chair.

Ocean Front Room

Vibrant Caribbean décor is fused with modern touches to provide spacious, welcoming rooms that make you feel at one with the Caribbean Sea. These rooms feature a king size bed, and can accommodate 2 adults.

Ocean Front Room with Sleeper Chair

These rooms take bold Caribbean décor and incorporate modern twists that perfectly complement the stunning ocean views. These rooms feature a king bed and a sleeper chair, accommodating up to 2 adults and 1 child.

Junior Suite Pool Garden View

Each of these oversized suites has a character of its own, with luxurious extras for discerning holidaymakers. A sitting area with a sofa bed adds an additional sense of spaciousness, and the views of pool and the lush gardens are utterly calming. These rooms feature either a king bed or 2 twin beds, accommodating up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suite Ocean View

Each of these vast suites has an individual style that endlessly enhances the stunning views over the Caribbean Sea. A sitting area with a sofa bed provides a spacious retreat for holidaymakers looking for a little more space to relax and unwind. These rooms feature a king bed or 2 twin beds, and can accommodate up to 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

One Bedroom Suite Pool Garden

These suites will provide absolute comfort, thanks to a separate living room, welcoming Caribbean décor, loads of modern furnishings, and picture-perfect pool or garden views. Each suite features a king bed with a sofa bed in the living room, and can accommodate up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 children.

One Bedroom Suite Ocean Front

The separate bedroom and living area of these suites interoperate warm Caribbean décor, modern furnishings, and ocean views fit for a postcard. Each suite features a king bed with a sofa bed in the living room, and can accommodate up to 4 adults, or 2 adults and 3 children.

Exquisite Dining

Tamarind offers you a wonderful range of exciting gastronomic menus.

Sugar Cane Room

Start as you mean to go on with an open-air breakfast buffet that includes waffle and egg stations and an assortment of breads and muffins. Enjoy all the traditional breakfast favourites, or try some local delicacies such as flying fish or fried plantains.

  • Breakfast: 07:30 - 10:00

Rilaks Deck

This outdoor lounge draws inspiration from Miami South Beach, serving light snacks and cocktails in an upbeat environment.

  • Open for snacks 10:00 - 18:00

Daphne's

Adjacent to Tamarind, this top Zagat-rated restaurant combines fine Italian cuisine with a truly special beachside setting.

  • Open: 17:00
  • Happy Hour: 17:00 - 19:00
  • Dinner: 18:30 - 22:00

246 Bar & Restaurant

Bask in spectacular ocean views from this stunning beachfront restaurant, offering all-day dining, a fresh fruit and vegetable bar, and à la carte specialities.

  • All day dining: 11:00 - 21:00
  • Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
  • Bar is open from 10:00 - Midnight
  • Theme dining on select nights

Taste of Elegance Programme

Want to spend some time at Elegant Hotels' sister properties? During the daytime, utilise the free water taxi to enjoy meals at Tamarind, Colony Club, Crystal Cove and Turtle Beach with the Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme. The programme allows all Elegant Hotels guests the opportunity to exchange dine, in line with the board basis of your stay.

Elegantly Bajan Excursions

The Elegantly Bajan initiative is a programme designed by Elegant Hotels to enhance your stay on Barbados with authentic island experiences. The all-inclusive Elegant Hotels ethic is distinguished from other resorts of the same ilk by its relationship with the nation as a whole. You're actively encouraged to explore the island, and you'll have loads of fun as you discover Barbados.

Coast-to-Coast Island Tour

The Coast-to-Coast island tour invites guests to take in the sights and scenery of this beautiful island. The tour begins with a visit to historic attraction and rum distillery, St. Nicholas Abbey, where guests can enjoy rum tasting and during cane season and view the grinding of sugar cane first hand. Then it's on to picturesque Cherry Tree Hill and Bathsheba on the East Coast of Barbados, where you'll enjoy a leisurely lunch amidst striking views the coast. The Tamarind Coast to Coast is $75USD for adults, and $62.50USD for children (minimum of 6 persons per tour).

Tamtastic Rum Shop Crawl Tour

Barbados is widely known as the birthplace of rum, and its 1,500 rum shops have bee an integral part of Bajan culture for over 300 years. On Tamarind's Rum Shop Crawl and Scenic Tour, guests get to 'lime like a local' at some of the most popular watering holes across Barbados. You'll also take in the sights and scenery of Barbados, with a scenic stop at the famed Gun Hill Signal Station - all the while enjoying complimentary rum punch and local Bajan treats. The Rum Shop Crawl is $55USD per person (minimum of 8 persons per tour).

Facilities for Everyone

  • Complimentary full breakfast daily
  • Three unique freshwater swimming pools, including an adult-only relaxation pool
  • Full service spa
  • Complimentary WiFi available in rooms and public areas
  • Beach Ambassador Service
  • Water Taxi transportation between select Elegant Hotels West Coast properties (weather permitting)
  • Fitness Centre
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Centre
  • Guest Library with computer and complimentary internet access
  • Hotel shops

Just for Adults

  • Adults-only pool
  • Couples massages and other spa treatments
  • Romantic activities designed for twosomes
  • Horseback riding and other outdoor activities
  • Private tours and cruises
  • Couples photo shoot
  • Private dining
  • Spacious accommodations designed to maintain privacy

Water Sports

Enjoy a range of contemporary water sports available on-site.

  • Water Skiing
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Tube Rides
  • Snorkelling
  • Hobie Cat Sailing
  • Kayaking

Explore The Local Area

If you're feeling the need for a little adventure, there's loads to do in the local area.

Restaurants

  • Zaccios - International cuisine
  • Connies - Barbecue specialities
  • Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant - International cuisine
  • Scarlet - Contemporary dining

Things To Do

  • Barbados Polo Club
  • Holders Farmers Market
  • The Country Club at Sandy Lane
  • Swammy's Water Sports
  • Limegrove Cinemas

Tamarind Spa

Tamarind is committed to your health and wellness, offering you one of the best spa and fitness centres in Barbados. Indulge in a blissful array of spa treatments, stay fit with top-of-the-line Cybex cardio and weight equipment, or try a group exercise such as a yoga class. The Tamarind spa is open weekdays 09:00 - 19:00.

Fitness Centre

Open 24 hours a day, the fitness centre lets you stay active in between your well-deserved down time. Complimentary aqua aerobics, yoga and pilates classes are offered weekly, and personal training sessions are available with certified fitness and health trainers.

Weddings

Tamarind is a gorgeous place for a Caribbean wedding, where you'll savour privacy, exclusivity, and personalised details. Experienced wedding planners will handle every element of your destination wedding, and Tamarind's comprehensive wedding packages ensure that no aspect of your ceremony is overlooked. From choosing venues to obtaining the marriage certificate, Tamarind will help you every step of the way.

Honeymoons

Tamarind is considered one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in Barbados, offering special perks exclusively to couples married one year or less. Celebrate new love with sparkling wine upon your arrival, and continue the celebration with romantic walks along the beach and intimate dinners for two. You'll even receive special luxuries such as a flower petal bath, dinner served by a butler in the privacy of your own room, and a leisurely afternoon with Champagne and canapés served in daybeds on the oceanfront South Lawn. It's the finest way to celebrate the start of your life together.

Elegant Hotels offers a unique collection of five luxury hotels situated along stunning beaches on the west and south coasts of sun-soaked Barbados. Whether you're pursuing adventure, romance or a once‐in‐a‐lifetime family experience, there's an Elegant Hotels resort for you.

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