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4.4 out of 5

"Beautiful beach,great property but most important great super friendly staff " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 03 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Sandy Lane Beach

On the beach

You'll find Paynes Bay Beach and Sandy Lane Beach within a 15-minute walk of this Paynes Bay property. Also, Windward Islands is within half a mile (1 km) and Barbados Polo Club is within 2 miles (3 km).


This all-inclusive property features a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a restaurant. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Families will appreciate the free kid's club, onsite laundry facilities, and in-room childcare.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 104 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with cable channels and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities include minibars, room service, and coffee/tea makers.

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, Pool View, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Pool View, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, Ocean View (Family Connected )

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Standard Room, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive

Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Beautiful beach,great property but most important great super friendly staff

Posted by on 3 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
The views of the sea and sunsets were spectacular. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The hotel is at a great location to access sightseeing destinations like St Nicholas Abbey and Animal Flower Cave.

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Lovely Hotel

Pros: Location, clean and friendly staff
Location: right on the beach and close to shopping and tourist sites and nice restaurants
Lovely hotel right on the beach and close to shopping and tourist sites and nice restaurants. If you like shrimp, try the shrimp curry with coconut rice at the CARIBA RESTAURANT which is close by. St James Parish is an upscale part of Barbados and I will not hesitate going back again!

Posted by , from Toronto on 23 Sep. 2015

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4 out of 5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff

We just got back from Tamarind after a 7 day stay.  Firstly, the grounds are amazing and the entire staff were very friendly.   I gave this a 4 because the room was nice , but the shower doors were a little funky and we would end up with a huge puddle on the floor.   The breakfast bar was great.  Lots to choose from.   Was not too crazy about the lunch menu,  not a lot of choices, plus had fish on two occasions and it was extremely salt .  Also lots off birds show up at breafast,  not a fan. Nice beach. Clean rooms.  The duvet was a nice touch and the bed was very comfortable .

Posted by , from New Jersey on 16 Sep. 2013

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4 out of 5

A nice stay

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Our stay was Sept 19-23 2012. We stayed in room 337. Upon pulling up to the property I was not impressed. From the outside it looks a little raggedy. The inside looks much better than the outside! Check-in was easy, they offer a welcome Rum punch and a cold towel to cool you down(mine smelled weird so I didnt use it). The room was wonderful. It looks as if the room was renovated but you can tell overall it is an older building. No elevator. The room was a nice size, nice size bed, large balcony overlooking the pool area. Great space to sit out. The bathroom was a decent size, I didnt really understand the tub/shower door (when you take a shower water goes everywhere.) The included water sports were a great addition! Water skiing was fun! The included breakfast was also great. Some of the food changed everyday but for the most part they always had the omelet station, fruit, pancakes, bacon/sausage and breads/pastries. Wonderful way to start the day off! I just wish breakfast started earlier and ended later. The business center and fitness facility were great and we did put those to use. The managers cocktail hour on Wednesday was fun, great finger foods and delicious drinks! Everyone on staff at this hotel is super friendly and always willing to help.(almost to the point of irritation). Overall very nice stay, very friendly staff, good food...and good fun!

Posted by , from Atlanta, GA, USA on 27 Sep. 2012

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5 out of 5

An excellent property: well-located; friendly, helpful staff; in very good condition

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, small size, business center does provide access to the intern.
Cons: No free Internet
Tamarind is located on the fashionable West Coast of Barbados. It has a lovely beach with good facilities. The property is in excellent condition with nicely decorated rooms and up-to-date bathrooms. The restaurants serve a variety of well-prepared foods. There are three pools, but these are a bit small. The staff is very attentive and friendly. Overall, a superior choice among many good hotels in Barbados.

Posted by , from New York, NY, USA on 9 Apr. 2012

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5 out of 5

AMAZING! Must stay here!!

The newly renovated hotel is just perfect. The rooms are spacious and very clean and comfortable. The bar and restaurant areas are also great, and the food was spectacular. For anyone traveling with teens, this is the only place to stay. The teen club was so cool, I wanted to stay in there and hang out. The level of service and attention was out of this world. They really make everyone who checks in feel like a VIP with the service, friendliness and extra specials in the room. I recommend this to anyone- single travelers, family, couples. The beach was beautiful and it is right next door to Daphne's restaurant and The House (which is also amazing). If you stay here, you will have an amazing vacation.

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2011

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2 out of 5

Stay was nothing special - just ok.

My wife and I stayed here May 2009. We upgraded to an ocean front deluxe room but probably should have saved the money. Rooms are not any bigger than the standard, the view is better, just make sure that you get a second or third floor room. The bushes on the bottom floor block everything. We had problems with the bathroom electrical outlet, the cold water knob in the shower/tub was very hard to turn and the hot water did not regulate correctly. The shower Water pressure was very low. Also, there was a very bad smell in one of the closets (something rotted). The electrical outlet was fixed on our third night but the water regulation was not fixed, even after talking to the manager. The reception staff in the lobby are very unfriendly and always on the offensive. Service in the restraunts is very slow expect to be there 2 to 3 hours. One night people were sitting for hours and were never served because of a staffing issue. People complained and recieved free drinks. We went somewhere else to eat. The beach area in front of hotel is small but bigger than other hotels on the west coast. Beach area is not very clean, cigarette butts everywhere. Beach water is beautiful and there is some corral there for snorkeling and seeing some fish. Beach vendors are a constant bother from morning until evening. The only good thing is that you can walk a short distance down the beach and swim with the sea turtles in front of St. James. The west coast is very hot and there is no breeze. We would not stay here again. Recommend staying towards the southern end of the island at the Crane or Hilton.

Posted by on 9 Jun. 2009

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5 out of 5

Highly reccomended

The location was perfect, overlooking a beautiful beach with plenty of nearby bars and restaurants. The room was very clean and well maintained throughout our stay. The staff was friendly and fast to help with any needs. The food was excellent, with a wide variety of menu choices throughout the week. When visiting Barbados next time, I will definitely stay at Tamarind Cove again.

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2007

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About the Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive

Location Paynes Bay, Paynes Bay, St. James

All-inclusive Details

  • All food and beverages included

Property Features

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. At Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served daily. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This all-inclusive property also offers a complimentary children's club, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Paynes Bay property.

  • 1 building
  • 104 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • English breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.) (24.7 km / 15.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive offers 104 accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Paynes Bay property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free English breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Rilaks Deck - This restaurant serves lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Sugar Cane Room - This restaurant serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

246 Bar and Restaurant - This beachfront restaurant serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 11:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • No pets or service animals allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 9.62 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels
  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels Hotel
  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels Hotel Paynes Bay
  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels Paynes Bay
  • Tamarind By Elegant Hotel Paynes Bay
  • Tamarind By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish
  • Hotel Tamarind Cove
  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels Resort Paynes Bay
  • Tamarind Cove Barbados
  • Tamarind Elegant Hotels Resort
  • Tamarind egant Hotels Paynes
  • Tamarind by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive Paynes Bay

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Green Globe Certification
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.