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“A Superb Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Treasure Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paynes Bay, Barbados   |  
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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A Superb Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I have just spent 8 very enjoyable nights at this fine hotel to celebrate our anniversary. All rooms have a good sized lounge/kitchen area with fridge, a bedroom with a huge bed and TV and a super bathroom with 2 sinks and a 2 person shower. Towels and bedsheets are changed daily and are of a fine quality.
We stayed on a bed & breakfast basis, and breakfast was made better each morning by the right, cheerful & welcoming attention from the waiting staff. This was the case with all the staff whether in reception or on the beach - nothing was too much trouble.
I was particularly impressed by the fact that the Manager, Jason made a point of coming to introduce himself soon after our arrival, and several times during breakfast or on the beach to ensure all was OK. He also very kindly supplied a bottle of chilled Prosecco for us to celebrate our anniversary.
We spent a lot of time away from the hotel with friends, so didn't have any further meals apart from a lunchtime sandwich on our first day. I found the menu for Kathy's restaurant interesting, but perhaps a little pricey.
For anybody looking for a peaceful, calm, pleasant and comfortable base in a desirable part of Barbados, on a glorious stretch of beach, then this is the place for you. We loved it and would return without hesitation.

Room Tip: Our room was a designated Virgin Room, but we were very happy with it.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

My fiancée and I stayed here for 8 nights during the first week of November 2012. This was out fourth visit to Barbados but the first to this resort. We were upgraded to room 23 which was a great room with sea and pool views. We loved the lounge area with its own access to the pool . The bedroom was a very good size along with the bathroom. The manager (Jason) was extremely helpful and was always available and was always keen to chat and ensure everything was as it should be. Breakfast was included which was great and the afternoon tea was a nice touch. I would recommend this resort and we will certainly return as we prefer these smaller more personal resorts. The staff were great and always helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Spent 4 nights here in mid nov. stunning views, lovely beach, great hotel and staff, altogether made this a great short break for us. Would recommend this hotel for people who like mid-sized quality hotel with good service.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were married at Treasure Beach and went back this year to celebrate our 25th WA. Our daughter (21) accompanied us. We were made so welcome, the accom. was excellent and the service and food first class. We were nervous going back to a place some years later but we had no reason for concern, it was far better!
We have to thank the Manager and his team for making this a most memorable holiday. They pulled out all stops and we cannot thank them enough.
It is our intention to return to Treasure Beach, perhaps for our 30th WA.
Tina, Melvin + Jessica Woolf

Room Tip: This is a small boutique hotel and all of the suites are carefully thought out. However, you cannot...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed in Room 12, having booked a garden view room we got a clear view of the Ocean from the 1st Floor, so that was really a great start. This hotel is a little dated and really is a good 3.5 Star hotel but charges out at higher rates for food and drinks. We paid 1124 Pounds Sterling for flight (UK) and seven nights from Virgin, this deal could not be bettered.

Our clean suite was a decent size, with comfy bed, pillows and nice sheets and a modern bathroom, two person shower unit, but slightly noisy plumbing, The room could do with some more art and pictures to brighten it up, just bland. TV was modern and worked.

Breakfast was a buffet style which basically did not change apart from the type of potatoes, the selection (especially cereals) could be broadened. We did have great custom made Omelettes (ask for local spicy style) and the best crispy bacon.

The beach and gardens are very pleasant, however there is a lack of shade in the garden and I can imagine it high season getting a little crowded. The race for towels on the beds started from around 7am, with many users not using them till 10am, POOR. Lunch did not change during the week and some dishes seemed expensive for what they were, 48 B dollars for a fried dorado fish starter, which was good, 32 for a club sandwich. Service was accurate and prompt.

Cold towels and fruit kebabs were a nice touch, as was afternoon tea and sandwiches, but we only used once, as we tended to explore in the afternoons.

We did not eat dinner at the restaurant, as we ate breakfast there everyday and the whole area really does lack a little style and elegance, but the prices are still 5 star. We did not like the fact that you had to eat either two or three courses at a fixed price, sometimes we like 4 starters for instance. The bar area is small and again just bland, the rum punches were good, but the choice of Rums very limited...

We did not use the SPA as we saw the prices for the Massages worked out at around 90 pounds sterling, which frankly internationally speaking are absurb. Outside facilities were much less.

It's easy to list complaints, however we did enjoy the experience at the price we paid, we would be disappointed to pay anywhere near the prices on their website, especially in the high season

Room Tip: Make sure you get 1st or 2nd floor rooms, test the plumbing (toilets) before accepting the room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

TRIPADVISOR WRITE-UP
After a one year hiatus, we arrived late to Treasure Beach Hotel, 28 June, for our honeymoon! Treasure Beach did not disappoint! Though our flight was delayed several times out of Miami, Tariq was waiting at the airport for a quick ride across the island. As requested prior to arrival, there were cold Banks beers and delicious sandwiches waiting in our refrigerator! We woke after a restful night to an abundant breakfast. After a relaxing day on the beach, we feasted on fresh seafood with the locals at Oisten’s. After just two nights, we regrettably left this hotel for a week at Petit St. Vincent Resort.
This is a review of Treasure Beach Hotel and not a review of Petit St. Vincent, so we will not include details of that resort. However, we will say that PSV is billed as an “exclusive, private island”. Bottom line – in every single category, Treasure Beach meets, or in most cases – EXCEEDS PSV!
We returned to Treasure Beach for another two nights on the backend of our honeymoon on Saturday, 7 July. We took the earliest flight back from Union Island to increase our time at Treasure Beach. Once again, we were met at the airport by our new friend, Tariq.
Back at Treasure Beach, we were looking forward to checking in, once again to a lovely garden room. Imagine our surprise when they upgraded us to the Hibiscus Suite. The Hibiscus is a large 3-room suite with a walk-in closet, private patio with a retractable awning and private pool on the beachfront. It has a stunning décor, with a large bathroom equipped with a soaker tub and separate shower, oversized towels, and boutique spa products. After the two best flying fish cutters (sandwiches) and cold Banks beers, we spent the remainder of the afternoon enjoying our luxury suite.
The only thing that could pull us away from this suite, was our next favorite thing at this resort – Kathy’s Restaurant! Our compliments to the chef! Both nights before we returned to the States, we enjoyed multi-course dinners at the resort’s dining room. The menu offered a variety of options for local seafood, beef, chicken, and vegetarian dishes. We never ordered a single dish at ANY meal that disappointed! We highly recommend the flying fish cutter with Bajan hot sauce and the grilled flying fish on the breakfast menu.
The wine list at Treasure Beach offered many international options for wine, as well as champagne. We enjoyed the last night of our honeymoon at Treasure Beach with a lovely bottle of champagne watching the sun set from the private pool in the Hibiscus Suite before dinner!
We introduced ourselves to the islands of the Caribbean through Eastern, Western, and Southern cruises. Barbados captured our hearts like no other island. Barbados has beautiful topography, historic architectures, diverse backgrounds, and industrial prosperity. Crime is low and the island is manicured, safe, and friendly. The people of Barbados are proud of their cultural heritage!
We are discerning travelers and take a major vacation every year. With some discretion, we are working through destinations documented in the book, 1000 Places to See Before You Die. This is our 4th trip to Barbados and our 3rd directly to the Treasure Beach Hotel! We have stayed in all room categories. We can safely say there is no bad room in the resort. Whether you overlook the tropical gardens, the pool, or ocean from your private suite, you’ll sleep well and relax from all worries.
Saving the best for last, we’ll mention the staff. In our opinion, the staff can make or break a resort. We like a “personal” experience where the staff learns our names, our preferences, and our drink order before we ever speak a word. The staff at Treasure Beach Hotel really delivers! Most of the staff have been there for more than 10 years! That speaks volumes. The staff is led by a world-class manager. Jason ?????? personally welcomes each and every guest. He goes to extreme lengths to ensure that all guest needs are met, delivering a personalized experience for each person. Kevin, Vernon, Johnson, Jason, Helen, and all the others deliver just the right amount of attention, making you feel special, while keeping their distance to ensure an intimate experience. The staff at Treasure Beach gets it right!
We absolutely love this hotel, for all the right reasons, and will continue to return year after year. The staff, grounds, and beach bless us every time we visit. We’re glad that we could share such a lovely place and experience in this forum. We’ve posted our pictures. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can provide any further information regarding our favorite place on earth.

Room Tip: All the rooms at Treasure Beach are exceptional especially the suites.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buckinghamshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My Partner and I travelled to Barbados for the first time this summer and we had the most incredible time!! This was due obviously to the natural beauty Barbados has to offer and also by our fortunate selection of hotel.

Upon arrival we were sincerely greeted, and offered complimentary refreshments of our choice. The Rum Punch being one to remember!! We were introduced to a number of friendly staff and we were made to feel very welcome and "at home".

Our suite was perfection, clean, cool, spacious, grand, elegant with tasteful decor and amazing views from our terrace out to sea. The location is quite literally on the beach,(the best stretch of beach I might add), with the least rocks yet also immediate access to the reef where we enjoyed snorkelling most days. All the water sports you require are there, and the locals will come to you to arrange or the hotel can organise. We went on an amazing private boat and swam with turtles, we also jet skied as and when we wanted. Everything is so relaxed and so easy. You can do as little or as much as you like.

We ate at the hotel restaurant, Kathy's most evenings as the food was simply so good, fresh, varied and authentic with genuine service to match. We were also recommended a few restaurants worth visiting by the hotel - which we also enjoyed greatly. Any requests we had were happily and promptly dealt with by the staff at treasure beach.

Overall I don't have one negative comment to make about our stay - we simply had the best time...we didn't want to leave. This was the first of many visits to come. It's rare that you go to an amazing location and are fortunate to find an equally amazing hotel with the service, food and hospitality to match. Everything here is as good as it gets. I would most definitely recommend!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Treasure Beach

Address: Paynes Bay, Barbados
Location: Caribbean > Barbados > Saint James Parish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Saint James Parish
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Saint James Parish
#6 Luxury Hotel in Saint James Parish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Treasure Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treasure Beach Hotel & Spa represents one the finest and most popular hotels in Barbados. Located on one of the most stunning sandy beaches in Barbados, this 35-room all suite charming boutique hotel. With the beautiful Caribbean Sea as your backdrop. Located on one of the most stunning sandy beaches in Barbados, this hotel is set in lush, tropical gardens. The resort's sumptuous suites form a horseshoe shape around the fresh water pool. The newly modernized hotel rooms are cool and airy and contemporary in design. The new Deluxe suites include private plunge pools that overlook the inviting Caribbean Sea. Delicious offerings are available in Kathy's Restaurant; enjoy fresh local ingredients as you dine under the stars in this award winning eatery. Our new Spa Suite is very popular with guests where you relax and be pampered. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Treasure Beach Saint James
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