We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2 Paynes Bay hotels

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 429, Paynes Bay, Barbados
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel packages
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save 35% on Summer Travel
Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
You added Tamarind by Elegant Hotels to your Saves list
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Paynes Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
penlorn london
Write a Review

660 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (236)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

Just returned from 9 days at the Tamarind. Stayed in a beach facing Junior suite which was literally seconds away from the sand. Hotel is beautiful, lush vegetation and laid back atmosphere. Staff willing to help in any way but unobtrusive. This hotel is very well managed and the staff obviously enjoy working there. The breakfasts are outstanding and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel, because it is supposed to be beautiful and luxurious, and a wonderful stay. Unfortunately, I never got to find out, as my passport didn't arrive in time for me to travel. So, why the bad review you ask? Because the hotel refused to refund a single cent of my money. I spent over $1,000 per night... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've recently returned from a 9 day stay at the Tamarind with our two kids (aged 9 and 11). We were keen to relax after a hectic year and the Tamarind team delivered in spades. The hotel is almost inconspicuous despite having over 100 rooms and is beautifully laid out, gently encircling the property and protecting the pools and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stepped out of our room onto the beach, it was just perfect. Excellent location, staff really friendly, amazing spread for breakfast. 3pools, one just for adults which we had to ourselves most of the time. Restaurant was fine, but Daphne's next door was excellent and worth the money. I think you need to choose your room carefully, there areas... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally agree with past few reviews. The hotel certainly would benefit from an overhaul. It's looking very tired and dated in places. On a positive note, the staff are just fabulous, so helpful and attentive - especially Arleene in the restaurant. Downside, waiting time for lunch is unacceptable. It was quite possible to wait for over an hour for the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived back in the UK early this morning following an 8 night stay, our first in Barbados, and will most definitely be returning next year. Our ocean front 1 bedroom suite (room 227) overlooked the water sport beach area with the lounge overlooking the beach at the front and the bedroom overlooking the adult pool to the rear. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance is unimpressive (just off the main road), and the reception staff were not particularly attentive on arrival. Walking through the hotel you discover it is perfectly located on a beautiful beach, and is well kept, in terms of the gardens etc. Our room was a major disappointment. The room was immediately above the kids club. The door opened... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
London, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
45 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We last visited Tamarind in 2012 and were reminded of how much we enjoyed our last stay after only a few hours at the resort---- especially after discovering a welcome note, a chilled bottle of white wine and an appetizer tray for us as returning guests. A lovely touch! We stayed in a one bedroom ocean front (Rm. 327) and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chalfont St Giles, UK
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
38 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please note all rooms are not the same. We had a Junior suite on the ground floor, an old dark room, v tired bathroom, with a view of a small patch of grass, some outdoor sofas (covered in bird poo) and the sea in the distance. Strangely, the bed was too short for anyone over 5ft 10. Both of us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived we were concerned about the noise from the road but we didn't notice it much and on the beach it cannot be heard at all. The hotel is ideally placed for several restaurants and a short distance to Holetown. Very friendly and helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely staying here again!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Tamarind by Elegant Hotels? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Address: PO Box 429, Paynes Bay, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish > Paynes Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamarind by Elegant Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 104
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Caribbean Online Mgt Corp., Regatta Hotels and Tingo so you can book your Tamarind by Elegant Hotels reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tamarind By Elegant Hotel Paynes Bay
Tamarind Cove Saint James
Tamarind Cove Barbados
Hotel Tamarind Cove
Tamarind By Elegant Hotels Barbados/Saint James Parish

679 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (414)
Hotel & grounds (84)
Room/suite (52)
Dining (20)
View from room (36)
Pool/beach area (123)
Bathroom (5)
Other (94)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

All expert photos (255)
Amenities (65)
Beach (18)
North Pool (15)
One Bedroom Oceanfront Suite (63)
Restaurants and Bars (29)
South Pool (18)
Spa Pool (14)
The Hotel (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (10)
Room/suite (3)
Hotel & grounds (4)
Pool/beach area (1)
View from room (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay