Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Paynes Bay, St James,
West Indies

Distance from hotel to Bridgetown, 20 minutes. Distance from hotel to Sir Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), 35 minutes.  

A stylish ambiance and a beautiful setting... Tamarind by Elegant Hotels has recently undergone a major renovation and now features an inviting blend of Mediterranean design and Caribbean charm; glorious landscaped gardens open up onto a beautiful 750-foot stretch of white sand shore on the famous Platinum West Coast of Barbados and is as family-friendly as it is an exclusive adult hideaway. The Resort features 104 contemporary rooms and suites, a spa and two restaurants. Enjoy complimentary daily buffet breakfast, Flying Fish Kids Club and Club Tamarind family gaming lounge, beach ambassador service, three pools, complimentary motorized water sports, fitness center and classes and complimentary Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout the property. Enjoy signature dine around program with 3 sister properties and complimentary water taxi between select West Coast Elegant Hotels. The hotel is located only 35 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport and 20 minutes from Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Entertainment
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf (18-hole, nearby) ($)
  • Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounges
  • Pool (freshwater) (3)
  • Restaurants (2)
  • Shops
  • Spa (full service) ($)
  • Teen Club
  • Watersports (motorized)
 

• Beach Ambassador Service  

• Business Center/Guest Library  

• Water Taxi (transportation between select Elegant Hotels West Coast properties) ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break is 12 years old.  

• First child is free (25 months to 12 years old) when staying in the same room with an adult (all children under 24 months old are free).  

• All children stay free in the room with their parents from 06/01/17-10/22/17 & 06/01/18-10/22/18.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2018:  

• Pool/Garden View - 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Oceanfront - 2 adults.  

• Oceanfront with Sleep Chair - 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Pool/Garden View* - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Junior Suite Oceanview* - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• 1 Bedroom Suite Pool/Gardenview** - 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children. 1 Bedroom Suite Oceanfront** - 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children**.  

• Family Connected Ocean View Junior Suite - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.  

Please Note:  

• (*) All Junior Suites: For the comfort of the guests, the combination of 3 adults and 1 child cannot be accommodated due to sofa bedding configuration.  

• (**) All One bedroom Suites: For the comfort of the guests, the combination of 3 adults and 2 children cannot be accommodated due to sofa bedding configuration.  

• The Family Connected Ocean View Junior Suite can only accommodate:  

• 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children. For the comfort of our guests, the combination of 6 adults and 2 children cannot be accommodated due to sofa bedding configuration.  

Pool/gardenview, (PGV) Spacious guestrooms with vibrant Caribbean decor provide a picture-perfect pool or garden view framed by a private patio or balcony. These are wonderfully suited for up to 2 adults with a king size bed and 1 child with a fold-out sleeper chair.  

Oceanfront, (OFA) Redesigned and spacious guestrooms blend vibrant Caribbean decor and modern touches to provide an ideal holiday experience. Bed configuration is a king size bed.  

Oceanfront With Sleeper Chair(*), (FSL) redesigned and spacious guestrooms blend vibrant Caribbean decor and modern touches to provide an ideal vacation experience. Bed configuration is a king size bed, plus sleeper chair. These rooms accommodate 2 adults with 1 child and provide a picture- perfect ocean front view.  

Junior Suite Pool / Garden View, Oversized guestrooms, each with its own individual style. A sitting area with sofa bed blends vibrant Caribbean decor and modern touches to provide an ideal holiday experience. Bed configuration is either a king size or 2 twin beds. These rooms accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children and provide a view of the surrounding pool and lush gardens.  

Junior Suite Ocean View, (JUO) Oversized guestrooms, each with its own individual style. A sitting area with sofa bed blends vibrant Caribbean decor and modern touches to provide an ideal holiday experience. Bed configuration is either a king size or 2 twin beds. These rooms accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children and provide a picture- perfect view of the ocean.  

One Bedroom Suite Pool / Garden View, one bedroom with a separate living room provides ample space and comfort. With Caribbean decor and modern touches, these rooms offer picturesque pool or garden views. Each suite features a king size bed with a sofa bed in the living room.  

One Bedroom Suite Oceanview, One bedroom with a separate living room provides ample space and comfort. Caribbean decor and modern touches, such as plasma televisions, combine to provide an ideal vacation experience. These suites feature a king size or four-poster bed, with a sofa bed in the living room and mesmerizing ocean views.  

Family Connected Ocean View Junior Suite, Oversized guest rooms, each with its own individual style. A sitting area with sofa bed blends vibrant Caribbean decor and modern touches to provide an ideal holiday experience. Bed configuration is either a king size or 2 twin beds. This is two connecting units.  

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.  

All accommodations include: iPod docking station, mini refrigerator, non-smoking accommodations, safe (in accommodation), hairdryer, television (flat screen), air conditioning, balcony or patio (private), bath/shower (private) and telephone.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

246 Bar & Restaurant, Take in spectacular ocean views from this idyllic beachfront restaurant, offering all-day dining and a fresh fruit and vegetable bar as well as a la carte dining with chef's specialties, theme evenings and live poolside music on select evenings.  

General Opening Days: Restaurant 11:00am - 9:30pm, Bar 10:00am - 12:00am Dinner Hours: 6:30pm-9:30pm  

Dress Code: Casual Elegant.  

Daphne's Restaurant, adjacent to Tamarind, this restaurant, combines the fine Italian menu of its famous London counter part with a truly beachside setting.  

Cuisine: Italian.  

General Opening Hours: Happy hour 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Dinner: 6:30pm - 10:30pm.  

Dress Code: Casual Elegant.  

Rilaks Deck, This South Beach Miami-inspired outdoor lounge serves light snacks and cocktails in a festive environment with music in genres such as R&B, jazz, Caribbean, and soul.  

General Opening Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm  

Dress Code: Casual.  

Sugar Cane Room, This open-air restaurant serves a full breakfast buffet that includes both waffle and egg stations prepared just how you like it, an assortment of breads, muffins and sweet 'tings, traditional breakfast choices as well as local Bajan delights such as pumpkin and corn fritters, flying fish and fried plantains.  

General Opening Hours: 7:30am - 10:00am  

Add-On Package (Vow Renewal 18) (back to top)

VOW RENEWAL PACKAGE 2018  

Booking Dates: 10/26/2017 - 12/18/2018 Travel Dates: 01/05/2018 - 12/18/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Services of the resort's event coordinator  

• Presentation of Renewal of Vows certificate  

• Officiating services by a minister  

• Classic floral bouquet & boutonniere*  

• Intimate beach-side or garden ceremony location  

• Best man, maid of honor & witnesses as required  

• Two glasses of champagne to toast after ceremony  

• Classic single tier celebration cake*  

• VIP check-in with welcome cocktail on arrival  

• A personalized wedding renewal website & gift registry  

• Pre-booked ocean-side table reservation at the restaurant on renewal ceremony night or other night of your choosing* (the cost of dinner is extra at non all-inclusive resorts, including this one)  

• Tropical fruit amenity upon arrival  

Terms & Conditions for all Packages:  

• Room upgrades are subject to availability at time of booking.  

• Spa treatments are subject to therapist availability, and may require separate treatment times. Additional charges may apply for special or specific times, or alternate inclusions.  

• Photography packages are subject to change and are for standard packages only.  

• Please note special licensing is required for service of magistrate, and additional costs and preparation times are necessary.  

• The House (BGITHS) & Treasure Beach (BGITBH) restricts attendance at wedding ceremonies to 4 non-registered guests. For weddings wishing to have more non-registered guests in attendance, please contact The House for location and pricing information.  

• At Tamarind (BGITRC), Colony Club (BGICOC), Crystal Cove (BGICRY), Turtle Beach (BGITUB) & Waves Hotel & Spa (BGIWAV): day passes must be purchased for all non-registered guests attending wedding ceremony. The number of attendees may be restricted at some locations. Set-up for outside guests will incur additional charge. Day passes are subject to resort availability, and hotel reserves the right to deny non-registered guests, due to availability. Please contact your dedicated wedding coordinator for details.  

• Wedding couples are responsible for contacting their relevant embassy regarding required documentation to be legally recognized for marriages in Barbados.  

• Some services (for wedding and vow renewals) can be further enhanced at an additional cost to guests.  

• All packages have a 14 day cancellation policy.  

• For privacy reasons, the hotel will only provide up 2 ceremonies per day, at 10:00am or 4:00pm (excluding Sundays or public Holidays). The ceremony time is subject to availability.  

• Weddings must be scheduled at least 2 business days after arrival, to allow time to obtain the required licenses.  

Please Note:  

• There are other upgraded wedding and honeymoon packages available at the Elegant Hotels (they vary in price and offer other features). If customers are interested in these, please ask for more details.  

Add-On Package (Honeymoon 18) (back to top)

HONEYMOON PACKAGE 2018 This is a complimentary honeymoon package for couples staying 5 nights or more.  

Booking Dates: 10/26/2017 - 12/18/2018 Travel Dates: 01/05/2018 - 12/18/2018 Package Inclusions:  

• Bottle of sparkling wine and flower petals in room on day of arrival  

Package Minimum Stay: 5 nights  

Please Note:  

• Proof of recent marriage may be required upon check-in at the resort.  

• This offer is combinable with all offers including the Early Booking Offers.  

• Booking code: FH-2018.  

Add-On Package (Simply Elegant Wedding 18) (back to top)

SIMPLY ELEGANT WEDDING PACKAGE 2018  

Booking Dates: 10/26/2017 - 12/18/2018 Travel Dates: 01/05/2018 - 12/18/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Services of the resort's wedding coordinator  

• Couple's marriage license registration fee  

• Round-trip transportation to the registration office  

• Officiating services by a minister  

• Choice of intimate beach-side or garden ceremony location  

• Classic floral bouquet & boutonniere*  

• Best man, maid of honor & witnesses as required  

• Bottle of champagne to toast the ceremony  

• An Elegant single tier wedding cake*  

• Welcome cocktail upon arrival  

• A personalized wedding website & gift registry  

• Intimate breakfast-in-bed, for the morning following the ceremony (includes choice of breakfast accompanied by mimosas)  

• Pre-booked ocean-side table reservation at the restaurant on wedding night or other night of your choosing* (the cost of dinner is extra at non all-inclusive resorts, including this one)  

Please Note:  

• Booking code: SE-WED18 -(*) These services can be further enhanced at an additional cost.  

• Package is priced per couple for when wedding is not offered free or couples do not meet the criteria (of the free Simply Elegant Wedding Package).  

• This package may be considered free, only if specifically noted as included in a specified rate promotion or may be free if booked with an appropriate EBB offer.  

• If free wedding is applicable the booking code is FSE-WED18.  

• Please advise guests that only two ceremonies are performed per day at the resort (excluding Sundays or public holidays), please check for availability first.  

• For example, wedding ceremonies are not available over the Winter Holidays (12/19/18-01/04/19).  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Meal Plan Options (back to top)

Full American Plan - FAP Breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

 

Breakfast Plan - BP Full buffet breakfast daily.  

 

Modified American Plan - MAP Breakfast and dinner.  

Please Note for Meal Plan Options:  

• Meal Plan Options are based on 246 Restaurant dining only and include tax & service charge.  

• Meal Plan must be purchased for the entire stay and for all guests occupying the room.  

• Guests on MAP or FAP Meal plans over the winter holiday period will receive a credit (per adult and per child) towards the price of the Holiday Dinner (12/25) and New Years' Eve Gala Dinner (12/31). Prices for the dinners will be made available upon arrival of the guest and all additional charges must be paid locally at the front desk by the guest.  

• Child rates are available on Meal Plans for children 25 months-12 years old.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

 

2018 Bonus Features:  

• Travel Dates: 01/01/2018 - 01/04/2019  

• Exotic Caribbean cocktail on arrival  

• Complimentary full breakfast  

• Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and public areas throughout the resort  

• Complimentary motorized water sports (except jet-ski)  

• Complimentary use of fitness center  

• Complimentary water taxi transportation between west coast Elegant Hotel properties (daytime service only - weather permitting, excluding Turtle Beach)  

• Kids Club for children ages 4-12 years old  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Taste of Elegance Program Participating Hotels:  

• Colony Club  

• Crystal Cove  

• Tamarind  

• Turtle Beach  

Note:  

• The House does not participate in the meal programs.  

Meal Plans:  

• Modified American Plan (MAP): includes breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner at Colony Club or Tamarind properties at selected restaurants  

• Full American Plan (FAP): includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at Colony Club or Tamarind properties at selected restaurants  

• All-Inclusive (AI): includes all meals and beverages. Excludes bottled water, champagne and fine wines  

Exchange Dining:  

• Breakfast Hotels: Guests staying at Colony Club or Tamarind can enjoy full exchange dining between these two hotels when on MAP or FAP plans.  

• To dine between the hotels, guests simply need to speak with the Front Desk of the hotel where they are staying, in order to make dining reservations at the other property.  

• All Inclusive Hotels: Guests staying at Crystal Cove or Turtle Beach can enjoy free exchange dining between these two hotels.  

• To dine between the hotels, guests simply need to speak with the Front Desk of the hotel where they are staying in order to make dining reservations at the other property.  

Supplemental Dining:  

• Breakfast Hotels to an All Inclusive Hotels:  

• Guests staying at Colony Club or Tamarind on MAP or FAP can dine for lunch or dinner at Turtle Beach or Crystal Cove by purchasing a voucher.  

• If a guest is on MAP, please note that eating at another hotel under this program does count as the meal covered by the pre-purchased Meal Plan.  

• For a Lunch Pass (including lunch and drinks valid from 10:00am-6:00pm), or for a Dinner Pass (including dinner and drinks valid from 6:00pm-11:00pm)  

• Guests on Modified American Plan (MAP) or Full American Plan (FAP) pay an additional adult or child fee.  

• All Inclusive to Breakfast Hotels:  

• Guests staying at Crystal Cove or Turtle Beach who wish to dine at Colony Club or Tamarind can do so by purchasing meal vouchers.  

• Please note this voucher does not cover drinks.  

• All drinks and special menu items will have supplemental charges.  

• Theme nights may have supplemental charges for buffets or special menus.  

• Please contact the desired restaurant for more information.  

• Guests pay an additional adult or children free for lunch or dinner.  

Daphne's:  

• Though Daphne's will not participate in exchange dinning.  

• Guests at any of the above participating Elegant Hotels, when dining at Daphnes can receive 1 complimentary Watermelon Martini per adult, when showing their room keys. A guest simply needs to show the waiter their room key to receive their cocktail. This offer is valid for maximum of 2 adults per room, with a max of 4 per table.  

• One complimentary Martini per guest, per visit, only.  

• The complimentary Watermelon Martini may not be exchanged or substituted for another cocktail or beverage.  

Voucher Instructions:  

• Vouchers are purchased at the hotel where the guest is staying, and must be purchased before departing to dine at another hotel.  

• This voucher must then be presented to the restaurant server prior to ordering.  

• Once voucher is purchased it is non-refundable and non-transferable. If guests on FAP or AI choose to enjoy both meals at another hotel, 2 vouchers per person must be purchased.  

Conditions:  

• Rates are paid locally by Guests, and all dining arrangements are subject to availability.  

• Restaurants will require advanced reservations.  

• On theme nights hotels may limit the number of dine around guests they are able to accommodate.  

Please note:  

• This program is subject to change or discontinue at any time, with or without notice a the discretion of Elegant Hotels Corporate Office.  

General Destination Information - Important! Please advise all clients traveling to Barbados:  

• That the wearing of camouflage or military apparel is illegal, and clothing will be confiscated and persons will be charged accordingly.  

Dress Code:  

• There is a strict dress code for main restaurant, guests are requested not to wear jeans, shorts, t-shirts, trainers or sneakers, while dining.  

Non-Smoking Policy:  

• Smoking is not allowed in any guestroom and should be restricted to the allocated area only.  

• Should the client choose to smoke in the guestroom, a cleaning charge will be applied to their bill.  

Tamarind Teen Lounge & Contemporary Club:  

• Open daily from 10:00am-9:00pm for teens ages 12 to 18 and offers great entertainment including video games with large flat screen televisions, air hockey, pool table, computer stations and more.  

Summary of Activities  

• Video games  

• Air Hockey games  

• Computer stations  

• Pool table  

• Drum lessons  

• Tug of War  

• Post card painting & crafts  

• Limbo dancing/hopscotch/dance lessons  

• Beach cricket/football  

• Sand castles on the beach  

• Karaoke  

• Bingo  

• Weekly Movie nights (7:00pm)  

Activities are subject to availability, occupancy, weather, etc and will vary. The listing above is an example of activities and are subject to change.  

General Information:  

• In order to better service the guests, the hotel now requires the arrival's flight details (including flight number and time of arrival) for ALL room reservations at time of booking.  

• Hotel does not provide transfers.  

Key Selling Features  

• Complimentary snorkeling, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and complimentary motorized water sports including water skiing, banana boating and more at the West Coast properties.  

• Beach and pool Ambassador service providing scented cold towels, refreshments throughout the day, homemade sorbets and more  

• Hotel is beachfront with up to 1,500 feet of white sand beaches, only steps away from any location in the resorts.  

• Flying Fish Kids Club for children ages 3-12 & family lounge with gaming consoles, pool table, computers, air hockey table  

• Preferred tee times at Apes Hill Golf Club  

• Daily Complimentary buffet breakfast and theme dining  

• Tamarind spa and adults-only pool  

• Complimentary water taxi service to visit other West Coast Elegant Hotels  

• Personalised, boutique-style service and attention to detail  

• Free WiFi in rooms and throughout properties  

• Complimentary fitness centre and classes  

• Taste of Elegance Dine Around Program  

Flying Fish Kids Club:  

• Open daily from 10:00am-5:00pm for children ages 4-12 years old, operated by a fully trained professional staff. Offering a wide range of fun-filled activities from beach games to arts and crafts.  

Summary of Activities  

• Story telling  

• Face painting & tee-shirt painting  

• Art attack  

• Treasure hunts  

• Drum lessons  

• Tug of War  

• Post card painting & crafts  

• Limbo dancing/hopscotch/dance lessons  

• Beach cricket/football  

• Sand castles on the beach  

• Karaoke  

• Bingo  

• Weekly Movie nights (7:00pm)  

Activities are subject to availability, occupancy, weather, etc and will vary. The listing above is an example of activities and are subject to change.