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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, Barbados

Tropic Breeze Rating:4.5

Colony Club is a colonial style hotel in Barbados, a former gentlemen’s club which is set in 7 acres of tropical gardens with soaring palm and mahogany trees as well as a cascade of four, lagoon shaped freshwater swimming pools. The hotel is a member of the Elegant Hotels group and is located next to a white, sandy beach on the island’s platinum west coast, twenty miles north of Bridgetown and a fifteen minute walk from Holetown.

While being an elegant and stylish hotel, Colony Club by Elegant Hotels has a relaxed atmosphere and welcomes families throughout the year except in February when only children over 13 years old are allowed.

Each of the 96 rooms and suites has its own private terrace or balcony, some with direct access to the lagoon pool and others located just steps away from the sea. The luxurious rooms are decorated in an elegant manor with modern amenities such as a Nespresso machine.

The range of dining options include Laguna, where guests can dine outdoors on dishes that feature herbs from the hotel’s own organic garden, and the Sunset Bar & Deck, where weekly theme nights feature live entertainment. Guests can sip a refreshing beverage at the swim up pool bar, choose a healthy drink at the daytime juice bar or enjoy a sunset cocktail at the beachfront bar.
As Colony Club is a member of the Elegant Hotels group, guests are invited to use the boat transfer to dine at the other hotels and make use of their facilities - find out more about the other Elegant Hotels.

Sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and banana boat rides are among the complimentary activities available at Colony Club, as well as tennis and the use of the fitness centre.  There is a beauty salon offering a range of treatments including facials and massages.

The concierge is happy to organise cultural trips to discover more about the history of Barbados and can also arrange ‘Bait to Plate’ fishing trips for up to four guests to explore the sea life on the reef and to catch their dinner – all accompanied by one of the hotel’s chefs!

 


Our Opinion

Having stayed at Colony Club three times now, it has become a bit of a home from home for me. Clearly they are doing something right for me to want to keep returning! The resort has a colonial feel throughout, set amongst very tropical lush gardens, with a lagoon style pool that meanders down towards the beach.
I very much enjoy the garden view rooms and suites, as they offer a pleasing outlook over the vegetation and pool, and also give a good degree of privacy. The food is good here, and a must for meat lovers is the Steak night on a Wednesday, and Lobster and Jazz on a Thursday evening- Kelly on the Sax is fantastic! 

The resort is set on a lovely stretch of beach offering a good range of water sports, with the board walk located at the end of the beach should you fancy a stroll down to Hole Town, where you will find some great shops, bars and restaurants. If I could offer a little tip, it would be to take advantage of the island tour which takes places on a Wednesday morning, taking in St Nicholas Abbey, Huntes Gardens and Basheba over on the East coast. The tour is complimentary, with just the entrance fees chargeable at the Abbey and Gardens.

If you are looking for a relaxed quality stay on the West Coast, Colony Club is hard to beat!

- Julia

For more infornation about Colony Club or alternative resorts, take a look at Joni's Barbados Trip Diary


Fact File

Children: Welcome all year round, except during February, when under 12s are not accepted.  Children's activities for children aged between 3 - 12 years old are available during the Christmas, summer and Easter holidays only. Cots are available request at time of booking.
 
Distance from airport: 40 minutes by taxi
 
Facilities: Four lagoon style freshwater swimming pools, a beauty salon with spa services and use of a Jacuzzi.
 
Complimentary Elements: Exotic Caribbean cocktail on arrival; complimentary water each night; use of the fitness centre and access to two flood lit tennis courts.
 
Complimentary Watersports: Motorised watersports (except the use of jet skis), dinghy sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, plus the use of boogie boards, kayaks, snorkeling kit and stand up paddle boards are included.  Subject to weather conditions and availability, transport via a daytime water taxi service to other west coast Elegant Hotels is also included. 
 
Resort Facilities: Two restaurants and bars, a signature beach side grill, twice daily maid and turn down service, beach and pool concierge service, access to the guest library with board games and a computer, Internet WiFi (wireless) access in public areas of the hotel, a choice of hotel shops.
 
Meal Arrangements: Room only.  Half board and full board options also are available as well as the ‘Dine Around’ program with sister hotels.
 
Restaurants: Laguna Restaurant offers continental and seafood themed dinners in a covered open-air setting with a view of the hotel's tropical gardens, lagoon pools and beyond to the ocean.  Dinner reservations recommended at peak times.  Sunset Bar and Deck provide cocktails and light snacks; located on the pool/beach deck with a swim-up bar too.  New theme nights include Lobster and Jazz, Bajan Fish Grill and a seaside Beach Barbecue - plus an all day dining menu. The Planters Bar is located in an intimate cocktail lounge and is open each evening for pre-dinner drinks.
 
Activities & Entertainment: Daily island excursions and activities including Catamaran cruises, island tours, dinner shows, glass bottom boat rides, Calypso, jazz and other Caribbean-style music entertainment.
 
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not allowed in any guest room and is restricted to allocated areas.
 
Check In/out: Check in at 3pm and guests are kindly asked to check out at 12 noon. Guests arriving before the check in time will be accommodated as rooms become available.
 
Accommodation
There are 96 rooms in six room categories to chose from - all feature a private balcony or terrace, a spacious marble bathroom with bath/shower, telephone, iPod docking station and clock radio, a mini fridge (not stocked), flat screen TV with cable television, a hairdryer, in-room safe, an iron and board, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities.
 
Pool / Garden View Room: Suitable for 2 adults and 1 child. Featuring one king-size bed or two twin beds and having views over the lush, tropical garden.
 
Ocean View Room: Suitable for 2 adults and 1 child. Features as above, but with an ocean view.
 
Luxury Poolside Room: Suitable for 2 adults and 1 child.  Features as above, but with direct access from rooms into the lagoon pool via private steps from the terrace.
 
Junior Suite - Luxury Pool / Garden:  Suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  Features include a king-size bed or two twin beds, sitting area and spacious marble bathroom with sunken tub.
 
Luxury Ocean View Room: Suitable for 2 adults.  Just steps away from the shore, this larger room has facilities as above and an ocean view.
 
One Bedroom Suite - Ocean View: Suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  Features include a king-size, mahogany four poster bed and separate living area complete with pull out sofa. The marble bathrooms feature Elemis spa amenities. There are spacious balconies with privacy curtains and day beds.

 

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