Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

<p><strong>Property Location</strong><br/>When you stay at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels in Paynes Bay, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Paynes Bay Beach and 10 minutes by foot from Sandy Lane Beach. This 4-star resort is 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from Dover Beach and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Paradise Beach.</p><p><strong>Rooms</strong><br/>Make yourself at home in one of the 104 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.</p><p><strong>Amenities</strong><br/>Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools and a 24-hour fitness center. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).</p><p><strong>Dining</strong><br/>Grab a bite to eat at Rilaks Deck, a restaurant which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Need to unwind? Take a break with a tasty beverage at one of the 2 bars/lounges. For your convenience, a complimentary breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.</p><p><strong>Business, Other Amenities</strong><br/>Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.</p>

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West Coast, Barbados, Barbados

Address: BB24023, Paynes Bay, Barbados, Barbados

Phone: 001 246 432 1332

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A fantastic hotel in a breath-taking location

Jun 2022 | amyhR6725RG

After reading a few negative reviews about The Tamarind on Trip Advisor we were slightly nervous about our holiday and I even spoke to our travel agent about swapping to another hotel. I am SO glad we stuck with The Tamarind. From its perfect West Coast location on a stunning beach with its very own coral reef, to the beautiful outside dining area where you can enjoy the spectacular Barbados’ sunsets, this hotel definitely exceeded our expectations. It has a very chilled out vibe, but with two family-friendly swimming pools, my young children had an awesome holiday alternating between playing in the pools and swimming in the calm and crystal clear seas. They also liked popping into the Kids’ Club for an hour or two of chill out time in the afternoon. During our stay we made the most of the hotel’s dine around programmes and visited two of its other hotels for lunch, Crystal Cove and Turtle Beach. Visiting these hotels made us so glad that we’d stuck with The Tamarind! While Crystal Cove is a lovely hotel it felt a lot more crammed in and we weren’t so keen on the feel of the restaurants. Turtle Beach really was a disappointment, and it felt more like a cheap Spanish hotel than a premium Barbados one. The buffet lunch had huge queues and half the food had run out and hadn’t been refilled, while the other half was cold and soggy. The beach is lovely and big, but the water is often too rough to venture into. Back to The Tamarind, and another well-used highlight for us was the inclusive water sports. The team were really helpful and even got my 7-year-old son water skiing - which he was ecstatic about. We also took out the sail boats and tried the banana boats, rings and wakeboarding. When we went it was very easy to book a slot with lots of availability. Through the hotel you can also book a boot trip to snorkel with turtles and both my children (and us) had an unforgettable morning, made even better by an entertaining captain and guide. The only reason for giving the hotel 4 stars, instead of 5 was that we felt the food and drinks could’ve been better. In general it was good, but it felt like more buffets than I was expecting and it would’ve been nice to enjoy more A La Carte dinners. Also on the drinks front, the cocktails felt very weak compared to what you bought at an actual bar. We ended up buying a nice bottle of rose and some beers from the garage across the road. That being said, I think this is all fairly standard for an All Inclusive holiday. What I would recommend is that you make the most of being able to book into The Positano restaurant next door to the hotel. The food is lovely and the service fantastic. Overall an amazing holiday and we’ll definitely be returning to The Tamarind.

Heaven on earth

Jun 2022 | simpson541

Only 4 out of 5 due to the need for some renovations. But the service, value, location and incredible staff make it feel like 5 star. Add in the free water taxi to the other properties up and down the coast and the included watersports you will not be dissapointed.

A wonderful stay....

May 2022 | wendyb66

We had a fantastic holiday at the Tamarind Hotel. The view from our Balcony was amazing. Rooms cleaned and tidied to a high spec every day. Yes some of the corridors and stairs to the rooms are a little tired looking but it did not bother us. We loved using the free Water Taxi for cruising along the beautiful West Coast. Special mention for Yvette in domestic services who always had a lovely smile, kind words and was very helpful. Special thanks to bar staff at Rilaks bar for the lovely mocktails, The gardeners who work so hard making the resort look lovely. Reception staff, our breakfast lady (of course) . The man who helped with suitcases and all the other Resort staff , all were smiling and polite. Thankyou and can't wait to see you next year.

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