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Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 429, Paynes Bay, Barbados
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Paynes Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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London, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed our 1 week stay here. Food was good. Staff were friendly and accommodating. The reef is literally on your doorstep at the beach front and I saw my first wild turtle the first time I went snorkelling. Only has one small-ish pool on our side of the hotel which got deep quickly hence not brilliant for little children but... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

18 years after our last visit, we finally returned to Tamarind this time with our children of 16, 15 and 11. We'd forgotten that it's only a 30 min transfer from the airport and so well located. The hotel has really benefitted from its recent refurbishment, with all the pools, new decking areas, bars and restaurant areas looking very good.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had stayed at Tamarind in 2004 and loved it then but read that the hotel had been refurbished and thought it was overdue time to pay another visit. This time we spent a week at another Barbados hotel first (not good). When we arrived at Tamarind and were shown to a fantastic room (not sure if we were upgraded... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife an I have been back for 3 days now having stayed at the Tamarind for 14 nights to celebrate our anniversary. A complimentary bottle of wine was left in our room which was a very kind gesture. We booked a sea facing room 329 which overlooked the water sports hut. This was perfect for us as we had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recently stayed in room 331 with my daughter at the Tamarind and after reading reviews from other travellers decided to book up .... I must say Antonia and all the other staff from the doorman to the pool staff and everyone in-between really made us feel most welcomed and are a credit to the business. The location is great... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I stayed at Tamarind and fell in love. It is an amazing place to stay. Everyone is very friendly and cater to your every need. We would absolutely stay there again and again. The only thing that we weren't so pleased about was that men have a dress code to eat dinner on the deck. A dress... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our honeymoon at Tamarind and couldn't have asked for more. In fact we loved it so much what we have booked again already to return for our anniversary. The staff were fantastic and so friendly - very attentive and polite and there were so many little touches that we really appreciated. The beach service is excellent, fresh fruit,... More

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Dear Julesdow, Thank you so much for your lovely review and we are so glad to have been a part of your incredibly special honeymoon. We are so pleased that you enjoyed all of our great amenities, both in-house and around the area. Thank you for including so many of your experiences in your review, especially the note about the... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We married here but never got round to posting a review. This hotel was fabulous from start to finish. We married on the beach with our families and if you are planning a wedding I would definitely recommend - looking forward to going back for an anniversary treat... 5 star at its best!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent our honeymoon (8 nights) in Tamarind and we are so pleased with our choice. Great location, perfect beach, delicious breakfasts and amazing sea view from our room. On arrival we received a complimentary bottle of wine and strawberries with a greeting card to congratulate on our marriage. Don't miss the free water sports and the happy hours. I... More

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Dear Orshe24, Many thanks for your review, and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Tamarind! We are honored to have been included in your honeymoon. Thank you for highlighting many of our fantastic amenities and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed them during your stay. It was a pleasure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to spend a vacation. The food and amenities were just about as incredibly as the staff. My girl Toni was the absolute sweetest lady I've ever met. Our house keeper Merica was amazing and our bartender Jamal always kept us laughing. Best trip I have ever been on hands down, and it wouldn't have been so... More

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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*
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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

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Tamarind rests on a 750-foot crescent of premium West Coast white sand beach and is as family-friendly as it is an exclusive adult hideaway. Tamarind features contemporary guestrooms, an intimate spa and relaxation space and two restaurants. Contemporary sun loungers, day beds and decks, transform outdoor spaces into outdoor 'living rooms' providing flexible spaces for dining, drinking, relaxing and events. Complimentary features include: motorized and non-motorized watersports, daily buffet breakfast, WiFi in rooms and throughout property, fitness center and classes and water taxi to other Elegant Hotels' west coast properties. ... more   less 
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