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4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Prospect Bay, BB23000, Barbados
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Ranked #20 of 27 hotels in Saint James Parish
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to spend our 25th wedding anniversary in the Caribbean and we chose this hotel based on Virgin's own recommendations.This is a hotel that grows on you, because the facade/entrance to the hotel looks a little tired, but this was soon dispelled by the extremely high standard of service in the hotel. The first room we... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at the Waves Resort on Aug 22, 2014 and stayed for 7 days. 1. The resort scored best with: a quick and professional reception, our room was ready when we arrived, the room was clean, the A/C worked well. We also found the staff friendly and the view from our beachfront room was great! 2. The resort was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned from our honeymoon at Waves where we spent a week. A week we thoroughly enjoyed and I can not think of any real complaints. I am glad I read previous reviews as I was prewarned about the drab look of the outside of the hotel, yes it is a bit boring but it could probably we... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This will be about the hotel, not the area. On arrival we had a nice welcome with rum punch. Taken straight to our room. Room was clean, a good size with working air con. The bathroom was nice but the shower, although good with an additional power shower, lacked a shower curtain which would have avoided soaking the bathroom floor.... More

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Totton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Waves knowing it didn't have the wow factor, but what it lacked from its appearance was soon made up by the staff, especially Jackie on reception, Coraline and Lorna in Seascape dining room, Kenny the barman and Ray on the beach. The food was fabulous, even though one of the restaurants was closed, the menu was transferred... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was amazed that the hotel and amenities advertised in the Virgin Holidays brochure was nothing like what we were provided on the holiday. We had upgraded to a delux room but were amazed at how a bit of PVC plastic stuck on the side of the basin highlighted some of the basic issues including a wardrobe with no doors... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I arrived at Waves 20th July for 14 Nights holiday. The outside of the Hotel and location on arrival was quite disappointing - the entrance to the Hotel was dark and a set of stairs descended into the Reception area - not what we were expecting for a Four Star - Virgin are normally very good on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy eating fish, then this is the hotel for you as there is little else! We were shocked that Virgin have this hideous hotel in there 2014 brochure-spent 11 nights.there Ahhhhh. The staff made the hotel bearable, take them out of the equation and your left with a rather run down smelly dump . So pleased to get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed in Waves for 4 nights after just having 10 nights at another hotel called Turtle beach - Waves although a cheap hotel blew Turtle beach away in terms of staff and food, The East Restaurant was superb it really was first class, But in General the food at breakfast lunch and dinner was great. I can not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a lovely relaxing stay at the Waves Resort, Barbados Firstly our room was excellent, lovely and clean, and a comfy bed, nicely decorated and plenty of room. We had a fabulous view over the ocean, a wow every morning. Customer Service was excellent right from check in to check out, and the wait / bar staff were... More

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Address: Prospect Bay, BB23000, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waves 4*
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Also Known As:
Waves Hotel Saint James
Escape At Prospect Bay Hotel
Escape Hotel Spa Barbados
Waves Barbados/Saint James Parish

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A cosy, full service all-inclusive beach-front resort where no effort is spared to deliver whatever our guests want. Exquisite spa, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, complimentary daily leisure activities, entertainment schedule and complimentary afternoon tea service. Adult-only section,sunset cocktail bar. Helpful, friendly staff. An unforgettable experience awaits. ... more   less 
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