Fresh and vibrant, Tamarind offers a perfect all-round Caribbean Holiday to both families and couples. For the couples and parents alike, there is an adult only pool located in a peaceful area next to the luxury spa, many sunbathing and relaxing areas, bars and good dining choices.
There is one of best kids clubs I have seen, with something to interest all ages both indoors and out, including what was planned to be a teens room, which in fact has had so many grown-ups visiting it has become an entertainment room for everyone, with many games such as pool, air-hockey, wii.
The location is perfect, beautiful West Coast beach, many water sports and if you can separate yourself from this hotel there are many great local restaurants and bars nearby. Being an Elegant hotel you can also choose to take the shuttle boat to one of the sister hotels to have a day elsewhere should you like – although most a quite happy to stay around Tamarind, as it has that kind of magnetic atmosphere.
I love the selection of room types here, as there is something to suit everyone, and all are recently renovated with a colourful modern décor throughout.
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Children: Children are welcome all year round at Tamarind. Freddie the Flying Fish Kids Club for children aged between 3 - 12 years is open from 9am - 5.30 pm and is operated by trained, professional staff providing a wide range of fun filled activities. For Teens, there is Club Tamarind offering contemporary loungers and modern game consoles using large screen TVs.
Taxi from international airport: Approximately 30 minutes
Facilities: Two freshwater pools and one adults-only pool.
Complimentary Facilities: Watersports (except jet skiing) including snorkeling, sailing, boogie boards, kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing. Complimentary use of a state of the art fitness centre. There is a daytime water taxi to other west coast Elegant Hotels (subject to weather and availability). Complimentary transport to Bridgetown is available from Monday to Saturday if booked in advance. complimentary Wifi.
Spa: Treatments include Tamarind's signature 'top-to-toe' body ritual using coconut palm and the exotic tamanu nut. Luxury multi-sensorial spa experiences: 60 minute spa sampler including mini-facial, Balinese scalp massage, a neck, back and shoulder massage and Marma point foot and ankle massage. Guests can enjoy complimentary Pilates and aqua aerobics.
Excursions: Catamaran cruises, island tours, dinner shows and glass bottom boat rides. There is golf nearby at The Royal Westmoreland Country Club.
Dining & Entertainment: Rilaks Deck – a South Beach Miami-inspired, trendy tapas lounge open for all day dining from 10.30am - 6pm then serving cocktails and light cuisine from 6pm - midnight. Rilaks also features different genres of music from R&B, Jazz, Caribbean and Soul. Sugar Cane Room is an open-air restaurant serving breakfast from 7.00 – 9.00am and later afternoon tea. 246 Bar & Restaurant offers dining in a supreme position on one of Barbados' most idyllic beachfronts. The all-day dining menu is available from 11.30am - 6.30pm with dinner being served from 6.30 - 9.30pm. The bar is open from 10am - midnight. There is live poolside music on select evenings.
Meal Arrangements: Stays at Tamarind are usually on a bed and breakfast basis. Half & full board options are available. There is also the Taste of Elegance ‘dine around’ programme offering guests the chance to visit and dine in Tamarind’s sister hotels.
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not allowed in any guestroom and should be restricted to the allocated area.
Check In /Out: Check in at 3pm and check out at 12 noon please. Guests arriving before the check in time will be accommodated as rooms become available.
104 redesigned guest rooms and suites on 3 floors, all non-smoking with a private balcony or patio, spacious bathrooms with bath/shower, air conditioning, a mini-fridge (not stocked), flat screen TV with cable television, a hair dryer, 15" laptop size in-room safe, a telephone and clock radio with iPod docking station. Complimentary Wifi.
Pool/Garden View Room: Spacious guestrooms with vibrant Caribbean décor with a pool or garden view and a private patio or balcony. Suitable for up to 2 adults with a king-size bed and 1 child with a fold-out sleeper chair.
Ocean Front: A room with modern Caribbean décor, a king-size bed and breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Suitable for up to 2 adults.
Deluxe Oceanfront: Spacious guestrooms with picture-perfect ocean views – with one king-size or 2 twin beds plus a sleeper chair. These rooms can accommodate 2 adults with 1 child.
Junior Suite – Pool/Garden Views: Oversized guestrooms - each with its own individual style featuring a sitting area (1 room with a sofa bed) and a bedroom with one king-size or 2 twin beds. Rooms can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children. These suites have views over the pool and tropical gardens.
Junior Suite - Oceanview: Oversized guestroom with views of the Caribbean Sea featuring a sitting area (1 room with a sofa bed) and a bedroom with a king-size or 2 twin beds. These suites can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
One Bedroom Suite - Pool/Garden View: One bedroom and a separate living room providing ample space and comfort with pool or garden views. Each suite features a king-size or 2 twin beds with a sofa bed in the living room and is suitable for up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.
One Bedroom Suite - Ocean Front: One bedroom suite facing the ocean with a separate living room giving ample space and comfort as before. The bedroom has a king-size or 2 twin beds with a sofa bed in the living room. The modern Caribbean décor and ocean views create a perfect setting for relaxation and is suitable for 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.